Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

Series 23 - Episode 2 Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

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Review

“I’d like to learn more.” That’s not a sentence you’d normally associate with zigzag-headed eternal youth Bart Simpson, but he says it tonight. After the yellow rebel hijacks the school auction, Principal Skinner challenges Superintendent Chalmers to take over Bart’s education. The chosen subject of Teddy Roosevelt strikes gold and soon Bart is imparting his new-found wisdom to Nelson and his other no-hoper friends. Marge, of course, is made up — until Chalmers is fired…

It’s low-simmer Simps, perked up by satisfyingly obscure allusions, including one to the early Tom Cruise vehicle Taps, and a masterly Ren & Stimpy Show pastiche.

Summary

Bart discovers a passion for American history when Superintendent Chalmers is forced to take over his education. However, an accident during an excursion costs the troublemaker's new teacher his job, forcing the pupils of Springfield Elementary to fight for his reinstatement.

Cast & Crew

Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta
Marge Simpson Julie Kavner
Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright
Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith
Superintendent Chalmers Hank Azaria
Principal Skinner Harry Shearer
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Comedy Drama Sitcom