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10 memes that perfectly sum up Bart as a character

The 33rd season of the long-running animated sitcom, The simpsons, ended earlier this year and featured more wild antics from the beloved family. Bart is often at the center or origin of several misadventures in the series, as the young boy is a mischievous and creative prankster who is impossible to control.


Memes that accurately reflect Bart’s personality often capture his unique dynamic with family members like Lisa or display his tendency to do bad things for fun. These funny memes often become popular formats shared on platforms like Twitter and Reddit.

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Bart vs. Bartenders

A humorous meme combines Bart’s love of pranking bartender Moe with Sideshow Bob’s obsession with killing the young boy. He sums up Bart’s relationship with the bartender while making a clever joke about how the villain is a “Bart ender”.

Sideshow Bob’s deep resentment for Bart began when the boy Simpson successfully foiled his plan to take over the show from Krusty the Clown. Bart almost always sabotages any chance of reform Bob gets, causing the criminal to revert to his violent ways.

thanks for nothing

Bart can be witty and rude at times, especially when asked to be grateful. A now-iconic scene has become a popular meme format, as it shows Bart defiantly telling “God” that they “paid for” dinner on their own, “so thank you for nothing.”

The heartbreaking meme highlights Bart’s stubbornness and occasional smarts, as he knows it’s his dad’s job that ends up putting food on the table. He doesn’t exactly express his gratitude to Homer, but rather spits the religious figure they are meant to honor at this time.

He won’t leave it

Bart and Lisa’s scenes can be some of the funniest in the show, usually because Bart is constantly bullying his sister. A comedic meme perfectly captures the dynamic between the two, with Bart pushing it far enough for Lisa to call Marge for help.

He never stops when he should, which makes him both annoying and endearing on the show. Bart has the most fun when someone else is irritated by his antics, that person usually being his own bookish and sensitive sister.

Everybody hates him

Although rarely displayed on the show, Bart has a more sensitive side and he can be hurt when his close friends like Milhouse wrong him in some way. This aspect of his personality has inspired imagery with a vaporwave aesthetic that exaggerates Bart’s sad moments in the series.

A meme pokes fun at the bizarre move, while emphasizing Bart’s need for attention and validation from his peers. He is, after all, just a child who acts because of many factors, including his home life and his experiences at school.

Bart’s duality

Bart can generally be a wacky, rude, and silly character, but he can also be sensitive and sad depending on the circumstances. A fun meme reflects these two sides of Bart, who may think he’s the biggest boy in the world in one instance before curling up in bed and believing he’s a loser in the next.

He certainly leans more towards his “so great” mentality, however, as Bart can be genuinely unaware of how his peers and adults see him – that, or he just doesn’t care. This is one of the few advantages of being young and reckless.

Always ruining things for Lisa

Memes that sum up Lisa as a character often include Bart, as their messy relationship is an irreplaceable part of the show. A hilarious meme shows how the bullying of Lisa’s brother began, with Bart ruining something Lisa had been working on for a long time.

Bart relentlessly antagonized, offended and sabotaged his younger sister. It’s in his nature to bully her for no good reason and he has the most fun when she cries or runs up to Marge about something Bart has done.

His faithful blackboard

While most of the legendary intro sequence leading up to the couch gag doesn’t change, Bart’s scene with the blackboard almost always has a new joke or witty line. That’s why it’s the perfect format for memes, because fans can make Bart write whatever they want.

The scene also reflects Bart’s bad behavior which never changes, as he has endured this punishment at school for years without ever learning his lesson. He’s just excited to get out of that classroom and wreak havoc on the city, only to start all over again the very next episode.

Use his power for evil

Bart is a playful and energetic child who uses his time questionably. A meme reflects exactly what Bart does with his “power” – he chooses to annoy those around him. If it’s not Lisa he’s bothering, he’s probably irritating Principal Skinner or Edna Krabappel, both of whom have been taught to expect Bart’s wild behavior.

A big part of what makes Bart such a funny character is his outright inability or unwillingness to understand just how damaging his actions can be. As long as he’s bothering someone, he’s happy.

Conspiracy nearby

If it was a crime to bully Lisa, Bart would definitely get a life sentence. He always finds new creative ways to make her cry or at least frustrated enough to ask Marge for help. When Lisa is happy, Bart isn’t too far behind, trying to change that.

Their relationship is summed up in a meme hitting close to home. Lisa, being the kind of person who chooses to see the best in others, rarely sees Bart’s pranks coming. His rare moments of maturity occur far in the future when Lisa goes off to college and Bart is left behind in Springfield.

Not a big boaster

Bart isn’t the best at being humble, and his knack for exaggerating his skills comes in handy during social situations. He often takes on a leadership role even when he clearly doesn’t deserve it, as he can manipulate and deceive others into thinking he’s better than he actually is.

This is summed up in a humorous meme showing Bart bragging about going to space, despite being on a toy. He’s on top of the world when he’s got those extra neighborhoods to run the machine, because there’s not much else for entertainment in the small town.

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