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Paths of Glory 

Lisa tries to restore the reputation of a forgotten Springfield female inventor, while Bart takes full advantage of a diagnosis that he is a sociopath.


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Hans Moleman / Groundskeeper Willie / Abraham Simpson / Barney Gumble (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Database / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Gary Chalmers / Duffman / Old Jewish man / Los Souvernir Jaquito / Chief Wiggum / Carl Carlson / Professor Frink (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Lenny Leonard (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph Starbeam / Amelia Vanderbuckle / Mrs. Muntz (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Üter Zörker / Martin Prince (voice)


Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield's first female inventor in an abandoned asylum; Bart joins her and steals one of the homicidal patient's notebooks and brags he wrote the entries himself, causing Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy


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English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

6 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Lisa said she would build a solar car in The Simpsons: Lisa Goes Gaga (2012). In this episode she does exactly that. See more »


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Both Stories had More Potential than they Delivered,
8 January 2016 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Paths of Glory is a good Simpsons episode with a well written storyline and some funny scenes. It definitely had plenty of good moments, seeing Marge and Homer completely convinced that Bart is a sociopath certainly had me laughing, and I think Chief Wiggum's appearance was the highlight, as he has a new found love for tap dancing and shocks Marge by incorrectly telling her that her son is dead. The episode starts off seeming like Lisa is the main character, and I think her idea of searching for a creation by Springfield's first female inventor had a lot of potential, but that story is pretty much thrown in to the gutter once Bart's story comes in to fruition, and they just had a few more scenes to wrap it up, it stresses me out that they would waste a promising story like this. As for Bart's story, though it was quite funny, it's all over the place, it takes a long time for it to get anywhere, but once it does, you'll be scratching your head at how it actually went that far. It certainly has some good moments, but Paths of Glory has two great stories that had a lot of potential, and simply fell flat because they were both thrown in to one episode, given neither enough space to develop, a very forgetful Simpsons.

Lisa tries to save the reputation of Springfield's first female inventor, while Marge and Homer suspect that Bart could be a sociopath.

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