Can You Guess The Simpsons Character?


By: Isadora Teich

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"The Simpsons" is America's longest-running scripted primetime TV series, with 29 seasons and over 600 episodes. First airing in 1989, this TV show has been around longer than many millennials. While most shows barely make it through their first few episodes, the "The Simpsons" has been going strong for decades. Heck, it's even joined the likes of "South Park" in making the jump to the big screen!

Known for its catchphrases, celebrity cameos and often accidentally predicting future events with terrifying accuracy, this animated show has won BAFTAs, Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, Peabody Awards and more. It is an American cultural icon that mixes the smart and the slapstick seamlessly at its best.

Unsurprisingly, for a show with over 600 episodes, it has a cast of characters that it would be almost impossible to count, who have changed just as much over the years as they have stayed the same. From the stars of the show to quirky reoccurring folks who appear occasionally to one-time appearances, there is so much to work with. If you think you are ready to take on the world of "The Simpsons," see if everything will come up Milhouse for you with this quiz!

Prankster, eldest child, skateboarder, initially the show's most popular character.

Bart Simpson is a prankster, fourth-grader, and child of Homer and Marge Simpson. During the show's early seasons, he was a breakout character and many parents were worried he was a poor role model for children.


Youngest child, baby, secret genius.

While in early seasons Maggie was mostly portrayed as a clumsy baby who tripped a lot, her character grew more interesting throughout the seasons. While the family is unaware of her brilliance, she has solved complex problems, is a capable marksman and has saved her father's life a few times.


Politically aware, musician, middle child.

Lisa Simpson is a saxophone player whose very liberal ideas put her at odds with most of Springfield. She is a loner and intellectual who often serves as the center of episodes about moral dilemmas.


Heavy smoker, twin, older sister of Marge.

Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier are the older twin sisters of Marge. They both work at the Springfield DMV and try to sabotage Marge and Homer's relationship occasionally because they don't like Homer.


Obscenely wealthy, arbitrary old man, known for saying "excellent" in a sinister tone.

Charles Montgomery Burns is better known as Mr. Burns. He is Homer's boss at the power plant and one of the most enduring characters of the show, as a corporate caricature who often makes absurdly outdated references.


Town drunk, best friend of Homer Simpson, has brown hair.

Bernard Arnold "Barney" Gumble was a promising high school student who became a troubled alcoholic. He works at a bowling alley and often sleeps at Moe's Tavern.


Family man, idiot, works at a nuclear power plant.

Homer Simpson embodies a number of classic working-class stereotypes. He is dumb and drinks a lot of beer, but will ultimately do the best he can for his family.


Bartender, business owner, frequent victim of Bart's prank calls, wears a bowtie.

Moe Szyslak owns Moes' Tavern, a bar in Springfield where Homer and his friends often go. He is rude to almost everyone and known for his bad luck with women.


Evangelical Christian, popular in Springfield, hated by Homer Simpson.

Ned Flanders is generally considered a pillar of the Springfield community and to have a perfect family. While the original intention of his character was to be a genuinely nice person who Homer had no real reason to hate, as the show went on he became a caricature poking fun at the American Right.


Speaks in the 3rd person, is stuck in the disco era, was married to Selma Bouvier.

Disco Stu is usually seen wearing a glittering retro style leisure suit. It is revealed in the show that despite his style, he is aware that the disco era is over and is not that fond of it.


Best friend of Bart Simpson, student at Springfield elementary school, blue hair.

Milhouse Van Houten is Bart Simpson's best friend. A frequent target of bullies, Bart often takes advantage of his trusting nature and gets him in trouble.


Overweight, mob boss, tries to have Homer killed.

Fat Tony is a crime family head whose real name is the subject of dispute. During the show he dies, only to be replaced by his thin cousin Fit Tony, who becomes Fat Tony after he starts stress-eating to deal with being a mob boss.


Rabbi, father of Krusty the Clown, long gray beard.

Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky did not talk to his son, Krusty the Clown, after he chose to go into the entertainment industry instead of becoming a rabbi. Krustofsky was voiced sometimes by Jackie Mason, who came from a family of rabbis and chose to be a comedian.


Sea Captain, member of Alcoholics Anonymous, pipe smoker, incompetent entrepreneur.

Better known as The Sea Captain, this character was created by Conan O'Brien. The writers invented him due to their enjoyment of classic sea talk.


From India, operates Kwik-E-Mart, occasionally sells customers harmful items at high prices.

Apu has a doctorate in computer science and operates the local Kwik-E-Mart. He is married and has octuplets with his wife.


