Can You Name the Simpsons Character from Three Hints?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can You Name the Simpsons Character from Three Hints?
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About This Quiz

Ever since then-candidate George H. W. Bush was shocked by the backlash for his comment that, "Americans should be more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons," it has been understood that America loves the Simpsons. The cartoon family, colloquially known as America's First Family, is representative of a very particular type of American family that was considered the status quo at the time of its inception (or at least, at the time that its creators came of age). That is, it features a heterosexual married couple with 2.4 kids (two regular sized and one tiny one), who are able to support an entire family on the single income of a high school graduate. They live in a four-bedroom house with a yard. The  breadwinner of this unusual family is presented as a lovable loser despite the fact that he's faithful to his wife, he has a steady job in the modern economy despite not having gone to college, and he even works in carbon-free energy. 

This just confirms what we all knew all along: The Simpsons aren't really losers. They're goofy and flawed, but they're actually winning - in their own lives, as well as America's hearts. How well do you know them and the colorful cast who surround them?

I own a nuclear plant, have a gorilla vest, and think everything is "excellent". Who am I?
Waylon Smithers
Homer Simpson
Mr. Burns
Mr. Burns is the supervillain of Springfield. Truly, he is a terrible human being who literally blocks out the sun and takes candy from babies. He sometimes gets a conscience, but only ever briefly.
Sideshow Bob

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I'm a devout Christian, my wife passed away, and I have two sons. Who am I?
Reverend Lovejoy
Maude Flanders
Ned Flanders
Flanders is Homer's nemesis even though he doesn't know it. He's a sunny-eyed optimist and loves Jesus. He accidentally married a stripper in Vegas once.
Comic Book Guy

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I love donuts, I need Marge more than anything, and I hate my job. Who am I?
Bart Simpson
Edna Krabappel
Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson is a lovable loser who, as we've discussed, is actually an incredible winner. He is very fortunate in his marriage and less so in his boss!
Seymour Skinner

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I run the Kwik-E-Mart, I am Hindu, and I have eight kids. Who am I?
Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Apu has an arranged marriage but falls in love with his beautiful wife Manjula anyway. They have eight kids and work together running the convenience store and gas station called the Kwik-E-Mart.
Anoop Nahasapeemapetilon
Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon

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I'm Bart's bestie, I'm a big nerd, and I wear glasses. Who am I?
Milhouse van Houten
Milhouse is Bart's best friend, though they actually don't have a huge amount in common. He can be cheeky but is mostly a good kid. He's in love with Lisa.
Nelson Muntz
Ralph Wiggum
Lisa Simpson

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I'm a beloved children's entertainer, I clearly smoke too much, and I'm Jewish. Who am I?
Sideshow Mel
Sideshow Bob
Mr. Teeny
Krusty the Klown
Krusty the Klown is a Jewish presenter of children's TV. He sometimes dabbles in stand-up and comeback specials but mostly he stays in his lane. He comes from a poor immigrant Jewish background.

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I run Homer's favorite bar, I get pranked by Bart all the time, and I wear an apron. Who am I?
Carl Carlson
Moe Syslak
Moe's Tavern is where Homer goes for a beer after work. It's kind of a dive but everyone knows your name there... because not that many people go there.
Barney Gumble
Homer Simpson

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I love Mr. Burns, I love short shorts, and I love roller skating. Who am I?
Mayor Quimby
Carl Carlson
Barney Gumble
Waylon Smithers
Smithers is a closeted character. He worships Mr. Burns for reasons unknown and will do anything for him. Sometimes he gets fired, but Burns always takes him back.

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I run the elementary school, I love Edna, and I'm terribly out of touch. Who am I?
Groundskeeper Willie
Principal Skinner
Seymour Skinner is the principal of the high school. He's tough but tries to be fair. He's also in love with Edna, though they never really get to it.
Principal Victoria
PC Principal

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I'm a mobster, I once hired Bart, and I'm a very respectful gentleman. Who am I?
Thin Toby
Fat Tony
Fat Tony is a mobster who runs all the organized crime in Springfield. He hires Bart to work for him without seeming bothered by him being horribly underage. It's criminal!
Slim Jakey
Tall Billy

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I run the police force, I do not like to exercise, and my son is Ralph.
Sarah Wiggum
Iggy Wiggum
Mark Wiggum
Chief Wiggum
Clarence "Clancy" Wiggum is the police chief in Springfield. He's not very good at his job but he's a devoted father to his rather simple son, Ralph.

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I'm the smartest character in the show, I love my sax, and I'm a Buddhist. Who am I?
Marge Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson is the moral center of the show. She is hardworking, smart, and decent. Whatever Lisa says is usually right, even if it takes everyone else forever to catch up.
Patty Simpson
Selma Simpson

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I'm a doctor, I have six children, and I charge 40K for a quadruple bypass. Who am I?
Bernice Hibbert
Bleeding Gums Murphy
Shelbyville Orphanage Owner
Julius Hibbert
Dr. Hibbert is the Simpsons' family doctor, when they can afford him. He's not the most charitable but he is the best doctor, seemingly in all fields.

