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Birch Barlow

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Birch Barlow
Birch Barlow.png
Artwork of Birch Barlow from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Gray
Occupation: Talk show host
First appearance: "Sideshow Bob Roberts"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer

Birchibald T. "Birch" Barlow is a right-wing conservative talk show host on the radio station KBBL. He also has his own show on Fox News.


On air (and presumably personally), he is a radical conservative, highlighted by his book, Only Turkeys Have Left Wings. His on air rantings are intentionally engineered to be controversial and to rile up the audience, in order to convince them to call, as does many talk back radio hosts. On his radio show, he declares himself to be "the fourth branch of government" and "the fifty-first state".[1]

A picture of Birch Barlow is on the wall at The Pimento Grove.[2]

He took part in the world's tallest human pyramid record attempt.[3]


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Simpsons Mania[edit]

Birch Spent his youth on Seth and Munchie's Juice-Making Commune. However, he renounced his hippie roots when he learned that although the women on the commune believed in free love, they didn't believe it pertained to him. A strong philosophical right turn later and Birch found himself a leader in the Republican community. Now a best selling author and radio host, he uses his influence to rail against liberal politicians and organizations on a daily basis. Mayor "Diamond Joe" Quimby's success with the ladies is particularly irksome to Barlow, who considers it his duty to convince the voters of Springfield that a man with a sex drive is unfit to hold public office.[4]

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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Birch Barlow
Image Cost Unlock method Unlock message
Birch Barlow.png FREE The Buck Stops Here
Wel-Scare State Pt. 3
Hello, freedom-lovers. I'm Birch Barlow, the fourth branch of government and the fifty-first state.
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
193000 Adult, Regular Male, Regular Characters, Celebrity, Republican BirchBarlow

Behind the Laughter[edit]

Birch Barlow is a parody of American talk show host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh. His first name is a reference to the John Birch Society.

He has also been a customer at Marge's prescription drug-laden "yard sale", a reference to Limbaugh's Oxycontin addiction scandal.[5]