Bartholomew Jo-Jo ("Bart") Simpson
(voiced by Nancy Cartwright) is a
fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons
He is the 10-year-old son of Homer and Marge Simpson and older brother of Lisa
According to the book The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album, his
"birthday" is April 1 or April Fool's Day. According to the show's chronology
Bart was born in 1982 as he is two years and 38 days older than Lisa, who was
born during the 1984 Summer Olympics. However, in the episode "I Married Marge",
it was revealed that Bart was conceived in June 1980 (Homer and Marge had just
seen The Empire Strikes Back), which would make his birthday April 1,
1981. The year is probably not consistent as Bart is always described as being
10 years old.
Bart's interests include skateboarding, comic books (especially
Radioactive Man), terrorizing his sisters, video games, helping Lisa solve
various problems (e.g, reuniting Krusty the Clown with his estranged father),
Dickensian chimney sweeps, mooning unsuspecting victims, and prank calling Moe
Szyslak at his tavern. Like many other characters on the show, Bart is also
left-handed. Bart has also been circumcised as shown in the episode where Krusty
the Clown meets his father.
He is a self-proclaimed underachiever who begins each show in detention
writing lines on the blackboard, and pretty much distracted by anything; even,
strangely enough, algebraic equations. His penchant for shocking people began
before he was born: Bart "mooned" Dr. Hibbard while he performed a sonogram on
Marge. He is considerably undermotivated and takes great joy in disrupting the
routine at Springfield Elementary, yet his pranks are often very elaborately
complex, while his actions and speech frequently show consirable mental agility
and understanding, and so he cannot be called "stupid" per se. The fact he is
the son of Homer and shares many of the same mannerisms and behaviors may
account for his antics. Homer even described Bart as "a cooler, in-your-face
version" of himself.
Bart caused a fictional diplomatic incident between the United States and
Australia in "Bart vs. Australia" when he placed a very long collect call to an
Australian boy to find out in which direction toilets flush in the southern
hemisphere. (This is an oversimplification of that phenomenon, which amusingly
popularized the legend even more.)
Many times, when Homer finds out that Bart has said or done something stupid
or bad, he yells out, "Why you little—!" and strangles Bart in anger.
Bart will often address Homer by his first name instead of "Dad". This is
parodied on an episode where Bart was a baby. Homer is trying to get Bart to say
"Dad". Instead he keeps calling him "Homer". Homer would then say "DOH".
Bart and other characters from The Simpsons appeared in numerous
television commercials for Nestlé's Butterfinger candy bars from 1990 to 2001,
with his and its slogan "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!".
This was parodied when in an episode when he discovered a video tape with Lisa
that he participated in a TV Commercial for anti-odor product when he was a baby;
Bart says that he doesn't remember being in a commercial, then he holds up a
Butterfinger and eats it.
Bart speaks French fluently due to a summer he spent as an exchange student
in France illegally being worked by two men who were planning to sell wine
spiked with anti-freeze; Bart became a national hero when he exposed the scheme
to the police. He also was able to speak Spanish briefly on a trip to Brazil;
however, he forced himself to forget when he discovered that Brazilians speak
Portuguese. He also had an exchange with Homer in Japanese. In "Bart on the
Road," he makes a delivery to Hong Kong where he hauls a cooler labeled "HUMAN
EYES" off the plane, and brings it to a man in a white lab coat where they
converse in Chinese (specifically, the variety of Cantonese spoken in the city).
This may be inherited from Homer, who has also demonstrated advanced language
abilities, including penguin.
Bart is allergic to butterscotch, imitation butterscotch, cauliflower, and
glow-in-the-dark monster makeup.
