Lemon of Troy (The Simpsons)

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Lemon of Troy (The Simpsons)
"Now just a darn minute. This town is a part of who you are! This is a Springfield Isotopes cap. When you wear it, you're wearing Springfield. When you eat a fish from our river, you're eating Springfield. When you make lemonade from our trees, you're drinking Springfield." - Marge Simpson
Series: The Simpsons
Part of Season: 6
Episode Number: 24
Air Date: May 14, 1995
Writer: Brent Forrester
Director: Jim Reardon
Previous episode: "The Springfield Connection"
Next episode: "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)"

"Lemon of Troy" is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 14th, 1995.


The children of Springfield wage war on Shelbyville, after their beloved town lemon tree comes up missing. The fathers of Springfield take Ned's RV to search for their boys and bring back their lemon tree.

Why It Rocks

  1. The episode gives some justice to Bart and his school friends to finding the lemon tree that was stolen by Shelbyville kids.
  2. Writers from the fields of adventure, philosophy and popular culture.
  3. Amazing adventure of Bart and his friends against Springfield's city rival, Shelbyville, to the rescue their lemon tree.
  4. The episode is one of the most brilliantly, funny, unforgettable and tightly written of the season; all the dialogue is quick, positive, nice, mouthful, and snappy followed by the humorous jokes and gags.
  5. Great victory after numerous plans.
  6. Funny and likable war.

The Only Bad Quality

  1. The Shelbyville citizens, especially the kids, are awful, unlikable characters as they bad mouth Springfield non-stop and are rude to the people who live in Springfield. (However, it's likely that the writers made them unlikable on purpose)


  • The episode was written by Brent Forrester.


The episode was positively received by critics and audiences, and is regarded as one of the series' best. 



2 months ago
Score 0

"The Shelbyville Kids are awful"

That's the point

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