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Title: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 05:37:30 PM
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Hello,  I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such forum lists as “Top 50 Episodes of Fish” and “Metric Systempalooza! Top 50 Metric System Units of Measurement!” Last month, forum members were asked to submit a list of their favorite characters from the town of Springfield, which would then be compiled into a top 50 list in a timely and competent manner.

That plan failed magnificently.

Instead, we bring you this hastily compiled and many weeks late list. Enjoy!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
Number 51: Lenny & Carl
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14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by C Jones)

Biography:
Lenford "Lenny" Leonard and Carlton "Carl" Carlson are friends of Homer Simpson and work with him at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Lenny and Carl are rarely seen apart and have a close relationship, with hints of homosexuality, although both have been seen dating women. Each possesses a master's degree in nuclear physics, but are often portrayed as blue-collar working men.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer (Lenny) / Hank Azaria (Carl)

First Appearance:
Carl- “Homers Night Out” Season 1, Ep 10
Lenny- “Life in the Fast Lane” Season 1, Ep 9

Notes:
To preempt cries of “But I...” As noted in the submissions thread, anyone nominated as a duo would be counted as a duo. Voting for just one member of the duo was counted as a different entity.

Up Next:
One of the newer residents of Springfield, meaning that she first appeared 10 years after you stopped watching the show.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 05:47:33 PM
Number 50: Shauna Chalmers
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130714223500/simpsons/images/b/bb/Shauna.png)

14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by Compound)

Biography:
Shauna Chalmers is the daughter of Superintendent Gary and Rosemary Chalmers. She's had multiple jobs in Springfield, including working at Krusty Burgers, Smart Tykes and Marge's sandwich shop. She's also been in multiple relationships in town, including with Jimbo, the Squeaky Voiced Teen, Bart, Nelson and Gil.


Voiced By:
Tress MacNeille

First Appearance:
“The Good, The Bad and the Drugly”- Season 20, Episode 17

Notes:
Shauna may have also appeared in the “Simpsons Movie” as a background character. And while appear on screen until 2009, she was first mentioned in passing in the 1993 episode “Whacking Day”

Up Next:
I must once again note that all rumors of an affair between myself and our next entrant are completely false.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 05:48:46 PM
Number 49: Agnes Skinner
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14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by George Harrison)

Biography:
Agnes Skinner is the strict and bitter mother of Seymour Skinner. She is very harshly controlling of Seymour, and treats him like a mother would a small child, once grounding him because he did not say who was at the door after answering it. She hates Seymour's choice in women, especially Edna Krabappel. Agnes has married a total of four times, once with Skinner's father, Sheldon Skinner, and following Sheldon's death she then married three more times, each time to a tow truck driver.

Voiced By:
Tress MacNeille

First Appearance:
“The Tell Tale Head” - Season 1, Episode 8

Notes:
Agnes has dated several younger men including Superintendent Chalmers, Otto and Comic Book Guy.

Up Next:
You won't recognize the name, but you'll recognize her incoherent catch phrase!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 06:36:37 PM
Number 48: Dr. Eleanor Abernathy MD JD
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14 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #13 by Anais)

Biography:
When she was eight, Eleanor Abernathy was a smart and ambitious young girl who wanted to be both a lawyer and a doctor "because a woman can do anything". She was studying for law school at 16, and by 24, she had earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and a JD from Yale Law School. However, by 32, suffering from burnout, she had turned to alcohol, became obsessed with her pet cat, and would randomly take to cutting pieces of her own hair. By the time she was 40, she had assumed her present state as a drunken, raving lunatic. She once shared a cat with Moe. She's commonly referred to as the “Crazy Cat Lady.”

Voiced By:
Tress MacNeille

First Appearance:
“Girly Edition” - Season 9, Episode 21

Notes:
Eleanor once ran for mayor when Mayor Quimby was recalled. She also gave Lisa her current cat, Snowball V.

Up Next:
And Abba will be firmly lodged in your brain.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 06:39:10 PM
Number 47: Mona Simpson
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15 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #11 by Anais)

Biography:
Penelope Mona Simpson (née Olsen) was the mother of Homer Simpson, the wife of Abraham Simpson, the mother-in-law of Marge Simpson and the paternal grandmother of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.

Many of the details of Mona's life are unknown, but various pieces of her story have been revealed. Mona was first mentioned in season one and made two brief flashback appearances, but her first major appearance was in "Mother Simpson". In the episode, it is revealed that in the 1960s, Mona was a homemaker who lived with her husband Abraham Simpson and Homer, who at the time was a child. She became caught up in the hippie movement after her beliefs were ignited by seeing Joe Namath's long hair during Super Bowl III.

Mona soon after became a political activist and, at one event, Mona and a group of other activists protesting germ research entered Montgomery Burns's laboratory and destroyed all the biological warfare experiments. As the gang escaped, she stayed behind to help a fallen Burns, who in turn, swore to have her thrown in jail for the rest of her life. Since that night, Mona was forced to leave her family. Abe lied and said Mona had died while Homer was at the movies, in order to spare him of the trauma that his mother was a wanted criminal. For 27 years, Homer presumed that his mother was dead. He was accidentally reunited with Mona in "Mother Simpson" after he faked his own death to get a day off from work and Mona visited his supposed grave site. Overjoyed at their reunion, he brings Mona home to meet his family. At first, Mona does not reveal her whereabouts and spends time catching up with her family, but is forced to reveal her past. She later travels to the post office with Homer, where Mr. Burns recognizes her face and tracks her down with FBI assistance. However, a tip-off to Homer from Chief Wiggum allows Mona to escape. Wiggum is grateful to Mona because his asthma was cured by the "antibiotic bomb" her group detonated during their lab infiltration, thereby allowing him to join the police force. Forced to go on the run again, Mona tells Homer she loves him and escapes to the underground.


Voiced By:
Maggie Roswell/ Glenn Close/Tress MacNeille/ Pamela Hayden

First Appearance:
“Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” - Season 2, Episode 15

Notes:
Mona is currently deceased, but her last appearance was in an “Inception” dream sequence revolving around Homer feeling guilt that he had caused his parents to break up due to a mishap that he had caused. She assured Homer that it was not the case.

Up Next:
More laughs than the latest "Haunted House" movie!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 06:47:45 PM
Number 46: Nelson Muntz
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16 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #16 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Nelson Muntz is the main bully in The Simpsons. He also has a tendency to show up at various places and laugh.

Nelson's bullying seems to be caused by his broken home life. He lives in a dilapidated house, with a missing dad and a drunken adult entertainer for a mom.

He has been romantically linked to Lisa Simpson and, for a brief time, was adopted by Marge Simpson. And while he's often bullied Bart, he's also been quite friendly to Bart at other times, such as the trip to the World’s Fair.

Voiced By:
Nancy Cartwright

First Appearance:
“Bart the General” - Season 1, Episode 5

Notes:
Nelson is one of the three characters on the Simpsons used to remember the death of Marcia Wallace.

Up Next:
Our next entry is found of anagrams and 'borrowing' high priced items from stores.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 06:57:19 PM

Number 45: Allison Taylor
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17 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #9 by Compound)

Biography:
Lisa is a second grader at Springfield Elementary. Like Lisa, she's smart and a talented saxophone player. Lisa initially became jealous of her and attempted to sabotage her diorama for a school contest, only for them both to lose to Ralph.

Voiced By:
Winona Ryder/ Pamela Hayden

First Appearance:
“Lisa's Rival” - Season 6, Episode 2

Notes:
Unlike many guest star characters, Allison has shown up in the background of many episodes ever since, including twice in the current season.

Up Next:
His filmography pales in comparison to mine.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 06:59:38 PM
Number 44: Rainier Luftwaffe Wolfcastle
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17 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #17 by Psycho Goatee)

Biography:
Rainier Wolfcastle is a musclebound Austrian actor who acts in many action movies and many awful comedies. He is married to Maria Wolfcastle, and has one daughter, Greta.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“The Way We Was” - Season 2, Episode 12

Notes:
Wolfcastle has 24 films to his credit.

In he has twice run for mayor of Springfield, facing, among others, Homer and Dr. Abernathy as opponents.

Wolfcastle was originally named McBain, after the name of his movie character, but Fox could not use that name for several years due to the producers of  an obscure movie by that same title (http://www.rifftrax.com/mcbain) not allowing them to use the name.

Up Next:
I feel a song coming on...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
Number 43: Shary Bobbins
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19 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #7 by George Harrison)

Biography:
Shary Bobbins is a nanny hired by the Simpsons family after Marge began to lose her hair over stress. After initially seeming to help the family, the Simpsons soon revert back to their normal dysfunctional state and Shary abandons the family, only to be sucked into the turbine of a passing plane.

Voiced By:
Maggie Roswell

First Appearance:
“Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (annoyed grunt) cious “ - Season 8, Episode 13

Notes:
Shary was engaged to Groundskeeper Willie.

Robotic versions of Bobbins currently prowl the streets of London .

Up Next:
A laugh riot, much like Christmas Ape 3: Mission Miami Beach!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 07:36:05 PM
Number 42: Dr. Julius Murphy Hibbert II, M.D.
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19 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #10 by Psycho Goatee)

Biography:
Julius Murphy Hibbert II, M.D., better known as Dr. Hibbert, is Springfield's most prominent doctor. Hibbert is very good-natured, and is known for finding a reason to laugh at nearly every situation.He is a Mensa member, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a former stripper, a loyal RHPS participant, and a member of the Thayer firm at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hibbert is noticeably less dysfunctional than just about everyone else on the show, though he does have a bizarre tendency to chuckle at inappropriate moments. It is mentioned in Make Room for Lisa, that "Before I learned to chuckle mindlessly, I was headed to an early grave."