As a Simpson male, Bart is subject to a hereditary "Simpson gene" carried on
the Y chromosome, which turns men into ignorant slobs as they age. The
depictions in futuristic episodes seem to suggest that he will be affected by
the gene (the female Simpsons possess a gene which gives them superior
intellect.) In the first episode set entirely in the future, he's a blue-collar
worker like his father. Yet another episode finds him living as an unemployed
surfer bum with Ralph Wiggum, and shamelessly trying to play Lisa, who has just
been elected President, as a mark. It is possible that he may escape the menial
slacker fate, as another episode features a futuristic epilogue where Bart, as
Chief Justice of the United States, takes Homer to see an "Itchy & Scratchy"
In an interview, Simpsons creator Matt Groening stated he chose the name as
an anagram of brat.
In 1998, Time magazine selected Bart as one of the 100 most
influential people of the 20th century—the only fictional character to make the
When he vandalizes property, Bart uses the alias El Barto, which is a
Spanglish way of saying "Bart." However, no one in Springfield has made the
connection and Bart still vandalizes property without getting caught. He is also
known as Bartman.
Bart's dress sense is fairly standard. His normal attire is an orange
t-shirt, blue shorts, white socks and blue training shoes, although on most
pieces of Simpsons-related merchandise, his shirt is light-blue (this is done to
differentiate between counterfeit merchandise and official merchandise). His
churchgoing outfit consists of a blue two-piece suit (with shorts rather than
long pants), white shirt, blue tie, blue shoes and white socks (episode: 'Two
Dozen and One Greyhounds'). The only other clothing "scenario" that comes up
regularly is his "bed outfit", which consists of a green pyjama set (although he
has been known to wear white socks on his feet to bed, he more regularly goes
barefoot to bed). Bart's underwear style is of white "underpants". The use of
underpants over boxer shorts is commented on by the show's creators on the
Series 4 DVD, where he says they were trying to be different as boxer shorts
were the least taboo form of underwear on TV as they showed "less of a bulge".
According to Marge in the episode "The Father, The Son and the Holy Guest
Star", Bart wore diapers until the age of 5 (meaning Lisa was trained before
him), because he thought there was a monster in the potty.
Episodes that feature Bart extensively include:
- "Bart the Genius" - Bart is mistaken for a genius.
- "Bart the General" - Bart takes on the class bully in a parody of Patton.
- "The Wandering Juvie" - Bart gets sent to juvenile detention and escapes á
la The Defiant Ones.
- "The Heartbroke Kid" - Bart puts on weight after gorging on junk food at
school and suffers a heart attack.
- Prank-calling (usually Moe's Tavern, but sometimes other countries)
- Stealing a policeman's car
- Painting the parking lines two inches narrower than normal
- Vandalizing (cars, public property, etc.)
- Shooting a stink bomb at an entertainer
- Pantsing a robotic version of George Washington
- Robbing a bakery, then melting the plastic couple from a wedding cake on an
- Strangling his father with a belt
- Shaking Homer's beer until it exploded
- Spraying the tag 'El Barto' in a variety of places in many episodes
- Opening his Christmas presents two hours early
Bart Simpon's Prank phone calls
- Al Coholic
- Haywood U. Cuddleme
- Mike Rotch
- Ivanna Tinkle
- I.P. Freely
- Hugh Jass
- Amanda Huggankiss
- Bea o'problem
- Seymour Butts
- Grandson to Abraham Simpson, Mona Simpson, Clancy Bouvier, and Jacqueline
- Son to Homer Jay Simpson and Marjorie Bouvier Simpson.
- Older brother to Lisa Marie Simpson and Margaret Simpson.
- the twin brother of Hugo (who appears in a Halloween-Special episode, and is
thus not canon.)
- Nephew to Herbert Powell, Abbie, Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier Terwilliger
Hutz McClure Stu.
- His former uncles-by-marriage include Robert Underdunk "Sideshow Bob"
Terwilliger, Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure, and Disco Stu.
- Former heir to C. Montgomery Burns.
- His cousin by adoption is Ling Bouvier.
- In the comics, it is revealed that the Simpsons and the Delroys are related,
which means Cletus, Brandine, and their numerous children are Bart's cousins.
