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The Simpsons: List of Characters

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Characters are only listed once, normally under the first applicable subsection in the list; very minor characters are listed with a more regular character they are associated with. Though characters from Halloween episodes are included, these episodes do not form part of the show's continuity; thus characters only featured in one of these episodes do not inhabit the Springfield of the other shows. Subsections are ordered by size and ongoing relevance to the show.

Our main article on The Simpsons is here.

Origin of the names

Many of the characters in the Simpsons take their names from important people and places in Groening's life:

  • Lisa – Lisa Groening (Matt Groening's sister)
  • Marge – Marge Groening (his mother)
  • Homer – Homer Groening (his father and one of his sons). Trivia: A character in the 1939 novel The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West, is coincidentally named Homer Simpson.
  • Maggie – Maggie Groening (one of his sisters)
  • Bart – an anagram for "brat", a reference to Groening himself and to Dennis the Menace
  • Abraham – picked at random by writers for The Simpsons, but coincidentally was the name of Matt Groening's grandfather
  • 742 SW Evergreen Terrace in Portland, Oregon is the address of the place where Matt Groening grew up.
  • Clancy Wiggum – Groening's college love's last name and his mother's maiden name
  • Miss Hoover (Lisa's teacher) – one of his primary school teachers
  • Moe – Matt Groening's former drug rehab counselor
  • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Kwik-E-Mart employee) – reference to the famous Apu trilogy of Satyajit Ray--a favorite of Groening's.
  • Ned Flanders – In northwest Portland, Oregon, Groening's hometown, there is a NW Flanders St.
  • Reverend Lovejoy - NW Lovejoy Street, another Portland street name
  • Mayor "Diamond" Joe Quimby - NW Quimby Street, another Portland street name, and corrupt former Portland Police Bureau Chief Diamond Joe Purcell.
  • C. Montgomery Burns - an abbreviated Portland street called West and East Burnside Street, as well as Portland's Montgomery Park neighborhood.
  • Sideshow Bob Terwilliger - Terwilliger Boulevard and the Terwilliger curves on I-5 in Portland.
  • The "J" in Homer J. Simpson, Abraham J. Simpson, et al- Bullwinkle J. Moose and therefore, by proxy, Jay Ward.

Other name origins:

  • Seymour Skinner – behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner, especially considering his Psycho-esque relationship with his mother, or a reference to "see more skin". Also, Skinner is drawn very similar to Groening's 5th grade teacher.
  • Maude, Rod and Todd Flanders – they all rhyme with "God" (Maude being pronounced 'Mod' in certain North American accents).
  • Kang and Kodos (aliens) – In the original Star Trek, Kang is a Klingon, and Kodos ("The Executioner") is a human villain.
  • Barney Gumble (Homer's drinking buddy) – Barney Rubble from The Flintstones.
  • Dr. Nick Riviera (enterprising physician) – Elvis Presley's physician, George C. Nichopoulos, was called Dr. Nick.
  • Milhouse Van Houten – notorious 1960s figures Richard Milhous Nixon and Manson Family member and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten (or, far more likely, Van Houten Avenue in Portland, Oregon).
  • Jacqueline Bouvier: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Patty and Selma: Olympic gold medal winning track & field athlete Stella Walsh who, following her death, was found to be genetically intersex from the autopsy.
  • Troy McClure (actor) – B-movie actors Troy Donohue and Doug McClure.
  • Laszlo Panaflex: When Troy McClure gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he says that Selma will soon have the star next to his, "so you better look out, Laszlo Panaflex!" (the name on the star next to his). The name probably refers to cinematographer László Kovács, who used a Panaflex camera on some of his films.
  • Police officer Lou was named after baseball player Lou Whitaker.