Hibbert is married to his wife, Bernice, and has three children. He also has a long-lost brother who was a jazz musician, and a long lost twin who may live in Shelbyville.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Bart the Daredevil: - Season 2, Episode 8

Notes:
Hibbert was originally written as a woman as a tribute to SNL cast member Julia Sweeney. (Hibbert was her last name at the time.) The character was changed to the current model after the Simpsons was moved to opposite The Cosby Show.

Up Next:
Someone so popular, we brought him back for more!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 05, 2014, 07:43:53 PM
Number 41: C. Carlton Carlson Jr.
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20 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #15 by ScottOD)

Biography:
C. Carlton Carlson Jr. is one of Homer's co-workers at the Springfield Nuclear Plant. He is of Icelandic heritage. He is one of Springfield's few Buddhists, although he still appears in Reverend Lovejoy's congregation from time to time.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Homer's Night Out” - Season 1, Episode 10

Notes:
Yes, he's from Iceland. And there are hints that Lenny and Carl are related too.

Up Next:
Tune in tomorrow for most of the list! You'll see musicians! Politicians! Unfortunate stereotypes! Gunwielding maniacs! And foreigners! All this and more!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ScottotD on November 05, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
Number 47: Mona Simpson
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I welled up just looking at a picture of her.

Also, rumours of my O.D. are entirely false  ;)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: MightyJack on November 06, 2014, 12:11:41 AM
I'm surprised Agnes didn't get a few more votes, I think mommy dearest is a crack up

and I'm pleasantly surprised Shary made the grade. That was one of my favorite episodes, and I love side characters like her, even more than many of the regulars. They show up briefly but leave a lasting impression
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 05:52:24 PM
Number 40: Itchy & Scratchy
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21 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #13 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
In 1920, Chester Lampwick created the character of Itchy, who was then plagarized a year later by Roger Meyers, Sr.  and paired with the cartoon cat Scratchy for a long running series of violent cartoons.

Over the years, the duo have appeared in several feature films (Pinitchio, Scratchtasia, Itchy & Scratchy Meet Fritz the Cat, The Itchy and Scratchy Movie) as well as a short lived “Itchy and Scratchy and Friends Hour.”

Voiced By:
Dan Castenella, Nancy Cartwright (Itchy)/ Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright (Scratchy)

First Appearance:
“There's No Disgrace Like Home” - Season 1, Episode 4/ “The Bart Simpson Show” - Tracy Ullman Show

Notes:
Itchy and Scratchy episodes are sometimes added to the show to pad out the running time. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.

The duo are also responsible for the “Worst. Episode. Ever.” quote that still floats around to this day.

FYI- Google searching for “itchy” provides a rather... interesting list of suggestions.

Up Next:
Something that  should seem familiar, like the recent remake of "Calling All Quakers."
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 05:59:49 PM

Number 39: Lenford Leonard
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131006110933/simpsons/images/thumb/a/ae/Lenny_Leonard.png/108px-Lenny_Leonard.png)

22 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #14 by ScottotD)

Biography:
Lenford “Lenny” Leonard is a co-worker of Homer Simpson at the Springfield Nuclear Plant. He is often seen with his co-worker Carl.

At one time, Lenny was the CEO of the nuclear plant, after Mr. Burns went bankrupt. He's also been fired from the plant at least three times. Lenny teaches part time at the Springfield Learning Annex. Lenny has also written a series of mystery novels as well as having a brief acting career.  He also played guitar in the 90s grunge act Sadgasm.

Lenny is also a member of the NRA and possesses a “Dole/Kemp '96” tattoo. Lenny, like his friend Carl, has been described as a war hero by other Springfielders.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Life on the Fast Lane” - Season 1, Episode 9

Notes:
Lenny is one of the few people on the show to have the same beard line as Homer.

Up Next:
His children include Jordan, Brittany and Cody.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: CJones on November 06, 2014, 06:23:18 PM
Number 51: Lenny & Carl
14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by C Jones)

Notes:
To preempt cries of “But I...” As noted in the submissions thread, anyone nominated as a duo would be counted as a duo. Voting for just one member of the duo was counted as a different entity.

Understandable. I threw my list together at what I thought would be the last second. I even asked if Lenny and Carl counted as one, in the submission thread, then forgot to ever check back to see what the answer was.  :P
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 06:35:25 PM
Number 38: Cletus Del Roy Spuckler
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130424153830/simpsons/images/thumb/5/58/Cletus_Spuckler.png/260px-Cletus_Spuckler.png)

25 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #8 by George Harrison)

Biography:
Cletus is a rural resident of Springfield who lives on Rural Route 9. He is generally seen as a 5th generation dirt farmer, but he has has been employed as a construction worker, paparazzi, vegetable stand owner and member of the US Marine Corps.

He is in a relationship with Brandine Spuckler, who has been described as Cletus' wife, sister, mother, half-sister and daughter. Cletus also has 44 children, one of whom was briefly engaged to Bart.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Bart Gets an Elephant” - Season 5, Episode 17

Notes:
Cletus was able to distract EPA Chief Cargill, allowing the residents of Springfield to escape the dome surrounding the town. At least until Homer showed up.

The Spuckler family was once one of the leading families of Philadelphia and were societal rivals of the Burns family. But time has not been kind to them.

Up Next:
A person whose melodious voice is nearly on par with my own.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 06, 2014, 07:15:19 PM
Number 51: Lenny & Carl
14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by C Jones)

Notes:
To preempt cries of “But I...” As noted in the submissions thread, anyone nominated as a duo would be counted as a duo. Voting for just one member of the duo was counted as a different entity.

Understandable. I threw my list together at what I thought would be the last second. I even asked if Lenny and Carl counted as one, in the submission thread, then forgot to ever check back to see what the answer was.  :P

Yeah, I can see it both ways.  I think though, while they are still almost defined by each other, Lenny has been given slightly more detail in his story (his problems involving his eye, his frequent accidents and tragedies and everyone's weird compassion for him.  "Not Lenny.  NOT LENNY!", while some of the humour of Carl is making him slightly more of an enigma).
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ScottotD on November 06, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
Number 51: Lenny & Carl
14 Points
(1 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by C Jones)

Notes:
To preempt cries of “But I...” As noted in the submissions thread, anyone nominated as a duo would be counted as a duo. Voting for just one member of the duo was counted as a different entity.

Understandable. I threw my list together at what I thought would be the last second. I even asked if Lenny and Carl counted as one, in the submission thread, then forgot to ever check back to see what the answer was.  :P

Yeah, I can see it both ways.  I think though, while they are still almost defined by each other, Lenny has been given slightly more detail in his story (his problems involving his eye, his frequent accidents and tragedies and everyone's weird compassion for him.  "Not Lenny.  NOT LENNY!", while some of the humour of Carl is making him slightly more of an enigma).

Wha? Homer, Moe and Lenny went to Carl's home country, met his parents and undid his family's shameful past ...mostly.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 06, 2014, 07:30:42 PM
Oh, yeah.  I forgot that was an episode.  A common, later season problem.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 07:46:29 PM
Number 37: Lyle Lanley
(http://technoccult.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Lyle-Lanley.jpg)

27 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #12 by ScottotD)

Biography:
Lyle Lanley is an entrepreneur who has sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook, and by gum, it put them on the map.
 
Voiced By:
Phil Hartman

First Appearance:
“Marge Versus the Monorail” -Season 4, Episode 12
 
Notes:
No, he never sold cider.  Both inspired by the same source though.

The most probable creator of Lanley was Conan O'Brien, who wrote this episode.

Up Next:
A fine son of Ireland.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 07:55:32 PM
Number 36: Bernard “Barney” Arnold Gumble
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130727032330/simpsons/images/6/68/Barney_Gumble_-_shading.png)

27 Points
(3 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #13 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Barney Gumble is Homer's best friend and Springfield's town drunk. While he was Harvard-bound in high school, after discovering alcohol, he quickly spiraled down the intellectual ladder.

Over the years, Barney has worked in a bowling alley, operated a snow plow, flown a helicopter, been an astronaut candidate, been a grammy-award winning barber shop quartet  member, a Krusty the Clown imitator, a film producer and a colonial era mayor re-enactor. He also serves in the Navy Reserve.

Voiced By:
Dan Castenella

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Barney's hair was originally blonde, but was changed in later episodes to brown to be easier to animate.

Barney was sober for around a decade, but has slipped back and forth between drinking and sobriety in seasons since then.

Up Next:
Well, technically this is two characters...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 08:02:22 PM
Number 35: Marion Anthony D'Amico
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120321144326/simpsons/images/d/d7/Fat_Tony_Thumbs_Up.jpg)

27 Points
(3 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #9 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Marion Anthony D'Amico, aka William Williams, aka "Fat Tony", was the boss of the D'Amico crime family. He has been behind several of Springfield's criminal enterprises including illegal gambling, cigarette smuggling, and bootlegging. He had also been seen bribing and making secret deals with Mayor Quimby.

