The Simpsons flee the town, with Gino and his parents in hot pursuit. [136] In the 1999 episode "Grift of the Magi", we learn that Dr. Hibbert lives next door to Police Chief Wiggum. [79] Abernathy briefly reverts to her sanity and high intelligence thanks to some pills that she shows the Simpsons, but after Marge points out that the pills are actually Reese's Pieces candy, Abernathy abruptly resumes her deranged behavior. They are quite rude and snobbish, and never miss an opportunity to berate Bart and make fun of Lisa. When Mr. Burns monopolized the local media in "Fraudcast News", he fired the duo, but they have returned to the job in later episodes. [142] Despite being of the legal age in the United States to purchase and drink it (as seen in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer"), Kearney often relies on (or tricks) Homer into procuring alcohol for him and his friends, as seen in "The Springfield Connection" when Homer tells Marge that he is double-parked because he is buying beer for "those kids over there", "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" when Kearney applies for the nanny job and Homer tells him that he keeps some Schnapps in Maggie's crib, and "Last Tap Dance in Springfield", in which Kearney tricks Homer into driving him, Dolph, and Jimbo to the liquor store to buy Jack Daniels and "a carton of smokes" by impersonating Marge, and once used a fake ID (which Apu overlooked, as he was too depressed about being deported to care that Kearney was committing a crime—and ultimately asked him about getting one for himself—as seen in "Much Apu About Nothing"). He became the mayor of a small Tuscan village and married Francesca, with whom he had a son called Gino, although Sideshow Bob never told her, or indeed anyone about his murderous past. He had a brief speaking part in "The Haw-Hawed Couple", in which he was voiced by Pamela Hayden. He also appears in Lisa's lecture about Lake Springfield in The Simpsons Movie sitting in the audience. He is one of those who panics when a book thrown from outside the meeting room smashes through a window and knocks over the Bunn-type coffee maker, apparently destroying the last of AA's coffee supply in Springfield. He is a super villain that used to be Homer's boss when they moved to Cypress Creek in the second episode of season 8, You Only Move Twice. The writers originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. It was then that Manhattan went on to found the rival town of Shelbyville, taking half of the settlers with him. Azaria has stated that Kirk is "a bad Milhouse impression". Despite apparent marriage problems, Dr. Hibbert still requests that the Simpsons tell Bernice that he loves her during a zombie apocalypse, though Homer misinterprets the message and resolves to just give her a high-five. In the episode "The Cartridge Family" she was part of the NRA. He is the owner of Globex Corporation and his office is in a volcano. [17] She appeared again in "Girly Edition", also as a generic female TV executive (only her hair and facial features differed from her first appearance). He is friends with Carl, Homer Simpson, Moe Szyslak, and Barney Gumble. In "Sleeping with the Enemy", the Simpson family has a cake inscribed "Happy Labor Day Lenny". [75], Eleanor Abernathy[76] (voiced by Tress MacNeille), better known as the Crazy Cat Lady, is a woman with the appearance and behavior of a stereotypical mentally ill animal hoarder. Oh well, bye, bye. There are also international, culture-specific versions of Duffman for the overseas markets. True to the name of the episode, Grimes eventually declares Homer his enemy after his co-worker gets him into serious trouble with his new boss Mr. Burns. He ain't so stuck up once you get to kno--"). [31] In "The Great Wife Hope", Murphy is mentioned after Homer asks Carl if he knows Drederick Tatum. Hand Stopping Dominoes. He is also seen building a sand castle and sitting on Gil's lap, who was dressed as Santa Claus. Rainier Luftwaffe Wolfcastle (voiced by Harry Shearer) is an action hero star and a close parody of actor/bodybuilder/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frankie first appeared in the episode "Insane Clown Poppy" where his squealing habits are introduced after he squeals on himself for squealing. He is a parody of the real-life Gladiator Nitro. He is Julio's lover. When Cookie Kwan presented a baby that she claimed was Quimby's, the mayor passed it off to one of the bodyguards and tells him to raise the child as his own. Dewey Largo, voiced by Harry Shearer, is the music teacher, whom Lisa credited with proving that any piece of music could have the soul sucked out of it. Growing Up Springfield is his most notable documentary. [187][188] Writer David Cohen named Manjula after a friend of much of the staff. Jasper 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. [17] The writer of "Homer Goes to College", Conan O'Brien partially based them on three guys he went to college with, who, he said, were "incredible nerds". You all need