Lil' Bandit was Snake Jailbird's car.
Early on, Lil' Bandit appears to resemble a 1969 Dodge Charger, red in Separate Vocations and blue in Homer's Triple Bypass and then red again in 22 Short Films About Springfield. The license plate all 3 episodes reads "EX CON". In Realty Bites, it changes to a red 1968 Pontiac Firebird with the license "GR8 68". The Springfield Police are holding a police seized-property auction, and Snake discovers to his horror that his car is one of the lots. He vows to kill whoever buys the car, which turns out to be Homer Simpson. Snake treated it well and tuned it for high performance, but Homer runs it all over the road and fills it with Regular Petrol instead of Premium. After setting some traps to kill Homer and get his car back (which only serve to maim Kirk Van Houten), Snake gets the jump on Homer and they brawl on the hood of the car. It crashes into a large house, injuring them both. Earlier in that episode, Homer shows off his new hot rod to his friends Lenny, Carl and Moe. Moe, appearing to be a car enthusiast, looks under the hood and discovers it is equipped with an Edelbrock Intake and a 6 barrel Holley carburetor. He fools Homer into thinking it is also equipped with "Myahoff lifters", which are not real.
Lil' Bandit is a 1968 Pontiac convertible, souped up to become a hot rod. The license plate said GR8 68.
Behind the Laughter
In The Simpsons Road Rage and The Simpsons: Hit and Run, the car is modelled after a 1969 Dodge Charger: this is evident by the hideaway headlights, long rear end, split grill and overall "General Lee" look, like his car in Separate Vocations, rather than Lil' Bandit as it appeared in Realty Bites. In Hit & Run, once Snake's bonus mission is beaten the car is unlocked for the player.
- Episode – "Separate Vocations"
- Episode – "Homer's Triple Bypass"
- Episode – "22 Short Films About Springfield"
- Episode – "Realty Bites"
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror IX" (Hell Toupée, in front of the Kwik-E-Mart)
- Episode – "To Surveil With Love" (Opening Sequence)
- Video game – The Simpsons Road Rage
- Video game – The Simpsons: Hit and Run