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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Marge Simpson (voice)
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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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Over the summer of 1990, Bart's rebellious nature was characterized by some parents and conservatives as a poor role model for children[3] while several American public schools banned T-shirts featuring Bart next to captions such as "I'm Bart Simpson. Who the hell are you?" and "Underachiever ('And proud of it, man!'). "Several critics thought that the episode was a response to these controversies. However, executive producer James L. Brooks responded that it was not, but added, "we're mindful of it. I do think it's important for us that Bart does badly in school. There are students like that. Besides, I'm very wary of television where everybody is supposed to be a role model. You don't run across that many role models in real life. Why should television be full of them?" Sam Simon commented that "there are themes to the shows we did last year, important themes, I think it's a tribute to how well we executed them that nobody realized we had a point. See more »

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When Ned shows Homer his new shoes, his glasses are present in some shots and missing in others. See more »

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Bart: Part of this d-minus belongs to God.
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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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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
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A Funny Beginning!
22 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons are back for a second season and what a way to kick it off. This first episode features much better animation and boasts a pretty good story to go along with. While not reaching the perfect animation of latter seasons, I like the animation is crisp and clear. I liked the story and I liked how this episode pushes across a good message based around education.

This episode, "Bart Gets an F," is about how Bart repeatedly receives failing grades and is in danger of being held back in the fourth grade, so Bart promises to do well on his history exam and he needs all the luck he can get......including a blizzard?

Overall, this is a very promising start to what hopefully turns out to be a great second season. It's funny, written well, and has all the Simpsons characters we are familiar with. I rate this episode 9/10.


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