The Simpsons: Season 1, Episode 2

Bart the Genius (14 Jan. 1990)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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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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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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On the DVD commentary from this episode Jon Vitti says that the writers were worried about how stupid Homer's hand writing made him look but now it's not sure if he knows the whole alphabet. See more »

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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 »

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Principal Seymour Skinner: You there, no chewing gum on school grounds! In the trash can with it.
Martin Prince: Principal Skinner, one of my fellow children is vandalizing school property.
Principal Seymour Skinner: Oh, where?
Martin Prince: Over there sir. See!
Milhouse van Houten: Look out Bart! Here comes Skinner!
Bart: Yikes!
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Bart The Genius, good but still not what we know today.
7 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons of course started off with Christmas special "Simpson's Roasting On An Open Fire" which had basic drawings and not laugh out loud jokes, but this episode has probably the first laugh out loud joke in it and from here the show just gets better and better. This episode centers around Bart who in this episode swaps on a test from Martin and gets into a school for the highly gifted, this leading to Bart mending his friendship with his Dad and losing all of his mates. The Episode is very humorous and shows what was to become the greatest show ever to come out. Overall fans of the show will love this episode as it features the character's exactly as they became 20 years later. So watch this episode in a pack of Season 1 and enjoy early Simpson's doing what it was meant to, Making people laugh. I rate this episode 73%.


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