Marge tells the children about the sacrifices their father is making, but says that Lisa must decide for herself whether to part with Princess. The Esquilax [16] The Star-Ledger named this episode's reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey one of their favorite references to Stanley Kubrick on The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 7, 1991. Chief Wiggum: Ooh, and here, out of the mists of history, the legendary esquilax, a horse with the head of a rabbit and the body of a rabbit. To pay for Princess' stabling, Homer moonlights at the Kwik-E-Mart, which exhausts him over time. Would make a perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor space. The "horse's head" scene in epic film "The Godfather" is one of Hollywood's most memorable, but was the item merely a prop or the real thing? [21] In a list of the show's top 10 episodes, compiled by the webmaster of the fan site The Simpsons Archive and published by USA Today, this episode was listed in seventh place. Search Menu Main Menu. True Story. John Boylan, who produced the album The Simpsons Sing the Blues, personally appealed to Berry to clear the song for them. He ate the head and gave it a bad review! Life of the Past, G.G. Simpson… In fact, horse history was quite eventful, with four major migrations, and some mass extinctions. Since airing, the episode has received positive reviews from television critics. THE Simpsons have made scarily accurate predictions on everything from politics to technology since the show started 31 years ago. "[1] While writing down ideas for the story, they decided to explore the consequences of having a pony in a suburban house. Following Grau's death in 1995, the characters she voiced were retired out of respect, with the exception of Lunchlady Doris, who stayed on the show without speaking roles.[2]. [1][5][6] The Simpsons director David Silverman had difficulties with making the ape resemble Homer and struggled with the design for several hours. [2] The scene in which Lisa wakes up in her bed and discovers the pony lying next to her is a reference to a scene in the 1972 film The Godfather, in which Jack Woltz awakens to discover the severed head of his favorite horse placed in his bed. Hand carved horse head in bleached blonde mahogany. After watching Bart take advantage of a sleep-deprived Homer at the Kwik-E-Mart, Lisa shares a heartbreaking goodbye with her pony. Jess Simpson is back at the University of Miami, DeMarcus Van Dyke never left and head coach Manny Diaz is calling the defense again on game days. Marcus Botha - Head of Corporate Tax at BDO. After the episode came back from the animation studio in Korea, the staff noticed the light was colored blue, making Lisa look like "a Smurf". [19], DVD Movie Guide's Colin Jacobson, however, gave the episode a less positive review, commenting that episodes "in which Homer has to redeem himself to others aren't a rarity, and 'Lisa's Pony' falls in the middle of that genre's pack. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Cast member Tress MacNeille provided the voice for the character. Though The Simpsons is counted among the greats of its genre - from the biting South Park to the pop culturally rich Family Guy - it remains that rare jewel which stands head and shoulders above. Niel Harvey of The Roanoke Times called the episode a "classic bit of Simpsonia,"[11] and The Baltimore Sun's Kevin Valkenburg named it one of the "truly classic" The Simpsons episodes. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 7, 1991. 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