She later dies from a heart attack caused by Bart and Martin's robotic seal on the episode "Replaceable You". Not to mention, he might have the best evil laugh I’ve ever heard. After that, he is absent until "Homer to the Max", where he walks past the Simpsons window alongside Mr Largo when Lisa talks about TV shows rewriting or dropping characters that appear early on. The Desmond character appears to be loosely based on British director Michael Apted, who is known for his Up Series of documentaries following groups of individuals as they age. Bumblebee Man is rarely seen to take off his costume, even when by himself; the sole exception is the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield", in which his private life is shown. Such occurrences include 'Krusty's Slide', where he is forced into a mixture of pudding, pickle brine and laundry detergent, a tub of rancid Béarnaise sauce and a tub of refried beans; another unseen one is in "Krusty Gets Kancelled" where he states that Krusty once poured liquid nitrogen down his pants and cracked his buttocks with a hammer. He first appeared in the second season in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". Jub-Jub is Selma Bouvier's pet iguana and was originally owned by Aunt Gladys. All of these situations give him ample opportunities to come out with plenty of the funniest lines in the show’s history. Coach Krupt (Hank Azaria), the new gym teacher at Springfield Elementary School following Miss Pummelhorst's departure in order to have a sex-change operation.  He has an IQ of 216 (which was thought to be Bart's IQ). He has cataracts and is almost entirely blind, which has severely impaired his reading ability and has led to repeated revokings of his driver's license. On several occasions, the mob has attempted to kill him for his squealing, though they have repeatedly been unsuccessful. She is a Japanese manga fan and artist from Osaka, Japan. Jake the Barber originated in one of the Tracey Ullman shorts, "Bart's Haircut". He is the owner of Globex Corporation and his office is a literal volcano. Wolfcastle is a native of Austria, as is Schwarzenegger; he got his start as a child acting in national commercials, most notably for the bratwurst company Fritz Schnackenpfefferhausen. In "Three Gays of the Condo", Marge finds a note that says she wanted to dump Homer before they get married.  The pig is voiced by Tress MacNeille. , The character's surname comes from Hollywood talent agent Sue Naegle, president of HBO Entertainment and wife of Simpsons writer Dana Gould. In The Simpsons Super Spectacular #13, published by Bongo Comics, it is revealed that in the '60s, Jasper was part of a group called 'the League of Superheroes', under the name Super Jasper. Hibbert 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, dreadlocks, Mr. T-style Mohawk, etc.) When every scene is only a couple of minutes long, it’s very easy to throw in a quick joke or two about how run-down the place is and move along without it having to affect anything. Homer assumes the two are having an affair, but Artie admits that he could not win her over. Tougher on Dorks". when Apu was thinking of his loved one—in this case, his Kwik-E-Mart cigarette machine that steals money and does not dispense cigarettes). On one occasion, he is promoted to head of the power plant when Mr. Burns goes bankrupt; which Smithers later describes to Homer Simpson as a "reign of terror". A number of them have gained expanded roles and have subsequently starred in their own episodes. Martha Quimby is the wife of the Mayor of Springfield Joseph Quimby. For one thing, he’s an actor who GETS comedy, even though he’s just in a booth speaking into a microphone, I always get the impression that he performs his lines to the max, which is perfect for an animated show like this.  Among Monroe's works is Dr. Marvin Monroe's Guide to Etiquette, which Bart receives as a birthday gift in "Radio Bart". Even something like being overly excited about going to an Andy Williams is so funny for a character like Nelson that it’s almost impossible to pinpoint why. It is implied Dr. Nick was about to give Moe the sex-change operation that was originally meant for Largo, as he is heard to cry: "I look nothing like Julie Newmar!".  His appearance is modeled on Robert Bork. In The Simpsons Movie, in addition to appearances in crowd scenes Superintendent Chalmers is shown in attendance at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Day 97 under the Dome. Rod then got a pint-sized version of Radioactive Man's powers and became Fallout Boy. Jasper was accidentally unfrozen, and stepped out into what he thought was a future world, just as Apu was considering selling him to the Rich Texan. Stampy also attacks a bear in the final scene of "The Fat and the Furriest", but then the bear fights back by hitting Stampy on the head with a club several times, much to Stampy's dismay. Captain Lance Murdock (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a professional stunt devil who appeared more in the early days of the show rather than the newer episodes. She first appeared in "Homer Defined", as a concerned mother who