A defendant named Bart Simpson stood trial on Monday in front of a judge called Mr Burns.
Company Director Barton Simpson, 56, denied possessing a prohibited firearm at Birmingham airport on May 31 last year.
Simpson, of Eccleshall, Staffs., stood trial in front of Mr Recorder Burns at Warwick Crown Court.
A court worker said: “It’s a bizarre coincidence that Bart Simpson is actually on trial in front of Mr Burns but it’ll proceed as any other criminal case would. There were some eyebrows raised when the court list was published.”