Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E1 Bart gets an “F”

Hi Underachievers,

It is a bit funny that I (like Bart) am not a fan of history yet here I am traveling through it, all the way back to October 11th 1990, when Bart was in the fourth grade… Wait, he still is in the fourth grade!

Now sit up and pay attention! There will be a test at the end of this post.

“Bart gets an “F””

Bart needs to pass a test… And that means, he needs a Miracle.

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October 11th 1990, Season 2 (premiere) episode 1. The 14th episode of The Simpsons.


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

Some previously requested Characters: Bill and Marty (just their voices on KBBL), Benjamin Franklin (though obviously not a Simpsons character, there are possibilities of him showing up in a July 4th event)

Possible Skins: Ernest Hemingway (“Papa”) Martin (which would be great for a Fishing event). Future Fantasy Old Krabappel and Old Bart (but there are other Future Bart skins I’d rather have). Historic Fantasy Bart (colonial suit), Three-Musketeer outfits for Itchy and Scratchy (if we ever get Itchy and Scratchy in the game. COME ON EA!!). Cool Martin (wait, we already have that for his 4hr task, never mind). Winter Wear for civilians (there are too many characters to list) but besides Maggie, the character that I’d want a winter skin the most might surprise you… Princess Kashmir (yeah, I think her traditional outfit might be too cold to wear in winter events :p ) whether she is a bleached blonde or a dirty blonde doesn’t matter to me as long as she is dressed warm for the right weather.

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Possible Events: “Snow Day” event (snowball fights, ice skating, sledding, hockey etc; with parents chasing the children to put on earmuffs and boots as Event Tappable Critters). History-comes-alive event which I guess EA would do on July 4th, also an Escape From Grandma’s House or other video game event.

Possible NPCs: Gorilla the Conqueror, I like the Black and White version but the In-Color Tap-dancing one is funny too –maybe two separate NPCs one for a Going Ape event and the other for a Tappa Tappa Tappa (tap dancing) event. 🙂

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Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Fantasy Bart Simpson Jr., Ms. Phipps (school nurse), fantasy congressmen, and various kids (that I haven’t mentioned in Season 1 posts).

some Highlights:

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Some other things to think about:

Even in Bart’s historical fantasy he gets his facts wrong, though Ben Franklin invented many things a sled was not one of them. Bart is doing his studying by candlelight? Bart passes and thus doesn’t have to repeat the 4th grade (which he is still in). At the end when Bart runs out of the school with his test Milhouse watches him run by and if you freeze frame the scene it almost seems like Milhouse’s nose sort of disappears at the head-on shot (making him look kind of like a ninja turtle). When Edna and Skinner bump into each other ice skating/playing hockey that may be the first spark between these two as a blossoming relationship. Though Bart has written on the chalkboard in the Season 1 opening credits this is the first we see him being forced to write something numerous times within an actual episode.

There are still more images and quotes that I wanted to squeeze in but this one particularly got me thinking

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I hope Bart’s not comparing himself to MY Posts :p

Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Do you remember your school grades (A’s and F’s)? Ever been held back a grade? Do you remember your Fourth Grade (teacher/lessons/experience)? Have you ever tutored someone? How did you learn to be cool? Are you a serious procrastinator? Do you still pray for Snow Days? Can you imagine a world without tests? Sound off in the comments and have a blah blah blah blah blah journey back to your current space/time :). Lol, I wanted to know you were still paying attention, that was just a Test ;p

12 responses to “Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E1 Bart gets an “F”

  1. Josephine Kick@$$

    School, hated my science teacher, have always had an “problem with authority”. So… Changing F’s to B’s for science 😏
    Other musings:

    Nix on NPC’s that are either/and/or/not/possibly: too large, too ugly, too cute, too small, too animated, animated too little, or won’t go/stay where they belong 🚧

    IMO, unless a skin has an awesome outdoor visual or pays premium, I can live without it🙄

    Winter wear with a switch like the one for the festive lights🎄😃

    Great throwback Tot, keep up the good work😎

    • Thank you for sharing some personal school day stuff (I try to give opportunity for people to share tidbits of their reality/past but they rarely bite).

      My fourth grade teacher was Mrs. Z. She looked alot like Dr. Ruth (if anyone remembers who that is -lol), I remember field trips, and the studying not to be all that challenging. My grades were decent.

      Lol, well I guess you’re not a fan of NPCs, I’m not crazy about them myself but since EA keeps tossing them in the game, I have to include the possibility.

      I LOVE your idea of a Skin switch of sorts – lets not stop at winter wear, what if with a tap of the button you can get all your characters in sports wear, or Stonecutter wear, or Premium skin. I hope EA will make not only that but also a Closet that we can actually put away all those skins we don’t use. I also hate it when a character has a premium skin then does a Monorail task or S.Heights task and when finished they are back to their default skin >:(

      Thanks for the encouragement, I have a few already written and waiting and can’t wait to share them 🙂

      • Josephine Kick@$$

        Oh yes, Dr. Ruth… and her name was Mrs. Z, sounds like a bad scene from Austin Powers lol. What’s a field trip? 😂😂😂

        I try to keep Mr. Burns on Money Mountain & kick myself every time I accidentally use him to recycle. Especially when I am in a hurry & send all on an 8 hr task, forgetting he’s not in his Moneybags skin 😡 I love your idea of a way to put all characters in premium skins, or switching skins to a theme, definitely a closet for skins never used (I know there are some I haven’t) 😀😀😀😀😀

        NPC’s… nope, some of them are downright WTH, but to each his own I guess lol

        • Mrs. Z. (It’s abreviated) I don’t remember how to spell her last name and don’t want to attempt it to be honest.

          Are you serious that you don’t know what a field trip is? It’s when school kids go on a school bus and go to a place (that isn’t home or school), like the Zoo, the local police station, or in the Simpsons The Nucular Power etc.

          • Josephine Kick@$$

            Lol, I was being a smart@$$… it’s just our field trips were so forgettable that, well, I’ve forgotten most of them 😂

  2. “Prayer, ……the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    This episode was on a few days ago so it’s fresh in my memory,
    great post Totbox

    😃 🇬🇧

  3. Purr lEAse EA…I want a Going Ape event! 😀

    (With pirates and zombies too)

    • If you look at the SOME HIGHLIGHTS collage, I’ve included the cover of Treasure Island (top left corner) which Bart was supposed to do his book report on. So there are both Pirates, Monkey/Apes. But no zombies… Wait.. since they showed Ben Franklin and other currently dead congressmen – that’s kind of like zombies. All three(ish) in one episode. :p

  4. Add me pls Atheer901

  5. Woohoo! I was eagerly awaiting 6:30pm EDT, and hoping I’d see a Season 2 Totbox Throwback post.

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