Mrs. Krabappel becomes fed up with Bart's lackadaisical approach to his studies. After he bluffs his way through a book report and fails a history exam, she gives him an ultimatum: shape up or repeat the fourth grade.



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Nurse (voice)
Escape from Grandma's House Announcer / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)


Bart disappoints Marge yet again by his appalling history grades and the school psychiatrist reckons that unless he shapes up, he must sit the fourth grade again next year. But if he can successfully pass the history paper one last time he will be clear. Since Martin refuses to help, Bart prays for a miracle - which comes in the form of a snow storm which closes the school and gives him extra revision time. Written by don @ minifie-1

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11 October 1990 (USA)  »

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[Martin asks why he should help Bart improve his study habits]
Bart: Because I can make it so the other kids don't laugh at you anymore.
Martin Prince: They... laugh at me? I'd always considered myself rather popular.
Bart: You're not. Watch.
[He shoves Martin to the ground. Milhouse, Louis and Richard, standing nearby, burst out laughing]
Martin Prince: [gets up] Then my... my speed with numbers... my years of service as a hall monitor... my prize-winning dioramas... These things mean nothing to them?
Bart: Perhaps another demonstration?
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During the opening credits, in the scene where Bart is writing on the blackboard, this week's "lesson" he has to repeat is "I will not encourage others to fly." See more »


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Music by Felix Bernard
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Awesome Episode
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bart Gets an F is an awesome episode. This episode is one of many favorites like Bart The Daredevil, Deep Space Homer, The Computer Wore Menace Shoes, The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson and many others. In this episode Bart is constantly underachieving in school. Due to Bart's underachieving he is faced with the possibility of flunking the 4th grade and therefore having to repeat fourth grade. To pass fourth grade Bart must pass a history test. This is a great episode where you are on Bart's side and want to see him succeed. This episode also has some good dreamlike sequences and a song as well. So overall Bart Gets an F is an awesome early season 2 episode.

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