S1 E2
Status
Continuing
Next episode
in a month
Airs
Sundays 8:00 PM on Disney+

Season 1  "Bart the Genius"  1x2

Aired 30 years ago - Jan 14, 1990

After switching IQ tests with Martin, Bart is mistaken for a child genius. When he's enrolled in a school for gifted students, a series of embarrassments and mishaps makes him long for his old life.

Mouse over thumbnail for slideshow

Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 1
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 2
Hmm.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 3
Good. Okay. Simpson?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 4
Bart, I hope you won't bear some sort of simpleminded grudge against me.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 5
so he won't be tempted to look at his neighbor's paper?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 6
"At 7:30 a. m., an express train traveling 60 miles an hour...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 7
It's eight cars long and always carries the same number of passengers in each car.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 8
- Ticket, please. - I don't have a ticket.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 9
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 12
He sure is.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 13
Yeah, it's a crummy system, but what are you gonna do?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 14
He's frequently absent from school, then gives teachers pathetic excuse notes...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 15
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, this is our district psychiatrist, Dr. J.Loren Pryor.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 16
No, no, we're quite certain.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 17
Ever feel a little frustrated?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 18
I think we should retest him.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 19
Excellent. We're all set. Here's all the information you need.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 20
Although, in some cases, it's a total mystery.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 21
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 22
Sort of a spare in case Bart's brain blows up.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 24
There's nothing wrong with a father kissing his son. I think.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 25
I'm Ms. Melon, your learning coordinator.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 26
A comic book?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 27
You know, sentences spelled the same backwards and forwards.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 28
Hamster Number One has been infected with a staphylococci virus.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 29
And now we can continue our debate from yesterday.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 30
Does anyone else have an example of a paradox?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 31
Well... you're damned if you do...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 32
for the weight of a feather on the second moon of Neptune from your lunch.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 33
Save your breath.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 34
What are you reading there? Comic books?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 35
What's that word where you encourage something to grow?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 36
- Homer, you're going too. - But I'm not a genius. Why should I suffer?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 37
Toreador, oh, don't spit on the floor
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 39
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 41
So,"Y" equals " R" cubed over three.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 42
D R over three, or R squared D R, or R D R R.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 43
Why don't you go build a rocket ship, brainiac?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 44
Well, I guess we don't have to do that.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 45
Don't worry, Home boy. You're not that fast.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 46
If we don't get any volunteers soon, I'll assign somebody.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 47
Now, Bart, we want to emphasize that nobody's angry about this.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 48
I wanna go back to my old class.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 49
You know, to study them and all the stuff they do with each other.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 50
"'My proposal' by Bart Simpson."
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 51
Oh, no. " For this, I will--"

Or scroll and see one by one:

Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 2
Hmm.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 3
Good. Okay. Simpson?
#3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 4
Bart, I hope you won't bear some sort of simpleminded grudge against me.
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 5
so he won't be tempted to look at his neighbor's paper?
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 6
"At 7:30 a. m., an express train traveling 60 miles an hour...
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 7
It's eight cars long and always carries the same number of passengers in each car.
#7
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 8
- Ticket, please. - I don't have a ticket.
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 9 #9 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 10 #10 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 11 #11 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 12
He sure is.
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 13
Yeah, it's a crummy system, but what are you gonna do?
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 14
He's frequently absent from school, then gives teachers pathetic excuse notes...
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 15
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, this is our district psychiatrist, Dr. J.Loren Pryor.
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 16
No, no, we're quite certain.
#16
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 17
Ever feel a little frustrated?
#17
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 18
I think we should retest him.
#18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 19
Excellent. We're all set. Here's all the information you need.
#19
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 20
Although, in some cases, it's a total mystery.
#20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 21 #21 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 22
Sort of a spare in case Bart's brain blows up.
#22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 23 #23 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 24
There's nothing wrong with a father kissing his son. I think.
#24
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 25
I'm Ms. Melon, your learning coordinator.
#25
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 26
A comic book?
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 27
You know, sentences spelled the same backwards and forwards.
#27
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 28
Hamster Number One has been infected with a staphylococci virus.
#28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 29
And now we can continue our debate from yesterday.
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 30
Does anyone else have an example of a paradox?
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 31
Well... you're damned if you do...
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 32
for the weight of a feather on the second moon of Neptune from your lunch.
#32
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 33
Save your breath.
#33
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 34
What are you reading there? Comic books?
#34
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 35
What's that word where you encourage something to grow?
#35
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 36
- Homer, you're going too. - But I'm not a genius. Why should I suffer?
#36
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 37
Toreador, oh, don't spit on the floor
#37
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 38 #38 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 39 #39 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 40 #40 Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 41
So,"Y" equals " R" cubed over three.
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 42
D R over three, or R squared D R, or R D R R.
#42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 43
Why don't you go build a rocket ship, brainiac?
#43
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 44
Well, I guess we don't have to do that.
#44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 45
Don't worry, Home boy. You're not that fast.
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 46
If we don't get any volunteers soon, I'll assign somebody.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 47
Now, Bart, we want to emphasize that nobody's angry about this.
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 48
I wanna go back to my old class.
#48
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 49
You know, to study them and all the stuff they do with each other.
#49
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 50
"'My proposal' by Bart Simpson."
#50
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 51
Oh, no. " For this, I will--"
#51