Don't make me run, I'm full of chocolate!
―Üter Zörker[src]

Üter Zörker is an obese exchange student from Germany.


Despite not being fully characterized, and obese, Üter is a good natured boy. He has a huge passion for eating unhealthy food, especially chocolate and candy, and can often be seen alone eating sweets, both at school and on the school bus. In a Treehouse of Horror segment, he actually ate flavored wax.

He is a player on the Kwik-E-Mart Gougers Peewee Hockey League Team. Üter also enjoys flirting with Lisa Simpson and sometimes tries to befriend Bart. He enjoys watching German football. He also seemed to be an enthusiast towards science fiction, as he was seen attending the Bi-Monthly-Science-Fiction-Convention.[1]

Üter once got left behind on the American Civil War field trip and subsequently went missing, as they were forced to abandon him when the Civil War re-enactment actors at Fort Springfield were chasing after them after busting them for attempting to "learn for free". His parents demanded Skinner to inform them of their missing son's whereabouts[2]. However, he has since reappeared. He was once seen stuck in a cobweb in the school air vents [3]. Üter then reappeared some time afterwards.

It is said that he has a crush on Janey Powell.


Üter has two parents, and an uncle who is the a proud owner of a bubblegum factory in Düsseldorf (respectively Basel in the German version).

Behind the Laughter

Contrary to the common English assumption that Üter is a Swiss name, it is probably a misconstruction of the common German name Günther. In the German version of the show Üter is named Uter and is an exchange student from Switzerland with a thick Swiss-German accent, but it would lead to questioning considering that lederhosens are not usually worn in Switzerland. However, they are most commonly worn in Austria and Bavaria.

He's one of the few characters that debuted in a Treehouse of Horror series episode to actually be integrated into canon.

In the German dub, he is from Switzerland.