The Puberty Boy File


Maintained by Ben Collins

[$] indicates that the scene was cut in syndication

    Table of Contents:

  1. Puberty Who?
  2. Characteristics
  3. Resume
  4. Other Appearances
  5. Name (or Lack Thereof), Family, etc.

    Puberty Who?

    Puberty Boy, also called "Pimple-Faced Kid" or "Geeky Teenager," is a bumbling, dim-witted, zit-faced adolescent who works at various entry-level minimum-wage jobs. Besides the generic Puberty Boy, several other Puberty Boy-like characters have appeared in various episodes.


  • Adolescent; in mid-late teens (see 1F08 quote)
  • Severe acne problem (in 5F20, Homer tries to buy the grease on his face for his zany get-rich-quick scheme)
  • Cracked, scratchy, gravelly voice (by Hank Azaria)
  • Weak; very skinny
  • Not very bright; no mind of his own; seeks his boss' approval for everything


  • [8F17] Barber college (earliest known appearance)
  • [9F11] Duff Gardens; supermarket (several different Puberty Boys)
  • [9F17] Hardware store
  • [9F18] Old Springfield Towne {ds}
  • [9F19] Gulp-'n-Blow
  • [9F19] Krusty Burger {ds}
  • [9F20] The voice of an antibody in Bart's immune system
  • [9F21] Hotel in Hollywood {ss}
  • [1F06] Noiseland Arcade {ds}
  • [1F08] Burns' casino
  • [1F12] Kidstown toy store (not affiliated with Kidstown Juvenile Correction Farm)
  • [1F12] Krusty Burger
  • [1F19] Aztec Theater
  • [1F22] Springfield Wax Museum
  • [2F01] [$] Fruit and vegetable checkpoint
  • [2F04] Clumsy Student Movers {hl}
  • [2F06] Channel 3 (public-access station)
  • [2F13] Souvenir stand in Australia (Australian-accented) {hl}
  • [3F04] Lard Lad Donuts {ds}
  • [3F05] Aztec Theater
  • [3F08] Air force base
  • [3F09] Krusty Burger
  • [3F10] Barney's Bowl-A-Rama
  • [3F11] Krusty Burger
  • [3F12] IRS Burger (formerly Krusty Burger)
  • [3G01] TV studio
  • [4F17] Hardware store
  • [5F01] Gun club cafe
  • [5F07] [$] Krusty Burger (twice)
  • [5F23] Airport
  • [5F22] Fun Center
  • [AABF03] Health food store
  • [AABF06] Car wash
  • [AABF07] Springfield War Memorial Stadium
  • [DABF05] Springfield Googolplex
  • [EABF07] Krusty Burger

    Other Appearances

  • [2F16] Boasts about Springfield High School's air hockey table
  • [4F22] In New York City: riding a bicycle; calls Homer a "jackass"

    Name (or lack thereof), Family, etc.

  • [9F11] Bart calls one of them "Mitch"
  • [1F12] Grampa calls him "Old Man Peterson" {je}
  • [3F10] Lunchlady Doris is his mother (Doris: "I have no son.")
  • [5F07] [$] One calls another "Sean"


  • [9F11] (at the supermarket)
           Selma is shopping in a supermarket, her bags being put away by the
           puberty kid, with a black guy (Arnold) on checkout.
           The kid asks her something:
             PB: Paper or plastic?
          Selma: You decide. [looks down] So, wearing a belt, are you?
             PB: Uh-huh.
          Selma: No suspenders for you.
             PB: [pauses] I guess not.
          Selma: Orange is really your color.
             PB: They make us wear this.
          Selma: Shall we continue this conversation over dinner?
             PB: Uh -- I'm not allowed to date customers. It's store policy.
         Arnold: No, it isn't.
             PB: [kicks him in the shin, whispering] Shut up!
         Arnold: No, go for it, man!
  • [9F19] (after trying to pull a taco out of boiling grease) {ds}
    This is coming out of my salary. If I had a girlfriend, she'd kill me.
  • [1F08] (at the Burns casino)
           Bart: Woo-hoo!  Jackpot.
             PB: Wait a minute: are you over 21?
           Bart: Are you?
             PB: I'm not authorized to answer that.
           But Bart is tossed into the street nonetheless.
           Bart: By the way, your martinis suck!
             PB: Oh yeah?  What are you going to do?  Start your own casino in your
                 treehouse and get all your little friends to come?  I'd like to
                 see that.  Ah ha ha ha...
                 [Kids pile into Bart's new casino in his treehouse]
           Bart: Hi, yeah, welcome.  Have a lucky day.  Mm hmm.
             PB: Well, he certainly showed me.
  • [2F06] (after Homer's exonerating public access message airs)
           "Two calls: that's our best ever!  [answers one] Hello?  No, Janice doesn't
           live here...[answers other] Hello?  Yes, I _am_ interested in long-distance
           savings!  _Very_ interested."
  • [3F12] (at IRS Burger, formerly Krusty Burger)
         Homer: Lesse, I'll have four tax burgers, one IRS-wich, withhold the
                lettuce, four dependent-sized sodas, and a FICA-ccino.
            PB: Fill out schedule B.  You should receive your burgers in six
                to eight weeks.

Suggestions, additions and corrections are welcomed.


 je - Jordan Eisenberg
 hl - Haynes Lee
 ss - Samuel Sklaroff
 ds - Dave Sweatt

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