At Universal Studios, Simpsons Land doesn`t have official currency and my boyfriend from England, Trent, used his to get a crispy burger and a flaming moe. In Simpsonland, Florida, I`m going to pass my bartbucks A board gag was also used in The Simpsons movie. Bart can be seen writing “I`m not going to download this movie illegally” on the blackboard at school. As a sequel, the gag for the first episode of season 19, “He Loves to Fly and He D`ohs,” which immediately follows the Simpsons movie, shows Bart writing, “I`m not going to wait 20 years to make another movie.” Trent: I`m going to have a fiery Moe, Jerome. Jerome: It will be two Bart Bucks, sir. Trent: I`m going to have a burger from Mother Nature and a Dr. Pepper maraschino cherry. Several of the gag orders turned out to be crimes in the United States (e.g., “`Bart Bucks` not legal tender” (false, which is a Class C crime)) The episode`s reference to The Godfather was named the seventh largest film reference in the series` history by Nathan Dietum of Total Film.  The Star Ledger referred to this episode`s reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey as one of his favorite references to Stanley Kubrick in The Simpsons. David Eklid of the Guardian said that episodes like “Lisa`s Pony” and “Stark Raving Dad” make the third season “pretty much the best season of any TV show of all time.”  Molly Griffin of The Observer commented that “Lisa`s Pony” is one of the episodes of the third season that “makes the show the cultural force it is today.” Bill Gibron of DVD Verdict said that “Lisa`s Pony” is an “invaluable part” of the series because it “combines old stories with new experiences, combined with some of the best jokes in the series.” Gibron gave the episode a perfect score of 100.  Since its broadcast, the episode has received positive reviews from television critics. It received a Nielsen rating of 13.8 and was the highest-rated show on Fox in the week it aired.
Since its broadcast, the episode has received positive reviews from television critics. Niel Harvey of the Roanoke Times called the episode “a classic Simpsonia song” and Kevin Valkenburg of the Baltimore Sun called it one of the “really classic” episodes of The Simpsons.  The authors of I Can`t Believe It`s a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, called the episode “good things” and praised the “beautiful flashbacks to Lisa when she was a baby.”  Bryce Wilson of Cinema Blend called “Lisa`s Pony” one of Lisa`s best episodes, adding that the only words to describe him are “funny as hell.”  Nate Meyers of Digitally Obsessed rated episode 5 (out of 5) and praised it for its references to The Godfather and 2001: A Space Odyssey, which will “stir up moviegoers.” Meyers added that Homer and Lisa`s relationship “is the heart of the episode and shows that Homer is more than just a brutal.”  The Tafelgag is a visual running gag that takes place during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. In this gag, Bart Simpson repeatedly writes a sentence unique to the board; When the school bell rings, he immediately stops writing and walks out of the classroom. The sentence is usually in the form of an admonition, implying that Bart was assigned to this task as a punishment in custody for misconduct that was partially left to the viewer`s imagination. Lisa was punished twice with the blackboard, once in the episode “Lisa`s Date with Density”. As she writes, she complains, “How does Bart do this every week?” The second time was in “Grift of the Magi.” When Bart discovers it, Malapropism: “Ironing is delicious.” To pay for the princess`s stable, Homer descends into the Kwik-E-Mart, which exhausts him over time. Marge tells the children about the sacrifices her father makes, but says Lisa must decide for herself to separate from Princess. After watching Bart enjoy an insomniac Homer in the Kwik-E-Mart, Lisa shares a heartbreaking farewell with her pony. She tells Homer that there is a “big stupid animal” that she loves even more than the princess: her father. When Homer quit his job at Kwik-E-Mart, Apu admits that he was one of his best employees, even though he was rude and lazy.
Lisa needs a new saxophone reed for the school`s talent show. Homer agrees to buy him one, but first visits moe`s Tavern. When it arrives at the music store next door, it is closed for the night. Dejected, Homer returns to the bar, where he finds the store owner. Moe persuades him to reopen his shop, but when Homer arrives at school with the new reeds, Lisa has already slaughtered his performance. Humiliated and dejected, she ignores her father`s attempts to appease her.