| "The Great Simpsina"
| Episode Information
"The Great Simpsina" is the eighteenth episode of season 22 of The Simpsons and the four-hundred and eighty-second episode overall. It originally aired on April 10, 2011. The episode was written by Matt Warburton and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars David Copperfield as himself, Martin Landau as The Great Raymondo, Ricky Jay as himself, Jack McBrayer as Ewell Freestone, Penn Jillette as himself and Teller as himself.
- "Lisa becomes an apprentice when she meets The Great Raymondo, the most magical of magicians. He tells Lisa a secret about a magic trick, but when she develops a crush on a boy at school, Lisa accidentally leaks the secret out to a rival magician. However, the Raymondo has one last card tucked up his sleeve and when the rival magician sets to perform the trick, they try to stop him to do so. A quartet of magicians appear on the scene, who attempt to kill the Raymondo, but Lisa finds out they're no match for him."
One day, the Simpsons go peach picking. They come back home with too many peaches, so they eat only recipes with peaches. After an while, all the family except Marge gets tired of eating peaches. In an attempt to get rid of the peaches, Homer takes Marge to get a massage. Meanwhile, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie take the peaches to different locations. Bart no longer has his peaches when the bullies take over and take them for themselves. Meanwhile, Lisa is lost in a deserted area, where a raccoon chases her inside an illusionist's house. When the illusionist called "The Great Raymondo" finds her, he questions her and teaches her some magic tricks.
Lisa starts performing magic tricks at school, while still learning from The Great Raymondo. However, things take a turn for the worst when she is taught the secret to "The Great Milkcan Escape". She presents it at school but after, the son of "Cregg Demon , magic freak" tricks her into revealing the secret, which he promptly tells his dad. Cregg Demon reveals that he is going to present it at his next magic show, the "World Magic Championship", and lies Houdini's ghost told him in a dream. Raymondo, upset, tells Lisa to get out, which leads to Lisa trying to stop doing magic. Soon after, Raymondo forgives her. At the magic show, some other magicians replace the fake milkcan with a real one so that Cregg Demon cannot get out. Lisa wants to save him, but no one does. After a magic battle, Raymondo saves him by making a girder fall onto the magicians, and Cregg Demon quits magic. At the end, Raymondo and Lisa do their act. Afterwards, Raymondo dances with the ghost of his deceased wife.
The episode was watched in an estimated 4.996 million households, at the time, one of the lowest recorded viewing figures in the show's history.