Friday, February 15, 2008

The Characters on The Simpsons

In honor of Matt Groening's Birthday, a list of the Simpsons and other families from Springfield and from the best show on television (still).

The Simpson family

Main article: Simpsons family

* Homer Jay Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) "Good Night", father
* Marjorie "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier) (Julie Kavner), "Good Night", mother
* Bartholomew Jojo "Bart" Simpson (Nancy Cartwright), "Good Night", son
* Lisa Marie Simpson (Yeardley Smith),7] "Good Night", daughter8]
* Margaret "Maggie" Simpson (Elizabeth Taylor, Nancy Cartwright, James Earl Jones, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer), "Good Night", daughter

Extended family

* Abraham Jay "Grampa" Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), The Tracey Ullman Show shorts, Homer's father
* Mona Simpson (Glenn Close, Tress MacNeille, Maggie Roswell), "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?", Homer's mother
* Jacqueline "Jackie" Bouvier (Julie Kavner), "Bart vs. Thanksgiving", Marge's mother
* Clancy Bouvier (Harry Shearer), "The Way We Was", Marge's father, deceased
* Patty Bouvier (Julie Kavner), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Marge's sister, a twin to Selma
* Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure Stu Simpson (Julie Kavner), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Marge's sister, a twin to Patty
o Jub-Jub, "Selma's Choice", iguana, owned by Selma, inherited from Gladys Bouvier.
o Ling Bouvier, "Goo Goo Gai Pan", Selma's adopted daughter
* Herbert "Herb" Powell (Danny DeVito), "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?", Homer's half-brother
* Gladys (Julie Kavner), "Selma's Choice", Marge's aunt, deceased
* Abbie Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), "The Regina Monologues", Homer's English half-sister
* Amber (Tress MacNeille), "Viva Ned Flanders", Homer's Vegas ex-wife, deceased

Non-canon family members

* Kang (Harry Shearer), "Treehouse of Horror IX", Maggie's alien father.
* Hugo (Nancy Cartwright), "Treehouse of Horror VII" Bart's former Siamese twin.



* Snowball I, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", deceased
* Snowball II, "I, D'oh-Bot", deceased
* Snowball III, "I, D'oh-Bot", deceased
* Snowball IV/Coltrane, "I, D'oh-Bot", deceased
* Snowball V, "I, D'oh-Bot" (to save money on a new bowl, Lisa renamed her Snowball II)


* Santa's Little Helper (Frank Welker, Dan Castellaneta), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", greyhound rescued from the dog track
* Laddie (Frank Welker), "The Canine Mutiny", rough collie briefly owned by Bart before becoming a police dog.
* Puppies Rover, Fido, Rex, Spot, Rover II, Fido II, Rex II, Cleo, Dave, Jay, Paul, Bradford, Dave II, Jay II, Paul II, Bradford II, Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy, Donner, Blitzen, Grumpy II, King, Prince, and the dog formerly known as Prince, "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds", pure-bred greyhounds, offspring of Santa's Little Helper and She's The Fastest. Later adopted by Mr. Burns.

Other Pets

* Stampy, "Bart Gets an Elephant", elephant briefly owned by Bart, now living in an animal refuge
* Princess, "Lisa's Pony", pony owned by Lisa, now belonging to stable-owner.
* Duncan (Furious D), "Saddlesore Galactica", racehorse owned by Homer and Bart.
* Mojo, "Girly Edition", helper monkey owned by Grampa, Homer and Professor Frink, returned to helper animal bureau
* Pinchy, lobster, "Lisa Gets an "A"", owned by Homer, deceased
* Chirpy Boy and Bart Jr., "Bart the Mother", two Bolivian tree lizards owned by Bart, now presumed killed by Chinese snakes.
* Strangles, "Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot", python, procured by Bart when Santa's Little Helper goes to Springfield’s Animal Police Academy, now adopted by Groundskeeper Willie.
* Plopper, a pig, aka Harry Plopper or Spider-Pig, "The Simpsons Movie", owned by Homer

