Every hero needs a nemesis. Batman has the Joker, Sherlock Holmes has Moriarty, and Moe Szyslak has Bart Simpson. Prank calling Moe's Tavern isn't as reliable a joke as, say, the couch gag, but Bart has nonetheless added to the already unrelenting misery of Moe's life. Of all all the unhealthy relationships between the citizens of Springfield, this one might be the most dangerous. Bart Simpson's prank calls have been part of The Simpsons almost as long as Homer's been downing Duff at the local watering hole.
These are some of the best The Simpsons prank calls that Bart has ever made. The humor is childish, but Moe's threats and his inability to figure out he's being played elevate the silly jokes to new levels. Now it's time for you to judge for yourself.
Vote up Bart's funniest prank calls from the many seasons of The Simpsons, then swing by Stoner's Pot Palace and tell 'em Itchy sent ya.
Call For Oliver Klozoff
Season 1, Episode 13: "Some Enchanted Evening"
There's a darkness inside Moe Szyslak, and no one brings it out quite like Bart, who gets the bar owner for the second time in this episode. Really though, Marge doesn't win any parenting awards after hearing Moe threaten to cut Bart's belly open. She assumes it's just a crossed wire and hangs up.
(For younger readers who might not understand the reference, a crossed wire is a term used by dinosaurs to describe the ancient wired home telephone lines that came before cell phones.)
Do I Have A Bea O'Problem Here?
Season 3, Episode 11: "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk"
Although normally carefree when it comes to his prank calls, Bart's reign of secrecy is threatened in this episode. After Moe threatens to use Bart's head for a bucket and paint his house with his brains, Bart hangs up laughing. He's quickly silenced, however, when Marge tells him to go down to Moe's to collect Homer. In the end, Bart doesn't have anything to worry about, as Moe goes on like Lois Lane telling Clark Kent he just missed Superman again.
Why Can't I Find Amanda Hugginkiss?
Season 4, Episode 8: "New Kid On The Block"
Though Moe's threat to shove a sausage down Bart's throat while sticking starving dogs up his butt is wonderful visual, the highlight of this gag is Bart giving the name of his nemesis, Jimbo Jones, as retaliation for dating his babysitter.
Bart using Moe as a weapon for his own selfish needs and hoping he would kill Jimbo is straight out of a Law and Order episode.
I Wanna Seymour Butz
Season 2, Episode 11: "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
Season 2 of The Simpsons really amps up the insults Moe hurls at his pint-sized tormentor. It's not enough that Moe is going to kill him, apparently, because he starts shouting, "I'm gonna pull out your eyeballs with a corkscrew!" As you can see, The Simpsons has always been a family-friendly affair.