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List of recurring characters from The Simpsons

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This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions.

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Akira

As one of Springfield's most prominent Japanese American citizens, Akira is the owner of a karate dojo (which Bart briefly attended) and also works at "The Happy Sumo" sushi restaurant. He once helped Homer, Bart, and Lisa discover the origin of the mysterious "Mr. Sparkle" box (it came from a Japanese laundry detergent company with a mascot that coincidentally bears a striking resemblance to Homer). Also once, he, Luigi, Capt. McAllister, and other restaurant owners of Springfield planned a (failed) assassination attempt on Homer because he gave them bad reviews.

He is voiced by George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek. His name is an homage to director Akira Kurosawa

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

See Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Artie Ziff

Artie Ziff (voiced by Jon Lovitz), was first seen as Marge Simpson's prom date with "busy hands" in high school. A later episode revealed him to have become a nerdy software millionaire. His wealth came from a device that transforms modem noise into easy listening music. In that episode, he offers a small fortune for a night with his childhood love, Marge, in parody of the movie Indecent Proposal.

Later in the series, Ziff returns. It is revealed that he ran his company, Ziffcorp, into the ground spending investors' money on such extravagant items as solid gold underpants (a parody of the excesses of the Dot-Com era). He would party with Newt Gingrich, Janeane Garofalo, and Scottie Pippen. But he lost all his money and secretly moved into the Simpsons' attic. When Homer wins 98% of the company from Ziff in a game of poker, Homer is held legally responsible when the Securities and Exchange Commission comes to arrest Ziff. Homer goes to jail until Ziff turns himself in, and Ziff immediately begins putting out other prisoners' cigarettes with a squirt bottle as the episode ends. The Simpsons family suggests that we may not see Ziff alive again because of this.

It has been said that this character is loosely based on Robert D. Ziff (R.D. Ziff). The real Mr. Ziff is 38 years old, and is one of the richest people in the United States. (Currently #165 in the Forbes 400.) He went to Harvard with one of the writers of the Simpsons.

Baby Gerald

Baby Gerald is Maggie Simpson's nemesis, although they have only come into actual conflict once. When Lisa Simpson rescued her sister, however, Maggie started to cry (though Lisa didn't notice). He is distinguished by his unibrow. In "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays" a Kent Brockman headline shows a picture of Maggie Simpson beating him up.

Bumblebee Man

Bumblebee Man is a fictional character in the animated television show The Simpsons. A common fan name for the character is Pedro, though he was once referred to as "Nigel" when he covered for Kent Brockman, local anchorman.

"Bumblebee Man" is a Hispanic television actor who appears on a television show (within the Simpsons universe) dressed in a bumblebee costume. His show consists of simple skits, often involving heavy slapstick, pastiching cheap Mexican TV.

Bumblebee Man never takes off his costume, even when appearing in public, except in the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield". In that episode we see Bumblebee Man's private life and realize he is innately clumsy rather than simply acting as such. Nonetheless, in other episodes he is heard to speak with an aritculate British accent; whether this is his real voice or an act is uncertain. It is possible that he generally speaks with his bumbling on-screen accent to keep in practice. Also, in the Bongo Simpsons Comics, he quotes Shakespeare.

He is a caricature of "El Chapulín Colorado" (The Red Grasshopper), a character played and created by Mexican television comedian Chespirito.

Captain McAllister

Captain Horatio McAllister, more recently known simply as the Sea Captain, is the owner and operator of "The Frying Dutchman" seafood restaurant, and "Ye Olde Anchor Shoppe" as well as several ships. He speaks with a strong seafaring accent, and has unrivalled knowledge of all things seaworthy. He once claimed to be the only one who knew how to stop the dolphins' invasion of Springfield, and also suggested a solution to remove chewing gum from Lisa's hair; it was as follows: "Yarrg, what ye need is a Baltic Squid, they can suck the bolts right out of a submarine! Yarg." Under his breath, he once declared, "Yargh, I hate the sea, and everything in it!". He has claimed to have two glass eyes and once used this claim to explain his tendency to crash ships into large objects. He has performed illegal interspecies weddings at sea ("I now pronounce you: Man and Cow")

(meeting Homer) I am the sailing instruct- arrrrr. And on movie night, I run the project-arrrrr. Only PG, nothin' Rrrrrr. Yarrrr.

Cletus Spuckler

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Cletus Spuckler

Cletus Spuckler or Cletus Delroy (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a "slack-jawed yokel," a stereotypical hillbilly character. As once introduced in song:

Some folk'll never eat a skunk
and then again some folk'll,
like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel!

Second verse:

Most folk'll never lose a toe
but then again some folk'll,
like Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel!

(complete with a follow-the-bouncing-ball).

Generally a good-natured fellow, Cletus has been known to take advantage of others, as when he presents Marge with 300 coupons for free pretzels from her pretzel business. Cletus has 27 children: Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermot, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumor, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Clo, Max, Hunter, Rubella, Kendall, Caitlin, Noah, Sascha, Morgan, Kyra, Ian, Lauren, Q-bert, and Phail, as well as a wife, Brandine, who refused to wear boots to her strip club audition on the grounds that it would scuff up the stage, telling Cletus he "best take 'em back where from ya got'em." It is also implied that Cletus and Brandine are siblings, as in one episode they are parked at an auto racing event, and Brandine remarks "Why did you have to park so close to my parents?" to which Cletus responds "They's mah parents too!"

In addition, in the Season 16 episode "There's Something About Marrying", Homer (who has become ordained as a minister) is marrying Cletus and Brandine. Looking at a form, he asks "Wait a minute... are you two brother and sister?" Brandine replies, "We's all kinda things." Cletus and Brandine have a daughter named "Condolleezza Marie", who was somehow switched with a bag of sugar that Homer had been carrying around for a week.

Cletus' last name is likely "Spuckler." At least two episodes (the first being "Sweets and Sour Marge", in which Cletus signed his name to Marge's petition to ban sugar from Springfield, and the second being "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays" in which it appears on the screen in a news report) give his name as "Spuckler" and in "The Simpsons: Hit and Run" video game, the mailbox outside his shack says "Spuckler."

Cletus was introduced in an episode of season five (Bart Gets an Elephant), as Lisa complains about "slack-jawed yokels" gawking at Bart's elephant, Stampy.

