Videoclip for stage fright
The Simpsons: Season 2, episode 1
Early in this episode is a scene where Bart gives a book report on “Treasure Island.” He is clearly unprepared and caught by his teacher. This clip is a good illustration of the idea that while confidence can be faked, preparation cannot. I ask the students several questions about the clip:
- What’s the problem here?
- How do we know he is unprepared?
- When you are in an audience, do you appreciate someone wasting your time like this?