barred Milhouse from being Bart's friend due to Bart being a bad influence. She is the mother of Bart's best friend Milhouse. It is revealed in the episode "Jazzy and the Pussycats" that he can play the trumpet quite well. Upon entering a scene, Dr. Nick's catchphrase is "Hi, everybody! For the variation of Spider-Man who happens to be a pig, see, Jean, Al (2003). Asa Hassan, a.k.a. Virtually nothing is known about them, except that Sam always wears a cap and glasses and Larry has an orange jacket and a balding head and either looks extremely drunk or very depressed. She first appears in the season 17 episode "The Italian Bob", when Sideshow Bob moved to Italy to get away from Bart for a fresh start. However, unlike many Simpsons characters, he has only made a handful of appearances since. He appears later in "Saddlesore Galactica", where he moderates the elementary school band competition at the state fair. ( Log Out / By the time Nelson reached his prime as a character, he had done very little in the way of real bullying. “Hi, I’m Troy McClure, you may remember me from…” is perhaps the single most quotable line The Simpsons has ever come out with. It has been suggested that Mel is very wealthy, able to afford betting thousands of dollars on football regularly. She implies she misses Nelson's father (who, depending on episode, is either divorced from Nelson's mom, went insane and never came home, or was forced to work as a sideshow freak after suffering a peanut allergy). It’s quite a depressing story, sure, but it’s told in a funny way. However, he has since resurfaced as a recurring character in the seventeenth season, making appearances in several episodes after. Nick!". ", Lindsey Naegle is voiced by Tress MacNeille and first appeared in the eighth season episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". He makes his first appearance in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", where Lisa refers to Baby Gerald as Maggie's rival. She later appeared in the back-to-back nineteenth season episodes "Husbands and Knives" and "Funeral for a Fiend". The man who’s so down-to-Earth and up-tight it’s laughable. Mary and several citizens of New York sing a song for Bart, and the two realize that they truly love one another.  He is commonly referred to simply as "the Sea Captain", though when he took the witness stand in "New Kid on the Block", Lionel Hutz clearly addresses him as "Captain McCallister". He once shouted at Luann that she had to keep up the alimony payments she owed him, and he has been seen at the Springfield unemployment office, perhaps suggesting that alimony and unemployment benefits are his only steady sources of income. Julio and Grady needed a third person in the apartment. The writers invented Wolfcastle as the action hero McBain for the episode "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?". Oh well, bye, bye.  He is named after George C. Nichopoulos, a former physician best known for over-prescribing prescription drugs to Elvis Presley and contributing to his death from cardiac arrest in 1977. While Lewis has never had significant dialogue, he has been voiced by Nancy Cartwright, Jo Ann Harris, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, and Russi Taylor throughout the series. He is usually seen with his best friend Lewis and has a leather jacket and a shirt with a small diamond embroidered on the center. He later appeared in "I Married Marge", "Selma's Choice", and "Viva Ned Flanders". According to Luann, Kirk was not a very good provider, and she had to borrow money from her sister to make ends meet and steal donated clothes from the town's church so she could have a wardrobe. She is the stereotypical competitive woman with a thick Asian accent that she has been trying to lose since she was a child. The bartender. The two seem to be on first name terms as Homer calls him Joey. And now, we have the ‘straight man’ of Springfield…sort of. The girls themselves dress identically, reinforcing their "twin-ness". He once muttered to himself, "Is that right?" There’s a deep irony to his character that’s almost tragic. In the episode "Homer's Paternity Coot," it is revealed that Largo was accepted to the Juilliard School, but never got the letter as it was frozen atop Mount Springfield. In "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", he mentions that he is "jealous of girls 'cause they get to wear dresses'", suggesting nascent transvestism. What’s great is that they’re characters used very sparingly too. Commentary for "Homer Goes to College", in, Castellaneta, Dan (2003). However, in Simpsons Comics, his hair always appears gray. It’s episodes like Bart Sells His Soul, where he’s the dominant one that brings out the best in his character. In The Simpsons Movie, Martin gets revenge for all the years of bullying by hitting Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney with a plank of wood. In "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder", Homer goes bowling but tells Marge that Lenny was hospitalized; when Marge informs the kids, they respond the same way she did and shout, "Not Lenny!". However, they were foiled by Lisa Simpson and were arrested by Chief Wiggum.  