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The Simpsons

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The Simpsons is an American animated television sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a working-class American lifestyle epitomized by its eponymous family[1], which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional city of Springfield, and lampoons American culture, society, television and many aspects of the human condition.

The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a pitch for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

Since its debut on December 17, 1989 the show has broadcast 456 episodes and the twenty-first season began airing on September 27, 2009.[2] The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US$527 million worldwide.


Character [1] Voiced by [2] Description/role [3] First appearance [4]
Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta[2] Husband of Marge; father of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. "Good Night" (The Simpsons shorts)[3]
Marge Simpson Julie Kavner[2] Wife of Homer; mother of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. "Good Night"[3]
Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright[2] Oldest child and only son of Homer and Marge; brother of Lisa and Maggie. "Good Night"[3]
Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith[2] Middle child and oldest daughter of Homer and Marge; sister of Bart and Maggie. "Good Night"[3]
Maggie Simpson Various[4] Youngest child (the baby) and daughter of Homer and Marge; sister of Bart and Lisa. "Good Night"[3]
Akira George Takei,[5] Hank Azaria[2] Waiter at The Happy Sumo;[6] karate teacher.[7] "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
Albright, Ms. Ms. Albright Tress MacNeille[8] Sunday school teacher. "The Telltale Head"
Amadopolis, Aristotle Aristotle Amadopolis Jon Lovitz,[9] Dan Castellaneta[2] Owner of the Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant.[10] "Homer Defined"
Atkins Atkins, State Comptroller Harry Shearer,[11] Hank Azaria[12] State comptroller.[13] "Lisa Gets an 'A'"
Bailey, Mary Mary Bailey Maggie Roswell[8] Governor of Springfield's state. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"
Barlow Birchibald "Birch" T. Barlow Harry Shearer[8] Radio talk show host; Fox News anchor. "Sideshow Bob Roberts"
Beardly, Jasper Jasper Beardly Harry Shearer[8] Grandpa's closest neighbor in the Retirement Castle. "Homer's Odyssey"
Benjamin, Doug, and Gary Harry Shearer,[8] Hank Azaria,[2] and Dan Castellaneta[2] Springfield University students. "Homer Goes to College"
Bill and Marty Dan Castellaneta[2] and Harry Shearer[8] KBBL Radio co-hosts. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
Blinky Unvoiced Three-eyed fish. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"
Blue Haired Lawyer[14] Dan Castellaneta[14] Attorney. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
Boobarella Tress MacNeille Host of late night TV monster movies. "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can"
Borton Wendell Borton Russi Taylor[8] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Homer's Odyssey"
Bouvier, Gladys Gladys Bouvier Julie Kavner[2] Aunt of Selma and Patty Bouvier and Marge Simpson. Sister of Jacqueline Bouvier. "Selma's Choice"
Bouvier, Jacqueline Jacqueline Bouvier Julie Kavner[2] Mother of Selma and Patty Bouvier and Marge Simpson, Grandmother of Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ling. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
Bouvier, PattyPatty Bouvier Julie Kavner[2] Twin sister of Selma and older sister of Marge. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Bouvier, SelmaSelma Bouvier Julie Kavner[2] Twin sister of Patty and older sister of Marge. Adoptive mother of Ling. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Brockman, KentKent Brockman Harry Shearer[8] News anchor. "Krusty Gets Busted"
Bumblebee Man Hank Azaria[2] Star of slapstick sketch comedy show on Canal Ocho. "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie"
Burns, Charles MontgomeryCharles Montgomery Burns Harry Shearer[8] Owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Capital City Goofball Tom Poston[15] Mascot of the Capital City Capitals baseball team.[16] "Dancin' Homer"
Carlson, CarlCarl Carlson Hank Azaria[2] Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee. "Homer's Night Out"
Crazy Cat Lady[11] Tress MacNeille[11] Mentally ill owner of many cats. Name revealed as Eleanor Abernathy in "See Homer Run". "Girly Edition"
