Bart Hits Homer With a Chair
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Bart Hits Homer With A Chair is a series of image macros, photoshop and object label memes using a screen-capture from the animated television comedy The Simpsons. The image features the child character Bart Simpson about to hit his father Homer, who sits in a tub, with a chair. Additionally, the scene became the subject of various YouTube edits.
On December 1st, 1996, The Simpsons episode "A Milhouse Divided" (season eight, episode six) aired in the United States. In the episode, Bart's best friend Milhouse's parents divorce. Milhouse's mother begins dating a stunt man, who challenges Bart to break a chair over his back. Impressed, Bart attempts the stunt on his unsuspecting and bathing father (shown below).
On March 30th, 2016, Tenor.com uploaded a gif of the moment (shown below).
In April 2018, Facebook users began posting object-labeled versions of the screen capture. On April 17th, Facebook user Brett Connell posted a version based on the song ""Africa" by Toto":/memes/africa-by-toto. The post (shown below, left) received more than 1,400 reactions and 185 shares in less than one month.
Over the next few weeks, members of Simpsons Shitposting began posting meta and photoshopped versions of the meme. On April 28th, Facebook user Ian Moir posted an all-text version of the image. The post (shown below, center) received more than 2,400 reactions, 100 comments and 120 shares. On May 4th, user Michael Slack posted a version that replaced Homer with an image of Bart from the 1995-episode "King-Size Homer." The post (shown below, right) received more than 1,200 reactions, 25 shares and 20 comments in 24 hours.
Following the popularity of the image macros, people began posting video remixes of the scene. These included edits of the scene that change the outcome and others that change the audio. The earliest known remix was posted by YouTuber Nathan Ellis in which Bart kills Homer. When posted to Facebook, the post received more than 900 reaction and 80 shares.
On May 17th, Redditor Homemade_Dank_Memes published a version of the meme in which a second panel shows Homer about to hit Bart with a chair. The post (shown below, left) recevied more than 27,000 points (91% upvoted) and 250 comments in 24 hours.
The meme inspired a series of versions in which more panels were added (examples below, center and right).
 Wikipedia – A Milhouse Divided
 Tenor – Homer Simpsons GIF – Homer Simpsons Chair
 Facebook – rory.lynch3's Post
 Facebook – Rory Lynch's Post
 Wikipedia – King-Size Homer
 Facebook – Michael Slack's Post
 Facebook Nathan Ellis's Post
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