Nancy's boys

Just to prove that Nancy Cartwright isn't a one-voiced pony. here are some more of her Springfield scamps. Words: Mark Robertson.

Nelson Muntz Narky school bully with a soft spot for Lisa and a rabid determination

to put her brother in hospital. During his first

fight with Bart where he came off second best, was heard to utter the words: ‘You made me bleed my own blood’.

Rod Flanders Son of God’s best buddy, Ned. Requested to anoint the

sores on Homer’s feet when

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insists. ‘My husband is one and I raise my children using the precepts that I’ve read in

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everything else. just try it yourself.”

One more difference: Bart’s pranks may be as high in proportion as the number of Duffs quaffed by Homer. but as far as japcs go. Cartwright’s childhood rebellion is limited to one never-to-be-repeated act of graffitic terror.

‘When I was thirteen, I took a brown magic marker onto marble in the school toilet and . . . oh it was nasty . . . I wrote a word that begins in ‘f’ and ends in ‘u.c.k.’ and it’s not ‘liretruck’. It was awful and I ended up getting busted for it and my mum was sent for. I now knew that my mum knew that I knew that word and I felt horrible and l was really humiliated and they suspended me for the next two days.’ A life of crime may have been over but the rest is

. Ralph Wiggum Police Chief Wiggum’s hysteria.

disturbed son and Lisa’s classmate. Clearly as mad as his doughnut- munching pop. Classic line: ‘My cat's breath smells of cat food'.

My Life As A 10-Year-Old Boy is published by Bloomsbury on Thu 9 Nov priced £12.99; Nancy Cartwright is appearing at Borders, Glasgow and EICC, Edinburgh on thus 16 Nov.

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