In the season 14 finale, when Homer and Marge were set to die, Cletus and Brandine were to become the foster parents of Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

Colonel O'Hara (Rich Texan)

Colonel Antoine "Tex" O'Hara, also known as (the) Rich Texan, is the owner of many a sports team or investment opportunity, and a dude ranch called "Lazy-I-Ranch". In place of a catchphrase, he is often seen jumping and tossing his hat while shouting, "Yee-haw!" and firing pistols into the air. He is also the owner of the Omni-Pave Corporation, which is "sensitive to all your (our) eco-concerns", and a member of the Republican Party. He was also the owner of a female greyhound who fell in love with Santa's Little Helper, She's The Fastest. An oil tycoon, O'Hara owns a travelling carnival which Homer and Bart had to work at after Bart wrecked Hitler's car. When Springfield mistakenly assumed that Lisa died from a freak tree accident, Tex dedicated a forest reserve in her honor. However, he later changed his mind and converted his plans into building a theme park ("Lisa Land") over the forestland.

Due to his habit of shooting bullets into the air, the Texan was jailed for six months when one of his bullets hit a Texas ranger. He seems to be having difficulty adjusting to blanks.

Cookie Kwan

Cookie Kwan is a Korean-American realtor who runs her own realty business. She touts herself as being "number one on the West Side," although she works in the East Side. She used to work at Lionel Hutz's Red Blazer Realty office, in her first appearance, in episode 5F06, "Realty Bites".

She is very aggressive towards anyone whom she deems a threat to her business. She is also single, and often found on the Springfield dating scene where she, like most other Asian-American females, chases white men. It has been suggested that Kwan and Mayor Quimby had an affair.

Crazy Cat Lady

The Crazy Cat Lady, voiced by Tress MacNeille, is a woman who literally acts crazy. She throws cats at residents of Springfield. In the episode "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass", she could be seen appearing more relaxed by taking a medicine (actually Reese's Pieces), but she goes crazy and throws cats at people. In the episode "I, D'oh-Bot", she throws a cat at Lisa, which she names "Snowball V" in secret and Snowball II in public. She is shown in one episode as perfectly lucid for a brief period due to medication, but when the medication turns out to be cat medicine, she returns to crazy.

Crazy Old Man

The Crazy Old Man, sometimes simply called the Crazy Guy, is a resident of the Springfield Retirement Castle. He is often seen with Grandpa Simpson and Jasper. He often yells at people and is sometimes seen owning a store. He once had a brief period of stardom after his act of dancing on a streetcorner singing "The Old Grey Mare" with his pants down became a hit on television. He is almost certainly Jewish, as he curses in Yiddish in one episode.

In one episode he was portrayed as having worked on Casablanca, and had suppressed the movie's hidden happy ending. He also worked on an alternate ending to It's a Wonderful Life, in which George Bailey goes on a killing spree.

Where are you going at this hour? Hey, you'll scratch up them heads!

Disco Stu

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Disco Stu

Disco Stu is a disco aficionado. He is usually featured wearing a rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuit. He often refers to himself in the third person (putting a big emphasis on "Stu" and then pausing before saying anything else) and is noted for being mentally stuck in the Disco Era.

He first appeared during a Springfield-wide yard-sale day. Homer was reminiscing about his "disco stud" sequined jacket from the 1970s, that only read "Disco Stu" since he ran out of room on the back of the jacket. Marge told Homer that the jacket wouldn't sell. Someone exclaims, "hey, Stu, you should buy that" to which he replies, "Disco Stu doesn't advertise!" He doesn't buy the jacket.

Disco Stu has also been seen with dead goldfish in his platform shoes, hitting on Marge Simpson at a ski lodge (until he finds out she has children), dancing with Homer after Homer discovers his love of walking, and, most recently, a regular on Homer's talk show. During a "taxi cab confession" Disco Stu revealed that he's actually really worried that he's let Disco define him as a person and fears becoming a "one note guy".

Disco Stu has also been parodied as a "Discus Stu" in an "Odyssey" parody, which takes place in Ancient Greece (we first believe he is a suitor to Odysseus' wife, Penelope, but later find out, given the times, Discus Stu has enough Ouzo for Two-zo - Stu and Bart.) He calls himself "Disco Shrew" in the Treehouse of Horror XIII "Dr. Moreau" parody, where Stu was turned into a rodent-like creature.

In the season sixteen episode There's Something About Marrying, it is revealed that Disco Stu is Selma's fourth husband.

Did you know that disco record sales were up 400% for the year ending 1976? If these trends continue... AAY!

Dr. Hibbert

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Dr. Hibbert

Dr. Julius Hibbert is the Simpson family physician. Voiced by Harry Shearer, he is a kind-hearted family doctor, a genius, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Mensa member, and is one of the few regular African-American characters on the series. Hibbert is noticeably less dysfunctional than just about everyone else on the show, though he does have a bizarre tendency to laugh at inappropriate moments. He also gives questionable solutions to certain medical problems. For example, when Maggie saved Homer from drowning, he replied to Marge's question "How can a baby save the life of a full-grown man?", "It's very simple. When an adult's life is in danger, a child can summon superhuman strength!" Or when Homer lost a thumb, Dr. Hibbert tells him that his Finger Insurance will not cover reattachment (as a thumb is not a finger), and suggests he can remove the other thumb for symmetry.

He is often seen in flashbacks (for example, Lisa's birth, or Bart's accidents as a toddler), and each time has a different hairstyle (afro, Bob Marley-ish, Mr. T, etc.), as appropriate for the time period. He is married; he and his wife Bernice have three children, two boys and a girl. When his entire family is seen together, they appear to be a spoof of The Cosby Show. Dr. Hibbert was intended as a female character based on comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Hibbert, better known as Julia Sweeney. When the Fox network moved The Simpsons to Thursdays opposite NBC's top-rated The Cosby Show, the show's producers completely redesigned Dr. Hibbert as a parody of Cosby's character Dr. Cliff Huxtable. Another possible influence in the creation of the character is basketball player Julius Erving, who was nicknamed Doctor J.

It's implied that he and Bleeding Gums Murphy are long-lost brothers. Also, he bears a striking resemblance to the director of the Shelbyville orphanage, which may or may not be coincidence (especially considering that the latter mentions a personal quest to find his long-lost twin). It was also suggested that Hibbert did not have a legal license in medicine (Lisa: And guess who's been practicing medicine without a license? Hibbert: <Tugs his collar nervously.> Lisa: That's right, Homer Simpson.). In addition, he once tricked Homer into signing a malpractice waiver.

Dr. Hibbert supposedly attended Johns Hopkins University, and evidence from the show indicates he was probably born in Alabama.

At least one of Hibbert's cars is a green Mercedes-Benz G500, which he is seen driving in the Episode "I, D'oh-Bot."

Dr. Marvin Monroe

Dr. Marvin Monroe is a goofy, strangled-voiced local psychiatrist, once Mr. Burns' therapist. Monroe also promoted series of subliminal weight-loss audio cassettes. He apparently died between the sixth and seventh seasons, and the Springfield hospital has been named in his honor. His grave could also be seen in the graveyard in the episode, "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily." Monroe's disappearance is an example of Chuck Cunningham syndrome.

