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.
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Did You Know?
Martin Prince's design was changed several times during the episode. There was a different model that had larger eyes and wilder hair designed for the scene where Martin betrays Bart and runs off. 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
[Martin asks why he should help Bart improve his study habits
'cause I can make it so the other kids don't laugh at you so much.
They... laugh at me? I'd always considered myself rather popular.
You're not. Watch.
[He shoves Martin to the ground. Milhouse, Louis and Richard, standing nearby, burst out laughing
Then my... my speed with numbers... my years of service as a hall monitor... my prize-winning dioramas... These things mean nothing to them?
Perhaps another demonstration?
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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
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more