The Simpsons: Season 1, Episode 2

Bart the Genius (14 Jan. 1990)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,510 users  
Reviews: 7 user

Bart ends up at a school for gifted children after cheating on an IQ test.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 500 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1715 titles
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 15 titles
created 09 Jun 2013
 
a list of 13 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bart the Genius" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bart the Genius (14 Jan 1990)

Bart the Genius (14 Jan 1990) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 2 of 564 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Homer Simpson / Conductor (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
Bart Simpson / Skinner's secretary (voice)
...
Lisa Simpson / Cecile Shapiro (voice)
...
...
Edna Krabappel (voice) (as Marsha Wallace)
...
Ms. Melon / Richard / Lewis (voice)
...
Milhouse Van Houten / Ethan Foley / Boy (voice)
...
Martin Prince / Sidney Swift / Ian (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Bart is fearing that he will fail an intelligence test, Bart switches exams with Martin Prince. When school psychologist Dr. Pryor studies the results, he thinks that Bart is a genius, and Bart is enrolled into a new school for genius kids. Bart doesn't fit in very well though. Written by TnMovieFan2@aol.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1990 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marcia Wallace, making her first appearance on the show, is credited in this episode as "Marsha Wallace" for the only time. The credits sequence in the DVD release of this episode uses the correct spelling of "Marcia"; it is not known whether this edit was made for the DVD or took place at some point between network showings. See more »

Goofs

The Scrabble board keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: Yeah mom, hurry up!
Marge: Alright, hmm how about, he? Two points. Your turn dear.
Homer: Hmmm, how could anyone make a word out of these lousy letters?
[camera pans down to show the word oxidize]
Homer: Oh wait, here's a good one, do.
Lisa Simpson: [Lisa places an I on top of the D in do] Id triple word score!
Homer: Hey, no abbreviations.
Lisa Simpson: Not I.D. dad id! It's a word!
Bart: As in this game is stupid.
Homer: Hey, shut up boy.
[...]
See more »


Soundtracks

Overture from Carmen
by Georges Bizet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Bart The Genius, The 2nd Best Episode of season 1
27 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bart the Genius is the 2nd best episode of season 1 because it took all the greatness of the 1st episode and improved it.

This episode helps to develop Bart as a character as well as a great father and son between homer and Bart and balanced the main plot with the father and son B story.This has a excellent premise and is executed is a beautiful way with a funny ending.

The plot begins with a IQ test in witch Bart cheats and has a IQ of 216 and is he is moved to a smarter school and this is were the B story comes into effect at a opera where bat and homer make fun of everything that comes into mind.

The Third Act is the best Act in this episode where Bart admits to Homer he is not a genius the music is problay the best part of it then it gets to the funny side where Homer chases Bart and Homer keeps banging on the door of Barts room.

My Final Rating:

98%


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Top Ten Simpsons Episodes Poll/Game angrybob1011
Principal and the Pauper michaelcoelho92
Do you think that 'Last Exit to Springfield' is really the best episode? angrybob1011
Underrated Classic Era episiodes flgilley87
A truly valid argument for misogyny. earp64
Where were you on December 17, 1989? lynchislife95
Discuss Bart the Genius (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?