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!Celebrities

[[folder: Kent Brockman]]
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[[caption-width-right:203: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Democracy simply does not work.]]

->"Now, at the risk of being unpopular, this reporter places the blame squarely on you, the viewers!"

-->Debut: ''"Krusty Gets Busted"''

The primary reporter for the local TV News channel. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: It is revealed he changed his name from "Kenny Brockelstein" and is seen wearing a Hebrew chai necklace in "Dog of Death," but frequently attends Reverend Lovejoy's church and mentions his belief in the New Testament Literature/BookOfRevelation in "Marge on the Lam."
* DeadpanSnarker: In the vein of a typical news anchor, he makes monotone quips about everything.
* DelusionsOfLocalGrandeur: He often makes Springfield look and sound more fancy than it really is.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Most of his crew hate him. It's telling that the network's emergency card is a picture of Kent in a straitjacket.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The opening to Eye on Springfield is A) filled with beautiful women in little clothing, and B) Kent's various activities.
* {{Jerkass}}: Frequently rude and insensitive, especially to those he works with, and keeps a list on everyone in town he suspects to be gay.
* KentBrockmanNews: The TropeNamer himself. He blatantly skews reports to fit his political or personal interests, and his helicopter newsman hates him. He has been fired in mid-story at least once, quit in mid-story at least once, and always brings his personal views to a story. In "Radio Bart," he ignores the rescue of Bart from a well to cover a squirrel that looks like Abraham Lincoln (soon afterwards, the squirrel is assassinated, and a shaken Brockman pledges to "cover this (story) all night if we have to"). At one point it's implied that Brockman only covered the fall of the Berlin Wall because his infant daughter convinced him to. This is referenced in an episode wherein, at the advice of said daughter, he dedicates his entire half-hour news broadcast to a children's doll (this reporter found it hard to stop talking), and mentions only just before the fadeout that, on that same day, the president was arrested for murder.
* TheQuisling: One memorable episode where he, for one, "welcome(d) our new insect overlords".
-->"I'd like to remind [the Insect Overlords] that as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves!"

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!Celebrities

!Human Characters

[[folder: Kent Brockman]]
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Gil Gunderson]]
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[[caption-width-right:203: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Democracy simply does not work.]]

->"Now, at the risk of being unpopular, this reporter places the blame squarely on you, the viewers!"

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-->Debut: ''"Krusty Gets Busted"''

The primary reporter for the local TV News channel.
''"Realty Bites"''

Chronically unsuccessful salesman.
Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.
Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: It is revealed he changed his name from "Kenny Brockelstein" and is seen wearing a Hebrew chai necklace in "Dog of Death," but frequently attends Reverend Lovejoy's church and mentions his belief in the New Testament Literature/BookOfRevelation in "Marge on the Lam."
* DeadpanSnarker:
ADayInTheLimelight: In the vein of a typical news anchor, he makes monotone quips about everything.
episode "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II".
* DelusionsOfLocalGrandeur: He often makes Springfield look and sound more fancy than it really is.
AlliterativeName
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Most of his crew hate him. It's telling that the network's emergency card is a picture of Kent in a straitjacket.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The opening to Eye on Springfield is A) filled with beautiful women in little clothing, and B) Kent's various activities.
* {{Jerkass}}: Frequently rude and insensitive, especially to those he works with, and keeps a list on everyone in town he suspects
AscendedExtra: Ol' Gil was expected to be gay.
* KentBrockmanNews: The TropeNamer himself. He blatantly skews reports to fit his political or personal interests, and his helicopter newsman hates him. He has been fired
a one-shot character in mid-story "Realty Bites." However, Dan Castellaneta was reportedly so funny at least once, quit in mid-story at least once, and always brings his personal views to a story. In "Radio Bart," he ignores the rescue of Bart from a well to cover a squirrel that looks like Abraham Lincoln (soon afterwards, episode's table read, the squirrel is assassinated, and a shaken Brockman pledges writers wanted to "cover this (story) keep bringing the character back.
* BornUnlucky: Gil has held many different jobs,
all night if we have to"). At one point it's implied that Brockman only covered the fall of the Berlin Wall which he eventually quits because something bad happens to him. For example, being shot in his infant daughter convinced him to. This is referenced in an episode wherein, at the advice of said daughter, he dedicates his entire half-hour news broadcast to first day as a children's doll (this reporter found it hard to stop talking), and mentions only just before the fadeout that, on that same day, the president was arrested for murder.bank security guard.
* TheQuisling: One memorable episode where he, for one, "welcome(d) our new insect overlords".
-->"I'd
ButtMonkey: His only reason to exist is to fail at everything he does.
* TheChewToy: Happen to him things
like finding himself gored by bulls, shot to remind [the Insect Overlords] that death in a bank robbery, and presumably burnt to a crisp when his car explodes.
* {{Expy}}: In his original appearances, he was a parody of Shelly "The Machine" Levene from ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss''.
* StrawLoser: Say what you will about Moe or Comic Book Guy, but at least they have a steady income and a roof over their heads. Gil will never have the former, and he's lucky whenever he gets the latter. He really seems to be at the bottom of the social ladder nearly all the time.
--> '''Gil''': Oh, Ol' Gil's gonna collect big from insurance. I'll be eating ''food'' tonight!
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The writers choice to use him
as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful replacement for Lionel Hutz thanks to Phil Hartman's untimely death.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Car explode next to him, being shot, having his eyes popped out of his sockets for cash (might have survived it but the anesthetic was a 2X4) and still coming back for misery.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Gil often refers to himself
in rounding up others to toil the third person, particularly as "Ol' Gil".
* UnexplainedRecovery: Gil was shot and apparently killed in Season 19's "I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings." [[StatusQuoIsGod No explanation is given for his return/survival.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: The plot of "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II". The Simpsons let him stay
in their underground sugar caves!"house for one night, but he brought all his stuff in and made it into an extended stay. He got on the entire family's nerves, but Marge found herself unable to kick him out because she could not say "no" to him. After an entire year, Gil finally moved to Scottsdale because he got a job as a real estate agent. Marge still had to say "no" to him, so the family went to Scottsdale to talk to him. There, they discovered Gil was actually successful at this job, as everyone acclaimed him. But when Marge finally confronted Gil and shouted at him because of his being so annoying, Gil's co-workers thought was a miserable man, so he was fired.



[[folder: Krusty the Clown]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Krusty the Clown Show"''
-->Debut on the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''"The Telltale Head"''

The most famous celebrity in Springfield, due to being the host of the city's favorite children's entertainment program, ''The Krusty the Klown Show''. Born an Orthodox Jew, he was estranged from his Rabbi father due to his wanting to be a clown instead of following in his father's footsteps. Originally an optimistic fellow who just wanted to help people laugh, years in the ugly reality of showbusiness have left him grizzled, sarcastic, jaded and indifferent, striving only to make as much money as possible. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Confirmed as Jewish in the second season, despite that he once grilled pork products on an episode of his show and suffered a heart attack. Another episode had him telling a Jewish cook to keep quiet about his religious background.
* ButtMonkey: Despite being a celebrity (although how big of one he is [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]; see below), if Krusty's backstory is anything to go by, he often found himself the victims of DisproportionateRetribution and GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. Such cases include being fired for [[ComicBookTime 22 years]] just because a pair of stage shutters wouldn't open, or getting his bus pass revoked for drinking a soda.
* CatchPhrase: "Hey hey, kids!" or "Hey, hey" followed by his goofy laugh.
* CriticProof: An InUniverse example. When Krusty first debuted, the reviewers said he wouldn't last a week. More recently, he says that there's no way he could win an Emmy, since the Academy hates him. None of this stops Krusty from having a massive fanbase and hosting the number one children's show in America.
* CryLaughing: Switches between laughing and crying after he reveals he's bipolar.
* TheCynic: He's always pessimistic about everything when he's not on the air.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's this when he's not performing.
* DenserAndWackier: An InUniverse example occurs with Krusty's show. In the early '60s, Krusty started out hosting a serious political discussion show, featuring guests such as AFL-CIO chairman George Meany. Later, the show started to become sillier (Creator/RobertFrost appeared as a serious guest, but Krusty dumped a load of snow on him), until it became the full-fledged kiddie show people know and love today.
* DepravedKidsShowHost: Due to his FreudianExcuse.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud:
** "Let's just say it (Burns' film) moved me … ''TO A BIGGER HOUSE!''"
** "Uh oh, I said the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet."
* DirtyOldMan: Krusty loves pornography and has had multiple flings with much younger women. He's also sexually harassed at least one woman to the point where the courts appointed "Ms. 'No Means No'" as a new sidekick to warn him whenever he goes too far...and Krusty immediately began to hit on her.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Thanks to [[NegativeContinuity the fluid nature]] [[DependingOnTheWriter of the show]], Krusty has a weird budget and net worth. In some episodes, he's only a locally known kids' show host and he hardly has any money, and in other episodes he's a media empire on par with Creator/{{Disney}}.
* FreudianExcuse: As a child, his father, Hyman Krustofsky, who's extremely devoted to the Jewish faith and also the town rabbi, [[FantasyForbiddingFather had disapproved of young Herschel's goal to become a world-famous comedian]]. Even after making up after 25 years, he still remains a bitter individual.
* TheGamblingAddict: He has such a problem frittering away money on ridiculous bets that he makes a wager ''against'' the Harlem Globetrotters. This ends up incurring the wrath of TheMafia.
* GenreShift: In-universe
** "Bart Of Darkness" revealed that Krusty originally hosted a show on politics in the Early 60s. He regards that a step down from where he currently is.
** When he realizes that his material and persona were growing stale in "The Last Temptation of Krust," Krusty reinvents himself as a more adult orientated social-comic. He's able to find a lot of success by channelling his bitterness and cynicism into social commentary, though by episodes end he chooses the corporate sponsored lifestyle over his rebellious though not as well paying persona.
** As revealed in "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" he actually started out as a serious and well-respected stand-up comedian before his agent convinced him that cheap laughs payed more.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: An InUniverse example. Krusty is widely beloved in America, but he's also revered by the French.
* GrumpyBear: He's a grump both on and off the air when someone agitates him.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: He hates being a clown but loves the attention so much he keeps doing his act for a living.
* TheHyena: He has a ''very'' hard time staying serious during an interview with Kent Brockman; he is issued a FirstNameUltimatum.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On his better days.
* JustJokingJustification: The Simpsons look horrified when he says he can have somebody whacked if you pay him a thousand dollars, he responds with "When you give me that look, it's a joke. ".
* KnightInSourArmor: Widely adored by almost every child in Springfield, yet continues to have an apathetic outlook on life.
* TheMerch: In universe, he has merchandised ''everything'' including home pregnancy tests, legal forms and traffic signs. Most of these products are extremely shoddily made.
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. He will always choose selling out over artistic integrity.
* MonsterClown: Krusty has the uncanny ability to sometimes cause heart attacks in people with pacemakers. He even has one himself (which is why his face is so pale, though a lot of past episodes imply that his white makeup is just makeup and, in one case, can be genetically passed [[note]]in "Marge vs. the Monorail," a woman begs Krusty to look at her son. He has the same white facial skin as Krusty[[/note]]). One ''TreehouseOfHorror'' episode had him show his audience what he would look like in HD. It wasn't pretty.
* MoodSwinger: He goes from cheerful and goofy to sassy and cynical at the drop of a hat.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: An InUniverse example. ''The Krusty The Klown Show'' is enjoyed by children, but many adults like Homer also enjoy it.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: "When I'm off the clock, kids can go jump in a lake for all I care."
* NonIronicClown: Krusty is a cynical parody of this (more specifically, Bozo), yet despite his being greedy and disinterested, his merchandise being low-quality and dangerous and his show's shrinking budget, he manages to bring joy to children and we occasionally see hints that even after everything, he still loves comedy. Even if he is a hack. In a flashback to his childhood, he admitted to his rabbi father that he wanted to be a clown because "I want to make people laugh!"
* NoProductSafetyStandards: Every product he endorses. When Bart wins a legal settlement after swallowing a jagged metal Krusty-O, it's replaced with ''flesh eating bacteria''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks about the same age as Homer (who is in his late thirties) but in many episodes he talks about being show business for ''decades'' (fifty years according to a 26th season episode.)
* OldTimeyBathingSuit: He wears one in the episode "Insane Clown Poppy." Apparently for a jaded and washed up celebrity who likes to indulge in vices, he draws the line at showing off his midsection.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He will shill almost anything as long as it means a steady income. This includes his show being sponsored by the very drug he has been battling an addiction to.
* OverlyLongName: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky.
* PetTheDog: When in a good mood.
* PlagiarismInFiction: Krusty regularly plagiarizes material from other comedians.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Krusty's made millions of dollars during his career. Unfortunately, he's also found all kinds of ways to waste it: Lighting his cigarettes with everything from hundred-dollar bills to strings of pearls to copies of ''[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]]''; Eating omelets made from rare condor eggs; sending roses to [[Creator/BeaArthur Bea Arthur's]] grave even when she was still alive; buying a ruby-studded clown nose; hiring [[Creator/KennyG Kenny G]] to play for him in his elevator; buying a new house when his old one is dirty; buying pornographic magazines (which Apu says kept him in business during his first year); settling lawsuits other comedians launch when he steals their material; and gambling on everything from horse races to sporting events to operas.
* SadClown: Krusty suffers from depression and can be quite self-loathing, which he self-medicates with alcohol. It's even discussed in one episode.
-->'''Homer:''' Let's tell Krusty! That guy's hilarious!
-->'''Marge:''' I keep telling you: off-camera he's a desperately unhappy man.
* SpinoffBabies: An unusual InUniverse variant. Some clips of ''The Krusty The Klown Show'' depict it almost as a version of ''TheTonightShow'' for children.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Tends to replace the "C"s in his shows' names with "K"s, to match his stage name. It bites him in the ass when he starts the "Krusty Komedy Klassic", and realizes too late just ''[[UnfortunateImplications what]]'' the show's acronym spells. To make matters worse [[EpicFail he was live at the]] ''[[EpicFail Apollo Theatre in Harlem]]'' [[EpicFail at the time.]]
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: In "Day of the Jackanapes", his second attempt to break out into TV was in ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''. However, it backfired when the door sequence had his door unable to open, leaving him to exclaim, "The farkakt doors are stuck!"

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[[folder: Krusty the Clown]]
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Hans Moleman]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Krusty the Clown Show"''
-->Debut on the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''"The Telltale Head"''

The most famous celebrity in Springfield, due to being the host of the city's favorite children's entertainment program, ''The Krusty the Klown Show''. Born an Orthodox Jew, he was estranged from his Rabbi father due to his wanting to be a clown instead of following in his father's footsteps. Originally an optimistic fellow
''"Principal Charming"''

A dwarfish, heavily wrinkled elderly man with thick glasses and [[UnluckyExtra terrible luck]],
who just wanted to help people laugh, years repeatedly shows up in the ugly reality of showbusiness have left him grizzled, sarcastic, jaded and indifferent, striving only to make as much money as possible.series. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Confirmed as Jewish in the second season, despite that he once grilled pork products BornUnlucky: The poor man has frighteningly bad luck on an episode of his show and suffered a heart attack. Another episode had him telling a Jewish cook to keep quiet just about his religious background.
every aspect.
* ButtMonkey: Despite being a celebrity (although how big of one he is [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]]; see below), if Krusty's backstory is anything to go by, he often found himself the victims of DisproportionateRetribution and GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity. Such cases include being fired for [[ComicBookTime 22 years]] just because a pair of stage shutters wouldn't open, or getting his bus pass revoked for drinking a soda.
* CatchPhrase: "Hey hey, kids!" or "Hey, hey" followed by his goofy laugh.
* CriticProof: An InUniverse example. When Krusty first debuted, the reviewers said he wouldn't last a week. More recently, he says that there's no way he could win an Emmy, since the Academy hates him. None of this stops Krusty from having a massive fanbase and hosting the number one children's show in America.
* CryLaughing: Switches between laughing and crying after he reveals he's bipolar.
* TheCynic: He's always pessimistic about everything when he's not on the air.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's this when he's not performing.
* DenserAndWackier: An InUniverse example occurs with Krusty's show. In the early '60s, Krusty started out hosting a serious political discussion show, featuring guests such as AFL-CIO chairman George Meany. Later, the show started to become sillier (Creator/RobertFrost appeared as a serious guest, but Krusty dumped a load of snow on him), until it became the full-fledged kiddie show people know and love today.
* DepravedKidsShowHost: Due to his FreudianExcuse.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud:
** "Let's just say it (Burns' film) moved me … ''TO A BIGGER HOUSE!''"
** "Uh oh, I said the quiet part loud and the loud part quiet."
* DirtyOldMan: Krusty loves pornography and has had multiple flings with much younger women. He's also sexually harassed at least one woman to the point where the courts appointed "Ms. 'No Means No'" as a new sidekick to warn him whenever he goes too far...and Krusty immediately began to hit on her.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Thanks to [[NegativeContinuity the fluid nature]] [[DependingOnTheWriter of the show]], Krusty has a weird budget and net worth. In some episodes, he's only a locally known kids' show host and he hardly has any money, and in other episodes he's a media empire on par with Creator/{{Disney}}.
* FreudianExcuse: As a child, his father, Hyman Krustofsky, who's extremely devoted to the Jewish faith and also the town rabbi, [[FantasyForbiddingFather had disapproved of young Herschel's goal to become a world-famous comedian]]. Even after making up after 25 years, he still remains a bitter individual.
* TheGamblingAddict: He has such a problem frittering away money on ridiculous bets that he makes a wager ''against'' the Harlem Globetrotters. This ends up incurring the wrath of TheMafia.
* GenreShift: In-universe
** "Bart Of Darkness" revealed that Krusty originally hosted a show on politics in the Early 60s. He regards that a step down from where he currently is.
** When he realizes that his material and persona were growing stale in "The Last Temptation of Krust," Krusty reinvents himself as a more adult orientated social-comic. He's able to find a lot of success by channelling his bitterness and cynicism into social commentary, though by episodes end he chooses the corporate sponsored lifestyle over his rebellious though not as well paying persona.
** As revealed in "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" he actually started out as a serious and well-respected stand-up comedian before his agent convinced him that cheap laughs payed more.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: An InUniverse example. Krusty is widely beloved in America, but he's also revered by the French.
* GrumpyBear: He's a grump both on and off the air when someone agitates him.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: He hates being a clown but loves the attention so much he keeps doing his act for a living.
* TheHyena: He has a ''very'' hard time staying serious during an interview with Kent Brockman; he is issued a FirstNameUltimatum.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: On his better days.
* JustJokingJustification: The Simpsons look horrified when he says he can have somebody whacked if you pay him a thousand dollars, he responds with "When you give me that look, it's a joke. ".
* KnightInSourArmor: Widely adored by almost every child in Springfield, yet continues to have an apathetic outlook on life.
* TheMerch: In universe, he has merchandised ''everything'' including home pregnancy tests, legal forms and traffic signs. Most of these products are extremely shoddily made.
* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. He will always choose selling out over artistic integrity.
* MonsterClown: Krusty has the uncanny ability to sometimes cause heart attacks in people with pacemakers. He even has one himself (which is why his face is so pale, though a lot of past episodes imply that his white makeup is just makeup and, in one case, can be genetically passed [[note]]in "Marge vs. the Monorail," a woman begs Krusty to look at her son. He has the same white facial skin as Krusty[[/note]]).
One ''TreehouseOfHorror'' episode had him show his audience what he would look like in HD. It wasn't pretty.
* MoodSwinger: He goes from cheerful and goofy to sassy and cynical at the drop
of a hat.
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: An InUniverse example. ''The Krusty The Klown Show'' is enjoyed by children, but many adults like Homer also enjoy it.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: "When I'm off the clock, kids can go jump in a lake for all I care."
* NonIronicClown: Krusty is a cynical parody of this (more specifically, Bozo), yet despite his being greedy and disinterested, his merchandise being low-quality and dangerous and his show's shrinking budget, he manages to bring joy to children and we occasionally see hints that even after everything, he still loves comedy. Even if he is a hack. In a flashback to his childhood, he admitted to his rabbi father that he wanted to be a clown because "I want to make people laugh!"
* NoProductSafetyStandards: Every product he endorses. When Bart wins a legal settlement after swallowing a jagged metal Krusty-O, it's replaced with ''flesh eating bacteria''.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks about the same age as Homer (who is in his late thirties) but in many episodes he talks about being show business for ''decades'' (fifty years according to a 26th season episode.)
* OldTimeyBathingSuit: He wears one in the episode "Insane Clown Poppy." Apparently for a jaded and washed up celebrity who likes to indulge in vices, he draws the line at showing off his midsection.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He will shill almost anything as long as it means a steady income. This includes his show being sponsored by the very drug he has been battling an addiction to.
* OverlyLongName: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky.
* PetTheDog: When in a good mood.
* PlagiarismInFiction: Krusty regularly plagiarizes material from other comedians.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Krusty's made millions of dollars during his career. Unfortunately, he's also found all kinds of ways to waste it: Lighting his cigarettes with everything from hundred-dollar bills to strings of pearls to copies of ''[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Action Comics #1]]''; Eating omelets made from rare condor eggs; sending roses to [[Creator/BeaArthur Bea Arthur's]] grave even when she was still alive; buying a ruby-studded clown nose; hiring [[Creator/KennyG Kenny G]] to play for him in his elevator; buying a new house when his old one is dirty; buying pornographic magazines (which Apu says kept him in business during his first year); settling lawsuits other comedians launch when he steals their material; and gambling on everything from horse races to sporting events to operas.
* SadClown: Krusty suffers from depression and can be quite self-loathing, which he self-medicates with alcohol. It's even discussed in one episode.
-->'''Homer:''' Let's tell Krusty! That guy's hilarious!
-->'''Marge:''' I keep telling you: off-camera he's a desperately unhappy man.
* SpinoffBabies: An unusual InUniverse variant. Some clips of ''The Krusty The Klown Show'' depict it almost as a version of ''TheTonightShow'' for children.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Tends to replace the "C"s in his shows' names with "K"s, to match his stage name. It bites him in the ass when he starts the "Krusty Komedy Klassic", and realizes too late just ''[[UnfortunateImplications what]]''
the show's acronym spells. To make matters worse [[EpicFail biggest.
* TheChewToy: He gets killed or injured in nearly every episode just for laughs.
* CoolOldGuy: Hans Moleman once had an affair with Lars Ulrich's grandmother, and because of this the members of Music/{{Metallica}} highly respect him. "Walking Big & Tall" revealed that
he was live at the]] ''[[EpicFail Apollo Theatre in Harlem]]'' [[EpicFail at the time.]]
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: In "Day
Mayor of the Jackanapes", his second attempt to break out into TV was in ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''. However, it backfired Springfield when he was younger, serving at least four terms and balancing the door sequence budget eight times.
* GroinAttack: His short film, ''Man Getting Hit by Football'', is about... well, take a guess.
* IronButtMonkey: UpToEleven.
* OffModel: The early episodes done in traditional cel animation
had his door unable to open, leaving him to exclaim, Moleman's skin as either yellow or brown, depending on episode ("Duffless," and "Homer's Triple Bypass" had brown-skin Moleman; "The farkakt doors are stuck!"Springfield Files," "Principal Charming," and "Bart of Darkness" had yellow-skin Moleman). The later episodes done in digital ink and paint (including the high-definition episodes) have him with yellow skin.
* SwordCane: "You call that a knife? ''[[{{BFS}} This]]'' is a knife. [[ButtMonkey Whoooa, down I go.]]"
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Hans has been killed on-screen a dozen plus times in various ways, from being run off the road and crashing into the birthplace of Norman Vincent Peale, to being executed in Springfield Jail on what's implied to be a shoddy legal basis, to Mr. Burns confusing him for Lucky the Leprechaun and taking a power drill to his skull in order to "get his Lucky Charms".
* UnexplainedRecovery: He's died many times, yet he still returns.
* UnluckyExtra: If an episode needs a random person getting hurt or screwed, expect Hans to be on the scene.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In season four's "Duffless," Moleman reveals that he's 31 years old, despite looking like an old man. The reason: [[spoiler:Moleman's an alcoholic]]. Thanks to CanonDiscontinuity, Moleman's age has been projected to be at least in the ballpark of 80 and above (although one episode still hinted at the younger than they look trope when Moleman was doing a wheelbarrow race with his Dad at the Springfield Retirement Castle).



