A typical Butterfinger bar used on commercials from 1991-1998.

Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!
―Bart Simpson

Butterfinger is a popular peanut-butter and chocolate candy bar. There have been 150 commercials for Butterfinger that aired on Fox, FX and Fox News Channel, which featured The Simpsons beginning in 1988, when America's Most Wanted first aired on Fox before moving to Lifetime in 2011.

Many of the commercials featured Homer trying to get Bart's Butterfinger, but would be one-upped by Bart each time. Each commercial closes with Bart saying the catchphrase, "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!". In 1999, this was changed to “Bite My Butterfinger!”, then in 2001, it was changed to "Nothing Like a Butterfinger!", beginning in 2010, a slightly rewritten version of the "Nobody better lay a finger" slogan, "Nobody's gonna lay a finger on my Butterfinger!", was introduced.

Most of these advertisements have been released on The Simpsons DVD sets as bonus features along with other commercials.

All Butterfinger commercials were available on iTunes and Netflix. The following is high-quality than the VHS versions of these commercials: The Butterfinger Group (1988), Bully - Maggie's Stick (1991), The Karate Lesson (1992), Butterfinger Ice-Cream Bars (1991), Maggie's Party (1992), Bart's Locker (1993), The Raid (1994), The Shrink, Bart's Homework (1994), and Bart's Nightmare (2001).

On April 1, 2013, Butterfinger announced on their Facebook page that Bart Simpson would again be their mascot.

On September 25th of the same year, Butterfinger issued another "Who Stole Bart Simpson's Butterfinger" commercial/contest, this time on the web.

Other commercials

List of commercials

So far, Bart appears in every Butterfinger commercial excluding Plastic Underwear.

Image First Aired Title Length Description
1988 No Teasing 30 seconds

Bart teases Lisa about having the last Butterfinger in the house.

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1988 The Butterfinger Group 30 seconds

Milhouse and Bart argue about the existence of The Butterfinger Group.

This is also the very first time Milhouse and Springfield Elementary was shown, but these two wouldn't make their regular debut until Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire. Beginning in 1988, when America's Most Wanted first aired, Tracey Ullman shorts graphics were shown, so this may be the only time you get to see Millhouse's and Springfield Elementary's design in the shorts.

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January 1, 1991 The Bully 30 seconds

Nelson Muntz tries to steal Bart's Butterfinger, but fails to do so.

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April 5, 1991 The Bully - Maggie's Stick 30 seconds

A shorter version of The Bully is shown, then followed by a short commercial for the Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars, with Maggie eating Bart's Butterfinger Ice Cream Bar.

April 6, 1991 The Shock 15 seconds

Homer tries to steal Bart's Butterfinger, not knowing it's wired to an electrical current.

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Butterfinger Monroe
April 7, 1991 The Shrink 30 seconds

Dr. Marvin Monroe diagnoses a Butterfinger obsession in Bart, who refuses to share with the doc.

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June 6, 1991 The Shrink - Maggie's Stick 30 seconds A shorter version of The Shrink is shown, then followed by a short commercial for the Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars, with Maggie eating Bart's Butterfinger Ice Cream Bar.

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November 2, 1991 Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars 15 seconds Bart has gotten to Apu's shipment of Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars before everyone else. Apu then throws him out for it.
April 3, 1992 The Big Surprise 15 seconds

Homer wants Bart to give him his Butterfinger, but instead he gets Maggie's pacifier.

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Maggie's Party
June 6, 1992 Maggie's Party 15 seconds Maggie is having a party and as Homer goes to bring out the Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets he finds they are gone because Bart ate them.
November 2, 1992 The Last Butterfinger 30 seconds Bart and Homer race to get the last Butterfinger in the supermarket. Homer almost had it, but tripped on a cart, giving Bart enough time to catch it.
Butterfinger Best Friend

November 3, 1992

The Karate Lesson - Best Friend 30 seconds

A shorter version of The Karate Lesson is shown, then followed by a short commercial for the Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets, where Bart stops Milhouse from eating a Butterfinger Ice Cream Nugget.

November 3, 1992 Angel Bart, Devil Bart 15 seconds Bart's conscience decides whether he should share or eat his Butterfinger BB's.
December 1, 1992 The Karate Lesson 30 seconds Akira tries to take Bart's Butterfinger, but Bart stops him by using his karate skills.
December 18, 1992 One Less Sister 15 seconds Lisa tries to help Bart with his math homework. He says the answer is "one less sister".
January 29, 1993 The Beach 15 seconds Bart takes Homer's Butterfinger while he's buried under sand.
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April 1, 1993 Bart's Locker 30 seconds

At school, Seymour Skinner and Edna Krabappel try to get Bart's Butterfingers in his locker, but Bart locks them in there. 

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September 30, 1993 I've Been Robbed Part One 30 seconds Someone steals Bart's Butterfingers.

Note: The suspects were Otto, Lisa, Krusty, Nelson, Mr. Burns, and Homer.