Monroe was voiced by Harry Shearer, who reportedly wanted Dr. Monroe removed from the show because doing the character's voice hurt his larynx. Dr. Monroe did make a later appearance in the episode "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife," claiming that he has been "very sick".

The Tattoo Guy from Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire is called Mervin Monroe, and is Dr Marvin Monroe's younger brother.

There was a plot conceived for Marvin in the early years. Marvin's real name was actually Marilyn (Making him Marilyn Monroe), and due to constant teasing he changed his name and became a psychiatrist. This plot was confirmed by Matt Groening, but the plot was dropped.

Dr. Nick

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Dr. Nick Riviera

Dr. Nick Riviera (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a quack physician (although he claims to be "just as good as Dr. Hibbert"). Riviera is of Hispanic descent and has a medical degree from a community college (at which he apparently spent much of his time prescribing "anything I want" to a succession of attractive women back in the 1970s), and a great deal of luck. Dr. Riviera also studied at the Hollywood Upstairs Medical College.

He frequently appears on infomercials pitching all sorts of bizarre medical offers and turns his operations into TV spectacles. He is also shown as an inventor/huckster (in the style of Ron Popeil) on the television show I Can't Believe They Invented It!

Dr. Nick is notable for his exclamation upon entering a room of "Hi, everybody!" which is followed by a response of "Hi, Dr. Nick!" from the other characters. There was an Austrian version of "Dr". Riviera in one of the episodes, and his exclamation is "Gutentag, everybody!" Another variation is an episode where Mel Gibson says, "Hi, everybody!" and Dr. Nick responds with "Hi, Mr. Gibson", then saying to himself, "That felt weird".

He has operated on the Simpson family a couple of times (when they can't afford Doctor Hibbert), notably when Homer Simpson could not afford a heart bypass from his regular doctor. Lisa Simpson attended the live audience for the operation and saved the day by guiding the obviously clueless Dr. Riviera through the operation.

The character design is based somewhat on Gabor Csupo, of Klasky Csupo studios - the animators mistakenly believed Hank Azaria was impersonating Gabor. He may also be based on George Constantine Nichopoulos, Elvis Presley's personal physician, a man of Greek descent and questionable ethics who was said to have pumped Presley so full of prescription drugs in his later years that it ruined the singer's health and eventually killed him.

I will perform any operation for the low, low price of $129.95!
Call 1-600-DOCTORB! The 'B' is for 'bargain'!
You've tried the best, now try the rest!
Eww......blood!
Don't worry, you won't feel a thing...until I jam this down your throat!
The coroner? I am so sick of that guy!
Inflammable means flammable?? What a country!
Such a nice day, I think I'll go out the window!
The most rewarding part was when he gave me my money
Seriously, baby, I can prescribe anything I want.

(Said upon seeing Jasper frozen in a Quik-E-Mart freezer)

"Hi, frozen body!"
(Said while staring at an anesthetized Homer Simpson's torso, just before he slips into unconsciousness):
What the hell is that?
(Singing, during surgery):
The knee bone's connected to the - something
The something's connected to the - red thing
The red thing's connected to my - wristwatch... Uh oh.

Drederick Tatum

Drederick Tatum is a professional boxer. He has appeared in several episodes, most notably when Homer becomes a boxer. Tatum is a parody of Mike Tyson; he has a similar criminal record and lisp. Tatum's manager is a Don King lookalike named Lucius Sweet.

Duff Man

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Duff Man

Duff Man is the mascot and spokesman for the Duff Beer company. He is an athletic and smooth-talking corporate personality who wears blue and red tights, a red cape, white gloves, and the name "Duff" emblazoned across his chest. The ensemble features a red hat, dark sunglasses, and a belt of beer cans around his waist.

Though he is the corporate tool of Duff Beer, in one episode he was torn between the company he loved and the truth of the local team, the Isotopes, about how they were going to be moved to Albuquerque. In the end, Duff Man followed the slogan What would Jesus do and sided with Homer.

It was revealed that he is Jewish in the episode where Homer and Marge attend Oktoberfest. Ironically, he exclaims, "This Reich will last a thousand beers!"

Duff Man is generally known for his methodically slow speech, complete with dramatic pauses and ending with a suggestive "Oh, yeah!" He also refers to himself in the third person.

His real names have been said to be Sid, Larry, and, in the 2003 episode, “Old Yeller Belly,” he revealed himself as "plain ol’ Barry Duffman." But it has been implied that he has been played by several different people. In his own words: "Duff Man can never die, only the actors who portray him," a reference to corporate mascots such as Ronald McDonald and the Marlboro Man who have also been portrayed by multiple people.

Fat Tony

See Fat Tony

Frankie the Squealer

Frankie is another member of the Mafia and associate of Fat Tony. However, he does not appear to be very useful to his colleagues in criminal activity due to his uncontrollable habit of squealing ("he claims that it's always made [him] feel big"). On several occasions, the mob has attempted to kill him for his squealing, though they have always been unsuccessful.

Gil

Gil (Voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a perpetual loser, a nervous, middle-aged man with the inability to hold a steady job, due to strings of misfortunes that tend to hit him at the worst times. He has been seen holding any number of small menial jobs, including used car salesman, doorbell salesman, real estate salesman, Coleco computer salesman, and newspaper subscription salesman. Since the departure of Lionel Hutz from the series, Gil has been used as a cheap replacement lawyer in court scenes.
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Gil is married, or probably at this point, was married. He mentioned that his wife would leave him if he didn't start bringing in the green. This has most certainly happened by now.

The character is based on Jack Lemmon's portrayal of salesman Shelley "The Machine" Levene in the 1992 movie adaptation of David Mamet's Pulitzer prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.

That's it. Drool all you want. You can't hurt that paint job. Now rain water, that'll take right off. Oh man! Why didn't I close the deal?
Now, let's talk rust-proofing. These Colecos'll rust up on ya' like that, er ... shut up, Gil. Close the deal ... close the deal!
(on the phone to wife) Honey, you should seen me with my last customer, I... No, but I came *so* close! I... wait, is that, is that Fred? Awwwww, you said it was over, you... No, don't put him on! Hello? Hi! Fred, how are ya?
Old Gil's gonna make something of himself! [Sees the sign "CA$H FOR YOUR EYE$"] Ooh. What do you use for anesthetic? A mallet? Gee, I'm starting to have second thoughts.... [Sound of him getting hit, then sounds of eyes popping out.]

