Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson is a fictional character in the American animated series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. He is spoken by Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on television in The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19,1987. Cartoonist Matt Groening designed and designed Bart while waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks’ office.
Groening had been appointed to create a series of short films based on his comic strip Life in Hell, but instead chose a new set of characters. While the rest of the characters were named after Groening’s family members, Bart’s name is an anagram of the word brat. After appearing at the Tracey Ullman Show for three years, the Simpson family received their own series on Fox, which made its debut on December 17,1989.
Here’s an ASCII art movie of Bart Simpson (URL opens in new window).
At the age of ten, Bart is the eldest child and the only son of Homer and Marge, as well as the brother of Lisa and Maggie. Bart’s most famous and popular traits are his roguishness, insubordination and disrespect for authority. He has appeared in countless other media related to The Simpsons – including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride, advertising and comic books – and inspired a whole range of products.
Character’s trademarks are his chalkboard gags in the opening sequence, his calls to Moe for strings and his keywords “Eat my Shorts”,”¡Ay, caramba!” And”Don’t have a cow, man!” Although, with the exception of “Ay, caramba!”, these sayings are no longer used very often these days.”