Lisa the Vegetarian


Episode Info

During a visit to a petting zoo, Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) makes friends with a baby lamb, and suffers a crisis of conscience that evening when her mother, Marge (voice of Julie Kavner), serves lamb chops for dinner. Lisa decides she can no longer morally accept eating animals, and becomes a vegetarian, which doesn't go over especially well with her father, noted pork enthusiast Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta). When Homer decides to throw a big barbecue to spite his neighbor Ned Flanders (voice of Harry Shearer), Lisa tries to convince him to make it a vegetarian cookout, but Homer isn't about to give up meat for his shindig. When Lisa liberates the roast pig that was to be the main course at the barbecue, Lisa and Homer have a major falling out, but she soon discovers another passionate vegetarian in Springfield -- convenience store magnate Apu (voice of Hank Azaria) -- who introduces Lisa to his longtime friends Paul and Linda McCartney (who provide their own voices) while passing along a lesson about tolerance. "Lisa the Vegetarian" also featured a guest appearance by Phil Hartman as Troy McClure, who narrates the educational film ''Meat and You: Partners in Freedom." Paul McCartney's appearance made him the last of the surviving Beatles to pop up on the show, appropriately in an episode which championed one of his favorite causes, vegetarianism. It first aired on October 15, 1995.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Jimmy/Ham/Ralph Wiggum
Tress MacNeille
as Mother Goose/ Lamb
Phil Hartman
as Troy McClure
Doris Grau
as Lunchlady Doris
Maggie Roswell
as Miss Hoover
Russi Taylor
as Sherri/Terri
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