a serious lesson in teamwork. Patrick Raises Hand. No one, except for Lisa, attends Murphy's funeral. He produces extreme anxiety in Principal Skinner, who offers increasingly improbable stories to explain what is happening. He wears a pink hat and bow tie but has also been seen in a tuxedo and golden encrusted thong. [226] This basis has been drawn out over the series. However, he has appeared as a background character in "Moe Letter Blues", "Homer at the Bat" (as pitcher for Fort Springfield), and The Simpsons Movie. But thanks to an unexpected power-surge, Jimmy's mind ends up in Cindy's body and vice-versa! Bernice is known to be something of a heavy drinker; this has been joked about on at least one occasion (in "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment", she faints upon reading the news that Prohibition has been introduced in Springfield) and laughs exactly like her husband. In "Little Girl in the Big Ten", she decides that because of the oath she took on Xena, she has to fail Lisa but decides to let her make it up by taking private lessons. When Springfield inhabitants form an angry mob, Mel often takes a leading role. He is usually portrayed wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans. He has also suffered many non-fatal accidents such as getting hit in the groin by a football during his indie film and crashing his car into the Planet Hype restaurant. The children then collectively sigh with relief. He ended up at Springfield Elementary instead. In the episode "The Day the Violence Died", when I&S Studios is bankrupted following their trial against Chester J. Lampwick, when Bart and Lisa are too late in providing information that could save the company, he tells them condescendingly, "Great, mail it to last week when I might have cared. The Critic was later canceled. Later, he attempts to get back together with Luann by singing the song to her. They bring back an old character… When Artie tries to grope her in his car, Marge rejects him and drives off, encountering Homer on her way home. However, it is unclear how much of this remains to be true given the revelation that he's one of Hermione Lodge's capos. Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille)[2] is the mother of Principal Skinner and first appeared in the first season episode "The Crepes of Wrath" as an old woman who embarrassingly calls her son "Spanky". Kearney's newly revealed last name implies that he may be of Polish descent, or may also be inspired by the town of Zzyzx. Skinner". He is on the Springfield Wall of Fame. They show Bailey their class projects (designing a new state flag). Martin's most famous catchphrases are "Behold!" [6] When "the real Seymour Skinner" arrives in Springfield in "The Principal and the Pauper", Agnes ends up rejecting him in part because he stands up to her, but also because unlike Skinner/Tamzarian, her biological son is independent and does not need her anymore, while Skinner immediately reverts to a good-for-nothing without her. However, she does not care for cake, finding it "too sweet". She introduced herself in the episode "Life on the Fast Lane" as "the gossipy wife of the minister". Barry Duffman, better known as Duffman and voiced by Hank Azaria, is a recurring character who, according to Chris Turner, "embodies all the self-importance and over-statement of contemporary marketing. Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon, voiced by Harry Shearer,[20] is Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's younger brother and uncle of Apu's eight children. When Luann demands a divorce, Kirk is all too happy to oblige. Lovejoy's judgmental and gossipy wife, and the mother of Jessica Lovejoy. Squeaky-Voiced Teen, a.k.a. She looks like a European woman, and has light hair. However, Sideshow Bob, Lisa and Bart worked together to successfully foil him. She also appeared as a ghost in the couch gag for S23 episode "Them, Robot". Rod prays often; first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. Jimbo is a portmanteau nickname for executive producer James L. Artie begins to acknowledge that his selfishness is to blame. In "The Debarted", both Skinner and Chalmers are lost in the foam of a massive explosion resulting from the mixture of Mentos and Diet Coke, he screams Skinner's name and upon not receiving an answer, says it again in a softer manner. In The Simpsons Movie, Kirk is briefly seen attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He has admitted to having a shoe-sniffing problem, and is still banned from the shoe department in his own store. In "Bart Gets a 'Z'", he can be seen sitting in the back row of Bart's classroom, implying Kearney is a fourth grader. In the early seasons, Carl was rarely seen with Lenny and did not have a consistent voice – on some occasions, he can be heard with Lenny's voice and vice versa. Dignity". [citation needed], Lenny and Carl together rank sixth on IGN's Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters. 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