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Back to Ullman Index Episode: Watching TV

General Information

  • Season: 0
  • Production Code: MG02
  • Broadcast Index: U01E02
  • Episode Number: 2
  • Airdate: 03 May 1987
  • Writer: Matt Groening
  • Director: Matt Groening
  • Editor: Gary M. Gadsdon


Bart and Lisa argue of what to watch on TV. They can only agree about stopping Maggie from changing the channel.

Intro Gags

Maggie's Appearences

  • She appears from the side of the screen or she jumps off the couch to change the TV channel

Lisa's Appearences

  • Bart and Lisa fight each time there is a commercial
  • Bart and Lisa yell at Maggie for changing the channel

Maggie Framegrabs - 10

Lisa Framegrabs - 16

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Memorable Quotage

  • Lisa: This is a dorky show Bart, change the channel.
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  • Only Lisa and Maggie are wearing clothes that match their current day colours
  • Bart and Lisa are somehow able to float in midair
  • Bart's name is revealed for the first time
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Cultural References

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Latest Reviews

xx Posted on 09 March 2010 by Gars
Another rather simple short. It introduces Bart and Lisa's personalities again, not requiring humour to get the message across.