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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Mayor Quimby makes his first appearance in this episode, without his trademark sash that says "Mayor". The sash was later added because the writers feared that viewers would not recognize him. See more
Sideshow Bob can be briefly seen singing with Springfield residents (in regular cloths) outside in the winter wonderland scene Bart sees from his window, yet Bob isn't released from prison until his second episode appearance episodes later. See more
As a natural enemy, I don't know why I should care, but the information pertaining to America's colonial period that you just received is erroneous.
So you're saying...
A blindfolded chimp with a pencil in his teeth has a better chance of passing this test than you do.
Oh. Thanks for the pep talk.
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
Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Composed by George Frideric Handel See more