Bart Simpson is the eldest of Homer and Marge's three children on The Simpsons. A rebellious troublemaker, he loves skateboarding and prank calls and hates authority. These characteristics, along with catchphrases like "Eat my shorts!", saw him become the breakout character of the series's early days and a merchandising favorite, though also the subject of ire from real-life Helen Lovejoys. He's the second most popular Simpson in animutations, after Homer.