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Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3rd Grade 

Bart and Lisa are respectively held back and moved forward one grade, putting them in the same class.

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Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Racetrack Announcer / News Director / 'Who Wants to Marry an Internet Billionaire?' Announcer / Robot #1 / Caution Crewman / Capital City Goofball / Groundskeeper Willie / 'No!' (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Animal Survivor' Judge / 'Touch the Stove' Host / Satellite Salesman / Japanese Friend #1 / Clock Channel Voice / 'Robot Rumble Announcer / Robot #2 / Clown / MC Safety / House Speaker / Grandpappy (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Animal Survivor' Announcer / 'Touch the Stove Announcer / Ned Flanders / Tom Brokaw / Principal Skinner / Otto / Hillbilly (voice)
Tony Bennett ... Himself (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Dakota / Kid #2 / Milhouse Van Houten / 'She-Bear' (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Japanese Friend #2 / Audrey McConnell / Kid #3 / Teen / Gov. Mary Bailey (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Kevin (voice)
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Storyline

When Bart is held back a year and Lisa fast-streamed they end up in the same class where, for once, Bart is the star pupil because he has already learned the material. Things worsen between them on a field trip where they are called upon to design a new flag for the state of Springfield and Bart sabotages his sister's efforts. After they fight they get lost in the woods before they are found by a hill-billy family and returned home. After this Principal Skinner feels it best to return them to their old classes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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field trip | 2d animation | See All (2) »

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Bart's daydream, the characters sing the classic Jewish folk song Hava Nagila. See more »

Goofs

When the grades go on the School Bus to Capital City, Otto says "Pukers in back", but his mouth his open and doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Principal Skinner: If this episode has taught us anything, it's that nothing works better than the status quo. Bart, you're promoted back to the fourth grade.
Bart Simpson: Yeah!
Principal Skinner: And Lisa, you have a choice. You may continue to be challenged in third grade, or return to second grade and be merely a big fish in a little pond.
Lisa Simpson: Big fish! Big fish!
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Connections

References Pokémon (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D
(uncredited)
Composed by Edward Elgar
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Weakest Episode of the Fourteenth Season but Not Bad at All,
15 July 2014 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Bart vs Lisa vs the Third Grade is a good Simpsons episode with a good storyline and some very funny scenes.It is without a doubt,in my opinion,the worst episode of the fourteenth season,an episode where Bart and Lisa are in the same class together,taking their sibling rivalry to the next level,had so much more potential,but it ended up being a very average Simpsons.I liked the beginning of the episode very much,where Bart and Homer can't stop watching television.as they parody shows such as Friends and Robot Wars,but I thought the episode got very weak and less entertaining once Bart and Lisa went on their school trip.Bart vs Lisa vs the Third Grade isn't the finest Simpsons episode,but it's still a funny and enjoyable one.

Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry is put to the test when Bart is pushed back and Lisa is pushed forward to the third grade.


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