Ay, Caramba! Bart Makes Robo-Call for Scientology

Actress who provides cartoon icon's voice uses it to plug controversial church
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2009 4:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Actress Nancy Cartwright’s affiliation with Scientology has escaped public notice for the most part, but those days could be over. Cartwright, the voice of Bart on The Simpsons, is featured on a robo-call announcing a church event, the Village Voice reports. The actress peppers the invitation to the “Mecca of technical perfection” with her Bart Simpson voice and trademark laugh.

Cartwright starts the call saying “this is Bart Simpson” in character and, after assuring listeners it is in fact her, launches into her spiel (in a disconcertingly similar voice). “I’m now auditing on New OTVII,” she says, and will “share my many wins” as an “auditor” at the event. “It's gonna be a blast, man!” she signs off—in character, of course.