3 Replies to “Lisa’s Substitute”

  1. Probably one of the most emotionally satisfying episodes, between Mr Bergstrom and Homer going 3 for 3 in the end. Fairly light on jokes, as you say, but one that always makes me laugh is Bart doing the rewind on his tape because of that old thing about getting the audience to imagine, rather than showing the gag directly.

    Nothing to do with the episode but that picture at the end of the article got a good laugh out of me. Cheers.

    1. Indirect jokes are among my favourites. I’ve always wanted to run some fMRI scans on human brains as they’re exposed to things like direct and indirect horror and humour. I think the lack of semantic content for the human part to grapple with allows for a more effective triggering of some unconscious animal part.

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