October 30, 1993

I've Been Robbed Part Two

30 seconds The thief is revealed to be Krusty the Clown.
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December 31, 1993 The Dog Biscuit 30 seconds Bart tricks Homer about eating a dog biscuit during a blackout.

November 30, 1994

The Raid 30 seconds Bart has a nightmare in which the rest of the cast steals his Butterfinger BB's.

January 1, 1998


30 seconds

Bart has been abducted by Kang and Kodos who are confused about his Butterfinger. Bart then takes them to his leader, Homer, who gets abducted while Bart is set free.
May 31, 1998 Hit a Homer 15 seconds Bart hits a "Homer" in baseball when Homer tries to steal his Butterfinger.
November 30, 1998 Philosophy

15 seconds

Martin Prince tells Bart to share his Butterfinger BB's with him.
December 30, 1998 Carnival 30 seconds Homer wants to trade Bart's Butterfinger for a stuffed poodle.
January 1, 1999 Smell Your Breath 15 seconds Bart is sitting in a tree holding a Butterfinger. Homer tries to get it, but Bart keeps moving it just out of reach. Bart finishes the Butterfinger and tosses the empty wrapper on Homer.

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November 30, 1999 A to Z 30 seconds

Bart and Lisa tease Homer with Butterfinger BB's while he's trying to read an alphabet book to Maggie.

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December 30, 1999 500 Easy Pieces 15 seconds Bart watches an Itchy and Scratchy skit entitled "500 Easy Pieces" featuring a Butterfinger bar.
December 31, 1999 Plastic Pants 15 seconds

Grampa is woken by the crunching sound of a Butterfinger eaten by Lisa. This is the only time in the Butterfinger commercial Bart doesn't appear in. However, Lisa does appear in this commercial, rather than Bart.

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Bart's Nightmare (Butterfinger commercial)
February 5, 2001 Bart's Nightmare 15 seconds Bart has a nightmare that the Kwik-E-Mart is out of Butterfingers.
May 1, 2001 Butterfingeritis 15 seconds Bart discovers that he has a disease called Butterfingeritis.
December 31, 2001 (premiere)
January 1, 2002
Homer Holer 15 seconds Homer digs a Butterfinger BB.
December 31, 2006 January 1, 2007 No Teasing (remake of 1988) 30 seconds Bart gets in trouble for taking his Butterfinger.
February 19, 2007 Itchy & Scratchy: Butterfinger Test n/a Itchy does a Butterfinger test.
April 21, 2011

The Butterfinger Group

(remake of 1988)

30 seconds Milhouse and Bart argue about the existence of The Butterfinger Group.


  • In "Barting Over", after watching the Baby Stinkbreath commercial, Bart says "I was in a commercial?" and then pulls out a Butterfinger and starts eating it. This is an obvious reference to the commercials.
  • Butterfingers are again referenced in the Season 13 episode Sweets and Sour Marge where Chief Wiggum attempts to burn them, but as he puts it "Even the fire won't take them". According to Al Jean in the DVD commentary, this joke was made only because the contract between the 2 companies ended, otherwise they would not have made the joke.
  • In the Season 13 episode "Half-Decent Proposal", Bart writes "I will not bite the hand that feeds me Butterfingers." on the chalkboard in the opening, referencing the Butterfinger joke two episodes earlier in "Sweets and Sour Marge".
  • On a Season 8 DVD commentary, Matt Groening says that Milhouse was created for and first appeared in the commercials.
  • The Simpsons "Stolen Butterfinger" in one minute length commercial in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" on DVD in December 30, 2008.
  • In a deleted scene in "I Am Furious (Yellow)", on Bart's trap for Homer, Homer grabs a butterfinger bar but tosses it after realizing it's a Butterfinger.
  • The Butterfinger catchphrase, "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger", was also referenced in a cutaway gag in the Family Guy episode "Mother Tucker", where Brian compares Stewie selling out to when the latter starred in Butterfinger commercials. The scene cuts away to Stewie mimicking the Butterfinger catchphrase while sitting on a park bench and holding a Butterfinger, adding a forced "D'oh" at the end.
  • In the episode ¨Treehouse of Horror XXVIII¨, In the CGI opening, ¨The Sweets Hereafter¨, Many characters from the show are in a bowl of candy on Halloween night. Nearly all of the names of the candy them are references to real-life candies. This includes Bart, who is a ¨Barterfinger¨ a clear reference to Butterfingers. Homer even accidentally calls Bart Butterfinger in the short, but quickly corrects himself.
  • The Raid aired on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Fox Family in 1999.

Bart's Sayings

  • "It's Neato!" (1988-1990)
  • "Nobody better lay a finger on my butterfinger!" (1990-1998)
  • "Bite my butterfinger!" (1999-2001)
  • "Nothin' like a butterfinger! (2001-2010)
  • ''Nobody's gonna lay a finger on my butterfinger'' (2010-present)
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