was born to Kirk and LuAnn Van Houten. His
parents' divorce in "A Milhouse
Divided" saw his father try to launch a
singing career based on the strength of his
single "Can you spare a feeling?".
Milhouse's mother has since contented herself by
hopping right back on the dating horse - most
notably with Pyro of American Gladiators and
Rainer Wolfcastle. She also enjoyed a brief bit of professional success as a member of the Investorettes.
Springfield elementry and spends his time in Mrs.
Krabapple's 4th grade class. When he's not
engaged in the pursuit of education, he's
probably being bullied by Nelson Muntz or Jimbo
gets a moment to himself, he enjoys going to
Spinal Tap concerts, reading Radioactive Man
comic books, watching Itchy and Scratchy Cartoons
on the Krusty The Klown show, eating vaseline on
toast, and collecting ALF Pogs. Milhouse once had
the chance to live out his comic book fantasies by
starring as Fallout Boy in the live-action
Radioactive Man movie.
businessman, when it comes to deals, Milhouse is
nobody's fool. He bought a leather jacket for
50,000 Bazooka Joe comics, and Bart's soul for $5.
Milhouse's best friend. Milhouse plays second
fiddle to Bart's showy lifestyle, and often gets
dragged along into sketchy situations, like an
all-day Squishee bender, because of Bart's
charismatic personality. The one time their
relationship was tested was when Milhouse dated
Samantha Stanky and kissed her in Bart's
treehouse. Every since that painful breakup,
Milhouse has more or less been fixated on Lisa
and Bart's mom, much to the chagrin of Janey
Milhouse has a long way to go in his quest for love. The best example of his insufficient capacity to initiate and sustain a relationship was revealed in a dialogue with Lisa during the episode where she dates Nelson. Lisa confides in that she likes Nelson "Because I see that underneath that bully
attitude, there's a shy, sensitive, caring Nelson." Unable to hold back his heartbreak, Milhouse cries out, "I'M shy, sensitive, and caring!" To which Lisa replies, "Yeah, well, I guess you could say that I like the Milhouse in Nelson."
Milhouse: "But I'm ALL
Milhouse! And my mom says I'm the coolest guy in school!"
Lisa: "Oh, Milhouse, I could never think of
you in that way. You're like my big sister."
Milhouse: "No, I'm NOT! Why does everybody keep SAYING
Lisa then completes her uncaring decimation of Milhouse's heart by asking him to pass a note to Nelson in class for her. He thinks to himself, "If she
sees that you'll do anything she tells you to, she'll HAVE to respect you!" He grabs the note and
says, "Sure! What's a big sister for?"
Oh Milhouse. My heart bleeds.