After being beaten up by Nelson Muntz one too many times, Bart turns to Grampa for help, and soon leads a rebellion against the school bully.

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Marge Simpson / Receptionist (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Weasel #1 (voice)
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Weasel #2 / Richard / Lewis (voice)
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Lisa is making cupcakes for her teacher and her family is trying to take one. When Bart and Lisa go to school, the most feared bully, Nelson Muntz, and his goons appear and eat all of Lisa's cupcakes. Bart gets in a fight with him and gets beat up, trying to think of ways of how to beat Nelson. Bart goes to his grandpa for help, and they try to get some of Bart's friends to rebel against Nelson and his goons. Bart leads his team to fight Nelson and his goons and teach him a lesson. Written by kevindklenke

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4 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Originally, David Silverman had planned to use the song "War" by Edwin Starr in the episode. The plans were dropped, when they decided that the song did not really fit the story. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Nelson's goons are holding on to Nelson, they both have black skin color. But in the next shot, one of them has yellow skin color again. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, contrary to what you have just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and The Star Wars Trilogy. If you'd like to learn more about war, there's lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool gory pictures. See you next week. Peace, man!
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Crazy Credits

This episode ends with a disclaimer featuring Bart in a library telling the viewers about the reality of war and saying that the only good wars are The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars trilogy and advising viewers to go to the library and look up info about war. Also the end credits roll over an exterior shot nighttime of the Simpsons' home instead of a black screen. See more »


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Theme from Patton
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Music by Jerry Goldsmith
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A Classic Simpsons Episode!
17 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fifth episode in the long-running Simpsons series is very funny and quite well-done. With me being such a movie buff, I loved the movie references such as Patton and of course, Full Metal Jacket. The episode had me laughing almost non-stop the entire time and the episode is way better than the previous 2 episodes and on par with the first two of Season One.

This episode, "Bart the General" formerly introduces us to Grampa, the school bully Nelson, and Bart's best friend. While sticking up for Lisa, Bart gets into a few altercations with Nelson. In order to stop the bullying, Bart asks Grampa for help so he can end the bullying for good.

Overall, this is a very funny episode and the many references to Full Metal Jacket is outstanding especially during the training scenes. Bart is indeed one heck of a general. I rate this film 9/10.


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