Twenty years ago a famous episode of The Simpsons changed the image of vegetarians on TV thanks to the character of Lisa. The original episode was put up aired in the United States on October 8, 1995. The your country version arrived in our country on July 21, 1996.
"Lisa the Vegetarian" ("Lisa the Vegetarian" in the US) is the title of the fifth episode of the seventh series of Simpson, one of the most beloved cartoons in the world for its ability to ridicule the daily life of today's society with great humor
In this episode Lisa decides to become a vegetarian after seeing a little lamb at the zoo. A choice that, as we might expect, creates numerous problems for the girl both at home and at school. In fact, the people around her do not approve of her choice and try to make her become omnivorous again.
The bet reaches a climax when Homer decides to organize a barbecue. Of course Lisa is against it and is laughed at by the guests when she decides to propose a vegetarian menu. He'd like to serve everyone gazpacho instead of meat.
The situation worsened, Lisa feels isolated and decides to run away from home. How many of you have ever felt lonely and misunderstood after deciding to become vegetarians or vegans? Some of you may be mirrored in Lisa's situation.
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However, all is not lost. First Lisa falls into despair and out of desperation decides to taste a hot dog, only to discover that fortunately it was a vegetarian hot dog.
Lisa overcomes the crisis thanks to the meeting with two famous people: Linda and Paul McCartney (who personally voiced the characters in the original installment of the series). They both advise Lisa to go home. Eventually Lisa makes peace with Homer and the episode launches an important message of mutual respect between vegetarians and omnivores.
From this episode of The Simpsons onwards, Lisa will forever remain a vegetarian, in the name of a conscious choice that leads her to confront the very different eating habits of her family. Coexistence between vegetarians and omnivores is possible. You can become a useful example for others and everyone, if they wish, will make their choice at the right time.
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