Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Simpsons Episode 5 - Bart the General 7G05

[No Chalkboard Gag]

In the fifth episode of The Simpsons, Bart gets bullied by Nelson Muntz while defending Lisa. This is the first sign of Bart's inner conflict; while he mocks his kid sister relentlessly sometimes, he has a soft spot for her and will defend her when she's threatened. After he inadvertently makes Nelson bleed his own blood, a potentially bloody conflict is setup between Nelson and Bart.


In another sign of family ties, Bart turns to his grandfather for help. He then enlists the bizarre military surplus store owner Herman to help plot an attack on the bullies.



The end result is a truce, though the bullies mostly go down to defeat. Despite its militaristic sounding title, the episode introduces the sweet side of Bart's personality and the strong family bonds that exist between the family.