List of recurring characters in The Simpsons


List of recurring characters in The Simpsons

The following is a list of recurring characters in "The Simpsons". "The Simpsons" includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, and local celebrities. The creators originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokesters or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. A number of them have gained expanded roles and subsequently starred in their own episodes. According to Matt Groening, the show adopted the concept of a large supporting cast from the Canadian sketch comedy "Second City Television".]

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Baby Gerald

Baby Gerald, is Maggie Simpson's archenemy, known for his large unibrow. He makes his first appearance in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song", where Lisa refers to Baby Gerald as Maggie's rival. On a few occasions, Gerald has been shown being pushed in a stroller by his mother outside the Simpson house, as the two babies glare at one another. On one occasion, Homer mistakes Maggie for Baby Gerald. Gerald has a history of causing large scale public incidents and was once rescued by Bart's mail-order dog, Laddie."The Simpsons" episode: "The Canine Mutiny"] Mayor Quimby once remarks, "Baby Gerald, we can't help but wonder what mischief you'll get into next". Gerald once spilled a shovel full of sand over Snake Jailbird's face."The Simpsons" episode: "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot"]

Benjamin, Doug, and Gary

Benjamin, Doug, and Gary are voiced by Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, and Dan Castellaneta, respectively. Benjamin, Doug, and Gary are partially based on three guys Conan O'Brien, the writer of "Homer Goes to College," was acquainted with in college who were, he said, "incredible nerds."]

In a 2008 article, "Entertainment Weekly" named Pierce's role as Cecil as one of the sixteen best guest appearances on "The Simpsons".] He is a spoof of the Jack Lemmon character Shelley Levene in the 1992 film adaptation of "Glengarry Glen Ross".] In 2008, "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" won a Writers Guild of America Award in the animation category. [ [http://www.wga.org/subpage_newsevents.aspx?id=2764 2008 awards winners ] ]

Gloria

Gloria (voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is Snake's girlfriend. She first appears in "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love," dating Mr. Burns. She ends up leaving him to return to her ex-boyfriend Snake. Gloria visits Snake in prison in "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." She made a silent appearance in "The Old Man and the Key" beside her boyfriend at a drag race. She appears once again in "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes", where she is now pregnant.

God

God, voiced by Harry Shearer, has had many appearances in the series, including "Homer the Heretic", "Thank God It's Doomsday", and a quick scene with him, Buddha, and Colonel Sanders in "Pray Anything". He is portrayed in the traditional depiction of the Abrahamic God in the Western world: a gray-haired Caucasian man in a white robe with a booming voice (though it is revealed in "A Star Is Burns" that he speaks in "Flanderese", responding to Ned Flanders' "Thanks, God!" with "Okely-dokely!"). His face is only seen in a picture owned by Homer in "Pray Anything" (though this was likely an artist's depiction), a picture owned by Ned Flanders in "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", and the opening sequence for "Treehouse of Horror XVI". In all other episodes, only his beard is seen as the camera only films him up to the shoulders (God is a head taller than everyone else in the Simpsons universe). His body is usually surrounded by a glowing light, though not always. He does not seem to be all-knowing; for instance, when referring to his son, he states that he does not know "what you people did to him" but "He hasn't been the same since". Also, in the Treehouse of Horror XIV segment "Reaper Madness" Homer tricks God by dressing Selma up as Marge. In the episode "Simpsons Bible Stories," where stories in the Bible are played by Simpsons characters, Ned Flanders plays the character of God in the story of Adam and Eve while Homer and Marge play Adam and Eve. In this episode, God sounds like Ned Flanders; and while he is not actually seen we do see God's arm pop out of a cloud wearing Ned's trademark green sweater. One of God's distinctive features is that he is the only "Simpsons" character to be drawn with five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot, though not always (there have been scenes where God has only four fingers like everyone else in the show).

God is the final boss on The Simpsons Game, challenging the player to DDR.

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Helen Lovejoy

Helen Lovejoy, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven, is Rev. Lovejoy’s judgmental and gossipy wife and the mother of Jessica Lovejoy.

