", to which Skinner stammers "S-Superintendent Chalmers!" A loud, high-pitched contemptuous woman, she neglects her son. He primarily serves as a foil to Chief Wiggum, and often takes the time to point out his chief's mistakes, as well as resent Wiggum, and be aware of his ineptitude.  In the beginning of the series, the writers made several references to Agnes and Seymour's unhealthily close relationship as similar to that of Norman Bates and his mother. Selma once said that Jub-Jub will eat her remains after she dies. He also employs the Yes Guy, who is seen working at the store in most of his appearances. Nick!". Steve Mobbs' death is a reference to when Steve Jobs died. The McBain films satirize clichés of action films. , Leopold John, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, is Superintendent Chalmers' assistant. , Roswell returned to The Simpsons in 2002 after reaching a deal with producers to allow her to record her lines from her home in Denver.  Snyder's skin color has gone back and forth between yellow and brown repeatedly throughout the series. After years of being identified only as "Lenny", Homer addressed him as "Lenford" in the season 13 episode "The Frying Game", and Lisa addressed him as "Mr. Leonard" in the season 15 episode "The Ziff Who Came To Dinner". I don’t know a great deal about the guy other than he had a role in The Godfather 3, but his voice is so ideally suited for your stereotypical American crime boss.  Duffman's thrusts were first acted out by Brad Bird. They show Bailey their class projects (designing a new state flag). In "Three Gays of the Condo", Marge finds a note that says she wanted to dump Homer before they get married. In "Milhouse of Sand and Fog", it is revealed that Luann had also gone out with Disco Stu as well and had begun a relationship with Captain MacAllister. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. However, he has appeared as a background character in "Moe Letter Blues", "Homer at the Bat" (as pitcher for Fort Springfield), and The Simpsons Movie. Lisa and Allison both lose to Ralph Wiggum and his Star Wars figurines. He and Krusty reunited on the air of Krusty's show. He also has a small part in The Simpsons Movie. Martin is the son of Martin Sr. and Martha. Commentary for ", Castellaneta, Dan (2009). Her brother, Dubya, tells Bart that Mary ran away to New York City and gives him her address. Grady and Julio make small appearances in several other episodes. Springfield, in … He’s an embodiment of what many perceive to be the core problems of modern western society, which means that you can channel just about every joke you can think of about society through Burns.  At the Adult Education Annex, Lenny teaches a class on "How To Chew Tobacco". She dated Apu in "Lisa's Pony", dated Apu's brother Sanjay on a few occasions, is seen dancing with Otto in the episode "Flaming Moe's", and with Chief Wiggum in the episode "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" (which also shocked and offended the women in town, much like what happened with Homer).  Homer refers to him as "that jerk that goes 'Ye-e-e-es?'". Roger Meyers Jr. (voiced by Alex Rocco, later by Hank Azaria) is the current Chairman of I&S Studios, and is the son of Roger Meyers Sr. He can be seen playing the bassoon in the opening sequence of the show.  In the short, he cuts Bart's hair not to his liking and Bart tries several ways to hide it. Sherri is two seconds older than Terri; they share their birthday with Rod Flanders. Dan Castellaneta, who voiced the Old Barber in that short and in subsequent episodes in the series, based the voice on comedian Bob Elliott's. She was also seen in The Simpsons Movie during a crowd scene.  He has a wife and two kids, as well as a sister with a wooden leg (which Charlie used as a lucky bat). In this short segment, he is portrayed as innately clumsy rather than simply acting as such. Voiced By: Joe Mantegna. His sister runs the Ayn Rand School for Tots. Janey may have had a crush on Milhouse Van Houten, who has a crush on Lisa. In some ways, that role is filled by Lisa, but in a more meaningful way, it’s filled by Skinner. Mary later reappeared in the twenty fourth season episode, "Moonshine River". His first appearance was in "Life on the Fast Lane". Homer later changes his mind after Stampy rescues him from a tar pit. His first appearance is in "Homer the Heretic", when he is left in charge of the Kwik-E-Mart alone, he pulls out a gun, scaring Jimbo, Kearney and Dolph. In "Lisa the Greek", they are briefly shown watching TV in their apartment, and in "To Courier with Love", they are leathermakers who try to kill an endangered blue snake that Homer was supposed to send them to pay for a trip to France; they try to capture it on their own and fail. In that episode it was established that Kirk is of Dutch ancestry on his father's side and has a feud with the members of the family that have a Danish ancestry. 