The Simpsons: Season 24, Episode 10

A Test Before Trying (13 Jan. 2013)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy
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The fate of Springfield Elementary rests on Bart and his test scores, and Homer finds way to make money with his own parking meter.

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Homer Simpson / Mayor Quimby / Cab Driver (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Moe Szyslak (voice)
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Kent Brockman / Ned Flanders / Shakespeare Announcer (voice)
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Following appalling grades the school is threatened with closure and the pupils dispersed until it is discovered that Bart has yet to sit his exam, which, if he passes, will save the school's future. He is very nervous but, with the accidental help of his pet beetle, manages to make the grade. Homer meanwhile discovers a parking meter, which he uses illegally to make money until Marge makes him donate the profits to a good cause. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Lisa Simpson: [Bart opens his eyes] Spinach farm, huh? That's right, you talk in your sleep.
Bart Simpson: Lisa, I want to pass that test. But I need your help.
[From Lisa's perspective]
Bart Simpson: I have all sorts of problems: Lack of attention, I'm afraid of ovals, I only
[Lisa starts closing her eyes at Bart like he did before ignoring her, doing it back at him]
Bart Simpson: know 24 letters. Don't you fall asleep on me.
[Lisa's eyes are finally closed]
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Nice Episode,
23 May 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A Test Before Trying is a great Simpsons episode with a really good storyline that kind of surprised they hadn't came up with something like this before,and also has plenty of really funny scenes.I liked the whole idea of the episode and found it very clever,and I also found the ending unexpectedly sweet.It was great to see Springfield Elementary completely rely on Bart Simpson,but he just carries on being himself.The episode is a lot of fun.

When the children of Springfield Elementary don't get good enough test scores to keep the school running,Bart,the only student who wasn't present to do the test,has to take the test and get a good enough score to save the school.


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