The Simpsons (1989– )
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Bart the Genius 

Bart ends up at a school for gifted children after cheating on an IQ test.


David Silverman


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




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Conductor (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Skinner's secretary (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Cecile Shapiro (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Seymour Skinner / Dr. J. Loren Pryor / Mr. Prince (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel / Ms. Melon (voice) (as Marsha Wallace)
Jo Ann Harris ... Richard / Lewis (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Ethan Foley / Boy (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Sidney Swift / Ian (voice)


Bart is fearing that he will fail an intelligence test, Bart switches exams with Martin Prince. When school psychologist Dr. Pryor studies the results, he thinks that Bart is a genius, and Bart is enrolled into a new school for genius kids. Bart doesn't fit in very well though. Written by

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

14 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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Bart The Genius, good but still not what we know today.
7 January 2008 | by dobbin-4See all my reviews

The Simpsons of course started off with Christmas special "Simpson's Roasting On An Open Fire" which had basic drawings and not laugh out loud jokes, but this episode has probably the first laugh out loud joke in it and from here the show just gets better and better. This episode centers around Bart who in this episode swaps on a test from Martin and gets into a school for the highly gifted, this leading to Bart mending his friendship with his Dad and losing all of his mates. The Episode is very humorous and shows what was to become the greatest show ever to come out. Overall fans of the show will love this episode as it features the character's exactly as they became 20 years later. So watch this episode in a pack of Season 1 and enjoy early Simpson's doing what it was meant to, Making people laugh. I rate this episode 73%.

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