[[folder: Melvin Van Horne (Sideshow Mel)]]
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[[caption-width-right:152: I shall make this into my SCREENSAVER!]]

-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"''

Krusty's sidekick on his TV show, a replacement for Sideshow Bob (who was arrested after attempting to framed Krusty the Clown by Arm robbing at the Kwik-E-Mart), Melvin Van Horne plays the part of an inarticulate caveman on stage, but is actually a very refined, dignified intellectual in his private life. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* BeehiveHairdo: Less extreme than Marge Simpson's, but bright green with a bone through the middle. Apparently his natural hairstyle.
* BrokenAce: Despite having achieved success as an entertainer, he feels like a jaded sellout, and urges Lisa not to go down his path.
* ButtMonkey: He gets his moments, mainly with Krusty and the Krusty show. He doesn't learn to give up and stop looking for the good things in life, though.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Like Sideshow Bob before him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Whenever he's playing StraightMan to Krusty.
* GoodCounterpart: He shares some similarities to Sideshow Bob, but he's much more pleasant.
* GreekChorus: He frequently serves as the spokesperson for the opinion of a crowd of people.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Went to Cornell.
* LargeHam: When not in character on the Krusty show, Mel speaks in a grandiose English/Shakespearean accent and owns many poodles.
--> '''Sideshow Mel:''' I'll see to it that Mr. Burns suffers the ''infernal machinations'' of ''Hell's grim tyrant!''
* NiceGuy: At least until you give him a sandwich with cheese in it, triggering his lactose intolerance.
* ReplacementScrappy: He's apparently one of these in-universe, as revealed in "Black Widower" when Krusty reunites with Sideshow Bob during a telethon:
--> '''Krusty:''' That jerk I got to replace you, he isn't fit to hold your slide whistle.
--> '''Sideshow Mel:''' [''watching at home, visibly hurt''] All I can be is myself.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* StockFemurBone: Mel perpetually wears a bone in his hair which may or may not be permanently affixed.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He was hired to replace Sideshow Bob [[spoiler: After he got arrested from framing Krusty by arm robbing the Kwik-E-Mart]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: Frrrequently.
* TheVoiceless: When he first showed up in Season 2, he only communicated with his slide whistle. He starts speaking in Season 3, with his first voice-over being triumphantly singing in "Radio Bart".
* WalkingShirtlessScene: And pants-less too!

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-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"''

Krusty's sidekick on his TV show, a replacement for Sideshow Bob (who was arrested after attempting to framed Krusty the Clown by Arm robbing at the Kwik-E-Mart), Melvin Van Horne plays the part of an inarticulate caveman on stage, but is actually a very refined, dignified intellectual in his private life.
''"Old Money"''

Local mad scientist and nerdy genius.
Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

Creator/HankAzaria.

* BeehiveHairdo: Less extreme than Marge Simpson's, but bright green ADayInTheLimelight: In episode 13 of Season 27 where uses science to turn himself into a ChickMagnet.
* BunglingInventor: Several of his inventions have malfunctioned,
with a bone through {{hilari|tyEnsues}}ous results.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Sometimes Professor Frink's inventions malfunction, and other times they work perfectly well, depending on
the middle. Apparently his natural hairstyle.
* BrokenAce: Despite having achieved success as an entertainer,
needs of the plot. The self-tapping dance shoes he feels like a jaded sellout, and urges invented for Lisa not to go down ended up going out of control, but the auto-dialling machine that Homer used in his path.
electric panhandling scheme worked just fine.
* ButtMonkey: He gets his moments, mainly with Krusty {{Expy}}: Of JerryLewis' character in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', to the point where the real Jerry Lewis voiced Frink's father, John Frink Sr., in the "Treehouse of Horror XIV" story "Frinkenstein".
* HollywoodNerd
* JewishAndNerdy: Although he has appeared in Reverend Lovejoy's church on at least one occasion.
* MadScientist
* NiceGuy: Although he can be awkward
and the Krusty show. He doesn't learn to give up and stop looking for the good things in life, though.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Like Sideshow Bob before him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Whenever
harsh at times, he's playing StraightMan to Krusty.
* GoodCounterpart: He shares some similarities to Sideshow Bob, but he's much
usually one of the more pleasant.
decent people in the cast underneath it, trying to salve Lisa's feelings in ''Last Tap Dance in Springfield'' and supporting her research in ''Bye Bye Nerdie''.
* GreekChorus: He frequently serves OddFriendship: Professor Frink has frequent contact with Lisa Simpson better than the rest of the Simpsons family because she is more interested in science and makes more frequent visits to places such as the spokesperson for Natural History Museum and the opinion of a crowd of people.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Went to Cornell.
* LargeHam: When not in character on the Krusty show, Mel speaks in a grandiose English/Shakespearean accent and owns many poodles.
Observatory.
--> '''Sideshow Mel:''' I'll see to it * OpaqueNerdGlasses: He is almost never seen without his glasses and has only taken them off once.
* TheProfessor: It's mentioned
that Mr. Burns suffers the ''infernal machinations'' of ''Hell's grim tyrant!''
* NiceGuy: At least until you give him a sandwich with cheese in it, triggering his lactose intolerance.
* ReplacementScrappy: He's apparently
he is one of these in-universe, as revealed in "Black Widower" when Krusty reunites with Sideshow Bob during Springfield's most renowned scientific minds (has an IQ of more than 190), he discovered the element Frinkonium, discovered and cured Frink's disease and created the 8 month after pill.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Has
a telethon:
--> '''Krusty:''' That jerk I got
young son who looks similar to replace you, he isn't fit to hold your slide whistle.
--> '''Sideshow Mel:''' [''watching at home, visibly hurt''] All I can be is myself.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* StockFemurBone: Mel perpetually wears a bone in his hair which may or may not be permanently affixed.
him.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He was hired to replace Sideshow Bob [[spoiler: After he got arrested from framing Krusty by arm robbing the Kwik-E-Mart]].
* TrrrillingRrrs: Frrrequently.
* TheVoiceless: When he first showed up in Season 2, he only communicated with his slide whistle. He starts speaking in Season 3, with his first voice-over being triumphantly singing in "Radio Bart".
* WalkingShirtlessScene: And pants-less too!
VerbalTic: The "Frink noise".



[[folder: Rainier Wolfcastle]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Way We Was"''

A German who moved to Springfield and became an action movie star, Rainier Wolfcastle is legendary for the over-the-top nature of his movies and his bad acting. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* TheAhnold: Of the man the trope is named after no less. He is one of the best known examples and currently the image on the trope page.
* BadBadActing and CannotTellAJoke: One of the [=McBain=] movies was a stand-up movie where he tells lame jokes and attacks hecklers with a machine gun and a grenade.
* BondOneLiner: Is fond of these both in his movies and in person.
* CatchPhrase: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Mendoooozaa!!]]
* CommieNazis: TropeNamer.
* DullSurprise: In universe example. Outside of anger, he barely shows any emotion. When his partner's dying in the [=McBain=] movie, he responds to him asking his name in the most bored tone possible.
* DumbMuscle: Upon being told his shoes were untied, he bent down to look. It took him hours of staring at his feet to realise he was wearing ''loafers''.
* MoreDakka: How [=McBain=] solves all his problems. And possibly Wolfcastle as well, given his reaction to a man insulting him is to threaten him with an assault rifle.
* PetTheDog: In "King of the Hill", Rainier Wolfcastle becomes Homer's personal fitness coach seemingly out of kindness. Two months later, Homer is a lot more physically fit than he was before.
* ShowWithinAShow: Type II. A [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/216daf534a/mcbain-the-full-movie hilariously well-hidden example]] that spoofs hardboiled CowboyCop and '80s action flicks.
* WeightWoe: In one episode he claimed he was gaining weight for a movie about a fat secret agent, but in a later episode he's at the same fat camp as Bart was in ''The Heartbroke Kid''.

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-->Debut: ''"The Way We Was"''

A German who moved
''"$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Springfield Stop Worrying and became an action movie star, Rainier Wolfcastle is legendary for the over-the-top nature of his movies and his bad acting. Love Legalized Gambling)"''

A wealthy businessman originally from Texas.
Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* TheAhnold: Of the man the trope is named after no less. He is one of the best known examples and currently the image on the trope page.
* BadBadActing and CannotTellAJoke: One of the [=McBain=] movies was a stand-up movie where he tells lame jokes and attacks hecklers with a machine gun and a grenade.
* BondOneLiner: Is fond of these both in his movies and in person.
Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* CatchPhrase: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Mendoooozaa!!]]
Yeeeeahaw!
* CommieNazis: TropeNamer.
* DullSurprise: In universe example. Outside of anger, he barely shows any emotion. When
CorruptCorporateExecutive: He once owned a logging company and once attempted to cut down Springfield's tallest Redwood tree, until his partner's dying in company was destroyed by the [=McBain=] movie, he responds gigantic tree after it slid down a hill.
-->"Goldarn! I worked hard
to him asking ill-get those gains."
* CorruptHick: He has frequently been shown as a doing anything for money, yet does have a good side (he does love
his gay son).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Subverted. Rich Texan is his ''[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep actual name]]''. He even has a teenaged daughter named [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Paris Texan]]. (It helps that "Rich" as a
name in is short for "Richard".)
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: He fits
the most bored tone possible.
"fat", "southerner", and "in a white (or, at least, light tan) suit" elements of the trope, though he isn't commonly shown to be sweaty or gluttonous. He is very rich and occasionally somewhat shady.
* DumbMuscle: Upon being told GunsAkimbo: He holds two guns at once.
* {{Jerkass}}: Considering he ruined Lisa's entry in a contest and gave her a "Last Place" ribbon before Homer as "Pie Man" stopped him, Rich Texan qualifies.
* PetTheDog:
** He thanks Marge on one occasion when she stops him, Mr Burns, Moe and Snake from almost killing one another over the gold, and gives her a big hug before going to volunteer to build an orphanage.
** Also dearly loves
his shoes were untied, gay grandson despite his otherwise crazy values.
** He also gave Homer his lucky hat ("I wore it the day Kennedy was shot, and it's always brought me luck!")
* RecklessGunUsage: Richard always carried two revolvers, and
he bent down had a common habit of pulling them out and firing them into the air while yelling, "Yee-haw!" whenever he is happy or excited. He has been to look. It took jail at least once when one of his stray bullets hit a Texas Ranger and the police made him hours switch to blanks
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: In one
of staring at his feet to realise the first episodes he appeared in, he was wearing ''loafers''.
representing a group of oil tycoons who make foolish purchases. Some of their past "investments" included a stained-glass bathrobe, and the world's fattest racehorse.
* MoreDakka: How [=McBain=] solves all his problems. And possibly Wolfcastle as well, given his reaction to a man insulting him is to threaten him StrawmanPolitical: Along with an assault rifle.
* PetTheDog: In "King of
post-{{Flanderization}} Ned, he serves as the Hill", Rainier Wolfcastle becomes Homer's personal fitness coach seemingly out of kindness. Two months later, Homer is a lot more physically fit than he was before.
* ShowWithinAShow: Type II. A [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/216daf534a/mcbain-the-full-movie hilariously well-hidden example]] that spoofs hardboiled CowboyCop and '80s action flicks.
* WeightWoe: In one episode he claimed he was gaining weight
show's primary target for a movie about a fat secret agent, but in a later episode he's {{Take That}}s directed at the same fat camp as Bart was in ''The Heartbroke Kid''.Republicans/conservatives. Unlike Ned he retains some sympathetic qualities.



[[folder: Troy [=McClure=]]]
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[[caption-width-right:160: You might remember me from such character pages as this one!]]

-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"''
-->Final Episode: ''"Bart the Mother"''

An aging actor who starred in an incredibly wide variety of B-movies, short-lived TV shows, and other projects (like telethons, funerals, medical education films, infomercials, self-help videos, TV retrospectives, Broadway shows, and automated welcome messages for museums, airports, and Nordstrom department store), who frequently reminds people of the works he's been in and clings to his stardom. Voiced by Creator/PhilHartman.

* ADayInTheLimelight: "A Fish Called Selma", which explores his tarnished career, and features his attempts at a comeback by dating Selma.
* TheAlcoholic: A severe one, according to "Bart's Inner Child". He used to be a fifty-a-day man.
-->'''Troy''': "Sweet liquor eases the pain."
* BestialityIsDepraved: His career was killed after rumors spread that he does "weird things" to fish, including an indecent act he did at the local aquarium. His fish fetish is so bad, he brings a new, disgusting meaning to the phrase, "sleeping with the fishes."
* BlindWithoutEm: Pretty much blind without his glasses, but he refuses to wear them.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: All of Hartman's characters were retired after his death, as production thought it would be in poor taste to simply replace him (the fact that his children would be watching was often cited). On very rare occasions, they will turn up in the background, though.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He was willing to use Selma, a lonely spinster to return to stardom, but decides he can't have a kid just for fame, and humbly accepts Selma's goodbye.
* HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example. Troy's career problems are implied to stem from his addictions, his poor choice of acting roles, and (of course) the fish thing. On the rare occasions when he gets a genuinely good role, such as playing the lead in ''Planet Of The Apes: The Musical'', he hits it out of the park.
* TheLongList: Has been in a lot of films, TV shows, infomercials, tele-phons, public service announcements, and stage productions throughout his career.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Troy [=McClure=]! You may remember me from such ''[genre he's currently appearing in]''s as ''[title X]'' and ''[title Y]''." A few episodes play with this:
** In "Das Bus", he only appears in-character on a TV movie based on [[Literature/TheBible the story of Noah's Ark]]. When Marge tells the family to get to bed, Lisa had this line:
--->'''Lisa:''' You let us stay up to watch Troy [=McClure=] in such other bible epics as ''David vs. Super-Goliath'' and ''Suddenly Last Supper''.
** In "Treehouse of Horror IX", he was supposed to host a special on executions. When he was replaced with guest star Ed [=McMahon=] after Hartman died, we get this greeting:
--->'''[=McMahon=]:''' Hi, I'm Ed [=McMahon=]! Tonight on {{Fox}}, from the producers of ''When Skirts Fall Off'' and ''Secrets of National Security Revealed'', it's ''World's Deadliest Executions''!
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: As an actor, a number of his appearances are simply different projects he's done.
* PetTheDog: While his first date with Selma was just a bribe to get her to pass his eye exam at the DMV, when she is reprimanded for smoking in a restaurant, he lights up a cigar so he won't feel embarrassed.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: His best years in cinema are long behind him, to the extent that his agent didn't contact him for twelve years.

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-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa ''"The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"''

-->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

* AscendedExtra: The TV executive that appears in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
and "Girly Edition" behaves, sounds and looks (only with a different hair color) just like her, but she wasn't formally introduced and named until "They Saved Lisa's Brain". Though it's unclear whether the 8th Commandment"''
-->Final Episode: ''"Bart
[=OmniTouch=] representative from "Make Room For Lisa", airing shortly before "They Saved Lisa's Brain", is also Naegle.
* TheAlcoholic: Was seen in Alcholics Anonymous on "Days of Wine and D'Oh-ses".
* BlondRepublicanSexKitten: In many episodes, though in "E Pluribus Wiggum", she was shown as a Democrat.
* ChildrenAreAWaste: Lindsey, outraged at paying high damages for a particular riot that
the Mother"''

An aging actor who starred in
youth have caused, formed an incredibly wide variety of B-movies, short-lived TV shows, anti-youth group named SSCCATAGAPP (Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples And Teens And Gays Against Parasitic Parents), and other projects (like telethons, funerals, medical education films, infomercials, self-help videos, TV retrospectives, Broadway shows, and automated welcome messages for museums, airports, and Nordstrom department store), who frequently reminds people lobbied to deprive Springfield of the works he's been in and clings to his stardom. Voiced by Creator/PhilHartman.

* ADayInTheLimelight: "A Fish Called Selma", which explores his tarnished career, and features his attempts at a comeback by dating Selma.
all child-friendly things.
* TheAlcoholic: A severe one, CorruptCorporateExecutive: She is a stereotypical upper management executive, and her ventures almost always promote the business buzzword “synergy”.
* {{Expy}}: She's similar to Charlotte Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' as a workaholic female executive played by Tress [=MacNeille=], although Lindsey's much less family-friendly.
* {{Foil}}: To Marge ("Occupation"? ...hrrmmm...Homemaker.) Simpson. While Marge comes across quaint and out-of-date, even
according to "Bart's Inner Child". He used to be a fifty-a-day man.
-->'''Troy''': "Sweet liquor eases the pain."
* BestialityIsDepraved: His career was killed after rumors spread that he does "weird things" to fish, including an indecent act he did at the local aquarium. His fish fetish is so bad, he brings a new, disgusting meaning to the phrase, "sleeping
Groening himself, Naegel epitomizes everything wrong with the fishes."
* BlindWithoutEm: Pretty much blind without his glasses, but he refuses to wear them.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: All of Hartman's characters were retired after his death, as production thought it would be in poor taste to simply replace him (the fact that his
late eighties/early nineties businesswoman: androgynous hair, shoulderpads, a patronizing attitude and an utter disdain for children would be watching was often cited). On very rare occasions, they will turn up in the background, though.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He was willing to use Selma, a lonely spinster to return to stardom, but decides he can't have a kid just for fame,
and humbly accepts Selma's goodbye.
families in general.
* HeReallyCanAct: An InUniverse example. Troy's career problems are implied {{Jerkass}}: Lindsey tends to stem from his addictions, his poor choice of acting roles, and (of course) the fish thing. On the rare occasions when he gets a genuinely good role, such as playing the lead in ''Planet Of The Apes: The Musical'', he hits it out of the park.
* TheLongList: Has been in a lot of films, TV shows, infomercials, tele-phons, public service announcements, and stage productions throughout his career.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Troy [=McClure=]! You may remember me from such ''[genre he's currently appearing in]''s as ''[title X]'' and ''[title Y]''." A few episodes play with this:
** In "Das Bus", he only appears in-character on a TV movie based on [[Literature/TheBible the story of Noah's Ark]]. When Marge tells the family to get to bed, Lisa had this line:
--->'''Lisa:''' You let us stay up to watch Troy [=McClure=] in such other bible epics as ''David vs. Super-Goliath'' and ''Suddenly Last Supper''.
** In "Treehouse of Horror IX", he was supposed to host a special on executions. When he was replaced with guest star Ed [=McMahon=] after Hartman died, we get this greeting:
--->'''[=McMahon=]:''' Hi, I'm Ed [=McMahon=]! Tonight on {{Fox}}, from the producers of ''When Skirts Fall Off'' and ''Secrets of National Security Revealed'', it's ''World's Deadliest Executions''!
flatly admit things that might be considered insensitive.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: As an actor, Lindsey has popped up in several capacities, seemingly working at a number of his appearances are simply different projects he's done.
* PetTheDog: While his first date
job every time she appears. Job titles have included the aforementioned network executive, as well as marketing researcher, financial planner (making a point that she wasn’t a financial consultant), public relations consultant, venture capitalist, advertising executive, cell phone company exec. and executive with Selma was just a bribe to get her to pass his eye exam at the DMV, when she is reprimanded for smoking in a restaurant, he lights up a cigar so he won't feel embarrassed.
Child Development Group.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: His best years in cinema are long behind him, to NoodleIncident: On the extent season 13 episode "Blame It On Lisa," Lindsay Naegle reveals that his agent didn't contact him for twelve years.she's a sexual predator, which is why she has a different job every episode. Just ''how'' did Lindsay Naegle become a sexual predator? Who was/were the victim(s)? [[FridgeHorror Were minors involved]]? Was the news of her indictment as seen on "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly" connected with this?
* RichBitch: More bitchy than rich but most of her job are well payed one.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Omni Touch employee from "Make Room For Lisa" behaves like she does, but looks different. See AscendedExtra above; it apparently took the writers awhile to establish the Jerkass Female Businesswoman as an official character.



