Fox Broadcasting Company
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Matt Groening
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Nancy Cartwright
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Jennifer Saunders
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Mickey Mouse
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James L. Brooks
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Bill Cosby
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Bart Simpson

Knowledge Identifier: $Bart_Simpson


Bart Simpson

Fictional main character in the animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family add

Category: Movies & TV (150)

Launched in 1986.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (20%), UK (7%)

Main connections: Fox Broadcasting Company, Matt Groening, Nancy Cartwright

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Fairmont High School, Kellogg Company, Motion Picture Association of America




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Matt Groening first conceived of Bart and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986, while waiting in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks' office add something


On March 13, 1987, Nancy Cartwright went in to audition for the role of Lisa add something


Bart made his debut with the rest of the Simpson family on April 19, 1987 in "The Tracey Ullman Show" short "Good Night" add something


He is voiced by actress Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on television in "The Tracey Ullman Show" short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987 add something


In 1989, the shorts were adapted into "The Simpsons", a half-hour series airing on the Fox Broadcasting Company add something


After appearing on "The Tracey Ullman Show" for three years, the Simpson family received its own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989 add something


Bart's first day of school was in the early 1990s add something


In 1990 William Bennett, who at the time was drug czar of the United States, visited a drug treatment centre in Pittsburgh and upon noticing a poster of Bart remarked, "You guys aren't watching The Simpsons, are you- That's not going to help you any add something


In 1990, Bart quickly became one of the most popular characters on television in what was termed "Bartmania" add something


In the 1990 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bart made his debut as one of the giant helium-filled balloons for which the parade is known add something


In the United States congressional, senatorial and gubernatorial elections of 1990, Bart was one of the most popular write-in candidates, and in many areas was second only to Mickey Mouse amongst fictional characters add something


In the early 1990s, millions of T-shirts featuring Bart were sold; as many as one million were sold on some days add something


"Entertainment Weekly" named Bart the "entertainer of the year" for 1990, writing that "Bart has proved to be a rebel who's a good kid, a terror who's easily terrorized, and a flake who astonishes us, and himself, with serious displays of fortitude add something


He had previously appeared on the cover of the December 31, 1990 edition add something


Bart's year of birth was stated in "I Married Marge" as being in the early 1980s add something


In 1991 it was the number one song in the UK for three weeks from February 16 to March 9 and was the seventh best-selling song of the year add something


In a 1991 interview, Bill Cosby described Bart as a bad role model for children, calling him "angry, confused, frustrated add something


The song "Do the Bartman" became a number one charting single and the seventh best-selling song of 1991 in the United Kingdom add something


At the 44th Primetime Emmy awards in 1992, Cartwright won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for voicing Bart in the season three episode "Separate Vocations" add something


Nancy Cartwright has won several awards for voicing Bart, including a Primetime Emmy award in 1992 and an Annie award in 1995 add something


Various episodes in which Bart is strongly featured have been nominated for Emmy awards for Outstanding Animated Program, including "Radio Bart" in 1992, "Future-Drama" in 2005, "The Haw-Hawed Couple" in 2006 and "Homer's Phobia", which won the award in 1997 add something


On January 27, 1992, then-President George H. W. Bush said, "We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons add something


Alongside the television series, Bart regularly appears in issues of "Simpsons Comics", which were first published on November 29, 1993 and are still issued monthly, and has his own series called "Bart Simpson Comics" which have been released since 2000 add something


In 1995, Cartwright won an Annie award for "Voice Acting in the Field of Animation" for her portrayal of Bart in an episode add something


Matt Groening - Groening has an older brother and sister, Mark and Patty, and in a 1995 interview Groening divulged that Mark "is the actual inspiration for Bart


During a pay dispute in 1998, Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing for casting of new voices add something


In 1998, "Time" named Bart one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century add something


In 2000, Bart, along with the rest of his family, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


In 2001, Kellogg's launched a brand of cereal called "Bart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch", which was available for a limited time add something


The campaign was discontinued in 2001, much to the disappointment of Cartwright add something


In 2003, Bart placed first in a poll of parents in the United Kingdom who were asked "which made-up character had the most influence" on children under 12 years old add something


"The Bart Book", a book about Bart's personality and attributes, was released in 2004 add something


Bart plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood add something


The episode "That '90s Show" contradicted much of the backstory's time frame; for example, it was revealed that Homer and Marge were childless in the early 1990s add something


On April 9, 2009, the United States Postal Service unveiled a series of five 44 cent stamps featuring Bart and the four other members of the Simpson family add something


The stamps, designed by Matt Groening, were made available for purchase on May 7, 2009 add something


In 2014 Bart Simpson became the second mascot of Russian football club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, wearing number 87 on his back add something


Bart appears as a playable character in the toys-to-life video game "Lego Dimensions", released via a "Fun Pack" packaged with a Gravity Sprinter accessory in November 2015 add something


Jennifer Saunders - In 2017, Saunders appeared on the "Simpsons" episode "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" as an elderly woman accompanied around by Bart