", whether hit by or in Marge's mob. He is a committed Republican and attends Springfield's Republican meetings alongside Mr Burns, Rainier Wolfcastle, and a Nosferatu-like creature. However, when the Simpsons visited Italy, Lisa got drunk at a feast and told the whole town of the things he had done.  Despite being of the legal age in the United States to purchase and drink it (as seen in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer"), Kearney often relies on (or tricks) Homer into procuring alcohol for him and his friends, as seen in "The Springfield Connection" when Homer tells Marge that he is double-parked because he is buying beer for "those kids over there", "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" when Kearney applies for the nanny job and Homer tells him that he keeps some Schnapps in Maggie's crib, and "Last Tap Dance in Springfield", in which Kearney tricks Homer into driving him, Dolph, and Jimbo to the liquor store to buy Jack Daniels and "a carton of smokes" by impersonating Marge, and once used a fake ID (which Apu overlooked, as he was too depressed about being deported to care that Kearney was committing a crime—and ultimately asked him about getting one for himself—as seen in "Much Apu About Nothing"). ", In 2003, Azaria won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for voicing Bumblebee Man, and various other characters.. He then ignores the family while playing pickup basketball games with the restaurant's staff. While only continuing to serve Nelson on very rare instances after much earlier seasons, the Weasels still appear frequently throughout the series, sometimes in scenes involving the other bullies yet primarily as background characters, especially in Lisa's 2nd grade class. These are the real-life mobsters and events that inspired the books and movies. Akira Kurosawa  works as a waiter at The Happy Sumo, a Japanese restaurant in Springfield. In fact, some of Hollywood's best "bad guys" are some of the sweetest people in real life. She first appeared in the fourth season episode "Duffless". Kumiko Albertson (née Nakamura) (voiced by Tress MacNeille in Seasons 25-31, Jenny Yokobori in Season 32) is a Japanese manga fan and artist from Osaka, Japan. Otto's impersonation of Atkins suggests that he is of Canadian origin. Mel wears a bone in his hair that has been used as a weapon. The Nahasapeemapetilon octuplets are the children of Apu and Manjula, four boys and four girls. Rod prays often; first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. Lenny and Carl together rank sixth on IGN's Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters.. 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. He is a former worker at the Nuclear Plant who was forced to retire with a lavish retirement party. In his final appearances, Christian was used mostly when Kent was in the field and an introduction was needed. He releases Crowley into Marge's care after she vouches for him. Her description on The Simpsons POG set described her as "Lisa's fair-weather friend". She fainted when she read that "Prohibition" had been introduced to Springfield and attends Springfield Alcoholics Anonymous meetings..  His costume was based on one used in the Saturday Night Live sketch "The Killer Bees. , The Old Barber made his last appearance in the twelfth season episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger". He is voiced by Harry Shearer. Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is the mother of Principal Skinner and first appeared in the first season episode "The Crepes of Wrath" as an old woman who embarrassingly calls her son "Spanky". However, when the animators remodeled the character, Hartman was not available to dub the voice and so Hank Azaria took over the role. , Leopold John, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, is Superintendent Chalmers' assistant. She appears to be good friends with Helen Lovejoy and is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes as well as in church scenes (such as in the episode titled "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star"). Mr. Bruce Costington, voiced by Hank Azaria, is the president of Costington's Department Store. When Principal Skinner has to be temporarily replaced, Leopold stomps in, issues several threats, and terrifies the children by making them think he is the replacement, and then suddenly politely introduces the actual substitute, Ned Flanders. 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. Lucius Sweet is the boxing promoter behind Drederick Tatum’s storied career. Astoria's life was cut short by a curse placed upon her ancestor long before her time, resulting in her body becoming extremely frail. She appears through flashbacks in "Dangerous Curves", "Take My Life, Please", "Postcards from the Wedge" and "Fland Canyon". 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. Lisa and Allison both lose to Ralph Wiggum and his Star Wars figurines. 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. Ruth Powers is the Simpsons' next-door neighbor, introduced when she moves to their neighborhood in the episode "New Kid on the Block". Homer has worked for him on three occasions: as a Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Claus, mattress salesman, and model for top-brand jeans. He, like the Sea Captain before him, was the go-to character for a quick laugh on the show, and is a staff favorite.  