He is a widower, having lost his wife due to “whacking by Natural Causes.” He has one son, Michael and owned a gay race horse. His profession was that of a legitimate businessman.

Voiced By:
Joe Mantegna/ Phil Hartman

First Appearance:
“Bart the Murderer” - Season 3, Episode 4

Notes:
Fat Tony passed away several years ago after discovering that Homer was an informant for the FBI. He died in Homer's arms and was replaced by his cousin, Fit Tony. Who of course then gained weight and now looks identical to his deceased cousin. This cousin was also briefly involved with Selma Bouvier.

While Joe Mantegna was so taken with Fat Tony that he refused to let anyone else do Tony's voice, Phil Hartman did do the voice in one episode.

Up Next:
Chowder.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 08:15:05 PM
Number 34: Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell the Edge "Diamond Joe" Quimby
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140817115144/simpsons/images/thumb/1/1a/12fae8d5b3b2ac9c0c4afd68c9305789.png/150px-12fae8d5b3b2ac9c0c4afd68c9305789.png)

33 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by Relaxing Dragon)

Biography:
Mayor Quimby is the long-time mayor of Springfield, although he has lost that position from time to time. He lost one election to Robert Terwilliger, fled town later, resulting in a Mensaocracy . Still later, he faced a recall that failed when voters failed to coalesce behind any one candidate. Later still, he was deposed when the town fell into a dystopian anarchy.

Voiced By:
Dan Castenella

First Appearance:
“The Call of the Simpsons” - Season 1, Episode 7

Notes:
Quimby has cheated on his wife with reportedly twenty seven different women.

Up Next:
One of the biggies.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 08:53:05 PM
Number 33: Margaret Evelyn Simpson
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9d/Maggie_Simpson.png/223px-Maggie_Simpson.png)

36 Points
(3 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #3 by Anais)

Biography:
Maggie Simpson is the youngest Simpson child. She is often seen sucking on her pacifier and is still young enough to have trouble walking.
 
Maggie is probably the second most violent Simpson. She has hit her father on the head with a mallet, shot Mr. Burns, shot the guns out of the hands of several FBI agents, been an expert fencer, fought a monkey with a broken baby bottle, shot Mr. Burns again, disabled a number of mafia hitmen with an airgun, and smashed in an EPA Chairman's head with a boulder.

Voiced By:
Yeardley Smith/Nancy Cartwright/Danny DeVito/TressMacNeille/Russi Taylor/Elizabeth Taylor/ Jodie Foster/Harry Shearer and James Earl Jones
 
First Appearance:
“Good Night Simpsons” - Tracy Ulman Show
 
Notes:
Maggie is named after Matt Groening's younger sister.
 
For reasons unknown, Maggie seems to show up whenever Ayn Rand is discussed on the show.
 
Maggie's first word are canonically “Daddy”,  but she's had about a dozen lines throughout the series, although few of them are in canon.
 
Up Next:
Not real characters on the show. Or are they?
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 08:54:02 PM
Number 32: Kang and Kodos
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110317221704/lossimpson/es/images/0/07/Kang_%26_Kodos.jpg)

38 Points
(3 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #7 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Kang and Kodos are Rigellians from Rigel IV. They speak only Rigellian, which is coincidentally identical to English. They are often attempting to conquer the Earth, but have seldom appeared in canonical episodes. Although that will change soon...

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer (Kang)/ Dan Castenella (Kodos)

First Appearance:
“Treehouse of Horror” - Season 2, Episode 3

Notes:
The names Kang and Kodos are references to Star Trek characters.

Originally, both aliens were to appear in the regular show, being occasionally spotted by Homer, only to have everyone else dismiss his experiences. The writers then decided that it was a bit too goofy of an idea. Though and relegated them to only the Treehouse of Horror episodes.

Up Next:
Science!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2014, 08:58:41 PM
Number 31: Professor Jonathan "John" I.Q. Neidelbaum Frink, Jr., B.Sc., Ph.D. M.R.S.C., C.Chem
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ca/0/06/Professor_Frink.png)

38 Points
(4 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #8 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Professor Frink is Springfield's resident mad scientist and a Professor at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. He has one son and has been dating Miss Wyoming in recent years.
 
Voiced By:
Hank Azaria
 
First Appearance:
“Old Money” - Season 2, Episode 17

Notes:
While originally written as  a generic mad scientist, Frink became a Jerry Lewis parody after Hank Azaria ad-libbed  an imitation of Lewis.
 
Professor Frink is named after John Frink, one of the Simpson's producers.
 
Up Next:
Our next ten entries! A bunch of old yellow guys! A former president! And a lot of schooling! This and more tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 07:38:14 PM
Number 30: Gary Chalmers
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130907221559/simpsons/images/thumb/f/f9/Gary_Chalmers.png/200px-Gary_Chalmers.png)

38 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #3 by ScottotD)

Biography:
Gary Chalmers is the superintendent of Springfield's school district. He is divorced and has a teenaged daughter.

In the past, he has dated both Agnes Skinner and Edna Krabappel.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Whacking Day” - Season 4 Episode 12

Notes:
On the DVD commentaries, it has been noted that Chalmers is one of the few characters on the show who seems to recognize that things get a bit silly in Springfield. Although he too has acted goofily in recent seasons.

Up Next:
A proof that democracy doesn't work.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
Number 29: Kenny Brockelstein
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130910064845/simpsons/images/thumb/0/0d/Kent_Brockman_-_shading.png/180px-Kent_Brockman_-_shading.png)

40 Points
(2 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by Psycho Goatee)

Biography:
Kent Brockman, aka Kenny Brockelstein, is the local TV news anchor at Channel 6 in Springfield. Heis a former war reporter and worked for a time with Rachael Maddow. He has a daughter and son.

Brockman once won the state lottery, but has continued to work for Channel 6, although he did work for a station in New York during the Godzilla incident.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Krusty Gets Busted” -Season 1 , Episode 12

Notes:
Kent's name has also been given as Kenneth Brownstein.

Kent was created by Brad Bird.

Up Next:
Yello would be proud.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 07:52:25 PM
Number 28: Duffman
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130808075436/simpsons/images/thumb/c/ce/Duff_man.png/210px-Duff_man.png)

44 Points
(3 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #9 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Duffman is one of the multiple people who work as the mascot and spokesman for the Duff Brewing company.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” - Season 9, Episode 1

Notes:
Over the years, Duffman has died of liver failure, shot by Frank Grimes Jr., and died in a blimp crash.

Some of the people who have played Duffman are Arthur Duff, Joel Duffman, Barry Duffman, Sid, Larry and Chip Davis. Some Duffmans are womanizers while others have been gay.

Duffmann was also first created by Brad Bird.

Up Next:
An entry lacking in steak knives.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 08:56:47 PM
Number 27: Gil Gunderson
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130713133001/simpsons/images/thumb/d/d2/Gilofficial.png/230px-Gilofficial.png)

47 Points
(4 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #8 by Relaxing Dragon)

Biography:
Gil Gunderson is an unsuccessful and unlucky businessman in Springfield (and Scottsdale, AZ.)

At the age of six, Gil was hired by his eight-year-old brother to run his sidewalk lemonade stand for the afternoon. By the end of the day, he had bankrupted his brother's business and drank up all the remaining inventory. Since then, Gil has not managed to hold down one job for longer than a few days. He kept his job at Red Blazer Realty for over twenty years by selling his own house to himself several thousand times. Eventually, the house was destroyed in the Great Springfield Flood of '99, and with no other sales prospects, he was fired

Over the years, Gil has been a car salesman, real estate agent, a lawyer, an ad buyer for the local newspaper, an Amway distributor, a music manager, a bag clerk for the local supermarket, Apu's assistant at the Kwik-E-Mart, a mall Santa, a bank security guard, and handing out flyers for a strip club.

Voiced By:
Dan Castellaneta

First Appearance:
“Realty Bites” - Season 9, Episode 9

Notes:
Gil is loosely based on Jack Lemmon's character in “Glengarry, Glen Ross.”

Up Next:
How old is he? No one knows...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:24:50 PM

Number 26: Hans Moleman
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130424150605/simpsons/images/e/e7/Hans_Moleman.png)

47 Points
(5 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Hans Moleman is a mole-like man with extremely bad luck. At various times, his age has been given as   26, 31, 70 and over 80. His father is still apparently alive and a resident of Springfield Retirement Castle though.

Voiced By:
Dan Castellaneta

First Appearance:
“Scary Movie” - Tracy Ulman Short/ “Principal Charming” - Season 2, Episode 14

Notes:
Hans' driver's license gives his name as “Ralph Melish” but this is contradicted in later episodes. His movie, “Mann Getting Hit by Football” credits him as Hans Moleman, for example.

Moleman had an affair with Lars Ulrich's grandmother.

Up Next:
Gnarly.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:25:39 PM
Number 25: Otto Mann
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130930205930/simpsons/images/thumb/0/09/Otto_Mann.png/255px-Otto_Mann.png)

48 Points
(4 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #10 by George Harrison)

Biography:
Otto Mann is the bus driver for Springfield Elementary. He is also an aficionado of various mind altering substances.

He was engaged for a brief time and has had an affair with Agnes Skinner. He was also briefly married to Barney Gumble.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Homer's Odyssey” - Season 1, Episode 3

Notes:
Otto once kept Metallica's Kirk Hammett from quitting the band after raising his lighter at a concert. However, he may have also killed the members of Spinal Tap, so that washes out.