She introduced herself in the episode "Life on the Fast Lane" as "the gossipy wife of the minister." In the episode "Marge in Chains", she promises to "use [her] gossip for good instead of evil." When she was younger, she went to Camp Land-A-Man with Marge Simpson, Patty and Selma Bouvier, Luann Van Houten, and Cookie Kwan. A younger Helen Lovejoy is seen getting low marks as she did not put her forks in order.

Helen has a strong dislike and/or hate of Mayor Quimby. Whenever they are both seen together (and this is usually when Helen and her group of pious women charge into his office), both glare furiously at each other. This was more notably seen in "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment", where she demands that there should be a new Chief of Police, while smashing her fist on the table.

In the episode "E Pluribus Wiggum" it is seen that she is a Republican.

Her catchphrase is "Won't somebody "please" think of the children!?" which she always says among a crowd when something bad is happening in the city.

Herman

Herman is the owner of Herman’s Military Antiques and is voiced by Harry Shearer. He has only one arm; he tells Bart that the other arm was lost when he stuck it out the window of a moving bus. In Homer's Odyssey, while on a field trip, Mrs. Krabappel warned her class about sticking his arm out of a window, stating that another boy had lost his arm that way. In Bart the General, it is revealed that the boy could have been Herman.In DVD commentary for Season 1's "Bart the General", Matt Groening says, "The original idea with Herman was that every single time we saw him on the show (the original plan was that he would be a regular character) he would explain how he lost his arm and it would be different every time. 'When you see a sign that says don't stick your hand in the ball return at the bowling alley, you believe it!" His voice is similar to that of George H. W. Bush, and he is based on Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder. A brilliant military tactician, Herman was instrumental in Bart’s victory in water balloon combat against Nelson and in the negotiation of the peace treaty between the two combatants in "Bart the General", which is probably his most significant appearance.

Herman possesses a small nuclear bomb, designed by the US Government during the 1950s to be dropped from a B-52 onto Beatniks. He keeps it in a plot of land behind his store, and usually only brings potential buyers to see it on special occasions. When Homer and his friends visited Herman's store to buy dozens of guns, explaining that they were forming a vigilante movement, Herman brought him to see the Bomb. The Bomb has a sign next to it which reads "Do Not Ride The Bomb", a rule which Homer promptly broke (spoofing ).

He is friends with Abraham Simpson, to whom he sold a fez, claiming it was previously owned by Napoleon; Herman then advertised Abe's old hat as "the hat McKinley was shot in". He also tried to sell counterfeit jeans out of the Simpsons' garage, but was foiled by Marge Simpson, though he was not put in jail because the evidence was stolen by the Springfield PD. He once captured Chief Wiggum and Snake and held them hostage (in an homage to a scene from "Pulp Fiction"), but was thwarted (accidentally) by Milhouse Van Houten wielding a flail.

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Jack Larson

Jack Larson was a slick spokesman and now president for Laramie Cigarettes and once owned the Springfield Isotopes. He also was the spokesperson in a commercial for the Little Miss Springfield pageant, with Laramie cigarettes as the main sponsor. This advertisement was seen by Homer while watching TV at Moe's Tavern, as seen in the season four episode, "Lisa the Beauty Queen". Lisa did not win but was given the position after the first winner was struck by lightning (conducted by the beauty queen's crown and scepter). He was also seen in "Bart the Murderer", calming the crowd after a truckload of Laramie Cigarettes were stolen by Fat Tony and the Springfield Mafia (much to his distaste).

Jasper Beardly

Jasper (voiced by Harry Shearer) is one of the elder residents of Springfield. His most distinguishing features are his ultra-low, gravelly voice and very long beard. Jasper made his first appearance in "Homer's Odyssey", but did not speak until the episode "Bart the General" when he argued with Abe over the newspaper. He is a veteran of World War II. Jasper also tried to avoid the draft by disguising himself as a woman and staying in Springfield to play in the local women's baseball league, along with his friend Abe, who was also avoiding the war (according to the episode "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play"). However, Grampa's attempts to dodge the war were unsuccessful, and he was eventually assigned to the Flying Hellfish. In the parade scene of "Lisa the Iconoclast", Jasper is seen in uniform, wearing a shoulder patch resembling that of the 2nd Infantry Division.

