Bart vs. the Australian Man

Bart vs. the Australian Man – The Story of ‘The Simpsons’ and the Knifey Spoony Game!

The scene where the characters play the game, Knifey Spoony is considered as a classic scene in the whole of the cartoon series. If you are getting to know to about the game and the cartoon for the first time, which is totally impossible, we are discussing here what is the game all about and who these characters are.

Bart vs. the Australian Man

The Simpsons:

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom. It was created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical representation of the American Culture, society, and the human condition. It pictures the life of the working class of the American community. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie are the characters involved in the plot. The sitcom was first aired on the television in the year 1989 on the 17th day of December. It is currently airing the 28th season of the series. It is the longest – running sitcom in the history of American television.


The drama takes place in an imaginary town in America called the Springfield. As stated earlier there are 5 main characters, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. These main characters make up a family, around which the sitcom revolves. It talks about the ups, downs, the good and the bad moments the family experiences primarily due to the framework of the typical working class culture that prevails in America. There are also a lot of other supporting characters that play a role in etching the lives of the main characters of the story.

Let’s see a quick description of the main characters of the story:

Homer: Homer is the father and the head of the family. He is a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear power plant. He is characterized as a buffoonish person who is carefree and negligible.

Marge: Marge is married to Homer and plays the role of a typical American house wife. She takes care of everybody’s need and the well-being of the house. Together the couple has three children who are Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

Bart: Bart is a typical representation of a 10-year old kid who loves fun in all wrong senses and ends up being a troublemaker of the town.

Lisa: Every Bart-like kid has a precocious and disciplined sister and Lisa, the eight-year-old little sister, goes a step ahead and plays the role of a little activist of the town.

Maggie: Though this character occasionally speaks, the mere screen presence keeps the audience entertained. Maggie is the last child of the family, who doesn’t talk except for certain cases, through the pacifier.

One cannot forget their pets, the cat and the dog who are called Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball-V respectively.

The Game:

Knifey Spooney is a game played by Bart and an Australian Man in the series. Now that you know what Bart is capable of, he plays a prank on the man who is in the bar and calls a knife a spoon. The game reaches a point where the man relents, making Bart the winner. This is how the game came into existence. Today a lot of people slip into the shoes of Bart and play this game.