In the episode "Lisa's Substitute", she thought she had lyme disease. He fires Homer for causing an accident while waving to Bart from a cart during a school tour of the plant. The most recent appearance of these two was in the 2014 episode "The War of Art", in which Kirk and Luann sell a painting to the Simpsons, which later turns out to be a forgery of a valuable piece. Brooks. Poochie has since been seen once at a funeral in an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon featured in "Little Big Mom". The role of Fallout Boy, Radioactive Man's sidekick, was cast from local children and went to Milhouse Van Houten. Lunchlady Doris, voiced by Doris Grau up until her death, and now voiced by Tress MacNeille, is a sardonic chef for Springfield Elementary. [110][111] His tombstone can also be seen in the new opening sequence for the show (during the flash through the town from Marge and Maggie in the car to the front of the Simpsons' house, Ralph Wiggum can be seen playing in the dirt in front of the tombstone). 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. 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). Grady and Julio make small appearances in several other episodes. He became the mayor of a small Tuscan village and married Francesca, with whom he had a son called Gino, although Sideshow Bob never told her, or indeed anyone about his murderous past. In most episodes, only His beard is seen. Lois Pennycandy is the executive assistant to Krusty the Clown. He can be seen playing the bassoon in the opening sequence of the show. [137] Dr. Hibbert is usually shown wearing sweaters when not on duty, a reference to Huxtable. Maria is a member of the political Quimby dynasty. [96] The animators mistakenly believed that Hank Azaria was impersonating Csupó, when in fact he was doing an impression of Ricky Ricardo from the TV series I Love Lucy. However, she does not care for cake, finding it "too sweet". [80] When participating in a mayoral election, she lucidly discusses topics such as health care, economy and public education in between her screams and gibberish. In "The Boys of Bummer", he hires Homer with a jowl-shaking "You're hiiired!" He is often seen as a member in the Springfield Republican Party, as a vampire with white skin, and black suit and cloak. Jonathan "Johnny Tightlips" Schmallippe[122] (born Giovanni Silencio[123]), voiced by Hank Azaria, is a member of the Mafia and associate of Fat Tony. "), she takes up Lisa's proposal to adopt a baby from China. Professor Chester Turley, better known as Snake Jailbird (usually referred to as simply Snake) (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a recurring character who is Springfield's resident recidivist felon, always getting arrested but rarely staying in jail. Hans was once mistaken for Bart and accidentally had his brain "re-programmed" (Homer and Marge had hired a cult re-programmer, hoping to convince Bart to move out of Mr. Burns' mansion and back in with them), apparently leading him to believe he is the son of Homer and Marge.[2]. Although rarely featured on the show, she has been a recurring character in the Simpsons comic book series. She first appeared in "The Telltale Head". [131] 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. Baby Gerald appears in the show's current title sequence (as of 2014). Nevertheless, her marriage is on the rocks;[22] she refuses to kiss her husband, even in front of an entire audience. Since then, she is often seen around in Springfield. Due to the delay between recording some episodes and the time they actually air, Grau's voice was included in episodes airing as late as 1997 such as "Lisa's Sax". In the DVD commentaries to "22 Short Films About Springfield" and "Grade School Confidential", it is noted that Superintendent Chalmers seems to be one of the few "normal" characters on the show and is frequently alone in his awareness of the show's zaniness (much like one-shot character Frank Grimes from "Homer's Enemy"). In this episode her voice sounds the same as Lunchlady Doris, rather than her soft, Southern voice she had when she was first introduced. Homer discovers her in a redneck bar in the middle of nowhere and is amazed by her voice. During the following TV seasons, Plopper makes a few more appearances including a main role in the 2017 episode Pork and Burns. [231] The character was originally named McBain, until an actual film called McBain was released in 1991. [253] Like his profession, the character's hair and facial features varied widely for a number of years, with the voice being the only constant; eventually, he was standardized as a balding, greying man with a moustache. Nelson was inexplicably found working behind the service counter of whatever shop Benny or Fred Sanford might be patronizing, and his Springfield counterpart is similar. Later, he appears in "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?". [254] In "Day of the Jackanapes", Sideshow Bob calls Wiseguy by the name "Raphael".[255]. In writers Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky's original script for "Bart the Daredevil", Hibbert was a woman, named "Julia Hibbert", who they named after comedic actress Julia Sweeney (Hibbert was her married last name at the time). Bart simply replies, "Oh, yeah." She has been at Lisa's sleepovers, and Lisa is seen watching cartoons at her house on numerous occasions. [76], Abernathy was once a bright, vibrant young woman whose dreams came to a tragic end. 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. Ned has described Rod's hobbies as including "being quiet during trips, clapping with songs and diabetes". He is a stockbroker in Springfield and was shown bringing his son to work on "Go To Work With Your Parents Day", where Martin made over $1 million trading soy futures (and subsequently lost all but $600). Rod then got a pint-sized version of Radioactive Man's powers and became Fallout Boy. When Seymour makes his first kick, he hits the bar, thus making Agnes lose and subsequently crushing her dreams. 