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Episode Review- Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words

November 18, 2008

This was a pretty nice episode. Lisa reminded me of someone I know. The jokes in this episode were great too. “Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words” scored a total of 8.52 million viewers. The new Family Guy episode, “Tales of a Third Grade Nothing,” scored just about the same.


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Bart and Lisa start a lemonade stand, but it is quickly closed due to them not having a vending permit. They get in line at the licensing bureau, only to find that the long line is standing still due to the clerk doing a crossword puzzle. Impatient, Lisa completes the puzzle herself, only to find herself addicted to the puzzles. Eventually, she becomes so obsessed with them that Superintendent Chalmers hands her a pamphlet for the Crossword City Tournament.

Happening concurrently, Homer takes up a second job, in which he helps break up romantic relationships. After making a good deal of money doing so, he dreams that he is pestered by the “ghosts” of the jilted lovers (along with the “spirits” of the children those relationships would have produced, as well as the antique furniture they would have bought) and thus quits the trade.

At the crossword tournament, Homer bets his money from his breakup business on Lisa and vastly increases his money. However, upon hearing Lisa saying that she’s wary of the final round, he bets on the other finalist, Gil Gunderson, instead. Gil plays Lisa for her sympathy and cons her into losing the round, which in turn lets Homer win his final bet. Upon realizing that Homer has come into some money by betting on the tournament, (she sees that he has gotten new shoelaces, hair highlights, and a new radio antenna), she refuses to acknowledge herself as Homer’s daughter, even going so far as to call herself “Lisa Bouvier” (Marge’s maiden name). Feeling guilty, Homer arranges for the crossword’s clues and solution to contain hidden messages stating that he is sorry and he cares for her, which results in the two of them making up.


The next episode, “Mypods and Broomsticks” airs sunday, November 30th at 8:00 on Fox.

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  1. April 25, 2009 6:36 pm

    another nice post. thank you.

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