The Simpson family

  • Extended family:
    • Abraham ("Abe") J. Simpson, Homer's father (1988-present).
    • Mona J. Simpson, Homer's mother (1995 (Mother Simpson), 2003 (My Mother the Carjacker))
    • Jacqueline Bouvier, Marge's mother (1990-present).
    • Clancy Bouvier, Marge's father, seen only in flashbacks and currently believed dead due to a freak roller coaster accident.
    • Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure Stu, one of Marge's sisters, a twin to Patty (1989-present).
    • Ling Bouvier, Selma's daughter, who was adopted from China (2005 Goo Goo Gai Pan)
    • Patty Bouvier, the other of Marge's sisters, a twin to Selma (1989-present).
    • Herbert Powell, Homer's half-brother (1991 (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and 1992 (Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?))
    • Gladys, Marge's deceased aunt
    • Abbie, Homer's English half-sister
    • Amber, Homer's Vegas wife
    • Maggie Junior, Maggie's daughter (in one episode set in the future)
    • Hugo, Bart's "good" twin brother (from a Halloween episode)
    • Uncle Arthur, Bart's rarely-spoken-of uncle who put his “Shoot 'em all and let God sort 'em out” theory into practice one grey December morn.
    • "Uncle Hubert", a Simpson relative whose funeral the family attended in the Tracey Ullman short "The Funeral".
    • Uncle Tyrone, Marge's miserable old uncle who lives in Dayton, Ohio.
    • Marge also has at least one uncle, whom she had to share her diary with.
    • Homer's cousin Frank. He later became Francene, joined a cult, and then went by the name Mother Shabooboo
    • Great Aunt Hortense. The Simpsons were her only living relatives and so stood to inherit her entire estate. Instead they received $100 each and the rest went to Ann Landers. She was never seen before or after.
  • Pets:
    • Snowball, cat (deceased)
    • Snowball II, longlived cat (deceased, see Snowball IV) (1989-2004)
    • Snowball III, cat (deceased)
    • Coltrane, cat (deceased)
    • Snowball IV, cat, a.k.a. Snowball II (2004-present)
    • Santa's Little Helper, greyhound (1989-present)
    • Laddie, rough collie, super-dog, male version of Lassie mail ordered from Vermont, owned by Bart
    • Princess, pony, owned by Lisa
    • Duncan/Furious D., racehorse, owned by Homer
    • Stampy, elephant, owned by Bart
    • Jub-Jub, iguana, owned by Selma, inherited from Aunt Gladys Bouvier
    • Chirpy Boy & Bart Junior, Bolivian tree lizards, owned by Bart
    • Mojo, helper monkey, owned by Grampa (for a few seconds), Homer (and Prof. Frink)
    • Pinchy, lobster, owned by Homer (deceased, consumed by Homer)
    • Unnamed, screamapillar, an endangered lobster
    • Goldie, a lobster that lived from August to September
    • Variously named (Rover, Fido, Rex, Spot, Rover II, Fido II, Rex II, Cleo, Dave, Jay, Paul, Branford, Dave II, Jay II, Paul II, Branford II, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Donner, Blitzen, Grumpy II, King, Queenie, Prince) 25 true-bred greyhounds, offspring of Santa's Little Helper and "Tex" O'Hara's She's The Fastest
    • Variously named, a few greyhound/poodle mixed-breeds, offspring of Santa's Little Helper and Dr. Hibbert's poodle Rosa Barks
    • Ozmodiar, a tiny green alien that only Homer can see (in parody of The Great Gazoo on The Flintstones)
    • Mr. Porky, Homer's potbelly pig referred to in the "Behind the Laughter" episode.
    • Peruvian Fighting Frog, owned by Bart but got in altercation with Milhouse's Peruvian Fighting Frog enroute to show and tell

Other families

The Flanders family

  • Nedward (Ned), father, owner of Leftorium (1989-present).
  • Maude, mother (deceased) (1990-2000).
  • Rod, son (1990-present).
  • Todd, son (1989-present).
  • Grandma Flanders (senile and decrepit many years earlier; likely deceased)
  • Pets:
    • Mr. Bunny, rabbit, (deceased)
    • Unnamed, woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker knock-off)
  • Related:
    • Unnamed, Ned's beatnik father (seen in flashbacks)
    • Mona Flanders, Ned's beatnik mother (seen in flashbacks, possibly Grandma Flanders)
    • Unnamed, Ned's sister (lives in Capital City)
    • Ginger, Ned's Vegas wife
    • Ned's multi-continental extended family:
      • José Flanders (known for his one line, "Buenos ding-dong diddly dias, señor!")
      • Lord Thistlewick Flanders, known to be the only Flanders without the habit of nonsense phrases, however he adds one when elbowed by Ned. ("Charmed... eh, a googily, doogily.")

