Lisa's Substitute
Studio: Gracie Films Release Date : April 25, 1991 Series: Simpsons
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Klasky Csupo / AKOM


When Miss Hoover is sick with lime disease, a substitute is needed to take her place. Mr. Bergstrom is just that substitute and he develops a strong connection with Lisa. The more she connects with him, the more she questions Homer's role as her male role model. Things get even worse when Mr. Bergstrom finally has to leave to teach at another town. It's up to Homer to heal the wounds of her heartbroken daughter and combat his impact as a father.


Homer Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson
(Voice: Yeardley Smith)
Maggie Simpson
Milhouse van Houten
Martin Prince
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
Miss Hoover
(Voice: Maggie Roswell)
Mrs. Edna Krabappel
(Voice: Marcia Wallace)
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
(Voice: Russi Taylor)
Principal Seymour Skinner
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
Ralph Wiggum
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Nelson Muntz
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)


Jim Reardon


Fox (Original broadcast network)


Twentieth Century Fox Television


  • One of the tenants at Mr. Bergstrom's apartment is Jon Vitti, the credited writer on this episode.
  • According to the DVD commentary, James L. Brooks was mostly responsible for the story of this episode and played a big role in the script. Due to the subject matter of the episode, none of the original writing staff wanted anything to do with this episode and Jon Vitti ended up being the writer chosen.


The Simpsons (Season 2, Episode 19)


United States

The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 22:58
Production No.: 7F19
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Stereo
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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