"Lisa the Vegetarian" is the fifth episode of the seventh season of the
animated series The Simpsons, originally aired on the Fox network in the
United States on October 15, 1995. In the episode, Lisa Simpson stops
eating meat after a trip to a petting zoo. Initially ridiculed by her
family and friends for her decision, she commits to vegetarianism after
advice from Apu and from Paul and Linda McCartney. The McCartneys guest-
starred as themselves, appearing on condition that Lisa would remain a
vegetarian for the rest of the series. The episode contains references
to Paul's musical career, and his song "Maybe I'm Amazed" plays over
closing credits. Directed by Mark Kirkland, "Lisa the Vegetarian" is the
first full episode of The Simpsons written by David X. Cohen. It was
watched by 14.6 million viewers and received positive reviews from
television critics. For its themes on animal issues, it won an
Environmental Media Award and a Genesis Award.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Siege of Vienna ended as the Austrians repelled the
invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked
conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
English historian Edward Gibbon observed friars singing Vespers
at Capitoline Hill in Rome, inspiring him to write The History of the
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Pierre Laval, twice head of government of Vichy France, was
executed for high treason.
Vietnam War protests: The Catholic Worker Movement staged an
anti-war rally in Manhattan, including the burning of draft cards, the
first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the
Selective Service Act.
A march by members of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-
Nazi group, in Toledo, Ohio, US, sparked a riot among protestors.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(archaic, now only humorous or regional) Food, provender.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I wonder why some people tend to see science as something which
takes man away from God. As I look at it, the path of science can always
wind through the heart. For me, science has always been the path to
spiritual enrichment and self-realisation.
--A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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