The Van Houten family

  • Kirk, former Southern Cracker factory manager, was unemployed or variously so, now in jail under false kidnapping charges; former member of the United States Army
  • Luann, ex-wife
  • Milhouse, son, Bart's best friend (1989-present).
  • Milhouse's uncle, Army Black Hawk pilot, possibly court-martialed for inappropriately using a Black Hawk helicopter.
  • Nana Van Houten, mother of Kirk and grandmother of Milhouse
  • Pyro (aka Chase), American Gladiator and current boyfriend of Luann

The Nahasapeemapetilon family

  • Apu, Kwik-E-Mart convenience store employee and proprietor, plus doctor in Computer Sciences (1990-present).
  • Manjula, wife (1997-present).
  • Their octuplets (with assumed stage names) [their names when Springfield changed its name to Liberty-ville]:
    • Poonam (Dazzle) [ Apple Pie ]
    • Sashi (the rest) [ Pepsi ]
    • Pria (the rest) [ Manifest Destiny ]
    • Uma (the rest) [ Condoleezza ]
    • Anoop (Animal) [ Superman ]
    • Sandeep (Punchline) [ Lincoln ]
    • Nabendu (the rest) [ Coke ]
    • Gheet (The Baron) [ Freedom ]
  • Sanjay, Apu's brother
    • Pahusacheta, Sanjay's daughter
    • Jamshed, Sanjay's son
  • Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilon, Apu's mother


  • Amber the Squishee Lady, who checks and refills the Kwik-E-Mart's Squishee machine. Apu had an affair with her.

The Wiggum family

  • Clancy Wiggum, incompetent chief of police (1990-present).
  • Sarah, wife
  • Ralph Wiggum, son (1991-present).
    • Ralph's "baby brother" - actually a pine cone
  • Magical Leprechaun (Ralph's imaginary friend who tells him to burn things)

The Hibbert family

  • Dr. Julius, Simpson family doctor (1990-present).
  • Bernice, wife, recovering alcoholic
  • unnamed children, including at least two sons and one daughter
  • unnamed, unknown brother who works at the orphanage where Hibbert lived
  • It is implied that Bleeding Gums Murphy is his older brother.
  • Dr. Hibbert also has a lost twin brother that is a director at an adoption agency.


  • Rosa Barks, poodle

The Hibbert family is based on the Huxtable family from The Cosby Show.

The Prince family

  • Martin Sr., stock investor
  • Martha, mother of Martin
  • Martin, son (1990-present).

The Lovejoy family

  • Timothy, reverend of First Church of Springfield (1990-present).
  • Helen, wife, town gossip
  • Jessica, daughter, trouble-maker, former love interest of Bart

The Spuckler (or Delroy) family

  • Cletus, slack-jawed yokel (1994-present).
  • Brandine, wife and sister
  • Children:
Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan, Dermot, Jordan, Taylor, Brittany, Wesley, Rumor, Scout, Cassidy, Zoe, Chloe, Max, Hunter, Kendall, Caitlin, Noah, Sasha, Morgan, Kyra, Ian, Lauren, Q-Bert, Phil, Condoleeza Marie, and Rubella Scabies.
  • Ma, Cletus's mother
  • DiaBetty, cousin
  • Cousin Merl, cousin
  • Curly Sue, indeterminate relative


  • Geech, smellhound (accidentally buried alive in concrete)

In one issue of the Simpsons comic book it is mentioned The Simpson and Delroy families are related, making Homer and Cletus (and their respective children) cousins--though this may or may not be series canon.

The Carstairs family

  • Admiral Carstairs, society patron
  • Lady Carstairs, wife, society matron
  • Wendy Orleans Carstairs, daughter, debutante