Tragic genius, cat lover, mentally ill.

Eleanor Abernathy is better known as Crazy Cat Lady. After showing great promise as a young woman, she crumbled under pressure and became a mentally ill cat hoarder. On the show, she mostly screams gibberish and throws cats at passersby.


Overweight, has a ponytail, is known for calling things the worst ever.

While he is popularly known as "Comic Book Guy," this character's real name is Jeffrey Albertson. He owns The Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop.


Icelandic-African American, power plant employee, frequent patron of Moe's Tavern.

Carl Carlson is a friend and coworker of Homer who is known for being more serious than those around him. He is considered to be one of the most attractive men in Springfield.


Kid bully, has a dysfunctional family, is known for his laugh.

Nelson is alternately an antagonist and friend to other students at Springfield elementary school. He is known for his signature laugh "Ha-ha!"


Mother of 3, large blue hair, does her best to maintain order in the house.

Marge Simpson is an archetypical stay-at-home TV mom. She often provides a moral compass and emotional support to her family while trying to manage their antics.


Addict, entertainer, tragic clown.

Krusty the clown is an unstable addict who hits rock bottom numerous times throughout the show. He stars on Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's favorite TV show "The Krusty the Clown Show."


School principal, wears a blue suit, strict disciplinarian, veteran.

Walter Seymour Skinner is the principal of Springfield Elementary School. He struggles to cope with an apathetic staff and student body, as well as failed romantic entanglements and his controlling mother.


Groundskeeper, red hair, quick to anger, thick Scottish accent.

Dr. William MacDougal is better known as Groundskeeper Willie. He is Springfield Elementary School's wild groundskeeper, who lives on school grounds in a shack.


Bully, 18-year-old sixth-grader, wears a T-shirt with a skull on it.

Jimbo Jones' real name is Corky James Jones. He is an 18-year-old sixth-grader who enjoys shoplifting and beating up younger kids and comes from a wealthy family.


Large green hair with a bone in it, entertainer, often leads angry mobs.

Sideshow Mel took over as Krusty the Clown's sidekick after Sideshow Bob went to prison. While he does ridiculous things to get laughs, when not in character he speaks in a very posh standard UK accent and owns poodles.


Unintelligent, overweight, loves doughnuts, police officer.

Chief Clarence "Clancy" Wiggum is a stereotype of an incompetent, corrupt and lazy police officer. His son is Ralph Wiggum.


Highly paid news anchor, grumpy, father.

Kent Brockman hosts the Channel 6 weekday news in Springfield, as well as a number of other shows. He is known for his curmudgeonly personality and his feud with a traffic reporter.


Disillusioned man of god, husband and father, model train enthusiast.

Better known as Reverend Lovejoy, this character moved to Springfield initially enthusiastic about helping people. Over the years he became jaded and gave up, but no one in his congregation seemed to notice.


Bitter, controlling mother, old woman.

Agnes Skinner is the mother of Principal Skinner, who struggles to keep Springfield Elementary School in order. She is jealous, demanding of his time, and hates any woman he shows interest in.


Coworker of Homer, naive and not too bright, has an imaginary friend.

Lenford "Lenny" Leonard is a coworker and friend of Homer Simpson. He spends a lot of time at Moe's Tavern with Homer and their other friends.


Second-grade teacher, drinker, smoker, disillusioned with her job.

Elizabeth Hoover is a second-grade teacher at Springfield Elementary School who has been worn down by her years on the job. She drinks and smokes at work and on a few occasions even leaves entirely, letting a student teach for her.


Teacher of Bart Simpson, heavy smoker, jaded, romantically involved with Seymour Skinner.

Edna Krabappel was once an optimistic young woman who wanted to help people, but that changed over the course of her years working in public education. She has a secret relationship with Springfield Elementary School Principal Seymour Skinner throughout much of the show.


Narcissist, entrepreneur, in love with Marge Simpson.

Artie Ziff is a high school classmate of Marge's who harbors a crush on her for decades. Despite being wealthy at one point, she rejects him again and again over the years due to his selfish behavior.


Intelligent, elementary school bully, asymmetrical haircut.

Dolph Starbeam is a 17-year-old sixth-grader at Springfield Elementary. He is generally quieter than the other bullies, but speaks a few languages.


Mentor to Lisa Simpson, jazz musician, dies mysteriously.

Bleeding Gums Murphy is an old-school jazz cat who mentors Lisa Simpson. Before he dies, he gives her his saxophone.


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