Lisa the Veterinarian
Couch gag: The couch fantasises about the TV… wink wink nudge nudge.
Director: Dan Vebber
Michael York as Dr Budgie
Synopsis: After saving a raccoon at the pool, Lisa decides to become a vet.
Discussion: While it was interesting to see Springfield’s men rolling naked in the snow, it added nothing to the story. And Nelson lamenting that Lisa’s “first” kiss was with a raccoon? Excuse me, I do believe Lisa and Nelson have kissed. Just sayin’.
Cue random scene where Wiggum offers Marge a job as a crime scene cleaner. Huh?
Interested in taking care of animals, Lisa becomes an intern at a vet’s office where her first duty is re-stinking Barney’s pet ferret. Pay attention, this is cutting edge stuff. Sure, Lisa being a vet is a natural progression, and I’m surprised this hasn’t been explored earlier, but Lisa walking around lamenting that her job isn’t that exciting is boring for the rest of us as well.
Her mentor, Dr Budgie, seems like he should have a secret. #spoileralert, he’s just as boring as he appears.
In fact, this whole episode is just as stupid as it first appears. Marge has a job, Lisa likes animals… Yawn.
I also feel like Nelson’s part was originally much bigger and better, but cut for whatever reason. Right now it appears Nelson’s just wandering through each scene with a seemed-witty-to-the-writers remark and disappears again, ready too wander through the next scene in his rented underwear.
Finally, there’s an epiphany from Marge and Lisa, a big hug, and a montage of Nibbles the hamster. Aww.