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Barbara Van Horne

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Barbara Van Horne
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Character Information
Female ♀
Hair: Green
Relatives: Husband: Sideshow Mel
Son: Unnamed[1]
First Appearance: "Realty Bites"

Barbara Van Horne is the wife of Sideshow Mel, although they are currently separated.[2]


She and Mel were interested in buying a house with a bowling alley (which Marge talks them out of buying).[3]

She and Sideshow Mel seemed to have a difficult marriage. He once said she does not respect his French arts.[4] She had an affair behind his back with Krusty for 11 years before Krusty told him to tell her that he was dumping her.[5] She eventually left a note for Mel saying that she had left him.[2]


She has the same hair color as Sideshow Mel, but unlike Mel her hair is a normal style. She rarely speaks when other people are around.