Chalmers, Superintendent GarySuperintendent Gary Chalmers Hank Azaria[2] Public schools superintendent. "Whacking Day"
Charlie Dan Castellaneta[17] Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee. "Life on the Fast Lane"
Chase Hank Azaria[14] Luann Van Houten's ex-boyfriend; American Gladiator. "A Milhouse Divided"
Christian, ScottScott Christian Dan Castellaneta[2] News co-anchor. "Krusty Gets Busted"
Cowboy Bob Albert Brooks[18] RV salesman.[19] "The Call of the Simpsons"
Comic Book Guy Hank Azaria[2] Proprietor of The Android's Dungeon comic book store. Name revealed to be Jeff Albertson in "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass". "Three Men and a Comic Book"
Costington, Mr.Mr. Costington Hank Azaria[12] President of Costington's Department Store. "Trash of the Titans"
Database Nancy Cartwright[2] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Bart's Comet"
Desmond, DeclanDeclan Desmond Eric Idle Documentary filmmaker. "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky"
Disco Stu Hank Azaria[12] Disco aficionado. "Two Bad Neighbors"
Dolph Tress MacNeille[8] Springfield Elementary School bully. "The Telltale Head"
Doris, LunchladyLunchlady Doris Doris Grau[8] Springfield Elementary School lunch lady. "Lisa's Pony"
Duffman Hank Azaria[14] Spokes-mascot for Duff Beer. "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"
Eddie and Lou Harry Shearer[8] and Hank Azaria[2] Springfield police officers. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
Ernst and Gunter Harry Shearer[11] and Hank Azaria[14] Lion tamers. "$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
Fat Tony Joe Mantegna Mob boss. "Bart the Murderer"
Flanders, MaudeMaude Flanders Maggie Roswell[8] Ned Flanders's deceased wife. "Dead Putting Society"
Flanders, NedNed Flanders Harry Shearer[8] The Simpson family's next door neighbor; owner of The Leftorium. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Flanders, RodRod Flanders Pamela Hayden[8] Ned and Maude Flanders's elder son. "The Call of the Simpsons"
Flanders, ToddTodd Flanders Nancy Cartwright[2] Ned and Maude Flanders's younger son. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Frankie the Squealer Dan Castellaneta[12] Informant for Fat Tony.[20] "Insane Clown Poppy"
Frink, Professor JohnProfessor John Frink Hank Azaria[2] Scientist, inventor. "Old Money"
Gerald, BabyBaby Gerald Unvoiced One-eyebrowed baby. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
Ginger Flanders Tress MacNeille[11] Ned Flanders's "Vegas wife."[21] "Viva Ned Flanders"
Glick, Mrs.Mrs. Glick Cloris Leachman,[22] Tress MacNielle Elderly. "Three Men and a Comic Book"
Gloria Julia Louis-Dreyfus Snake's pregnant girlfriend. "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love"
Gumble, BarneyBarney Gumble Dan Castellaneta[2] Homer's drunken old pal. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Gunderson, GilGil Gunderson Dan Castellaneta[14] Unsuccessful Salesman. "Realty Bites"
Happy Little Elves Dan Castellaneta,[12] Hank Azaria,[12] and Harry Shearer[23] Children's cartoon series characters. "Scary Movie" (The Simpsons shorts)[24]
Harm, Judge ConstanceJudge Constance Harm Jane Kaczmarek Springfield judge. "The Parent Rap"
Herman Harry Shearer[8] Owner of Herman's Military Antiques shop.[25] "Bart the General"
Hibbert, BerniceBernice Hibbert Tress MacNeille[11] Dr. Hibbert's wife. "Bart's Dog Gets an F"
Hibbert, Dr. JuliusDr. Julius Hibbert Harry Shearer[8] Medical doctor. "Bart the Daredevil"
Hoover, ElizabethElizabeth Hoover Maggie Roswell[8] Lisa Simpson's teacher at Springfield Elementary School. "Lisa's Substitute"
Hutz, LionelLionel Hutz Phil Hartman[26] Attorney. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
Itchy & Scratchy Dan Castellaneta[2] and Harry Shearer[8] Cartoon cat and mouse. "The Bart Simpson Show" (The Simpsons shorts)[27]
Jacques Albert Brooks[28] Bowling instructor.[29] "Life on the Fast Lane"
Jones, JimboJimbo Jones Pamela Hayden[8] Springfield Elementary School bully. "The Telltale Head"
Jordan, RachelRachel Jordan Shawn Colvin[30] Lead singer of the Christian Rock band Kovenant.[31] "Alone Again, Natura-diddily"
Kang and Kodos Harry Shearer[8] and Dan Castellaneta[2] Extraterrestrials. "Treehouse of Horror"
Kashmir, PrincessPrincess Kashmir Maggie Roswell[8] Belly dancer.[32] "Homer's Night Out"
Kearney Nancy Cartwright[2] Springfield Elementary School bully. "The Telltale Head"
Krabappel, EdnaEdna Krabappel Marcia Wallace[8] Bart Simpson's teacher at Springfield Elementary School. "Bart the Genius"
Krustofski, Rabbi HymanRabbi Hyman Krustofski Jackie Mason[33] Rabbi; father of Krusty the Clown.[34] "Like Father, Like Clown"
