S16 E18
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Season 16  "A Star Is Torn"  16x18

Aired 14 years ago - May 08, 2005

The family tries to eat a total vegetarian meal and everyone except Lisa gets sick from eating the healthy meal. As they moan from the sickness Lisa sings them to sleep. The next morning they've recovered enough to go back to their old dietary habits. On television a commercial airs for a Krusty-sponsored "Li'l Starmaker" competition and Lisa's singing voice seems a natural for the competition. Of course, Lisa and every other child in Springfield signs up. When Clarissa, one of the competitors sings the same song that Lisa was going to sing, and does it much better than Lisa believes she will be able to, Homer reassures her that he will write her a can't lose song. Lisa sings the song and makes it into the final competition. Homer takes charge of her career and writes her more songs that take her into the finals of the competition; it's Lisa versus Cameron, a boy all the girls go crazy over. When Homer oversteps his bounds with his obnoxiousness, Lisa fires him. Homer retaliates by getting himself a new client, Cameron. The final competition begins and Lisa's sings a song she wrote on her own, a song about her relationship with her father. Homer tells her that he was always in her corner and that Cameron is learning the greatest lesson he can ever learn in the music business, don't trust people in the music business.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 1
You'll all feel better if you get a little sleep.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 2
And if that mockingbird don't sing
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 3
Everyone's good for something.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 4
Do you have what it takes to be a singing sensation?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 5
We've never even heard of American Idol.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 6
That's really sweet.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 7
I hope we didn't camp out here for nothing.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 8
After all, He works for us.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 9
But seriously, cruelty to animals is no laughing matter.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 11
but then I realized I'd have to pay attention.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 12
How I wonder what you are.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 13
Hush, little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 14
That's gonna shine.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 15
And she's giving us the emotional experience of a lifetime.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 17
I may not know much, but I do know talent
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 18
And that's not just the beer talking.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 19
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 21
A guy named Apu
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 24
You and I are going to write and sing our way
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 25
Every time you hit that note, I'll shoot a glass with my BB gun.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 26
Well, Moe's getting a big screen TV in February,
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 28
Alas, my love. You do me wrong
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 29
He's cute, unthreatening, and his smile brought a puppy back to life.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 30
Daddy told me to be brave
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 31
God, I miss Lisa's cat so much.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 32
Katie, you were the first victim of the Buzz Cola trapdoor.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 33
And the next contestant to be eliminated is...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 34
Marge, Lisa and I were just discussing how to improve tonight's performance.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 35
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 36
Homie, I'm worried you're turning into some kind of super-cuckoo stage mother.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 37
You love sausage, but you hate to see it getting made.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 39
The tires I had to slash?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 41
Soon the whole world will be lining up to suck my nose.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 43
I wanna teach you a little something about jazz hands.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 45
Oh, God, they're...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 46
Okay Morty, gimme a rose-colored spot, tight to mid-chest
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 47
It makes your eyes twinkle.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 48
Let us out.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 49
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But all I want to do is spend more time with my pappy

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 2
And if that mockingbird don't sing
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 3
Everyone's good for something.
#3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 4
Do you have what it takes to be a singing sensation?
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 5
We've never even heard of American Idol.
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 6
That's really sweet.
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 7
I hope we didn't camp out here for nothing.
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 8
After all, He works for us.
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 9
But seriously, cruelty to animals is no laughing matter.
#9
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but then I realized I'd have to pay attention.
#11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 12
How I wonder what you are.
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 13
Hush, little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 14
That's gonna shine.
#14
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And she's giving us the emotional experience of a lifetime.
#15
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I may not know much, but I do know talent
#17
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And that's not just the beer talking.
#18
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A guy named Apu
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You and I are going to write and sing our way
#24
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Every time you hit that note, I'll shoot a glass with my BB gun.
#25
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Well, Moe's getting a big screen TV in February,
#26
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Alas, my love. You do me wrong
#28
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He's cute, unthreatening, and his smile brought a puppy back to life.
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 30
Daddy told me to be brave
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 31
God, I miss Lisa's cat so much.
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 32
Katie, you were the first victim of the Buzz Cola trapdoor.
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 33
And the next contestant to be eliminated is...
#33
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Marge, Lisa and I were just discussing how to improve tonight's performance.
#34
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Homie, I'm worried you're turning into some kind of super-cuckoo stage mother.
#36
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You love sausage, but you hate to see it getting made.
#37
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The tires I had to slash?
#39
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Soon the whole world will be lining up to suck my nose.
#41
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I wanna teach you a little something about jazz hands.
#43
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Oh, God, they're...
#45
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Okay Morty, gimme a rose-colored spot, tight to mid-chest
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 16 Episode 18 (S16E18) - 47
It makes your eyes twinkle.
#47
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Let us out.
#48
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But all I want to do is spend more time with my pappy
#50