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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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Louie / Panicked Smoker / Groundskeeper Willie / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Richard Chamberlain as Skinner (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Legs / Chief Wiggum / Delivery Man / Surveillance Man #1 / Fifth Mobster (voice)
Principal Skinner / Chocolate Factory Supervisor / Race Announcer / Kent Brockman / Jack Larson / Surveillance Man #2 / Reverend Lovejoy / Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Judge Snyder / Eddie / Prosecuting Attorney / Movie Announcer (voice)
Skinner's Secretary / Princess Opal / Lewis / Richard (voice)
Fat Tony (voice)
Troy McClure / Johnny Tightlips / Godfather / Lionel Hutz (voice)
Himself (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice)


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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Animation | Comedy

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The courtroom chart showing Bart as the head of the gang is a direct copy of the one used in Scarface (1983). See more »


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 »


Mrs. Krabappel: Bart Simpson, you're late! Go to the office and fill out a tardy slip.
Bart: But I'm only
[looks at the clock]
Bart: five, ten, fifteen, twenty... forty minutes? That's pretty damn late!
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References Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) See more »


by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Fantastic Episode!
9 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth episode in the third season of the Simpsons and it's one of the best episodes this season. Not only it's funny, but it's cool to see how Bart gets involved in the mafia and this episode is very Goodfellas-esque. But this episode also spoofs our justice system and basically claims the American justice system is imperfect as shown in the court scenes of this episode.

In this episode, "Bart the Murderer," Bart decides to join the Mafia as a job and one day Bart is late for work because Principal Skinner made him stay after school. The mafia, led by Fat Tony decides to talk to Skinner and Skinner ends up missing. The mafia blamed the disappearance on Bart and now Bart is in very big trouble....

Overall, this is an excellent episode. I always like these kind of episodes that involves the mafia, so I knew I would like the episode. But this turns out to be one of the best episodes so far in the series. Great guest stars by Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Mantegna, and Phil Hartman helps as well. I rate this

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