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Summer of 4 Ft. 2

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Season 7 Episode
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"Summer of 4 Ft. 2"
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Summer of 4 Ft. 2
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Episode Information
Episode Number: 153
Production Code: 3F22
Original Airdate: May 19, 1996
Couch Gag: The couch is a fax machine.
Special Guest Voices: Christina Ricci as Erin
Show Runner(s): Bill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
Written By: Dan Greaney
Directed By: Mark Kirkland
DVD features

"Summer of 4 Ft. 2" is the twenty-fifth episode of Season 7. It originally aired on May 19, 1996. The episode was written by Dan Greaney and directed by Mark Kirkland. Christina Ricci guest starred as Erin.


"In the hopes of making friends on the latest family vacation trip, Lisa packs an empty suitcase, determined to leave her 'nerdy' self behind."


It's the end of another school year at Springfield Elementary School. While Bart and Milhouse discuss their plans for the summer, Lisa is taking care of the distribution of yearbooks. However, even with her academic track record and accolades in the yearbook (she edited the whole thing after Mr. Estes died), she becomes very disappointed when nobody wants to sign her yearbook. Later that day, Flanders makes a deal with Homer to watch over his beach house in Little Pwagmattasquarmsettport while he serves jury duty. The Simpson family head out to the beach house, taking Milhouse along with them.

Seeing this as a chance for a new beginning, Lisa abandons her old, nerdy image, and tries to develop a new persona. She gets a cool new look at the beach, and finds some skateboarding friends: Erin, Dean, Rick and Ben. Trying her best to fit in, she humiliates Bart by telling her new friends a lie that he is a nerd. As she continues to cramp his style, Bart becomes furiously jealous of the attention Lisa is getting, and attempts to ruin her friendships by showing them Lisa's accolades in her yearbook. Saddened at this event, Lisa runs back to the beach house, crying.

The next day, the family attends a carnival, where Bart and Lisa continue to fight over the previous night's events. Finally having had enough of her brother's torment, Lisa dejectedly walks back to the beach house. Once she arrives, she discovers her friends have decorated the family car with seashells. When Lisa asks why they would do such a thing for her, they let her know that her yearbook reputation doesn't matter. To them, she's still a great person.

As the family leaves the next day in their car, Bart returns Lisa's yearbook. He reveals to her that before they left he showed it to her new friends, who all signed little messages inside. Lisa smiles and thanks Bart for the kind gesture, as the Simpsons head home.


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