The Clown Bed

Clown Bed

If you should die before you wake...HA-HA-HA HA HA-HA HA-HA!
~ The Clown Bed
Can't sleep. Clown'll eat me! Can't sleep. Clown'll eat me!
~ Bart Simpson about the Clown Bed.

The Clown Bed is the antagonist for The Simpsons episode Lisa's First Word. It used to be Bart Simpson's bed when he was two years old, crafted by Homer Simpson after Marge became pregnant with Lisa.


After Homer tried and failed at forcing Bart to give up the crib for Lisa, he decided to entice Bart with a bed shaped like a clown. Unfortunately, Homer's craftsmanship was not good enough to make the Clown look friendly, but just good enough to make it look terrifying.

When Bart went to bed, he imagined the Clown Bed talking and threatening to kill him. He then spent the next morning clutching his knees, rocking back and forth and uttering his now-famous catchphrase (see above). Homer and Marge didn't seem to notice this, as the Clown Bed was still seen in Bart's room.

The Clown Bed also helped contribute to Bart's antagonistic attitude towards Lisa, as her very existence led to him being traumatized by it.