[[folder: Drederick Tatum]]
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[[caption-width-right:240: I got nothing against him, but I'm definitely gonna make orphans of his children.]]

-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"''

A Mike Tyson-esque boxer, complete with a Don King-esque promoter named Lucius Sweet. Was from Springfield, and hated it. He stated in an interview that, "If you ever see me back in Springfield, you know I fucked up bad."[[note]]"fucked" was bleeped out[[/note]] Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* ArtEvolution: In Tatum's first few appearances he looked a lot different than he does now. (E.g. he had no beard, a more snout-ish nose (like Chief Wiggum) and his hair was more flat.)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do NOT make him angry. Apparently the reason he was incarcerated was because he pushed his own mother down the stairs. We don't know why he did it, though when asked if he regretted doing so he confirmed that if he could do it all over again, "[He] would certainly reconsider it." Then he said he will make orphans of Homer's children.
* GeniusBruiser: Despite his career as a professional boxer, he's shown to be rather intelligent and supportive of science.
* GentleGiant: He's very calm and level-headed in person.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is a direct parody of Mike Tyson, right down to his violent criminal record, high-pitched, lisping voice and his mansion full of exotic animals.
** As mentioned above, he even has a Don King-esque promoter named Lucius Sweet (who was also Moe's promoter back when Moe was into boxing). Sweet was voiced by Paul Winfield, who played the real Don King in a 1995 Tyson biopic.
* ScaryBlackMan: The guy's main selling point.
* TookALevelInKindness: Easily provoked but he doesn't have the same maliciousness that he had in his first episode.

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-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"''

A Mike Tyson-esque boxer, complete with a Don King-esque promoter named Lucius Sweet. Was from Springfield, and hated it. He stated in an interview that, "If you ever see me back in Springfield, you know I fucked up bad."[[note]]"fucked" was bleeped out[[/note]]
''"Bart After Dark"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

by: Creator/TressMacNeille

* ArtEvolution: In Tatum's first few appearances he looked AsianRudeness: She is very aggressive toward anyone whom she deems a lot different than he does now. (E.g. he had no beard, threat to her business.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: She has
a more snout-ish nose (like Chief Wiggum) and his hair was more flat.)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do NOT make him angry. Apparently the reason he was incarcerated was because he pushed his own mother down the stairs. We don't know why he did it,
strong Asian accent even though she grew up in Springfield.
* CatchPhrase: She's "number one on the west side".
* FlatCharacter: She has no personality besides her business work.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cookie went to Camp Land-A-Man with Marge
when asked if he regretted doing so he confirmed that if he could do it all over again, "[He] would certainly reconsider it." Then he said he will make orphans of Homer's children.
* GeniusBruiser: Despite his career as a professional boxer, he's shown to be rather intelligent and supportive of science.
* GentleGiant: He's very calm and level-headed in person.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He is a direct parody of Mike Tyson, right down to his violent criminal record, high-pitched, lisping voice and his mansion full of exotic animals.
** As mentioned above, he even has a Don King-esque promoter named Lucius Sweet (who
she was also Moe's promoter back when Moe was into boxing). Sweet was voiced by Paul Winfield, who played the real Don King in a 1995 Tyson biopic.
* ScaryBlackMan: The guy's main selling point.
* TookALevelInKindness: Easily provoked
child. Marge had arranged a date with Homer, but he doesn't have didn't appear, so Marge went out of the same maliciousness camp. Cookie told everyone at the camp about it and that he had in his first episode.Marge was pregnant.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She has a cousin, Nookie, identical to her.



[[folder: Roger Meyers, Jr.]]
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-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"''

Owner of Itchy and Scratchy Studios, the makers of ''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'' son of its founder Roger Meyers Sr. Voiced by Alex Rocco.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: His last name is Meyers and works in entertainment. It becomes weird since his father produced a controversial cartoon called ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice Nazi Superman are Our Superiors]]''.
* BadBoss: He treats his employees almost as badly as he treats concerned parents.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He produces extremely violent cartoons, without regard for their psychological effect on children.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes no speaking appearances after Season 8.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yes. The man's default mode appears to be contempt. When Marge wrote a concerned letter,he responded with a nasty letter, and then retaliates with a cartoon making fun of her.
* PetTheDog: Subverted. He celebrates Christmas by rescuing animals from the pound, then forcing poor families to take care of them.

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Disco Stu]]
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-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"''

Owner
''"Two Bad Neighbors"''

The owner
of Itchy Stu's Disco and Scratchy Studios, the makers a huge fan of ''The Itchy and Scratchy Show'' son of its founder Roger Meyers Sr. Disco music. Voiced by Alex Rocco.

Creator/HankAzaria.

* AmbiguouslyJewish: His last name is Meyers AscendedExtra: Originally appeared as a punchline to the fact that Homer's old jacket said "Disco Stu" when it should have said "Disco Stud", he has since become one of the show's most memorable characters.
* DiscoDan: A very famous example. No matter what year it is, Disco Stu dresses
and works acts like it's 1978.
* FlatCharacter: Every shot of him is relative only to his obsession for disco. Stop.
* HiddenDepths: In the episode "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" Disco Stu admits that he knows disco is dead and that he doesn't even like it anymore.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently had a brief marriage with Selma.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's already
in entertainment. It his 40s, but can still qualify to be in his late 20s.
* RaisedCatholic: He got his wedding with Selma annulled by the pope.
* RefugeeFromTime: As real time passes, it
becomes weird since his father produced a controversial cartoon called ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice Nazi Superman are Our Superiors]]''.
* BadBoss: He treats his employees almost as badly as he treats concerned parents.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He produces extremely violent cartoons, without regard for their psychological effect on children.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes no speaking appearances after Season 8.
* {{Jerkass}}: Oh yes. The man's default mode appears to be contempt. When Marge wrote a concerned letter,he responded with a nasty letter,
more and then retaliates with a cartoon making fun more of her.
a stretch that he was old enough to appreciate Disco music during its heyday.
* PetTheDog: Subverted. He celebrates Christmas by rescuing animals from ThirdPersonPerson: Disco Stu frequently refers to himself in the pound, then forcing poor families to take care of them.third person.
-->'''Disco Stu''': Disco Stu likes disco music!



[[folder: Chespirito (Bumblebee Man)]]
-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie"''

A Latino entertainer for Channel Ocho. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Whether in his show or in life, the poor guy keeps suffering from AmusingInjuries.
* CaptainErsatz : Of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado''.
* CatchPhrase: "Ay ay ay!"
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: "Bart Gets Famous" reveals that he actually speaks perfect English with an English accent, and that the whole Spanish part of his character is just an act.
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!...''(In his normal voice)'' Ugh, I'm sorry, I'm just not comfortable with this Ethan. ''(Removes prop lobster from his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' What's the matter, love?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' It's just the same old tired gags, isn't it? I mean, let's give the audience some credit!
-->'''Ethan:''' How about a giant mousetrap?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' I love it! ''(A giant mousetrap prop is clamped to his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' Action!
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' ''(Back to his Spanish voice)'' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!

to:

[[folder: Chespirito (Bumblebee Man)]]
Barry "Duffman" Duffman]]
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-->Debut: ''"Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie"''

A Latino entertainer
''"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"''

Duffman is the mascot and spokesman
for Channel Ocho.Duff Brewing Company. He is an athletic and charismatic figure who is seldom seen without his signature uniform consisting of tights, cape, and a utility belt that holds cans of Duff. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Whether in BiTheWay: In some episodes Duffman is shown to be gay, but one of his show or in life, first appearances it's revealed that he lied to a buxom blonde bartender to get her to sleep with him. He also mentions having two kids and when he was shot by Frank Grimes Jr. he said "I love you, Doris" before losing consciousness. Much like Milhouse, the poor guy keeps suffering from AmusingInjuries.
* CaptainErsatz : Of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado''.
writers can't seem to decide whether Duffman is straight, gay, or bi, though given that Duffman is a character played by multiple actors, the answer could very well be "all of the above".
* CatchPhrase: "Ay ay ay!"
"Oh yeah!" usually accompanied by a hip thrust.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: "Bart Gets Famous" reveals {{Expy}}: Duffman is based on Bud Man, an old mascot and spokesman for Budweiser.
* InformedJudaism: Mentions
that he actually speaks perfect English with an English accent, and that is Jewish in one episode.
* LargeHam: "OH YEAH!"
* LegacyCharacter: There are multiple actors who play Duffman, including one who died. As he said, "Duffman can never die... Only
the whole Spanish part actors who play him! Oh yeah!" In one scene, there's three or four of his character is just an act.
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!...''(In his normal voice)'' Ugh, I'm sorry, I'm just not comfortable with this Ethan. ''(Removes prop lobster from his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' What's the matter, love?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' It's just
them in the same old tired gags, isn't it? I mean, let's give room.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His voice and attitude resemble that of professional wrestler "Macho Man" Wrestling/RandySavage.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Duffman is generally known for his overly enthusiastic speech in which he refers to himself in
the audience some credit!
-->'''Ethan:''' How about a giant mousetrap?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' I love it! ''(A giant mousetrap prop is clamped to his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' Action!
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' ''(Back to his Spanish voice)'' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!
third person.



[[folder: Captain Lance Murdock]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Daredevil"''

A daredevil performer who does death-defying stunts. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* CaptainErsatz: Of Evel Knievel.
* MadeOfIron: He's broken every bone in his body throughout his career.

to:

[[folder: Captain Lance Murdock]]
The Yes Guy (Frank Nelson-Type)]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart ''"Mayored to the Daredevil"''

A daredevil performer who does death-defying stunts.
Mob"''

An eccentric Springfield worker.
Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* CaptainErsatz: Of Evel Knievel.
CatchPhrase: "EEE-Yeeeeeeeeesssss?"
* MadeOfIron: He's broken every bone LargeHam: He talks the way he does because he had a stroke.
* NiceGuy: Is unflinchingly courteous and helpful.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: As you might guess, he's based upon actor Frank Nelson
in his body throughout his career.appearances on ''The Jack Benny Show'', ''Series/ILoveLucy'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.



[[folder: Bill and Marty]]
The [=DJ=] duo for Springfield's KBBL station. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta and Creator/HarryShearer.

* DumbassDJ: Marty especially. He keeps playing "The Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett on days like Valentine's Day and Bill refers to him as dead weight when he makes an awful pun.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're never seen apart from one another.

to:

[[folder: Bill and Marty]]
The [=DJ=] duo for Springfield's KBBL station.
Bleeding Gums Murphy]]
-->Debut: ''"Moaning Lisa"''

A blues musician in Springfield.
Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta and Creator/HarryShearer.

Ron Taylor.

* DumbassDJ: Marty especially. He keeps playing "The Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett on days like Valentine's Day and Bill refers BackForTheDead: In "'Round Springfield".
* KilledOffForReal: Died in his second appearance.
* {{Mentor|s}}: To Lisa.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears several similarities
to him as dead weight when he makes an awful pun.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're never seen apart from one another.
Music/StevieWonder.



[[folder: Booberella]]
-->Debut: ''"I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can"''

An ample-chested vampire-looking woman and a local TV personality in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* AbsoluteCleavage: She dresses in low-cut vampire-style outfits that show lots of cleavage.
* BigBreastPride: She constantly tries to make sure her tv audience is staring at her breasts.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* GagBoobs: Her large breasts and her constant references to them are always played for laughs.
* {{Ladyella}}: Booberella's name is likely a play on words of Vampirella and Barbarella, or boobs and Vampirella.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on ''Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark''.

to:

[[folder: Booberella]]
Squeaky-Voiced Teen (Jeremy Freedman)]]
-->Debut: ''"I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can"''

''"Brush with Greatness"''

An ample-chested vampire-looking woman and a local TV personality anxious teenager working many menial jobs in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AbsoluteCleavage: She dresses KavorkaMan: Despite his plain appearance, girls seems like him.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: He's seen working
in low-cut vampire-style outfits that show lots of cleavage.
* BigBreastPride: She constantly tries to make sure her tv audience is staring
different retail jobs depending on the episode, however, he's most typically seen at her breasts.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* GagBoobs: Her large breasts and her constant references to them are always played for laughs.
* {{Ladyella}}: Booberella's name is likely a play on words of Vampirella and Barbarella, or boobs and Vampirella.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She is based on ''Creator/ElviraMistressOfTheDark''.
Krusty Burger.



!Criminals

[[folder: Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Ph.D. (Sideshow Bob)]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Telltale Head"''

A man cursed to have both huge feet (standard floppy clown shoes fit him ''perfectly'') and a natural hairstyle like a palm tree while also having the mind of a keen intellectual, he was, while originally not interested in becoming a performer, coaxed into joining the ''Krusty the Clown Show'' with the prospect of appealing to a huge audience of children with his own brand of edutainment. To his horror, though, his ideas were all ignored and he became the abused straight-man for Krusty's lowbrow slapstick. Jealousy and resentment eventually led to him framing Krusty and then assuming control over the show while Krusty was imprisoned, but Bart Simpson exposed him and sent him to prison. As a result, he carries a murderous grudge against both his former "partner" and the Simpson boy. Voiced by Creator/KelseyGrammer.

* AffablyEvil: He's usually rather polite and comedic...though he's a psychopath nonetheless.
* AnimeHair: He could be mistaken for a palm tree with the right dye.
* ArchEnemy: Bart Simpson and Krusty the Clown. And [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rakes]].
* ArtifactTitle: He continues to go by his stage moniker long after his career with Krusty ended in "Krusty Gets Busted". He doesn't seem to mind being called by this name either, he doesn't correct anyone or get mad when anyone refers to him as such. Even his mayoral campaign ads said "Vote for Sideshow Bob" as opposed to "Vote for Terwilliger" or simply "Vote for Bob". The only time he ever seemed to get angry at the name was when he was about to crash a plane into Krusty in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", Bart begs him not to saying that Krusty "made [Bob] into who he is" and without him he wouldn't even be known as "Sideshow". Bart's plea [[BerserkButton just made Bob scream in fury while he increases the speed of the plane]].
* AscendedExtra / EarlyBirdCameo: Bob first appears as a silent background character in "The Telltale Head".
* AxCrazy: He started to qualify for this when his attempts to kill Bart included trying to have him cremated alive and when he visibly removed his cell mate's face and cut off his own. He also ties up Bart while singing casually about wanting to gouge out Bart's eyes. And then there's the Treehouse of Horror XXVI segment "Wanted: Dead, Then Alive" which has several moments that are genuinely disturbing.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Mr. Burns. Sure, Burns might be the most influential villain in Homer's life, but Bob is the most dangerous and active threat to the Simpsons.
* BiTheWay: He off-handedly mentions experimenting during college when Homer is surprised that he has a wife.
* CardCarryingVillain: He's an EvilGenius and he's ''not'' particularly modest about the fact, either.
* CatchPhrase: "Hello, Bart".
** PhraseCatcher: "AAAAAH! Sideshow Bob!"
* TheChewToy: Many of his appearances involve some physical or mental suffering. "Cape Feare" may be the best example, given what he goes through under the car or when a parade (complete with several elephants) tramples him.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: ''Much'' to his dismay.
* DeathTrap: Subverted when it appears that he is planning to kill the Simpsons family by using an explosive computer. It later turns out that his real plan [[spoiler:was to trick Springfield into hating Bart and then burn him alive in a coffin when he went to the seemingly deceased Sideshow Bob to make amends]].
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Bob steals an election in which Quimby was already a sure loser.
* DubNameChange:
** In the French dub he is known as "Tahiti Bob" (due to his hairdo maybe?). Probably because "sideshow" doesn't translate well in French.
** In German he is "Tingeltangel-Bob" (roughly: Vaudeville Bob). "Sideshow" doesn't translate well into German either.
** In Russian he is "Второстепенный Боб" (secondary or accessory Bob). "Assistant Bob" and "Bob the Comedian" are also used.
** In the Latin American dub, he is "Bob Patiño", ''patiño'' being a term to denote a person whose intended purpose is to be the subject of mockery, mistreatment and humiliation in order to entertain others.
* EnemyMine: Bob has had to help the Simpsons stop a common enemy at least two times. Downplayed in "Wedding for Disaster", where he merely offers Bart and Lisa a clue to what they're looking for.
* EnmityWithAnObject: Rakes, ever since the OverlyLongGag in "Cape Feare" where he stepped onto dozens of them, causing each one's handle to spring up and hit him in the face. His hatred of them possibly extends to before this. He has even called them his old arch-enemy, above Bart.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Although the rest of the townspeople in Italy turn against him after Lisa reveals his criminal past, his wife and son still love him and join him in his vendetta against the Simpsons.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He once tried to kill Krusty by brainwashing Bart into suicide bombing him, but then tried to stop that from happening when he found out that Krusty misses him.
* EvilerThanThou: His brother Cecil[[spoiler:, until "Funeral For a Fiend", when [[MoralEventHorizon he tries to burn Bart alive after successfully convincing everyone to hate him]] ]].
* EvilRedhead
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: His plans to kill Bart.
* {{Flanderization}}: In his first six episodes he only tried to kill Bart once. He originally framed Krusty to make the show more educational, he wanted Selma's money, he wanted to wipe out television, he rigged an election, and tried to do a HeelFaceTurn (though some of these included personal threats to Bart, like holding a knife to his throat as a hostage, and his "Bart killing policy" during his mayoral campaign). Ever since "Day of the Jackanapes" almost all of his appearances have him trying to kill Bart. "The Man Who Grew Too Much" is an exception, as in that episode he wanted to genetically manipulate himself to become an unstoppable supervillain and only went after Bart and Lisa when they started messing with him.
* FrameUp: He attempted to frame Krusty by dressing in a Krusty costume and arm rob the Kwik-E-Mart in ''Krusty Gets Busted''.
* HappilyMarried ---> UnholyMatrimony: With Francesca, his Italian wife. At first she knew nothing of her husband's multiple murder attempts. When she does become aware, she helps Bob try to kill the Simpsons family.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: This trope is what led to Bob's StartOfDarkness. He accepted Krusty's job offer because he originally wanted to do a show that would be both entertaining and enlightening to the children who watched it, but his talents were utterly wasted on Krusty's lowbrow slapstick. Finally having enough, he framed Krusty for armed robbery so he could take over the show and remold it into what ''he'' wanted to do. Bob had finally realized his dream, and his show was earning great ratings... and then Bart exposed him for framing Krusty. And while he hated the indignity of being the put-upon sidekick, when Krusty accidentally erased all those old episodes, Sideshow Bob vowed revenge for him erasing his past.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Brother from Another Series".
-->'''Bob:''' You... you saved my life.\\
'''Bart:''' Yeah, I guess that means you can't ever try to kill me again!\\
'''Bob:''' ''[sinister]'' Oh, I don't know about ''that'' ... [[MoodWhiplash Joking, joking!]]
* HereditaryHairstyle: He inherited his hair from his mother, which he then passed on to his son.
* HypocrisyNod: He announces his intention to eradicate television from Springfield via [=JumboTron=] at an air show in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," then comes back to amend himself: "By the way, I'm aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it, so don't bother pointing that out."
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Sideshow Bob frequently veers into this territory; indeed, despite his fame, he had never killed anyone. The poor guy can't even win against a rake.
* InsaneTrollLogic: One of the Bob for Mayor ads in "Sideshow Bob Roberts" accuses Quimby of being soft on crime... for ordering Bob's release.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Bob went to Yale.
* KnightOfCerebus: Played with. He's a persistent attempted murderer in a family sitcom, if still a very comedic one.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3RhbVP7cA theme from ''Cape Fear'']].
* ManipulativeBastard: Being a comedic center of a lot of villainous staples, Sideshow Bob has dabbled in the art of the manipulative bastardry on more than one occasion.
* MonsterClown: Well, ''ex''-clown.
* MotiveDecay: While he's almost always intended to kill Bart out of revenge for foiling his schemes, he goes so far as to side with his brother against him, even though his brother tried to kill him, embezzle a lot of money, destroy the town, and frame Bob for the latter two. Meanwhile, Bob and Bart seemingly made up during that period. If anything, he should want revenge on Cecil.
* MundaneUtility: Bob's overly large feet were what allowed Bart to bust him for framing Krusty in the first place. However, when he moved to Italy he found that his feet made him a natural at crushing grapes for wine. This endeared him to the locals, and eventually made him Mayor of his community.
* PetTheDog: Have some. When Krusty's father dies, he came to comfort him. He also saves Bart from his brother once, and refused to team up with Lassen when this latter proposed to kill Bart together.
* PhraseCatcher: "''AAAGH! Sideshow Bob!''"
** Played with in "The Great Louse Detective" thusly:
---> "Oh, please, children. We've known each other so long, just call me Bob."
---> "''AAAGH! Bob!''"
* ReformedButRejected: Sideshow Bob really tried to live a honest life in "Brother from Another Series", but Chief Wiggum stubbornly refused to believe him to be innocent regarding Cecil's plot in that episode. He also became HappilyMarried and rose to the position of Mayor of a small town in Italy, while accomplishing honestly ''good'' deeds. However, when Lisa accidentally spilt the beans on his former life, the entire town threw him out and left Bob and his new family now ready to vow revenge against the Simpsons for ruining their life.
--> '''Gino:''' Vendetta! Vendetta!
* SelectiveEnforcement: He ultimately only desires revenge against Bart, no matter how much others have crossed him. He interestingly holds nothing against the rest of the Simpson family despite a increasingly similar amount of suffering they have caused. This is especially noticeable for Lisa, who's ruined his plans ''more'' times than Bart now. Although now it's dropped as he declared vendetta on the whole family after the incident in Italy but still want Bart more than the others.
* StatusQuoIsGod: He will always have a venomous hatred of Bart and Krusty, despite having made up with each of them at least once. He's even sided with his brother Cecil against Bart, even though Cecil tried to frame and murder him and Bart saved Bob's life from Cecil. He'll always end up back in jail by the end of each episode, no matter what deception he has used to get himself out. Wiggum at one point sent him back in with no evidence, seemingly just to enforce this trope.
* TooDumbToLive: In one episode, while on a houseboat, he honors Bart's last request to sing the entire score to the ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. During this time, they pass the cops.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Like Mr. Burns, Sideshow Bob is usually portrayed more seriously as other villains on the show, though he does have some comic relief moments.
* VillainDecay: Averted, but lampshaded. Bob is always devious and brilliant, but Bart has foiled his plans so often he isn't as afraid of him as he was in his first few appearances.
-->'''Bart:''' Oh, it's you, Bob. How ya doin'?
-->'''Bob:''' No scream? Not even an 'eep'?
-->'''Bart:''' Hey, I'm not afraid of you. Every time we tango you end up in jail. I'm 6-0.
* VillainousFriendship: Has one with Lisa in "The Man Who Grew Too Much".
* TheVoiceless: In his role as Krusty's sidekick, he never spoke and only communicated via slide whistle.
* VoteEarlyVoteOften: How he won the mayoral election in "Sideshow Bob Roberts", of the "Ghost Voter" variety. Of course, it might also qualify under DickDastardlyStopsToCheat.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In "Krusty Gets Busted", his first appearance, Bob gets Krusty framed for armed robbery so he can take over the show and turn it into educational programming.
* WickedCultured: Oh, yes. He hates having been a clown, believing it destroyed "more minds than syphilis and pinball combined", and despises television, deriding the medium as a "bottomless chum-bucket".
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Finally gets the chance to kill Bart ([[DeathMontage a lot]]) in the [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]] segment "Wanted: Dead, then Alive", [[ComicBookTime after "24 years of trying to kill a ten-year-old child"]]. Well, is a not-canon episode.]]
* YouMeddlingKids: In "Krusty Gets Busted" (Sideshow Bob's first speaking appearance) he takes this to its logical conclusion, adding "Treat kids as equals! They're smarter than you think!" Considering that he had spent most of his time that episode running quality children's programming, it's an especially good point..
* YouWillBeSpared: Has outright stated he is only interested in killing Bart. Has lampshaded his apathy towards Lisa on several occasions, even when she is the one who stops him. Bart will ''always'' be his ArchEnemy. Although after they ruined his life in Italy he declares vendetta on the whole family but future episodes shows that he still want Bart dead first and the family has acceptable targets.