Springfield Nuclear Power Plant

  • Charles Montgomery Burns, owner (1989-present).
    • Larry Burns, illegitimate son.
    • Mrs. Burns, 140 year-old mother.
  • Waylon Smithers, executive assistant, sycophant/lickspittle/toady (1990-present).
    • Ernest K. Smithers, father and professional predecessor.
  • Lenny Leonard (1990-present).
  • Carl Carlson (1990-present).
  • Charlie
  • Zutroy
  • Tibor, general company scape-goat due to his inability to speak English, promoted ahead of Homer.
  • Gummy Joe
  • Unnamed man with extraordinarily large hand
  • Stewart, a duck hired as a cheap courier
  • Inanimate Carbon Rod, became famous for saving the spaceship Homer was on, named Worker of the Week
  • Jack Marley (retired)
  • Mindy Simmons, formed a close friendship with Homer which tempted him almost to adultery.
  • Frank Grimes, a.k.a. Grimey (deceased), killed self while angrily denouncing Homer
    • Frank Grimes Jr., son.
  • Karl, former executive assistant of Homer, (dismissed) (voiced by Harvey Fierstein)
  • Pops Freshenmeyer
  • Father of Sherri and Terri (name not known, but has higher position than Homer)
  • Blinky, three-eyed fish, sometime mascot, one of many so mutated due to power plant's radiation
  • Marge Simpson, wife of Homer Simpson, hired because of power plants lack of female employees.
  • Talented Dog from T.V. show
  • An entire Brazilian soccer team has been noted as working in the reactor core. (When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission criticized Mr. Burns on this, he replied "That plane crash landed on my property!" )
  • Unnamed worker who Mr. Burns thought his son Rolando is his son Ronaldo (a comic remark to anger Homer because Mr. Burns couldn't remember his name)
  • Mike Scioscia, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey, Jr., Darryl Strawberry and Jose Canseco, ringers for the plant softball team who were given token jobs at the plant.
  • Canary M. Burns, a canary who is the official head of the plant so Charles M. Burns would not get into trouble if there was unlawful activity there.
  • Unnamed dog, is trained to abort the core destruct sequence when Homer presses the button while napping.
  • Related:
    • Aristotle Amadopoulos, owner, Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant
    • Furious George, Burns' knife fighting monkey, a parody of Curious George

Springfield Elementary School


  • Seymour Skinner, principal, a.k.a. Armin Tamzarian, lives with his mother Agnes (1989-present).
    • Agnes Skinner, Seymour's mother, very demanding and persuasive (1990-present).
  • Superintendent Chalmers, sometime date of Agnes Skinner (1993-present).
  • Leopold, Chalmers' assistant
  • Ned Flanders, President of the Parent-Teacher Association, briefly principal when Skinner gets fired, dismissed for promoting prayer in a public school (dismissed)
  • (Fake) State Comptroller Atkins (Otto in a State Comptroller Atkins suit)
  • (Real) State Comptroller Atkins


  • Ms. Edna Krabappel, fourth-grade teacher, former fiancée to Seymour Skinner (principal) (1990-present).
  • Mrs. Audrey McConnell, third grade teacher
  • Miss Elizabeth Hoover, second-grade teacher (Lisa's teacher) (1991-present).
  • Mr. Dewey Largo, music teacher (1990-present).
  • Mr. Schindler, art teacher
  • Mr. Glascock, teacher (retired)
  • Mrs. Blumenstein, teacher, debate team coach
  • Mr. Sikorsky, shop teacher
  • Mrs. Cummerdale, gym teacher
  • Mrs. Pummelhorse, gym teacher
  • Mrs. Holmes-Indigo, science teacher
  • Mr. Tito Puente, music teacher (retired, deceased)
  • Mr. Bergstrom, substitute teacher while Miss Hoover was away (Lisa had a crush on him)
  • Abe Simpson, Jasper, John Frink, Moe Syszlak and Marge Simpson (temporary substitute teachers during a teacher's strike)
  • Mr. Estes, yearbook advisor (deceased)


  • Willie, groundskeeper, all-around hero, Scottish (in the Italian version Willie has a Sardinian accent)
    • Seamus, groundskeeper, Irish, Willie's worst enemy.
  • Doris, lunchlady & nurse (character retired after death of voice actress Doris Grau)
  • Dr. J. Loren Pryor, school psychiatrist
  • Coach Fortner, coach, alcoholic
  • Doris, bus driver, stoner, guitarist, once married, once engaged to be married, heavy metal fan, holds record for over 15 crashes without a single fatality (1990-present).


  • Nelson Muntz, bully, known for his scornful laugh (1990-present).
    • Father, former kids soccer coach, went to the store for cigarettes/pop-tarts, spent several years in the circus as a freak, and returned.
    • Mother, former Hooters waitress. Got a job playing Lady Macbeth where she can take her top off.
  • Corky "Jimbo" Jones, bully, with wool cap and skull shirt (1990-present).
  • Dolph, bully, with long bangs (1990-present).
  • Kearney, bully, bald, divorced father of one; dated Jimbo's mom (1990-present).
  • Francine, bully, tormentor of Lisa
  • Martin Prince, nerd extraordinaire
  • "Database" (nickname), nerd, with curly hair (member of "SuperFriends")
  • "Ham" (nickname), nerd, with little sprout of hair (member of "SuperFriends")
  • "E-Mail" (nickname), nerd (member of "SuperFriends")
  • "Report Card" (nickname), nerd (member of "SuperFriends")
  • "Cosine" (nickname), nerd (member of "SuperFriends")
  • Wendell, nervous student, pale skin, vomits frequently due to motion sickness, once died in accident with pencil
  • Lewis, Bart's friend in earlier seasons
  • Richard
  • Janey
  • Sherri and Terri, purple-haired twins, their father has a top-level position at the power plant (1990-present).
  • Allison Taylor, Lisa's fellow-overachieving classmate (voiced by Winona Ryder)
  • Alexis Whitney, Lisa's super-hip classmate (voiced by Lisa Kudrow)
  • Rex, highly dramatic stage actor
  • Tommy, breathtaking boy in Bart's class
  • Üter, German exchange student, loves Chocolate
  • Samantha Stankey, moved to Springfield from Phoenix, Arizona. Fell in love with Milhouse and transferred by her father to an all-girls convent school run by French-Canadian Nuns.
  • Michael D'Amico, son of Fat Tony. Marge sometimes drives him home

