The Simpsons

Season 24 Episode 10

A Test Before Trying

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2013 on FOX
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When Springfield Elementary is threatened with closure because of low standardized test scores, the fate of the school rests on one student who missed the test, and who must raise the average above the minimum threshold: Bart Simpson. Meanwhile, Homer finds a parking meter at a local dump, and starts deploying it around Springfield to fleece unwitting parkers of their quarters.

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    Dan Castellaneta

    Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

    Julie Kavner

    Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

    Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

    Yeardley Smith

    Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

    Hank Azaria

    Hank Azaria

    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

    Harry Shearer

    Harry Shearer

    Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

    Valerie Harper

    Valerie Harper

    Department of Standardized Testing Proctor

    Special Guest Star

    Marcia Wallace

    Marcia Wallace

    Edna Krabappel

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    Pamela Hayden

    Pamela Hayden

    Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

    Recurring Role

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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      • Historically, Sherri and Terri seem to have a problem of being separated from each other. However, in "Bye Bye Nerdy" one of the twins are seen by herself in swim class with Lisa.

      • Pulling the fire alarm would not activate the building's sprinkler system. Instead, it would be the other way around (the sprinkler activating the fire alarm system when set off.)

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      • Show Title: Radioactive Man flying in the sky carrying his bride, with a "Just Married" banner and cans attached to his boots.
        Billboard Gag: Krusty: Live from Rehab 8PM. (with a saddened Krusty pictured with his hair flopped down)
        Chalkboard Gag: I will obey Oscar campaign rules from now on.
        Couch Gag: This extended sequence parodies a movie trailer (including a narrating voiceover and approval tag) in which the family is performing various action stunts as seen in various films before reaching the couch. After they're seated, a comet strikes the house, blowing it to kingdom come. The title of the movie is The Couch: Don't Get Comfortable.

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