Cult Film, TV, Geek Art
Nazis on Tap was a Simpsons short originally set to air after “Bart the Daredevil” but was abandoned in the early stages. There was a script and audio recorded by the show’s voice actors, but it was never animated. Now we can see what it would have looked like in comic book form thanks to Phil Ortiz!
Phil Ortiz, original Simpsons character designer responsible for Ned Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph Wiggum, Apu and more, has illustrated a comic version of the short. He handed out printed copies of this 4 page comic book at Wizard World Philadelphia on June 2, 2016.
The story takes place in a 1940’s version of Springfield. Homer meets Hitler at Moe’s Tavern and accidentally reveals national secrets. Hitler tries to escape, but Bart stops him and FDR shows up to congratulate him for saving the day. Homer learns that he should “suspect everyone and trust no one” which leads to him beating up Joseph Stalin, but FDR stops him because in 1943 Stalin was considered “America’s best friend!” The short ends with Bart addressing the audience saying, “Kaaah! Gee! Hilter was neato! Next stop, Hirohito! I’m Bart Simpson, the wise-crackin’ kid. Ha-Ha!”
You can read the comic below. I’ve also synced up Ortiz’s panels with the original voice actor audio in a video below the scans. That is the closest we will probably ever get to watching this abandoned short. Enjoy!