Up Next:
Everything's coming up!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ScottotD on November 07, 2014, 09:27:31 PM
I was a little disappointed when I saw you put Duffman as the name and then the giggling started when I read the bio.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:27:34 PM

Number 24: Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Milhouse.PNG)

51 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #7 by Johnathan Unusual)

Biography:
Milhouse Van Houten is Bart's best friend/lackey. He is extremely near sighted. He is smart and loyal, but insecure and very gullible, as well as less popular than Bart. He is often led into trouble by Bart, who takes advantage of his friend's naïvete. Milhouse is also a regular target for school bullies Nelson Muntz and Dolph, Jimbo and Kearney. He also has a crush on Bart's sister, Lisa, which is used as a plot element in many episodes. Milhouse is one of the few residents in Springfield with visible, in fact rather thick, eyebrows. Milhouse is also of Italian descent and speaks it fluently.

Milhouse played the role of Fallout Boy in the first Radioactive Man movie.

Voiced By:
Pamela Hayden

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Milhouse has been on the FBI's most wanted list at least once.

Milhouse was actually created for a Butterfingers commercial, but Groening decided to incorporate him into the show.

Like Shaquille O'Neil, Milhouse is also secretly a Lego Master Builder.

Up Next:
Yeah, I miss her too.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2014, 09:34:41 PM

Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten
Milhouse is hilarious. But I also see a lot of my childhood self in him.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2014, 09:38:05 PM

Number 26: Hans Moleman
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130424150605/simpsons/images/e/e7/Hans_Moleman.png)

47 Points
(5 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by Cole Stratton)

Notes:
Hans' driver's license gives his name as “Ralph Melish” but this is contradicted in later episodes. His movie, “Mann Getting Hit by Football” credits him as Hans Moleman, for example.

Which is a reference to Monty Python record sketch "The Adventures of Ralph Mellish".  Check it out!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:41:43 PM
I was a little disappointed when I saw you put Duffman as the name and then the giggling started when I read the bio.


Yeah, his biography changes in every almost episode he's in. So you have to wonder, "Okay, is this the one who worked with the homeless in the episode where Santa's Little Helper became the Duff spokesdog or the one who worked with the Isotopes or the one who dated Booberella or the one dating Guido...?"



Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:43:28 PM
Number 23: Edna Krabappel
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/Edna_Krabappel.png)

57 Points
(4 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #10 by Compound)

Biography:
Edna Krabappel was a teacher at Springfield Elementary. She held a Master's from Bryn Mawr. She moved to Springfield to teach, but after falling for young entrepreneur Moe Szyslak, she prepared to move out of town, only to reconsider after running across a young student named Bart who felt that on one believed in him anymore. She broke off the engagement and instead redevoted herself to teaching young students like Bart.

This may have been a mistake.

Since that time, Edna became rather bitter about the teaching profession.

Edna has been romantically linked to a number of Springfieldians including Joey Kramer from Aerosmith, Sideshow Bob, Akira the Sushi Chef, Lenny, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Krusty, Woodrow Wilson and Cletus. She has one ex-husband, and was engaged to both Moe and Principal Skinner. She later married Ned Flanders after the death of his wife. Unfortunately, she too passed away under unknown circumstances.

Voiced By:
Marcia Wallace

First Appearance:
“Bart the Genius” - Season 1, Episode 2

Notes:
Her last name is not Crandall.

FYI- According to her, Tilda Swinton's hairstyle in “Burn After Reading” was inspired by Edna's. No kidding.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Wegm2iRtFk4/SM5bCeNS7ZI/AAAAAAAABEw/IrKPZKnR9dg/s400/tilda-swinton-burn-after-re.jpg)

Up Next:
Even Barbara Bush knows this character.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:43:53 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/11/04/article-0-192DA6AD00000578-669_634x493.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:45:45 PM
Number 22: Marjorie Simpson
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2qta6c9.png)

60 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #9 by Johnny U)

Biography:
Marge Simpson is the matriarch of the Simpsons family. She is married to Homer and has three children.

She met Homer during high school and was initially cold towards him, although she did agree to go to prom with him. They fell in love and then dated for several years before becoming pregnant with Bart.

While generally a stay at home mom, she has also worked as a police officer, a supervisor at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, the owner of several food franchises, an erotic cake maker and a realtor.

Voiced By:
Julie Kavner

First Appearance:
“Good Night” - Tracy Ullman Short

Notes:
Julie Kavner voiced Marge due to her being a cast member on the Tracy Ullman show. They saved costs that way as the show didn't then need to hire an additional voice actor.

Marge voted for Jimmy Carter. Twice.

Marge in 1987:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a7/Marge_-_Good_Night.png/200px-Marge_-_Good_Night.png)

Marge in 2009:
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2qmdo5f.jpg)

Up Next:
Yet another in our long list of school employees.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 09:54:59 PM
Number 21: Seymour Skinner
(http://www.redstaplerchronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/principal%20skinner.jpg)

61 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #6 by Relaxing Dragon)

Biography:
Seymour Skinner, aka Armin Tamzarian, is the Principal of Springfield Elementary school. Prior to that position, he worked as a science teacher and prior to that, he served as a Green Beret, spending time as a POW in Vietnam after watching his entire squad get eaten by an elephant. He also had a side job during his tenure as principal as a member of a Grammy Award winning barber shop quartet. Additionally, he is a member of Springfield's Mensa chapter.

He was briefly romantically linked to Patty Bouvier, but he had a long term relationship with Edna Krabappel, before the pair broke up over Skinner's refusal to separate from his mother. He later fell in love with a substitute music teacher and left Springfield to be with her, only to return months later with no explanation.

No, I'm not going to explain that episode.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Seymour has a metal plate in his posterior area.

His prisoner number in Vietnam was 24601, which is also the same prisoner number as Sideshow Bob and Jean Valjean.

Up Next:
#20-11! Today's theme was school employees! Next time, it's entrepreneurs! Yes, that means it's the owner of King Toot's time to shine!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 10:05:37 PM
We'll see about the posting schedule this weekend. It may happen. It may not. Until then, enjoy this from Spacecoyote:

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs14/f/2007/005/e/0/The_Simpsonzu_by_spacecoyote.jpg)

The Simpsons staff gave her a job due to that image, BTW.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2014, 10:17:37 PM
I know while Marge, like Lisa, is often given the unenviable role as killjoy, she can be hilarious.  My favourite bits often involve her trying to be cool for her kids ("I'll crunk with you sweetie") and just kind of weird in her own way ("How about this potato?  It's pretty big." "Mom, you're always trying to give me potatoes." "I just think their neat."  Julie Kavner's delivery of that line, combined with the image of her examining the potato, is hilarious in a way impossible to articulate)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 07, 2014, 11:49:14 PM
Pretty cool list action so far! Dr. Hibbert is underrated I says, what a damn good doctor he is.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: CJones on November 09, 2014, 01:56:17 PM
Wait, Otto's last name actually is Mann? I thought that was just what Bart called him.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 09, 2014, 03:13:36 PM
Wait, Otto's last name actually is Mann? I thought that was just what Bart called him.

It's pronounced "Mahn". It's German.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2014, 06:27:01 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Otto was originally just Otto, but they decided to let Bart's nickname be his actual name.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2014, 09:29:52 AM
So I popped in wondering if Compound would need to update Kodos and Kang's entry after last night's episode. Fortunately, no personal pronouns were used in that entry. :^)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 07:47:53 PM
So I popped in wondering if Compound would need to update Kodos and Kang's entry after last night's episode. Fortunately, no personal pronouns were used in that entry. :^)


Well, firstly, Kodos has been referred to as both male and female at times in the show.  (Kang's still probably a guy since he did father Maggie in one episode. )


Secondly, the Rigelians on that episode were only referred to as "The Johnsons" by Lrrr and Ndnd. That doesn't mean that they're Kang or Kodos, simply Rigellians. Other Rigellians have shown up from time to time, so we know that Kang and Kodos aren't the only members of their race.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:27:08 PM
Number 20: Jeffery Albertson
(http://howtolovecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/original.jpg)

63 Points
(5 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #7 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, is the owner of The Android's Dungeon, a comic book shop in Springfield. While an entrepreneur, he also holds a master's in folklore and mythology as well as a degree in chemical engineering. As a side project, he also runs the blog side “Ain't I Fat News.”  For a brief time, he was part of the Mensa cabal running Springfield.

Despite his owning a comic shop, he has had a number of romantic entanglements in Springfield. He dated Agnes Skinner for a brief period. Later, he dated and nearly married Edna Krabappel. Recently, he became involved and then married Kumiko Nakamura, a Japanese manga artist. As a side note, when the Mensa folks controlled Springfield, CBG declared that from now, Springfield's breeding would be on the same schedule as Pon Farr, i.e. once every seven years. He's actually running on that schedule.

Technically, The Android's Dungeon went out of business after a rival store opened across the street, and was then turned into a women's fitness center. Someone it reopened since then.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Three Men and A Comic Book” - Season 2, Episode 23

Notes:
At one point, Comic Book Guy was used to represent the inhabitants of the alt.tv.simpsons newsgroup. As someone who was active  on Usenet at the time (Hi, rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc!), I'll note that they underplayed the nature of those newsgroup members. And even in season 7, the show “should have gone off the air years ago.”

