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{{Character
 
{{Character
|name = Yaritza Burgos
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|name=Pedro Chespirito
|image = [[File:SimpBumblebeeMan f.png|250px]]
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|aka=Bumblebee Man
|gender = {{Male}}
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|image=[[File:Bumblebee Man.png|200px]]
|hair = Black
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|sex={{Male}}
|age = 41
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|status={{Alive}}
|job = Actor/TV Personality
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|hair=Brown
|relatives = '''Ex-Wife:''' [[Emma]]
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|age=40
|appearance = "[[Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]"
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|job=Actor/TV Personality
|voiced by = [[Hank Azaria]]
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|relatives='''Ex-wife:''' [[Señora Bumblebee Man]]<br>'''Parents:''' [[Four Regrettings and a Funeral|Unnamed]] (deceased)<br>'''Girlfriend:''' [[Simpsons Comics 16|Unnamed]]<br>
}} Status: {{Alive}}
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|appearance="[[Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie]]"
{{Quote|Ay, ay, ay! No es bueno!|Bumblebee Man's Catchphrase}}
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|voiced by=[[Hank Azaria]]<br>
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}}
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{{Quote|Ay, ay, ay!|Bumblebee Man's Catchphrase}}
   
{{Quote|Moan, moan, moan! It is not good!|English version of Bumblebee Man's Catchphrase}}
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'''Pedro Chespirito''', or '''Bumblebee Man''', is the star of a Spanish-language television sitcom on Channel 8, in which he dresses in a bumblebee costume and performs slapstick comedy.
 
'''Yaritza Burgos{{fact}}''', or '''Bumblebee Man''', is the star of a Spanish-language television sitcom on "Channel Ocho", in which he dresses in a bumblebee costume and performs slapstick comedy.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Bumblebee Man's parents died while they were playing paintball. [[Chip Davis]] helped Bumblebee Man to get over his grief of the death of his parents.
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=== Costume ===
 
=== Costume ===
Bumblebee Man never takes off his costume in public, and almost never in private. The sole exception is a short segment showing his private life. In addition to being seen costumeless, Bumblebee Man is shown as being genuinely clumsy rather than simply acting as such. In the end, his house is destroyed and his wife leaves him <ref>[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]</ref>.
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Bumblebee Man never takes off his costume in public, and almost never in private. The sole exception is a short segment showing his private life in "[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]". In addition to being seen costume-less, Bumblebee Man is shown as being genuinely clumsy rather than simply acting as such. In the end, his house is destroyed and his wife leaves him <ref>[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]</ref>.
   
 
His bowling shirt has the name Pedro on it <ref>[[Team Homer]]</ref>, which could be his first name.
 
His bowling shirt has the name Pedro on it <ref>[[Team Homer]]</ref>, which could be his first name.
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=== Language and Nationality ===
 
=== Language and Nationality ===
Bumblebee man speaks Spanish, primarily, but is once shown speaking with an articulate British accent when he replaced [[Kent Brockman]] for a brief moment.<ref>In "[[Bart Gets Famous]]." This was mentioned in an episode commentary as being a mistake.</ref> He also has translated, in English, a Spanish phrase Krusty said in a campaign speech that inadvertently offended the Hispanic community.
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Bumblebee Man speaks Spanish primarily, but is once shown speaking in articulate English when he replaced [[Kent Brockman]] for a brief moment and when talking to his producer <ref>[[Bart Gets Famous]]</ref>.
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Generally, Bumblebee Man speaks in simple, over-enunciated (and often inaccurate) Spanish sentences. His catchphrases of choice are typically "¡Ay, ay, ay, no me gusta!" ("I don't like it!"), "¡Ay, ay, ay, no es bueno!" ("That's not good!") and "¡Ay, Dios no me ama!" ("God doesn't love me!"). Quite commonly, his phrases will be intentionally sloppy Spanish: For example, saying "wudpequero" for "woodpecker," when it's actually "pájaro carpintero" <ref>Season 7 DVD Commentary - "[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]" - The crude Spanish was used deliberately so that American viewers would still understand what was being said.</ref>. This can be explained by influences from the English-speaking community which he lives in.
   