In the subplot of the season nine episode, "Lisa the Simpson," Jasper was put in crude "suspended animation" in the Kwik-E-Mart's freezer, and under advice from Dr. Nick Riviera, Apu kept him frozen. When Jasper's frozen form became popular with customers, Apu started exploiting the spectacle, and transformed the Kwik-E-Mart into a special interest store dealing with weird items, or perfectly ordinary ones which had been made out to be abnormal, called the Freak-E-Mart. Jasper (or "Frostillicus," as Apu renamed him) was accidentally unfrozen, and stepped out into what he thought was a future world, just as Apu was considering selling him to the Rich Texan. According to a deleted scene from the Season Eight episode "In Marge We Trust", it was revealed that Reverend Lovejoy succeeded Jasper as Minister of the First Church of Springfield. In the episode "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Jasper mentions he is a diabetic. His left leg is prosthetic, as revealed in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)".Jasper is also blind, revealed in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show".

Jebediah Springfield

Jebediah Obediah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield is the founder of the town of Springfield. Springfield, along with his partner Shelbyville Manhattan, led a band that left Maryland in search of "New Sodom" (a misinterpretation of the Bible), but they parted ways over political differences: Manhattan wanted to found a town where people were free to marry their cousins, but Springfield wanted a town devoted to chastity, abstinence, and a flavorless mush called "rootmarm," so Manhattan went on to found the rival town of Shelbyville.

In the winter of 1807, Jebediah reportedly built Springfield’s first hospital singlehandedly, using wood and mud. Springfield is said to have killed a bear with his bare hands, though revisionist historians have determined that the bear in fact probably killed him. A bronze statue depicting this stands in the center of the Springfield town square in front of the town hall. He also is said to have once tamed a buffalo, although he later secretly admitted that it had already been tamed—he merely shot it.

Springfield had many famous quotations, such as "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man", and was well known for his silver tongue (literally; a metal prosthetic tongue, his original tongue having been bitten off by a Turkish pirate in a grog house fight). He also wears a coonskin cap. The Springfield Marathon commemorates an occasion on which he ran across six states in order to avoid his creditors. In "The Telltale Head" Bart beheaded the statue, thinking that this would make him more popular. In reality, the town became depressed and angry, leaving Bart to endure "The Tell-Tale Heart"-style guilt before replacing it. The video game "The Simpsons Road Rage" references this episode: if one rams the statue while playing, the head will fall off. This can also be done in "The Simpsons Hit & Run" where Bart or Apu can kick or ram Jebediah's head off. In the video game "Bart's Nightmare", Bart imagines himself being attacked by Jebediah heads. In "The Simpsons Game" in the second level stationed at a museum, a commentary played throughout the museum mentions when Lisa revealed his true name and nature then says "forget I said that."

On an expedition to Springfield's historic "Fort Springfield", Bart Simpson uncovered inconsistencies in the Jebediah legend, such as that he invaded a Native American village the same day as the first Whacking Day. In "Lisa the Iconoclast", Lisa Simpson proved that "Jebediah Springfield" was a bloodthirsty pirate and enemy of George Washington, whom he fought with and lost after Washington crushed Springfield's genitals in a set of iron false teeth. He was named Hans Sprungfeld, and had changed his name in 1795 to hide his identity. Before he died, he wrote his confession on a scrap of canvas that he hid in a fife. The canvas scrap formed the "missing piece" of the famously incomplete 1796 portrait of George Washington; Springfield picked it up during a fight against Washington which occurred while the latter was having his portrait painted.