The name Jeff Anderson was specifically chosen by the Simpsons staff to be as generic as possible as to annoy folks.

Comic Book Guy is also the only Simpsons character to cameo in “The Cleveland Show.” Which means that more Simpsons characters appeared on that show than Family Guy characters did.

Up Next:
Oh, hai.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:29:23 PM
Number 19: Dr. Nicholas Riviera
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120509073411/simpsons/images/5/5e/Dr._Riviera.png)

63 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Dr. Nick Riviera is one of Springfield's doctors, and not one of the better ones.  He's a graduate of “Hollywood Upstairs Medical College.” Unfortunately, Dr. Nick is not a very good doctor and his patients often end up dead or maimed.

Dr. Nick was the sole casualty when Springfield was sealed in a dome, getting impaled by a . giant shard of the glass dome. This has not kept him from reappearing since then though.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Bart Gets Hit by a Car” -Season 2, Episode 10

Notes:
According to the writers, Dr. Nick merely “fainted”  when the giant piece of glass impaled him.

Up Next:
I'd let him introduce himself, but it would take 27 hours.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:31:18 PM
Number 18: Abraham Jay-Jededian Simpson
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130203191446/simpsons/images/d/d9/500px-abraham_simpson.png)

71 Points
(5 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by C Jones and John U)

Biography:
Abe Simpson is the father of Homer Simpson as well as his illegitimate children Herb Powell (fathered with a carnival prostitute) and Abbie (whom he fathered with a British woman during World War II.) He has a pair of brothers. He was a member of the famed Flying Hellfish unit  during World War II, but also may have served time as a POW.

After WWII, he met his wife Mona and they begat Homer. Later when Mona became a hippie and abandoned him, Abe spent time working in a jazz club where he met and fell in love with jazz singer Rita LaFleur but he left her to take care of Homer. Homer has since repaid that care by dumping Abe in the Springfield Retirement Home.

Voiced By:
Dan Castellaneta

First Appearance:
”Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Matt Groening, who has a habit of naming Simpsons characters after members of his own family, purposefully didn't want to  name Grandpa Simpson after his own grandfather, so he let the staff choose the name. They randomly chose “Abe” which also happened to be Grandpa Groening's name.

Up Next:
Recently, he's just Normal.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:33:28 PM
Number 17: Stuart Discothèque
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130709140419/simpsons/images/4/46/Disco_Stu_MAMASASFASFASFAS.png)

74 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #6 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Disco Stu is the owner of Stu's Disco. He is a disco aficionado who tends to wear a leisure suit. He was originally a sea captain, but left the sea after he discovered his love of disco. He's also an ex-husband of Selma Bouvier.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Two Bad Neighbors”

Notes:
Disco Stu was originally supposed to be voiced by Phil Hartman, but a last second animation change made him unavailable.

His marriage to Selma was annulled by Pope John Paul II, so he's either Catholic or a marriage to Selma ranks very high up on the Catholic issues chart.

Up Next:
He is fond of Bavarian Lager.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:37:03 PM
Number16: Hank Scorpio
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ceueo.png)

74 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #5 by Pak-Man)

Biography:
Hank Scorpio is the owner of the Globex Corporation, running his corporation in a friendly, non-authoritative manner. In his off hours, Scorpio is an evil genius who once threatened the world with destruction and he seized control of the East Coast of the United States for a brief period.

Voiced By:
Albert Brooks

First Appearance:
“You Only Move Twice” -Season 8, Episode 2

Notes:
Scorpio has since appeared twice, once in an opening sequence and then again in the line for Homer and Peter's sexy car wash in the Family Guy crossover.

In an early draft of the Simpsons Movie, Scorpio was the villain, but he was replaced by EPA official Russ Cargill.

Up Next:
The next 5!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 10, 2014, 10:37:36 PM
Sorry, unexpected things popped up today resulting in a short list.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 10, 2014, 11:19:39 PM
Number16: Hank Scorpio
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ceueo.png)

Biography
https://www.youtube.com/v/9QEsjd1WZuY
Fixed that for ya.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2014, 09:37:57 AM
Number16: Hank Scorpio
In an early draft of the Simpsons Movie, Scorpio was the villain, but he was replaced by EPA official Russ Cargill.
Aww man, we could have gotten Hank Scorpio in the Simpsons Movie? That would have been awesome!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:26:04 PM
Okay, another 5!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:29:28 PM
Number 15: Chief Clarence Wiggum
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130807211239/simpsonstappedout/images/b/b1/2cb8d6ce92eb0bef5c613fc6660ebef9.gif)

75 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #6 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Commisioner Clarence “Clancy” Wiggum is the police chief of the Springfield Police Department. He is rather fat and rather lazy. Chief Wiggum is also rather corrupt and will often take bribes, illegally seize property for his own personal use. Despite his incompetence, he still maintains his job, possibly due to having blackmail material on the Mayor. Or perhaps it's because they “Just didn't care.”

He is married with one son, Ralph. In the past he has coached a local pee wee hockey team, acted in local theater productions and was in a barbershop quartet for a brief time. At some point, he may move to New Orleans to become a P.I.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Homer's Odyssey” - Season 1, Episode 3

Notes:
Wiggum's original voice was based on David Brinkley's but over the seasons it shifted towards that of Edward G. Robinson.

Up Next:
Maker of the non toxic men's cologne!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:45:06 PM
Number 14: Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky
(http://i57.tinypic.com/25im6i0.png)

78 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #3 by Psycho Goatee)

Biography:
Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky is better known as Krusty the Clown, a clown who is the host of the Krusty the Clown Show in Springfield.

Born to a Rabbicanal family, Herschel instead became an entertainer.  He started off as a street mime in Tupelo, Mississippi. Over time, he used his success as a children's entertainer to create a vast business empire. Unfortunately, Krusty's businesses tend to deal in rather shoddy products. He was also a Republican member of Congress for several years.

Krusty has several illegitimate children and adopted several more with Mia Farrow. His parents are deceased, but he has a half-brother, Luke Perry. He was recently engaged to a co-worker on the Krusty Show, Princess Penelope.

Voiced By:
Dan Castellaneta

First Appearance:
“The Krusty the Clown Show” - Tracy Ulman short

Notes:
The original concept for Krusty was that Krusty was, in fact, Homer Simpson.  Groening wanted to contrast the idea that Bart worshiped Krusty but had no respect for his father when in fact, they were the same person. But this idea was dropped while the shorts were still airing due to the idea being too complex.

After the initial success of the show, Groening tried to launch a live-action Krusty spinoff which would star Dan Castellaneta.

The Jewish Museum in NYC includes Krusty in their list of famous Jewish entertainers.

Up Next:
He spent time in Albuquerque too.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:49:16 PM
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Number 13: Waylon J. Smithers, Jr.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Waylon_Smithers_%28first_appearance%29.jpg)

82 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #9 by Relaxing Dragon)
Biography:
Waylon Smithers is Mr. Burns' executive assistant at the Springfield Nuclear Plant. He is a devoted Malibu Stacy collector, and has dabbled in playwriting.

Smithers  is not openly gay, but is quite smitten with Mr. Burns.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Homer's Odyssey” - Season 1, Episode 3

Notes:
Early in the series, the series writers would often describe Smithers as a “Burnssexual” implying that Smithers was only interest in Mr. Burns.

In Smithers' first appearance, he was black, but this was apparently due to a coloring error.

Up Next:
Politeness reigns supreme!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:53:23 PM
Number 12: Dr. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Ph.D. Jr.
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110102185353/simpsons/images/9/9b/Apu-n.gif)

82 Points
(6 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #6 by C Jones & ScottotD)

Biography:
Dr. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Ph.D. Jr. is the manager of the Kwik-E Mart near the Simpsons home. He initially moved to Springfield to work in computer science, designing a tic tac toe program. He then took a job at the Kwik-E Mart to  repay his student loans. He later became a member of the Grammy-award winning B-Sharps barbershop quartet. He tends to be a bit of a workaholic.

He has an arranged marriage to Manjula and the pair have octuplets. He also has one brother in the States, Sanjay.

Voiced By:
Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“The Telltale Head” -Season 1, Episode 8

Notes:
Originally, the convenience store owner was not supposed to be an immigrant, as the writing staff felt that to be offensive, but Hank Azaria ad-libbed the “Hello Mr. Homer” line, so it was changed.

Up Next:
And he's just as polite as Apu.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 11, 2014, 03:57:06 PM

Number 11: Nedward Flanders Jr.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Ned_Flanders.png)

87 Points
(5 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by C Jones)

Biography:
New Flanders is the next door neighbor of the Simpson family. He is well known for his good natured temperament and his firm religiousness. He originally sold pharmaceuticals but later used his saved money to open a store devoted to left handed geared items, The Leftorium. He is also a devoted fan of The Beatles.

He is the son of beatnik parents and has two children, Rod and Todd. He has been married multiple times- originally to Maude Flanders, who perished in a freak t-shirt gun accident. While he was married to Maude, he married Las Vegas showgirl Ginger while in a drunken haze. After having the marriage to Ginger annulled, he later began dating Edna Krabappel and the pair later quietly married and remained so until her death.

Voiced By:
Harry Shearer/Frank Welker

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Flanders was originally just intended to be a neighbor that Homer was jealous of, due to his life being more successful in every way. However, over time practically every minor aspect of his personality became exaggerated. In his early appearances, Flanders was a mildly religious man who drank enough beer to have beer on tap in his basement. Later he was shown as a religious fundamentalist who drank nothing stronger than water and ate only white bread. The trend of this happening in media is now referred to as “Flanderization.”