His last appearance was in "'Round Springfield", when, after Bart ends up in the hospital, Lisa wanders off to find Murphy in a nearby ward. However, in episode 13 of season 26, "Walking Big & Tall", he is revealed to be the former mayor of Springfield, but he is banished from Springfield on a horse by the angry townsfolk when Moe Szyslak discovers that a song Moleman made Springfield's city anthem 30 years before was in fact a rip-off of another town's anthem. In the episode "Lisa's Substitute", she thought she had lyme disease. However, when the animators remodeled the character, Hartman was not available to dub the voice and so Hank Azaria took over the role. Cecil kept most of the building money for himself, making it look as if it was his brother. In Simpson Tide he has his biggest appearance as the Naval Reserve recruiter who begs Homer not to read the "Are you a homosexual?" In "Waiting for Duffman", in which Duffman retires temporarily and is replaced by Homer, his name is Barry Huffman.  Wolfcastle has starred in many action movies, most notably the McBain series (a parody of action movies such as Die Hard) and the movie of Radioactive Man, a loose parody of the Batman television series. Plopper's first appearance is in the movie, where he stars in a TV ad to promote Krusty's new burger, The Clogger. in a falling, then rising intonation, and appears to be highly eccentric in both his speech and appearance. Janey Powell, voiced by Pamela Hayden, is a classmate and friend of Lisa Simpson. Jonathan "Johnny Tightlips" Schmallippe (born Giovanni Silencio), voiced by Hank Azaria, is a member of the Mafia and associate of Fat Tony. It allows us to see a side of him outside of the incompetent police chief. It concluded that Riviera was a better role model for physicians.. The family and Cletus arrive, with Cletus demanding where Mary is heading for, but Bart, not wanting to ruin his last chance at true love, refuses, and Cletus then accepts the fact that he must let his daughter go. David Mirkin said that Pamela Reed always would give great performances and that he does not know why they did not use her more.. Luann was married to Kirk for several years, giving birth to a son, Milhouse, yet the marriage was an unhappy one. until his sour attitude turned everybody else on the production against him and Marge took control of the production. Homer begged for another chance, insisting that Poochie would grow on the audience; this argument held little weight until the actress who performed voices for both Itchy and Scratchy declared her support for Poochie as well. He has anger problems and later makes brief appearances. Janey first appeared in "Moaning Lisa" and is Lisa's closest friend.  She claims Fried Green Tomatoes is her favorite book, movie, and food. Krusty has implied that if he can not find a human willing to donate a lung when he gets cancer, he is planning on harvesting one from Mr. Teeny.  Hibbert also bears a striking resemblance to the director of the Shelbyville orphanage, who mentions a personal quest to find his long-lost twin to an indifferent Homer. In "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", she reveals she has a husband. He’s a character that never needs anything complex to be funny, which makes him a straightforward character to watch. In "Treehouse of Horror XII", Grimes is one of the faces on the Wailing Wall. This man first appears in "When Flanders Failed" when he goes to the Leftorium to get his parking validated because it is the only store that does it without requiring a purchase. She has a father named Royce "Boss Hogg" Lumpkin, who was never supportive of her and was missing for years. Nevertheless, her marriage is on the rocks; she refuses to kiss her husband, even in front of an entire audience. In "The Simpsons Comics", when asked by Milhouse on the school's new chat show, Moments with Milhouse (formerly Moments with Martin) why the school meals are so bad, Doris admits that a third-grader had once mistakenly eaten her beloved hamster, and she had "sworn culinary revenge ever since". In a recall election of Mayor Quimby, Wolfcastle ran for his seat. The subversion of expectations is one of the most straightforward concepts in comedy, but Skinner was always able to use it to significant effect. Most of Springfield's biography is revealed in the 1996 episode "Lisa the Iconoclast", wherein Lisa Simpson discovers Jebediah Springfield's biggest secret: he was formerly a bloodthirsty pirate named Hans Sprungfeld, who once brawled with George Washington and lost after Washington crushed Sprungfeld's genitals in one of his sets of iron false teeth. prompting the Flanders to leave, after Ned comments that Moe's foul language is more at home at Denny's (in most international versions, "Denny's" is replaced with "McDonald's"). Sideshow Mel uses a slide whistle to communicate on camera, just like Bob.  