The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 14 Season 2 7G03 October 11, 1990
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Bart Gets an F
  • Bart Gets an F
  • Bart Gets an F
  • Bart Gets an F
  • Bart Gets an F
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Episode Summary
Bart's teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, warns him that he is in danger of flunking history if he does not do better on his next test. Instead of studying, however, Bart plays video games and watches TV with Homer. Knowing he is going to fail the test, Bart pretends he is sick and is sent home. That night, he calls Milhouse to get the test answers. Without knowing it, Milhouse's answers are wrong, and when Bart takes the exam he gets an F.

Told he is going to be kept back a grade, Bart promises to do better if he is given one more chance. He makes a bargain with Martin: if he helps Martin transform into a regular kid, Martin will help him pass his test. However, Martin plays video games with his new friends instead of helping Bart study. The night before the big test, Bart asks God for one more day. The next morning, a freak blizzard closes all the schools. Heading out the door to play, Lisa reminds Bart that he made a deal with God, and he trudges upstairs to study.

Bart gets another F. In frustration, he blurts out to Mrs. Krabappel a history fact, proving that he really did study. Impressed, she gives him an extra point, changing his F to a D-minus. Homer proudly displays Bart's paper on the refrigerator door.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Martin's book report of The Old Man and the Sea is entitled An Afternoon with Ernest Hemingway: Reflections by Martin
  • Bart's book report is on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson published by McGraw Hill and he rates it a 9 out of 10
  • When asked which pirate was in the book Bart thinks of Blackbeard, Captain Nemo, Captain Hook, Long John Silver, Pegleg Pete and incorrectly guesses Bluebeard
  • Bart is punished and has to write "I WILL NOT FAKE MY WAY THROUGH LIFE" repeatedly on the blackboard
  • At Noiseland Arcade Bart plays Escape from Grandma's House, other games include Itchy Vs Scratchy, Eat My Shorts and Robert Goulet Destroyer
  • Bart drinks Buzz Cola while Homer drinks Duff Beer
  • Lisa's A on her vocabulary test replaced Bart's Cat 1st Grade drawing on the refrigerator
  • Homer and Bart watch Big Gorilla Night on Million Dollar Movie
  • Bart studies for his test by reading an Early American History book
  • The schools infirmary is misspelled INEIRMARY and has a Krusty poster stating Give a Hoot and Brush
  • Bart's diagnosis from the school nurse is Amoria Phlebitis Symptoms - 1. Sharp, stabbing pains in the stomach, 2. Shooting pain in arm, 3. Temporary loss of vision
  • Bart gets an F on his history test and his past test scores were 55%, 42%, 26% and a 12% on state capitals
  • Otto was held back in the 4th grade twice
  • Martin reads Moby Dick and Algebra Quadratic Equations
  • Martin's proximity equation is MOC 1/Pa
  • Bart and Martin spray paint with Zipp Paint-O
  • The Simpsons listen to Bill and Marty on the radio for snow cancellations
  • Children carve ice sculptures of Jebediah Springfield and the bear he killed
  • Mayor Quimby's podium reads Diamond Joe Quimby
  • In Bart's dream Benjamin Franklin invents the sled which reads Don't Sled on Me while John Hancock writes his name in the snow
  • Mrs. Krabapple named her correction pen "Old Red"
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Santa's Little Helper
Grampa Simpson
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Barney Gumble
Bleeding Gums Murphy
Chief Wiggum
Dr. J. Loren Pryor
Edna Krabappel
Helen Lovejoy
Krusty the Clown
Mayor Quimby
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Princess Kashmir
Principal Skinner
Reverend Lovejoy
Sideshow Bob
Waylon Smithers
Cool Kid
Jimbo Jones
Martin Prince
Milhouse Van Houten
Nelson Muntz
Wendell Borton
Itchy & Scratchy
Cowboy Bob
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In this Episode
Video GameEscape from Grandma's House
Itchy & ScratchyLet Them Eat Scratcy
MovieBig Gorilla Night
DreamBart Jr.
SongWinter Wonderland
DreamColonial Bart
David M. Stern
David Silverman
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Marcia Wallace
Jo Ann Harris
Pamela Hayden
Russi Taylor
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