Lisa Simpson Plays the Blues

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Simpsons character Murphy Kenneth "Bleeding Gums" Hibbert, loosely based on sax genius Sonny Rollins, is the fictional musical mentor for the soulful suburbanite, Lisa.

• Lisa's voice actor, Yeardley Smith, said "If I had to be associated with one character in fiction I will always be thrilled that it was Lisa Simpson." (Not to mention the 300 grand he makes per episode.)

• The first appearance of Bleeding Gums Murphy was in "Moaning Lisa" (2.11.90) — written by Al Jean and Mike Reiss and directed by Wes Archer.