Well-known wacky Catchphrases of characters from The Simpsons.

Simpson Family Catchphrases


  • "Aaah! Sideshow Bob!" (said when Sideshow Bob ambushes or attacks them)

Homer Simpson

Marge Simpson

  • "Mmm~mmmmm" (An angered grumble, used when in concerned or disapproving)
  • "You have no idea what it's like, being married to you."
  • "I don't think that's a very good idea."
  • "Oh, Homie." (Used when Homer romantically flatters her)
  • "So many (blank)s!"
  • Marge often mumbles when she is annoyed and has a distinct laugh, though not as famous as Nelson’s.

Bart Simpson

  • "Eat My Shorts!"
  • "Don't Have a Cow, Man!"
  • "¡Ay, caramba!"
  • "Get Bent."
  • "I'm Bart Simpson, Who the Hell are You?"
  • "Cowabunga!" (a running joke is that this is his main catchphrase despite the fact that he rarely says it)
  • "I Didn't Do It!" (often followed by "Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything!")
  • "Aw, Man!"
  • "Aw, Geez!"
  • "Whoa, mama!"
  • "Eep!" (Said whenever he realizes he's in serious trouble)
  • Bart has on occasion, borrowed "D'oh" from Homer.
  • "Ow! Quit it."
  • Bart has a lot of catchphrases and often laughs at Homer or other people.

Lisa Simpson

  • "If anyone wants me, I'll be in my room."
  • "Quit it, Bart!"
  • Lisa doesn’t really have any catchphrases, and this is shown as a joke when many Springfieldians use their catchphrases while Lisa dryly says, "If anyone wants me, I'll be in my room."

Maggie Simpson

Abraham Simpson II

Other Characters

Ned Flanders

  • "Hi-Diddily-Ho!" (often adds "Neighborino" to the end, when addressing Homer)
  • "Okily Dokily!"
  • "Toodily-Doo"
  • "What can I ding-dong-diddily-do for you?"
  • He often inserts words like "diddly" and "doodly" in between everything he says.

Rod and Todd Flanders

Moe Szyslak

  • "Ah, geez!!!"
  • "Aww, what's a matter, Homer?"
  • "WhaaaaAAAAAT?!"
  • "Moe's Tavern, Moe speaking." (When prank calls him), later he says: "I'm looking for (Insert name here)! (INSERT NAME HERE)!! ", later on Moe often responds by swearing he will do something bad to him.

Comic Book Guy

Mr. Burns

  • "Excellent!"
  • "Release the Hounds!"
  • "Smithers!"
  • "Ahoy-hoy?" (when answering the phone)
  • "Smithers, who's that (insulting term)?" (He mostly refers to Homer, as Burns always forgets Homer's name.)
  • "Simpson, eh?" (when Smithers tells him what his name is)

Waylon Smithers

  • "That's Homer Simpson, one of your (insulting term) from sector 7G." (response to Mr. Burns' aforementioned catchphrase)
  • "Yes, sir?"
  • "I never thought you'd ask!"

Barney Gumble

  • (Burp!)

Krusty the Clown

  • (Goofy Giggle)
  • "Hey, Hey Kids!" (often followed by "It's your old pal, Krusty here!")
  • "I didn't do it!"
  • Krusty has a habit of laughing a lot.

Professor Frink

  • "Ng Hey!"
  • "Glavin!"
  • "With the (first noun) and the (second noun) and the hey hey hey!"
  • ”Ga-Hoy!”
  • Frink hiccups and has a very noticable vocal lilt.


Nelson Muntz

  • "Ha Ha!" (Nelson laughs at peoples’ misfortune.)

Mrs. Muntz

  • "I wouldn't put it past him."
  • "Ha Ha!"

Julius Hibbert

  • (Jovial Chuckle) (He often laughs at the wrong time.)

Nick Riviera

Edna Krabappel

  • "Ha!"
  • Edna smokes a lot and coughs.

Helen Lovejoy

Snake Jailbird

  • "Dude!"
  • "Bye!" (when fleeing the scene of a crime)
  • Snake has a Valley Boy accent, and says stuff like “Dude I’m going to, like, TOTALLY waste you,” or other Californian sort of stuff.

Principal Skinner

  • "(sigh) Yes, mother." Sometimes says it fast and calm.
  • "Attention students..." (when making announcements)

Gary Chalmers

Agnes Skinner

The Yes Guy

  • "E-Yeeeeeessss?"

Sea Captain

Troy McClure

  • "Hi, I'm Troy McClure!"
    • "You may remember me from such (insert appearance type) as (insert title) and (insert second title)!" Often wierd and funny titles.

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

  • "Thank You, Come Again!"
  • ”Clean Up In All The Aisles.”

The Rich Texan

Chief Wiggum

  • Assorted puns and word play involving pop culture, e.g. "Hold it right there, Manfred Manslaughter!"
  • "Cuff 'em, Lou".

Bumblebee Man

  • Ay Ay Ay!
  • Speaks a lot of Spanish.

Sideshow Bob

  • "Hello, Bart."
  • (evil laughter)
  • (grumbling) (mostly after getting hit in the face with a rake or on the head)


  • "Shut up."

Reverend Lovejoy

  • "Damn Flanders." (more often in earlier seasons)


  • "Listen up, you little FREAKS!"
  • More bark than bite.

Dr. Foster

  • "May God have mercy on us all."

Sarah Wiggum

  • "CLANCY!"


  • "Oh, Yeah!"
  • Usually refers to himself in 3rd person, e.g. "Duffman can still party and dance!"

Milhouse Van Houten

  • "Sorry, Bart"
  • "What's Up!"
  • ”Radical!”
  • "Everything's coming up Milhouse!"
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