George Carlin: Lisa is a girl who works for Springfield Elementary, putting robots in their places. She has a red dress and pointy yellow hair. Lisa is young, and full of her own ideas. She loves rearranging things, too, and began putting Grandpa Abe's robots in different places every day. This made Abe cross.
George Carlin: He grumbled,
Abe: should be where you want them, when you want them!
George Carlin: Said Lisa, and flounced away. At last, Abe lost patience.
Abe: I can't waste time playing 'Hunt the Robots' with you, take them yourself!
George Carlin: Lisa was pleased. Taking robots made her feel important. At the school, Mr. Burns came up to her.
Lisa: Grandpa's an old fusspot!
George Carlin: She complained. Mr. Burns sensed trouble, and was delighted.
Lisa: Grandpa says only he can manage robots!
George Carlin: Continued Lisa.
Mr. Burns: How absurd.
George Carlin: Squirmed Mr. Burns.
Mr. Burns: Depend upon it, Lisa, anything he can do, we can do better.
Narrator: Mr. Burns knew nothing about robots, but Lisa didn't realize this. Abe's route crosses the main road behind the retirement home, and for a short way, follows a farm lane. Frosty weather makes the muddy lane rock-hard and very slippery. Abe stops before reaching the lane. Toad halts the traffic at the crossing, and then he sets off again. By using the heavy robots to push him along, he has no trouble with the frosty mud in the lane, and across the road. It is the only safe thing to do in this kind of weather. Abe warned Lisa and told her just what to do.
Lisa: I can manage thank you!
George Carlin: She replied.
Lisa: I'm not an old fusspot like you.
George Carlin: The robots were tired of being pushed around by Lisa.
Robots: It's slippery.
George Carlin: They whispered.
Robots: Let's push her around instead. On, on!
George Carlin: They yelled. Lisa took no notice. Instead, she took the robots carefully down the lane, and stopped at the level crossing. All traffic halted.
Lisa: One in the head for fusspot Abe!
George Carlin: Chortled Lisa. But Lisa had stopped in the wrong place. Instead of taking Abe's advice, she had given the robots the chance they wanted.
Robots: Hold back, hold back!
George Carlin: They cried.
Lisa: Grrr! Up!
George Carlin: Ordered Lisa. The robots just laughed and she stuck helplessly. Workmen sanded the road and try to dig away the frozen mud. But it was no use. Everyone was impatient.
George Carlin: Said Lisa. Abe was at the Retirement Home when he heard the news.
Abe: I warned her.
George Carlin: He fumed.
Griff: She's young yet.
George Carlin: Soothed Griff.
Abe: And she can manage her robots herself!
George Carlin: Interrupted Abe.
Griff: They're you robots really.
George Carlin: Griff replied.
Griff: Lisa was supposed to stay at Springfield Elementary. If Stan Marsh finds out.
Abe: Hmmm... Yes.
George Carlin: Said Abe thoughtfully. He and Griff agreed that it would be best to help Lisa after all. An angry farmer was telling Lisa just what she could do with her robots.
Abe: Having trouble Lisa?
George Carlin: Laughed Abe.
Abe: I am surprised.
George Carlin: With work hard and slippery feet, Abe pushed Lisa and the robots back. The hard work made his heart pound fiercely. And Toad used hot cinders to melt the frozen mud. At last, they finished.
George Carlin: Called Abe.
Abe: You'll manage now, I expect.
George Carlin: Lisa didn't answer. She took the robots to the shed and scuttled back home as quickly as she could.