4 as a solution to the Springfield Problem. Dolph Starbeam, voiced by Tress MacNeille (though on "The Telltale Head", Dolph was voiced by Pamela Hayden, while Tress MacNeille voiced Jimbo Jones), is a bully and student at Springfield Elementary School. With the death of Tom Poston in 2007, the character was reduced to making minor background appearances and usual honking sounds, and has not spoken since "Bart and Lisa vs. the Third Grade". Troy McClure is probably the more iconic of the two, purely because his lines are so memorable.  In a phone conversation, Marge once asked her, "How can [Krusty] hurt someone who loves him so?" She was once a girlfriend of fellow Simpsons character Comic Book Guy. In "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", he mentions that he is "jealous of girls 'cause they get to wear dresses'", suggesting nascent transvestism. He was modelled upon early Simpsons writer Wallace Wolodarsky, who at the time wore long black hair, shorts and a baseball cap.. After being thrown out of his village, Bob swore a vendetta against the Simpsons, which Francesca encouraged, saying they brought dishonor to the whole family. His father is an Admiral with the Navy who does not like that his son wasted his youth and never amounted to anything. Rich Texan sports a bolo tie and a white cowboy hat. Dolph is recognized by his asymmetrical haircut which covers one eye; he wears cutoff shorts and basketball shoes. Bart, however, hates them; he mainly refers to them as either "those stupid elves" "The Crappy Little Elves", or "The Little Green Idiots".  It was also suggested in the episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" that he does not in fact have a medical license. In early episodes, Miss Hoover seemed proud to have a student as bright as Lisa in her class. Plow", he tells Barney Gumble (who is handing out flyers dressed as Lullabuy$'s Big Baby) that he "sickens" him.  His appearance is modeled on Robert Bork. His catchphrase is "Jiminy Jillickers!". The way his character was put together means that he can slot into almost any narrative situation and have him steal the show. ", Lindsey Naegle is voiced by Tress MacNeille and first appeared in the eighth season episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Unlike Lionel Hutz or Gil Gunderson, he is competent, although not necessarily ethical. He is very similar to the design of Wolfcastle but with more wrinkles under his eyes and a different hairstyle.. However, they were foiled by Lisa Simpson and were arrested by Chief Wiggum. Gloria Dickson, voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Snake's girlfriend. Oh well, bye, bye. Ned Flanders says he is "right as rain, or, as we say around here, left as rain" but the man bluntly responds "Just stamp the ticket". Sam and Larry, also known as "Barfly #1" and "Barfly #2", are two regular patrons of Moe's Tavern. Bleeding Gums Murphy is loosely based on Blind Willie Johnson, at whose feet the young Bleeding Gums character learned. While looking at a framed photo of Krusty, Pennycandy replied, "Oh, Mrs. Simpson, I've wasted my womanhood asking that same question. Curiously, in Season 18's "The Haw-Hawed Couple", she appears with brown hair. Martin's most famous catchphrases are "Behold!" Maude's ghost appears in the opening sequence for "Treehouse of Horror XIII", and during the credits of "Bart Has Two Mommies" she is seen in heaven with Bob Hope and God. For instance, "The Telltale Head" repeatedly refers to Jebediah killing a bear with his bare hands, but on the news, Kent Brockman reveals that recent historical evidence suggests the bear actually killed Jebediah. In the flash-forward episode "Bart to the Future", Flanders justifies lending Bart money as a gesture of goodwill due to Bart's having apparently not outed Rod and Todd as being gay. It was then that Manhattan went on to found the rival town of Shelbyville, taking half of the settlers with him. 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). However, on his realization that he will get nothing in return, he elects to sell Stampy to local poacher and ivory dealer, Mr. Blackheart. He briefly served as substitute teacher of Lisa's class during which time he confiscated everything made of tin, got his beard caught in a pencil sharpener and threatened paddling for minor infractions such as looking out the window or talking out of turn. One of God's distinctive features is that He and Jesus are the only two The Simpsons characters to have been drawn with five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot.  Jimbo runs for mayor in the Season 17 episode "See Homer Run", with a campaign slogan of "Tough on Nerds. She is first seen in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", when she befriends the widower Ned Flanders. His way of selling is disastrous, as he is usually very unconfident, naturally bumbling, and tends to come off as needy, especially as he almost always refers to himself in the third person, as "Ol' Gil". 