Other families

The Flanders family

Main article: Flanders family

* Nedward "Ned" Flanders (Harry Shearer), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", father, owner of the Leftorium
* Maude Flanders (Maggie Roswell, Marcia Mitzman Gaven), "Dead Putting Society", mother, Died in 11th season,.Came back in the 19th season
* Rod Flanders (Nancy Cartwright, Pamela Hayden), "Call of the Simpsons", son
* Todd Flanders (Nancy Cartwright), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", son
* Unnamed, Ned's beatnik father (Harry Shearer), "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" and "Hurricane Neddy", seen only in flashbacks
* Mona, Ned's beatnik mother, "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" and "Hurricane Neddy", seen only in flashbacks
* Ginger Flanders (Tress MacNeille), "Viva Ned Flanders", Ned's Vegas wife

The Van Houten family

Main article: Van Houten family

* Kirk Van Houten (Hank Azaria), "Bart's Friend Falls in Love", father of Milhouse, divorced from and reunited with Luann
* Luann Van Houten (Maggie Roswell), "Homer Defined", mother of Milhouse, divorced from and reunited with Kirk
* Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten (Pamela Hayden), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", son, Bart's best friend
* Grandpa Van Houten "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in The Curse of the Flying Hellfish".
* Sophie "Nana" Van Houten (Tress MacNeille), "Bart Sells His Soul", Kirk's mother and Milhouse's grandmother
* Norbert Van Houten, "Little Orphan Millie", Danish uncle of Milhouse, adventurer with a hatred towards the Dutch family part of the Van Houtens

The Nahasapeemapetilon family

* Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Jr. (Hank Azaria), "The Telltale Head", father, owner of the Kwik-e-Mart store, husband of Manjula
* Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon (Tress MacNeille, Jan Hooks), "Much Apu About Nothing", mother, wife of Apu
* Anoop, Uma, Nabendu, Poonam, Priya, Sandeep, Sashi and Gheet, "Eight Misbehavin'", the Nahasapeemapetilon's octuplets.
* Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon (Harry Shearer), "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment", Apu's brother
* Jamshed Nahasapeemapetilon, Sanjay's son; Apu's nephew.
* Pahusacheta Nahasapeemapetilon Sanjay's daughter; Apu's niece.
* Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilon (Tress MacNeille, Andrea Martin), "Much Apu About Nothing", Apu and Sanjay's mother
* Kavi Nahasapeemapetilon (Hank Azaria), "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", Apu's cousin

The Wiggum family

* Clancy Wiggum (Hank Azaria), "Homer's Odyssey", chief of police, father of Ralph
* Sarah Wiggum (Pamela Hayden), "Duffless", mother of Ralph
* Ralph Wiggum (Nancy Cartwright), "Moaning Lisa", son, occasional friend of Bart and Lisa

The Hibbert family

* Dr. Julius Hibbert (Harry Shearer), "Bart the Daredevil", Simpson family doctor.
* Bernice Hibbert (Tress MacNeille), "Bart's Dog Gets An F", wife
* Unnamed children, appear only when the family is shown as a group.

The Prince family

* Martin Prince, Sr. (Harry Shearer), "Bart the Genius", stock trader
* Martha Prince, "Bart the Genius", mother of Martin
* Martin Prince, Jr. (Russi Taylor), "Bart the Genius", son, occasional friend of Bart

The Lovejoy family

* Timothy "Tim" Lovejoy (Harry Shearer), "The Telltale Head", reverend of the First Church of Springfield
* Unnamed father "Bart After Dark", father of Reverend Timothy Lovejoy
* Helen Lovejoy (Maggie Roswell, Marcia Mitzman Gaven), "Life on the Fast Lane", wife, mother of Jessica
* Jessica Lovejoy (Meryl Streep), "Bart's Girlfriend", daughter, currently in boarding school

