Bart the Murderer

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  • 9.5

    A really bad day comes full circle for Bart when he accidentally stumbles into Fat Tony's club. The gangster soon takes a liking to Bart and hires him to work the club much to the dismay of Marge.

    By meathead704, Oct 06, 2010

    Hands down the funniest episode of season three. You will be laughing all the way through in this very well written and entertaining episode. This is one of the episodes where the predictable ending does not take away form the over all enjoyment. It's pretty obvious Skinner was alive, but to hear him tell his story of what happened to him and how he escaped was very clever, not to mention hysterical. Don't forget Bart's performance of "Witchcraft" in his new suit. Years after "Bart the Murderer" originally aired, it still delivers terrific laughs. This episode is just plain supoib.moreless

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  • 9.5

    Bart in the Mafia.

    By Sami5118, Aug 31, 2010

    This is probably one of my top 15 favorite eps of all time because: it was the first Fat Tony ep, Bart was in the Mafia, and principal Skinner was thought to be murdered by Bart and the Mafia. In this ep, Bart has a horrible day, but his luck changes and after school, he crashed his skateboard in to the stairwell of the Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club, and he soon finds himself working for the Springfield Mafia and Fat Tony. He ends up becoming their bartender and errand boy. When Skinner sentences Bart to an afternoon of detention, he mysteriously disappears and the police suspect that Bart and the Mafia had something to do with it. In the end, Bart snubs the Mafia after Skinner shows up at the trial, saying that he was trapped under a pile of papers and Bart didn't do anything to him.moreless

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  • 8.5

    this was a good ep i thought

    By cube2k8, May 15, 2010

    in this ep of the simpsons bart takes a field trip the chocklate factory and bart becomes a goodfella under spring field mob boss fat tony and then he must help fat tony do stuff and the family starts to get suppisous when they find stolen cigerests in barts room and they see a fbi truck out side the home. and pricible skinner is giving bart a hard time and bart complains to fat tony and they start to rough him up a bit and kidnappe him. and then the police are in on and then bart tells lisa the story and bart thinks as him self as a murders . this was a good epmoreless

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  • 10

    Top 15

    By futuramarama, Jan 10, 2010

    In this episode, Bart has a horrendously bad day- he forgets his permission trip to a chocolate factory, he is 40 minutes late to school, etc. But at the end of the school day he accidentally lands in mobster Fat Tony's hideout. Instead of hurting and/or killing him, Fat Tony makes him give him and his henchmen drinks. Bart loves working with the mob, but one day when Bart is complaining about Skinner, the next day he is reported missing and all signs apparently point to Bart. Will Bart be able to clear his name or did he really kill Skinner?



    A great episode, one of my personal favorites in factmoreless

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  • 9.1

    Great

    By MasterJedi798, May 28, 2008

    Bart winds up working for the spingfiled mafia in this episode. After he wins Fat Tony money on horse racing by just telling him catchphrases, they decide to keep the boy and use him. After a while, bart arrives late at work and Fat tony wonder why. Bart tells him that is pribciple kept him late and the mobsters decide to deal with him. This is one of my favorite episode because of all the refernces to the Godfatehr films. Overall, this is one of the best episode of the season, imo. I would give it a score of 9/10moreless

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  • 8.9

    Bart joins a dangerous gang.

    By titiembe, Mar 18, 2008

    Besides the fact that I find it completely illogical that Bart can just work for a mafia like that and not get in any type of trouble, this episode was pretty solid. Bart making good Manhattans was strange but sorta funny, and the part where he saw everyone cheating was good too. I also liked the part when Homer goes to check the guys out and after getting a pair of six's he won lol. But anyway afterwards Bart thinks that the crew murdered Seymour, but at the trial Seymour comes rushing in and explains about how he got trapped under newspapers. Lol. So I thought it was a great episode but not as good as the second and third one of this season.moreless

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  • 9.1

    Bart becomes a mobstar... WHat else is new? Stupendous episode though

    By Iverson82094, Jan 29, 2008

    Bart crashes down a flight of stairs on his Skateboard and ends up at the Legitimate Businessman's Social Club -- a mobster hangout. The mobsters, Fat Tony, Louie and Joey, are impressed with Bart's spunk and give him a job tending bar. Marge finds out what Bart is doing and asks Homer to stop it. Homer however, is impressed with the mobsters. Fat Tony finds out that Skinner is making Bart stay after school, so the mob pay him a visit. The next day Skinner goes missing, and Bart and the mob is the main blame. Just as Bart is about to be convicted, Skinner bursts in and tells the court he was trapped in his basement after a stack of newspapers fell on him. Bart quits his job, and all is well.moreless

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  • 8.7

    A bit overrated, but still a brilliant episode.

    By DaGamePhreak, Aug 19, 2007

    Homer runs into a group of gangsters while skateboarding. The gang takes him in, and teach him a few things. One day, Bart comes into the gangs bar and complains about Principal Skinner "causing him trouble". Soon, Skinner goes missing. Bart think that the gang may have misunderstood and killed Skinner, but that isn't so. The police find no evidence, until Skinner shows up in the court room. Apparently, the gang simply talked to him, and left, and Skinner only went missing when newspapers fell on him in the garage and he couldn't get up.



    "Bart the Murderer" is another very solid John Swartzwelder episode. Skinner's whole story of how he got stuck under the newspapers is pretty funny, and the episode is just very fun to watch. Yet another Swartzwelder and Simpsons classic episode.moreless

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  • 8.4

    Among the classics!

    By starman100, Jun 29, 2007

    This episode was very well-written and clever, and...Always Funny.



    When I think about it, this show would of been AMAZING back in it's time. Nowadays, the 'new' seasons are nothing compared to their prime time seasons (3-7). I just don't see what is holding them back from making their new episodes like the old classics. Is it because they are trying to keep up with Family Guy? Well, they shouldn't. The Simpson's is a great show, and it should NOT have to compete with other shows.moreless

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