Ned himself inspired a Led Zepplin tribute band called Ned Zepplin, who covered Zepplin songs, but with a Flandersish twist.

Peter Budaj, former goalie for the Colorado Avalanche and currently with the Winnipeg Jets, gained the  nickname of “Flanders” while playing with the Avs, and his current goalie mask features Ned Flanders flying an F-16.

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We wrap this up, so that I can play in Draenor when it gets here! #1-10! The rest of your favorite characters! And, of course, the remaining members of The Simpson family! Excepting Lisa, who only got one vote. Poor Lisa. All this tomorrow!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 11, 2014, 04:00:38 PM

And, of course, the remaining members of The Simpson family! Excepting Lisa, who only got one vote. Poor Lisa. All this tomorrow!

But she got a Number 1 vote God damnit!!!!

Wait, if the only vote she got was a number 1 vote, she should have been on this list.....
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 11, 2014, 04:10:58 PM
I'm pretty sure Compound is teasing just teasing.

Also, I demand video of Ned Zepplin!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2014, 04:18:39 PM
After the initial success of the show, Groening tried to launch a live-action Krusty spinoff which would star Dan Castellaneta.
Wait, what?!


And I too am sad that Lisa didn't get more love. As a nerdy kid, I identified more with Lisa. I get that she is often a killjoy, but when she is written well, she's great. And often very funny.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ScottotD on November 11, 2014, 04:22:11 PM
The Krusty series with beavers trying to eat his house, I thought that was common knowledge.


...pretty sure Lisa was on my list too. 
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: CJones on November 11, 2014, 06:44:09 PM
I had Lisa on my list. Twice. Which I only just now noticed. D'oh!
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 11, 2014, 07:18:46 PM
I think the second Lisa counts as Eliza.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071204000423/simpsons/images/8/8a/Eliza.jpg)

And, again, Compound is just teasing.

I know that both Krusty and a certain other character who may appear here soon were considered for potential live action series (hint, said character looks a lot like his animated counterpart, though I don't think it was necessarily intended).  Both could have been interesting (I'd like to think that would have been a real-out there variety show that could have also been a showcase for weird entertainers, musicians and animators, like a more cynical muppet show).  Still, probably good that they didn't dilute their brand (at least not with more shows).
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 12, 2014, 02:20:28 AM
I'm pretty sure Compound is teasing just teasing.




Oh. My bad.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 02:36:49 AM
Why did I phrase it so weird.  Was I tired or just Torgo-esque?
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 05:50:24 PM
Okay, the final 10.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
Number 10: Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110215003415/simpsons/images/4/47/Hokuto_no_willie.jpg)

95 Points
(9 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by George Harrison)

Biography:
William MacDougal III is the red haired groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. He hails from Scotland (either from Kirkwall or North Kilttown.) He is also known as G.K. Willington Esquire and William MacMoran.

He was originally hired by Principal Skinner to be the school's swim coach, but after Skinner was trapped in the pool for three days, which had been filled with earthworms, Skinner had the pool destroyed and then transferred Willie over to the janitorial staff.

In the past, he has been romantically linked to both Shari Bobbins and Patty Bouvier.

Voiced By:
Dan Castenllaneta

First Appearance:
“Principal Charming” - Season 2, Episode 14

Notes:
The British newspaper The Times argues that Willie is the most recognizable Scot in the world.

Willie is the originator of the phrase”cheese eating surrender monkeys”  that is used to describe the French.

The Simpsons writers seem to have partially based Willie on Angus Crock, an angry Scottish character on SCTV played by Dave Thomas.

(http://www.polarblairsden.com/actorsdavethomas02.JPG)

In the real world, Willie was a proponent of Scottish Independence in 2014 and recorded a video with his support.

Up Next:
A list without him? Unpossible.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 06:05:55 PM
Number 9: Ralph Wiggum
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/229/100274-56268-ralph-wiggum.gif)

110 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Ralph Wiggum is a second grade student at Springfield Elementary. He is the son of  Clancy and Sarah Wiggum. He tends to be a quite cheerful, if often befuddled child. He briefly dated Lisa Simpson.

While Ralph seems to be a bit developmentally challenged, he has been shown to be a fantastic actor and a good tap dancer as well. Recently, Ralph manged to manipulate both the Democrat and Republican Parties into nominating him as their 2008 Presidential Candidate. He would have probably done a better job than either of the actual candidates.

Voiced By:
Nancy Cartwright

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
The Bloodhound Gang once wrote a song called “Ralph Wiggum” that used his lines as the lyrics for the song. I'm not linking to it because hey, it's the Bloodhound Gang. They had two decent songs. This wasn't one of them. 

According to the most recent episode, Simpsorama, Ralph lived from 2006-2017. The show's writers have proclaimed this to be just a joke.

This is a cake:
(http://threadcakes.s3.amazonaws.com/cakes/5079/g_1414989101dsc087040wm.jpg)

That's a “wow” on several levels.

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I love the timbre of his voice...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 06:29:18 PM
Number 8: Lionel Hutz
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100529181111/simpsons/images/e/ed/Lionel_Hutz.png)

117 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #1 by Pak-Man and Relaxing Dragon)

Biography:
Lionel Hutz, aka Miguel Sanchez aka Dr. Nguen Van Phuoc is one of Springfield's lawyers, although not a very good one. He allegedly graduated from the Princeton School of Law, despite Princeton closing their legal program in the 1800s. Outside of the legal profession, Lionel was an aspiring actor and tried to sell real estate. And he repairs shoes as well. He was also a recovering alcoholic.

While generally unsuccessful, he did win a number of cases. He successfully sued The Frying Dutchman over their “all you can eat” policy, the Krusty corporation over their “Free Jagged O in very box” promotion, and Itchy and Scratchy Studios over their plagarism of the Itchy character. He almost even manged to save Homer's soul from the Devil, only to have Marge introduce the saving piece of evidence.

He was also briefly married to Selma Bouvier.

Voiced By:
Phil Hartman

First Appearance:
“Bart Gets Hit by A Car” -Season 2, Episode 10

Notes:
Lionel Hutz was retired from the show after the death of Phil Hartman. However, Hutz does still appear in the background in non-speaking roles and makes the occasional appearance in the Simpsons Comics as well.

Up Next:
Well, of course that's an entry...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 06:52:17 PM
Number 7: Troy MacClure
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3848/121335-187110-troy-mcclure.png)

124 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #3 by Cole Stratton)

Biography:
Hi. I'm Troy MacClure. You may remember me from such forum lists as “IGN's Top 25  Peripheral Simpsons Characters” and “Rifftrax's Top 50 Musicals.”  In 1991, the struggling network that was home to “Good Grief” and “Totally Hidden Video” reached out to its only successful show and asked them to create a character that would lift them out of the moral cesspool that they had sunk into. Unfortunately, Michael Bluth wouldn't arrive until 2003. Instead, I arrived. Me. Troy MacClure. A fabulous actor with decades of acting experience and the star of “The Contrabulous Fabtrapation of Professor Horatio Hufnagel.” I often appear on television and movie strips shown in Springfield, but briefly acted in the stage adaption of “Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off!”

I was briefly married to the fabulous Selma Bouvier. Oh, and I can assure you that any rumors involving me and fish are false.

Voiced By:
Phil Hartman

First Appearance:
“Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment” - Season 2, Episode 13

Notes:
Unlike Hutz, MacClure has not appeared on the Simpsons since Hartman's death, although he does have a plaque (along with Hank Scorpio and Spider-Pig) on the Springfield Wall of Fame. He did make a rumored cameo in “The Simpsons Guy” though.

Hartman used to use the Troy MacClure voice to entertain the studio audience at tapings of NewsRadio in between takes, citing Troy as his favorite character.

Prior to his death, Hartman tried to convince the Simpsons staff to do a live action Troy MacClure film, starring him as MacClure. It never got past the “talking about it” stage.

The character of Zapp Brannigan was originally supposed to be voiced by Hartman. After his death, Billy West used the vocal patterns of Hartman's MacClure character to voice him.

Up Next:
I'm pretty sure that the voice actor of the next entry is still alive...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 07:10:45 PM
Number 10: Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110215003415/simpsons/images/4/47/Hokuto_no_willie.jpg)

Notes:
Willie is the originator of the phrase”cheese eating surrender monkeys”  that is used to describe the French.
Later, Marvel created a villain named Surrender Monkey on the sort of fake villain team Euro Trash, made up of ethnically stereotypical mutants.  Surrender Monkey's power: to know the exact time to surrender.  Also, it turns out he's not a mutant, just a guy in a monkey costume.

(http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/eurotrash5.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:13:08 PM
Number 6: Morris Szyslak
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQxMTUxNDg5MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTIxOTU0Mw@@._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg)

127 Points
(8 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by Psycho Goatee)

Biography:
Morris “Moe” Szyslak is the owner of Moe's Tavern, a local Springfield drinking establishment. He is of Polish decent but immigrated to Springfield from the Netherlands, while somehow developing an Italian accent.

In his youth, he played “Smelly” on “Our Gang”and later had an acting role on the popular soap opera “It Never Ends.”  In his youth, Moe was also a professional boxer and a professional animal smuggler. He was briefly a judge on American Idol as well. While Springfield was enclosed under a dome, he was also The Emperor of Springfield.