School pets

  • Superdude, gerbil, (deceased)
  • Nibbles, hamster
    • Mrs. Nibbles, hamster, 'wife' to Nibbles, mother to and consumer of various offspring
  • Lumpy, snake
  • Stinky & Wrinkles, goldfish (Deceased due to Yo-Yo incident)
  • Bumpy and Heidi, turtles
  • Wes, dingo

Youth groups

  • Model United Nations
    • Nelson / Japan
    • Wendell / Mexico
    • Sherri / Trinidad
    • Terri / Tobago (note: Trinidad and Tobago are both under the same political order, so it is fitting that the twins share this Republic.)
    • Lisa / France
    • Bart / France
    • Milhouse / Poland
    • Ralph / Poland
    • Lewis / U.S.A
    • Martin / Finland

Government, police, law

  • Mary Bailey, state governor (has won at least two terms; known because she defeated C. Montgomery Burns for re-election one year).
  • Mr. Atkins, state comptroller
  • Bob Arnold, former Congressman (expelled for bribery charges discovered by Lisa)
  • Horace Wilcox, former Congressman (died after serving since the 1930s)
  • Krusty the Clown, Congressman (took Wilcox's seat)
  • "Diamond" Joe Quimby, mayor
    • Big Tom, mayoral bodyguard
    • Ernie, mayoral bodyguard
    • Homer Simpson, former mayoral bodyguard
  • Unnamed, the three city councilmen seen in Homer's Odyssey
  • Homer Simpson, owned a security company (SpringShield) and became Chief of Police after Wiggum was fired. Quit after attacked by mob.
    • Lenny, former police officer and part of Homers security company.
    • Carl (sometimes Karl), former police officer and part of Homers security company.
  • Chief Clancy Wiggum, chief of police, sometimes chief constable of police, briefly promoted to police commissioner (1990-present).
    • Lou, police sergeant, briefly promoted to chief of police. Formerly, married to Amy.
    • Eddie, police officer (briefly promoted to "Lou") (1990-present).
    • Pete, undercover guy assigned to inflitrate the mafia. Cover blown by Wiggum.
  • Rex Banner, replaced Wiggum due to his incompetence in finding the "Beer Baron"
    • Various police dogs:
      • Bobo
      • Scraps
      • Sniffy
      • Laddie
  • Judge Multon, veteran judge
  • Judge Roy Snyder, veteran judge, known for lenient punishment (originally Jewish, then became African-American) (1990-present).
  • Judge Constance Harm, newer judge, known for vindictive punishment (a Judge Judy parody) (2001-present).
  • Judge Muntz, grandfather to Nelson; sentenced over 47 men to death
  • Related:
    • Unnamed, mayor's wife (a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis parody)
    • Unnamed, mayor's numerous mistresses, including Miss Springfield
    • Unnamed, mayor's secret other family, seen having brunch
  • Ray Patterson, sanitation commissioner, lost to Homer Simpson in a landslide when Homer offered many extra garbage services. After promptly running out of money, Simpson solved the budget crisis by letting other American cities dump their garbage in an abandoned mine under Springfield. After the mine filled and the town was overcome with garbage, Patterson was asked to once again assume the position as sanitation commissioner, but refused.
    • Freddy Quimby, mayor's nephew, troublemaking playboy
    • Clovis Quimby, mayor's nephew (brother?)
    • Roxie, mayor's secretary
    • Amy, police sergeant Lou's ex-wife
  • Members of the Springfield Republican party, meet in castle surrounded by moat of lava:

Criminal element

  • Snake, a recidivist crook (hold-ups, break-ins, muggings, etc.)
  • Don Vittorio DiMaggio, godfather
  • Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico, mob boss (Once referred as William "Fat Tony" Williams in an episode; Frankie "the Squealer" maintains that Fat Tony's first name is Marion) (1991-present).
  • Joey, mob henchman
  • "Legs", mob henchman (1991-present)
  • Louie, mob henchman (1991-present)
  • Johnny "Tightlips", mob henchman
  • Frankie "the Squealer," mob henchman/informant
  • Koopster, mob servant
  • Robert Underdunk Terwilliger a.k.a. Sideshow Bob, tried to kill Bart Simpson and Krusty the Clown (1990-present).
  • Cecil Terwilliger, Sideshow Bob's brother (voiced by David Hyde Pierce, also a parody of his Frasier character Niles Crane)
  • Lucille Botzkowski (Mrs. Botz), Evil Babysitter Bandit who Bart and Lisa catch but is idiotically freed by Homer
  • (In Daydream) Homer as Don Homer

Business figures

  • Lionel Hutz, incompetent lawyer and one time real estate broker. Differs from Gil in that he doesn't become nervous.
  • Unnamed, corporate attorney, nasally and pasty-faced lawyer with blue hair. Differs from Hutz in that he is actually competent. Belongs to Luvem and Burnem, Family law as seen in the 300th episode
  • Gil, incompetent lawyer, as well as incompetent salesman of real estate, cars, shoes, doorbells, computers (a parody of Jack Lemmon's character in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross)
  • Colonel Antoine "Tex" O'Hara, also known as "Rich Texan", oil tycoon, former owner Springfield Isotopes, former owner She's The Fastest greyhound, owner traveling carnival, humidor maker, owner of "Stained-glass bathrobe" and "World's Fattest Racehorse"
  • Howard K. Duff VIII, owner Duff Beer, owner Springfield Isotopes
  • Barry "Duffman" Duffman, product promoter (current holder of the title, others were Larry & Sid)
  • Jack Larson, president Laramie Cigarettes
  • Lindsey Naegle, entrepreneur, alcoholic, sexual predator
  • Cookie Kwan, successful Korean-American realtor (Cookie's "number one on the West Side")
  • Jeff Albertson, a.k.a. Comic Book Guy, owner of the Android's Dungeon Comics & Baseball Card Shop. Characters call him "Comic Book Guy", his actual name was revealed in the 2005 episode #1602 "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass". Prior to this episode, Matt Groening suggested his name was "Louis Lane", but this name was never used in a Simpsons episode. (1991-present)
  • Unnamed "Yes" guy, restaurateur, waiter, salesclerk, and election-day poll worker (a Frank Nelson parody). He explains his condition by saying that he had a stroke. There was a Brazilian version of the "yes guy" in the episode where the Simpsons go to find Ronaldo the orphan. He said "sim" which is Portuguese for "yes."
  • Akira, restaurateur behind the Happy Sumo; and part-time martial-art teacher (Voiced by George Takei)
  • John, gay antiques owner of store in Springfield Mall (voiced by John Waters)
  • Captain Horatio McCallister (The Sea Captain), restaurateur behind the Frying Dutchman and charter boat operator. In court, it was proven that he is not actually a real captain, although he has been seen piloting various vessels over the course of the series. He was responsible for helping young Homer cross a lake at his summer camp to meet Marge for the first time. In several episodes he has been shown to have a prosthetic leg, a glass eye, a problem with alcohol, to be bisexual (when not engaging in bestiality), and to suffer from crippling depression. His catch phrase is a piratical "Yaaaarr".
  • Squeaky Voiced Teen, nameless, fills various positions at entry-level part-time jobs around Springfield
  • 'Mom', tough girl at Mom and Pop's hardware store, onetime girlfriend of squeaky-voiced teen (who was 'Pop' in the same store)
  • Herman, one-armed veteran, owner Herman's Military Antiques and a smuggler of cheaply-made counterfeit jeans
  • Professor John Frink, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and ex-lecturer at the University of Springfield (based on Jerry Lewis' character in The Nutty Professor)
  • Goose Gladwell, eccentric Willy Wonkaesque clothing and novelty store entrepreneur who screws Bart on a business deal
  • Unnamed sunglasses salesman, "That guy who sells those Blue Blocker sunglasses people sometimes wear."
  • Unnamed "Khlav Khalash" guy, sells meat on a stick and crab juice to Homer in New York City, and is seen in the Russian district of Springfield when Lisa catches the bus to the museum.
  • Arthur Fortune, Springfield millionaire, rival to Mr. Burns (Parody of Richard Branson).

