Weird Science/A Tale of Two Lisas

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A Tale of Two Lisas
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Season 2, Episode 5
Airdate September 10, 1994
Production Number 76128
Written by Kari Lizer
Directed by Ricardo Mendez Matta
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A Tale of Two Lisas is the fifth episode of the second season of Weird Science, and the eighteenth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Manasseri (Wyatt Donnelly), John Mallory Asher (Gary Wallace), Lee Tergesen (Chett Donnelly)

and Vanessa Angel (Lisa)

Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow (Principal Scampi), Brian George (Mr. Palate), Phil Buckman (Roger)


Plot Overview

With Wyatt wanting to study and Gary wanting to go to Mardi Gras, this literally splits Lisa in two. The boys now have their own Lisa, one that represents entirely their personalities, respectively.


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Lisa turns the boys into trolls, as the character did to Chett in the film and at the end of the episode.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The title is a play on the title of the Charles Dickens book A Tale of Two Cities.
  • Wyatt carrying the Gary troll in the front of his bike is an obvious reference to Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Memorable Moments


  • When Gary approaches the two Lisas, he's clearly supposed to be looking at the Lisa to the right, but his eyeline doesn't match and appears to be looking off in the distance. This is likely due to the fact that this Lisa is clearly the one superimposed digitally.