27. Dr. Hibbert is married; he and his wife Bernice have at least three children, two boys and a girl. His dignified aura allows the writers to take all kinds of angles with his comedy. Whenever he visits Springfield Elementary, some sort of disaster strikes. It’s a very simple ‘straight man’ dynamic, but something about Bob’s characterisation makes it so much funnier than when other characters do it. "I'm with Cupid" was his final speaking appearance until "Covercraft". Quite commonly, his phrases will be intentionally sloppy Spanish.  In a tongue-in-cheek analysis, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) compared the services of Riviera and Dr. Hibbert. Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon is the wife of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and the mother of their octuplets. He carries a cane to walk with. Duffman's first appearance was in the ninth-season episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" in 1997. She first appeared in "Bart Gets Famous", when she walks in on Mayor Quimby in bed with another woman, an event she laughs off when he defends himself with "I didn't do it." Database is a common target for Nelson, Dolph, Jimbo and Kearney. After first hiring Otto, he then chooses Troy McClure, telling Otto, "Take a hike you bum", when seconds earlier he was "perfect". When Mr. Burns appears on a radio show in an attempt to boost his popularity in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love", Homer tells him that he has a list of jokes explaining the differences between white and black people; Homer later states, "White guys have names like Lenny, whereas black guys have names like Carl. He is one of the few competent characters in the show, and was originally shown as being sympathetic to his patients' conditions, but that was eventually changed to him being less caring about his patients. His voice is based on Sherman's from Peabody and Sherman. They are almost identical except for their skin colors (one is white and the other is black) and their outfits. Many Jebediah legends have been debunked during the run of the series. When Homer was fighting he could not even make one round which ticked him off and declared Moe was a loser. She appears once again in "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes", where she is now pregnant. He briefly appeared (with red colored hair) with the other Springfield celebrities in the season 18 episode "Homerazzi" and made an appearance in "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?". After Marge remarks that nobody would ever want to buy a jacket that read "Disco Stu", another customer recommends it to Stu, but Stu replies, "Disco Stu doesn't advertise.". Dr. J. Loren Pryor, voiced by Harry Shearer, is the school psychologist. The only two conditions are: 1) They can’t be directly related to The Simpsons family 2) They must have appeared in more than one episode. Commentary for ", Reardon, Jim; Silverman, David (2005). In "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" (2004), the Simpsons discover Artie hiding in their attic after he squandered his money and started an accounting scandal at his company, Ziffcorp. The Canadian version of Duffman (seen on the label of Le Duff, the Canadian version of Duff) wears a Mountie uniform and uses the French-language slogan Mais Oui!  Writer Dan Greaney said it was a great take-off on Levene to make Gil more desperate than he was. The two are shown to have a large number of children with stereotypical "hillbilly" names, and add to their family casually. He is a 5th grader and has a buzz cut, and wears a torn white T-shirt, blue shorts, and studded wristbands. Mary Bailey is the Democratic governor of Springfield's state. Homer considers Lenny to be the second richest man he knows. All I had was a little brother who grew up to become a doctor.  She appeared again in "Girly Edition", also as a generic female TV executive (only her hair and facial features differed from her first appearance). However, the second joke, involving Herman having stuck his arm in a ball return at a bowling alley, got cut, and the writers never pursued the idea until "To Cur with Love"..  