The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 4

Bart the Murderer (10 Oct. 1991)

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Bart stumbles upon the local mafia boss, and starts working for him on the side. When Principal Skinner goes missing after punishing Bart, he and Fat Tony's gang are suspected of killing him, but they try to get Bart to take the rap.

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Homer Simpson / Louie / Panicked Smoker / Groundskeeper Willie / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Richard Chamberlain as Skinner (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Legs / Chief Wiggum / Delivery Man / Surveillance Man #1 / Fifth Mobster (voice)
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Troy McClure / Johnny Tightlips / Godfather / Lionel Hutz (voice)
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Bart stumbles upon the local mafia boss, and starts working for him on the side. When Principal Skinner goes missing after punishing Bart, he and Fat Tony's gang are suspected of killing him, but they try to get Bart to take the rap.

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The "Chinese guy with a mustache" that Fat Tony implies that he killed was Charlie Chan. See more »

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When Ms. Krabbapel is grieving hysterically over Principal Skinner's absence, one of the student's, a blonde girl's (Becky) outfit, which is usually turquoise, is atypically green. See more »

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Chief Wiggum: Fat Tony is a cancer in this fair city. He is the cancer, and I am the, um... what cures cancer.
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"Bart the Murderer" is excellent... it portrays one boy's decision to work for the mafia... and the eventual error in his judgment. Awesomeness.
8 June 2011 | by (Planet Namek) – See all my reviews

This one's fairly good since it's from the earlier seasons... Bart skips out from a school trip and starts working for the Springfield Mafia, including Fat Tony. In classic "A Bronx Tale" style, the organized criminal syndicate decides to recruit Bart as their personal bartender. Eventually, due to another day at detention, Bart complains about Skinner to Fat Tony and his crew. Soon, Skinner disappears and the town believes that the Mafia is responsible for killing him. They are brought to court... and Fat Tony, along with the rest of his crew, blame Bart for what may have happened to Skinner. Bart is treated as the head of their organization, and all their crimes are pinned on Bart. Just as Bart was to be held responsible for Skinner's disappearance, Skinner walks into the courtroom and tells everyone that he was trapped under a pile of newspapers in his garage for the entire week. As a result, Bart is set free... but he loses trust in his mafia friends... refusing to continue working for them. In one extremely memorable and noteworthy scene... there is a documentary rendition of events that never actually took place... where actors portray Bart and the mafia crew (who fearfully follows his commands) into killing his principal. Bart is portrayed as a murderous maniacal knife-wielding criminal. Although this isn't what actually took place, the rendition is very hilarious in the sense that people actually believed that a little boy could run the Springfield Mafia organized crime syndicate. Very well written.


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