Smart And Smarter
Season
15
Production Code
FABF09
Episode Number
0
Airdate
21 February 2004
Writer
Carolyn Omine
Director
Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer
Al Jean
Editor
Gary M. Gadsdon
Plot The family, after visiting a pancake house, visits Mrs. Wickerbottom's Pre-Nursery School, where Apu and Manjula are sending two of their octuplets. Homer and Marge have a talk with Dr. Hibbert about getting in, and decide to have Maggie go in. However, Maggie fails the initial screening because she cannot talk, until Lisa discovers some traits of intelligence. Homer and Marge make another screening. The results show that not only is Maggie brilliant, but her IQ of 167 is higher than Lisa's IQ of 159. Lisa is no longer considered "the smart one" of the Simpson family. Her attempts to find a new identity, including a goth named Ravencrow Neversmiles, a cheerleader, a rapper, a soccer player, a cowgirl, and even a stand-up comedian, do not work out well.

At home, Lisa teaches Maggie false information. Homer (with the Phonic Frog) and Marge denounce her for trying to sabotage her sister's education. She leaves the house and hides in the Natural History Museum, where there is no chance of Homer and Marge finding her, until Chief Wiggum, Lou and Eddie find her in there. The family goes in the human body, but Maggie "accidentally" presses the swallow button, swallowing both her parents (Homer and Marge) and her remaining sibling (Bart). Maggie presses many buttons until she finally presses the evacuate button. Ironically, after Maggie saves Homer, Marge, and Bart, she no longer has a secret to her intelligence — it turns out Lisa was subconsciously showing her answers. Maggie, however, plays Lisa's saxophone in the end, showing another sign of intelligence; a worried Lisa reclaims her saxophone and tells her that it's not for babies.
Post New Memorable Quotage
  • There's no content for this section submitted yet, click the icon to submit your own!
Post New Allusions
  • There's no content for this section submitted yet, click the icon to submit your own!
Post New Trivia
  • There's no content for this section submitted yet, click the icon to submit your own!
Post New Cultural References
  • There's no content for this section submitted yet, click the icon to submit your own!
Post New Reviews
  • No Reviews have been submitted yet. Click the Post New icon to post your own thoughts on this episode!
Disclaimer: The Simpsons is a copyrighted trademark of 20th Century FOX. Any and all content on this site is not authorised by FOX. This site is owned and maintained by Gary M. Gadsdon