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Bart the General 

After being beaten up by Nelson Muntz one too many times, Bart turns to Grampa for help, and soon leads a rebellion against the school bully.

Director:

David Silverman

Writer:

Jon Vitti (story editor)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Receptionist (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Lewis (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Otto / Principal Seymour Skinner / Jasper / Herman (voice)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Weasel #1 (voice)
Jo Ann Harris ... Weasel #2 / Richard / Lewis (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Lisa is making cupcakes for her teacher and her family is trying to take one. When Bart and Lisa go to school, the most feared bully, Nelson Muntz, and his goons appear and eat all of Lisa's cupcakes. Bart gets in a fight with him and gets beat up, trying to think of ways of how to beat Nelson. Bart goes to his grandpa for help, and they try to get some of Bart's friends to rebel against Nelson and his goons. Bart leads his team to fight Nelson and his goons and teach him a lesson. Written by kevindklenke

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bart el General See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First time in the series where Nelson beats up Bart; throughout the series he usually bullies other students. See more »

Goofs

Herman misspelled "Kwik-E-Mart" as "Quick-E-Mart" on his map of Springfield. See more »

Quotes

Herman: What's the password?
Abe Simpson: Let me in, you idiot.
Herman: Right you are.
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Crazy Credits

This episode ends with a disclaimer featuring Bart in a library telling the viewers about the reality of war and saying that the only good wars are The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars trilogy and advising viewers to go to the library and look up info about war. Also the end credits roll over an exterior shot nighttime of the Simpsons' home instead of a black screen. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Patton
(uncredited)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
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A Classic Simpsons Episode!
17 October 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fifth episode in the long-running Simpsons series is very funny and quite well-done. With me being such a movie buff, I loved the movie references such as Patton and of course, Full Metal Jacket. The episode had me laughing almost non-stop the entire time and the episode is way better than the previous 2 episodes and on par with the first two of Season One.

This episode, "Bart the General" formerly introduces us to Grampa, the school bully Nelson, and Bart's best friend. While sticking up for Lisa, Bart gets into a few altercations with Nelson. In order to stop the bullying, Bart asks Grampa for help so he can end the bullying for good.

Overall, this is a very funny episode and the many references to Full Metal Jacket is outstanding especially during the training scenes. Bart is indeed one heck of a general. I rate this film 9/10.


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