Hans Moleman

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Hans Moleman

Hans Moleman is a 4'5" mole-like man with extremely bad luck. Although apparently elderly, he claims to be only thirty-one. He has cataracts and is partially blind, cannot read, and uses medical marijuana. He is secretly the leader of an underground civilization in the style of the Mole People. His real name of "Ralph Mellish" was given in episode 7F15, "Principal Charming." Like several other characters (Capt. McAllister, Jeff Albertson, Frank Nelson) in recent years, his real name fell into disuse as the show moved away from Jim Brooks-guided realism towards Internet inside jokoids.

Hans drives a 1977 AMC Gremlin, and carries a brown cane with him everywhere. He has a slight crush on either Patty or Selma. He runs an early morning radio show, on which he introduces himself as "This is Moleman in the Morning, Good Moleman to you".

When Homer hired cult deprogrammers to return Bart to him, they kidnapped Hans by mistake. He was soon "deprogrammed" and returned to Homer and Marge: "Mom, Dad, I missed you. Cowabunga, dudes!"

He once created a "hit movie", called "Man gets hit by football." The highlight of this film (in fact, the only scene) is reminiscent of the "Funniest Videos" television shows: Hans awaits a passed football, but he misses the catch, the ball hits him in the crotch, he falls to the ground in pain. George C. Scott later won an Oscar for playing the role in a remake of the film.

In one episode in which Homer attempts suicide but falls down a manhole cover, we see a brief glimpse of an entire race of mole people in an intricately decorated cave. Hans Moleman, dressed in what is apparently ceremonial garb, pulls a lever to eject him from the area. This is undeniably a one-off joke, but hints at a darker past behind Hans.

Hans has escaped death innumerable times:

  • Burns drills into Hans's head (when he mistakes Hans for a Leprechaun and looks for his lucky charms)
  • While transporting Poe's house, Homer run him off the road and his truck bursts into flames
  • He crashes a truck full of sugar
  • Present at the bird sanctuary during birds attack
  • Crashes his AMC Gremlin into a tree and bursts into flames
  • Catches fire due to his eyeglasses acting as a magnifying glass under the intense sun
  • Executed by electric chair in a local jail (for an unknown reason)
  • Buried alive at the cemetery because he 'didn't want to put up a fuss' (cut in syndication)
  • Made to hold onto a flaming arrow longer than expected
  • His restaurant is invaded by the Mafia
  • His car is stuck in the wall of Planet Hype {mab} (car appears again in AABF21)
  • Knocked out by Homer with a book titled 'how to tunnel out of prison'
  • Homer throws a poisonous pastry at Hans, which explodes upon contact
  • The morgue confuses Hans with the dead body of Marge's Uncle Lou
  • Eaten by crocodiles.
  • He drowns in quicksand
  • Had fallen out of a window
  • Once was "absorbed" by a huge bubble a la The Prisoner.
  • Dr. Hibbert forgot Hans and left him in a fluoroscope
  • Was once even buried alive
Please take me somewhere happy.
My doctor never told me that. I had to hear it from Phish. (upon learning that he is 'seriously ill'.)
Drinking has ruined my life... I'm 31 years old!!!
I think that I shall never see... My cataracts are blinding me.
No one's gay for Moleman.

Herman

The owner of a military antiques store.

Voiced by Harry Shearer. He is the owner of Herman's Military Antiques, and dresses in military fatigues. He only has one arm; the other arm was lost by sticking it out of the window of a moving bus, although the writers had originally intended for him to give a different reason each time he appeared. His voice is similar to that of George H.W. Bush.

He is friends with Abraham Simpson, to whom he sold a Shriner's hat, though he claimed it was from Napoleon. He later negotiated a peace treaty between Bart Simpson and the bully Nelson Muntz. He also tried to sell counterfeit jeans out of the Simpson's garage, but was foiled by Marge Simpson.

He once captured Chief Wiggum and Snake and held them hostage in a scene reminiscent of Pulp Fiction, but was thwarted by Milhouse Van Houten wielding a heavy mace.

Herman possesses a small scale tactical nuclear bomb, designed by the government during the 1950's to be dropped from a B-52 onto Beatniks. He keeps it in a plot of land behind his store, and usually only brings potential buyers to see it on special occasions: when Homer and his friends were buying dozens of guns, Herman assumed they were a bachelor party of some kind, but when Homer told him they were forming a vigilante movement, Herman brought him to see the Bomb. The Bomb has a sign next to it which reads "Do Not Ride The Bomb", a rule which Homer broke (spoofing Dr. Strangelove).

Hyman Krustovsky

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Hyman Krustovsky (originally voiced by Jackie Mason and later by other actors) is the father of Krusty the Klown. He is the rabbi at the local synagogue. Krusty and his father became estranged when Hyman discovered that his son was the entertainment at a dinner he was attending. Hyman very strongly disapproved of his son's profession and the disrespect he had for his Jewish heritage. Thanks to the efforts of Bart and Lisa, the pair were reunited and made amends. More recently, Hyman officiated at his son's belated Bar Mitzvah.

He was first introduced in the Season Three episode "Like Father Like Son" where everyone finds out Krusty is Jewish.

Jack Larson

Jack Larson is a slick spokesman for Laramie cigarettes and once owned the Springfield Isotopes. The Spokesman for his cigarette company is Menthol Moose.

Jasper

Jasper is a somewhat senile resident of Springfield Retirement Castle and a good friend of Abraham Simpson.

When called in to help replace teachers (who are on strike), he gets his beard stuck in a mechanical pencil sharpener; while teaching he also confiscated everything in the room made of tin, and two children passed out from the fumes of his ointment; he also threatens everyone with 'a paddlin'. When kids steal the electronics from the television set in the Retirement Castle, replacing them with a cat, Jasper stares at the cat in the television, pressing buttons on the remote control while mumbling "Two hundred channels and nothing but cats". After becoming stuck in a freezer, he was briefly showcased as the Kwik-e-mart attraction Frostilicus.

In some episodes, there is evidence to suggest Jasper is blind from cataracts (the most compelling - when he is shot in the eye by a laser and proclaims that his cataracts are gone and he can see, and is immediately shot again and proclaims that he is once again blind). However, in other episodes, he can clearly see, and even drives a car.

Jasper was also shot in his wooden leg by Waylon Smithers while walking down the sidewalk.

Slow down! The sidewalk's for regular walkin', not fancy walkin'! - Jasper
Was that you or was that me? - Jasper
Talking out of turn... that's a paddling. Looking out the window... that's a paddling. Staring at my sandals... that's a paddling. Paddling the school canoe... ooh, you better believe that's a paddling. - Jasper
Who shot who in the what now? - Jasper

Jebediah Springfield

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Jebediah Springfield

The historical founder of Springfield.

Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield, is the purported historical founder of the town of Springfield. Springfield had many famous quotations, such as "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man", and was well known for his silver tongue (literally; the silver tongue was a prosthesis, his original tongue having been bitten off by a Turkish pirate in a grog house fight).

