Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Bernard "Barney" Arnold Gumble is a character from the animated sitcom The Simpsons. He is the Springfield town drunk who is Homer Simpson's best friend and one of Moe's customers (to the point of even sleeping at the tavern). Barney considers Moe to be his second best friend; however, he is often abused in the process, mainly due to Moe's personality.

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

Barney Gumble

Barney as he appeared in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".

  • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" - Barney has a prominent role in the series' very first episode, in which he has a job working as a mall Santa. When Homer is unable to buy presents for his family due to not receiving his Christmas bonus, he takes Barney's suggestion of working as a mall Santa himself. Later in the episode, Barney goes to the Springfield Downs to bet his paycheck on the dog race, asking Homer to join him. He recommends Homer bet his thirteen-dollar paycheck on the fast dog named Whirlwind. However, Homer instead foolishly bets on the much slower Santa's Little Helper; after the race is over, Barney remarks to Homer that he should've listened to him.
  • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"
  • "Simpsons Christmas Stories"
  • "Manger Things"

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