During the opening credits of many episodes of
, Bart Simpson writes a unique phrase on the chalkboard. This
is known as the chalkboard gag
. In the early days of the series, a gag
was used in almost every episode, but, as commercial time has increased, they
have gradually disappeared. They are now shown as rarely as twice per season.
The show's producers have said that they may soon sadly disappear altogether.
- I will not waste chalk
- I will not skateboard in the halls
- I will not burp in class
- I will not instigate revolution
- I will not draw naked ladies in class
- I did not see Elvis
- I will not call my teacher "Hot Cakes"
- Garlic gum is not funny
- They are laughing at me, not with me