Spoiled Children of Divorce


“The Simpson’s” Version of the Child of D.
February 24, 2008, 6:35 am
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The TV Comedy Show The Simpson’s pokes fun at how pathetic Children of Divorce are in the form of Kirk Van Houten and his son Milhouse.  Milhouse is Bart’s friend.  He’s the nerdy kid who is always getting victimized.

Here’s a description of his father, also Child of D.  I swiped it from one of the Simpson’s websites, forget which one, so shoot me:

Kirk has been portrayed as a stereotypical middle-aged male loser and deadbeat dad. Much of Mr. Van Houten’s character revolves around his extreme emotional depression after his divorce from his wife Luann. Luann got custody of Milhouse when they divorced, but Kirk has visiting rights and is often seen with Milhouse in later episodes. Much to his displeasure, Milhouse often addresses him as “Weekend Dad”. Kirk suffers from the need to cry all the time after his divorce, even in good times.

Kirk’s parents also divorced when he was a child. His mother lives alone in Springfield on 257th St., while his father travels the county searching for adventure in his RV with his new wife.


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