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!Criminals

[[folder: Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Ph.D. (Sideshow Bob)]]
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Jasper Beardly]]
-->Debut: ''"The Telltale Head"''

''"Homer's Odyssey"''

A man cursed to have both huge feet (standard floppy clown shoes fit him ''perfectly'') and a natural hairstyle like a palm tree while also having the mind of a keen intellectual, he was, while originally not interested senior citizen in becoming a performer, coaxed into joining the ''Krusty the Clown Show'' with the prospect of appealing to a huge audience of children with his own brand of edutainment. To his horror, though, his ideas were all ignored and he became the abused straight-man for Krusty's lowbrow slapstick. Jealousy and resentment eventually led to him framing Krusty and then assuming control over the show while Krusty was imprisoned, but Bart Simpson exposed him and sent him to prison. As a result, he carries a murderous grudge against both his former "partner" and the Simpson boy. Springfield. Voiced by Creator/KelseyGrammer.

Creator/HarryShearer.

* AffablyEvil: He's usually rather polite ButtMonkey: Has gotten his beard caught in a pencil sharpener ("This is gonna get worse before it gets better"), frozen solid in one of the Kwik-E-Mart's freezers, and comedic...though he's [[spoiler:shot in his wooden leg by a psychopath nonetheless.
drunken Smithers]].
* AnimeHair: He could be mistaken for a palm tree with CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "Bart the right dye.
* ArchEnemy: Bart Simpson and Krusty the Clown. And [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rakes]].
* ArtifactTitle: He continues to go by his stage moniker long after his career with Krusty ended in "Krusty Gets Busted". He doesn't seem to mind being called by this name either, he doesn't correct anyone or get mad when anyone refers to him as such. Even his mayoral campaign ads said "Vote for Sideshow Bob" as opposed to "Vote for Terwilliger" or simply "Vote for Bob". The only time he ever seemed to get angry at the name was when
General", he was Abe's bully who easily took Abe's newspaper from him and laughs about to crash a plane into Krusty it. In "Two Cars in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", Bart begs him not to saying that Krusty "made [Bob] into who he is" Every Garage and without him he wouldn't even be known as "Sideshow". Bart's plea [[BerserkButton just made Bob scream in fury while he increases the speed of the plane]].
* AscendedExtra / EarlyBirdCameo: Bob first appears as a silent background character in "The Telltale Head".
* AxCrazy: He started to qualify for this when his attempts to kill Bart included trying to have him cremated alive and when he visibly removed his cell mate's face and cut off his own. He also ties up Bart while singing casually
Three Eyes on Every Fish", they instead become bickering rivals arguing about wanting to gouge out Bart's eyes. And then there's the Treehouse of Horror XXVI segment "Wanted: Dead, Then Alive" which has several moments that are genuinely disturbing.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Mr. Burns. Sure, Burns might be
should change the most influential villain in Homer's life, but Bob is the most dangerous and active threat to the Simpsons.
* BiTheWay: He off-handedly mentions experimenting during college when Homer is surprised that he has a wife.
* CardCarryingVillain: He's an EvilGenius and he's ''not'' particularly modest about the fact, either.
* CatchPhrase: "Hello, Bart".
** PhraseCatcher: "AAAAAH! Sideshow Bob!"
* TheChewToy: Many of his appearances involve some physical or mental suffering. "Cape Feare" may be the best example, given what he goes through under the car or when a parade (complete with several elephants) tramples him.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: ''Much'' to his dismay.
* DeathTrap: Subverted when it appears that he is planning to kill the Simpsons family by using an explosive computer. It later turns out that his real plan [[spoiler:was to trick Springfield into hating Bart and then burn him alive in a coffin when he went to the seemingly deceased Sideshow Bob to make amends]].
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: In "Sideshow Bob Roberts", Bob steals an election in which Quimby was already a sure loser.
* DubNameChange:
** In the French dub he is known as "Tahiti Bob" (due to his hairdo maybe?). Probably because "sideshow" doesn't translate well in French.
** In German he is "Tingeltangel-Bob" (roughly: Vaudeville Bob). "Sideshow" doesn't translate well into German either.
** In Russian he is "Второстепенный Боб" (secondary or accessory Bob). "Assistant Bob" and "Bob the Comedian" are also used.
** In the Latin American dub, he is "Bob Patiño", ''patiño'' being a term to denote a person whose intended purpose is to be the subject of mockery, mistreatment and humiliation in order to entertain others.
* EnemyMine: Bob has had to help the Simpsons stop a common enemy at least two times. Downplayed in "Wedding for Disaster", where he merely offers Bart and Lisa a clue to what
channel. Eventually they're looking for.
now best friends.
* EnmityWithAnObject: Rakes, ever since the OverlyLongGag in "Cape Feare" where he stepped onto dozens of them, causing each one's handle to spring up DirtyOldMan: Once voiced a desire for "Hot dames and hit him in the face. His hatred plenty of them possibly extends 'em".
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni
to before this. He has even called them his old arch-enemy, above Bart.
Grandpa's red oni.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Although the rest of the townspeople in Italy turn against him after Lisa reveals his criminal past, his wife and son still love him and join him in his vendetta against the Simpsons.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He once tried to kill Krusty by brainwashing Bart into suicide bombing him, but then tried to stop that from happening when he found out that Krusty misses him.
* EvilerThanThou: His brother Cecil[[spoiler:, until "Funeral For a Fiend", when [[MoralEventHorizon he tries to burn Bart alive after successfully convincing everyone to hate him]] ]].
* EvilRedhead
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: His plans to kill Bart.
* {{Flanderization}}: In his first six episodes he only tried to kill Bart once. He originally framed Krusty to make the show more educational, he wanted Selma's money, he wanted to wipe out television, he rigged an election, and tried to do a HeelFaceTurn (though some of these included personal threats to Bart, like holding a knife to his throat as a hostage, and his "Bart killing policy" during his mayoral campaign). Ever since "Day of the Jackanapes" almost all of his appearances have him trying to kill Bart. "The Man Who Grew Too Much" is an exception, as in that episode he wanted to genetically manipulate himself to become an unstoppable supervillain and only went after Bart and Lisa when they started messing with him.
* FrameUp: He attempted to frame Krusty by dressing in a Krusty costume and arm rob the Kwik-E-Mart in ''Krusty Gets Busted''.
* HappilyMarried ---> UnholyMatrimony: With Francesca, his Italian wife. At first she knew nothing of her husband's multiple murder attempts. When she does become aware, she helps Bob try to kill the Simpsons family.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: This trope is
ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Will tell you exactly what led to Bob's StartOfDarkness. He accepted Krusty's job offer because he originally wanted to do a show that would be both entertaining and enlightening to the children who watched it, but his talents were utterly wasted on Krusty's lowbrow slapstick. Finally having enough, he framed Krusty for armed robbery so he could take over the show and remold it into what ''he'' wanted to do. Bob had finally realized his dream, and his show was earning great ratings... and then Bart exposed him for framing Krusty. And while he hated the indignity of being the put-upon sidekick, when Krusty accidentally erased all those old episodes, Sideshow Bob vowed revenge for him erasing his past.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In "Brother from Another Series".
-->'''Bob:''' You... you saved my life.\\
'''Bart:''' Yeah, I guess that means you can't ever try to kill me again!\\
'''Bob:''' ''[sinister]'' Oh, I don't know about ''that'' ... [[MoodWhiplash Joking, joking!]]
* HereditaryHairstyle: He inherited his hair from his mother, which he then passed on to his son.
* HypocrisyNod: He announces his intention to eradicate television from Springfield via [=JumboTron=] at an air show in "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," then comes back to amend himself: "By the way, I'm aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it, so don't bother pointing that out."
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Sideshow Bob frequently veers into this territory; indeed, despite his fame, he had never killed anyone. The poor guy can't even win against a rake.
* InsaneTrollLogic: One of the Bob for Mayor ads in "Sideshow Bob Roberts" accuses Quimby of being soft on crime... for ordering Bob's release.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Bob went to Yale.
* KnightOfCerebus: Played with. He's a persistent attempted murderer in a family sitcom, if still a very comedic one.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3RhbVP7cA theme from ''Cape Fear'']].
* ManipulativeBastard: Being a comedic center of a lot of villainous staples, Sideshow Bob has dabbled in the art of the manipulative bastardry on more than one occasion.
* MonsterClown: Well, ''ex''-clown.
* MotiveDecay: While he's almost always intended to kill Bart out of revenge for foiling his schemes, he goes so far as to side with his brother against him, even though his brother tried to kill him, embezzle a lot of money, destroy the town, and frame Bob for the latter two. Meanwhile, Bob and Bart seemingly made up during that period. If anything, he should want revenge on Cecil.
* MundaneUtility: Bob's overly large feet were what allowed Bart to bust him for framing Krusty in the first place. However, when he moved to Italy he found that his feet made him a natural at crushing grapes for wine. This endeared him to the locals, and eventually made him Mayor of his community.
* PetTheDog: Have some. When Krusty's father dies, he came to comfort him. He also saves Bart from his brother once, and refused to team up with Lassen when this latter proposed to kill Bart together.
* PhraseCatcher: "''AAAGH! Sideshow Bob!''"
** Played with in "The Great Louse Detective" thusly:
---> "Oh, please, children. We've known each other so long, just call me Bob."
---> "''AAAGH! Bob!''"
* ReformedButRejected: Sideshow Bob really tried to live a honest life in "Brother from Another Series", but Chief Wiggum stubbornly refused to believe him to be innocent regarding Cecil's plot in that episode. He also became HappilyMarried and rose to the position of Mayor of a small town in Italy, while accomplishing honestly ''good'' deeds. However, when Lisa accidentally spilt the beans on his former life, the entire town threw him out and left Bob and his new family now ready to vow revenge against the Simpsons for ruining their life.
--> '''Gino:''' Vendetta! Vendetta!
* SelectiveEnforcement: He ultimately only desires revenge against Bart, no matter how much others have crossed him. He interestingly holds nothing against the rest of the Simpson family despite a increasingly similar amount of suffering they have caused. This is especially noticeable for Lisa, who's ruined his plans ''more'' times than Bart now. Although now
thinks. Fortunately, it's dropped as he declared vendetta on the whole family after the incident in Italy but still want Bart more than the others.
not very much.
* StatusQuoIsGod: He will always have a venomous hatred of Bart and Krusty, despite having made up with each of them at least once. He's even sided with his brother Cecil against Bart, even though Cecil tried to frame and murder him and Bart saved Bob's life from Cecil. He'll always end up back in jail by the end of each episode, no matter what deception he has used to get himself out. Wiggum at one point sent him back in with no evidence, seemingly just to enforce this trope.
* TooDumbToLive: In one episode, while on a houseboat, he honors Bart's last request to sing the entire score to the ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''. During this time, they pass the cops.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Like Mr. Burns, Sideshow Bob is usually portrayed more seriously as other villains on the show, though he does have some comic relief moments.
* VillainDecay: Averted, but lampshaded. Bob is always devious and brilliant, but Bart has foiled his plans so often he
VitriolicBestBuds: With Grandpa Simpson. When Abe isn't as afraid of him as he was in his first few appearances.
-->'''Bart:''' Oh, it's you, Bob. How ya doin'?
-->'''Bob:''' No scream? Not even an 'eep'?
-->'''Bart:''' Hey, I'm not afraid of you. Every time we tango you end up in jail. I'm 6-0.
* VillainousFriendship: Has one with Lisa in "The Man Who Grew Too Much".
* TheVoiceless: In his role as Krusty's sidekick, he never spoke and only communicated via slide whistle.
* VoteEarlyVoteOften: How he won the mayoral election in "Sideshow Bob Roberts",
a major part of the "Ghost Voter" variety. Of course, it might also qualify under DickDastardlyStopsToCheat.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In "Krusty Gets Busted", his first appearance, Bob gets Krusty framed for armed robbery so he can take over
plot, the show and turn it into educational programming.
* WickedCultured: Oh, yes. He hates having been a clown, believing it destroyed "more minds than syphilis and pinball combined", and despises television, deriding the medium as a "bottomless chum-bucket".
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Finally gets the chance to kill Bart ([[DeathMontage a lot]]) in the [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]] segment "Wanted: Dead, then Alive", [[ComicBookTime after "24 years of trying to kill a ten-year-old child"]]. Well, is a not-canon episode.]]
* YouMeddlingKids: In "Krusty Gets Busted" (Sideshow Bob's first speaking appearance) he takes this to its logical conclusion, adding "Treat kids as equals! They're smarter than you think!" Considering that he had spent most of his time that episode running quality children's programming, it's an especially good point..
* YouWillBeSpared: Has outright stated he is only interested in killing Bart. Has lampshaded his apathy towards Lisa on several occasions, even when she is the one who stops him. Bart will ''always'' be his ArchEnemy. Although after they ruined his life in Italy he declares vendetta on the whole family but future episodes shows that he still want Bart dead first and the family has acceptable targets.
two are often ThoseTwoGuys.



[[folder: Marion Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico]]
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-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

Head of the Springfield Mafia. Voiced by Joe Mantegna.

* AffablyEvil: Depending on the episode really.
* AscendedExtra: Another one of those characters that WordOfGod expected to appear only once, but kept coming back.
* BadassInCharge: He, Legs, and Louie once took on a Yakuza group, and held their own, despite being underarmed and undermanned.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He had a thick Bronx accent in his first appearance.
* ExactWords:
** Fat Tony loves invoking these tropes: One instance is when, after Homer lost some money he borrowed from him in a football bet, Fat Tony, who learned of this, stated that Homer shouldn't worry, as he's sure that they'll "hammer out a payment plan." When he said "hammer out" a payment plan, he meant this literally, and certainly wasn't kidding, as he meant that he was going to have his goons restrain Homer and whack his right hand with a hammer multiple times.
** When he told his goons that Troy [=McClure =] "sleeps with the fishes", [[BestialityIsDepraved he wasn't using mafioso-speak]].
** There was his hilarious threat to the Mayor given directly to the camera on live TV: "Hello Mayor Quimby. I would just like to remind you that accidents will happen. Like the killing of you. By us."
* KilledOffForReal: But [[spoiler: [[TheyKilledKennyAgain replaced by his cousin]]]].
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: TropeNamer.
* TheMafia
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Because StatusQuoIsGod, [[spoiler: when he is killed off his cousin replaces him, soon becoming an exact copy of him.]]
* OddFriendship: Homer and Marge actually get on with Fat Tony quite well, despite knowing he's head of the Springfield Mafia.
* {{Retcon}}: His real name. It has at various instances been given as William Williams[[labelnote:*]]Although this was strongly implied to be an obviously fake alias[[/labelnote]], Anthony D'Amico, and [[Creator/JohnWayne Marion]].
* WickedCultured: He was shown to be a quite talented violinist.

to:

[[folder: Marion Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico]]
[[quoteright:190:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/190px-FatTony_2308.png]]

Crazy Old Jewish Man]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

Head of the Springfield Mafia.
General"''

Voiced by Joe Mantegna.

Creator/HankAzaria.

* AffablyEvil: Depending on the episode really.
AlterKocker
* AscendedExtra: Another one of those characters NoNameGiven: Old Jewish guy that WordOfGod expected to appear only once, but kept coming back.
* BadassInCharge: He, Legs, and Louie once took on a Yakuza group, and held their own, despite being underarmed and undermanned.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He had a thick Bronx accent in his first appearance.
* ExactWords:
** Fat Tony loves invoking these tropes: One instance is when, after Homer lost some money he borrowed from him in a football bet, Fat Tony, who learned of this, stated that Homer shouldn't worry, as he's sure that they'll "hammer out a payment plan." When he said "hammer out" a payment plan, he meant this literally, and certainly wasn't kidding, as he meant that he was going to have his goons restrain Homer and whack his right hand
hangs with a hammer multiple times.
** When he told his goons that Troy [=McClure =] "sleeps with the fishes", [[BestialityIsDepraved he wasn't using mafioso-speak]].
** There was his hilarious threat to the Mayor given directly to the camera on live TV: "Hello Mayor Quimby. I would just like to remind you that accidents will happen. Like the killing of you. By us."
* KilledOffForReal: But [[spoiler: [[TheyKilledKennyAgain replaced by his cousin]]]].
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: TropeNamer.
* TheMafia
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: Because StatusQuoIsGod, [[spoiler: when he is killed off his cousin replaces him, soon becoming an exact copy of him.]]
* OddFriendship: Homer and Marge actually get on with Fat Tony quite well, despite knowing he's head of the Springfield Mafia.
* {{Retcon}}: His real name. It has at various instances been given as William Williams[[labelnote:*]]Although this was strongly implied to be an obviously fake alias[[/labelnote]], Anthony D'Amico, and [[Creator/JohnWayne Marion]].
* WickedCultured: He was shown to be a quite talented violinist.
Jasper.