Judge Constance Harm

Judge Constance Harm (Jane Kaczmarek) is a harsh, unforgiving disciplinarian. ["The Simpsons" "The Parent Rap" - November 4, 2001] She enjoys creating cruel punishments for criminals in her court. She appears to be a transsexual from her statement in "The Parent Rap": "you remind me of me, when I was a little boy". Her name is a play on "constant harm". The character is a parody of Judge Judy. Judge Harm first appears in "The Parent Rap", and a season later in "Barting Over", assisting in Bart's emancipation. In "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister", she revealed she has a husband. Her most recent appearance was in "Rome-old and Juli-eh", telling Homer that he could not file for the "cool kind" of bankruptcy that he was expecting to solve all his problems. Although Judge Snyder resolves court cases, Judge Harm has mainly been used for handing down negative verdicts, such as sentencing a family member to prison. She also appears in "The Wandering Juvie" and "Brake My Wife, Please". ["The Simpsons" "Brake My Wife, Please" - May 11, 2003]

Judge Roy Snyder

Judge Roy Snyder is voiced by Harry Shearer. He is a Springfield judge who goes fishing in his spare time. The character's original name was "Judge Moulton," but former show runners Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein didn't know that, and called him "Snyder."]

Lois Pennycandy

Lois Pennycandy is the executive assistant to Krusty the Clown."Like Father, Like Clown"] She swayed Krusty into visiting Bart Simpson, the child who saved Krusty from jail time, ["Krusty Gets Busted"] and later reunited him with his estranged father the Rabbi Hyman Krustofski."Like Father, Like Clown"] She was at Krusty's side during the sideshow auditions where Robert Terwilliger became Krusty's new sideshow, ["Brother from Another Series"] and was at Krusty's "funeral" when Krusty was presumed dead after crashing his private jet into a cliff. ["Bart the Fink"] In a phone conversation with Marge Simpson, Marge asked her, "How can [Krusty] hurt someone who loves him so?" Pennycandy replied, "Oh, Mrs. Simpson, I've wasted my womanhood asking that same question", while looking at a framed photo of Krusty the Clown."Like Father, Like Clown"] At a bachelor charity auction for the Springfield Fire Department, she combined her bid with four other women to share the same bachelor. ["The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"] Her only speaking roles are "Like Father, Like Clown" and " Krusty Gets Kancelled." She was voiced by Pamela Hayden. Pennycandy made her most recent appearance in "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)" dressing Krusty in an anti-PETA fur coat.

Luigi Risotto

Luigi Risotto, voiced by Hank Azaria, is the proprietor of "Luigi's", the local Italian restaurant. He is a parody of the “Italian pasta/pizza chef” stereotype (and in fact is on a bowling team called “The Stereotypes” along with Cletus Spuckler, Captain Horatio McCallister, and Groundskeeper Willie), but seems to be aware of his status as a stock character. He often treats his customers rudely, insulting and belittling them. In the DVD commentary, it is mentioned that Luigi was copied exactly from a pizza box, which is why he looks somewhat different from the other "Simpsons" characters. [

Mary Bailey would later appear briefly in the episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" when Bart and Lisa's class visit Capital City. They show Bailey their class projects (designing a new State flag). Mary Bailey yells in disgust after unfurling Lisa's flag. Bart had redesigned it to look like a butt with "Learn to Fart" underneath. She also appears in "The Seven-Beer Snitch" where a prison is built out of a defunct concert hall. She decides to release all the abused prisoners to a garbage barge where they will fight for order amongst themselves.

Mr. Costington

Mr. Costington (voiced by Hank Azaria) is the chairman of Costington’s department store, a local Macy's style department store and owner of the Springfield Mall. He is an insensitive, rude, and obese multi-millionaire. He first appeared in season nine's episode "Trash of the Titans", where he came up with a bogus "Love Day" sale, and later in "Homer vs. Dignity". He is one of very few characters on the show to actually have eyebrows.

