Bart the General
Production Code
Broadcast Index
Episode Number
04 February 1990
John Swartzwelder
David Silverman
Executive Producer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
DVD Commentary
Matt Groening
James L. Brooks
David Silverman
Gary M. Gadsdon
  • Character Debuts:
  • • Nelson Muntz
  • • Herman
Plot Bart gets into a fight against Nelson Muntz after trying to defend Lisa's cupcakes that she made for Miss Hoover and her class. Nelson beats Bart up after school, and warns him to prepare for more beatings.At home, Marge tells Bart to talk to Principal Skinner, but Homer says fight dirty. Bart follows Homer's advice and tries to retaliate.However, he just gets beaten up more. Lisa suggests going to see Grampaf or advice. Grampa and Bart go see Herman, and he suggests getting an army together and fighting Nelson in a war. Bart builds up a squad and two hundred water balloons. Bart commandeers his troops to victory where a treaty is written which Bart and Nelson both sign.
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