[[folder: Chester Turley (Snake Jailbird)]]
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-->Debut: ''"The War of the Simpsons"''

A recurring petty thug and minor crook, most often seen mugging people or holding up the Kwik-E-Mart. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AdventurerArchaeologist: He was formerly an idealistic Indiana Jones-type archaeologist, but became a thief.
* AffablyEvil: In more recent seasons.
* AntiVillain: Again, in more recent seasons. "Goodbye, student loan payments!"
* BerserkButton: Snake hates singing.
* CardCarryingVillain: In earlier seasons. For example, this quote from Season 4:
-->'''Snake:''' (''on breaking out of jail'') All right! Time for a crime spree!
* CatchPhrase:
** "Bye!" and "All ''RIGHT''!"
** "Dude!"
* DespairEventHorizon: In "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story", it's revealed that his crimes against shopkeepers stem from an incident in which a certain barkeeper [[note]] Moe Szyslak [[/note]] took Maya coins from him as he was handing them over to the museum.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Once broke out of prison and attempted to murder Homer, simply because he'd bought Snake's prized getaway car "Lil' Bandit" at a police charity auction... and gave her the wrong fuel.
--> '''Snake''': That smells like regular! She needs ''Premium'', Dude... ''Premium!''... Dude!
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Has a GenerationXerox [[OverlordJr son]], and a long-term girlfriend.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He is often seen doing things with the police like joining their bowling team and appearing in their calendar.
* GoodParents: Although Snake seems to have committed every crime possible, he is an extremely good father to his son.
* KarmaHoudini: Snake is constantly seen getting arrested, but never appearing to stay in prison for long time.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Apu, they once attended couples counseling.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Based on flashbacks, he's probably already close to 40, but he still appears to be around his mid to late 20s.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: He was implied to have a soft spot for puppies and other animals, as, after being given one of Santa's Little Helper's Poodle/Greyhound puppies, promises to take care of it (albeit in a similar manner to trying to kidnap someone), as well as rubbing it affectionately.
* SurferDude: He speaks with a "Valley Boy" accent.
* StealTheSurroundings: He robs the Quik-E-Mart. Literally. He loads it onto a truck and drives it away.
-->'''Snake:''' All right! I'm taking this thing to Mexico!
* TattooedCrook: His nickname comes from the prominent tattoo of a snake on his arm.
* UnholyMatrimony: Is often seen with his girlfriend, Gloria, who left him for Mr. Burns, but then came back when she saw that Mr. Burns was ''truly'' evil, not just a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]] like Snake.
* VillainsOutShopping
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It sounds like a bizarre cross between upper-class British English, Cockney, Australian and Californian.

to:

[[folder: Chester Turley (Snake Jailbird)]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/snake_jailbird_1.png]]

Captain [=McAllister=]]]
-->Debut: ''"The War of ''"New Kid on the Simpsons"''

Block"''

A recurring petty thug sea captain and minor crook, most often seen mugging people or holding up the Kwik-E-Mart.businessman in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AdventurerArchaeologist: TheDrunkenSailor: Was drunk when he crashed a tanker full of oil on Baby Seal Beach in "Bart After Dark". He was formerly an idealistic Indiana Jones-type archaeologist, but became a thief.
* AffablyEvil: In more recent seasons.
* AntiVillain: Again, in more recent seasons. "Goodbye, student loan payments!"
* BerserkButton: Snake hates singing.
* CardCarryingVillain: In earlier seasons. For example, this quote from Season 4:
-->'''Snake:''' (''on breaking out of jail'') All right! Time for a crime spree!
* CatchPhrase:
** "Bye!" and "All ''RIGHT''!"
** "Dude!"
* DespairEventHorizon: In "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story", it's revealed that his crimes against shopkeepers stem from an incident in which a certain barkeeper [[note]] Moe Szyslak [[/note]] took Maya coins from him as he was handing them over
tries to the museum.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Once broke out of prison and attempted to murder Homer, simply because he'd bought Snake's prized getaway car "Lil' Bandit" at
bribe a police charity auction... and gave her the wrong fuel.
--> '''Snake''': That smells like regular! She needs ''Premium'', Dude... ''Premium!''... Dude!
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Has a GenerationXerox [[OverlordJr son]], and a long-term girlfriend.
* GoKartingWithBowser: He is often seen doing things with the police like joining their bowling team and appearing in their calendar.
* GoodParents: Although Snake seems to have committed every crime possible, he is an extremely good father to his son.
* KarmaHoudini: Snake is constantly seen getting arrested, but never appearing to stay in prison for long time.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Apu, they once attended couples counseling.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Based
reporter on flashbacks, he's probably already close to 40, but he still appears to be around his mid to late 20s.
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: He was implied to have a soft spot for puppies and other animals, as, after being given one of Santa's Little Helper's Poodle/Greyhound puppies, promises
camera to take care the blame.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Or rather, everyone calls him the Sea Captain. The episode "New Kid on the Block" is the only time in the series where he was referred to as Captain [=McAllister=].
* FatherNeptune: Supposedly. He looks the part and even has a SeadogBeard, but his sailing and boating skills are usually shown to be lacking. In "Bart's Girlfriend," he says he hates the sea and everything in it and turned the lighthouse light the other way just so he can watch ships crash for fun (even though lighthouse lights are supposed to spin around, not stay stationary). The "Father Neptune" gimmick could be an act, given that he owns a seaside restaurant ("The Frying Dutchman"). He does play Neptune/Poseidon during the retelling
of it (albeit in a similar manner to trying to kidnap someone), as well as rubbing it affectionately.
''The Odyssey''.
* SurferDude: He speaks TalkLikeAPirate: Complete with a "Valley Boy" accent.
* StealTheSurroundings: He robs the Quik-E-Mart. Literally. He loads it onto a truck and drives it away.
-->'''Snake:''' All right! I'm taking this thing to Mexico!
* TattooedCrook: His nickname comes from the prominent tattoo
[[VerbalTic copious use]] of a snake on "Yarrhh."
* TooKinkyToTorture: One of
his arm.
* UnholyMatrimony: Is often seen with his girlfriend, Gloria, who left him for Mr. Burns, but then came back when she saw
lines in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'' hints at this.
-->"It's true
that Mr. Burns was ''truly'' evil, not just the sea is a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]] like Snake.
* VillainsOutShopping
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It sounds like a bizarre cross between upper-class British English, Cockney, Australian and Californian.
cruel mistress, but that kinda turns me on."



[[folder: Legs and Louie]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

Fat Tony's associates. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria (by Karl Wiedergott in "Trilogy of Error" and "Chief of Hearts") and Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Legs is apparently a mob doctor, and sews Homer's thumb back on in one episode. Lisa states that he's in for a long and agonizing recovery.
* {{Mooks}}: Of Fat Tony.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Never seen apart usually

to:

[[folder: Legs and Louie]]
Rafael (Sarcastic Clerk)]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

Fat Tony's associates.
''"The Way We Was"''

A wisecracking clerk.
Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria (by Karl Wiedergott in "Trilogy of Error" and "Chief of Hearts") and Creator/DanCastellaneta.

Creator/HankAzaria

* BackAlleyDoctor: Legs DeadpanSnarker: His main trait.
* EvilDebtCollector: Of all his jobs, his favorite
is apparently a mob doctor, and sews Homer's thumb back on in repo man. He even says as much when he [[KickTheDog "accidentally" hurts Milhouse]].
* FlatCharacter: Whenever
one episode. Lisa states that he's in for of the Simpsons need to interact with a long and agonizing recovery.
random, employee-type character, expect Rafael to be on the scene.
* {{Mooks}}: Of Fat Tony.
NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Hank Azaria based his voiced on Creator/CharlesBronson.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Never seen apart usuallyStrongFamilyResemblance: Has a bouncer cousin who looks just like him but buffer.



[[folder: Johnny Tightlips]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AscendedExtra: He first appeared in a bit scene in "Bart the Murderer", went largely unused for the next 8 seasons, and was then reused for the gag below in "Insane Clown Poppy." Since then, he has become a semi-regular recurring character.
* {{Foil}}: To Frankie the Squealer.
* MeaningfulName: 'Tightlips' apt name for a guy who says very little.
* TheStoic: He keeps up his emotionless, tight-lipped persona at all times. After getting shot, he refuses to disclose where he was hit.
-->'''Louie''': Johnny Tightlips, where'd they hit ya?
-->'''Johnny''': I ain't telling you nothin'.
-->'''Louie''': But what'll I tell the doctor?
-->'''Johnny''': Tell 'im to suck a lemon.
** His friends do call him out on this.
-->'''Fat Tony:''' ''(while being shot at)'' Johnny Tightlips! Can you see the shooter?
-->'''Johnny:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer I see a lot of things]]!
-->'''Fat Tony''': You know, you could be more a little helpful!
* TerseTalker

to:

[[folder: Johnny Tightlips]]
Arnie Pye]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the Murderer"''

''"Homer Alone"''

A helicopter traffic reporter.
Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AscendedExtra: TheResenter: He first appeared despises Kent Brockman for his greater success in a bit scene in "Bart TV news.
-->'''Kent:''' I think what
the Murderer", went largely unused for the next 8 seasons, and was then reused for the gag below in "Insane Clown Poppy." Since then, he has become a semi-regular recurring character.
* {{Foil}}: To Frankie the Squealer.
* MeaningfulName: 'Tightlips' apt name for a guy who says very little.
* TheStoic: He keeps up his emotionless, tight-lipped persona at all times. After getting shot, he refuses
viewers want to disclose where he was hit.
-->'''Louie''': Johnny Tightlips, where'd they hit ya?
-->'''Johnny''': I ain't telling you nothin'.
-->'''Louie''': But what'll I tell the doctor?
-->'''Johnny''': Tell 'im to suck a lemon.
** His friends do call him out on this.
-->'''Fat Tony:''' ''(while being shot at)'' Johnny Tightlips! Can you see the shooter?
-->'''Johnny:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer I see a lot of things]]!
-->'''Fat Tony''': You
know, you could be more a little helpful!
* TerseTalker
Arnie, is "Is my house okay?"
-->'''Arnie:''' [[AmbiguousSyntax You mean]] [[SarcasmMode is your giant castle okay, Kent?]]
-->'''Kent:''' Don't hate me because I bought at the right time, Arnie.
-->'''Arnie:''' When's ''my'' right time, Kent? When's my right time!?



[[folder: Frankie the Squealer]]
-->Debut: ''"Insane Clown Poppy"''

* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's a mobster who 'squeals' on his own mafia which leads to....
* {{Foil}}: To Johnny Tightlips naturally.
* TheFriendNoOneLikes: The rest of the mafia clearly don't like him but he never goes anywhere.
* IronButtMonkey: One Halloween episode had the mafia shoot him to no effect while he calls his wife and tells her he'll be home late.
* MeaningfulName: Apt name for the guy really.
* TheMillstone: For the Springfield Mafia, given his squealing tendencies. It's a wonder why they haven't yet taken him out (or how he was even initiated into the mob in the first place).
* TheStoolPigeon: He compulsively squeals about everything, because it makes him feel big. He even squeals while he's getting beaten up for squealing.

to:

[[folder: Frankie the Squealer]]
Sam and Larry]]
!!Sam and Larry
-->Debut: ''"Insane Clown Poppy"''

* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's a mobster who 'squeals'
''"Simpsons Roasting on his own mafia which leads to....
* {{Foil}}: To Johnny Tightlips naturally.
* TheFriendNoOneLikes:
an Open Fire"'' (Sam), ''"Homer's Odyssey"'' (Larry)

The rest of the mafia clearly don't like him but he never goes anywhere.
* IronButtMonkey: One Halloween episode had the mafia shoot him to no effect while he calls his wife
two barflies at Moe's Tavern. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer and tells her he'll be home late.
Creator/HankAzaria.

* MeaningfulName: Apt name for the guy really.
NiceHat: Sam wears a green cap.
* TheMillstone: SatelliteCharacter: For the Springfield Mafia, given his squealing tendencies. It's a wonder why Moe.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're almost always seen drinking together.
* TheVoiceless: They rarely talk when
they haven't yet taken him out (or how he was even initiated into the mob in the first place).
* TheStoolPigeon: He compulsively squeals about everything, because it makes him feel big. He even squeals while he's getting beaten up for squealing.
are on screen.



!Doctors

[[folder: Dr. Julius Hibbert]]
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--> Debut: ''"Bart the Daredevil"

Unflappable family doctor to the Simpsons and a number of other Springfieldians. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Zigzagged. While he is sometimes seen as a genuinely competent doctor, he does seem to have questionable practices. Though whatever the case, he's always much more competent than Dr. Nick.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Since the town's only other doctor is Nick Riviera, Dr. Hibbert is able to get away with some disturbing habits, such as his inappropriate laughter.
* {{Expy}}: When Fox made the [[ItWillNeverCatchOn suicidal decision]] to put ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' against ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Groening went all in and introduced Springfield's own Cliff Huxtable.
* TheHyena: Dr. Hibbert laughs at everything, and anything he ''doesn't'' find funny is usually the subject of a TakeThat. This got [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by "Bleeding Gums" Murphy in his last episode, when he refers to his brother (given up for adoption) that always laughed at inappropriate times. [[SpeakOfTheDevil Cue Dr. Hibbert]].
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' That appears to be a Ford urinating on a Chevrolet.
-->'''Mrs. Hibbert:''' Don't you usually laugh at everything?
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' Yes. I ''usually'' do.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: Shown in flashbacks with some questionable hairstyles. When Bart was born, he had an afro. When Lisa was born, he had cornrows with Afrocentric beads on them. When Maggie was born, he had a Mr. T-style mohawk.
* LongLostRelative:
** It is implied that he and Bleeding Gums Murphy are long-lost brothers; Hibbert says he has a long-lost brother who is a jazz musician, and Murphy says he has a brother who is a doctor that chuckles at inappropriate times, but somehow the two don't put these clues together.
** He also has a twin brother who runs an orphanage. Naturally, Homer doesn't bother to tell him.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Originally, Hibbert was one of the few competent people in Springfield and often played the role of OnlySaneMan, but Hibbert eventually became a doctor who seems to spend more time finding ways to have his patients sign away their right to sue before the inevitable malpractice issue than actually being a quality doctor. And he also profitted heavily when all companies in Springfield eliminated their health care programs, forcing people to pay at a premium. Likely his most immoral action (by the standards of RealLife medicine) was approving of an obviously unhealthy eating contest (as it was in a restaurant he held half-ownership of) where one contestant actually died of beef poisoning, and then claiming it [[BlatantLies was caused by another restaurant.]]

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!Doctors

[[folder: Dr. Julius Hibbert]]
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--> Debut: ''"Bart the Daredevil"

Unflappable family doctor to the Simpsons and a number of other Springfieldians.
Patches & Poor Violet]]
!!Patches & Poor Violet
-->Debut: ''"Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"''

Two poor orphan siblings.
Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* BackAlleyDoctor: Zigzagged. While he is sometimes seen as a genuinely competent doctor, he does seem to have questionable practices. Though whatever the case, he's always much more competent than Dr. Nick.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Since the town's only other doctor is Nick Riviera, Dr. Hibbert is able to get away with some disturbing habits, such as his inappropriate laughter.
* {{Expy}}: When Fox made the [[ItWillNeverCatchOn suicidal decision]] to put ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' against ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Groening went all in
Pamela Hayden and introduced Springfield's own Cliff Huxtable.
Creator/TressMacNeille.

* TheHyena: Dr. Hibbert laughs at everything, and anything he ''doesn't'' find funny PauperPatches: One of them is usually the subject of a TakeThat. This got [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by "Bleeding Gums" Murphy in his last episode, when he refers to his brother (given up for adoption) that always laughed at inappropriate times. [[SpeakOfTheDevil Cue Dr. Hibbert]].
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' That appears to be a Ford urinating on a Chevrolet.
-->'''Mrs. Hibbert:''' Don't you usually laugh at everything?
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' Yes. I ''usually'' do.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: Shown in flashbacks with some questionable hairstyles. When Bart was born, he had an afro. When Lisa was born, he had cornrows with Afrocentric beads on them. When Maggie was born, he had a Mr. T-style mohawk.
* LongLostRelative:
** It is implied that he and Bleeding Gums Murphy are long-lost brothers; Hibbert says he has a long-lost brother who is a jazz musician, and Murphy says he has a brother who is a doctor that chuckles at inappropriate times, but somehow the two don't put these clues together.
** He also has a twin brother who runs an orphanage. Naturally, Homer doesn't bother to tell him.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Originally, Hibbert was one of the few competent people in Springfield and often played the role of OnlySaneMan, but Hibbert eventually became a doctor who seems to spend more time finding ways to have his patients sign away their right to sue before the inevitable malpractice issue than actually being a quality doctor. And he also profitted heavily when all companies in Springfield eliminated their health care programs, forcing people to pay at a premium. Likely his most immoral action (by the standards of RealLife medicine) was approving of an obviously unhealthy eating contest (as it was in a restaurant he held half-ownership of) where one contestant actually died of beef poisoning, and then claiming it [[BlatantLies was caused by another restaurant.]]
even [[MeaningfulName named Patches.]]



[[folder: Doctor Nick Riviera]]
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-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AfraidOfBlood: Shown being squicked by blood while learning surgery.
* BackAlleyDoctor: In "King-Sized Homer"[[note]]The season 7 episode where Homer purposely gains weight so he can work from home[[/note]], he tells Bart that he went to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College (which sounds dubious), but on "Homer's Triple Bypass," there's a flashback that implies he went to a real university, though the only thing he remembers from his college days is going to a frat party and hitting on a hippie chick.
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, everybody!"
** PhraseCatcher: "Hi, Doctor Nick!"
** So much that every character in Simpsons Road Rage says this to him when they pick him up.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[HanlonsRazor Not evil, but clearly missing a few marbles]], something his patients often suffer as a result of. He actually went to medical school (proven by a flashback) but it isn't known if he actually graduated, and while he practices medicine, he uses controversial and often illegal methods. To give some examples, in one episode a hospital review board brings up the accusations against him which include performing surgery with a knife and fork from a seafood restaurant and misuse of cadavers (he had put them in his car in order to use the carpool lane and get to work quicker). In another episode, he is asked to talk to the coroner, and he says, "Ugh, the coroner. I'm so ''sick'' of that guy!" suggesting his patients get sent there rather often. (Ironically, this is the episode where Nick does Homer's double bypass surgery, and Nick actually does it right, but Lisa helps him a little.)
--> '''Dr. Nick:''' Well if isn't my old friend, Mister Mc Greg! With a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg!
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was inspired by Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, who was Music/ElvisPresley's personal physician during the last years of his life.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He seems to die in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', but is alive and well in later episodes. WordOfGod is that he merely fainted.

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[[folder: Doctor Nick Riviera]]
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Eleanor Abernathy (Crazy Cat Lady)]]
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-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''

org/pmwiki/pub/images/eleanor_abernathy.png]]

->Debut: ''"Girly Edition"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

Creator/TressMacNeille.

* AfraidOfBlood: Shown being squicked by blood while learning surgery.
* BackAlleyDoctor: In "King-Sized Homer"[[note]]The season 7 episode where Homer purposely gains weight so he can work
TheAlcoholic: By age 32, she began to feel burned out from home[[/note]], he tells Bart that he went to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College (which sounds dubious), but on "Homer's Triple Bypass," there's a flashback that implies he went her jobs, and started drinking and sought emotional solace with her first cat.
* BrokenAce
* BrokenBird: Went from an esteemed doctor/lawyer
to a real university, though disheveled homeless woman.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: When she ran for mayor she spouted gibberish in her speech and ended it with "there'll be cats in everyone's pants" but she was still
the only thing he remembers from his college days is going to a frat party and hitting on a hippie chick.
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, everybody!"
** PhraseCatcher: "Hi, Doctor Nick!"
** So much
one there with actual ideas. [[spoiler:Helps that every character in Simpsons Road Rage says this to him when they pick him up.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[HanlonsRazor Not evil, but clearly missing a few marbles]], something his patients often suffer as a result of. He
she was actually went to medical school (proven by a flashback) but it lawyer.]]
* CrazyCatLady: TropeNamer.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Subverted, despite crazily wandering in the street she
isn't known if he actually graduated, and while he practices medicine, he uses controversial and often illegal methods. To give some examples, homeless or squatting. The house she lives in one episode is her property.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Due to spending ever day with cats. When she spends time interacting with Springfielders, she speaks more comprehensibly.
* HiddenDepths: On top of everything else "Monty Burns Flying Circus" revealed she was
a hospital review board brings up the accusations against him talented opera singer.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: She had brown hair before going mad.
* TrashOfTheTitans: She's also a compulsive hoarder. In "A Midsummer's Nice Dream", Marge stages an intervention, helping to clear out her hoarded junk,
which include performing surgery with a knife and fork from a seafood restaurant and misuse of cadavers (he had put them in his car in order to use the carpool lane and get to work quicker). In another episode, he is asked to talk to the coroner, and he says, "Ugh, the coroner. I'm so ''sick'' of that guy!" suggesting his patients get sent there rather often. (Ironically, this is the episode where Nick does Homer's double bypass surgery, and Nick actually does it right, but Lisa helps him a little.)
--> '''Dr. Nick:''' Well if isn't my old friend, Mister Mc Greg! With a leg for an arm
restore her state of mind.
* TheUnintelligible: She shrieks
and an arm for a leg!
wails incomprehensibly.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He UsedToBeASweetKid: In "Springfield Up", it was inspired by Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, who shown that age 8, she was Music/ElvisPresley's personal physician during the last already aspiring to be both a doctor and a lawyer.
* {{Workaholic}}: She achieved her childhood dream of becoming a doctor and lawyer by age 24, and spent many
years of his life.
alternating between the two.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He seems to die YoungerThanTheyLook: She's apparently in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', but is alive and well her 40s, since that's (chronologically) when we first see her as the Crazy Cat Lady in later episodes. WordOfGod is that he merely fainted."Springfield Up".



[[folder: Dr. Marvin Monroe]]
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-->Debut: ''"There's No Disgrace Like Home"''

A TV psychologist in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* AlliterativeName: '''M'''arvin '''M'''onroe
* BackFromTheDead: Several years later he spontaneously appeared at Marge's book signing, buying a copy of her book, ''The Harpooned Heart''. Marge, shocked to see him, exclaimed that she hadn't seen him in years. Dr. Monroe explained: [[HandWave "Oh, I've been very sick."]]
* BusCrash: He had been retired around the seventh season as no one on the crew -- not even his voice actor, Harry Shearer -- liked the character. His death had been confirmed during [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular the 138th episode spectacular]]. This episode had revealed the death in the form of a question: "What important Simpson's characters have died in the past year?", to which the answer was, "If you said Bleeding Gums Murphy and Dr. Marvin Monroe you are wrong; [[ExactWords they were never popular]]." Many people in Springfield also believed him to be dead because several things had been named after him, such as the Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital and a school gym. His grave is also shown.

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[[folder: Dr. Marvin Monroe]]
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Miss Springfield]]
-->Debut: ''"There's No Disgrace Like Home"''

A TV psychologist in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* AlliterativeName: '''M'''arvin '''M'''onroe
* BackFromTheDead: Several years later he spontaneously appeared at Marge's book signing, buying a copy of her book, ''The Harpooned Heart''. Marge, shocked to see him, exclaimed that she hadn't seen him in years. Dr. Monroe explained: [[HandWave "Oh, I've been very sick."]]
* BusCrash: He had been retired around the seventh season as no one on the crew -- not even his voice actor, Harry Shearer -- liked the character. His death had been confirmed during [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E10TheSimpsons138thEpisodeSpectacular the 138th episode spectacular]]. This episode had revealed the death in the form of a question: "What important Simpson's characters have died in the past year?", to which the answer was, "If you said Bleeding Gums Murphy and Dr. Marvin Monroe you are wrong; [[ExactWords they were never popular]]." Many people in
''"Whacking Day"''

Miss
Springfield is a beauty pageant winner and the secret wife of Mayor Quimby. Voiced by Pamela Hayden.

* BrainlessBeauty: She is very cute, but
also believed him dumb and illetarate. Once mistook his sash saying 'Mayor' for 'Major' and thought he was in the army.
* CuteButCacophonic: In "Mr. Spritz Goes
to be dead because Washington", Mayor Quimby redirects airplane traffic away from the motel where he conducts his affairs so he can hear her voice. When he discovers that she falls under this trope, Quimby laments "Now I regret buying you that opera house!".
* DumbBlonde: A classic example.
* TheMistress: She is the offical lover of Mayor Quimbly and was seen
several things had been named after him, such as the Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital times in bed with him..
* NoNameGiven: Her real name is unknown.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She often wears a pink dress, with a white "Miss Springfield" Sign around her, has pink high heels
and a school gym. His grave is also shown.wears pink lipstick.



!Judges and Lawyers

[[folder: Judge Roy Snyder]]
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-->Debut: ''"Krusty Gets Busted"''

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!Judges and Lawyers

[[folder: Judge Roy Snyder]]
[[quoteright:211:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roy_snyder_official_image.png]]
Benjamin, Doug and Gary]]
-->Debut: ''"Krusty Gets Busted"''
''"Homer Goes To College"''

Nerdy college students at Springfield University who help Homer study nuclear physics. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta, Creator/HankAzaria, and Creator/HarryShearer.

