Recap / The Simpsons S 14 E 3 Bart Vs Lisa Vs The Third Grade

Bart and Lisa end up in the same third-grade class after the latest standardized test shows that Lisa got the highest grade and gets to skip ahead while Bart got the lowest grade and has to repeat third grade.


"Bart vs Lisa vs The Third Grade" contains examples of:

  • Fun with Acronyms: Bart devises abbreviations to help remember things on the test. Lisa doesn't find it very helpful.
    Bart: Quiet Nerds Burp Only Near School.
    Lisa: Bart, I'm doing my geography homework.
    Bart: I know. That's how you remember the four original provinces of Canada. Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, Nova Scotia. "Quiet Nerds Burp Only Near School." Here's how you remember their principle exports: "Dogs eat barf solely on Wednesday, Mabel."
    Lisa: Stop!
    (later...)
    Bart: Canada's Governor's General: "Clowns love haircuts, so should Lee Marvin's valet."
    Lisa: GET OUT!
  • Imagine Spot: Bart has one in class, due to TV withdrawal.
    Clown: It's finally happened, Bart: You've lost your mind!
  • Noodle Incident: Bart has a fascinating one involving Lisa's bike and an unattended steamroller.
  • Status Quo Is God: It was even praised after Bart returned to fourth-grade and Lisa returned to second.
  • Sadistic Teacher: Audrey McConnell (on Lisa's account).
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Bart once more turns up the dial just to make sure to give Lisa a nightmare in the grade he was degraded to. He apologizes at the end.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: The NBC news anchor randomly starts puking in a garbage can during a break. While we don't get to see the vomit, we see the action on screen and clearly hear realistic vomiting noises.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Springfield is in a Northern state — that somehow has a Confederate Stars and Bars on their flag.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E3BartVsLisaVsTheThirdGrade