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Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts 

Superintendant Chalmers gets fired after using unconventional methods to teach Bart and his friends about Teddy Roosevelt, so the boys take over Springfield Elementary until he gets his old job back.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Theodore Roosevelt (archive footage)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Dolph / School Receptionist / Mrs.Muntz / Agnes Skinner / Various (voice)
Miss Hoover (voice)


Skinner faces Chalmers for Bart's education after Bart pulls a prank at a school fundraise. Bart gets very interested when Chalmers shows him President Teddy Roosevelt. But, Chalmers accidentally takes Bart, Milhouse and the school bullies (apart from Kearney) on an unauthorized school trip resulting in Nelson having an accident. Chalmers gets fired from his job, but Bart doesn't give up hope so he takes the school hostage until Chalmers gets his job back.

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Lisa Simpson: Bart, what are you doing?
Bart Simpson: Locking the school with the kids inside.
Lisa Simpson: I'm telling mom!
Bart Simpson: Go right ahead. You can use the closet phone.
[locks Lisa in broom closet]
Lisa Simpson: Hello, mom?
Bart Simpson: There really is a closet phone?
[Bart opens door; Lisa is just standing there sticking her tongue out; Bart closes door on her]
Bart Simpson: Real mature.
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The Simpsons are starting to become funny again
21 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode of The Simpsons in season 23 was, in a word, fine; nowhere near in quality of episodes of seasons 2-9, but to me, its better than all the episodes of season 1; this episode could've been made ten years ago,it's that good; the writers did something they have never done before: have Superintendent Chalmers as one of the lead roles for once, rather than being in a minor supporting role like they have done in all episodes before this one.

I liked this episode, even though it felt like a history lesson of a former American President; it was kind of quite unrealistic that the bad boy Bart Simpson would actually be interested in education, and even more unrealistic that the bullies Nelson, Jimbo, Kearney and Dolph would also take an interest; they don't even bully anyone in the episode! The first act shows Bart up to his pranks, like the troublemaker he is, making it classic; the second act is an adventure, which I found alright; but the third act felt like it has been done before though, but shows that Bart is the bad boy we all know and love. I always look for originality in new Simpsons episodes, and this screams it!

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