Local media personalities: Television

  • Krusty the Clown, Herschel Schmoikel Pinkus Krustovsky, entertainer (1990-present).
    • Rabbi Hyman Krustovsky, rabbi and Krusty's formerly estranged father
    • Sophie, Krusty's illegitimate daughter with a former soldier
    • an unnamed and unrecognized son who looks a lot like Krusty
    • Lois Pennycandy, Krusty's personal assistant
  • Sideshow Bob, Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, former sidekick of Krusty, repeat attempted-murderer, fraudulently elected mayor of Springfield for a short time (voiced by Kelsey Grammer). Threatened to detonate a nuclear weapon unless all television stations in Springfield stopped broadcasting. All of his plans have been foiled by Bart.
  • Cecil Terwilliger, Bob's jealous younger brother, who once tried to kill Sideshow Bob, Lisa and Bart. Voiced by David Hyde Pierce. Quote: "To be fair, I've never actually killed anyone."
  • Sideshow Mel, Melvin Van Horn, Bob's humble but eloquent replacement (and one-time juror)
  • Sideshow Raheem, an angry, angry young man
  • Sideshow Luke Perry, Krusty's "worthless half-brother."
  • Mr. Teeny, trained monkey on Krusty's show, uncle was former head monkey at the ministry of tourism in Brazil; there have been three Mr. Teenys that died who have been used by Krusty
  • Corporal Punishment, background player on Krusty's show
  • Tina Ballerina, another Krusty regular
  • Ms. No Means No, mandatory Krusty add-on after a sexual harassment suit
  • Kent Brockman, local anchorman for KBBL-TV (Channel 6), real name Kenny Brockelstein
    • Has a sister who is a Washington correspondent for CNN
  • Arnie Pie, "Arnie in the Sky," disgruntled Channel 6 traffic helicopter reporter
  • Bumblebee Man, Spanish language television host on KMEX-TV (Channel Ocho), real name likely Pedro
    • Emma, Bumblebee Man's ex-wife
  • Unnamed actor, portrays the hard-nosed character McGarnagle on television and/or in movies
  • Roger Meyers, Jr., chairman of "Itchy and Scratchy International"
    • Roger Meyers, Sr., founder of "Itchy and Scratchy International"
  • Chester J. Lampwick, creator of cartoon character "Itchy" and cartoon violence
  • June Bellamy, the voice of cartoon characters Itchy & Scratchy (a June Foray reference)
  • Scott Christian, substitute anchor for Kent Brockman when the latter is in the field.

Local media personalities: Movies

  • Troy McClure, washed-up movie star (1991-1998)
    • MacArthur Parker, McClure's agent
  • Rainier Wolfcastle, a.k.a. McBain, famous action hero (1991-present)
    • Maria, wife
    • Greta, daughter (voiced by Reese Witherspoon)
    • Julian, son (once thought deceased; merely deaf)
    • Fritz Schnackenpfefferhausen, owner of a sausage company in whose commercial Rainier first appeared on television
  • Buck McCoy, aging Spaghetti Western cowboy legend
  • Señor Spielbergo, director, Steven Spielberg's non-union Mexican equivalent

Local media personalities: Radio

  • Various radio stations include:
    • KBBL-FM, typical FM music format
    • KBBL-AM, "K-Babble", all talk radio
    • KOMA-AM, "Coma", restful easy listening
    • KFSL-FM, "K-Fossil", classic rock
    • KUDD-AM, "Cud" (as in cows), country/western
    • KJAZ-AM, mostly jazz
    • WOMB, "warm and safe radio..."
  • Bill and Marty, radio team on KBBL-FM
  • "Jerry Rude and the Bathroom Bunch" with shock-jock Jerry Rude (a Howard Stern parody, name a parody of "Dick Lamb and the Breakfast Bunch" in Hampton Roads, VA)
  • "Moleman in the Morning" with Hans Moleman, on KJAZ
  • "Gabbin' About God" on KBBL-AM with Rev. Timothy Lovejoy, Rabbi Hyman Krustovsky, and Msgr. Kenneth Daly
  • Birch Barlow, Birchibald T. Barlow, host of conservative call-in show on KBBL-AM (a Rush Limbaugh parody; name reminiscent of "John Birch")
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe, call-in psychiatrist on KBBL-AM (once thought deceased, merely very ill)