Springfield led a band of wagons westward along with his partner Shelbyville Manhattan; but they parted ways when Manhattan wanted to found a town where people could marry their cousins, and Springfield wanted a town devoted to chastity, abstinence, and a flavourless mush he called root-marm. Manhattan went on to found the rival town of Shelbyville.

On an expedition to Springfield's historic "Fort Sensible", Bart Simpson uncovered inconsistencies in the Jebediah legend. In "Lisa the Iconoclast", Lisa Simpson proved that "Jebediah Springfield" was a bloodthirsty pirate and enemy of George Washington named Hans Sprungfeld, who had changed his name to hide and who hated the town of Springfield.

Springfield is said to have dramatically killed a bear with his bare hands. A statue of this sits in the center of the Springfield town square, in front of the city hall. In "The Telltale Head," Bart beheaded the statue, thinking that this would make him more popular. In reality, the town became depressed and angry, leaving Bart to endure The Tell-Tale Heart-style guilt before replacing it. Contemporary historians believe that the bear story is probably untrue, and that the bear in fact probably killed him. He is also said to have once tamed an untamable buffalo (although he later secretly admitted that it had already been tame; he merely shot it). The Springfield Marathon commemorates an occasion on which he ran across six states in order to avoid his creditors.

Johnny Tightlips

A member of the Mafia and associate of Fat Tony. He says very little, which spares him from accusations of being a "squealer," but his reticence tends to be unhelpful to himself or others.

Fat Tony: Did you have a nice flight Johnny Tightlips?
Johnny: I ain't sayin' nothin'
Fat Tony: I understand. How is your mother?
Johnny: Oh, hey, who says I have a mother?
Fat Tony: Johnny Tightlips, do you see the shooter?
Johnny: I see a lot of things.
Fat Tony: You know, you could be a little more helpful.
Louie: Johnny Tightlips, where'd they hit ya?
Johnny: I ain't sayin nothin.
Louie: But, what do I tell the doctor?
Johnny: Tell him to suck a lemon.

Johnny Tightlips is a reference to Frank "Tight Lips" Gusenberg who was shot down at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and replied "Nobody shot me" while dying.

Judge Constance Harm

Judge Constance Harm is a judge in Springfield. She is voiced by Jane Kaczmarek and is known for her strict and harsh punishment, similar to Judge Judy. She lives in a houseboat.

Judge Roy Snyder

Judge Roy Snyder is a judge in Springfield. He is known for his lenient punishment. Originally Jewish, Snyder later became an African-American for most of the series. He was seen in Ned Flanders' film, "Tales of the Old Testament", cutting himself in half.

Kent Brockman

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Kent Brockman

Kent Brockman (voiced by Harry Shearer) is a local TV news "personality" for KBBL-TV (Channel 6). He hosts the KBBL weeknight news (Scott Christian is the weekend news anchor and Kent's fill-in) as well as Smartline, a local current affairs show and Eye on Springfield which focuses mostly on Springfield's entertainment news. His character bears a striking resemblance to Los Angeles news anchor Jerry Dunphy.

Brockman has a preteen daughter, and has jealously mentioned his sister, who is also a TV reporter with a national network.

At one point, he was fired for using the acronym "SOB" on air but was later rehired for unspecified reasons.

On one notable episode, Brockman won the multi-million-dollar state lottery jackpot. He has remained a news anchor because he is under contract, though he admits he would not quit his rather well-paying job regardless.

In a flashback to the 1960s, we see that when he started out in television his name was Kenny Brocklestein.

It is said that Brockman was based on Dunphy and fellow L.A. News legend Hal Fishman. There are episodes, however, in which he appears to emulate both Ted Koppel and Walter Cronkite. He also bears somewhat of a resemblance to Ted Baxter, the airhead news anchor from Mary Tyler Moore, played by Ted Knight.

Brockman drives a blue Mercedes-Benz S420, which he can be seen washing in the opening credits of Eye on Springfield.

Quotes:

  • (live on air) I've said it before and I'll say it again; democracy just doesn't work.
  • (reading from his script before a show): Thousands were killed in a tidal wave today in (squints)... Kual.... Kaula Lum... [crosses it out] ...France!
  • I know I'm on. I don't care. I don't read the news until I've had my danish.
  • And I for one welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
  • This just in. A fistfight is in progress in downtown Springfield. Early reports indicate, and this is very preliminary, that one of the fighters is a giant lizard. [to off-camera aide] Do we have a source on this? ... Uh-huh. A bunch of drunken frat boys. I could use some names... I.P. Freeley... (grimaces)
  • The government just issued an Orange Alert, which again means... nothing.
  • [Special Report on the Krisis at Kamp Krusty] I've been to Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and without hyperbole, this is a million times worse than all of them put together.
  • ... leaving the Vice President in charge.
  • ... Authorities say the phony pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers, and incredibly foul mouth.
  • ... And the elephant who couldn't stop laughing was put to death.
  • (In a somber tone): And the fluffy kitten played with that ball of string all through the night. (In a more upbeat tone) On a lighter note, a Kwik-E-Mart clerk was brutally murdered last night.

Krusty the Clown

See Krusty the Clown

Lindsey Naegle

Lindsey Naegle is a Springfield resident and woman who holds many jobs. Her first appearance was in episode AABF18 "They Saved Lisa's Brain" as a member of the Springfield MENSA Society. She has a professional appearance that confuses people who see her in disreputable locales. Also confusing people is when she has a different job in every episode, which she will explain by nonchalantly admitting to some vice, like being a sexual predator or an alcoholic. Her jobs included a supporter of Springfield's brief anti-family laws, a cell phone employee, and an executive; she might also possibly be an executive for the network Krusty the Klown's show runs on.

Lionel Hutz

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Lionel Hutz

Lionel Hutz, who was voiced by Phil Hartman, was an inept ambulance chaser that the Simpsons kept hiring as their lawyer (a fact remarked on by Marge in a typically self-aware aside).

In the episode "Realty Bites", he also turns his hand to selling real estate.

At one point, Hutz renamed himself Miguel Sanchez following some trouble that prompted him to change his identity. At the time of this change of identity, he was babysitting the Simpson children: Bart, Lisa and Maggie. (At some point, he apparently went by the name Nguyen Van Thoc, or possibly Ngyugen Van Falk.)

The character was retired after Hartman's death (by homicide) in 1998.