Costington's catchphrase is "You're fiiired!". In "The Boys of Bummer", when he hires Homer, he says "You're hiiired!". Homer has worked for him on three occasions: as the Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Claus, as a mattress salesman, and a model for top-brand Jeans. He also seems to have employed the Yes Guy for he works at the shop most of his appearances. In , he fires Gil for giving Lisa the Malibu Stacy set he had put aside for his (Costington's) daughter. In "Crook and Ladder" Mr. Costington thanks the volunteer fire department for putting out the fire in his store.

Mrs. Glick

Mrs. Glick, originally voiced by Cloris Leachman and later by Tress MacNeille, is an elderly shut-in for whom Bart did chores in "Three Men and a Comic Book"; he didn't get paid very well, so he started to hate her. She had a brother named Asa, mentioned in the same episode, who died during World War I; he was killed by his own grenade, which he held for too long. She is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes, often with a toothless laugh. She is a stereotypical lonely old woman, who spends her days "watching her stories".

Mrs. Muntz

Mrs. Muntz (voice of Tress MacNeille) is Nelson Muntz's mother. Nelson receives his trademark laugh from her. Early on in the series, Nelson would often mention his parents, and it was often implied that Nelson's mother does not care for him. In "A Milhouse Divided", Nelson tells Milhouse that his mom is addicted to cough drops, which is why his father left the family. In "Bart Star", it is stated that Mrs. Muntz used to work at Hooters as one of the waitresses until in a later episode, he explains that she was fired for getting too fat . She owns a dilapidated house and is depicted as a jailbird, a whore, a stripper, or something similar. She was first heard (but not seen) on the Season 10 episode "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" when Nelson goes to break curfew and she yells, "We're out of Skoal!"

In "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", she appears, telling Nelson that his father simply did not like him, and he left with her golden tooth. Nelson's mother was more introduced in "Sleeping with the Enemy", after years of being mentioned. A loud, high-pitched contemptuous woman, she neglects Nelson. She implies she misses Nelson's father. At the end of the episode, the three Muntzes reunite, and she receives a new job as Lady Macbeth, with "the third director she slept with" ("I don't have to take my top off, but I do anyway!"). Since then, she is often seen around in Springfield. Curiously, in Season 18's "The Haw-Hawed Couple", she appears with brunette hair. As revealed in "Dial 'N' for Nerder", Nelson even refers to her as Mrs. Muntz. In "Any Given Sundance", Nelson creates a film about his strained relationship with his mother and how her life has gone downhill and shows no signs of improving.

Ms. Albright

Ms. Albright (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is Springfield's residential Sunday school teacher at the local church. She speaks with a soft Southern accent and appears to be somewhat intolerant; when referring to Bart when he was tempted to convert to Roman Catholicism, she said "I heard he’s Catholic now. And her (Marge) husband too." She appears to be good friends with Helen Lovejoy. She is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes as well as in Church scenes (such as in “The Father, The Son & The Holy Guest Star”). She appeared in "The Simpsons Movie".

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Old Barber

The Old Barber Groening, Matt. "The Simpsons Beyond Forever! A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family...Still Continued". New York: HarperCollins, 2002. ] originated on one of The Simpsons shorts, "Bart’s Haircut," [] He thought it would be a funny parallel—and a chance to do a lot of easy jokes—if it were a clown instead of a singer who gets rejected by his father. [] He is a member of the Springfield Alcoholics Anonymous and has a literal "wooden leg" in which he keeps liquor. In "Bart of War" he uses his wooden leg to have a vicious sword fight with Sideshow Mel's bone.

As an entrepreneur, McCallister is equally incompetent. On several occasions, he acknowledges his incompetence with a depressed: "Yarr, I don't know what I'm doin'." His restaurant, "The Frying Dutchman", is a failing business venture that does not generate enough income to support its owner. In the episode "Lisa Gets an "A"", the captain appears as a penniless bum. When seeing Homer and Marge walking Homer's pet lobster at the beach, he approaches them and claims that he runs a "small academy for lobsters". However, when Marge refuses to send the lobster away to "some snobby boarding school", McCallister asks her for spare change instead. He attacked a giant squid in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", looking for gold he believed was in its belly.

