During his presidency, he commended a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of Congressman Bob Arnold for corruption and bribery. He was in line attending the birthday party of Mr. Burns, only to be told himself and Jimmy Carter are not invited as they are one-termers. George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, moved to Springfield because they wanted to live somewhere where people do not care about politics and found out that Springfield had the lowest voter turnout. Although Bush gets along well with Ned Flanders, Bart is a nuisance, even though Barbara got along quite well with him. Bart's annoyances result in the destruction of Bush's memoirs, which an enraged Bush gives Bart a spanking as punishment. Upon learning of the spanking, Homer attempts different pranks to get back at Bush, resulting in a fistfight in the sewer that ends up above the street. George apologized for spanking Bart in front of Mikhail Gorbechav despite explaining that he couldn't show weakness in front of the Russians . Immediately afterwards, he told Barbara that they were leaving the town. Barbara, who got along quite well with Marge Simpson, apologized for having to leave. Bush's house is soon bought by Gerald Ford, who instantly connects with Homer over their clumsiness, and love of football, beer, and nachos.
He is also seen collecting an unemployment check when Marge gets fired from the realty agency she worked at. He is also a member of the high council of the Stonecutters. One time, George W. Bush worked on the Habitat for Humanity in Springfield along with founder and fellow former President Jimmy Carter and former President Bill Clinton, although Bush ended up getting angered when Carter accidentally knocked a piece of plywood into his face and rammed his hammer's hooks up his nostrils in retribution, and later bonked Clinton on the head for laughing in a very similar manner to the Three Stooges.
Behind the Laughter
Prior to voicing George H.W. Bush, Harry Shearer impersonated his voice when voicing the role of Herman.
In one moment during his presidency, Bush made a speech about family values and how the American family ought to be "more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons." In response, before the first rerun of Stark Raving Dad, the show made a clip of the Simpsons watching Bush's speech on television. Bart responded saying, "Hey, we're like the Waltons. We're praying for an end to the depression, too."
- Episode – "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"
- Episode – "Mr. Plow" (Homer's Imagination)
- Episode – "Rosebud"
- Episode – "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood" (in the Panamanian Strongman arcade game)
- Episode – "Homer the Great"
- Episode – "Two Bad Neighbors"
- Episode – "The Cartridge Family" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Realty Bites"
- Episode – "Large Marge"
- Episode – "Regarding Margie" (photograph)
- Episode – "Homerland "
- Episode – "Mathlete's Feat" (couch gag; mentioned)