As you gain the buildings and characters that come as prizes, there are also quests that come with them. Some of them are short and some are long and most of them don’t give you opportunities to earn extra snakes. The Gymnastic Lisa quest is one of those.

The Gymnastic Lisa quest comes in two versions – a short version and a long version. You’ll only get the long version if you’ve bought Lugash, though, and not having him won’t affect your ability to complete the quest in any way – he just makes it a little more fun.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the short version which involves Homer and Lisa, although only Lisa needs to be free.

1. Little Girl in the Big Ten Part 1 Whack 1000 snakes and win Gymnastic Lisa and the Balance Beam.

2. Little Girl in the Big Ten Part 2 Lisa is pretty happy about the new outfit and the Balance Beam, but Homer had an ulterior motive in getting it for her:

Place the Balance Beam anyhere you like.

3. Little Girl in the Big Ten Part 3 Lisa doesn’t really care – the Balance Beam will help her pull up her grades in gym class and that will mean perfect grades. With that thought as inspiration, she spends a good 12 hours walking the Beam.

4. Little Girl in the Big Ten Part 4 Homer’s impressed, but Lisa thinks that his genes are stopping her from doing as well as she needs to. And that means the only way she’ll pass gym glass is to dream that she will. So, off she goes to spend 24 hours dreaming of success.

In the short version of the quest, this is enough for her to get the grade she wants. But in the long version, she needs the help of Lugash – and I’ll post on that tomorrow.

Note: If you prefer to keep Lisa releasing snakes from the Other Springfield, it’s quite okay to save this quest until later.