Generally, Bumblebee Man speaks in simple, over-enunciated (and often inaccurate) Spanish sentences. His catchphrases of choice are typically “¡Ay, ay, ay, no me gusta!” (“I don’t like it!”), “¡Ay, ay, ay, no es bueno!” (“That’s not good!”) and “¡Ay, Dios no me ama!” (“God doesn’t love me!”). Quite commonly, his phrases will be intentionally sloppy Spanish: For example, saying "wudpequero" for "woodpecker," when it's actually "pájaro carpintero" <ref>Season 7 DVD Commentary - "[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]" - The crude Spanish was used deliberately so that American viewers would still understand what was being said.</ref>.
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In ''[[The Simpsons: Tapped Out]]'' iPad game, meanwhile, he confesses to [[Lisa Simpson|Lisa]] that he is actually Norwegian.
   
[[Marge]] was once up late watching Bumblebee Man on TV and saw him confessing that he didn't know any Spanish until he joined Mexican television and that he was actually Belgian<ref>Simpsons Comic #110</ref>. In ''The Simpsons: Tapped Out'' iPad game, meanwhile, he confesses to Lisa that he is actually Norwegian.<ref>The Simpsons: Tapped Out</ref>
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In the few instances that he speaks English, he uses a southeastern British Accent.
   
 
[[File:Bumblebee.png|200px|right|thumb|Bumblebee Man as chihuahua.]]
 
[[File:Bumblebee.png|200px|right|thumb|Bumblebee Man as chihuahua.]]
   
 
===Other Facts===
 
===Other Facts===
In [[Flaming Moe]], Bumblebee Man is indicated to be a member of the Furry fandom (a fanbase for anthropomorphic animals), and is shown holding a sign saying "Furries Fur Moe".
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In "[[Flaming Moe]]", Bumblebee Man is indicated to be a member of the Furry fandom (a fanbase for anthropomorphic animals), and is shown holding a sign saying "Furries Fur Moe".
   
When all of the bees enter Mr. Burns' Casino, he says to the bees "But I am one of you!" and the bees reply"And we hate you most of all Uncle Tom."  This could mean he once went by the name Tom, but not actually. This is because "uncle Tom" is a reference to African Americans using "uncle Tom" as a derogatory slang name, for black people who willingly assimilated into "white" society.
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He got kissed by a donkey in ''[[The Simpsons Movie]]''.
   
He got kissed by a horse in the Simpsons Movie.
 
 
==Non-Canon Appearances==
 
==Non-Canon Appearances==
 
{{Noncanon}}
 
{{Noncanon}}
===The Simpsons Game===
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===''[[The Simpsons Game]]''===
 
Bumblebee Man appears as one of the contestants in the Duff Ultimate Eating Challenge<ref>[[Around the World in 80 Bites]]</ref>.
 
Bumblebee Man appears as one of the contestants in the Duff Ultimate Eating Challenge<ref>[[Around the World in 80 Bites]]</ref>.
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===[https://www.facebook.com/TheSimpsonsTappedOut '''The''' <span style="font-weight:bold;">Simpsons: Tapped Out</span>]===
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Bumblebee Man comments that he is originally from Norway and he takes Spanish lessons.
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===[[The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase]]===
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At the end of the special [[Troy McClure]] explains that Selma will marry him.
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===[[Treehouse of Horror series]]===
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In the final segment "[[Treehouse of Horror X]]", he shown boarding the rocket ship to Mars.
   
