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A promotional image featuring Bart Simpson eating a Butterfinger.

Butterfinger is a popular peanut-butter and chocolate candy bar produced by Nestlé. There have been many commercials for Butterfinger that have featured The Simpsons since 1988 up through today.

Many of the commercials featured Homer trying to get Bart's Butterfinger, but would be one-upped by Bart each time. Each commercial ended with Bart saying the candy's tagline - "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!" (in the late 1990s, this was changed to "Bite My Butterfinger!" and from 2000 to 2001, this was changed to "Nothin' like a Butterfinger!").

Each commercial in Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets begins with the announcer saying - "And try new Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets" (except the "Maggie's Party" commercial which ended with Bart saying the candy's tagline - "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!").

Each commercial in Butterfinger BB's ended with Bart saying the candy's tagline - "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!" or the announcer saying "And try new Butterfinger BB's" (in the mid 1990s, a prefix saying "BB's" and the late 1990s have say "Butterfinger BB's").

Each commercial in Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars begins with the announcer saying - "And try new Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars" (except the "Box" commercial if ended with Bart saying the candy's tagline - "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!").

Most of these advertisements have been released on The Simpsons DVD sets as bonus features along with other commercials.

For the first time since 2001, The Simpsons and Butterfinger have reunited and formed the "Who Stole Bart's Bar?" contest, inwhich competitors must find, from the list of suspects and clues, who stole Bart's Butterfinger. Prizes include a trip to Los Angeles, a Homer snowboard, and a Bart skateboard. Butterfinger was referenced in Simpsorama when Lisa used them to trap the mutants.

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[edit] History in the TV series

After the introduction of "Marge's law", the police started to burn all the sugar snacks in a huge bonfire. When they put a Butterfinger onto the bonfire, the fire spits out the Butterfinger and Wiggum said "Butterfingers. Even fire doesn't want them".[1]

When Bart saw the Baby Stink Breath commercial he starred in, he asked Lisa if he was in a commercial as he didn't remember it at all, and started eating a Butterfinger.[2]

[edit] Non-canon

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When Bart made a trap so Homer got mad, he let him eating a piece of chocolate. Homer spat it out as it was Butterfinger. He was slightly happy as he had not swallowed it.[3]

[edit] List of commercials

First Aired Title Length Description Screenshot
1988 No Teasing 30 seconds Bart teases Lisa about having the last Butterfinger in the house. No Teasing.png
1988 The Butterfinger Group 30 seconds Bart and Milhouse argue about the existence of the Butterfinger food group. The Butterfinger Group.png
1991 The Bully 30 seconds Nelson tries to steal Bart's Butterfinger, but fails to. The Bully.png
1991 Therapy 30 seconds Bart is in therapy with Dr. Marvin Monroe, who is showing Bart a few inkblot cards. Bart responds he only sees Butterfinger. Dr. Monroe tells Bart to give up his candy, that they can start by giving it to him. Monroe tries to take the candy bar by force, but Bart manages to escape from the office on his skateboard. BF Therapy.jpg
1991 The Shock 15 seconds Homer tries to steal Bart's Butterfinger, not knowing it's wired to an electrical current. The Shock.png
1991 Box 15 seconds Bart has gotten to Apu's shipment of Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars before everyone else. Apu then throws him out for doing it. Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars.jpg
1992 The Pacifier 15 seconds Homer wants Bart to give him his Butterfinger, but instead he gets Maggie's pacifier. The Pacifier (Butterfinger commercial).png
1992 The Last Butterfinger 30 seconds Homer and Bart race to get the last Butterfinger in the supermarket. Homer almost had it, but tripped on a cart, giving enough time for Bart to catch it. The Last Butterfinger.png
1992 Bart's Karate Lesson 30 seconds Akira tries to take Bart's Butterfinger, but Bart stops him by using his karate skills. Bart's Karate Lesson.png
1992 Good vs. Evil 15 seconds Bart's conscience decides whether he should share or eat his Butterfinger BB's. Good vs. Evil.png
1992 Maggie's Party 15 seconds It is Maggie's birthday party, and Bart has eaten of Butterfinger Ice-Cream Nuggets. Maggie's Party.png
1992 Bart's Homework 15 seconds Lisa tries to help Bart with his math homework. Bart's Homework.png
1993 Beach - Homer With Crabs 17 seconds Bart takes Homer's Butterfinger while he's buried under sand. Butterfinger-beach.jpg
1993 Bart's Locker 30 seconds Seymour Skinner and Edna Krabappel tries to get Bart's Butterfingers, but Bart locks them at his locker. BF Bart's Locker.jpg
August, 1993 I've Been Robbed 30 seconds Someone steals Bart's Butterfingers.
Note: the suspects were Otto, Lisa, Krusty, Nelson, Mr. Burns, and Homer.
Butterfinger-stolen01.jpg
October, 1993 Crime of the Century 30 seconds The thief is revealed to be Krusty the Clown. Butterfinger-stolen02.jpg
1993 The Dog Biscuit 30 seconds Bart tricks Homer about eating a dog biscuit during a power outage. BF The Dog Biscuit.jpg
1994 The Raid 30 seconds Bart has a nightmare in which the rest of the cast steals his Butterfinger BB's. BF The Raid.jpg
1998 Hit a Homer 16 seconds Bart hits a "Homer" in baseball when Homer tries to steal his Butterfinger. BF Hit a Homer.jpg
1998 Philosophy 16 seconds Bart is throwing Butterfinger BBs into the air and catching them in his mouth, but one goes on to Martin's book. Bart takes it back. BF Philosophy.jpg
1998 Carnival 30 seconds Homer wants to trade Bart's Butterfinger for a stuffed poodle. Butterfinger-carnival.jpg
1998 Aliens 31 seconds Bart has been abducted by Kang and Kodos who are confused about his Butterfinger. Bart then takes them to his leader, Homer, who gets abducted while Bart is set free. BF Aliens.jpg
1999 Smell Your Breath 15 seconds Bart won't let Homer have any of his Butterfingers. BF Smell Your Breath.jpg
1999 A to Z 30 seconds Bart and Lisa tease Homer with Butterfinger BB's while he's trying to read to Maggie. BF A to Z.jpg
1999 500 Easy Pieces 15 seconds Bart watches an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon entitled "500 Easy Pieces" featuring a Butterfinger bar. BF Itchy & Scratchy's "500 Easy Pieces".jpg
1999 Plastic Underwear 15 seconds Grampa is woken by the crunching sound of a Butterfinger eaten by Lisa.
Note: This is the only Butterfinger commercial Bart doesn't appear in.
BF Plastic Underwear.jpg
2000 Butterfingeritis 15 seconds Bart discovers that he has a disease called Butterfingeritis. BF Butterfingeritis.jpg
2001 Bart's Nightmare 15 seconds Bart has a nightmare that the Kwik-E-Mart is out of Butterfingers. BF Bart's Nightmare.jpg
2001 Homer Holer 15 seconds Homer digs a Butterfinger BB.
2007 No Teasing (remake) 30 seconds Bart gets in trouble for taking his Butterfinger.
2007 Dinner Butterfinger N/A Bart orders a "Squid & Shark" with Butterfinger Special.

[edit] Trivia

  • On a Season Eight DVD commentary, Matt Groening says that Milhouse was created for and first appeared in the commercials.
  • The Simpsons "Stolen Butterfinger" in 1 minute length commercial in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" on DVD in December 30, 2008.
  • There was once a wrist watch giveaway, where you sent in three candy bar wrappers (with the order form) to obtain the watch.

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