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The Gremlin, also known as School Bus gremlin, is a minor antagonist in The Simpsons. It only appears in Treehouse of Horror IV. Its appearance is an amalgamation of the Gremlin from Twilight Zone and the Gremlins from the film franchise series. Its face is somewhat similar to that of Krusty too.


Bart had a dream one night where the school bus lost a wheel and crashed. The next day, whilst on the bus, Bart finds a Gremlin on the side. The Gremlin is attempting to destroy the bus by gouging the side and removing the bolts from the tires, so that they would fall off. Bart tries to tell everyone, but the Gremlin hid, and everyone else assumed Bart was crazy. Bart decided to take matters into his own hands by throwing a flare at the Gremlin. This knocked the Gremlin off the bus, where he was found by Ned Flanders. Flanders remarked "it's some kind of hideous monster... How cute, he's trying to gouge out my eyes."Although he was proved to be right about the monster, Bart is still taken away in an ambulance to a mental asylum as punishment for being disruptive. Bart assumes everything will be okay, but the monster shows up at the window holding Flanders' severed head. 


  • He was voiced by Frank Welker who also did the voices of the gremlins Stripe and Mohawk from the Gremlins franchise.