Dr. Hibbert is usually shown wearing sweaters when not on duty, a reference to Huxtable. In early seasons he and Lewis were commonly seen hanging out with Bart and Milhouse, but in recent years they are mostly seen in the classroom and in crowd scenes. Janey Powell, voiced by Pamela Hayden, is a classmate and friend of Lisa Simpson. How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? He is most notable for directing the musical theatrical production of A Streetcar Named Desire dubbed Oh, Streetcar! Mary tells Bart that there will be more Mary Spucklers out there, and gives him their first kiss before she leaves. Voiced by Tress MacNeille. In "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", he mentions that he is "jealous of girls 'cause they get to wear dresses'", suggesting nascent transvestism. In the "Treehouse of Horror XX" story, "Don't Have a Cow, Mankind", it is revealed that Mrs. Lovejoy is Lisa's godmother. Unfortunately, for him, they were saved by Krusty, who needed some people to help him smuggle antiquities. Jake the Barber originated in one of the Tracey Ullman shorts, "Bart's Haircut". As a prize, Bart was offered either an elephant or $10,000 in cash, with the elephant option as a joke. Paul Winfield, who played King in a 1995 Tyson biopic, took the role instead. She is the mother of Bart's best friend Milhouse. Life is beautiful but not always easy, it has problems, too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage, letting the beauty of life act like a balm, which makes the pain bearable, during trying times, by providing hope. Hibbert is noticeably less dysfunctional than just about everyone else on the show, though he does have a bizarre tendency to chuckle at inappropriate moments which is later revealed to be a coping mechanism. In "Jazzy and the Pussycats", they are seen at Amber Simpson's funeral. Atkins' most recent appearance was in "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts" where gives Chalmers his job back. Castellaneta lifted his voice for the character from actor Richard Crenna's as Walter Denton in the sitcom Our Miss Brooks. Julius Caesar, celebrated Roman general and statesman, the conqueror of Gaul (58–50 BCE), victor in the civil war of 49–45 BCE, and dictator (46–44 BCE), who was launching a series of political and social reforms when he was assassinated by a … Hans Moleman, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, is the retconned name of an earlier character named "Ralph Melish". Todd Flanders is Ned Flanders' ten-year-old son, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. She is also seen in "The Blue and the Gray" flirting (and swapping animals) with another mentally ill person carrying dogs, who has been affectionately nicknamed 'Crazy Dog Man'. As revealed in "Dial 'N' for Nerder", Nelson refers to her as Mrs. Muntz. The family patriarch he has always ruled his music label and family life unchallenged until now. In Simpson Tide he has his biggest appearance as the Naval Reserve recruiter who begs Homer not to read the "Are you a homosexual?" He is a jaded and selfish businessman who has nothing but contempt for the children who comprise his audience. While Radioactive Man is a broad parody of many superheroes, most obviously containing elements of Batman and Superman (and the comic incorporates an origin story similar to Marvel's Hulk), among others, Fallout Boy is mainly a parody of Robin (with his costume, references as being the 'young ward' of Radioactive Man, and his younger age and sidekick status) with elements of Spider-Man (his fictional comic book origin, for example). The episode "Marge on the Lam" features Ruth and Marge going on the run from the law in a stolen convertible in a light parody of Thelma & Louise. She only appears with the sash and the crown of Miss Springfield. Stu was originally to be voiced by repeat guest star Phil Hartman. When Seymour makes his first kick, he hits the bar, thus making Agnes lose and subsequently crushing her dreams. Azaria has stated that Kirk is "a bad Milhouse impression". A similar child named Jimmy (who at one point McClure also calls Billy) appears in "The Meat Council Presents: 'Meat and You: Partners in Freedom'" in the episode, "Lisa the Vegetarian". He authored the book Only Turkeys Have Left Wings. This would appear to make his full name "Lenford Leonard"—but Bart addresses him as "Lenny Lenford" in the season 23 episode "At Long Last Leave".  In the short, he cuts Bart's hair not to his liking and Bart tries several ways to hide it. 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. However, Sideshow Bob, Lisa and Bart worked together to successfully foil him. He first appears in "Selma's Choice" and has appeared multiple times since. In a deleted scene of "The Dad Who Knew Too Little", his surname is revealed to be Pettigrew, but this has not been confirmed in any canonical scene. In "Worst Episode Ever" Sam is shot in the back by Moe, for trying to pay in Sacagawea dollars. In this episode her voice sounds the same as Lunchlady Doris, rather than her soft, Southern voice she had when she was first introduced. Although Judge Snyder resolves court cases, Judge Harm has mainly been used for handing down negative verdicts, such as sentencing a family member to prison. Fallout Boy also appears in a real-life comic book titled Radioactive Man, published by Bongo Comics (a comic created in part by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons). In "The Bart of War" he uses his wooden leg to have a vicious sword fight with Sideshow Mel's bone. In "Lemon of Troy", it is revealed that Luann originally came from Springfield's bitter rival, Shelbyville, but moved to Springfield early in life, presumably with her father, as her mother remained in Italy. In "Dark Knight Court", Groundskeeper Willie refers to her as "Lunchlady Dora". After Homer discovers this, he and Marge confront Apu, who caves under the guilt and vows to apologize to Manjula, who sets him a number of grueling tasks in penance.. He is a character known for bellowing "Ye-e-e-s?!" He first appeared in the second season in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". [muttering]: I do this, and I'm Jewish.").  Agnes has married four times.  While loyal to his corporate sponsors, in the season 15 episode "Co-Dependent's Day", Duffman reveals he is ashamed of betraying his Jewish heritage by doing a Nazi-esque performance at Oktoberfest ("This Reich will last a thousand beers!  He is normally featured wearing a rhinestone-encrusted leisure suit. 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