Season Two: Episode One
Bart Gets an F
Air Date: October 11th, 1990
Director: David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie 2008) Animated Pink Panther Movie-TBA
Voice Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Marcia Wallace- Edna Krabappel (1990-2014) May she rest in peace.
Bart Simpson, ever the underachiever finds himself in a position of repeating the fourth grade. Something he personally does not want. He will try whatever means necessary to avoid it (trekking through some usual pitfalls in the process). There will be no shortcuts, no gimmicks. Can Bart muster up enough or will he be doomed to repeat?
What I Liked
This episode is a good one for a variety of reasons. It gives us perhaps the best look at the inner struggles of Bart Simpson. That he is still a prankster and a layabout intellectually. However, he has his limits, goals, and fears. He represents many young people in similar situations. The struggle, the frustration, the rebellion.
This episode also expands the Simpsons universe. There is a winter like scene which showcases how in one season, the Simpsons had created a whole town of characters. Everyone on display. It is so vibrant and action-packed.
There are tender moments in this episode as well. Between Marge/Homer and Bart. Between Krabappel and Bart.
This episode shows me everything that made me fall in love with “The Simpsons” and how I came to defend it. (At least the earlier seasons.)
Simpsons Roasting Over and Open Fire- Favorite
The Call of the Simpsons
Life On the Fast Lane
Krusty Gets Busted
Bart Get an F
Bart the General
Homer’s Night Out
The Telltale Head
There’s is No Disgrace Like Home
Bart the Genius
The Crepes of Wrath
Some Enchanted Evening. – Least Favorite