Romantically, despite his hideous appearance, Moe has been in a number of relationships. He was briefly engaged to Edna Krabappel. He has also dated Nelson Muntz' mother, his bartender Colette, a bar patron named Renee, Katy Perry, and little person Maya.

Moe is also a character of moral extremes. He has stalked both Marge and Maude Flanders. He ran a Russian Roulette ring in his back room. His back room was also used to smuggle stolen orcas as well. But, at the same time, Moe donates his time to help at the local soup kitchen as well as reading to sick children at the hospital. He once used a fan to engage in charity work across Africa and has saved the lives of Maggie, the owner of the  music shop next door, and somehow, all of the Springfield Elementary students who were shipwrecked on a desert island.

Voiced By:
Christopher Collins/ Hank Azaria

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
Moe was partially based on comedian Rich Hall, of SNL and Sniglets fame.

As a side note, every few years the writers seem to get on a roll with characters and in recent years, that character has been Moe.

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Hello children.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
Number 5: Dr. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, PhD
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120602194139/simpsons/images/9/9a/SideshowBobSinging.jpg)

140 Points
(9 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #3 by Compound and Pak-Man)

Biography:
Robert Terwilliger is a Yale graduate and champion of high culture who had a career as Krusty the Clown's sidekick. At least until he framed Krusty for armed robbery and was revealed as the true criminal by Bart Simpson. Since that time, Sideshow Bob, as Terwilliger is better known, has been devoted to both further criminal activities and gaining revenge on Bart and then later the entire Simpson family. He has also taken time off to become the mayor of Springfield.

Terwilliger's family has also been involved in his revenge schemes on the Simpson family. His younger brother, Cecil, tried to drown the town while Bob went straight. Bob's parents tried to fake Bob's death to kill Bart. Bob's Italian wife and son also swear vengeance on the Simpson family after they ruin Bob's idyllic life in Italy.

However, from time to time Sideshow Bob has assisted the Simpsons family. He helped Bart and Lisa defeat Cecil when he tried to flood the town and he helped then again when a mysterious assassin tried to kill Homer, acting in a Hannibal-esque consulting detective role to Lisa. He was last seen at the funeral of Krusty's father not committing any crimes.

Voiced By:
Kelsey Grammer

First Appearance:
“The Telltale Head” - Season 1, Episode 8

Notes:
Bob's early, non-speaking, appearances showed a simpler design for Bob. After Kelsey Grammer was hired to play Bob, Brad Bird modified the design of the character to make him more refined. The staff also tried to redraw Bob's earlier appearances but ran out of time before the episodes aired.

Up Next:
Someone quite familiar with Bob....
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 07:24:40 PM
Up Next:
Someone quite familiar with Bob....

Birch Barlow?

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121215223438/simpsons/images/e/ed/Tumblr_md7dfhBarJ1qzzd6io1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:26:45 PM
Number 4: Bartholomew JoJo Simpson
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100530014756/lossimpson/es/images/9/92/Bart_Simpson2.png)

146 Points
(7 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #1 by George Harrison)

Biography:
Bart Simpson is the eldest Simpson child. He is in the 4th grade and is an underachiever and proud of it. He is fond of skateboarding, comic books and making prank phone calls. He has also been scientifically proven to be dumber than a hamster.

While most 10 year olds do not work much, Bart has worked a bartender at the Legitimate Businessman's Social Club, ran the comic book shop, been a pop sensation as the “I Didn't Do It” kid,  appeared in commercials, performing in a boy band, worked as the doorman for a burlesque club and briefly owned a factory.

Bart has had a number of romantic engagements over the years including (deep breath) Becky, Laura Powers, Jessica Lovejoy, Sarah, Sherri Mackelberry, Greta Wolfcastle, Clara Stetson, Gina Vendetti, “Summer Romance”, Jenny, Nikki McKenna, Melody Juniper, and Shauna. He was also engaged to both Darcy, whom he believed was the mother of his daughter, and Mary Spuckler.

Bart is also extremely adept at writing on a chalkboard.

Voiced By:
Nancy Cartwright

First Appearance:
“Good Night” - Tracy Ullman short

Notes:
Originally, Nancy Cartwright auditioned for the role of Lisa and Yeardley Smith auditioned for Bart.

Bart's phone calls to Moe mostly stopped in the fourth season as the writers had trouble coming up with new names for Bart to use.

Bart is the mascot of the Russian soccer club FC Zeint Saint Petersburg.
(http://s.sportra.com/bart-simpson-zenit-800x450.jpg)

Er, yeah. In addition to that gig, Bart has been the spokeskid for Burger King, C.C. Lemon, Church's Chicken, Domino's Pizza, KFC, Ramada Inn, Ritz Crackers, Subway, Kellogg's and Butterfingers.

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Yeah, you knew this character would be on the list,
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:27:29 PM
Number 3: Edward Cullen
(http://media.onsugar.com/files/2010/10/41/1/258/2589278/a345268094537551_Pictures_of_Robert_Pattinson_on_The_Simpson_Edward_Cullen_as_Edmund_Voiced_By_Daniel_Radcliffe_For_Twilight_Halloween_Episode.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/69/Edward_Cullen.jpg/250px-Edward_Cullen.jpg)

149 Points
(9 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #1 by Reverend Horsehead and 90sSitcomStar)

Biography:
Edward Mason is a vampire living in Forks, Washington. After Carilisle Cullen turned him into a vampire in 1918 to prevent Edward's death  from the Spanish Flu, he joined Cullen's adoptive family of “vegetarian” vampires. Years later, he moved to Forks where he met Bella Swan, the love of his life. Later still, he moved to Springfield where he met Lisa and fell in love.

Edward's vampiric powers include telepathy, super strength, speed and sparkling.

Voiced By:
Robert Pattinson

First Appearance:
“twilight”

Notes:
Edward has been described by the Simpsons staff as being the “Byronic ideal of a hero.”

Up Next:
Our number 2.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
And I hope no one fell for that...
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:35:27 PM
Number 3: Lisa Marie Simpson
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2vbx5ra.png)

149 Points
(9 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #1 by Anais & Johnny U)

Biography:
Lisa Simpson is the middle Simpsons child. She is in the second grade of Springfield Elementary.  She is a talented baritone saxomophone player and a jazz devotee. She is also highly intelligent for her age.

Lisa is devoted to a wide variety of causes including environmentalism, animal rights, Tibetian Independence, Cornish Independence (no, really. That happened in real life), feminism, and vegetarianism. She is an insectivore and a practicing Buddhist.

Lisa has been romantically linked to Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, teen heartthrob Corey, Langdon Alger, Irish boy Colin who is not related to Bono, and Luke Stetson. Milhouse van Houten has tried to begin a romance with Lisa many times, but Lisa has mostly rebuffed those advances. Except briefly when Milhouse spoke Italian.

Voiced By:
Yeardley Smith

First Appearance:
“Good Night”- Tracy Ullman Show

Notes:
Lisa was allegedly born during the LA Olympics in 1984, but that date has slipped since then.

Lisa is considered to be the most difficult Simpson family member to draw, due to her spiky hair.

While originally Lisa was closer to a female version of Bart, over the years she's developed into a different character.

While the writers consider the Lisa-centric episodes to be among the series' best, fans have also ranked those same episodes among the series' worst as they can get just a wee bit preachy.

Up Next:
Number 2.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:38:31 PM
Number 2: Charles Montgomery Burns
(http://images.tvrage.com/news/mr-burns-endorses-mitt-romney.gif)

177 Points
(10 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #2 by Compound & ScottotD)

Biography:
Monty Burns is the billionaire owner of the Springfield Nuclear Plant.  He is a Yaley, having graduated in 1914. He served as a member of the “Flying Hellfish” squad in World War II. After the war, he stole a trillion dollar bill that the US government was sending to France.  Since then, he has run the Springfield Nuclear Plant, apart from a brief period when he ran a slurry manufacturing plant. He also worked for Moe for a short time. And, of course, like many other billionaires, he has fought crime as a masked vigilante in his off hours.

Burns has never married, but has been engaged three times- to a French woman Gertrude, to Jacqueline Bouvier and to Gloria, a Springfield Meter Maid. Lately he has been living with Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard . He has an illegitimate son named Larry.  Burns' mother is still living, but Burns doesn't like to speak to her due to her affair with William Howard Taft. He also owns his treasured childhood toy, a bear named Bobo.

Voiced By:
Christopher Collins/ Harry Shearer

First Appearance:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” - Season 1, Episode 1

Notes:
According to Forbes, Mr. Burns' net worth in 2013 was 1.5 billion dollars, making him the tenth richest fictional character. At #9  is Tywin Lannister and at #11 is Walden Schmidt from Two and a Half Men.

In 2009, Burns received 27 votes for Mayor of New York. That's still 27 more than you got.

Burns has often placed fairly high up on various lists of “Most Evil Bosses” in recent years. Except for online polls, where he keeps losing to Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA. Who's also at number 1 in this list too.