 
==Behind the Laughter==
 
==Behind the Laughter==
 
===Character Origins===
 
===Character Origins===
Bumblebee is a caricature of ''[[wikipedia:El Chapulín Colorado|El Chapulín Colorado]]'' ("The Red Grasshopper"), a character created and portrayed by Mexican television comedian [[wikipedia:Roberto Gómez Bolaños|Roberto Gómez Bolaños]] (best known by his pseudonym "Chespirito"), and his show consists of simple skits, often involving heavy slapstick. "Channel Ocho" is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:El Chavo del Ocho|El Chavo del Ocho]]'', by the same creators. In several DVD commentaries, the show's producers say that whenever they watched Telemundo, this character was always "on," and then they created Bumblebee Man, who is also always "on."
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Bumblebee Man is a caricature of ''[[wikipedia:El Chapulín Colorado|El Chapulín Colorado]]'' ("The Red Grasshopper"), a character created and portrayed by Mexican television comedian [[wikipedia:Roberto Gómez Bolaños|Roberto Gómez Bolaños]] (best known by his pseudonym "Chespirito"), and his show consists of simple skits, often involving heavy slapstick. Channel 8 is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:El Chavo del Ocho|El Chavo del Ocho]]'', by the same creators. In several DVD commentaries, the show's producers say that whenever they watched Telemundo, this character was always "on," and then they created Bumblebee Man, who is also always "on". Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away on November 28th, 2014.<ref name="Chespirito 1">[http://www.latintimes.com/roberto-gomez-bolanos-chespirito-dies-mexican-legend-dead-85-heart-failure-169736 Roberto Gómez Bolaños ‘Chespirito’ Dies: Mexican Legend Dead At 85 From Heart Failure], ''Latin Times'', November 28, 2014</ref><ref name="Chespirito 2">[http://noticieros.televisa.com/mexico/1411/murio-roberto-gomez-bolanos-chespirito/ Murió Roberto Gómez Bolaños, 'Chespirito'], Noticieros Televisa, November 28, 2014 (in Spanish — [https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnoticieros.televisa.com%2Fmexico%2F1411%2Fmurio-roberto-gomez-bolanos-chespirito%2F&edit-text= English translation] via Google Translate)</ref>
   
 
===In Other Languages===
 
===In Other Languages===
In the Spanish-language version of the show, the humor of Bumblebee Man (known in this version as ''hombre abejorro'' in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or ''el hombre abeja'' in Spain) relies on the fact that he wears a gigantic bee costume and frequently engages in physical comedy; there has been no effort made to translate his speech to another language. However, in the Latin American version, he speaks with an over-the-top Mexican accent and in the version that airs in Spain, he does so with a Mexican accent. The Japanese version leaves Hank Azaria's performance untouched.
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In the Spanish-language version of the show, the humor of Bumblebee Man (known in this version as ''hombre abejorro'' in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or ''el hombre abeja'' in Spain) relies on the fact that he wears a gigantic bee costume and frequently engages in physical comedy; there has been no effort made to translate his speech to another language. However, in the Latin American version, he speaks with an over-the-top Mexican accent and in the version that airs in Spain, he does so with a Mexican accent. The Japanese version leaves [[Hank Azaria]]'s performance untouched.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The only episode he appears without his costume is [[22 Short Films About Springfield]].
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*The only episode he appears without his costume is "[[22 Short Films About Springfield]]".
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*In episode "[[Four Regrettings And A Funeral]]", he mentions that his parents were killed while playing paintball. [[Chip Davis]] helped him deal with his grief.
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* He is neighbors with [[Horatio McCallister|Sea Captain]].<ref>[[The Simpsons Movie]]</ref><ref>[[Robot Chicken couch gag]]</ref>
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* Lisa believed him to be attempting to kill Homer in "[[The Great Louse Detective]]", but Sideshow Bob discovered it was actually Frank Grimes Jr.
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* In the episode "[[Haw-Haw Land]]", it is shown that there are actually two guys in the costume.
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* He is left-handed.<ref>[[Simpsons Comics]]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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*{{Ep|Maximum Homerdrive}}
 
