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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
'Simpsons' - Obscure Characters
Principal Seymour Skinner. We learn in "The Principal and the Pauper" that he is really Armin, a no-good slacker from the war. The real Skinner returns to Springfield after release as a P.O.W. to learn that this orphan from Capitol City has stolen his dreams.
The family's new son from a student exchange program. Adil came from Albania and Homer thought this made him an Albino. He was using Homer to access secret information from the Nuclear Power Plant and was known as 'Sparrow' in his spy missions.
Bart's bigger brother from a non-profit organization. Tom and Homer got into a fight when the Bigger Brother foundation had a field trip to the Springfield Aquarium. Homer used starfish as weapons, then Tom put them back into the water and a shark ate them. Homer bashed up a lot of stuff in an antique store.
Homer's younger brother from a non-profit organization. In "Brother From the Same Planet" both Bart and Homer joined the Bigger Brother foundation (Homer admitted to joining for revenge: 'Don't say revenge, don't say revenge'). Homer gave Pepi Bart's skateboard.
An inmate at the Springfield jail. Marge met 'Tattoo Annie' when she was in jail for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart. Annie had a huge tattoo on her back that read 'What kind of slime would I marry?' which was a Mad magazine fold-over. When Annie folded her shoulder blades together it read: 'What, me worry?'
The cat burglar who lived at Grampa's retirement home. Malloy lived in the retirement home with Grampa and 'wore sneakers... for sneaking'. He stole Lisa's saxophone and also stole the world's largest cubic zirconia. Grampa noted that he walked 'a lot more vertically then usual'.
He does traffic reports on the news. 'Arnie Pye-in-the-Sky' does traffic reports from a helicopter. He is on Channel 6 News, with Kent Brockman. He does not normally talk much about the traffic, but rather, he tends to throw up or throw out his food from the chopper. Artie Ziff was Marge's old boyfriend.
Homer's enemy from work. 'Grimey' appeared in the episode "Homer's Enemy" and worked at the Nuclear Power Plant. He saw that Homer was grossly unqualified to do his job as safety technician and died while pretending to be careless like Homer. His gravestone read: 'Frank Grimes (Homer's Enemy)'. At the funeral Homer falls asleep and whines, 'Change the channel, Marge!' Homer's mechanic is Frank Grimes Jr.
An extra character added in "The Itchy, Scratchy, and Poochie Show" episode. He appeared in this episode after Marge and Lisa were saying how you couldn't just introduce a new character to improve the ratings. He also disappeared at the end of the episode after "Itchy & Scratchy" got rid of Poochie.
Homer's half-brother. Homer discovered he had a brother in the first season: Grampa had gotten with a lady at a carnival. He went to Herb's place and ruined his business by designing an awful car. Herb reappeared in a later episode and invented a baby translator. He was voiced by Danny DeVito.
Ruth's daughter. Bart had a crush on her when they first moved in next door (the Wilson's old home). She dated Jimbo Jones until Bart set him up with Moe (by making a prank phone call). In a later episode Marge and Ruth went on the run from the law.
A man at the retirement home. Homer impersonated him while Apu pretended to be married to Marge. He drank Lay's chips through a straw, and raced Jasper in a wheelchair. In the end the real Cornelius returns, admitting he ran away from the home on first arrival.
Grampa's girlfriend. In "Old Money", Bea died and left Grampa with all of her money. He didn't know what to do with it, so he held interviews with the townspeople to decide what to do with it. He ended up spending it all on an upgrade for the retirement home.
Bart's Siamese twin. In one of the "Treehouse of Horror" episodes we learn that Bart was born with a Siamese twin. Hugo was supposedly the 'evil' one, and had been locked up in the attic for 10 years with a bucket of fish heads to eat each week.
Jailbird that Marge rooms with. 'They call me that because I killed my husband with a Phillips-head screwdriver.' Marge meets her in jail after she robbed the Kwik-E-Mart.
A guy who sold monorails. 'I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook, and by gum it sure put them on the map.' Lyle is a con artist who sold the Springfieldians a badly built monorail and appointed Homer as its driver.
The Simpsons' nanny. When Marge's hair fell out, Dr. Hibbert said it was from stress. He recommended that the Simspson family get a nanny. She seems just like Mary Poppins except she claims not to be. We find out she used to be married to Willie back in Britain.
Homer's boss at Globex. In "You Only Move Twice" Homer works at Globex. He thinks life there is perfect and then he finds out Hank is a super-villain who threatens the UN.
A girl that worked with Homer. Lisa accuses Homer of either having 'an infatuation with a woman named Mindy... or a man named Andy' after she catches him singing in the bathroom. Homer and Mindy (who has red hair) go to a conference and represent Burns' power plant.
Apu's brother. We see Sanjay quite a few times and he is always with Apu. He takes Apu partying: 'I'm going to party like it's on sale for $19.99!' He is also present at the court case when Marge has stolen bourbon from the Kwik-E-Mart.
A country music star. In the season 2 episode "Colonel Homer", Homer went out of town and discovered the singing talent that was Lurleen. He became her manager, must to Marge's disapproval, and Lurleen wanted to have an affair with him. She resurfaces in a much later episode as a washed-up singer, attending a gala event in Springfield.
Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant. We meet him in "Homer at the Bat" when Mr Burns bets him a million dollars that the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's baseball team will beat the one from Shelbyville. Burns then makes Smithers go out and buy Major League players such as Daryl Strawberry. Amadopolis also features in the episode where Homer inadvertently saves the plant from a nuclear meltdown.
A detective Springfield hired. He was hired by Springfield to catch the Beer Baron, and put Chief Wiggum out of his job. Homer, the Beer Baron, made a deal with Wiggum to be caught by him so he could get his job back. Rex Banner exited the town via catapult.
Lisa Kudrow. This is in the episode "Lard of the Dance". Alex is a new student at Springfield Elementary and Lisa is worried that she is trying to steal all of her friends. When she is introduced to Lisa, by Principal Skinner, she says: 'Your name's Lisa? Shut up, I love that name!'
Lisa's rival at school. Alison Taylor joins Lisa's class when she skips from the first grade. She also plays the saxophone. Lisa accepts Bart's help and tries to sabotage her diorama of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Telltale Heart'.
Homer's Vegas wife. Homer took Ned Flanders to Las Vegas. They got drunk and woke up to find two new wives. Homer married Amber and Ned married Ginger. They later reappeared in the show when they came to live with Homer and Ned respectively. In the 300th episode when Bart sues Homer we hear him say that half of his wage goes to his Vegas wife and the other half will now go to Bart.
The Sanitation Commissioner. Homer beat him in an election with his campaign of 'Can't Someone Else Do It?' This was in the 200th episode, and starred Irish rockers U2 at a concert.
Mr Burns. Larry is Burns' estranged son. Larry recognised him on a train and went to Springfield in search of his father. When Burns grew tired of his behaviour, Homer helped him stage a kidnapping so that Burns would realise how much he loved Larry.
Lisa's substitute teacher. In "Lisa's Substitute", Miss Hoover thinks she has Lyme disease, so she has to take time off work. Mr Bergstrom is her replacement and he and Lisa forge a great bond. Lisa thinks she is in love with him, especially after he cries while reading "Charlotte's Web".
Krusty. An Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, he and Krusty were estranged because he did not want his son Herschel (Krusty) to become a clown. The Simpson family (Bart and Lisa in particular) help to reunite the two on one of Krusty's shows.
The state the Simpsons live in. In Season 2, Mr Burns runs for Governor against her in "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish". Homer and Bart campaign for Burns and Marge and Lisa stick up for Mary Jo.