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Do the Bartman is a single from The Simpsons Sing the Blues, which features Bart Simpson singing Do the Bartman. (This is not to be confused with the superhero of the same name.) The song was written by Bryan Loren. It was originally rumored that R&B and pop icon Michael Jackson, who later guest-starred on the episode "Stark Raving Dad" as Leon Kompowsky, was heavily involved with the song. While the producers initially denied it. It was later revealed by creator Matt Groening that Jackson did in fact co-write and co-produce Do The Bartman, Still, Loren alleged that was the sole writer of the song, while Jackson provided backup vocals, the title and requested that he be mentioned in the song, and that this was what led to his guest appearance in "Stark Raving Dad". The song was later added on a Latin American Simpsons commercial for Pepsi & 7-up, but the music has different instruments and it's high-pitched. The commercial can be found here. The song is also sung in "Simpson Tide".

Lyrics

Homer:
Bart? Bart! Bart! (something falls over) BAAAAARRT!!
Bart:
Ididntdoitnobodysawmedoityoucantproveanything!
Yo! Hey, what's happenin', dude?
I'm a guy with a rep for bein' rude.
Terrorizin' people wherever I go.
It's not intentional, just keepin' the flow.
Fixin' test scores to get the best scores,
Droppin' banana peels all over the floor.
I'm the kid that made delinquency an art.
Last name: Simpson! First name: Bart!
I'm here today to introduce the next phase,
The next step in the big Bart craze.
I gotta dance real easy to do.
I learned it with no rhythm and so can you.
So move your body, if you got the notion,
Front to back in a rock-like motion
Now that you got it, if you think that you can,
Do it to the music. That's the Bartman!
Back-up singers:
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Woah!)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Check it out, man!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Bartman!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman! (Bart: Uh-huh!)
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman!
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Wooooah, mama!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Woah!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman!
Bart:
It wasn't long ago, just a couple of weeks,
I got in trouble. Yeah, pretty deep.
Homer was yelling, (Homer: BART!) Mom was, too,
Because I put moth balls in the beef stew.
Punishment time, in the air lurks gloom.
Sittin' by myself, confined to my room,
When all else fails, nothin' else left to do.
I turn on the music so I can feel the groove.

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Back-up singers:
Move your body, if you get the notion, (Bart: Woah, I'm feelin' the groove now, baby!)
Front to back in a rock-like motion (Bart: Bring it back! Woooooah!)
Move your hips from side to side now (Bart: Do the Bartman!)
Don't you slip, let your feet glide now. (Bart: Woah, Lisa! Ha!)
If you gotta groove, you gotta use it. (Bart: Ha-ha-ha!)
Rock rhythm in time with the music. (Bart: Hahaha, check it out, man!)
You just might start a chain reaction.
Bart:
If you can do the Bart, you're bad like Michael Jackson.
Back-up singers:
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Oh yeah!)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Shake your body!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Huh!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman! (Bart: Yeah, do the Bartman!)
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Everybody, yeah, do the Bartman!)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Check it out!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Woooooooah, mama!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman! (Bart: I'm bad! I'm bad!)
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
Everybody, back and forth and side to side.
Back-up singers:
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
Kick your feet up off the floor and let 'em glide!
Back-up singers:
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
She can do it, he can do it, so can I!
Back-up singers:
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
Now here's a dance beat that you can't deny!
(guitar solo)
Homer:
Turn it down! Will you shut that infernal racket?!
Everybody:
DO THE BARTMAN!!!
(Lisa plays the saxophone)
Bart:
Oh, my ears! Lisa, put the saxophone away!
U can't touch this!
(tips a pile of things over) Ididntdoitnobodysawmedoityoucantproveanything!
Now I'm in the house, feelin' good to be home
'Til Lisa starts blowin' that damn saxophone.
And if it was mine, you know they'd take it away,
But still I'm feelin' good, so that's okay.
I'm up in my room, just a-singin' a song,
Listen to the kick-drum kickin' along.
Yeah, Lisa likes jazz, she's her number one fan,
But I know I'm bad, 'cause I do the Bartman!
Back-up singers:
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Hey everybody...)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: ...may I remind you?)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Ooh! Ah! Yeah! Yeah!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman! (Bart: Bart! Man! Huh!)
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
Everybody, back and forth and side to side.
Back-up singers:
Do the Bartman!
Bart:
Do the Bartman!
She can do it, he can do it, so can I.
Back-up singers:
Move your body, if you get the notion,
Front to back in a rock-like motion (Bart: Move it!)
Move your hips from side to side now (Bart: Fling it!)
Don't you slip, let your feet glide now.
(Bart scats over the following)
If you gotta groove, you gotta use it.
Rock rhythm in time with the music.
You just might start a chain reaction.
Bart:
I'm a Bartman!
Back-up singers:
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Fling it, baby! Woo!)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Oh yeah!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: I'm bad! Real bad!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman!
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman! (Bart: Woooooooah, I'm bad!)
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man! (Bart: Do the Bartman!)
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can. (Bart: Ha-ha!)
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman!
Do the Bartman!
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman!
Move your body, if you get the notion,
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man!
Front to back in a rock-like motion
Do the Bartman!
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can.
Move your hips from side to side now
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman!
Don't you slip, let your feet glide now.
Do the Bartman!
Everybody if you can, do the Bartman!
If you gotta groove, you gotta use it.
Shake your body, turn it out if you can, man!
Rock rhythm in time with the music.
Do the Bartman!
Move your butt to the side, yes, you can can.
You just might start a chain reaction.
Everybody in the house, do the Bartman!
(Bart says the following over the combination of the chorus, the bridge and others)
Bart:
Oh, yeah! You call that dancin'?
Ha! Watch this rhythm!
Ha-ha, yeah!
Ha-ha, fling it!
Eat your heart out, Michael!
Whoo!
Ha-ha!
Homer:
BART, YOU'RE GROUNDED!
Bart:
Oh, wow, man!

