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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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4 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The opening title sequence was edited down to a bare minimum due to the episode running long; only the title and the first aerial shot of Springfield are shown. Most of the usual opening credits are missing, including the creator, developers, producers and writer. 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: You know, there are names for people like you.
Lisa: No there aren't.
Bart: Teacher's pet. Apple polisher. Butt kisser.
Homer: Bart. You're saying butt kisser like it's a bad thing.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title sequence was edited down to a bare minimum due to the episode running long; only the title and the first aerial shot of Springfield are shown. The chalkboard and sofa gags are sacrificed. Most of the usual opening credits are missing, including the creator, developers, producers and writer. See more »

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References Patton (1970) 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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