* AllThereInTheManual: Their names weren't stated onscreen, only mentioned in the original episode guide, and even there, it was unclear who was who.
* BlackAndNerdy: Gary.
* GeekPhysiques: Benjamin and Gary are skinny, Doug is fat.
* StrawFan: In "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show", though not to the same degree as Comic Book Guy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Herman Hermann]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the General''



* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin color has changed from yellow to brown repeatedly throughout the series to stay brown.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A good judge for the most part, but has a strange preoccupation with a clown desk figurine.
* FirstNameBasis: With Bart, to show that he is familiar with the delinquent. Bart would have been sent to juvie if Snyder wasn't that lenient toward him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few people with authority in Springfield who is (usually) characterised as competent, non-brutal, and non-corrupt.
* YourCheatingHeart: He admitted in court that his wife had left him, since then he has been seen with Lindsey Naegle.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin color has changed from yellow to brown repeatedly throughout the series to stay brown.
AlliterativeName: '''H'''erman '''H'''ermann.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: A good judge for the most part, but AxCrazy: Lampshaded by Grampa in his first appearance. "He's completely out of his mind."
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Often
has a strange preoccupation with cigarette in his mouth.
* HandicappedBadass: Once held Snake and Chief Wiggum hostage, wielding
a clown desk figurine.
shotgun in his left arm.
* FirstNameBasis: MultipleChoicePast: Was originally going to be this regarding the source of his missing right arm, giving a different story every time he appeared. His debut appearance has him claim the arm was lost when he hung it out the bus window for too long, but his flashback in in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E8ToCurWithLove To Cur With Bart, Love]] has him stick it out on a street while trying to show that he is familiar with hail a car, resulting in the delinquent. Bart would have been sent to juvie if Snyder wasn't that lenient toward him.
arm being torn off by a passing dogcatcher truck driven by Chief Wiggum.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few people with authority in Springfield who NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His voice is (usually) characterised as competent, non-brutal, and non-corrupt.
* YourCheatingHeart: He admitted in court that his wife had left him, since then he has been seen with Lindsey Naegle.
based on George H.W. Bush.



[[folder: Judge Constance Harm]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Parent Rap"''

Voiced by Jane Kaczmarek

* CoolPet: Has a pet seal named Poncho that doubles as a guard dog, and ''barks'' like one.
* DisproportionateRetribution: A lot, such an example would be in "On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister.", when she increases the distance on how far Bart has to be from Lisa after Bart insults her.
* HangingJudge: To give one example of how harsh she can be, in one episode she retracted Homer's driving license for driving it off a dock (because it had too many accessories installed) doing so by cutting up the license, chopping the pieces up with a miniature guillotine, feeding what was left to a pair of dogs, and then ordering the court officers to "Burn their poop!". She also allowed Lisa (a minor with no consent from her parents) to file a restraining order on her own brother and increased the order's range when Bart (stupidly) insulted her figure during the appeal.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time, it doesn't help that she's played by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Jane Kaczmarek]]. She enjoys creating cruel and unusual punishments for criminals in her court.
** JerkassHasAPoint: That being said she does rightfully call out Homer for being a bad father.
* PetTheDog: In the 300th episode she does grants Bart emancipation from his family, specifically ''Homer'', after his jerkass tendencies reaches new heights.
* MeaningfulName / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Harm's name is a pun on the phrase "Constant Harm," implying that she likes issuing cruel punishments to people in her courtroom.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Subverted. While she has the appearance of a stern, no nonsense judge, she holds serious grudges against other people.
* {{Transgender}}: In her first appearance, when Bart appeared in her courtroom to defend his parents, she said to him, "You remind me of me, when I was a little boy."

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[[folder: Judge Constance Harm]]
[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2054878_judge_constance_harm.png]]
Declan Desmond]]
-->Debut: ''"The Parent Rap"''

''"Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky"''

British documentary filmmaker.
Voiced by Jane Kaczmarek

Creator/EricIdle.

* CoolPet: Has a pet seal named Poncho that doubles as a guard dog, and ''barks'' like one.
* DisproportionateRetribution: A lot, such an example would be in "On a Clear Day, I Can't See My Sister.", when she increases the distance on how far Bart has to be from Lisa after Bart insults her.
* HangingJudge: To give one example of how harsh she can be, in one episode she retracted Homer's driving license for driving it off a dock (because it had too many accessories installed) doing so by cutting up the license, chopping the pieces up with a miniature guillotine, feeding what was left to a pair of dogs, and then ordering the court officers to "Burn their poop!". She also allowed Lisa (a minor with no consent from her parents) to file a restraining order on her own brother and increased the order's range when Bart (stupidly) insulted her figure during the appeal.
AlliterativeName
* {{Jerkass}}: Big time, it doesn't help that she's played by [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Jane Kaczmarek]]. She enjoys creating cruel and unusual punishments for criminals in her court.
** JerkassHasAPoint: That being said she does rightfully call out Homer for being
He demeans everyone he talks to.
* MeanBrit: Doesn't have
a bad father.
* PetTheDog: In the 300th episode she does grants Bart emancipation from his family, specifically ''Homer'', after his jerkass tendencies reaches new heights.
* MeaningfulName / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Harm's name is a pun on the phrase "Constant Harm," implying that she likes issuing cruel punishments to people in her courtroom.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Subverted. While she has the appearance
high opinion of any child who isn't a stern, no nonsense judge, she holds serious grudges against other people.
prodigy. When they are prodigy he takes pleasure shooting them down.
* {{Transgender}}: In her first appearance, when Bart appeared in her courtroom to defend his parents, she said to him, "You remind me of me, when I was a little boy."NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sounds just like David Attenborough.



[[folder: Lionel Hutz]]
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-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''
-->Final Episode: ''"Realty Bites"''

Voiced by: Creator/PhilHartman

* TheAlcoholic: As implied in "Marge in Chains." He even argued his case before the court and was then informed he wasn't wearing any pants. He's also seen drinking scotch at nine-thirty in the morning. In front of clients, no less.
* AmbulanceChaser: In "Bart Gets Hit By a Car," Homer says upon meeting him, "You were the guy chasing Bart's ambulance."
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Averted. He's eccentric, odd and sleazy. And really, really bad at his job. The rare times he does win a case, it's because of something Bart and/or Lisa did.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: All of Hartman's characters were retired after his death, as production thought it would be in poor taste to simply replace him. (The fact that his children would be watching was often cited.) There is the very rare occasion where they will turn up in the background, though, and they continue to have speaking roles in the comics.
* FrivolousLawsuit: His usual thing. Heck, he once sued the makers of ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory'' for false advertising.
* MakeTheDogTestify: Does this occasionally.
* SmartBall: Believe it or not, he occasionally catches this:
** When Homer sued the Frying Dutchman restaurant for throwing him out before he had all he could eat, Hutz won the case by making Marge testify and forcing her to admit the absurd lengths she and Homer went to try and find another all-you-can-eat fish restaurant after they got kicked out (notably, ''they went fishing'') and won the sympathy of a jury full of fat people;
** When Homer tried to sue Moe for stealing the recipe for the Flaming Moe, Hutz researched the case law proving that beverage recipes couldn't be patented. Hutz was notably surprised at the fact that the books in his office didn't just make the room look good, but that they were also filled will all sorts of interesting legal tidbits.
** When Bart sued the Krusty Corporation when he got hospitalized from eating Krusty-O cereal, Hutz won Bart a $100,000 settlement...of which Bart got only $500.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Frequently lost his cases, but kept getting hired by Homer and Marge regardless. Lampshaded:
-->'''Marge:''' You know, we should really stop hiring him.

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[[folder: Lionel Hutz]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lionel_hutz917.png]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''
-->Final Episode: ''"Realty Bites"''

Shauna Chalmers]]
Daughter of Springfield District's Superintendent Chalmers.
Voiced by: Creator/PhilHartman

by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* TheAlcoholic: As implied in "Marge in Chains." He even argued his case before the court and was then informed he wasn't wearing any pants. He's also seen drinking scotch at nine-thirty in the morning. In front AscendedExtra: One of clients, no less.
* AmbulanceChaser: In "Bart Gets Hit By a Car," Homer says upon meeting him, "You were the guy chasing Bart's ambulance."
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Averted. He's eccentric, odd and sleazy. And really, really bad at his job. The rare times he does win a case, it's because of something Bart and/or Lisa did.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: All of Hartman's
few recent new characters were retired after his death, as production thought it would who become semi-regular.
* BareYourMidriff: Never cover her belly.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She is confirmed to
be in poor taste to simply replace him. (The fact that his children would be watching was often cited.) There is the very rare occasion where they will turn up in the background, though, and they continue to have speaking roles in the comics.
* FrivolousLawsuit: His usual thing. Heck, he once sued the makers
daughter of ''Film/TheNeverEndingStory'' Superintendent Gary Chalmer.
* DeadpanSnarker
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: After being fired
for false advertising.
* MakeTheDogTestify: Does this occasionally.
* SmartBall: Believe it or not, he occasionally catches this:
** When Homer sued the Frying Dutchman restaurant for throwing him out before he had all he could eat, Hutz won the case
trying to steal cash from Marge's sandwich store, Shauna retaliates by making Marge testify and forcing the squeaky-voiced-teen quit. She accomplishes this by showing him her to admit the absurd lengths she and Homer went to try and find another all-you-can-eat fish restaurant after they got kicked out (notably, ''they went fishing'') and won the sympathy of a jury full of fat people;
** When Homer tried to sue Moe for stealing the recipe for the Flaming Moe, Hutz researched the case law proving
boobs.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Jimbo doesn't mind
that beverage recipes couldn't be patented. Hutz was notably surprised at the fact she is easy (embrace who you are, Shauna) and that she called him Kearney (implying she used to date him before).
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Shauna showed Bart her breasts as a reward for taking
the books blame for her shoplifting in his office didn't just make the room look good, but that they were also filled will all sorts of interesting legal tidbits."Beware My Cheating Bart".
** When * YourCheatingHeart: She cheat his boyfriend Jimbo...with Bart sued the Krusty Corporation when he got hospitalized in "Beware My Cheating Bart". She flirts with him from eating Krusty-O cereal, Hutz won Bart a $100,000 settlement...of which Bart got only $500.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Frequently lost his cases, but kept getting hired by Homer and Marge regardless. Lampshaded:
-->'''Marge:''' You know, we should really stop hiring him.
time to time since then.



[[folder: Blue-Haired Lawyer]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''

Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AmoralAttorney: Although unlike most examples, he isn't outright malevolent.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A RunningGag is that he'll claim copyright infringement over things that are in the public domain, like Christmas carols. One halloween episodes has him making a solid legal document that would allow Burns to hunt people.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says he's based on the appearance of actor Charles Lane and the voice and mannerisms of Roy Cohn.
* NoNameGiven: His actual name has never been revealed.
* TooDumbToLive: In the Halloween episode above he is shot right after giving the document that makes it legal for Burns to kill him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has blue hair.

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[[folder: Blue-Haired Lawyer]]
[[folder:Jebediah Springfield]]
!!Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield [[spoiler:aka Hans Sprungfeld]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets Hit by a Car"''

''"The Telltale Head"''

The legendary founder of Springfield.
Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

Creator/HarryShearer.

* AmoralAttorney: Although unlike most examples, he isn't outright malevolent.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: A RunningGag is that he'll claim copyright infringement over things that are in the public domain, like Christmas carols. One halloween episodes has him making a solid legal document that would allow Burns to hunt people.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says he's based on the appearance of actor Charles Lane and the voice and mannerisms of Roy Cohn.
* NoNameGiven: His actual name has never been revealed.
* TooDumbToLive: In the Halloween episode above he is shot right after giving the document that makes it legal for Burns to kill him.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has blue hair.
ShroudedInMyth



!Families

[[folder: Spuckler Family]]

!!Cletus Spuckler
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->''Some folk might not eat a squirrel,''
->''But then again, some folk'll,''
->''Like Cletus,''
->''The Slack-Jawed Yokel!''

-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets an Elephant"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria

* BerserkButton: Do Not Insert Anything up his butt; the aliens in [[VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame the game version]] found this out the hard way when he learned that he was [[AnalProbing probed]].
* DeepSouth: Embodies most of the traditional redneck/trailer trash stereotypes.
* TheDitz: Or so it seems. In the movie he appears every time the others need a stupid person.
* HillbillyMoonshiner: He's occasionally seen moonshining.
* IncestIsRelative: He is often depicted as being related to Brandine, but exactly how they are related changes [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode.]]

!!Brandine Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* IncestIsRelative: Lampshaded when Homer marries them during his exploitation of weddings arrangement and realize their paper hint their brother and sister. Brandine simply says they are a lot of things.
* TooManyBabies: The overall number of children she has is inconsistent.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cletus is the father of only two of their kids, according to her.

!!Dia-Betty Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Sweets and Sour Marge"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* {{Expy}}: Of Bonnie Grape in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''.

!!Mary Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Apocalypse Cow"''

Voiced by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel

* AccidentalMarriage: In her debut episode, because Cletus misinterpreted Bart's gift of a pet cow to their family, he sets up an ArrangedMarriage between the two kids. It is, of course, annulled by the episode's end.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Mary in this in "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing" given the AllTakeAndNoGive aspect of her and Bart’s relationship. She would get mad at Bart for getting bored after listening to her play music for hours or even an entire day finally breaking up with him when he’d rather do something else besides watch her flirt with some guy over music. Yet she wouldn’t even do something Bart enjoyed for a half an hour.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Because of the above, she was brought back in season 24 as Bart's "past love interest", despite the fact that they were just merely friends.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Lampshaded by Milhouse.
-->'''Millhouse (looking at a photo of her from Bart)''': She looks pretty cute for Cletus' daughter.
* WhiteSheep: She's a lot smarter than the rest of the Spuckler family. Justified as she is one that has been given milk when she was young (not as she was breastfed but more as the others drank paint).

!!Dubya Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Yokel Chords"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* EyepatchOfPower

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!Families

!Non-Human Characters

[[folder: Spuckler Family]]

!!Cletus Spuckler
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Kang and Kodos]]
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->''Some folk might not eat a squirrel,''
->''But then again, some folk'll,''
->''Like Cletus,''
->''The Slack-Jawed Yokel!''

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-->Debut: ''"Bart Gets an Elephant"''

''"Treehouse of Horror"''

Brother and sister (respectively) cyclopian aliens resembling giant green heads on writhing octopus tentacles, these two aliens from Rigel IV make guest appearances in some episodes but are most prominent in the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episodes, which are non-canonical horror analogies.

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria

Creator/HarryShearer and Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* BerserkButton: Do Not Insert Anything up his butt; the aliens AliensAreBastards: Subverted in [[VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame the game version]] found their initial appearance, though their later appearances tend to parody this.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Rigellian coincidentally sounds just like English.
* AmbiguousGender: At first they where both assumed to be male because there deep booming voices. However, in a throwaway line from "Treehouse of Horror VII", Kang introduces Kodos as "my sister". The comics jumped on
this out the hard way when he learned and did their best to portray her as female. Later in a crossover with {{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Lrr asked "the one of you that he was is female" to go talk to Ndnd and after a brief pause they both go. It is possible that the gender pronouns on their planet are just different.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Of ''Hit & Run''.]]
* {{Crossover}}: They went to summer camp with [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] and are friends with Lrr and Ndnd.
* {{Cyclops}}
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Kang and Kodos Has Standards]]: They didn't want to perform
[[AnalProbing probed]].
* DeepSouth: Embodies most of the traditional redneck/trailer trash stereotypes.
* TheDitz: Or so it seems. In the movie he appears every time the others need a stupid person.
* HillbillyMoonshiner: He's occasionally seen moonshining.
* IncestIsRelative: He is often depicted as being related to Brandine, but exactly how
"work"]] since they are related changes [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode.]]

!!Brandine Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* IncestIsRelative: Lampshaded when
reached their limits... to be fair, it is Homer marries them during his exploitation of weddings arrangement and realize their paper hint their brother and sister. Brandine simply says Simpson they're dealing with.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied, as
they are a lot drag it on [[OverlyLongGag for longer than necessary]].
* FaceHeelTurn: They were once peaceful aliens in Treehouse
of things.
* TooManyBabies: The overall number
Horror that had no interest in conquering Earth or harming its inhabitants. But then, with no given explanation, they became invaders starting with Treehouse of children she has Horror II onward. An interesting fan theory to this change is inconsistent.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cletus is the father of only two of their kids, according to her.

!!Dia-Betty Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Sweets and Sour Marge"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* {{Expy}}: Of Bonnie Grape in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''.

!!Mary Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Apocalypse Cow"''

Voiced by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel

* AccidentalMarriage: In her debut episode,
because Cletus misinterpreted Bart's gift of a pet cow to their family, he sets up an ArrangedMarriage between the two kids. It is, of course, annulled they were so hurt by the episode's end.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Mary in this in "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing" given the AllTakeAndNoGive aspect of her and Bart’s relationship. She would get mad at Bart for getting bored after listening to her play music for hours or even an entire day finally breaking up with him when he’d rather do something else besides watch her flirt with some guy over music. Yet she wouldn’t even do something Bart enjoyed for a half an hour.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Because of the above, she was brought back in season 24 as Bart's "past love interest", despite the fact
Lisa's accusations that they were just merely friends.
took their anger out on Earth.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Lampshaded by Milhouse.
-->'''Millhouse (looking at a photo of her from Bart)''': She looks pretty cute for Cletus' daughter.
* WhiteSheep: She's a lot smarter than the rest
HalloweenEpisode: Traditionally, they've appeared in every installment, whether cameo appearance or part of the Spuckler family. Justified as plot in a Halloween story ("TOH I": "Hungry are the Dammed", "TOH VII": "Citizen Kang", "TOH IX": "Starship Poopers").
* IAmYourFather: Parodied in the halloween episode "Starship Poopers" where Maggie is revealed to be HalfHumanHybrid fathered by Kang.
* LargeHam: Very much so. Especially when they start laughing.
* LarynxDissonance: Kodos is female, but
she is and her brother sound nearly the same.
* LaserGuidedKarma: In
one episode, Kodos mocks Homer for misusing time-travel, the two laugh... and are promptly turned into Peabody (Kodos) and Sherman (Kang).
* MetaGuy: Have become this often appearing at the start or the end of the episode to brake the fourth wall or even as AnimatedActors.
* ShoutOut: They are both named after one off villains from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (Commander Kang from "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove Day Of The Dove]]" and Kodos the Executioner from "[[StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing The Conscience Of The King]]")
* StarfishAliens: They are giant, green, fang-bearing Cyclopean octopuses hidden behind large glass helmets. Their few humanizing aspects includes speaking a language
that has been given milk when she was young (not as she was breastfed but more as coincidentally sounds like English.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Whichever trope applies purely depends on
the others drank paint).

!!Dubya Spuckler

-->Debut: ''"Yokel Chords"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

story or joke at hand. Bio-duplicators and an Accele-Ray? Sufficient. A board with a nail in it deemed overwhelming? Insufficient. Mastered intergalactic travel with their own spaceship? Sufficient. Said spaceship contains ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' and no {{Creator/HBO}}? [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Insufficient.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
TheUnfought: In video game adaptations like [[spoiler:''Hit and Run'']] and ''The Simpsons Game''.



[[folder: Agnes Skinner]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Crepes of Wrath"''

Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother eternal beloved smother]] who is constantly nagging about his existence and actions. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* AManIsAlwaysEager: She once called Seymour a sissy because he wasn't using the internet for porn.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lampshaded in the episode where [[MayDecemberRomance she dates the equally snarky Comic Book Guy]].
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' We're a perfect match. Her sneer just lights up my day.
-->'''Agnes:''' And we're always finishing each other's insults!
* DirtyOldWoman: Agnes has exhibited "cougar" tendencies in several episodes. Among the younger men she has been in a relationship (or possibly had sex) with include [[MayDecemberRomance Superintendent Chalmers, Otto Mann and Comic Book Guy]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: She was sweet and doting in her small debut, only to branch off to the rude, no-nonsense woman of today. WordOfGod says that she became more vicious because of Bart's cherry bomb prank during her debut episode.
* IHaveNoSon: Her treatment of her son borderlines with this, though it comes to happen in ''The Principal and the Pauper'' when [[spoiler:her real son turns up but she decides to shut her off from both of them...and then she despises her real son so much that she begs the other to take his place]].
* {{Jerkass}}: She is a bitter and unpleasant old woman who's always rude to everyone.
* MyBelovedSmother: Part of the TropeNamer with his son. She shares an unhealthy relationship with him which often borders on psychosis. When Seymour was out of the house, Agnes phoned him regularly demanding to be taken out of the bath, shielded from the glare of car lights on the street, and other such petty requests. Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it was revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowned her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he wasn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course this never happened though]].)
* NeverMessWithGranny: Absolutely rude and snarky.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: She hates Seymour's choice in women, especially Edna Krabappel.
* SerialSpouse: She has married a total of four times.

