Synopsis by Mark Deming
After a brush with death during a personal appearance by the cast of Matlock, Grampa Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) decides to give his inheritance to his family while he's alive, rather than wait until he passes on; this of course means the Simpsons all go on a shopping spree. Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) buys herself the talking Malibu Stacy doll she's always wanted, but to her annoyance she discovers all Stacy has to say is puerile nonsense about how she can't do much because she's just a girl. Lisa is convinced the next generation of American girls deserve better, and finds Stacy Lovell (voice of Kathleen Turner), the secretive creator of Malibu Stacy. Lisa persuades Stacy to help her design a new doll that will offer a better role model for girls, and after a lot of hard work, the new Lisa Lionheart doll is rolling off the production line. But will young customers take to the new doll in numbers large enough to make it profitable? "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" first aired on February 17, 1994.