Up Next:
Our number 1. I already said it was Andrew Wilson. No need to read the next post.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Compound on November 12, 2014, 07:39:08 PM
Number 1: Homer Jay Simpson
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141025143218/simpsons/images/8/83/Homer_Simpson2.jpg)

239 Points
(10 of 10 lists. Highest ranking #1 by Compound, Cjones, Psycho Goatee, Johnny Unusual,ScottotD)

Biography:
Homer Simpson is the patriarch of the Simpsons family. He is married to Marge Simpson and has three children- Bart, Lisa and Maggie. He has a living father, Abe, and two half siblings- Herb Powell and Abbie.  He works at the Springfield Nuclear Plant. However, Homer has had many other professions over the years. He's been a Grammy-award winning Barbershop quartet member, the lead singer of the grunge band Sadgasm, a freak for the Hullabalooza concert series, an astronaut, a ball monkey for the Bowlarama, a Krusty the Clown impersonator, the Springfield Sanitation Commisioner, a professional boxer, a member of the naval reserve,  a sugar salesman, a dealer in grease, a snow plow driver,  a blackjack dealer, a talk show host, a bounty hunter, a bootlegger,  a tow truck driver, a chiropractor, the Mascot for the Springfield Isotopes, a drug smuggler, a teacher, ran a phone pyramid scheme, an executive at the Globex corporation, a talk show host, a  farmer, a film producer, a food critic, a film critic, a sugar smuggler (again), an informant for the IRS, an inventor, a Mall Santa,  a spokesman for Powersauce, a minister, a safety inspector, a safety salamander, the CEO of Ziffcorp, a bodyguard, a monorail conductor, a soccer referee, a fantasy novel writer, a union organizer and the voice actor of Poochie. And about 40-50 other jobs.

Homer is quite fond of food, especially donuts,.

Voiced By:
Dan Castellaneta

First Appearance:
“Good Night” -Tracy Ullman Show

Notes:
Homer was ranked as the second greatest animated character of all time by EW, placing behind only Bugs Bunny.

Homer's annoyed grunt, written in the script as (annoyed grunt) and is defined as”expressing frustration at the realization that things have turned out badly or not as planned, or that one has just said or done something foolish “ This is commonly written as “D'oh” and is in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Homer was named after Matt Groening's father and is an honorary citizen of Winnipeg, Canada, who mistakenly thought that Groening's father was born there. He was actually born in Saskatchewan.  Whoops.

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Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 07:41:27 PM
Lisa was #2 for me, not #1.  I find lately some writers aren't using her correctly, focusing on either her being smug or a killjoy.    But she really is a great character, often best used when mixing her mature beyond her years attitude with the fact that she is still just a kid.  (Also, stop trying to pair her with Milhouse.  It's an unhealthy relationship for both and if any Simpson deserves a happy ending, it's Lisa.)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 07:50:05 PM
Great list, Compound!    Thanks so much for hosting!

Here's my list:
1.   Homer Simpson
2.   Lisa Simpson
3.   Bart Simpson
4.   Moe Szyslak
5.   Abraham Simpson
6.   Mr. Burns
7.   Milhouse Van Houten
8.   Ralph Wiggum
9.   Marge Simpson
10.   Lionel Hutz
11.   Hank Scorpio
12.   Sideshow Bob
13.   Edna Krabappel
14.   Troy McClure
15.   Ned Flanders
16.   Principal Seymour Skinner
17.   Superintendent Chalmers
18.   Waylon Smithers
19.   Groundskeeper Willie
20.   Hans Moleman
21.   Kang and Kodos
22.   Clancy Wiggum
23.   Disco Stu

24.   Krusty the Clown
25.   Sideshow Mel

Only one of mine didn't make it.  Interestingly he was part of a short lived running gag that I think was halted with the death of Phil Hartman.  It started one of Springfield's angry mobs and everyone was raising their voices.  At one point Ned Flanders wants to hear from Sideshow Mel, who says something.  In a later episode, Sideshow Mel demands to hear from Lionel Hutz during a town hall meeting.  Sadly, Lionel Hutz never survived to pass the baton.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
I like that Mr. Burns is #2.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 12, 2014, 09:00:11 PM
I like that Mr. Burns is #2.

Because he's a piece of shit?
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ScottotD on November 13, 2014, 12:22:20 AM
Roy was robbed!


1. Homer Simpson
2. Charles Montgomery Burns
3. Superintendent Chalmers
4. Troy McClure
5. Ned Flanders
6. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
7. Lisa Simpson
8. Lionel Hutz
9. Hank Scorpio
10. Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski
11. Seymour Skinner/Armand Tanzarian
12. Lyle Lanly
13. Edna Krabappel
14. Lenny Leonard
15. Carl Carlson
16. Abe Simpson
17. Waylon Smithers
18. Disco Stu
19. Sideshow Bob
20. Ralph Wiggum
21. Professor John Frink

22. Frank "Grimey" Grimes
23. The Bee Keeper's Assistant
24. Rex Banner
25. Roy
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 13, 2014, 02:21:38 AM
Roy was robbed!

Don't worry, he's moved to an apartment with two sexy ladies.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on November 13, 2014, 08:51:58 AM
1. Lionel Hutz
2. Dr. Nick
3. Sideshow Bob
4. Homer Simpson
5. Hank Scorpio
6. Disco Stu
7. Kodos & Kang
8. Chief Wiggum
9. Fat Tony
10. Comic Book Guy
11. Bart Simpson
12. Otto Mann
13. Barney Gumble
14. Professor Frink

15. Sea Captain
16. Mayor Quimby
17. Moe
18. Principal Skinner
19. Mr. Burns
20. Superintendant Chalmers
21. Groundskeeper Willie
22. Ralph Wiggum
23. Krusty the Clown
24. Milhouse
25. Crazy Cat Lady



I had a pretty good showing too. Poor Captain McCallister. I just love his sea-talk. :^)
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on November 13, 2014, 09:35:02 AM
I like that Mr. Burns is #2.

Because he's a piece of shit?
I love Mr. Burns, he is hilarious. But yes, he is so shitty to the other characters.
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 13, 2014, 11:24:14 AM
My List

1)   Lisa Simpson
2)   Homer J. Simpson
3)   Maggie Simpson
4)   Sideshow Bob
5)   Troy McClure
6)   Lionel Hutz
7)   Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
8)   Disco Stu
9)   Mr. Burns
10)   Smithers
11)   Mona Simpson
12)   Duffman
13)   Crazy Cat Lady
14)   Milhouse Van Houten
15)   Comic Book Guy
16)   Lenny
17)   Carl
18)   Captain Horatio McCallister (The Sea Captain)
19)   Gil
20)   Hans Moleman
21)   Fat Tony
22)   Bumblebee Man
23)   Groundskeeper Willie
24)   Dr. Nick Riveria
25)   Cookie Kwan
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 13, 2014, 05:33:54 PM
Fun stuff! Homer is the king.

01. Homer Simpson
02. Moe
03. Krusty the Clown
04. Ralph Wiggum
05. Kent Brockman
06. Bart Simpson
07. Mr. Burns
08. Groundskeeper Willie
09. Lisa Simpson
10. Dr. Hibbert
11. Edna Krabappel
12. Marge Simpson
13. Troy McClure
14. Dr. Nick
15. Grandpa Simpson
16. Sideshow Bob
17. McBain
18. Itchy & Scratchy
19. Maggie Simpson
20. Smithers
21. Milhouse Van Houten
22. Hank Scorpio
23. Cowboy Bob
24. Larry Burns
25. Otto Mann

Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on November 13, 2014, 07:47:39 PM
*runs in, out of breath*

Ah, ah, uh, sorry I'm late, there was trouble at the lab with the running and the exploding and the crying. One of the monkeys stole the glasses off my head...

*rest of forum disperses*

Uh, no wait, please no, please I have a funny story! I even wrote theme music! Relaxing Dragon, Relaxing Dragon He'll make you laugh, he'll make you, uh, hitch a wagon. He likes to run and then the thing with the... um, person...

Oh boy, that monkey is going to pay.




Yeah, good list here, even if I never said so. Here's what I tossed into the ring:



1. Lionel Hutz
2. Mr. Burns
3. Homer
4. Sideshow Bob
5. Mayor Quimby
6. Bart
7. Kent Brockman

8. Gil
9. Smithers
10. Principal Skinner
11. Lisa
12. Troy McClure
13. Duffman

14. Blue Haired Lawyer
15. Milhouse
16. Apu
17. Disco Stu
18. Grandpa
19. Marge
20. Chief Wiggum
21. Groundskeeper Willie
22. Moe

23. Reverend Lovejoy
24. Comic Book Guy
25. Johnny Tightlips
Title: Re: LoC 82- Top 51 Simpsons Characters
Post by: ColeStratton on November 14, 2014, 06:51:41 PM
Monorail!
Monorail!
Monoooooraaaaaail!

Mono -- D'OH!

Here's mine:

1.   Homer Simpson
2.   Ralph Wiggum
3.   Troy McClure
4.   Moe Szyslak
5.   Hans Moleman
6.   Chief Wiggum
7.   Comic Book Guy
8.   Professor John Frink
9.   Duffman
10.   Disco Stu
11.   Gil Gunderson
12.   Kang and Kodos
13.   Itchy and Scratchy

14.   Bumble Bee Man
15.   Groundskeeper Willie
16.   Nelson Muntz
17.   Hank Scorpio
18.   Rainier Wolfcastle
19.   Cletus Spuckler
20.   Krusty the Clown
21.   Mr. Burns
22.   Lou
23.   Barney Gumble
24.   Sideshow Bob

25.   Worker and Parasite (WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?)