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Bart Simpson: Do the Bartman (1990)

A music video featuring Bart Simpson performing his song "Do The Bartman" during a school dance recital, stealing the show.


Brad Bird
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Cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)


Bart Simpson performs in the music video "Do the Bartman" from the album "The Simpsons Sing the Blues" recorded for Geffen Records. The video opens as the Simpson family heads to Bart's dance recital. Bart takes over the music and begins rapping and dancing first in front of the other students and then throughout Springfield. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Animation | Short | Music








Release Date:

6 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally premiered on Fox, following the first broadcast of The Simpsons: Bart the Daredevil (1990). See more »


Milhouse has black hair in this short instead of blue hair. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Simpson Tide (1998) See more »


Do the Bartman
Written and Produced by Bryan Loren and Michael Jackson (uncredited)
for Left Hand Productions
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Classic music video, a lot of fun
9 August 2017 | by mattiasflgrtll6See all my reviews

Back in its early days, The Simpsons made two music videos. One was Deep, Deep Trouble, while the first one was Do The Bartman. You might think of Homer when you hear The Simpsons, but Bart was actually the most popular character at first. With his cool catchphrases, and high relatability to other children who went in school, he was on everyone's mind.

So it only made sense to make something to cash in on his cultural influence. But as dated as it might look today (Bart of now would probably never do something like this, which is a shame), I think it has a lot of charm to it. It's nicely directed (by Brad Bird, who also was behind Krusty Gets Busted) and well choreographed (even though it's animation and not real people, but... you know), and most of all... it's so damn catchy! When listening to it, tell me you really don't want to stand up and do the Bartman. It's even pretty funny, got the classic wit you know the show for.

I would watch this one all the time on my season 1 DVD set, so even though I didn't grow up in the early 90's I still have fond memories of this short.

If you don't mind crude animation and screamin' early 90's, give it a look.

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