- For the guitarist, see Jimi Hendrix.
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Hendrix, formerly known as Bongo, was Homer's old dog.
Bongo was always loyal to Homer since Homer was a baby. He knew exactly how to stop a young Homer from crying and became his best friend. When Mr. Burns was appealing to the kids of Springfield to get his nuclear power plant built, he gave out Isotoads to the kids. When Homer tried to give his to Bongo, Mr. Burns stopped him and Bongo bit Mr. Burns. After this, Burns sent Springfield Animal Control after Bongo to catch him and put him down.
Abraham Simpson took Homer and Bongo to Miss Viola's farm to give Bongo to her to keep safe. Homer was heartbroken to find out that he was never going to see Bongo again and gave him his sweatshirt so that Bongo would always remember him. A few months later, Homer went to rescue Bongo but found that he was now happy living at his new house, under the name "Hendrix". Homer was sad to find that Bongo had forgotten him.
In the present day, Abe shows Homer a Christmas card from Miss Viola featuring Bongo. Homer was happy to see that Bongo was sleeping on his old sweatshirt and that he hadn't forgotten Homer.