The Simpsons: Season 1, Episode 2

Bart the Genius (14 Jan. 1990)

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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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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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On the opera poster the conductor is identified as Boris Csuposki, which is a play on the name of producer and supervising animation director Gabor Csupo. See more »

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The whole family goes to the opera to see "Carmen". They have balcony seats and the stage is to their left, yet later on you can see them looking to their right. See more »

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Homer: What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts.
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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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