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[[folder: Agnes Skinner]]
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Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Crepes ''"Homer's Odyssey"''

* {{Expy}}: A crow with three eyes began to make appearances later, presumably the same one that's [[RunningGag frequently heard outside the power plant]]. It serves essentially the same role Blinky does.
* ExtraEyes: Has three eyes. Assumed by most to be the result
of Wrath"''

Seymour's [[MyBelovedSmother eternal beloved smother]] who is constantly nagging about
the power plant's radiation.
* RunningGag: A living one.
* UnexplainedRecovery: In "Brawl in the Family", we see him get eaten [[AlwaysABiggerFish a four-eyed fish]], which was immediately eaten by [[SerialEscalation a]] ''[[SerialEscalation five-eyed]]'' [[SerialEscalation fish]], [[UpToEleven before]] ''[[UpToEleven that]]'' [[UpToEleven was eaten by Homer]]! But somehow, he's since shown up seemingly unharmed.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The basis behind
his existence and actions. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* AManIsAlwaysEager: She once called Seymour a sissy because
seems to be this; he wasn't using the internet for porn.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lampshaded
frequently appears in the episode where [[MayDecemberRomance she dates background and no one bats an eye ([[{{Pun}} ahem]]) at the equally snarky Comic Book Guy]].
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' We're a perfect match. Her sneer just lights up my day.
-->'''Agnes:''' And we're always finishing each other's insults!
* DirtyOldWoman: Agnes has exhibited "cougar" tendencies in several episodes. Among the younger men she has been in a relationship (or possibly had sex) with include [[MayDecemberRomance Superintendent Chalmers, Otto Mann and Comic Book Guy]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: She was sweet and doting in her small debut, only to branch off to the rude, no-nonsense woman of today. WordOfGod says
fact that she became more vicious because a mutated fish is sitting right there in front of Bart's cherry bomb prank during her debut episode.
* IHaveNoSon: Her treatment of her son borderlines with this, though it comes to happen in ''The Principal and the Pauper'' when [[spoiler:her real son turns up but she decides to shut her off from both of them...and then she despises her real son so much that she begs the other to take his place]].
* {{Jerkass}}: She is a bitter and unpleasant old woman who's always rude to everyone.
* MyBelovedSmother: Part of the TropeNamer with his son. She shares an unhealthy relationship with him which often borders on psychosis. When Seymour was out of the house, Agnes phoned him regularly demanding to be taken out of the bath, shielded from the glare of car lights on the street, and other such petty requests. Agnes actually plays around with the trope rather darkly when it was revealed Seymour is an impostor, and she actually disowned her real son primarily because [[ControlFreak he wasn't subservient to her]]. ([[RetCon Of course this never happened though]].)
* NeverMessWithGranny: Absolutely rude and snarky.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: She hates Seymour's choice in women, especially Edna Krabappel.
* SerialSpouse: She has married a total of four times.
them.



[[folder: Nahasapeemapetilon family]]
!!Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon
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-->Debut: ''"Much Apu About Nothing"'' (flashback), ''"The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"'' (in-person)

A beautiful Indian woman, and wife of Apu. Voiced by Jan Hooks (seasons 9-14), TressMacNeille, and Maggie Roswell.

* AscendedExtra: Made her debut as a child in "Much Apu About Nothing", where she only appeared for a small gag. Since her first appearance as an adult in "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons", she became a recurring character.
* BetaCouple: With Apu to Homer and Marge in later season.
* MayDecemberRomance: One episode showed that she was still a pre-teen when Apu graduated college.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Though it depends on the episode, she still looks pretty darn young for a 38-year old woman.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Zig-zagged. While at first this seems to be the case, their relationship seems to zig-zag between loving and affectionate and strained and full of resentment. Future episodes suggest it works out.
* WomanScorned: When she discover that Apu once had an affair with a Squishee lady and kick him out of home. With some help from the Simpson family, Manjula eventually agreed to give Apu another chance after he completed an often-vengeful list of bizarre grueling tasks fashioned by her, such as performing "My Fair Lady" with the octuplets.

!!The Nahasapeemapetilon Octuplets
-->Debut: ''"Eight Misbehavin"''

-->Voiced by: Pamela Hayden (Poonam, Uma, Nabendu), Creator/NancyCartwright (Pria, Sandeep), and Creator/TressMacNeille (Sashi, Anoop, Gheet)

* MassiveNumberedSiblings: The eight octuplets consist of four girls and four boys.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted. Throughout the rest of the series, the octuplets are generally shown to be a handful, much to the stress and chagrin of Apu and Manjula. Because of this, Apu has to hold on to them with child harnesses whenever he takes them out in public. According to Apu, they act as a ravenous swarm of locusts that always eat, scream, grab, poke, pull, and drool.
* YourSizeMayVary: As the cast are stuck in a [[NotAllowedToGrowUp floating timeline]], the Octuplets have been shown to have aged ''slightly'', but their height is inconsistent compared to Maggie, especially in "Moe Letter Blues" where they are almost as tall as Lisa, compared to their parents.

!!Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon
-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"''

Apu's brother and co-owner of the Kwik-E-Mart. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Apu's red oni.
* SatelliteCharacter: Almost always seen alongside Apu.

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[[folder: Nahasapeemapetilon family]]
!!Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon
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-->Debut: ''"Much Apu About Nothing"'' (flashback), ''"The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"'' (in-person)

A beautiful Indian woman, and wife of Apu. Voiced by Jan Hooks (seasons 9-14), TressMacNeille, and Maggie Roswell.

* AscendedExtra: Made her debut as a child in "Much Apu About Nothing", where she only appeared for a small gag. Since her first appearance as an adult in "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons", she became a recurring character.
* BetaCouple: With Apu to Homer and Marge in later season.
* MayDecemberRomance: One episode showed that she was still a pre-teen when Apu graduated college.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Though it depends on the episode, she still looks pretty darn young for a 38-year old woman.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Zig-zagged. While at first this seems to be the case, their relationship seems to zig-zag between loving and affectionate and strained and full of resentment. Future episodes suggest it works out.
* WomanScorned: When she discover that Apu once had an affair with a Squishee lady and kick him out of home. With some help from the Simpson family, Manjula eventually agreed to give Apu another chance after he completed an often-vengeful list of bizarre grueling tasks fashioned by her, such as performing "My Fair Lady" with the octuplets.

!!The Nahasapeemapetilon Octuplets
-->Debut: ''"Eight Misbehavin"''

-->Voiced by: Pamela Hayden (Poonam, Uma, Nabendu), Creator/NancyCartwright (Pria, Sandeep), and Creator/TressMacNeille (Sashi, Anoop, Gheet)

* MassiveNumberedSiblings: The eight octuplets consist of four girls and four boys.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted. Throughout the rest of the series, the octuplets are generally shown to be a handful, much to the stress and chagrin of Apu and Manjula. Because of this, Apu has to hold on to them with child harnesses whenever he takes them out in public. According to Apu, they act as a ravenous swarm of locusts that always eat, scream, grab, poke, pull, and drool.
* YourSizeMayVary: As the cast are stuck in a [[NotAllowedToGrowUp floating timeline]], the Octuplets have been shown to have aged ''slightly'', but their height is inconsistent compared to Maggie, especially in "Moe Letter Blues" where they are almost as tall as Lisa, compared to their parents.

!!Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon
God]]
-->Debut: ''"Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"''

Apu's brother and co-owner of the Kwik-E-Mart.
Heretic"''

Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni BerserkButton: He apparently is displeased of Reverend Lovejoy, likely due to Apu's red oni.
being apathetic to Ned Flanders' beliefs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Almost always TheFaceless: His face is obscured by blinding light, although there's a definite GrandpaGod vibe. Though his face was briefly seen alongside Apu.in the opening of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E4TreehouseOfHorrorXVI Treehouse of Horror XVI]]".
* FinalBoss: Of ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'', fought in a round of a ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''-like minigame.
* {{God}}
* NotSoAboveItAll: He condemns Homer for not going to church, but admits Homer has a point of why going to church at all. He even says he'd rather watch the Superbowl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: A minor and unintentional example, but he's the only character in the show who has five fingers and toes.




[[folder: Mrs. Muntz]]
!!Mrs. Muntz

-->Debut: ''"Wild Barts Can't Be Broken"'' (voice only), ''"Tis the Fifteenth Season"'' (in-person)

Nelson's mother. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Van Houten family]]
!!Both

* KissingCousins: Luann, Kirk and Milhouse all look so similar that Bart once asked Luann and Kirk if they are siblings. In the season 26 episode "Let's Go Fly a Coot", Milhouse tells Bart that his parents are actually cousins. They were born in Shelbyville and this follows Shelbyville custom, as the town was founded by early dissenting Springfielders who wanted to inbreed.
* LookalikeLovers: They look so similar to each other, their own son is half-sure they're brother and sister. A later episode however has Milhouse state that they are cousins.

!!Kirk Van Houten
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-->Debut: ''"Bart's Friend Falls in Love"''

Milhouse Van Houten's father. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* BumblingDad: After the divorce, he becomes this.
* ButtMonkey: After the divorce, Kirk become a stereotypical middle-aged male loser and deadbeat dad, suffering depression after his divorce from Luann. He does some humiliant works and all watch him as a loser (nearly rival Gill).
* ChickMagnet: He is usually portrayed as an unattractive deadbeat, but when he was unfairly thrown in jail for kidnapping Bart, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys it makes him an idol to many ladies]].
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: After his divorce, Kirk Van Houten was actually fired from the cracker company for being single. Though since Kirk apparently got the job from Luann's father he may have only have gotten to stay there as a favor, or possibly the firing was to get back him for the divorce.
* IncompetenceInc: Kirk's firing from the cracker factory may have been in part to get back at him for the divorce, but it was also justified on its own. According to Luann, the Southern Cracker Company was the initially leading cracker brand in Springfield, but under Kirk's incompetent management it fell to ''[[EpicFail sixth]]'' in the marketplace.
* {{Jerkass}}: He was a pretty lousy husband to Luann, not helping with chores, and often driving Luann to borrow money from her sister, [[JerkassRealization something he admits to Homer]].
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: After being fired from the Cracker Factory, he struggled to hold down a job.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After some years, he and Luann decide to marry again.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: During their divorce, Kirk had visitation rights, though he doesn't like to be billed as a "weekend dad".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has blue hair.

!!Luann Van Houten
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-->Debut: ''"Homer Defined"''

Milhouse Van Houten's mother. Voiced by Maggie Roswell (1991-1999, 2002-), Marcia Mitzman Gaven (2000-2002).

* FanservicePack: Starting with "A Millhouse Divided", Luann's character design was revised, dropping her modest dress for flirtier clothing.
* LethalChef: She is heavily implied to be a bad cook in "A Milhouse Divided." When Luann mentions the time some high school punks egged her husband's Bonneville, Kirk (the husband) snarks that the punks should have hurled some bacon so he could have a decent breakfast for once.
* ReallyGetsAround: She has dated many men after the divorce. Otto tells Kirk "even I hooked up with your old lady" before apologizing to Milhouse.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Luann has bob-cut blue hair.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bernice Hibbert]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart's Dog Gets an F"''

Bernice Hibbert (née Dupree) is Dr. Hibbert's recovering alcoholic wife.

* TheAlcoholic: She is somewhat a heavy drinker. This has been joked about on at least one occasion and she also stated once that she was too drunk to remember marrying her husband. She is a member of AA; however she is seen drinking alcohol at several times, meaning she might have a reoccurring problem.
* FlatCharacter: One of less notable character. Aside the alcohol joke, she never displays any particular traits.
* SatelliteCharacter: She appear only with her husband or like part of some female groups.
[[/folder]]

!Other Recurring Characters

[[folder: Gil Gunderson]]
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-->Debut: ''"Realty Bites"''

Chronically unsuccessful salesman. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* ADayInTheLimelight: In the episode "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II".
* AlliterativeName
* AscendedExtra: Ol' Gil was expected to be a one-shot character in "Realty Bites." However, Dan Castellaneta was reportedly so funny at that episode's table read, the writers wanted to keep bringing the character back.
* BornUnlucky: Gil has held many different jobs, all of which he eventually quits because something bad happens to him. For example, being shot in his first day as a bank security guard.
* ButtMonkey: His only reason to exist is to fail at everything he does.
* TheChewToy: Happen to him things like finding himself gored by bulls, shot to death in a bank robbery, and presumably burnt to a crisp when his car explodes.
* {{Expy}}: In his original appearances, he was a parody of Shelly "The Machine" Levene from ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss''.
* StrawLoser: Say what you will about Moe or Comic Book Guy, but at least they have a steady income and a roof over their heads. Gil will never have the former, and he's lucky whenever he gets the latter. He really seems to be at the bottom of the social ladder nearly all the time.
--> '''Gil''': Oh, Ol' Gil's gonna collect big from insurance. I'll be eating ''food'' tonight!
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The writers choice to use him as a replacement for Lionel Hutz thanks to Phil Hartman's untimely death.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Car explode next to him, being shot, having his eyes popped out of his sockets for cash (might have survived it but the anesthetic was a 2X4) and still coming back for misery.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Gil often refers to himself in the third person, particularly as "Ol' Gil".
* UnexplainedRecovery: Gil was shot and apparently killed in Season 19's "I Don't Wanna Know Why The Caged Bird Sings." [[StatusQuoIsGod No explanation is given for his return/survival.]]
* YankTheDogsChain: The plot of "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II". The Simpsons let him stay in their house for one night, but he brought all his stuff in and made it into an extended stay. He got on the entire family's nerves, but Marge found herself unable to kick him out because she could not say "no" to him. After an entire year, Gil finally moved to Scottsdale because he got a job as a real estate agent. Marge still had to say "no" to him, so the family went to Scottsdale to talk to him. There, they discovered Gil was actually successful at this job, as everyone acclaimed him. But when Marge finally confronted Gil and shouted at him because of his being so annoying, Gil's co-workers thought was a miserable man, so he was fired.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hans Moleman]]
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-->Debut: ''"Principal Charming"''

A dwarfish, heavily wrinkled elderly man with thick glasses and [[UnluckyExtra terrible luck]], who repeatedly shows up in the series. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* BornUnlucky: The poor man has frighteningly bad luck on just about every aspect.
* ButtMonkey: One of the show's biggest.
* TheChewToy: He gets killed or injured in nearly every episode just for laughs.
* CoolOldGuy: Hans Moleman once had an affair with Lars Ulrich's grandmother, and because of this the members of Music/{{Metallica}} highly respect him. "Walking Big & Tall" revealed that he was the Mayor of Springfield when he was younger, serving at least four terms and balancing the budget eight times.
* GroinAttack: His short film, ''Man Getting Hit by Football'', is about... well, take a guess.
* IronButtMonkey: UpToEleven.
* OffModel: The early episodes done in traditional cel animation had Moleman's skin as either yellow or brown, depending on episode ("Duffless," and "Homer's Triple Bypass" had brown-skin Moleman; "The Springfield Files," "Principal Charming," and "Bart of Darkness" had yellow-skin Moleman). The later episodes done in digital ink and paint (including the high-definition episodes) have him with yellow skin.
* SwordCane: "You call that a knife? ''[[{{BFS}} This]]'' is a knife. [[ButtMonkey Whoooa, down I go.]]"
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Hans has been killed on-screen a dozen plus times in various ways, from being run off the road and crashing into the birthplace of Norman Vincent Peale, to being executed in Springfield Jail on what's implied to be a shoddy legal basis, to Mr. Burns confusing him for Lucky the Leprechaun and taking a power drill to his skull in order to "get his Lucky Charms".
* UnexplainedRecovery: He's died many times, yet he still returns.
* UnluckyExtra: If an episode needs a random person getting hurt or screwed, expect Hans to be on the scene.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In season four's "Duffless," Moleman reveals that he's 31 years old, despite looking like an old man. The reason: [[spoiler:Moleman's an alcoholic]]. Thanks to CanonDiscontinuity, Moleman's age has been projected to be at least in the ballpark of 80 and above (although one episode still hinted at the younger than they look trope when Moleman was doing a wheelbarrow race with his Dad at the Springfield Retirement Castle).
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Professor John Frink, Jr.]]
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-->Debut: ''"Old Money"''

Local mad scientist and nerdy genius. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* ADayInTheLimelight: In episode 13 of Season 27 where uses science to turn himself into a ChickMagnet.
* BunglingInventor: Several of his inventions have malfunctioned, with {{hilari|tyEnsues}}ous results.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Sometimes Professor Frink's inventions malfunction, and other times they work perfectly well, depending on the needs of the plot. The self-tapping dance shoes he invented for Lisa ended up going out of control, but the auto-dialling machine that Homer used in his electric panhandling scheme worked just fine.
* {{Expy}}: Of JerryLewis' character in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', to the point where the real Jerry Lewis voiced Frink's father, John Frink Sr., in the "Treehouse of Horror XIV" story "Frinkenstein".
* HollywoodNerd
* JewishAndNerdy: Although he has appeared in Reverend Lovejoy's church on at least one occasion.
* MadScientist
* NiceGuy: Although he can be awkward and harsh at times, he's usually one of the more decent people in the cast underneath it, trying to salve Lisa's feelings in ''Last Tap Dance in Springfield'' and supporting her research in ''Bye Bye Nerdie''.
* OddFriendship: Professor Frink has frequent contact with Lisa Simpson better than the rest of the Simpsons family because she is more interested in science and makes more frequent visits to places such as the Natural History Museum and the Observatory.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: He is almost never seen without his glasses and has only taken them off once.
* TheProfessor: It's mentioned that he is one of Springfield's most renowned scientific minds (has an IQ of more than 190), he discovered the element Frinkonium, discovered and cured Frink's disease and created the 8 month after pill.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Has a young son who looks similar to him.
* VerbalTic: The "Frink noise".
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rich Texan]]
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-->Debut: ''"$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"''

A wealthy businessman originally from Texas. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* CatchPhrase: Yeeeeahaw!
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He once owned a logging company and once attempted to cut down Springfield's tallest Redwood tree, until his company was destroyed by the gigantic tree after it slid down a hill.
-->"Goldarn! I worked hard to ill-get those gains."
* CorruptHick: He has frequently been shown as a doing anything for money, yet does have a good side (he does love his gay son).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Subverted. Rich Texan is his ''[[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep actual name]]''. He even has a teenaged daughter named [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Paris Texan]]. (It helps that "Rich" as a name is short for "Richard".)
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit: He fits the "fat", "southerner", and "in a white (or, at least, light tan) suit" elements of the trope, though he isn't commonly shown to be sweaty or gluttonous. He is very rich and occasionally somewhat shady.
* GunsAkimbo: He holds two guns at once.
* {{Jerkass}}: Considering he ruined Lisa's entry in a contest and gave her a "Last Place" ribbon before Homer as "Pie Man" stopped him, Rich Texan qualifies.
* PetTheDog:
** He thanks Marge on one occasion when she stops him, Mr Burns, Moe and Snake from almost killing one another over the gold, and gives her a big hug before going to volunteer to build an orphanage.
** Also dearly loves his gay grandson despite his otherwise crazy values.
** He also gave Homer his lucky hat ("I wore it the day Kennedy was shot, and it's always brought me luck!")
* RecklessGunUsage: Richard always carried two revolvers, and he had a common habit of pulling them out and firing them into the air while yelling, "Yee-haw!" whenever he is happy or excited. He has been to jail at least once when one of his stray bullets hit a Texas Ranger and the police made him switch to blanks
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: In one of the first episodes he appeared in, he was representing a group of oil tycoons who make foolish purchases. Some of their past "investments" included a stained-glass bathrobe, and the world's fattest racehorse.
* StrawmanPolitical: Along with post-{{Flanderization}} Ned, he serves as the show's primary target for {{Take That}}s directed at Republicans/conservatives. Unlike Ned he retains some sympathetic qualities.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lindsey Naegle]]
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-->Debut: ''"The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"''

-->Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

* AscendedExtra: The TV executive that appears in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" and "Girly Edition" behaves, sounds and looks (only with a different hair color) just like her, but she wasn't formally introduced and named until "They Saved Lisa's Brain". Though it's unclear whether the [=OmniTouch=] representative from "Make Room For Lisa", airing shortly before "They Saved Lisa's Brain", is also Naegle.
* TheAlcoholic: Was seen in Alcholics Anonymous on "Days of Wine and D'Oh-ses".
* BlondRepublicanSexKitten: In many episodes, though in "E Pluribus Wiggum", she was shown as a Democrat.
* ChildrenAreAWaste: Lindsey, outraged at paying high damages for a particular riot that the youth have caused, formed an anti-youth group named SSCCATAGAPP (Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples And Teens And Gays Against Parasitic Parents), and lobbied to deprive Springfield of all child-friendly things.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: She is a stereotypical upper management executive, and her ventures almost always promote the business buzzword “synergy”.
* {{Expy}}: She's similar to Charlotte Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' as a workaholic female executive played by Tress [=MacNeille=], although Lindsey's much less family-friendly.
* {{Foil}}: To Marge ("Occupation"? ...hrrmmm...Homemaker.) Simpson. While Marge comes across quaint and out-of-date, even according to Groening himself, Naegel epitomizes everything wrong with the late eighties/early nineties businesswoman: androgynous hair, shoulderpads, a patronizing attitude and an utter disdain for children and families in general.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lindsey tends to flatly admit things that might be considered insensitive.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Lindsey has popped up in several capacities, seemingly working at a different job every time she appears. Job titles have included the aforementioned network executive, as well as marketing researcher, financial planner (making a point that she wasn’t a financial consultant), public relations consultant, venture capitalist, advertising executive, cell phone company exec. and executive with the Child Development Group.
* NoodleIncident: On the season 13 episode "Blame It On Lisa," Lindsay Naegle reveals that she's a sexual predator, which is why she has a different job every episode. Just ''how'' did Lindsay Naegle become a sexual predator? Who was/were the victim(s)? [[FridgeHorror Were minors involved]]? Was the news of her indictment as seen on "Alone Again, Natura-Diddly" connected with this?
* RichBitch: More bitchy than rich but most of her job are well payed one.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Omni Touch employee from "Make Room For Lisa" behaves like she does, but looks different. See AscendedExtra above; it apparently took the writers awhile to establish the Jerkass Female Businesswoman as an official character.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Cookie Kwan]]
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-->Debut: ''"Bart After Dark"''

Voiced by: Creator/TressMacNeille

* AsianRudeness: She is very aggressive toward anyone whom she deems a threat to her business.
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: She has a strong Asian accent even though she grew up in Springfield.
* CatchPhrase: She's "number one on the west side".
* FlatCharacter: She has no personality besides her business work.
* {{Jerkass}}: Cookie went to Camp Land-A-Man with Marge when she was a child. Marge had arranged a date with Homer, but he didn't appear, so Marge went out of the camp. Cookie told everyone at the camp about it and that Marge was pregnant.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She has a cousin, Nookie, identical to her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Disco Stu]]
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-->Debut: ''"Two Bad Neighbors"''

The owner of Stu's Disco and a huge fan of Disco music. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AscendedExtra: Originally appeared as a punchline to the fact that Homer's old jacket said "Disco Stu" when it should have said "Disco Stud", he has since become one of the show's most memorable characters.
* DiscoDan: A very famous example. No matter what year it is, Disco Stu dresses and acts like it's 1978.
* FlatCharacter: Every shot of him is relative only to his obsession for disco. Stop.
* HiddenDepths: In the episode "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" Disco Stu admits that he knows disco is dead and that he doesn't even like it anymore.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently had a brief marriage with Selma.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's already in his 40s, but can still qualify to be in his late 20s.
* RaisedCatholic: He got his wedding with Selma annulled by the pope.
* RefugeeFromTime: As real time passes, it becomes more and more of a stretch that he was old enough to appreciate Disco music during its heyday.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Disco Stu frequently refers to himself in the third person.
-->'''Disco Stu''': Disco Stu likes disco music!
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Barry "Duffman" Duffman]]
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-->Debut: ''"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"''

Duffman is the mascot and spokesman for Duff Brewing Company. He is an athletic and charismatic figure who is seldom seen without his signature uniform consisting of tights, cape, and a utility belt that holds cans of Duff. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* BiTheWay: In some episodes Duffman is shown to be gay, but one of his first appearances it's revealed that he lied to a buxom blonde bartender to get her to sleep with him. He also mentions having two kids and when he was shot by Frank Grimes Jr. he said "I love you, Doris" before losing consciousness. Much like Milhouse, the writers can't seem to decide whether Duffman is straight, gay, or bi, though given that Duffman is a character played by multiple actors, the answer could very well be "all of the above".
* CatchPhrase: "Oh yeah!" usually accompanied by a hip thrust.
* {{Expy}}: Duffman is based on Bud Man, an old mascot and spokesman for Budweiser.
* InformedJudaism: Mentions that he is Jewish in one episode.
* LargeHam: "OH YEAH!"
* LegacyCharacter: There are multiple actors who play Duffman, including one who died. As he said, "Duffman can never die... Only the actors who play him! Oh yeah!" In one scene, there's three or four of them in the same room.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His voice and attitude resemble that of professional wrestler "Macho Man" Wrestling/RandySavage.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Duffman is generally known for his overly enthusiastic speech in which he refers to himself in the third person.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Yes Guy (Frank Nelson-Type)]]
-->Debut: ''"Mayored to the Mob"''

An eccentric Springfield worker. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* CatchPhrase: "EEE-Yeeeeeeeeesssss?"
* LargeHam: He talks the way he does because he had a stroke.
* NiceGuy: Is unflinchingly courteous and helpful.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: As you might guess, he's based upon actor Frank Nelson in his appearances on ''The Jack Benny Show'', ''Series/ILoveLucy'' and ''Series/SanfordAndSon''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bleeding Gums Murphy]]
-->Debut: ''"Moaning Lisa"''

A blues musician in Springfield. Voiced by Ron Taylor.

