S14 E3
Status
Continuing
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Airs
Sundays 8:00 PM on Disney+

Season 14  "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade"  14x3

Aired 20 years ago - Nov 17, 2002

Tired of "suckling on the six network teat," with their endless array of "reality shows," the Simpson family gets a satellite dish. Homer and Bart spend hours surfing all of the available channels. While Lisa studies for the school's upcoming achievement test; Bart doesn't, as he engrossed in Japanese Friends amongst and other lame satellite TV programming. Bart zones out during the test and daydreams about everything he's been watching lately. At a school assembly the next day, Principal Skinner announces that because of Lisa's high test score, she is being promoted to the 3rd grade. When Bart makes a comment about Lisa, Principal Skinner responds by also announcing that because of his low test score, Bart is being demoted to the 3rd grade. They'll be in class together, much to each other's horror. Lisa has a hard time adapting to the 3rd grade, as Bart is coming off as a much better student than he actually is. They go on a field trip to Capital City and Bart and Lisa are put together via the buddy system. Their teacher, Mrs. McConnell, decides that the students are going to help the state design a new flag. When Bart overhears Lisa breaking bad on him, he redesigns their entry. Lisa's anger with Bart causes them to fight and miss their bus back home. Bart and Lisa attempt to get home on their own, meanwhile Principal Skinner reports their disappearance to Homer and Marge, who subsequently journey to Capital City to try to find them. Bart and Lisa encounter a family of mountain folk, who take them back to the big city to reunite them with their family. Realizing that the "status quo" is best all-around, Principal Skinner returns Bart and Lisa's academic careers to normal.

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Damn your sparkling wordplay.
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Cool. It's the NBC News feed.
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You are the emperor of last year.
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Kids, kids, you're both right.
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We now return to Robo Trouble.
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First you look both ways Then you walk not run
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Lisa, because of your outstanding score on yesterday's big test...
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Okay, Bart...
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What? I gotta be in the same class as her?
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Class, meet our newest third graders, Lisa and Bart Simpson.
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Okay, the sun rises in the east...
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That's how you remember the four original provinces of Canada.
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Clowns love haircuts, so should Lee Marvin's valet.
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Nice work, Bart.
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Matching fanny packs.
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There's a swingin' town I know Called Capital City
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Now, as we cross the street, I want you to hold hands with your buddy.
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The chair recognizes the esteemed representative from Capital City.
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...particularly as we are a northern state.
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But, Mom, I'm really excited about this new flag design.
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So I understand you children have some state flags for me.
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That was my worst unfurling ever.
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- You've lost me. - Oh, forget it.
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- Oh, Bart, I think we're lost. - I used to be lost.
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They're gone. I don't know what happened.
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Bart and Lisa are lost in Capital City and presumed crying.
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Cowabunga.
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Bart, you're my big brother. You should act like it more often.
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- Okay, you go. - I don't think I've done anything else.
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Bart. Listen, we're really sorry.
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