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I'm a TV doctor, I'm terrible at what I do, but I do it for $129.99! Who am I?
Dr. Nick
Nick Riviera is a quack but he does actually do a good job with some patients, not least Homer himself. He often has to check textbooks mid-surgery though.
Dr. Bob
Dr. No
Dr. Doctor

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I'm a lawyer, I'm terrible at it, and I work at the mall. Who am I?
Seymour Skinner
Lionel Hutz
Lionel Hutz is a bad lawyer, or a surprisingly good lawyer, depending on the needs of the plot. He works out of the mall and doesn't specialize in any particular area.
Troy McClure
Ralph Wiggum

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I'm Homer's sister-in-law, I have a twin, and I never married Sideshow Bob. Who am I?
Selma Bouvier
Patty Bouvier
Patty Bouvier is Marge's chain smoking sister. She's very mean to Marge, but usually comes through in the end. She and Principal Skinner are an item for an episode.
Marge Bouvier
Maude Flanders

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I'm a teacher, I was catfished by Bart, and I marry Ned Flanders. Who am I?
Maude Flanders
Edna Krapappel
Edna Krabappel really wants to marry and finally gets her wish in the form of widowed Ned Flanders. Before that she falls for a dude who doesn't exist, who is really Bart catfishing her.
Seymour Skinner
Luann Van Houten

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I tell people to "eat my shorts", I once cut the head off a statue, and I have a treehouse. Who am I?
Milhouse van Houten
Bart Simpson
The show was originally planning to make Bart the main character, but people found Homer more relatable. Bart is always in trouble but he has a good heart and the right intentions ... usually.
Maggie Simpson
Lisa Simpson

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I'm a fourth grader, I'm a bully, and I point and laugh. Who am I?
Sherri and Terri
Wendell Borton
Nelson Muntz
Whenever something bad happens to someone, Nelson will point and laugh at them. This is especially true if he made it happen. He's the class bully in Bart's grade.
Lewis Clark

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I'm Scottish, I'm red-haired, and I do the same job as Hagrid. Who am I?
Groundskeeper Willie
Groundskeeper Willie is the surprisingly ripped groundskeeper at the school. Sometimes he weeps when his lawn is messed up, as he takes pride in his work. He does not like kids much.
Groundskeeper Bobby
Groundskeeper Smith
Groundskeeper McDonald

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I'm the Simpsons' dog, I once got brainwashed, and I'm a rescue. Who am I?
Choco
Mr. Doggie
Mr. Teeny
Santa's Little Helper
Santa's Little Helper is the Simpsons' dog. He runs away but they find him and bring him home. They got him after his old owner ditched him for running slowly in greyhound racing.

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I love comics, I wear a giant T-shirt, and I'm mean to everyone. Who am I?
Comic Book Man
Comic Book Guy
Comic Book Guy is the rather verbally abusive owner of his comic book store. He hates his customers and belittles them, and also "fake geek girl" tests everyone who comes in.
Comic Book Lady
Comic Book Bro

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I run the town, I'm super corrupt, and my nickname is "Diamond". Who am I?
Mayor Quimby
Mayor Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell The Edge Quimby is the mayor of Springfield. Quimby rarely sees a bribe he doesn't take. He's unethical, shortsighted, and a bad mayor.
Mayor Patty
Mayor Smith
Mayor Wiggum

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I'm an aspiring serial killer, I'm voiced by Frasier Crane himself, and I was once in showbiz. Who am I?
Sideshow Mel
Sideshow Bob
Sideshow Bob is voiced by Kelsey Grammer, who played Frasier on the eponymous sitcom. He constantly wants to kill Bart, who he blames for ruining his life.
Krusty the Klown
Cecil Terwilliger

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I'm a newsreader, I once won the lottery, and I love to give "My Two Cents". Who am I?
Troy McClure
Rainier Wolfcastle
Cecil Terwilliger
Kent Brockman
Brockman is a terrible newsreader but he loves his job. He hates Arnie Pye, the traffic guy, and he makes $500,000 a year.

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Hi, I'm this character! You might remember me from such tips as the way this hint is phrased, and also from the time I married Selma. Who am I?
Hans Moleman
Troy McClure
Troy McClure is a presenter and movie star who is in basically every video in the world of the show. He is romantically linked to a number of women in the town of Springfield.
Lionel Hutz
Ned Flanders

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I'm the pastor of the Simpsons' church, I have a wicked and beautiful daughter, and I once performed a Hindu wedding. Who am I?
Reverend Flanders
Reverend Timothy
Reverend Lovejoy
Timothy Lovejoy is an eager pastor when he first arrives but Ned Flanders soon puts him off that. He's apathetic but occasionally preaches some fire and brimstone, just for fun.
Reverend Reverend

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I'm a housewife, I was once a cop, and I conceived my first child on a minigolf course. Who am I?
Marge Simpson
Marge Simpson is the long-suffering wife of Homer. Actually, her life is pretty good, as we mentioned earlier; her school-leaver husband has a steady job that pays for a big house. Still, he's a bit of a duffer, so we'll give her a pass.
Patty Bouvier
Lisa Simpson
Edna Krabappel

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I love my sax, I mentor Lisa, and my brother is a doctor. Who am I?
Agnes Skinner
Bleeding Gums Murphy
Oscar Murphy is known as "Bleeding Gums". He mentors Lisa even from the grave, and once made a lot of money that he blew on his tragic Faberge egg addiction.
Helen Lovejoy
Mayor Quimby

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I founded the town, I have a false tongue, and there's a statue of me in the square. