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

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

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Trivia

Director David Silverman had difficulty devising a legible Scrabble board for the opening scene that would convey the idea that the Simpsons were only able to devise very simple words. See more »

Goofs

In the Scrabble game at the beginning, Marge plays HI and says that this scores two points. In fact, H is a four-point tile, so HI would score at least five points. See more »

Quotes

Homer: You can't stay in there forever!
Bart: I can try!
Homer: March your butt out here right now!
Bart: No way, man!
Homer: [sweet] Son, if you don't come out, I can't hug you and kiss you, and make you feel all better.
Bart: You think I'm dumb enough to fall for that? I'm insulted!
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References The Big Snit (1985) See more »

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Overture from Carmen
by Georges Bizet
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Not a Fluke!
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode, "Bart the Genius" proves that the first episode was no fluke. It has a heart and it explores the father-son relationship that Homer and Bart sometimes has. This episode is good at character development as we learn what kind of person Bart is. Also, the story is a little better even though it's a bit less funny and a little of the dramatic side.

This episode is mainly about Bart. Bart cheated on his I.Q test and the school psychiatrist sends Bart to a school for gifted children. However, Bart doesn't fit in like he thought he would.

Overall, this is a great second episode. What lacks in comedy makes up for it with sweet, gentle drama. This is a family really worth watching. I rate this episode 9/10.


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