Characters

The full appearances list for Do the Bartman may be viewed at Do the Bartman/Appearances.

Credits

STARRING

Nancy Cartwright as Bart

Dan Castellaneta as Homer

Julie Kavner as Marge

Yeardley Smith as Lisa

and

Harry Shearer as Principal Skinner

Pamela Hayden as Milhouse

and

Marcia Wallace as Mrs. Krabappel

Goofs

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  • Milhouse has black hair in the music video. This was early in the show's run when Milhouse occasionally had black hair as the artists had not settled.
  • You only see Jessica Lovejoy who tries to look like Sherri and Terri.
  • Lou is shown to be white instead of black.
  • At the beginning of the video, Skinner is shown to be taller than Mrs Krabappel. However, in a later scene, where the two of them are seen participating in a conga line dance, Mrs Krabappel (who isn't wearing heels) is clearly taller than Skinner.

Video

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Bart Simpson - Do The Bartman (Official Video HQ)

The video begins with the rest of the Simpson family arriving at Springfield elementary to attend school dance recital which Bart is in. dissatisfied with the solemn, scratchy jazz-like record the other kids are slowly dancing to, Bart opts rebelling against authority when he decides to put his own spin on a rigidly choreographed dance presentation at Springfield Elementary School after plug his cassette walkman into the sound system. This soon results in him taking his song and dance outside the school and to other locations in Springfield, to which numerous residents join in. At end, however, this appears to have been a daydream, as he is once again back at the school dance recital.


Trivia

The salute which Bart gives as he starts performing his song is none other than the raised fist salute which was long been affiliated with numerous groups rebelling against authority, including the Black Power Movement.

Reverend Lovejoy is seen dancing alongside Satan when Bart's song is taken to Springfield Square. As the sun was setting at the time, this may have a reference to lead Michael Jackson rival Prince's use of the line from the 1989 Batman film "you ever danced the devil in the pale moonlight" in his song Batdance; Prince would provide the film's soundtrack The film's antagonist Joker, who said the line first, was portrayed by acclaimed Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson, who Simpsons co-producer James L. Brooks had developed a good relationship with since Nicholson had a major role in Brooks' 1983 Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment.https://ew.com/article/2009/06/03/jack-nicholson/ The year after the song was released, Bart would begin using the name Bartman again, this time on a more regular basis in the form of a longstanding comic book parody of Batman. In addition , the decision to feature Lovejoy and Devil as dancing partners may have been a reference to potential Rev. Lovejoy inspiration Billy Graham growing relationship with then-Catholic Church leader Pope John Paul II. In Graham's Protestant faith. the papacy has for centuries been regarded as the AntiChrist.https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/1981/october-23/current-religious-thought-pope-as-antichrist-anachronism.html

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