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Bart the Genius

The Simpsons Episode Details
Production Number: 7G02
Original Air Date: January 14, 1990
Blackboard: I will not waste chalk
I will not waste chalk
Couch Gag:
The family hurry on to the couch and Bart
pops up into the air and crashes down again.
Guest Voices[?]: None
Writer: John Vitti[?]
Director[?]: David Silverman[?]

Bart the Genius was the second non short Simpsons episode released on television. In this episode, Bart is caught vandalising school property with a crude spray-painting of Principal Skinner and then swaps IQ tests with Martin and declared a genius.

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Synopsis Miss Krabappel's class is subjected to an IQ test; Martin finishes early and mocks Bart; Bart finishes last but swaps his test with Martin's and changes the names. Bart is then declared a genius and sent to a separate school. Homer and Marge are suddenly more attentive and supportive of Bart, yet after being conned out of his lunch and causing a large green explosion from mixing an acid with a base, Bart becomes discouraged and confesses that he is not really a genius. Bart is returned to his old school, where he is scorned for being intelligent; when he tells Homer that he lied on the test, Homer chases him through the house and Lisa comments that Bart is not a genius anymore.

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Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
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