However, this has never been mentioned in the series.
Bart's jobs have been:
- Schoolyard anti-bully army's general (Bart the General)
- Slave at a French Vineyard (The Crepes of Wrath)
- Actor on a political ad (Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every
- A daredevil (Bart the Daredevil)
- Blood donor (Blood Feud)
- Fat Tony's bartender (Bart the Murderer)
- Boxcar racer (Saturdays of Thunder)
- Necromancer (Treehouse of Horror III)
- Movie actor (Radioactive Man)
- A courier (Bart on the Road)
- News Anchor (Girly Edition)
- Lard salesman (Lard of the Dance)
- Faith healer (Faith Off)
- Jockey (Saddlesore Galactica)
- Thai menu boy (Lisa the Tree Hugger)
- Con artist (The Great Money Caper)
- Android's Dungeon manager (Worst Episode Ever)
- Boy band singer (New Kids on the Blecch)
- Police sting agent (Trilogy of Error)
- A comic book writer (I Am Furious Yellow)
- Commericial Actor (Barting Over)
- T-shirt designer (Fat Man and Little Boy)
- An assistant barber
It should be noted that the specific years listed below are probably
inconsistent, given the general "timelessness" of the series:
- 2010 (four years from "now"): Is a demolition contractor. He "can't
believe he's getting paid to do this" and mentions that he's "just getting all
his aggression out before I go to law school." Has a receding hairline and
stubble, just like Homer. Has been married twice, and considering getting
married again. (Depicted in "Lisa's Wedding")
- 2013 (seven years from "now"): On night of senior prom, asks
girlfriend Jenda to marry him (she does not accept). Graduates high school.
(Depicted in "Future-Drama")
- 2030 (twenty-four years from "now"): Bart lives with Ralph Wiggum and
they have an unsuccessful band, the Tequilla Mockingbirds. Dropped out of the
Devry Institute. Mooches off of Lisa, now the President of the United States,
and criticizes her for no longer being cool and promotes his band during her
address to the nation. (Depicted in "Bart to the Future")
- Forty years from "now": Is now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Finally sees "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" with Homer. (Depicted in "Itchy &
Scratchy: The Movie")
- One minute before death (at the age of 83): Finds a girl who loves
him for himself, according to Professor Frink. (Mentioned in "Future-Drama")
- 1000 years later: Is considered a Prophet of God (who was betrayed by
Milhouse). Two large armies, one with Bart wigs, the other with 'Bartman' masks,
meet on the field of battle. They are at Holy War, involving robots, arguing
over whether Bart preached tolerance and love, or peace and understanding. At
the end of the scene before Bart tells Catholics and Protestants, "It's all
Christianity," as they are about to go to war, with paintball guns readied.
(Depicted in "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Guest Star")
- 1000 years later: Reanimated using future technology, through a name
carved by him into wet cement.
Bartman is a comic book title and the alter ego of Bart Simpson.
Essentially, in addition to his normal clothes, Bart wears a purple mask and
cape to become Bartman. The name, when written, bears a striking resemblance to
the name Batman, and Bartman is indeed supposed to be a superhero of some sort.
Bartman makes a short appearance in the Simpsons episode "Three Men and a
This alter ego is the basis for the short-lived Bongo Comics series
(1993-1995), which saw the young Bart adopt the mantle of crimefighting. He was
aided by Milhouse, as the Robin-like Houseboy. Like Bart's costume,
Milhouse's was simplistic, involving only a green mask and cape in addition to
his ordinary clothing. The series only lasted 6 issues.
Bartman and Houseboy make a brief appearance in the Simpsons book
The Simpsons Holiday Humdinger, published in 2004 by HarperCollins. In a
parody of the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bartman takes on Gil,
who is stealing Christmas presents in hopes of destroying the holiday.
Bartman is also featured in the video game Bartman Meets Radioactive Man
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