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Bart Simpson/Relationships

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Homer Simpson[edit]

Homer Simpson is the father of Bart. However, their relationship is often changing in many ways. Bart often refers to his father as "Homer" rather than "dad". Whenever Bart does something Homer disagrees with, Homer strangles him. However, he still loves his son and deep down, Bart still loves his father.

Marge Simpson[edit]

Marge is the mother of Bart and, although she embarrasses him a lot,[1] he still loves her.[2] Although she isn't usually as popular as Homer is with Bart, she is more strict[3] by comparison.[4] Bart has occasionally hung out with her, such as when they got a tandem bike and went out together on that[5] and when she, Bart and Lisa made a food blog, the Three Mouthketeers.[6] He is also afraid of hurting Marge,[4] and feels bad about it if he does,[7][8][9] due to how Marge had always been there for Bart when he needed it.[10]

Lisa Simpson[edit]

Despite commonly fighting with his sister, Bart's heart does occasionally show through, when he stands up for her. Despite their many fights and predicaments, they still do love each other. Also, "Bart" was Lisa's first word, showing the bond the two have.[11] Even so, Lisa maintains no illusions about his predilection for misbehavior, identifying him as "The Usual Suspect" in her list of The 20 Types of People You Meet in Elementary School.[12] Despite this, it is shown that Lisa cares for Bart in turn, such as when she buys his soul back for him [13]

Maggie Simpson[edit]

Maggie is Bart's little sister. For being the older sibling, he sometimes babysits her whenever his parents are out. He and Maggie love each other very much and he is even protective of her. Maggie also once saved him and Homer from being shot by Russ Cargill by knocking Cargill out by dropping a rock on his head [14]

Abraham Simpson[edit]

Abraham is Bart's grandfather. Bart likes him, but Bart can be easily bored by listening to his grandfather's stories of the old days.

Patty and Selma Bouvier[edit]

Bart hates it when Patty and Selma come round and hates to spend time with them as they are not what he considers as cool. He often dreads it when he is made to stay with them and is repulsed by them and their habits. Nevertheless, he still loves them, and rescued Selma once he realized that Sideshow Bob was planning to kill her for money.

Romantic relationships[edit]

Jessica Lovejoy[edit]

Jessica Lovejoy was Bart's first girlfriend. She liked Bart because of his bad boy attitude and the fact that her parents didn't like him. Bart liked her because she was "smart, beautiful, and a liar". However, she ultimately turned out to be too bad for Bart and he decided to stay away from her, only to be sat next to her in church and framed for stealing by her. After all this, he is still attracted to her.[15]

Laura Powers[edit]

Laura Powers is the daughter of Ruth Powers, who moved into 740 Evergreen Terrace. Bart took an instant attraction to her and they hung out and became good friends, although Bart wanted to be more than friends. Bart tried hard to impress her when she came round to babysit them. In the end, Bart was heartbroken when he found out that Laura was in love with Jimbo Jones.[16]

Greta Wolfcastle[edit]

Greta Wolfcastle and Bart end up in a relationship after Bart saves her from some bullies at her school. However, he and Milhouse decide to go and prank Principal Skinner instead of go to a dance with Greta. He then dumps Greta to spare her from standing her up in future. However, Bart realized he made a mistake and went to ask her back, only to find that she and Milhouse were now together. After making a trip to Canada to win her back, he has a fight with Milhouse and Greta decided that she doesn't want to be with either of them.[17]


Darcy is a 15 year old girl who meets Bart when he gets a drivers license and uses it to pick up older girls. She was pregnant at the time and wanted her baby to have a father so decided to get married to Bart when she fell in love with him. However, she didn't know that Bart was only 10 but still went to get married to him anyway as she was desperate for her baby to have a father. Their parents stop them before the marriage though after Bart started to think that their relationship was becoming a little shaky and they agree to meet again at some point.[18]


Jenny was a girl who helped out at the Springfield Retirement Castle at the same time Bart was forced to help out. Bart developed a crush on her and eventually they entered a relationship with each other which was based on lies as Bart pretended to be totally different. Eventually, she found out what Bart was really like and dumped him.[19]

Nikki McKenna[edit]

When both Fourth Grade classes are merged together, Bart is forced to sit next to Nikki McKenna who at first seems annoyed with Bart. She soon warms up to him though and become very close, until Bart kisses her, seemingly putting her off him. After a no touching policy is imposed on the school, Nikki kisses Bart again, confusing Bart. This hot then cold relationship continues between them until Bart gets knocked unconscious. Nikki gives him CPR and mouth to mouth to resuscitate him but then tells Bart that she'll never tell him why she was hot then cold.[20]

Melody Juniper[edit]

Melody Juniper was the daughter of Calliope Juniper, the new music teacher in school. Principal Skinner made Bart date her so that he could get a chance with Calliope. Melody was happy with this but Bart wasn't as happy. After Bart told her he wasn't happy with dating her, both her and her mother decided to leave Springfield.[21]


Bart's first kiss was from Becky Shorter when she was dared to kiss him when playing truth or dare.[22] However, he has not been in a relationship with her and never seemed to want one.