His only main roles were in episodes "New Kid on the Block" and in "The Wettest Stories Ever Told". In the first one Homer sues his restaurant "The Frying Dutchman" because they kicked him out at the restaurant's closing time before Homer had eaten all he could eat. In the latter, he can not bring the Simpsons their food for numerous reasons like the "chef having problems with tonight's special", which was a squid and later offers to bring them food from another restaurant, Marge asks if he could bring food from Red Lobster but he says "yar, not that good a restaurant". He then ignores the family while playing pickup basketball games with the restaurant's staff.

In "I'm with Cupid" it's hinted Captain McCallister has homosexual tendencies, although in "Bart's Inner Child" he takes pictures of Selma and Patty naked and "A Star is Born-Again" he says he does not do that sort of thing... on land. In "Faith Off", it is said that he actually suffers from cronic depression, and seeks the help of Bart.

nake Jailbird

Snake Jailbird (voiced by Hank Azaria) is Springfield's resident recidivist felon, always getting arrested but rarely appearing to stay in jail. He speaks with a "Valley Boy" accent, mixed with a hint of upper-class English that belies his criminal status. He is partial to fast cars and fast women, and has a knack for reckless abandon.Snake first appeared in the season two episode "The War of the Simpsons" as one of the partygoers during Bart and Lisa's wild house party. His name was first mentioned by Sideshow Bob in "Black Widower" when Sideshow Bob was saying goodbye to his prison friends after being granted parole. In the script, the writers had simply mentioned a character named Snake and it had been the directors who had assigned that existing character design to the name. [Mentioned in the DVD commentary for "Black Widower"] Snake's voice is based on Hank Azaria's old college roommate. Snake has been shown to have a son, whose name is Jeremy. He appears to be raising his son to be much like himself: in the episode "Pygmoelian", he helps his son steal Lisa's bicycle, and beams with pride when his son exclaims, "Daddy, I'm stealing!" His ex-girlfriend Gloria (who is a traffic officer) briefly dated Montgomery Burns, but then came back to him. Gloria has been voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on three occasions. It is unknown whether she is Jeremy's mother. In "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", Snake is back in jail, but he is out again by Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes, where he is seen with Gloria, who is now pregnant.

queaky Voiced Teen

Squeaky Voiced Teen, also known as Jeremy Freedman (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is one of few teenagers on the show and is perpetually trapped in a series of dead-end jobs that do not lead him anywhere, usually working at Krusty Burger (as a cashier) or at a movie theater (as either the ticket master or an usher). He is seen working in many establishments before being fired or quitting. The Squeaky Voiced Teen has acne vulgaris, and his voice is in the process of breaking. The Squeaky Voiced Teen's personality is shy, pathetic, miserable, and awkward. He is often concerned about others and usually reports them to his boss; however, when he very rarely is the boss himself, he seizes opportunity and becomes stubborn and demanding.

The Squeaky Voiced Teen has appeared in two couch gags: one for the season 12 episode "Worst Episode Ever" where, as a valet, he pushes a couch in for The Simpsons to sit on, but walks off angrily when he doesn't get a tip, and again in "The Lastest Gun in the West" where he makes out with a blond teenage girl on the couch before The Simpsons come in and scare the two of them. In "Fraudcast News" he attempted to commit suicide because Fox canceled "Futurama". In "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays", he lost his squeaky voice to "become a man," after Lindsey Naegle suggested that the adults "kill every child...-friendly thing in town." Seymour Skinner refers to the character as "Jeremy" in a deleted scene on "The Complete Fifth Season DVD". In "Bart of War", he was seen fighting the Wiseguy character (another character with a series of dead-end jobs). He appears on the 10th season DVD box on both the front and side, as well as the plastic cover for the limited edition Bart Simpson head box.