Krusty the Clown Dan Castellaneta[2] TV show clown host, original name Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski[35]. "The Krusty the Clown Show" (The Simpsons shorts)[36]
Kwan, CookieCookie Kwan Tress MacNeille[11] Real estate agent.[37] "Realty Bites"
Largo, DeweyDewey Largo Harry Shearer[8] Springfield Elementary School's music teacher. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Legs and Louie Hank Azaria[2] and Dan Castellaneta[2] Fat Tony's henchmen. "Bart the Murderer"
Leopold Dan Castellaneta[8] Superintendent Chalmers' assistant. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
Leonard, LennyLenny Leonard Harry Shearer[8] Springfield Nuclear Power Plant employee; one of Homer Simpson's friends. "Life on the Fast Lane"
Lewis Russi Taylor[8] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Lovejoy, HelenHelen Lovejoy Maggie Roswell[8] Reverend Lovejoy's wife. "Life on the Fast Lane"
Lovejoy, Reverend TimothyReverend Timothy Lovejoy Harry Shearer[8] Minister of the First Church of Springfield. "The Telltale Head"
Lugash Dan Castellaneta[12] Gymnastics instructor.[38] "Children of a Lesser Clod"
Luigi Hank Azaria[14] Italian restaurant proprietor. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song"
Lumpkin, LurleenLurleen Lumpkin Beverly D'Angelo,[39] Doris Grau[8] Country music singer/songwriter. "Colonel Homer"
Malibu Stacy Pamela Hayden[8] Doll. Simpson and Delilah
Mann, OttoOtto Mann Harry Shearer[8] Springfield Elementary School bus driver. "Homer's Odyssey"
McCallister, Captain HoratioCaptain Horatio McCallister Hank Azaria[2] Sea captain. "New Kid on the Block"
Meyers, Jr., RogerRoger Meyers, Jr. Alex Rocco,[40] Dan Castellaneta[2] President of Itchy & Scratchy Studios. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
McClure, TroyTroy McClure Phil Hartman[41] Actor. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
Moleman, HansHans Moleman Dan Castellaneta[2] Misfortunate man. "Principal Charming"
Monroe, Dr. MarvinDr. Marvin Monroe Harry Shearer[8] Psychotherapist. "There's No Disgrace Like Home"
Muntz, NelsonNelson Muntz Nancy Cartwright[2] Springfield Elementary School bully. "Bart the General"
Muntz, Mrs.Mrs. Muntz Tress MacNeille[11] Nelson Muntz's mother.
Murdock, Captain LanceCaptain Lance Murdock Dan Castellaneta[2] Daredevil. "Bart the Daredevil"
Murphy, Bleeding GumsBleeding Gums Murphy Ron Taylor[42] Blues musician.[43] "Moaning Lisa"
Naegle, LindseyLindsey Naegle Tress MacNeille[11] Corporate executive. "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
Nahasapeemapetilon, ApuApu Nahasapeemapetilon Hank Azaria[2] Operator of the Kwik-E-Mart. "The Telltale Head"
Nahasapeemapetilon, ManjulaManjula Nahasapeemapetilon Jan Hooks[44] Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's wife. "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"
Nahasapeemapetilon, SanjaySanjay Nahasapeemapetilon Harry Shearer[11] Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's older brother. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment"
Old Barber[45] Dan Castellaneta,[45] Harry Shearer[23] Barber. "Bart's Haircut" (The Simpsons shorts)[46]
Old Jewish Man Hank Azaria[14] Springfield Retirement Castle resident. "Krusty Gets Kancelled"
Patches and Poor Violet Pamela Hayden[11] and Tress MacNeille[11] Orphans.[47] "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace"
Pye, ArnieArnie Pye Dan Castellaneta[2] Helicopter reporter. "Homer Alone"
Poochie Dan Castellaneta[2] Cartoon dog formerly on The Itchy & Scratchy Show. "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
Powell, HerbertHerbert Powell Danny DeVito[48] Homer Simpson's half-brother.[49] "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Powell, JaneyJaney Powell Pamela Hayden[8] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Bart the General"
Powers, RuthRuth Powers Pamela Reed[50] The Simpsons' next door neighbor.[51] "New Kid on the Block"
Prince, MartinMartin Prince Russi Taylor[8] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Bart the Genius"
Pryor, Dr. J. LorenDr. J. Loren Pryor Harry Shearer[8] Springfield Elementary's school psychologist. "Bart the Genius"
Quimby, Mayor "Diamond Joe"Mayor "Diamond Joe" Quimby Dan Castellaneta[2] Mayor of Springfield. "Bart Gets an F"
Radioactive Man Harry Shearer Comic book superhero. "Bart the Genius"
Rich Texan, TheThe Rich Texan Dan Castellaneta[14] Philanthropist. "$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
Richard Pamela Hayden[8], Nancy Cartwright[2] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Bart the Genius"