Some examples of Hutzisms:

Wow - these books behind me don't just look good - they're filled with useful legal tidbits!
I've argued in front of every judge in this state - often as a lawyer.
Mr. Simpson, don’t you worry. I watched Matlock in a bar last night. The sound wasn’t on, but I think I got the gist of it.
Don't worry, Homer. I have a foolproof strategy to get you out of here. Surprise witnesses, each more surprising than the last. The judge won't know what hit him.
Mr. Simpson, the state bar forbids me from promising you a big cash settlement. But, just between you and me, I promise you a big cash settlement.
Hutz: Your honor, I call for a, uh, bad court thingy.
Judge: You mean a mistrial?
Hutz: Right. That's why you're the judge and I'm the, uh, law talking guy.
Judge: You mean the lawyer.
Hutz: Uh... yeah.
Judge: Mr. Hutz we've been in here for four hours. Do you have any evidence at all?
Hutz: Well, Your Honor. We've plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence.
Hutz: Thank you, Dr. Hibbert.... I rest my case.
Judge: You rest your case?!
Hutz: What? Oh no, I thought that was just a figure of speech. Case closed.
Hutz: (unusually confident) ... and that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is my case.
Judge: Mr. Hutz, are you aware you're not wearing any pants?
Hutz: Uh-oh! We've drawn Judge Schnider!
Marge: Is that bad?
Hutz: Well, he's kinda had it in for me since I kind of ran over his dog.
Marge: You did?
Hutz: Well, replace the word 'kind of' with 'repeatedly', and the word 'dog' with 'son'.
Marge: So, do you think I have a case?
Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, you're in luck. Your sexual harassment suit is just the thing I need to rebuild my shattered practice. Care to join me in a belt of Scotch?
Marge: It's 9:30 in the morning.
Hutz: Yeah, but I haven't slept in days.

Lovejoy Family

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  • Reverend Timothy Lovejoy (voiced by Harry Shearer) is the local minister.
  • Helen Lovejoy is his judgemental, small minded, moralistic, and gossipy wife. Helen's catchphrase, delivered in times of civic crisis (moral or otherwise), consistently asks, "Will someone please think of the children?"
  • Jessica Lovejoy (guest-voiced by Meryl Streep), is their daughter, a troublemaker who briefly dated Bart.

Rev. Lovejoy is the Reverend of the Church (of uncertain Protestant denomination, mentioned as the "Western Branch of American Presbo-Lutherism" in one particular episode) that seemingly every Christian in Springfield attends. His sermons vary between dreary recitations of the more opaque parts of the Old Testament, to the occasional "fire and brimstone" scaremongering about Hell - and very little of the love and joy that the Reverend's surname, taken from the name of a street on the north side of Matt Groening's hometown of Portland, Oregon, makes comment on. Bart and Homer, particularly, find it extremely difficult to pay attention during church.

An episode points to how he first came to Springfield eager and full of idealism in the seventies, but has since become cynical and disillusioned about his flock and his ministry, mostly due to Ned Flanders, who constantly pesters the Reverend with "emergencies":

  • Reverend Lovejoy? I think I swallowed a toothpick!
  • I... I'm coveting my own wife!

Lovejoy dispatches these with as much brevity as he can manage:

  • Ned, have you thought about one of the other major religions? They're all pretty much the same.

so that he can go back to what seems to be his true passion - his model trains. "I just stopped caring", he explained to Marge. "[But] fortunately, by then it was the eighties, and no one noticed." The producers of The Simpsons have said Lovejoy is one of the least corrupt and most decent characters in Springfield.

The church itself is a clone of the one seen in The Graduate.

Luigi Re Soto

This character, voiced by Hank Azaria is the proprietor of the local Italian restaurant. He is basically a parody of the "Italian pasta/pizza chef" stereotype. He often treats his customers rudely and cruelly, slandering and belittling them under his breath. It is possible he is an illegal immigrant.

  • "Luigi Re Soto?" "That's-a me." "I'm from the U.S. Immigrations Department." (Luigi disappears into thin air; cricket sound)

Luigi seems to have some connections to the mafia as Fat Tony is a frequent customer at his restaurant. Also, he once claimed to have hired his friend to place a horse's head under Homer's bed for giving his restaurant a bad review. Homer subsequently ate the head and gave it a bad review.

His name is a play on the Italian food risotto.

Pasty-faced Lawyer

The Pasty-faced Lawyer is a prominent lawyer known for his pasty face and a nasal voice. Unlike Lionel Hutz or Gil, this lawyer is actually a more honest and less incompetent lawyer. He is regularly Mr. Burns' lawyer, and is a member of the Springfield Republican Party.

Professor John Frink

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Professor John Frink

Professor John Frink is a local Springfield scientist and professor.

Professor John Frink is Springfield's local mad scientist (voiced by Hank Azaria). His character is a mild parody of Jerry Lewis' character, The Nutty Professor. He has a trademark mannerism of using nonsense words when excited (and he's always excited). For example, when a meteor is approaching Springfield in a Paul Bunyan portray, he exclaims "That meteor is headed straight for us! With the fire, and the impact, and the hundred percent chance of PAIN! PAIN IN THE GLAYVIN!"

His laboratory phone number is 555-5782.

In a flashback, the viewer sees him lecturing at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology, demonstrating the Frinkiac supercomputer and predicting that "within 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, ten thousand times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them. M-huy."

He is fond of flubber, a fictional material with enhanced bounce properties originating in the movie The Absent Minded Professor. Professor Frink has basketball shoes made of flubber.

  • Professor Frink, Professor Frink/He'll make you laugh, he'll make you think!/He likes to run, and then the thing/With the... person?
  • Good morning ma'am, good afternoon Sir. It passed noon while I was speaking so that was technically correct.
  • This is a 2d shape known as a square. But, what if we were to extend the shape beyond the two dimensions of our universe, along the hypothetical 'z' axis, thus forming a cube, or a Frinkahedron in honour of its creator. Gla Glaving Hey.

He is also the inventor of Hamburger Earmuffs. Using his famous method of combining two already existing inventions, he soon had a hot, marketable product on his hands. However, Homer Simpson attempted to steal this brilliant idea after failing to come up with an invention of his own. Frink was confident though, reassuring himself that "these babies'll already be on the shelves while he's still grappling with the pickle matrix!"

Frink never had a good relation with his father, played by Jerry Lewis. His mother said they were like "positrons and anti-neutrinos". The senior Professor Frink was a "he-man" scientist who, according to his son, worked on the atom bomb by day, slept with Marilyn Monroe by night, and sold secrets to the Russians at lunch. In the 14th Halloween Episode, Frink brought his father back to life, but he went on a rampage and younger Frink was forced to kill the elder.

Frink has a wife, though in later episodes they may be separated or divorced, and a young son who is a chibi of the elder Frink.

In "Future-Drama", set eight years into Bart and Lisa's future, a bespectacled skeleton dressed in a lab coat is observed hanging on a rope from a rafter in Frink's basement laboratory--indicating the professor had committed suicide in the interim, and his passing had gone unnoticed by his family and friends.