Matt Groening called Squeaky-Voiced Teen his second favorite "unnamed" character after Comic Book Guy, whose name was finally revealed to be "Jeff Albertson" in the episode "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass". Apu is seen to be very romantically awkward, as well as quite distant from Manjula, and he previously told her that it was customary in America to work long hours, seven days a week, and to never see your wife. In "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life", it is revealed that Chalmers has nothing personal against Skinner and that he is aware that the antics within the school are a result of the students' reckless nature and the teachers' indifference, but he can only scold Skinner because he would have to face the ire of the parents or of the teachers' union if he tries to chastise anyone other than Skinner. What’s great is that writers never tied him down to reality. Agnes's first name was revealed in the seventh season episode "Bart the Fink". Baby Gerald appears in the show's current title sequence (as of 2014).  When "the real Seymour Skinner" arrives in Springfield in "The Principal and the Pauper", Agnes ends up rejecting him in part because he stands up to her, but also because unlike Skinner/Tamzarian, her biological son is independent and does not need her anymore, while Skinner immediately reverts to a good-for-nothing without her. In "Dancin' Homer", he was voiced by Daryl L. The Blue-Haired Lawyer also played a very important role in Bart's emancipation in "Barting Over".  She swayed Krusty into visiting Bart after he saved Krusty from jail time, and later reunited him with his estranged father the Rabbi Hyman Krustofski. She is usually portrayed as Jimbo's girlfriend, but in "The D'oh-cial Network" she apparently sent a message to everybody promising to make out with them. He attended Springfield A&M University. She is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes, often with a toothless laugh.  His first appearance was in "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish". He is a former worker at the Nuclear Plant who was forced to retire with a lavish retirement party. Much of his character revolves around his extreme emotional depression after his divorce from his wife Luann. Kumiko first appears in "Married to the Blob", when she walked past Comic Book Guy's shop, but stopped when she saw him through the window and liked him. and "¡Ay, Dios no me ama!" Throughout the series, outlandish theories that the two are siblings, boyfriend and girlfriend, mother and son, or father and daughter, have been suggested, with Cletus simply stating "we's all kinds of things". To put it simply, Homer is an alcoholic, so who is he going to be seeing a lot of? Richard is a gray-haired student at Springfield Elementary School and is one of Bart's friends. This version was played by an actor named Dirk Richter, who was allegedly murdered in a brothel some time after the show ended, a parody of George Reeves and the controversy surrounding his death. He stayed in Springfield to play in the local women's baseball league, along with his friend Abe, who was also avoiding the war but was exposed during a game. He’d sit around in playground talking about the best way to deal with huckleberries that are too tart, only to pretend to be talking about beating a guy up when Principal Skinner is in ear-shot. She speaks with a harsh Southern accent. That is a setting that gives him just about every kind of character to interact with in some way. " Her political allegiances are not concrete: In "You Kent Always Say What You Want", she is shown at the Republican Party headquarters; in "E Pluribus Wiggum", she is conversely depicted as a Democrat. Carl is frequently said to be among the most attractive men in Springfield; in "Principal Charming", Homer concludes that Carl is too attractive for Selma. He first appeared in the second season episode "Bart Gets Hit by a Car".  Duffman is a muscular actor, dressed in a superhero costume who spouts slogans while he thrusts his hips. The Capital City Goofball (voiced by Tom Poston) is the mascot for Capital City. In "The Sweetest Apu", Apu has an affair with the Squishee lady. Poochie reappeared in The Simpsons Game as a boss on the Grand Theft Scratchy level. Luann was married to Kirk for several years, giving birth to a son, Milhouse, yet the marriage was an unhappy one. Kirk briefly attempts a career as a singer-songwriter, recording a demo tape of an original song titled "Can I Borrow A Feeling", with mediocre results. In the subplot of the season nine episode, "Lisa the Simpson", Jasper put himself in crude "suspended animation" in the Kwik-E-Mart's freezer, and under advice from Dr. Nick, Apu kept him frozen. As a final inadvertent insult, Homer sleeps through the funeral and amuses the assembled mourners with his insensitivity, who laugh as Grimes's coffin is lowered. However, unlike many Simpsons characters, he has only made a handful of appearances since. Barlow appears in the episode "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere" as a customer at Marge's prescription drug-laden "yard sale", a reference to Limbaugh's Oxycontin addiction. The Yes Guy is a tribute to Frank Nelson, a supporting actor in The Jack Benny Program, I Love Lucy, and Sanford and Son, whose trademark greeting in all his characters was a loud, drawn-out "Ye-e-e-s?!"