In the season 7 episode "Team Homer", it is implied that Lunchlady Doris is actually his mother, when he tells Homer that he can not give a bowling lane to his own mother and she replies "I have no son." There are two hints as to his surname: in the episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abraham Simpson refers to him as "Mr. Peterson"; and in "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)", he is referred to as "Mr. Friedman" by Dolph. International versions of him have appeared twice: In the season six episode "Bart vs. Australia", an "Australian" version of him appears in a souvenir shop, and his voice is that of the drive-through window clerk at Dame Judy's Fish and Chips (who fears the shop's eponymous owner) when the Simpsons visit England in The Regina Monologues. He also appears in The Simpsons Ride as a Ride Operative where he tells the riders he has a math test to study for, hinting he is still in high school.

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The Vanderbilts

The Vanderbilts are a seemingly wealthy or upper class couple who live in Springfield. They first appeared during the Season 11 episode "Saddlesore Galactica" in which they were horrified at Bart Simpson for using the phrase "Get Bent" which results in Mr. Vanderbilt dropping his monocle into his drink and it then breaking. The couple also appeared in the episode "A Tale of Two Springfields" in which the couple was shocked again and once more Mr. Vanderbilt's monocle was broken. Mrs. Vanderbilt also appeared in the Season 12 episodes "Lisa the Tree Hugger" and "Homer vs. Dignity". In the latter of these episodes she was shocked twice by Homer's behavior. Mrs. Vanderbilt also appeared in the Season 13 episode "The Frying Game", and it is revealed that she is one of Mrs. Bellamy's friends along with Mrs. Glick and Agnes Skinner. Mrs. Vanderbilt made her most recent appearance in Season 19's episode "Homer of Seville" where she leads the mob of dowagers chasing Homer. Mrs. Vanderbilt also appears on the front cover of one of the Simpsons Comics issue 89 in the UK version, in which she is shocked at seeing Grampa in his underwear.

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The Winfields

The Winfields were an elderly couple who lived next door to the Simpson family. They first appeared in the Season One episode "Homer's Odyssey". The couple eventually moved away from the Simpsons in the Season Four episode "New Kid On The Block", which was also their last speaking appearance. The couple appeared in the Season Two episodes "Simpson and Delilah" and "Bart's Dog Gets An F", in which the wife is named Sylvia. She also had a small speaking role in the Season 3 episode Separate Vocations. The couple also appear in the opening credits of The Simpsons during the segment where Marge and Maggie pass many characters while driving home. A woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mrs. Winfield appears in Simpsons Hit & Run.

Wiseguy

Wiseguy is voiced by Hank Azaria.]

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Yes Guy

The "Yes Guy" (also known as "The Frank Nelson Type",Groening, Matt and McCann, Jesse L.: "The Simpsons—One Step Beyond Forever", page 54.] voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a character known for bellowing "Yeeeees?!" in a falling, then rising intonation, and appears to be highly eccentric in both his speech and appearance. In his first appearance, Homer asks why his voice is always stretched, and the Yes Guy replies by saying "I had a stroooooke"."The Simpsons" episode: "Mayored to the Mob"] He also appears in "Homer vs. Dignity". He works at Costington's department store,"The Simpsons" episode: "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore"] works as juror number twelve of the Springfield Panel of Jury,"The Simpsons" episode: "The Monkey Suit"] and as an executioner at the Springfield Penitentiary. Homer refers to him as "that jerk who always goes Yeeeees!""The Simpsons" episode: "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays"] A Brazilian version of him was seen in "Blame It on Lisa", uttering "Siiiii?!". He is a tribute to the recurring Frank Nelson character from "The Jack Benny Program", "I Love Lucy", and "Sanford and Son", whose trademark greeting in all his characters was a loud, drawn-out "Yeeeees?!" Inexplicably, the original character could always be found working behind the service counter of whatever shop Benny or Fred Sanford might be patronizing, and his Simpsonian counterpart is similar.

ee also

* List of characters in "The Simpsons"
* List of one-time characters in "The Simpsons"
* List of guest stars on "The Simpsons"
* List of animals in "The Simpsons"
* Springfield Mafia
* Springfield Elementary School
* List of Springfield Elementary School students
* List of celebrities in "The Simpsons"

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