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The Girl Who Slept Too Little

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Season 17 Episode
357 "The Bonfire of the Manatees"
"The Girl Who Slept Too Little"
"Milhouse of Sand and Fog" 359
"The Girl Who Slept Too Little"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 358
Season number: S17 E2
Production code: GABF16
Original airdate: September 18, 2005
Couch gag: Claymation versions of the Simpsons and Gumby roll onto the couch
Showrunner(s): Al Jean
Written by: John Frink
Directed by: Raymond S. Persi

"The Girl Who Slept Too Little" is the second episode of season 17 of The Simpsons and the three-hundred and fifty-eighth episode overall. It originally aired on September 18, 2005. The episode was written by John Frink and directed by Raymond S. Persi.


"A new cemetery right outside the window of Lisa's room makes Lisa suffer from many sleepless nights."


Noise from construction cause everyone in Springfield to protest. Soon Mayor Quimby moves it to where the Springfield Cemetery used to be and the cemetery is moved to the backyard of The Simpsons' house. Lisa is the only member of the family who has her room close to it. Lisa then can't sleep at night and ends up making a habit of sleeping with her parents. The next night Lisa meets a gravedigger resembling Groundskeeper Willie known as Gravedigger Billy. After a hand comes out of a tomb Lisa goes to Marge and Homer's room and makes a promise that if they go to the Springfield Stamp Museum Lisa will sleep in her room. When they get they're they find Lenny making a fortune using his yard as a parking lot much to Homers jealousy (not remembering having campaigned against the meuseum before.).

At the museum there is a lecture for Milton Burkhart's book "The Land of the Wild Beasts and an ad based on the book for a restaurant, The Hillside Wrangler. Lisa then feels that she can sleep in her room with the cemetery but is already afraid and sleeps in Homer and Marge's room. Homer and Marge then come back from a night with Apu and Dr. Hibbert and Marge tells Lisa she is breaking her promise (via "I Spy") however Homer mistakes it for the real game. Marge and Homer then spend a night in Lisa's room to find out how scary it really is and they contact a psychologist.

The creatures in Lisa's 'nightmare'.

Marge and Homer then try to contact a psychologist at the psychiatric clinic Sit 'n' Weep on Psychiatry Row, where are many other psychiatric clinics, such as 99¢ Shrink. There they find out that it is expensive and her fears are mostly going to be solved by herself as she was not nurtured enough as a baby and had to all but raise herself since they were so busy with Bart. Lisa, however, does not want to go see a therapist and goes with Bart and Santa's Little Helper to overcome her fears at the cemetery but Bart leaves and SLH runs away. Lisa then changes her mind but the gate is locked and Lisa is left alone. Luckily Chief Wiggum and Eddie and Lou are here but Chief Wiggum becomes alone and afraid. He takes off his clothes, and finds a Walkman under his arm. He plays it and dances off into the mist.

Later it is revealed that he got scared and climbed and hid in a nearby tree. Lisa in the meantime sees Dr. Nick who is pretending to be Dr. Octopus using arms he aqquired while grave robbing, and tells Lisa she has a check-up on Tuesday and Lisa replies with "we go to a better doctor". Afterwards, Lisa is confronted by an owl and runs, soon tripping over and injuring her head on a tombstone. She then faints. Marge and Homer get home to find that Lisa has gone to the cemetery. They panic and are angry at Bart who was only watching cartoons and could not care less. Lisa then finds herself in a dream where she is swallowed by a skeleton pretending to be an elderly woman. She then finds herself stuck on a spider's web and confronted by a giant spider with Bart's head. The spider then tells her to meet her new "boyfriend".

A slug resembling Milhouse slithers forward and attempts to impress her with his slime buildings. Lisa screams and appears in a different location. She is in the "Land of the Wildbeasts". The beasts come across as funny to her and teach her that it is ok to be scared, regardless of how 'smart' you are. Marge and Homer then find Lisa and wake her up and they go home, happily ever after. Chief Wiggum is still clinging to the tree in the nude. Lou can not get him out of the tree and resorts to using a pizza bagel to get him down. In a flash, Wiggum is fully clothed and ready to go.



"The Girl Who Slept Too Little" was nominated for a 2006 Writers Guild of America award in Animation, but it lost to "Mommie Beerest".[1]


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Season 17 Episodes
The Bonfire of the Manatees The Girl Who Slept Too Little Milhouse of Sand and Fog Treehouse of Horror XVI Marge's Son Poisoning See Homer Run The Last of the Red Hat Mamas The Italian Bob Simpsons Christmas Stories Homer's Paternity Coot We're on the Road to D'ohwhere My Fair Laddy The Seemingly Never-Ending Story Bart Has Two Mommies Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife Million-Dollar Abie Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore The Wettest Stories Ever Told Girls Just Want to Have Sums Regarding Margie The Monkey Suit Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play