The Muntz family

* Nelson Muntz (Nancy Cartwright), "Bart the General", bully, occasional friend of Bart, ex-boyfriend of Lisa
* Mr. Muntz (Phil Hartman, Harry Shearer), father, "Brother From the Same Planet", former kids soccer coach, former sideshow freak.
* Mrs. Muntz (Tress MacNeille), mother, former Hooters waitress and former actress from Hollywood

The Spuckler family

* Cletus Delroy Spuckler, a/k/a Cletus Delroy, (Hank Azaria), "Bart Gets an Elephant", slack-jawed yokel.
* Brandine Spuckler (Tress MacNeille), "22 Short Films About Springfield", wife of Cletus.
* Witney, Jitney, Dudley, Incest, Crystal Meth, International Harvester, and Birthday from "Yokel Chords", children of Brandine, two of whom are also children of Cletus.
* DiaBetty (Tress MacNeille), "Sweets and Sour Marge", cousin, diabetic.

Springfield Nuclear Power Plant

* Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns (Harry Shearer), "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", owner
o Unnamed (Harry Shearer), an adoptive great-grandfather, "Last Exit to Springfield", owner of "atom mill"
o Mrs. Burns (Tress MacNeille)", "Homer the Smithers", Monty Burns' 122 year-old estranged mother, in Waylon Smithers words:"Mr. Burns mother is 122-years-old, all she can do is dial, and yell".
o Lawrence "Larry" Burns (Rodney Dangerfield), "Burns, Baby Burns", illegitimate son, has wife and kids
* Waylon J. Smithers Jr. (Harry Shearer), "Homer's Odyssey", executive assistant
o Waylon Smithers, Sr. (Harry Shearer), "The Blunder Years", father and professional predecessor, deceased, gave life to save Springfield
* Lenny Leonard (Harry Shearer), "Life on the Fast Lane", Homer's co-worker in Sector 7-G also carls best mate
o Jack Leonard jr, Lenny's father
* Carl Carlson (Hank Azaria), "Homer's Night Out", Homer's co-worker and former supervisor in Sector 7-G also lennys best mate
* Charlie (Dan Castellaneta), "Life on the Fast Lane", Dangerous Emissions Supervisor, Homer's co-worker
* Mindy Simmons (Michelle Pfeiffer), "The Last Temptation of Homer", former power plant employee, Homer's former love interest
* Frank Grimes (Hank Azaria), "Homer's Enemy", also known as Grimey, deceased, Homer was partially responsible after his incompetence caused him to grab highly electrical wires, with ungloved hands
o Frank Grimes Jr., "The Great Louse Detective", son, attempted to kill Homer after he realised Homer was responsible for his father's death
* Karl (Harvey Fierstein), "Simpson and Delilah", former executive assistant of Homer, possibly gay because he kissed Homer on the cheek, took the rap for Homer after Homer scammed the company insurance policy out of $1000.
* Zutroy (Dan Castellaneta), illegal immigrant, caught by Department of Labor agents, can't speak English
* Tibor, foreign-born, Hungarian, general company scapegoat, several times took the rap for Homer because he can't speak English
* Gummy Joe, "Last Exit to Springfield", owner of solitary tooth, part of the union with Homer, job unknown
* Crusher, hired goon, partners with LowBlow, once kidnapped Homer
* LowBlow, hired goon, partners with Crusher, once kidnapped Homer
* Giant Egg (no voice) (on camera for 3 seconds), "Homer the Great", a giant egg that runs away after Homer tries to join the Stonecutters, by throwing away a egg salad sandwich saying he saved Lenny's life. Homer yell's "you better run egg!" The egg is obviously is a man in an egg costume, he appears to have no eye holes though he runs perfectly. You still see the man's legs.
* Jack Marley (Dan Castellaneta), "Marge Gets a Job", forcively retired, single, recently lost pet dog


* Aristotle Amadopolis (Jon Lovitz), "Homer Defined", owner, Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant
* Blue Haired Lawyer (Dan Castellaneta), "Bart Gets Hit by a Car", head of Burns expensive team of lawyers, also occasionally appears as lawyer for other characters, such as Roger Myers Jr.

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