Morris "Moe" Szyslak (pronounced "siz-lack"), also known as Moe the Bartender (born November 24), is the proprietor and bartender of "Moe's Tavern", a Springfield bar frequented by Homer Simpson and his friends. He has once stated that he moved to Springfield from the Netherlands. He also owns Moe's Bagels in Colorado. Moe is portrayed as often irritable and rude to all except his bar friends Homer, Lenny, and Carl, whom he sometimes treats as respected customers as opposed to his everyday drunks like Barney. His easy-to-lose harsh temper usually turns down women and finding a girlfriend for Moe has therefore been a running joke, from indulged sexual abstinence to unsuccessful suicide attempts to dating generally rejected women. However, contrary to his personality, Moe has been seen helping others in need. These include saving marooned school children, giving food to a famished village, and saving people from a rampaging flood. He is sometimes shown in a love pyramid with Homer, Marge, Flanders and himself.