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.
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.
Has Anybody Seen Mike Rotch Lately?
Season 2, Episode 22: "Blood Feud"
This time, Moe vows to carve his name into Bart's back with an ice pick. Do you think the crusty bartender would just carve "Moe," or would he opt to go all out with his full Moammar Szyslak moniker? He might have trouble fitting all of those consonants on a small child's back.
Hey Everybody! I.P. Freely!
Season 1, Episode 3: "Homer's Odyssey"
Though Bart's call itself is fine enough and Moe's threat is horrifying ("I swear I'm gonna slice your heart in half"), the exchange between Homer and Moe after is the real joke.
Homer: You'll get that punk someday, Moe.
Moe: I don't know. He's tough to catch. He keeps changing his name.
Big Guy In The Back, Heywood U. Kuddulmee?
Season 14, Episode 5: "Helter Shelter"
Prank calls are timeless, as proven in this episode where the audience sees what would happen if the show were set in 1895. It also proves that whatever time period Moe is in, his insults are still wonderfully graphic. In this one, he threatens to drive a golden spike where Bart's Union meets his Central Pacific.