Years Later, Everyone Would Prefer to Forget Bartman

Bartman

As noted by MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat earlier today, it’s been years since the Bartman incident — and yet, it persists as one of those unforgettable moments everyone would rather forget.

“We didn’t really understand that The Simpsons was going to become a thing,” says totally not fake TV writer Jake Sharkfins. “We were poor and young and poor. The idea was to extract every last dollar out of the Bart character as was humanly possible. That’s the only reason we condescended to write that shit song.”

While never officially released as a single in the United States, “Do the Bartman” topped the charts in a number of English-speaking countries and also New Zealand. The next year, it was nominated for an MTV Music Award award.

“Ugh, it was terrible,” recounts Sharkfins. “That shit was so annoying. And remember: I’m a person whose not-fake surname is ‘Sharkfins.’ My threshold for being annoyed is pretty high.”



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Maverick Squad
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Maverick Squad

Saw the Espn doco on Steve Bartman- funniest bit was where they had the Governor Rod Blageovic having a wisecrack at him. This was the same guy who is now in prison for corruption.
It’s ironic what happened to Bartman considering what Jeffrey Maier did was worse (that ball was obviously fair while Bartman’s was likely foul or at least borderline) but ended up a hero for it.

olethros
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olethros

It’s also ironic that a bunch of people blame Bartman for that loss instead of Alex Gonzalez. Wait, no, it’s stupid, not ironic.

AlexandertheMeh
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AlexandertheMeh

He looks so different without the turtleneck, walkman headphones (padded for his comfort), and glasses. But boy can that dude dance.

Scott Campbell
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Scott Campbell

New Zealanders speak English! It’s just that they mostly replace every vowel sound with U even if it isn’t a U so you don’t know what they’re saying

Maverick Squad
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Maverick Squad

C’mon bro, let me have some of your chups.

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