Riviera, Dr. NickDr. Nick Riviera Hank Azaria[2] Medical doctor. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
Santa's Little Helper Dan Castellaneta,[2] Frank Welker[23] The Simpson family's pet dog. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Sherri and Terri Russi Taylor[8] Identical twins; Students at Springfield Elementary Schools. "Homer's Odyssey"
Shutton, DaveDave Shutton Harry Shearer[8] Reporter for The Springfield Shopper. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish"
Sideshow Bob Kelsey Grammer[52] Criminal mastermind and Krusty the Clown Show ex-operator and sidekick. "The Telltale Head"
Sideshow Mel Dan Castellaneta[2] The Krusty the Clown Show sidekick. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
Simpson, Grampa AbrahamGrampa Abraham Simpson Dan Castellaneta[2] Homer Simpson's father; Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson's grandfather. "Grampa and the Kids" (The Simpsons shorts)[53]
Simpson, AmberAmber Simpson Pamela Hayden[11] Homer Simpson's deceased "Vegas wife."[21] "Viva Ned Flanders"
Simpson, MonaMona Simpson Glenn Close,[54] Tress MacNeille,[11] Maggie Roswell[55] Deceased estranged mother of Homer Simpson and wife of Abe Simpson. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Skinner, AgnesAgnes Skinner Tress MacNeille[8] Seymour Skinner's mother. "The Crepes of Wrath"
Skinner, Principal SeymourPrincipal Seymour Skinner Harry Shearer[8] Principal of Springfield Elementary School. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Smithers, WaylonWaylon Smithers Harry Shearer[8] Monty Burns's personal assistant. "Homer's Odyssey"
Snake Hank Azaria[2] Recidivist. "The War of the Simpsons"
Snowball Frank Welker The Simpson family's pet cats. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Snyder, Judge RoyJudge Roy Snyder Harry Shearer[11] Springfield judge. "Krusty Gets Busted"
Space Mutants Unvoiced Monsters of the films of the same name. "Scary Movie" (The Simpsons shorts)[24]
Springfield, JebediahJebediah Springfield Harry Shearer[8] Founder of Springfield; local hero. "The Telltale Head"
Spuckler, CletusCletus Spuckler Hank Azaria[2] Yokel. "Bart Gets an Elephant"
Spuckler, BrandineBrandine Spuckler Tress MacNeille[8] Cletus Spuckler's wife and sister. "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield"
Squeaky-Voiced Teen Dan Castellaneta[14] Service industry. "Principal Charming"
Szyslak, MoeMoe Szyslak Hank Azaria[2] Owner of Moe's Tavern. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Tatum, DrederickDrederick Tatum Hank Azaria[2] Professional boxer.[56] Classic look: "Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment"

Curent look: "The Homer They Fall"

Taylor, AllisonAllison Taylor Winona Ryder, Pamela Hayden Springfield Elementary Student. "Lisa's Rival"
Teeny, Mr.Mr. Teeny Dan Castellaneta[14] The Krusty the Clown Show trained monkey. "Like Father, Like Clown"
Terwilliger, CecilCecil Terwilliger David Hyde Pierce[57] Sideshow Bob's younger brother.[58] "Brother from Another Series"
Tightlips, JohnnyJohnny Tightlips Hank Azaria[12] One of Fat Tony's henchmen.[20] "Insane Clown Poppy"
Üter Russi Taylor[8] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Treehouse of Horror IV"
Van Houten, KirkKirk Van Houten Hank Azaria[2] Milhouse Van Houten's father; factory worker. "Bart's Friend Falls in Love"
Van Houten, LuannLuann Van Houten Maggie Roswell[8] Kirk Van Houten's wife; Milhouse's mother. "Homer Defined"
Van Houten, MilhouseMilhouse Van Houten Pamela Hayden[8] Bart Simpson's best friend; Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Velimirovic Dr. Velimirovic Hank Azaria[12] Plastic surgeon.[59] "Pygmoelian"
Veterinarian Hank Azaria[2] Veterinarian.[60] "Dog of Death"
Sideshow Rahiem Various Temporary Sideshow of Krusty The Klowne. "I Love Lisa"
Wiggum, Chief ClancyChief Clancy Wiggum Hank Azaria[2] Springfield Chief of Police. "Homer's Odyssey"
Wiggum, RalphRalph Wiggum Nancy Cartwright[2] Student at Springfield Elementary School. "Moaning Lisa"
Wiggum, SarahSarah Wiggum Pamela Hayden[11] Chief Wiggum's wife; Ralph Wiggum's mother. "Duffless"
Groundskeeper Willie Dan Castellaneta[2] Janitor of Springfield Elementary School. "Principal Charming"
Wiseguy Hank Azaria[12] Service industry. "The Way We Was"
Wolfcastle, RainierRainier Wolfcastle Harry Shearer[8] Actor; star of McBain films. "The Way We Was"
Yes Guy[12] Dan Castellaneta[12] Service industry. "Mayored to the Mob"
Ziff, ArtieArtie Ziff Jon Lovitz,[61] Dan Castellaneta[45] Former billionaire.[62] "The Way We Was"