She is the gentle wife of Chief Wiggum and mother of Ralph Wiggum. For example, in the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield", there are several words used that are not real (such as "wudpequero" for "woodpecker", rather than the correct pájaro carpintero). Something like how he breaks down Bart’s story about his goldfish, pushing the point of “why did I have the bowl?” is so funny because it’s a very serious thing, told in a very childish way. Nahasapeemapetilons". He is employed as a hair stylist. At the end of the episode, she returns and has a date with Flanders. He is the son of Kearney. This is the main category page for all of the characters that have appeared in The Simpsons and its related stories. Chalmers' own competence and dedication to his job are questionable.  In "Pranksta Rap", it is revealed Marge has a picture of Lenny in her hair.. He also promotes people based on personal bias as opposed to actual competence, promoting Principal Holloway, described by Skinner as a "drunk" and by Chalmers as a "pill-popper", to assistant superintendent after getting run over by a tractor driven by Bart and blaming Skinner for letting it happen. He first appears in "Selma's Choice" and has appeared multiple times since. In following appearances however, they still occasionally appear among the children of Springfield. Often in her appearances in the series, she is seen next to Comic Book Guy. He first appeared in "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge", shortly after Sideshow Bob was sent to prison, filling the exact role that Bob once did.  More recently, Brandine is shown fighting in the Iraq War. He first appeared as a running gag in Kill Gil, Volumes I & II, fighting Homer in various locations. Bleeding Gums Murphy is loosely based on Blind Willie Johnson, at whose feet the young Bleeding Gums character learned. I’ve had a few Simpsons lists planned for a while now, and I was wondering which one of them would be the best place to start talking about this 30+ year running show that influenced the comedic tastes of myself and so many others throughout its lifetime. Homer then creates a large container in which to put Plopper's "leavings", which he dumps in a lake and pollutes the whole area, leading to the shutdown and near-destruction of Springfield (to which Homer does not want to return).  Simpsons sound editor Bob Beecher commented on alt.tv.simpsons that, "He doesn't have one name. Homer pawns the family television in order to afford a session with Monroe for him and his dysfunctional family.  When he realized that Marge Simpson was initially unenthusiastic about having a third child, he implied that a healthy baby could bring in as much as $60,000 on the black market.  Homer repeatedly confuses Lenny and Carl, and is shocked to learn on one occasion that Lenny is white, and Carl is black. In "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" he tries to help Fat Tony in taking away Marge's earnings from her 'Pretzel Wagon' franchise. No one, except for Lisa, attends Murphy's funeral. In the episode "22 Short Films About Springfield", he mentions he is from Utica, New York (though "The Old Man and the 'C' Student" revealed that he was from Intercourse, Pennsylvania). Battle. , Raphael, a.k.a. ( Log Out / I’m not going to say any more on that, as lord knows there’s been enough debate surrounding the topic. Nicholas Riviera, M.D. Lunchlady Doris, voiced by Doris Grau up until her death, and now voiced by Tress MacNeille, is a sardonic chef for Springfield Elementary. In the season 2 episode "The War of the Simpsons", Homer ogled Maude's cleavage at a dinner party, which resulted in him and Marge going to marriage camp. In one episode, it is revealed that he is bald on top, with hair around it. Üter Zörker, voiced by Russi Taylor, is an overweight German foreign exchange student with a sweet tooth, and strange habits such as offering his already-licked lollipops to others as a sign of friendship, and eating marzipan candies (called Joy Joy) fortified with iodine. After Marge talks him out of buying an unsuitable house, he suggests repaying her with black-market prescriptions. Pimple-Faced Teen, real name Jeremy Friedman or Steve Friedman (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is one of few teenagers on the show and is perpetually trapped in a series of entry-level jobs, usually working at Krusty Burger (as a cashier, a cook, or, in the case of "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", a supervisor in charge of training new employees), the grocery store (as a bagboy, as seen in "Selma's Choice" and "Simpson Safari"), or at a movie theater (as either the ticket master, concession stand clerk, or usher; in the video game The Simpsons: Road Rage he also talks about cleaning out the urinals). The Simpsons flee the town, with Gino and his parents in hot pursuit.  The character was listed in Entertainment Weekly's "30 Great TV Doctors and Nurses" and in Philadelphia Magazine's "10 Best Doctors on Television". To put it plainly, Chief Wiggum was the character the writers went to whenever they needed to make police jokes. That film's producers refused to allow the show to use the name, so "Rainier Wolfcastle" became the name of the actor playing the McBain role.  Within the Simpsons universe, he was created by Morty Mann.
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