A programming language/calculating tool called Frink has been named in honor of Frink [1] (http://futureboy.homeip.net/frinkdocs/).


Ralph Wiggum

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Ralph Wiggum

Ralph Wiggum (voiced by Nancy Cartwright), son of Police Chief Wiggum, is a classmate of Lisa Simpson at the Springfield Elementary School. Ralph is a good-hearted child, but has learning and social difficulties, which are evidenced by his tendency to utter hilarious and stupid sayings - such as "I bent my Wookiee" and "I'm going to live with my underground grandma" - throughout the course of the show. Ralph Wiggum is a caricature of a stereotype -- in this case, he is a caricature of the "'special' kid" archetype. Ralph can't understand where the world goes when the drapes are closed, indicating he has the mentality, roughly speaking, of a three-year old. He has a slight crush on Lisa, though her feelings for him are best described as platonic pity.

It's debatable if he suffers a simple learning disability, is socially awkward or is actually borderline psychotic or a sociopath, as evidenced by his hearing voices (such as the pyromaniac leprechaun, see quotes, below ) or his putting of thumbtacks in a sandwich which his father eats.

One (actually this happens many times) particularly revealing example is a sequence where Ralph's class is doing craft activities, and Miss Hoover tells Ralph to "please stop eating the paste." He is regularly bewildered by the teasing he receives when he reveals his ignorance to his more clued-in classmates. His cat's name is Mittens, which is strange because he considers that word to be a "swear." Ralph also has a pine cone which he claims is his "baby brother.'

When Ralph originally appeared on the Simpsons, he wasn't associated with the Wiggum family (he also had a different voice & personality). He was actually envisioned as a mini-Homer. It was later on in the series that the writers decided that he would be perfect as the son of Police Chief Wiggum.

In the game The Simpsons Hit and Run, it is revealed that the Wiggum family lives right down the road from the Simpsons, which explains his ease of travel to the Simpsons' house and his bed washing in front of their house when Cecil, Sideshow Bob's brother, blew up the Springfield Dam. He's also Bart's "drinking buddy" in the future, when Lisa is President.

Some of Ralph's memorable quotes:

  • Hi, Principal Skinner. Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers.
  • I'm learnding (sic).
  • I'm Idaho!
  • When I grow up, I want to be a principal or a caterpillar.
  • (upon eating poisonous berries) They taste like... burning!
  • Hi Lisa. We're gonna be in a pie.
  • My cat's breath smells like cat food.
  • This is my sandbox. I'm not allowed to go in the deep end.
  • Me fail English? That's unpossible. (sic)
  • Bart: (smells an electric chair) You smell that Ralph? That's the smell of justice. Ralph: It smells like hotdogs.
  • What's a battle?
  • That's where I saw the leprechaun... he told me to burn things!!
  • Chocolate Microscopes?
  • Lisa bad dancing makes my feet sad.
  • Slow down Bart. My legs don't know how to be as long as yours.
  • My daddy shoots people.
  • Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making babies and I saw one of the babies and then the baby looked at me.
  • (To a wolf) Will you be my mommy? You smell like dead bunnies...
  • (whispering) Lisa, what's the answer to number seven? Lisa: (whispering) Sorry, Ralph. That would defeat the purpose of testing as a means of student evaluation. Ralph: [pauses] My cat's name is Mittens.
  • Then, the doctor told me that BOTH my eyes were lazy! And that's why it was the best summer ever.
  • I bent my wookie.
  • (Bart hits Ralph in the head and money falls out of Ralph's nose.) There's my milk money, (Milk falls out of his nose.) and there's my milk.
  • Oh boy! Sleep! That's when I'm a Viking!
  • And, when the doctor said I didn't have worms any more, that was the happiest day of my life.
  • Even my boogers are spicy!
  • Dying tickles!


Ralph Eating Things He Shouldn't:

  • 8F15 Paste
  • 9F10 Paste
  • 9F13 His red crayon
  • 2F02 Grass
  • 2F04 The caps from his cap gun
  • 3F03 His worm
  • 3F10 More paste
  • 4F12 His knob
  • 5F11 Purple berries
  • AABF07 A thumbtack
  • BABF15 "Plastic candy" (the set and props for his dance recital)

Sarcastic middle-aged man

A man with a sarcastic outlook on life. He has held numerous jobs in Springfield including Garage owner and various shop clerks. His voice is vaguely reminiscent of Charles Bronson. One episode gives his first name as Rafael, which Sideshow Bob called him in "Day of the Jackanapes".

Comic Book Guy: I would like to return your quote-unquote 'ultimate' belt.
Sarcastic man: I see. Do you have a receipt, quote-unquote 'sir'?
Comic Book Guy: No, I do not. I won it as a door prize at a Star Trek convention, although I find their choice of prize highly illogical as the average trekkie has no use for a medium sized belt.
Sarcastic man: Ooh, a fat sarcastic Star Trek fan, you must be a devil with the ladies!
Comic Book Guy: {Struggles to find the proper comeback}
Sarcastic man: I hate to break it to ya Casanova, but no receipt, no return.

Sideshow Bob

Sideshow Bob (real name, Robert Underdunk Terwilliger), voiced by Kelsey Grammer, first appeared in season one's "The Telltale Head" as Krusty the Clown's sidekick. Bob attempted to frame Krusty in a robbery of the Kwik-E-Mart because he was tired of being the butt of Krusty's practical jokes. Bart figured out that Sideshow Bob was behind the crime, and Bob was sent to prison. Several times, Bob has either escaped or been released from prison, and has attempted to kill Bart for revenge. Bob has also attempted to kill Bart's Aunt Selma after marrying her. When Bob had finally "gone straight", however, his brother Cecil Terwilliger, voiced by David Hyde Pierce, framed him in embezzlement and then made an unsuccessful attempt to drown him and the Simpson kids in the newly constructed dam. Chief Wiggum arrested both Terwilligers and they were subsequently imprisoned in the same cell.

Sideshow Mel

Sideshow Mel, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, replaced Sideshow Bob as Krusty's sidekick after Bob tried to frame Krusty for the robbery of the Kwik-E-Mart. He frequently suffers from Krusty's abuses on the show. He claims that he and Krusty have never spoken outside of work, although they had a non-work-related conversation in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2".

His real name is Melvin Van Horne, and like Sideshow Bob he seems to be overly sophisticated for his occupation, the irony heightened by his ridiculous appearance: shirtless, wearing a grass skirt about his waist and a bone in his hair. He describes his admiration for the French Arts and pipe-smoking, and his lactose-intolerance and dislike of bowling in a grandiose patrician English accent.

Sideshow Mel is also known to make overly theatrical observational statements in a crowd scene (such as "I would deem it excellent", "That man is a hero!", and "Come, let us kill them before learning of the magical secrets which they possess!").

