Lisa Simpson's Toot Suite
| Lisa Simpson's Toot Suite
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Lisa is sad because her saxophone is broken. She has bent the mouthpiece, and needs a new one. She asks Marge and Homer if they can buy a new one, but they cannot afford it. The next day, Lisa is at King Toot's Music Store, where she asks if she can put on a layaway saxophone mouthpiece. Mr. Largo tells her she can't. Jer is not happy with what Mr. Largo did, so he dismisses him. Lisa tells Jer that she's happy to help if he needs someone new, and he says he would appreciate her help. Lisa goes to work, and on the first day, Marge discovers the album Blue-Haired Beauty in the store. She buys it from Lisa for the song on the album. It was on a mixtape Homer made for her when they first dated. She had never seen the actual album before.
The first real customer Lisa meets is Moe. He asks her to bring down a tuba and a kettle drum. Lisa asks him if he's really going to play them, but he says he just likes to see people lifting heavy objects. Then he asks her if she can take down the big xylophone. Lisa's next customer is Comic Book Guy. He wants a Vulcan lute, but Lisa says the store doesn't have it. So Comic Book Guy asks for a chidinkalu horn, but Lisa says the store doesn't have that either. Lisa shows Comic Book Guy an ocarina, and he buys it.
Marge and Homer eat a romantic dinner at home. Marge starts playing the album she bought. Just when they start kissing, Ned Flanders starts singing on the LP. Homer then realizes that it is Ned who sang the song. They visit him and Ned Flanders says his father wrote that song, and he was too cheap to hire a real singer, so Ned honored him like it says in the "good book" and sang it. Ned became so embarrassed that he bought all the copies of the album, or at least he thought he did. The next day, Lisa is visited by Professor Frink, and together they look for the perfect triangle for hours. Later, Janey comes to the store to replace the French horn she bought yesterday, because it makes her look fat. Lisa tries to explain that music is the language of the soul, but when she does not listen, she gives her a piccolo. The next day when Homer comes home from work he thinks Marge kisses him, but he realizes he is kissing Ned and runs away. In the music store, Smithers buys a piano without any vowel notes and Otto wants to return a damaged electric guitar.
Homer tells the dentist what he has experienced, but he cannot give any hints. Lisa feels prepared when she comes home and plans to invigorate herself by playing her saxophone, but cannot do it because it reminds her of work. Homer goes home to Ned and asks him to dress up as Marge for a few weeks because he thinks he might manage to kiss Marge, but Ned will not do it. At the dinner table Lisa says that she does not see any point in music anymore. Marge says that the same thing happened when she was a kid, although she sang instead of playing an instrument, but her mother thought she sounded like a crow with laryngitis. Homer asks Marge to sing, and she starts to sing but does not sound very good. Lisa begins to play her saxophone, and she starts to sing a fantastic illustration of Homer. Homer kisses her and he realizes that he can kiss her again. Bart says that maybe he should try a bit of music, so Lisa lends him her saxophone but when he plays he scares cat who jumps up in Homer's face. Bart begins to laugh, saying that music is fun.