4 as a solution to the Springfield Problem. In a "freeze-frame gag" in the episode "Homer Badman", Rod is stated to be the younger Flanders child. Mary tells Bart that there will be more Mary Spucklers out there, and gives him their first kiss before she leaves. Birchibald "Birch" T. Barlow (voiced by Harry Shearer in "Sideshow Bob Roberts" and by Maurice LaMarche in "You Kent Always Say What You Want") is a conservative talk show host on the radio station KBBL, who in voice and appearance is modeled after Rush Limbaugh. Like most of the staff of Springfield Elementary, Largo has long since lost all passion for his job as conductor, and cares little for creativity or music anymore. Lenny and Carl are best friends, as they are rarely seen apart; their other friends are Homer, and regulars at Moe's including Barney Gumble and Moe Szyslak. Bill is middle-aged and balding, while Marty is younger and has a full head of hair. His acting is shown to be a parody towards bad acting in horror movies. Dr. Hibbert is married; he and his wife Bernice have at least three children, two boys and a girl. His restaurant, The Frying Dutchman, is a failing business venture that does not generate enough income to support its owner. Ziff first appears in "The Way We Was" (1991), in which he takes a young Marge Bouvier to senior prom. I wanted the black one!" Sadly, eight years later when she turned 32, Abernathy suffered from psychological exhaustion, became an alcoholic, and sought solace in her pet cat. "[citation needed], Lindsey Naegle is voiced by Tress MacNeille[20] and first appeared in the eighth season episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". Barlow, knowing Bob is a fellow Republican, sympathizes with his complaints, and influences the rest of Springfield to as well. His father is an Admiral with the Navy who does not like that his son wasted his youth and never amounted to anything. She has a brief appearance in The Simpsons Movie, at the end of the sequence where Bart skateboards to the Krustyburger in the nude, laughing along with Nelson at Bart who is tied to a post. He first appeared in the first season episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home". As soon as it happens, Lurleen writes a new, upbeat composition called "Daddy's Back", but Royce sells the song, taking the writing credits for himself (but altering some lyrics) to the Dixie Chicks. I wanted the black one!" He first appeared in "Bart the Daredevil" which featured him in more scenes than other episodes. 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. In "She of Little Faith", it is revealed that Kearney dated Jimbo's mother, Carol. The Grumple, is a green monster voiced by Hank Azaria, who is an obvious parody of The Grinch. [78] Despite appearing older by her white hair and careless appearance, she is the same age as Marge, Homer and Moe. The Vanderbilts are an elderly rich couple who are frequently shocked by Homer Simpson's antics. Miss Springfield (originally voiced by Pamela Hayden and later by Tress MacNeille) is a beauty pageant winner, who first appears in "Whacking Day". On his radio show, he declares himself to be "the fourth branch of government" and "the fifty-first state". She is the mother of Bart's best friend Milhouse. Brandine and Cletus were married by Homer during his brief stint as a minister. She hates Edna Krabappel due to her son's feelings for the other woman. Their first appearance together was in the episode "Last Exit to Springfield" when the two of them kidnap Homer and take him to Burns Manor. Commentary for ", explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional perspective, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish', outlandish theories that the two are siblings, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays, I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, "What about the children?! However, when the animators remodeled the character, Hartman was not available to dub the voice and so Hank Azaria took over the role. In "Wedding for Disaster", the Parson implies Helen is a transgender woman who used to be named Harold Schwartzbaum. In the episode "Radioactive Man", Milhouse was chosen over Bart to play Fallout Boy in the Radioactive Man movie to be filmed in Springfield. Bill and Marty had anticipated all winners would opt for the cash and were caught off guard when Bart chose the elephant. Wendell Borton is a perpetually nauseated and very pale boy with worried eyes and curly hair. 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. This upsets Homer and he finds a new place to live. The parody was writer Jay Kogen's idea. Otto's impersonation of Atkins suggests that he is of Canadian origin. She ends up leaving him to return to her ex-boyfriend Snake. In a "future episode", it is shown Lenny is once again in charge of the power plant. (voiced by Harry Shearer) is the Simpsons' generally kind and good natured family doctor. The character also appears in the episodes "Homer Loves Flanders" (who tells Homer that, if Homer actually went to work for eight days instead of camping out outside the ticket window for football tickets, he would have earned enough to get his tickets from a scalper), "Homer and Apu" (as one of the angry customers in the beginning of the episode), "Bart of Darkness" (in which he punched a hippie for singing "Sunshine on My Shoulders" during a town-wide heat wave) and "Grampa vs. She first appears in "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love", dating Mr. Burns. He, and all of the other members of Bob's family played a part in a complicated plan to finish off Bart for good. He was supposed to appear in more episodes, but due to the death of McClure's voice actor Phil Hartman, he was retired along with McClure. His voice is based on Sherman's from Peabody and Sherman. A matrix Poochie appears in "Kill Gil Vols. Blinky also appears in an episode of Futurama's seventh season titled "T.: The Terrestrial"; Blinky is seen in a fish bowl on Jrrr's desk. A number of them have gained expanded roles and have subsequently starred in their own episodes. Though she is sometimes seen spending time with Lisa, other times she teases her along with the other children. They introduce themselves as "hired goons" The pair rarely had speaking roles and were often used as Mr Burns' henchmen (and the henchmen for The Blue-Haired Lawyer as seen in the beginning of "Lisa the Beauty Queen" and several scenes in "Lady Bouvier's Lover"). He reacts questionably to certain medical problems. Dan Castellaneta said that he did "an imitation of Lenny" (voiced by Harry Shearer) for the voice.[65]. Since the season 8 episode, "A Milhouse Divided", Luann was depicted as a promiscuous single mother, who pushed her love life in the face of her ex-husband, Kirk. He is nearly killed off in the next episode (after only one appearance), but ends up being dubbed over to have returned to his own planet (and died on the way). Plopper has since become memetic, gaining popularity in the real world and on the internet, especially his theme song "Spider-Pig", which peaked at number 23 in the UK Singles Chart. In the episode "Havana Wild Weekend the Rich Texan says New Hampshire is his home state, and in "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times", he is from Connecticut, despite his brash, stereotypically Southern persona (parodying the fact that although former president George W. Bush is most closely associated with Texas, he was actually born in New Haven, Connecticut). Originally, Christian and Kent Brockman shared the anchor desk equally, but eventually Brockman started to become the more commonly used anchor. 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