* BackForTheDead: In "'Round Springfield".
* KilledOffForReal: Died in his second appearance.
* {{Mentor|s}}: To Lisa.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Bears several similarities to Music/StevieWonder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Squeaky-Voiced Teen (Jeremy Freedman)]]
-->Debut: ''"Brush with Greatness"''

An anxious teenager working many menial jobs in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* KavorkaMan: Despite his plain appearance, girls seems like him.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: He's seen working in different retail jobs depending on the episode, however, he's most typically seen at Krusty Burger.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jasper Beardly]]
-->Debut: ''"Homer's Odyssey"''

A senior citizen in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* ButtMonkey: Has gotten his beard caught in a pencil sharpener ("This is gonna get worse before it gets better"), frozen solid in one of the Kwik-E-Mart's freezers, and [[spoiler:shot in his wooden leg by a drunken Smithers]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "Bart the General", he was Abe's bully who easily took Abe's newspaper from him and laughs about it. In "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish", they instead become bickering rivals arguing about which should change the channel. Eventually they're now best friends.
* DirtyOldMan: Once voiced a desire for "Hot dames and plenty of 'em".
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Grandpa's red oni.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Will tell you exactly what he thinks. Fortunately, it's not very much.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Grandpa Simpson. When Abe isn't a major part of the plot, the two are often ThoseTwoGuys.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Crazy Old Jewish Man]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the General"''

Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* AlterKocker
* NoNameGiven: Old Jewish guy that hangs with Jasper.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Captain [=McAllister=]]]
-->Debut: ''"New Kid on the Block"''

A sea captain and businessman in Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.

* TheDrunkenSailor: Was drunk when he crashed a tanker full of oil on Baby Seal Beach in "Bart After Dark". He tries to bribe a reporter on camera to take the blame.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Or rather, everyone calls him the Sea Captain. The episode "New Kid on the Block" is the only time in the series where he was referred to as Captain [=McAllister=].
* FatherNeptune: Supposedly. He looks the part and even has a SeadogBeard, but his sailing and boating skills are usually shown to be lacking. In "Bart's Girlfriend," he says he hates the sea and everything in it and turned the lighthouse light the other way just so he can watch ships crash for fun (even though lighthouse lights are supposed to spin around, not stay stationary). The "Father Neptune" gimmick could be an act, given that he owns a seaside restaurant ("The Frying Dutchman"). He does play Neptune/Poseidon during the retelling of ''The Odyssey''.
* TalkLikeAPirate: Complete with [[VerbalTic copious use]] of "Yarrhh."
* TooKinkyToTorture: One of his lines in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'' hints at this.
-->"It's true that the sea is a cruel mistress, but that kinda turns me on."
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rafael (Sarcastic Clerk)]]
-->Debut: ''"The Way We Was"''

A wisecracking clerk. Voiced by Creator/HankAzaria

* DeadpanSnarker: His main trait.
* EvilDebtCollector: Of all his jobs, his favorite is repo man. He even says as much when he [[KickTheDog "accidentally" hurts Milhouse]].
* FlatCharacter: Whenever one of the Simpsons need to interact with a random, employee-type character, expect Rafael to be on the scene.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Hank Azaria based his voiced on Creator/CharlesBronson.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Has a bouncer cousin who looks just like him but buffer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Arnie Pye]]
-->Debut: ''"Homer Alone"''

A helicopter traffic reporter. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* TheResenter: He despises Kent Brockman for his greater success in TV news.
-->'''Kent:''' I think what the viewers want to know, Arnie, is "Is my house okay?"
-->'''Arnie:''' [[AmbiguousSyntax You mean]] [[SarcasmMode is your giant castle okay, Kent?]]
-->'''Kent:''' Don't hate me because I bought at the right time, Arnie.
-->'''Arnie:''' When's ''my'' right time, Kent? When's my right time!?
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sam and Larry]]
!!Sam and Larry
-->Debut: ''"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"'' (Sam), ''"Homer's Odyssey"'' (Larry)

The two barflies at Moe's Tavern. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer and Creator/HankAzaria.

* NiceHat: Sam wears a green cap.
* SatelliteCharacter: For Moe.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're almost always seen drinking together.
* TheVoiceless: They rarely talk when they are on screen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Patches & Poor Violet]]
!!Patches & Poor Violet
-->Debut: ''"Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"''

Two poor orphan siblings. Voiced by Pamela Hayden and Creator/TressMacNeille.

* PauperPatches: One of them is even [[MeaningfulName named Patches.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eleanor Abernathy (Crazy Cat Lady)]]
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->Debut: ''"Girly Edition"''

Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* TheAlcoholic: By age 32, she began to feel burned out from her jobs, and started drinking and sought emotional solace with her first cat.
* BrokenAce
* BrokenBird: Went from an esteemed doctor/lawyer to a disheveled homeless woman.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: When she ran for mayor she spouted gibberish in her speech and ended it with "there'll be cats in everyone's pants" but she was still the only one there with actual ideas. [[spoiler:Helps that she was actually a lawyer.]]
* CrazyCatLady: TropeNamer.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Subverted, despite crazily wandering in the street she isn't homeless or squatting. The house she lives in is her property.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Due to spending ever day with cats. When she spends time interacting with Springfielders, she speaks more comprehensibly.
* HiddenDepths: On top of everything else "Monty Burns Flying Circus" revealed she was a talented opera singer.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: She had brown hair before going mad.
* TrashOfTheTitans: She's also a compulsive hoarder. In "A Midsummer's Nice Dream", Marge stages an intervention, helping to clear out her hoarded junk, which helps restore her state of mind.
* TheUnintelligible: She shrieks and wails incomprehensibly.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: In "Springfield Up", it was shown that age 8, she was already aspiring to be both a doctor and a lawyer.
* {{Workaholic}}: She achieved her childhood dream of becoming a doctor and lawyer by age 24, and spent many years alternating between the two.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She's apparently in her 40s, since that's (chronologically) when we first see her as the Crazy Cat Lady in "Springfield Up".
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Miss Springfield]]
-->Debut: ''"Whacking Day"''

Miss Springfield is a beauty pageant winner and the secret wife of Mayor Quimby. Voiced by Pamela Hayden.

* BrainlessBeauty: She is very cute, but also dumb and illetarate. Once mistook his sash saying 'Mayor' for 'Major' and thought he was in the army.
* CuteButCacophonic: In "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington", Mayor Quimby redirects airplane traffic away from the motel where he conducts his affairs so he can hear her voice. When he discovers that she falls under this trope, Quimby laments "Now I regret buying you that opera house!".
* DumbBlonde: A classic example.
* TheMistress: She is the offical lover of Mayor Quimbly and was seen several times in bed with him..
* NoNameGiven: Her real name is unknown.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She often wears a pink dress, with a white "Miss Springfield" Sign around her, has pink high heels and wears pink lipstick.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Benjamin, Doug and Gary]]
-->Debut: ''"Homer Goes To College"''

Nerdy college students at Springfield University who help Homer study nuclear physics. Voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta, Creator/HankAzaria, and Creator/HarryShearer.

* AllThereInTheManual: Their names weren't stated onscreen, only mentioned in the original episode guide, and even there, it was unclear who was who.
* BlackAndNerdy: Gary.
* GeekPhysiques: Benjamin and Gary are skinny, Doug is fat.
* StrawFan: In "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show", though not to the same degree as Comic Book Guy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Herman Hermann]]
-->Debut: ''"Bart the General''

Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* AlliterativeName: '''H'''erman '''H'''ermann.
* AxCrazy: Lampshaded by Grampa in his first appearance. "He's completely out of his mind."
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Often has a cigarette in his mouth.
* HandicappedBadass: Once held Snake and Chief Wiggum hostage, wielding a shotgun in his left arm.
* MultipleChoicePast: Was originally going to be this regarding the source of his missing right arm, giving a different story every time he appeared. His debut appearance has him claim the arm was lost when he hung it out the bus window for too long, but his flashback in in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E8ToCurWithLove To Cur With Love]] has him stick it out on a street while trying to hail a car, resulting in the arm being torn off by a passing dogcatcher truck driven by Chief Wiggum.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His voice is based on George H.W. Bush.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Declan Desmond]]
-->Debut: ''"Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky"''

British documentary filmmaker. Voiced by Creator/EricIdle.

* AlliterativeName
* {{Jerkass}}: He demeans everyone he talks to.
* MeanBrit: Doesn't have a high opinion of any child who isn't a prodigy. When they are prodigy he takes pleasure shooting them down.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sounds just like David Attenborough.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shauna Chalmers]]
Daughter of Springfield District's Superintendent Chalmers. Voiced by Creator/TressMacNeille.

* AscendedExtra: One of few recent new characters who become semi-regular.
* BareYourMidriff: Never cover her belly.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She is confirmed to be daughter of Superintendent Gary Chalmer.
* DeadpanSnarker
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: After being fired for trying to steal cash from Marge's sandwich store, Shauna retaliates by making the squeaky-voiced-teen quit. She accomplishes this by showing him her boobs.
* MyGirlIsASlut: Jimbo doesn't mind that she is easy (embrace who you are, Shauna) and that she called him Kearney (implying she used to date him before).
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Shauna showed Bart her breasts as a reward for taking the blame for her shoplifting in "Beware My Cheating Bart".
* YourCheatingHeart: She cheat his boyfriend Jimbo...with Bart in "Beware My Cheating Bart". She flirts with him from time to time since then.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jebediah Springfield]]
!!Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield [[spoiler:aka Hans Sprungfeld]]
-->Debut: ''"The Telltale Head"''

The legendary founder of Springfield. Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* ShroudedInMyth
[[/folder]]

!Non-Human Characters

[[folder: Kang and Kodos]]
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-->Debut: ''"Treehouse of Horror"''

Brother and sister (respectively) cyclopian aliens resembling giant green heads on writhing octopus tentacles, these two aliens from Rigel IV make guest appearances in some episodes but are most prominent in the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episodes, which are non-canonical horror analogies.

Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer and Creator/DanCastellaneta.

* AliensAreBastards: Subverted in their initial appearance, though their later appearances tend to parody this.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Rigellian coincidentally sounds just like English.
* AmbiguousGender: At first they where both assumed to be male because there deep booming voices. However, in a throwaway line from "Treehouse of Horror VII", Kang introduces Kodos as "my sister". The comics jumped on this and did their best to portray her as female. Later in a crossover with {{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Lrr asked "the one of you that is female" to go talk to Ndnd and after a brief pause they both go. It is possible that the gender pronouns on their planet are just different.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Of ''Hit & Run''.]]
* {{Crossover}}: They went to summer camp with [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] and are friends with Lrr and Ndnd.
* {{Cyclops}}
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Kang and Kodos Has Standards]]: They didn't want to perform [[AnalProbing "work"]] since they reached their limits... to be fair, it is Homer Simpson they're dealing with.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied, as they drag it on [[OverlyLongGag for longer than necessary]].
* FaceHeelTurn: They were once peaceful aliens in Treehouse of Horror that had no interest in conquering Earth or harming its inhabitants. But then, with no given explanation, they became invaders starting with Treehouse of Horror II onward. An interesting fan theory to this change is because they were so hurt by Lisa's accusations that they took their anger out on Earth.
* HalloweenEpisode: Traditionally, they've appeared in every installment, whether cameo appearance or part of the plot in a Halloween story ("TOH I": "Hungry are the Dammed", "TOH VII": "Citizen Kang", "TOH IX": "Starship Poopers").
* IAmYourFather: Parodied in the halloween episode "Starship Poopers" where Maggie is revealed to be HalfHumanHybrid fathered by Kang.
* LargeHam: Very much so. Especially when they start laughing.
* LarynxDissonance: Kodos is female, but she and her brother sound nearly the same.
* LaserGuidedKarma: In one episode, Kodos mocks Homer for misusing time-travel, the two laugh... and are promptly turned into Peabody (Kodos) and Sherman (Kang).
* MetaGuy: Have become this often appearing at the start or the end of the episode to brake the fourth wall or even as AnimatedActors.
* ShoutOut: They are both named after one off villains from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (Commander Kang from "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove Day Of The Dove]]" and Kodos the Executioner from "[[StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing The Conscience Of The King]]")
* StarfishAliens: They are giant, green, fang-bearing Cyclopean octopuses hidden behind large glass helmets. Their few humanizing aspects includes speaking a language that coincidentally sounds like English.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Whichever trope applies purely depends on the story or joke at hand. Bio-duplicators and an Accele-Ray? Sufficient. A board with a nail in it deemed overwhelming? Insufficient. Mastered intergalactic travel with their own spaceship? Sufficient. Said spaceship contains ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' and no {{Creator/HBO}}? [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Insufficient.]]
* TheUnfought: In video game adaptations like [[spoiler:''Hit and Run'']] and ''The Simpsons Game''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish]]
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-->Debut: ''"Homer's Odyssey"''

* {{Expy}}: A crow with three eyes began to make appearances later, presumably the same one that's [[RunningGag frequently heard outside the power plant]]. It serves essentially the same role Blinky does.
* ExtraEyes: Has three eyes. Assumed by most to be the result of the power plant's radiation.
* RunningGag: A living one.
* UnexplainedRecovery: In "Brawl in the Family", we see him get eaten [[AlwaysABiggerFish a four-eyed fish]], which was immediately eaten by [[SerialEscalation a]] ''[[SerialEscalation five-eyed]]'' [[SerialEscalation fish]], [[UpToEleven before]] ''[[UpToEleven that]]'' [[UpToEleven was eaten by Homer]]! But somehow, he's since shown up seemingly unharmed.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The basis behind his existence seems to be this; he frequently appears in the background and no one bats an eye ([[{{Pun}} ahem]]) at the fact that a mutated fish is sitting right there in front of them.
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[[folder: God]]
-->Debut: ''"Homer the Heretic"''

Voiced by Creator/HarryShearer.

* BerserkButton: He apparently is displeased of Reverend Lovejoy, likely due to being apathetic to Ned Flanders' beliefs.
* TheFaceless: His face is obscured by blinding light, although there's a definite GrandpaGod vibe. Though his face was briefly seen in the opening of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E4TreehouseOfHorrorXVI Treehouse of Horror XVI]]".
* FinalBoss: Of ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame'', fought in a round of a ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''-like minigame.
* {{God}}
* NotSoAboveItAll: He condemns Homer for not going to church, but admits Homer has a point of why going to church at all. He even says he'd rather watch the Superbowl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: A minor and unintentional example, but he's the only character in the show who has five fingers and toes.
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19th Jan '17 10:24:40 PM annette12
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[[folder: Krusty the Klown]]

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[[folder: Krusty the Klown]]Clown]]



-->Debut: ''"The Krusty the Klown Show"''

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-->Debut: ''"The Krusty the Klown Clown Show"''



* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: "Let's just say it (Burns' film) moved me … ''TO A BIGGER HOUSE!''"

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* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: DidIJustSayThatOutLoud:
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"Let's just say it (Burns' film) moved me … ''TO A BIGGER HOUSE!''"
19th Jan '17 10:21:22 PM annette12
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[[folder: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky (Krusty the Klown)]]

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[[folder: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky (Krusty Krusty the Klown)]]Klown]]



* MoneyDearBoy: Will always choose selling out over artistic integrity.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Will InUniverse. He will always choose selling out over artistic integrity.



* OverlyLongName: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky.



* YouLookFamiliar: He was deliberately drawn to look like Homer. There was going to be a joke about how Bart has no respect for his father but idolizes a man who looks exactly like him and an early draft of the movie was going to have him turn out to be Homer in disguise.
19th Jan '17 8:54:00 PM infernape612
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* {{Crossover}} They went to summer camp with [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] and are friends with Lrr and Ndnd.

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* {{Crossover}} {{Crossover}}: They went to summer camp with [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Roger]] and are friends with Lrr and Ndnd.
19th Jan '17 8:26:01 AM rafi
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* LiveActionAdaptation: A live action Krusty the Klown chat show came very close to being made but was cancelled because the [[ItMakesSenseInContext animatronic beavers demolishing his house]] were too expensive to make.



* LiveActionAdaptation: Phil Hartman wanted to star in a live action Troy [= McClure=] movie but he died before it could happen.
19th Jan '17 7:39:42 AM Bosco13
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* JustJokingJustification: The Simpsons look horrified when he says he can have somebody whacked if you pay him a thousand dollars, he responds with "When you give me that look, it's a joke. ".


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* LiveActionAdaptation: A live action Krusty the Klown chat show came very close to being made but was cancelled because the [[ItMakesSenseInContext animatronic beavers demolishing his house]] were too expensive to make.


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* NonIronicClown: Krusty is a cynical parody of this (more specifically, Bozo), yet despite his being greedy and disinterested, his merchandise being low-quality and dangerous and his show's shrinking budget, he manages to bring joy to children and we occasionally see hints that even after everything, he still loves comedy. Even if he is a hack. In a flashback to his childhood, he admitted to his rabbi father that he wanted to be a clown because "I want to make people laugh!"


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* YouLookFamiliar: He was deliberately drawn to look like Homer. There was going to be a joke about how Bart has no respect for his father but idolizes a man who looks exactly like him and an early draft of the movie was going to have him turn out to be Homer in disguise.


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* LiveActionAdaptation: Phil Hartman wanted to star in a live action Troy [= McClure=] movie but he died before it could happen.
17th Jan '17 3:40:22 PM Fretless94
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-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' ''(Back to his Spanish voice'') Ay ay ay! No me gusta!

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-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' ''(Back to his Spanish voice'') voice)'' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!
17th Jan '17 3:40:02 PM Fretless94
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* CatchPhrase: "Ay ay ay!"
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: "Bart Gets Famous" reveals that he actually speaks perfect English with an English accent, and that the whole Spanish part of his character is just an act.
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' Ay ay ay! No me gusta!...''(In his normal voice)'' Ugh, I'm sorry, I'm just not comfortable with this Ethan. ''(Removes prop lobster from his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' What's the matter, love?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' It's just the same old tired gags, isn't it? I mean, let's give the audience some credit!
-->'''Ethan:''' How about a giant mousetrap?
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' I love it! ''(A giant mousetrap prop is clamped to his butt)''
-->'''Ethan:''' Action!
-->'''Bumblebee Man:''' ''(Back to his Spanish voice'') Ay ay ay! No me gusta!
15th Jan '17 7:29:04 PM FordPrefect
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* UnexplainedRecovery: In "Brawl in the Family", we see him get eaten [[AlwaysABiggerFish a four-eyed fish]], which was immediately eaten by [[SerialEscalation a]] ''[[SerialEscalation five-eyed]]'' [[SerialEscalation fish]], [[UpToEleven before]] ''[[UpToEleven that]] [[UpToEleven was eaten by Homer]]! But somehow, he's since shown up seemingly unharmed.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: In "Brawl in the Family", we see him get eaten [[AlwaysABiggerFish a four-eyed fish]], which was immediately eaten by [[SerialEscalation a]] ''[[SerialEscalation five-eyed]]'' [[SerialEscalation fish]], [[UpToEleven before]] ''[[UpToEleven that]] that]]'' [[UpToEleven was eaten by Homer]]! But somehow, he's since shown up seemingly unharmed.
15th Jan '17 4:00:50 PM Doinkmeister
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->''Some folk might not eat a squirrel,''
->''But then again, some folk'll,''
->''Like Cletus,''
->''The Slack-Jawed Yokel!''
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