The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 1

Bart Gets an F (11 Oct. 1990)

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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)
Mrs. 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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Bart's sentence: I will not encourage others to fly. See more »


The textbook Bart is reading says the First Continental Congress was debating over the Declaration of Independence when, in fact, it was actually the Second Continental Congress. See more »


Bart: [praying] God, please give me one more chance to study, give me a snow day, or a power outage, or a teacher's strike, anything, please!
Lisa: Prayer: the last refuge of the scoundrel.
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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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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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