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Mom Becomes Viral Sensation For Giving Her Son A Mr. Burns Haircut

Parenting has never been an easy job. It's difficult to balance the needs of kids with your own needs, all while trying to raise your children into functional human beings.

Sometimes, it's just too much. But if you're lucky, the stress can occasionally be offset by a genuinely awesome moment. Maybe that moment consists of cutting your kid's hair so he looks like an old man.


Baldness: is it a joke?

A bald man
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Speaking as a person who's balding and will soon be fully bald, I have to admit that I sometimes feel resentful of other people having rich, luscious heads of hair. Coming from the perspective of someone who doesn't have enough hair, I feel like hair shouldn't be wasted.

That said, I'm willing to make some exceptions.

Who's the most iconic bald man of all time?

Mr. Burns gif from 'The Simpsons'
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I was sorely tempted to put an image of Larry David up there, but because this article deals directly with a Mr. Burns doppelgänger, I'll use this gif instead.

If you've been living under a rock, Mr. Burns is a miserly, bald old rich man on The Simpsons.

A TikToker gave her kid the Mr. Burns treatment.

TikTok still of kid whose hair is cut like Mr. Burns
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TikToker Johanna Clark, who goes by @pink_nade on the platform, posted this video of her 12-year-old son Nathaniel rocking the Mr. Burns cut. Nathaniel can be seen rubbing his hands together in Burnsian fashion. He looks absolutely stoked to have the haircut.

Does it make her a bad mom?

Image of Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons'
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Johanna asked via a text box whether this haircut made her a bad mom. I think we all know the answer to this question: since her son is delighted with the cut, it makes her an awesome mom.

Kids aren't always so stoked to have these haircuts.

Before and after images of misbehaving kid who was given an 'old man' haircut
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We've seen this before, notably in the case of a barber who will give kids "old man" haircuts (for free!) as a punishment. The pics are hilarious, but you have to feel bad for the kids — even if they have been misbehaving.

Are people cool with the Mr. Burns cut?

Comments on a TikTok video of mom who cut kid's hair to look like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons'
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This comment gets to the heart of the matter. Giving a kid a haircut (or any kind of styling) against their will isn't cool, but if your kid actually wants a Mr. Burns haircut, why wouldn't you indulge them?

Hair grows back, but the memories will last forever.

Comments on a TikTok video of mom who cut kid's hair to look like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons'
TikTok | @pink_nade

Nathaniel might not find baldness quite so funny once he reaches my age, but until then, both he and his mom have some hilarious videos and pics that they can laugh about.

Only one thing was missing.

Comments on a TikTok video of mom who cut kid's hair to look like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons'
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To his credit, Nathaniel did the Mr. Burns hand thing and did a funny ghoulish laugh, but in order to truly channel the Mr. Burns spirit, he really should have said his catchphrase of "Excellent."

It's worth a watch.

The video, like all good things, doesn't last long enough. But its six-second runtime is definitely worth checking out. I've personally watched it about 15 times.

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