Synopsis by Mark Deming
When the quality of his children's television show hits a new low, Krusty the Clown (voice of Dan Castellaneta) is forced by the FCC to add some educational content to the program, and he teams up with the Springfield Schools and Channel 6 News to create a news segment featuring stories by kids and for kids. Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) becomes the news segment's anchorperson, but when her brother Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) gets jealous, mother Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) persuades Lisa to let Bart be the show's sports reporter. Bart's lively style attracts the attention of the Channel 6 staff and he's promoted to co-anchor, much to Lisa's chagrin. Bart's gift for sappy, sentimental human interest stories earns him a large following, but Lisa's attempts to follow his lead are little short of disastrous, and she tries to ruin his reputation by persuading him to do a story she knows will backfire on him. Meanwhile, Homer (also voiced by Dan Castellaneta) persuades a social service agency called Animal Assistants to give him a helper monkey, though under Homer's tutelage, Mojo the Monkey is transformed from a clever lower primate to a fat, bloated wreck. "Girly Edition was first aired on April 19, 1998.