28
Apr
10

Dedication: Barney Gumble

Bernard “Barney” Gumble is the Springfield town drunk, he is the most prominent of several alcoholic Springfieldians and Homer Simpson’s best friend. Barney was born on April 20th (sharing his birth date with Adolf Hitler, as Homer mentions), 1956 to Arnie and Mrs. Gumble. As a teenager, it was shown that Barney was an intellectual, and to make Homer stop pestering him, he drank Duff beer, and forgot about his plans for college. It was also shown that he was a high school sweetheart of Chloe Talbot. In 1985, he, along with Homer, Seymour Skinner, and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, joined the Be-Sharps as a replacement for Clancy Wiggum. It is shown that he lives a terribly messy life in his small apartment that is right next to the Springfield County Jail. It was shown that he has a very lovely artistic side, as he sings in a stellar Irish voice and makes a wonderful documentary on his alcoholism entitled “Pukahontas.” It is shown that Barney loves Moe’s Tavern, and once retorted that if Moe’s never closed, he would never leave. Anyways, even if he is the constantly burping, always drinking, slum of Springfield, he will always be remembered as the…uh…constantly burping, always drinking, slum of the whole USA! But remember:

“I don’t know where you magic pixies came from, but I sure like your pixie drink.”

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