19 Facts About Barney Gumble


Barnard Arnold "Barney" Gumble is a recurring character in the American animated TV series The Simpsons.

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Barney Gumble is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".

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Barney Gumble was inspired by the cartoon character Barney Gumble Rubble from The Flintstones and by several barflies from other television programs.

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Barney Gumble can be seen in The Simpsons opening credits since 2009, passed out under a pile of leaves and being awoken by Bart Simpson skateboarding over his stomach, causing him to let out his trademark belch.

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In "Treehouse of Horror XVII", Barney Gumble stated that he was Polish, after mistakenly saying he was Irish in a drunken stupor.

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Barney Gumble had his mind set on going to Harvard University, until Homer peer pressured him into drinking beer the day before the SATs.

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In "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Barney Gumble formed a barbershop quartet with Homer, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and Seymour Skinner called the Be Sharps.

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Barney Gumble was asked to join when the other members heard him singing in a beautiful tenor voice in the restroom of Moe's Tavern, replacing the group's original fourth member, Chief Wiggum, who had been kicked out.

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Soon, creative disputes arose, and Barney Gumble left the group in all but name when he began dating a Japanese conceptual artist.

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Barney Gumble was rescued from a tar pit by Bart's pet elephant Stampy in "Bart Gets an Elephant" and he started a snowplowing business rivaling Homer's in "Mr Plow".

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When Homer saw a news report showing that Barney Gumble had become trapped in an avalanche, Homer immediately drove to the mountain and rescued Barney Gumble.

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Barney Gumble made a documentary film about his life as an alcoholic, titled Pukahontas.

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Barney Gumble was ready to quit drinking after winning the Festival, but unfortunately, the prize he received was a lifetime supply of Duff Beer.

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Barney Gumble served in the United States Navy Reserve as a submariner on the USS Jebediah, alongside his mother, in "Simpson Tide".

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Barney Gumble attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, cleans up his appearance, and attends helicopter-flying lessons.

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Barney Gumble was inspired by Barney Gumble Rubble, Fred Flintstone's best friend and next-door neighbor from the animated series The Flintstones.

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Barney Gumble was still seen at Moe's Tavern, but only drinking lattes.

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Barney Gumble plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood.

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Barney Gumble appears in a suit of the character Scratchy to entertain the people waiting in line, but he staggers around drunk and drinks in public, which led to Krusty firing him for drinking on the job.

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