*{{Ep|Maximum Homerdrive}}
 
*{{THOH|Treehouse of Horror X}}
 
*{{THOH|Treehouse of Horror X}}
*{{Ep|Take My Wife, Sleaze}}
 
 
*{{Ep|Alone Again, Natura-Diddily}}
 
*{{Ep|Alone Again, Natura-Diddily}}
 
*{{Ep|Insane Clown Poppy}}
 
*{{Ep|Insane Clown Poppy}}
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*{{Ep|A Tale of Two Springfields}}
 
*{{Ep|A Tale of Two Springfields}}
 
*{{Ep|Sweets and Sour Marge}}
 
*{{Ep|Sweets and Sour Marge}}
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*{{Ep|Little Girl in the Big Ten}}
 
*{{Ep|The Frying Game}}
 
*{{Ep|The Frying Game}}
 
*{{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XX}}
 
*{{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XX}}
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*{{Ep|E. Pluribus Wiggum}}
 
*{{Ep|E. Pluribus Wiggum}}
 
*{{Ep|Regarding Margie}}
 
*{{Ep|Regarding Margie}}
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*{{Ep|Moe Goes from Rags to Riches}}
 
*{{Ep|The Saga of Carl}}
 
*{{Ep|The Saga of Carl}}
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*{{Ep|Days of Future Future}} (First Church of Springfield)
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*{{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XXIV}}
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*{{Ep|The Simpsons Guy|(cameo)}}
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*{{Ep|The Musk Who Fell To Earth|(Title Screen)}}
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*{{Ep|Halloween of Horror}}
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*{{Ep|Simprovised}}
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*{{Ep|The Serfsons}}
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*{{Ep|The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be}}
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*{{Ep|The Clown Stays in the Picture|(seen on Mexican TV channel during flashback)}}
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*{{Ep|Frinkcoin|(seen on yacht)}}
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*{{Ep|Better Off Ned (episode)}}
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*{{Ep|Highway to Well}}
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*{{Ep|Warrin' Priests (Part One)}}
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*{{Ep|Warrin' Priests (Part Two)}}
 
*{{mov}}
 
*{{mov}}
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*{{Game|The Simpsons Wrestling}}
 
*{{game|The Simpsons Road Rage}}
 
*{{game|The Simpsons Road Rage}}
 
*{{Game|The Simpsons: Hit and Run}}
 
*{{Game|The Simpsons: Hit and Run}}
 
*{{Game|The Simpsons Game}}
 
*{{Game|The Simpsons Game}}
* {{Game|The Simpsons: Tapped Out}}
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*{{Game|The Simpsons: Tapped Out}}
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*{{Special|Moe Live Tweets!|Mentioned}}
 
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==References==
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery captionalign="left">
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{{Charactergallery|image1 = Bumblebee Man.png}}
bumbleguy.jpg|Bumblebee Man figure
 
tumblr_m4fze4zxt01qmu3lt.gif|Threatened
 
bumblebeeguytoy.jpg|Bumblebee Man action figure
 
bartgetsfamous3.png|Talking to the producer
 
eggs.jpg|Being hit by eggs
 
mac.jpg|Bumblebee Man Mac
 
bumblebeeguytoy2.jpg|Bumblebee Man figure
 
bumblebeeguy.jpg|Talking
 
bumblebeeguytoy3.jpg|Bumblebee Man figure
 
bumblebbee.jpg|His face
 
Bumblebee_Man_story.jpg|With his wife and chihuahua
 
Cheering.gif|Cheering
 
</gallery>
 
<references/>
 
   
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Latest revision as of 00:24, May 4, 2020

Ay, ay, ay!
―Bumblebee Man's Catchphrase

Pedro Chespirito, or Bumblebee Man, is the star of a Spanish-language television sitcom on Channel 8, in which he dresses in a bumblebee costume and performs slapstick comedy.

BiographyEdit

Bumblebee Man's parents died while they were playing paintball. Chip Davis helped Bumblebee Man to get over his grief of the death of his parents.

Costume Edit

Bumblebee Man never takes off his costume in public, and almost never in private. The sole exception is a short segment showing his private life in "22 Short Films About Springfield". In addition to being seen costume-less, Bumblebee Man is shown as being genuinely clumsy rather than simply acting as such. In the end, his house is destroyed and his wife leaves him [1].

