S14 E12
Status
Continuing
Next episode
a year ago
Airs
Sundays 8:00 PM on Disney+

Season 14  "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can"  14x12

Aired 19 years ago - Feb 16, 2003

The kids are getting ready to go back to school. On the first day, Principal Skinner holds an all school Spelling Bee, which Lisa easily wins, allowing her to go to the state spelling finals. If she wins there, she can then go Spellympics. Meanwhile, Homer has been trying Krustyburger's new "Ribwich" and enjoying it immensely. At the state Spelling Bee Lisa wins, but is disappointed with Homer who tells her that "very serious Daddy business" is going to keep him away from her celebration. Homer's daddy business consists of getting more Ribwiches. He is disappointed when the Ribwich is no longer available. Another Ribwich fan (and member of Ribwich Nation) informs Homer that the sandwich is going to be tested in other markets and he shows him the tour schedule. For a moment, Homer considers joining them on their bus tour. For her spelling efforts, Lisa is rewarded with a double-wide locker and she prepares for the Spellympics. At the Spellympics, Lisa makes it to the finals. Homer regrets that he won't be able to attend the finals, as he will be in San Francisco for the last day of the Ribwich. George Plimpton talks to Lisa about getting her to throw the spelling bee so that a more popular competitor can help keep spelling a viable sport. For throwing the bee, Lisa is offered a full scholarship to one of the seven sister's college of her choice. Lisa wrestles with her conscience. In San Francisco, Krusty stops by and tells the crowd they will no longer be making the Ribwich and he tosses them the last one. Homer catches it, and offers are made to him for the last one. He realizes that he's forsaken his daughter's big day for a sandwich and he trades it for a car, which he drives off to Lisa's big event. At the Spellympics, Homer arrives just in time for Lisa to do her final word. With her dad present, she blows the lid off of the rigged contest, but then misspells her word in the process. She loses the contest, but back home in Springfield she is celebrated as "the biggest winner this town has ever had." They even have her likeness carved into the side of a mountain.

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As this is a non-leap year, we're a day behind.
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Ugh, I guess I won't be popular this year either.
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Milhouse, your word is "choke."
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Now you concentrate on representing our school at the state spelling finals.
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Principal Skinner said if I win the state finals...
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Try the new Ribwich. It's so good you'll croak.
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- "Ameliorate." - Could you use it in a sentence?
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Only very serious daddy business can tear me from your side.
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Lisa, to honor Springfield Elementary's shining star...
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In business news, 3M and M&M have merged...
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Well, what about in the sentence "Jim Nabors is way cool"?
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S-C-A-B-I-E-S.
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Sock it to me. Sock it to me. Sock it to me.
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I ain't got time for this. I got a bar to run.
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He replaced my tennis racket with a rubber phallus.
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He's adorable.
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Now please enjoy our unlicensed knockoff of the Olympic anthem.
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I'm sorry, honey. I can't be here tomorrow.
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I'm getting the shakes and I'm getting the fries.
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Lisa, competitive spelling has fallen on hard times.
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Someone like me back when I was a white-haired little boy.
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Women in the audience toss their thick glasses at him.
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We are the Seven Sisters, and you could attend any one of us.
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Mm.
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- What is it, sweetie? - Mom, I'm having a crisis of conscience.
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Well, I suppose I could just skip college and marry Milhouse.
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Will you get out of my...? Look, uh, about the Ribwich.
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Hmm?
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Ah! Lisa. Is this what I've come to?
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Uh... Ooh.
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Intransigence. I...
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I-N-T-R-A-N-S-I-G-A-N-C-E.
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