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The Adventures of Tintin (often referred to by its title character) is a series of comic stories by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The main characters are Tintin, his dog Snowy and his best friend Captain Haddock. The stories focus on the globe-spanning adventures of the trio as they apprehend criminals, solve mysteries, participate in scientific expeditions, and come to the rescue of friends in trouble.

The stories were originally published in serial format in various newspapers and magazines in Belgium and France. They were later adapted into comic album format. Later still, most of the stories were compiled into a seven-volume collection of hardcover books, commonly referred to as "Tintin Three-in-Ones" as each volume contains three stories.

As of the 100th anniversary of Hergé's birth (in 2007), the series had sold over 200 million books. Stories from the series have also been adapted for radio, theatre, television and film: most recently, the 2011 motion-capture film The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Tintin has been referred to several times in The Simpsons media.



Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
TintinInParis.png 19 407 "Husbands and Knives" Lisa reads the comic Tintin in Paris at Coolsville Comics & Toys. Also, a number of real-life Tintin comics are seen on the shelf in front of her.
The Crab with the Golden Claws.png 20 434 "In the Name of the Grandfather" Bart clutches his copy of The Crab with the Golden Claws when Marge threatens to take away his Tintin comics. Tintin, Haddock and Snowy are seen on the cover.
Tintin and Haddock.png 21 451 "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" Tintin and Captain Haddock are seated at a table when Princess Penelope sings at a sidewalk café in Paris.
Tonton in Paris.png 22 474 "Moms I'd Like to Forget" A poster for a comic called Tonton in Paris is seen on the wall at The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop.
Politically Inept Chalkboard Gag.png 23 496 "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson" The chalkboard gag is "Tintin did not sucksuck", a reference to the 2011 Tintin movie.
504 "Beware My Cheating Bart" The Tonton in Paris poster is again seen at The Android's Dungeon.
24 528 "The Fabulous Faker Boy"


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
Tonton in Paris Comic.png Simpsons Comics #214 Worst Con Ever! Comic Book Guy has a Tonton in Paris comic for sale in his booth at the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con.
Tintin CBG.jpg The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Hoodoo Voodoo Brouhaha Comic Book Guy's Best Costumes Ever - Part 2 Comic Book Guy dressed up as Tintin for Halloween in 1989.


Account Date Tweet
ComicBookGuy July 22, 2011 Just shared my critique of the Tintin trailer with Mr. Steven Spielberg. Then he finished urinating and left the Men's Room.
ComicBookGuy October 24, 2011 Mr. Spielberg: I will see "Tintin" w/ an open mind. But if Snowy does not say "Wooah" when he barks, I will hurl eggs at the screen. Thank u

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