Local media personalities: Music

  • Bleeding Gums Murphy, jazz musician (deceased)
  • Lurleen Lumpkin, country western singer/songwriter, currently in rehab
  • The Be Sharps, Grammy winning barbershop quartet (consisting of Homer, Apu, Skinner and Barney - and Chief Wiggum who left/got thrown out before they became famous). A parody of The Beatles.
  • Party Posse, boyband (consisting of Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph)
  • Rachel Jordan/Kovenant, Christian rock
  • Larry Davis Band, frequent live performers at local functions
  • Alcatraaaz, rap musician
  • Cyanide, Poison cover band that plays Otto and Becky's wedding

Sports & other personalities

  • Anton Lubchenko, football player for Springfield University
  • Drederick Tatum, professional heavy-weight boxer (and convicted felon). Parody of boxer Mike Tyson.
  • Lucius Sweet, professional boxing promoter (parody of boxing manager / promoter, Don King)
  • Rasputin the Friendly Russian, formerly the Mad Russian, professional wrestler
  • Dr. Hillbilly, professional wrestler
  • Iron Yuppie, professional wrestler
  • Professor Werner von Brawn, professional wrestler
  • Uncle Slam, professional wrestler
  • Osama bin Rotten, professional wrestler
  • "Secretary of Hate" Colin KaPow, professional wrestler
  • Clay Babcock, two-time Fast Car champion
  • Ronnie Beck, three-time soapbox derby champion
  • Stan "The Boy" Taylor, football player, Springfield Atoms
  • Flash Bailey, baseball player, Springfield Isotopes
  • Captain Lance Murdock, daredevil
  • Box Car Fred (and various other hobos), boxing runner-ups
  • Disco Stu, 1970s disco king who always wears leisure suits
  • Hank Scorpio, supervillain and very considerate and friendly employer
  • Señor Ding-Dong, one time marketing gimmick
  • Bowling teams:
    • Pin Pals (consisting of Homer, Apu, Moe, and Otto, before he was replaced by Mr. Burns)
    • The Holy Rollers (consisting of Ned, Maude and the Lovejoys)
    • The Stereotypes (consisting of Willy, Capt. McAllister, Luigi Risotto and Cletus)
    • The Homewreckers (consisting of Jacques, Princess Kashmir, Lurleen Lumpkin and Mindy Simmons)
    • DMV Regulation Kings (consisting of Patty, Selma, and two other DMV employees)
    • Channel 6 Wastelanders (consisting of Kent Brockman, Arnie Pie, Krusty and Bumblebee man)
    • Springfield Police Framers (consisting of Wiggum, Lou, Eddie and Snake) (disbanded)

Moe's Tavern

  • Moe Szyslak, owner and proprieter
  • Barney Gumble, former boozehound
  • Carl Carlson
  • Lenny Leonard
  • Sam, barfly, with green hat and glasses
  • Larry, barfly, taller & balding
  • Hugh Jass
  • Guy Incognito
  • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo (also an alias of Homer Simpson's)

Medical practices

  • Hospitals
    • Springfield General Hospital
    • Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital
    • Springfield Center for Geriatric Medicine
    • Calmwood Mental Hospital
    • New Bedlam Asylum (aka "New Bedlam Rest Home for the Emotionally Interesting")
  • Dr. Julius Hibbert, doctor (originally a Bill Cosby parody). Rumored to the long-lost brother of Bleeding Gums Murphy
  • Dr. Nick Riviera, doctor, shifty in nature, incompetent. Known for his catchphrase "Hi, everybody!" His audiences would answer, "Hi, Doctor Nick!"
  • Dr. Wolfe, dentist
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe, psychiatrist (once thought deceased, merely very ill)
  • Dr. J. Loren Pryor, psychiatrist
  • Dr. Foster, psychiatrist
  • Dr. Molly Cosmos, cosmetic surgeon
  • Dr. Steve (Chiropractor)
  • Dr. Steffi (Chiropractor; never seen, but mentioned by Dr. Steve)
  • Dr. Zweig, Psychiatrist (Marge mistakenly referred to her as Dr. Lowenstein)

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Aired: December 17, 1989 -

Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer

Network: FOX

Genre: Cartoon

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Spinoff of: The Tracy Ullman Show

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