His bowling shirt has the name Pedro on it [2], which could be his first name.

Language and Nationality Edit

Bumblebee Man speaks Spanish primarily, but is once shown speaking in articulate English when he replaced Kent Brockman for a brief moment and when talking to his producer [3].

Generally, Bumblebee Man speaks in simple, over-enunciated (and often inaccurate) Spanish sentences. His catchphrases of choice are typically "¡Ay, ay, ay, no me gusta!" ("I don't like it!"), "¡Ay, ay, ay, no es bueno!" ("That's not good!") and "¡Ay, Dios no me ama!" ("God doesn't love me!"). Quite commonly, his phrases will be intentionally sloppy Spanish: For example, saying "wudpequero" for "woodpecker," when it's actually "pájaro carpintero" [4]. This can be explained by influences from the English-speaking community which he lives in.

In The Simpsons: Tapped Out iPad game, meanwhile, he confesses to Lisa that he is actually Norwegian.

In the few instances that he speaks English, he uses a southeastern British Accent.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee Man as chihuahua.

Other FactsEdit

In "Flaming Moe", Bumblebee Man is indicated to be a member of the Furry fandom (a fanbase for anthropomorphic animals), and is shown holding a sign saying "Furries Fur Moe".

He got kissed by a donkey in The Simpsons Movie.

Non-Canon AppearancesEdit

Ssi 5 The contents of this article or section are considered to be non-canon and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The Simpsons GameEdit

Bumblebee Man appears as one of the contestants in the Duff Ultimate Eating Challenge[5].

The Simpsons: Tapped OutEdit

Bumblebee Man comments that he is originally from Norway and he takes Spanish lessons.

The Simpsons Spin-Off ShowcaseEdit

At the end of the special Troy McClure explains that Selma will marry him.

Treehouse of Horror seriesEdit

In the final segment "Treehouse of Horror X", he shown boarding the rocket ship to Mars.

Behind the LaughterEdit

Character OriginsEdit

Bumblebee Man is a caricature of El Chapulín Colorado ("The Red Grasshopper"), a character created and portrayed by Mexican television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños (best known by his pseudonym "Chespirito"), and his show consists of simple skits, often involving heavy slapstick. Channel 8 is a reference to El Chavo del Ocho, by the same creators. In several DVD commentaries, the show's producers say that whenever they watched Telemundo, this character was always "on," and then they created Bumblebee Man, who is also always "on". Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away on November 28th, 2014.[6][7]

In Other LanguagesEdit

In the Spanish-language version of the show, the humor of Bumblebee Man (known in this version as hombre abejorro in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or el hombre abeja in Spain) relies on the fact that he wears a gigantic bee costume and frequently engages in physical comedy; there has been no effort made to translate his speech to another language. However, in the Latin American version, he speaks with an over-the-top Mexican accent and in the version that airs in Spain, he does so with a Mexican accent. The Japanese version leaves Hank Azaria's performance untouched.

TriviaEdit

AppearancesEdit

GalleryEdit

Bumblebee Man
The full image gallery for Bumblebee Man may be viewed at Bumblebee Man/Gallery.

Citations Edit

  1. 22 Short Films About Springfield
  2. Team Homer
  3. Bart Gets Famous
  4. Season 7 DVD Commentary - "22 Short Films About Springfield" - The crude Spanish was used deliberately so that American viewers would still understand what was being said.
  5. Around the World in 80 Bites
  6. Roberto Gómez Bolaños ‘Chespirito’ Dies: Mexican Legend Dead At 85 From Heart Failure, Latin Times, November 28, 2014
  7. Murió Roberto Gómez Bolaños, 'Chespirito', Noticieros Televisa, November 28, 2014 (in Spanish — English translation via Google Translate)
  8. The Simpsons Movie
  9. Robot Chicken couch gag
  10. Simpsons Comics
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