It was suggested that Marge (as "Sideshow Marge") had either replaced him or worked side by side during Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon's nine months of pregnancy.

Snake

Snake is Springfield's resident recidivist felon, always getting arrested but never appearing to stay in jail. He keeps a pack of cigarettes rolled up in his sleeve. He is partial to fast cars and fast women, and has a knack for reckless abandon. Snake played Lacrosse at Ball State University. He also attended Middlebury College. His car's name is "Lil' Bandit", which may be a '68 Pontiac Firebird, or a '69 Dodge Charger. He has a son who looks just like him. His ex-girlfriend Gloria briefly dated Charles Montgomery Burns, but then came back to him.

In the Treehouse of Horror, Snake was executed based on a "three-strikes" policy. First he burned down an orphanage, then he blew up a bus full of nuns (which Snake declared was "Totally self-defense"), and he finally smoked in the Kwik-E-Mart. His hair was then implanted into Homer's head, but had to be removed because it made him a homicidal maniac.

Nice try but no donut, cops!
Would a coward... do THIS? *reaches into jacket* Buhye!
Goodbye, student loan payments!
I told the guard I was going out for a pack of cigarettes, and then I like totally stabbed him.

Snake's real name, according to an official trading card game, is Chester Turley. However, some of the said cards do have some silly untrue facts which means that the name could be a fake.

Squeaky Voiced Teen

See Squeaky Voiced Teen

Troy McClure

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Troy McClure

Troy McClure is a fictional character in the television cartoon series The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman. After Hartman's murder in 1998, the character was retired. His character last appeared in season ten's third episode, "Bart the Mother."

Troy is the prototypical Hollywood has-been; ubiquitous presenter of educational videos, voiceovers, and infomercials. At one stage Troy McClure had a minorly-successful acting career. When introducing the latest product he is paid to add his clean-cut good looks and smooth voice to, he always reminds us of his previous career with his standard introduction "Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such {films, educational videos, voiceovers} as," and then going on to list the kind of (often amusingly-titled) B-grade stuff that pays the bills but is hardly Oscar-winning material. He has narrated propaganda for everyone from the beef industry, to health farms, to the Springfield Nuclear Powerplant.

Troy's career reportedly went downhill due to his unusual paraphilia, which apparently involved fish. To cover this up, a marriage was arranged between himself and Marge's sister Selma, which revived his career to star in Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!, a musical version of the film Planet of the Apes (the episode was made well before the 2001 remake of the movie). Although Selma accepted the sham marriage, she drew the line when Troy's producers suggested that they have a child. Troy is now presumably spending time with his aquatic friends again. His name is an amalgam of B-movie actors Troy Donohue and Doug McClure.

In all ways, Troy is the exact opposite of Rainier Wolfcastle, another movie star from The Simpsons world. While Troy's films pay the bills, Rainer's films are blockbusters and are the ones that could win Oscars.

Movies

You might remember Troy McClure from such appearances in:

  • Alice The Groovy Mule
  • The Boatjacking of Supership '79
  • Calling All Quakers
  • The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel
  • Cry Yuma
  • David versus Super Goliath
  • Dial M for Murderousness
  • The Electric Gigolo
  • The Erotic Adventures of Hercules
  • Give My Remains to Broadway
  • Gladys the Groovy Mule
  • Good-Time Slim, Uncle Doobie, and the Great 'Frisco Freak-Out
  • The Greatest Story Ever Hulaed (references The Greatest Story Ever Told)
  • Here Comes the Coast Guard
  • Hitler Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms
  • Leper in the Backfield
  • Make-Out King of Montana
  • Meet Joe Blow (ref. Meet John Doe)
  • The Muppets Go Medieval
  • "P" is for Psycho
  • Preacher With a Shovel (with Dolores Montenegro)
  • The President's Neck is Missing
  • The Revenge of Abe Lincoln
  • Sorry, Wrong Closet
  • Suddenly Last Supper (ref. Suddenly Last Summer)
  • They Came to Burgle Carnegie Hall
  • Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die
  • The Verdict Was Mail Fraud
  • The Wackiest Covered Wagon in the West

Educational films and self help videos

  • Adjusting Your Self-O-Stat (with Brad Goodman)
  • Alice Doesn't Live Any More (ref. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
  • Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass (ref. Through the Looking-Glass)
  • Birds: Our Fine Feathered Colleagues
  • The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot
  • Designated Drivers: The Lifesaving Nerds
  • Dig Your Own Grave and Save
  • Earwigs, Ew!
  • Firecrackers: The Silent Killer
  • Fuzzy Bunny's Guide to You-Know-What
  • Get Confident, Stupid
  • The Half-Assed Approach to Foundation Repair
  • Here Comes the Metric System
  • Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly
  • Locker Room Towel Fights: The Blinding of Larry Driscoll
  • Man Versus Nature: The Road To Victory
  • Meat and You -- Partners in Freedom (a Meat Council film, part of the "Resistance is Useless" series)
  • Mommy, What's Wrong With That Man's Face?
  • Mothballing Your Battleship
  • Phony Tornado Alerts Reduce Readiness
  • Shoplifters BEWARE
  • 60 Minutes of Car Crash Victims
  • Smoke Yourself Thin
  • Someone's in the Kitchen with DNA!
  • Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun
  • (The) World Without Zinc
  • Young Jebediah Springfield (A Watch-and-Learn Production)

Television

TV specials

  • Alien Nose Job (ref. Alien Autopsy)
  • Carnival of the Stars (ref. Circus of the Stars)
  • Five Fabulous Weeks of The Chevy Chase Show
  • The Miss American Girl Pageant
  • "The Simpsons" 138th Episode Spectacular
  • "The Simpsons" Spin-Off Showcase

TV Series

Cartoons

  • Christmas Ape
  • Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp

Other

Celebrity funerals

Plays

  • Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!

Quotes

  • "Hi! I'm Troy McClure, you may remember me from such ___ as ___ and ___"
  • "Gay? I wish! If I were gay there'd be no problem!"

"Yes" guy

This character is known for saying "yeeeeeeessss?". He has appeared several times working with several jobs: waiter, employee at Costington's, Death Row worker, and ice cream man. There was also a Brazilian version seen, uttering a Portuguese variation of the catchphrase ("Siiiiiiiiiiim?" - The nasalization of the word, as is normal in Portuguese, isn't clear when he says it). He speaks this way because of a stroke ("I had a stroooooke"). He hasn't been given a name, but has been referred to by Homer as "that jerk who goes 'yeeeeesss?'" in "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays". He was inspired by Frank Nelson of the "Jack Benny Show" whose trademark greeting in all his characters was a long drawn out "yeeeeesss?". [2] (http://povonline.com/cols/COL053.htm)fr:Quelques personnages récurrents des Simpson

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