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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Susan Blu ...
Weasel #1 (voice)
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Weasel #2 / Richard / Lewis (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Boy (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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Animation | Comedy

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4 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

David Silverman was the director and was somewhat stressed, because he was doing storyboards for this episode while also directing The Simpsons: Bart the Genius (1990). See more »

Goofs

Lisa's school friend Janey Powell makes her first appearance in the series in this episode, but looks completely different - especially that her race seems to have been changed - to her subsequent appearances. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Contrary to what you've 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.
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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 »

Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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Theme from Patton
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Music by Jerry Goldsmith
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Patton!
26 January 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This was one of the first "Simpsons" episodes, in which Bart decides to take a stand against school bullies and transforms himself into a type of modern-day Patton, armed with an artillery of angry, vengeful elementary schoolers and a scarred Vietnam War enthusiast (who suspiciously sounds very much like Ned Flanders).

Humor-wise, this is one of the few early episodes to display some of the cunning wit of later episodes (mainly 4th/5th season stuff). The whole riff on Patton is fantastic if you're a movie buff.

Homer isn't given much to do, but it's Bart's show, and one of the first episodes to really display the character's attitude.


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