Recap / The Simpsons S 20 E 11 How The Test Was Won

Springfield Elementary ships out all the poor-testing students (and Principal Skinner) on the day of a major standardized test. Meanwhile, Homer has to be extra careful now that his insurance has lapsed and has to wait until 3:00pm to get it reinstated.


  • But Thou Must: Lisa discovers that the answers for each question have the same meaning. As such, she is unable to decide which one to pick.
  • Exact Words: Principal Skinner tells some students that he's the Principal and they must refer to him as such. Bart then calls him "such".
  • Fully Automatic Clip Show: When Homer talks about how insurance pays him everytime he gets hurt, it leads to clips of Homer's Amusing Injuries through the show's run.
    Homer: Heh-heh. What a week.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Students make a joke when Principal Skinner instructs them to use a number two pencil.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: When Homer has an Imagine Spot about disasters that could happen while not insured, it quickly turns to Marge making out with one of her friends, making him drool.
  • Scantron Picture: Bart fills out the answer sheet of his practice test to read "SLURP MY SNOT".