Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S1 E2 “Bart the Genius”

It’s time for another Throwback Thursday with Totbox!  Enjoy this week’s installment.. -Alissa 

Salutations recipients of acknowledgment,

Last time (if you are traveling in continuity) I mentioned The Simpson’s first episode aired on December 17th 1989 and that is still true no matter how much I messed with space time. I must admit, I’m feeling a little stupid, almost as stupid as a couple of other travelers Bill and Ted (whose excellent movie premiered on February 17th 1989), “why do I feel as stupid as them?” Well, lets just say when you meet true genius, it’s best not to have your facts wrong… Let’s leave it at that. I’ve been doing a little research on “Genius” and ran into Stephen Hawking but he was just born (1942), then went back further to meet Albert Einstein but he was just born (1879) then traveled forward again…. (1949) Wile E. Coyote, (1993) Brain (from Animaniacs) and his pal Pinky, (1996) Dexter’s Lab (Dexter) and I’m sure I forgot a few other Geniuses along the way so I went back to January 14th 1990.

“Bart the Genius”
Cheating is never a smart idea, but it made Bart a “Genius”

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The second episode of The Simpsons, January 14th 1990.

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING (outside the Tracey Ullman Show):
Edna Krabappel, Martin Prince, Krusty’s image (on cereal and picture frame in Bart’s room), Radioactive Man comic book, Springfield Opera House.

There are also character’s and items that appeared for the first time that Could come into TSTO in the future maybe.  OH THE POSSIBILITIES:

Some previously requested Characters:  Richard (whom is often seen with Lewis Clark. I’d like Both of them in the Game),  Ms. Mellon (saddly since she was voiced by Marcia Wallace whom also famously voiced Mrs. Krabappel, it is unlikely and even less likely to be voiced), Martin Prince’s Parents, and Dr. Pryor.

Possible Buildings: Enriched Learning Center For Gifted Children.

Possible Skins: Fantasy sequence Train Conductor Martin, Opera Dress Marge, Pink Shirt and Tie Bart, and Green Bart (I think that Goblin Bart is green enough :p ).

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Possible NPCs: Opera singers (Bullfighter and Fat Lady)

Possible Events: Graffiti art completion mini-game, Opera Event? (I’d prefer a Broadway Theater event), Train event (as long as there is no math involved :p ), Scrabble mini-game (I woud lose iff thay did that) :p

Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game. Don’t Mention It: any of the other kids from this episode (smart kids and average kids), and the Opera singing soldiers.

some Highlights:

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Some other things to think about:
Maggie is seen thinking about her EMC blocks maybe she is the real genius. Picture’s hanging in the Simpson’s living room are not what we are used to. Bart’s door seems to be two different colors (one side from the other) or is that just the lighting making me think that? In a school of educated students they still can be cruel bullies. If Bart didn’t cheat, would Martin be out of Springfield Elementary and thus out of Bart’s life?  What acid and base mixed would make a green explosion?

Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Did you ever cheat on a test? Did you ever vandalize something with graffiti? Do you know anyone you consider a genius? Ever felt alienated for your intellect or lack there of? Can you imagine a world with everyone having the same level of intellect? Do you know what happens when you mix acids and bases? Sound off in the comments and have a pleasant journey back to your current space/time 🙂

9 responses to “Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S1 E2 “Bart the Genius”

  1. I remember this episode well, must have been on a lot when I was a kid. Always wondered why the genius school never came back for Martin, Lisa, or any of the other smart kids. (Aside from the obvious, which is maintaining the status quo.)
    I’ve seen graffiti but never done it. Met a kid who was really into it in college. I’ve know people who were definite geniuses. Can’t always keep up with them, but generally prefer their company to the non-geniuses. I’ve often wished I was a little smarter or a little stupider, because then I might have more in common with more people. I do know what happens when mixing acids and bases, though, at least a little bit. Acid/base chemistry is usually the fastest part of a reaction, and does need to be handled with care. However, I’m not sure just mixing an acid with a base would make anything go boom. Energetic bubbling and release of some sort of gas (sometimes highly toxic) is what you’re most likely to get. An acid/base reaction most people are super familiar with is baking soda and vinegar.

  2. I love your posts Totbox! You have this certain charm. It would be awesome if your Throwback Thursday Series continued to Season 2!

  3. Another great read Totbot! Loved this episode due to the many maths references!!!

  4. R-D-R-R, or something. Yeah, I didn’t understand. 😉

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