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Sorry Not Sorry

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Season 32 Episode
692 "The Road to Cincinnati"
"Sorry Not Sorry"
"A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas" 694
"Sorry Not Sorry"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 693
Season number: S32 E9
Production code: QABF01
Original airdate: December 6, 2020
Title screen: Santa Claus flies by on a Self-Flying Sled and says "Ho! Ho! Ho!"
Billboard gag: Stay 6 feet from Santa for multiple reasons
Chalkboard gag: I will not put laxatives in Santa's cookies
Couch gag: Pac-Man Christmas Couch Gag
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Nell Scovell
Directed by: Rob Oliver

"Sorry Not Sorry" is the ninth episode of season 32 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and ninety-third episode overall. It originally aired on December 6, 2020. The episode was written by Nell Scovell and directed by Rob Oliver.


"Lisa calls her teacher, Ms. Hoover, a hack and refuses to apologize. Then, she learns Ms. Hoover's private pain."


On top of the Simpson House, Homer and Lisa are stargazing, and Lisa is upset due to what happened at school with Miss Hoover. The previous week, after a greasy breakfast argument, Lisa explains how she built a mobile for her "Who Inspires You?" project, a recreation of Earth, surrounded by satellites, inspired by Gladys West, the mathematician whose work helped creating the GPS.

After Homer flashbacks to how it ruined his chances to avoid Patty and Selma's birthday party three weeks earlier, Lisa dreams of getting into Yale using the project. At school, kids start presenting their projects and Lisa presents it with a rap, a report and a statue made of macaroni. Miss Hoover, however, gives her, and the rest of the class, a B- grade, and when she protests and call her an uninspiring hack, she sends her to detention, where she is protected from the bullies by Bart.

At home, she doesn't eat dinner and goes under the covers on her bed, where she is joined by Marge which encourages her to apologize. The next day, Miss Hoover grabs Lisa by a leg and asks her if she's ready to apologize, otherwise Yale won't accept her, and she doesn't again, and gets sent to detention.

The next day, after being advised by Bart to say "I'm soggy" instead of "I'm sorry", saying that teachers would hear what they want to hear, she apologizes with "I'm soggy", but Miss Hoover hears it right and sends her to double detention. She then follows Marge's suggestion to go to the Springfield Education Annex to learn how to apologize.

The consultant there suggests to walk a mile on the life of the person you'd need to apologize to, so Lisa starts following Miss Hoover, discovering how hard it is for her with the problem on her back that prevents her from making a normal lesson in class. To ease her pain, she buys her a reclining chair for her with her Yale funds, but Miss Hoover doesn't accept her apologize, teaching her a lesson on late apologizes.

Back in the present, Lisa asks Homer what lesson she learned from this, and Marge says that she planted a seed that will grow. Everyone eventually come on the roof to avoid answering Grampa ringing the bell. At school, Miss Hoover finds the vibrating function of the chair and in the end accepts Lisa's apology. She then gives Lisa (and Ralph) a B+ for the project. At home, Bart continues his word plays with Homer but Homer catches on quickly.

10 years later, Lisa is at Yale, and finds out her dreams about the annoying singers were true. Back on top of the roof, Homer dreams of being the Red Baron and then cries like Charlie Brown once he wakes up finding out it was just a dream.



Promo videos[edit]

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Season 32 Episodes
Undercover Burns I, Carumbus Now Museum, Now You Don't Treehouse of Horror XXXI The 7 Beer Itch Podcast News Three Dreams Denied The Road to Cincinnati Sorry Not Sorry A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas The Dad-Feelings Limited Diary Queen Wad Goals Yokel Hero Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars? Manger Things Uncut Femmes Burger Kings Panic on the Streets of Springfield Mother and Child Reunion The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A. The Last Barfighter