12/13/2012 05:11 pm ET Updated Feb 12, 2013

Unfortunate 'Black Bart Simpson' Merchandise From The 1990s

What's the worst TV-related Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa (?) gift you've ever received? While you're thinking about which aunt gave you a signed copy of Dharma & Greg season three on VHS (Jenna Elfman's signature hurt the resale value), here's my answer: back in the early 1990s, when the only thing I knew about The Simpsons was that Bart Simpson did the Bartman, one of my uncles gave me a t-shirt with Homer and Marge's only son on it. But something was off -- he didn't look like the Bart that had a rep for being rude. He was black.