Mary Spuckler[edit]

Bart began to fall in love with Mary after seeing how fond of Bart's cow, Lou, he was. Mary would help Bart out looking after Lou and they became close. When Bart gave Lou to Mary, unknowing that it was a hillbilly marriage proposal, Bart was willing to get married to Mary both because he actually liked her and because it would save Lou. Mary was also happy because she liked Bart. However, the wedding is broken up by Marge.[24]

Mary never lost her feelings for Bart as, when Bart tracked her down to New York City, Mary was happy to see him and sung him the song she had written for him. Both Mary and Bart were upset when Mary had to leave again.[25]

When Mary returned to Springfield, she was happy to be with Bart again. However, she started to see Bart differently and get annoyed with him when he started paying more attention to his video games or just getting out of spending time with Mary, even when she told him that she needed him. Eventually, their relationship ended when Mary told Bart that it wouldn't work between them.[26]

Springfield Elementary students[edit]

Milhouse Van Houten[edit]

Milhouse Van Houten is Bart's best friend and has been since kindergarten.[27] While Bart often sees him as uncool, he always hangs around with him, pulling Milhouse into his schemes. They have occasionally argued and broken their friendship, mainly over girls,[17][19] but they are still often good friends.

Nelson Muntz[edit]

Nelson Muntz has a mixed relationship with Bart. He often bullies him, and Bart even made an army to defeat him.[28] Then again, they are also often seen as friends, and Bart even decided that he was more trustworthy than Milhouse, his long time best friend.[29] Their relationship often swings from being friends to being enemies.

Ralph Wiggum[edit]

Martin Prince[edit]

While Bart generally dislikes Martin Prince as he is smarter than him and a nerd, Bart has had to ask him for help occasionally. When Bart was failing and had the threat of retaking fourth grade again, he asked Martin to help him. In return, Bart helped Martin have fun.[30] Bart again had to ask Martin for help when he wanted a good science fair project and together they made the Robopet.[31]

The bullies[edit]

Jimbo, Kearney and Dolph often bully Bart. However, they have occasionally hung out with him.[32] Bart seems to both respect and fear them for what they do.

Springfield Elementary staff[edit]

Seymour Skinner[edit]

Principal Seymour Skinner can be seen as Bart's enemy, foiling him in his plans. Bart has been punished by Seymour often. Despite this though, Bart often helps out Seymour with his problems, helping to reunite him and Edna Krabappel.[33] After Skinner got fired as principal, he and Bart became friends, with Bart often checking in on him and they started to enjoy each other's company. After Skinner becomes principal again, they both decide that they can no longer be friends.[34]

Edna Krabappel[edit]

Edna Krabappel is Bart's homeroom teacher who constantly has to put up with Bart's endless misbehaving in class. Nevertheless, Edna does all she can to help Bart succeed in school. Often, Bart has tried to save Edna and Seymour's relationship showing that he cares about her. When he accidentally got her fired, he went to see her often.[35]

Gary Chalmers[edit]

Superintendent Chalmers is generally Bart's enemy by association, due to his position as Principal Skinner's boss. However, they became friends and developed a mutual respect when Skinner put Chalmers in charge of Bart's education. Chalmers taught Bart about Theodore Roosevelt (in the process succeeding in getting Bart interested in learning), and when Chalmers was fired, Bart staged a takeover of the school and succeeded in winning Chalmers his job back.[36]

Otto Mann[edit]

Otto Mann is Bart's bus driver. Bart looks up to Otto like a big brother, and he even asks Otto for some helpful advices when it comes to being cool, manly, or dealing with the bullies.

Willie MacDougal[edit]

Willie MacDougal is the school's groundskeeper who shows great hatred for Bart for being the butt of Bart's jokes. However, even though Bart annoys him greatly, he once saved Bart by defeating a pack of wolves by wrestling them to submission.


Ned Flanders[edit]

Bart seems to be on good terms with Ned. When Homer first brought home a pet pig and paid more attention to it than Bart,[14] Bart felt alienated and chose to spend more time with Ned, even going as far as to ask him if he could pretend that Ned was the father he always had.

Krusty the Clown[edit]

Krusty the Clown is Bart's idol. Bart has helped him out several times, firstly saving him from prison,[37] saving his career[38] and reuniting him with his daughter.[39] However, Krusty can never remember Bart and also can never remember all the things he's done for him.

Sideshow Bob[edit]

Sideshow Bob became Bart's major archnemesis after Bart and his sister Lisa investigated a robbery for which Krusty had been jailed. They discovered that Krusty was innocent and that Bob had framed him for the crime, which resulted in Krusty's being freed and Bob's being thrown him in jail.[37] After that, Sideshow Bob got out of prison and tried to kill Bart for revenge but failed due to Bart's outwitting him.[40] Bob has since attempted several other criminal capers (including further attempts to kill Bart), but has so far been foiled every time by the Simpson siblings.