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The Simpsons Episode: "A Test Before Trying"

Season 24, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Springfield Elementary must depend on Bartificial intelligence when it's threatened with closure after doing poorly on standardized testing, and since Bart's the only one who missed the exam, it's up to him to raise the average grade to save the school. Meanwhile, Homer finds a parking meter in the dump and turns it into his own private moneymaker by placing it at various spots around town, where unsuspecting drivers pump coins into it.
Original Air Date: Jan 13, 2013
Guest Cast Valerie Harper: Department of Standardized Testing Proctor
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Season 24, Episode 10
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Length: 21:31
Aired: 1/13/2013
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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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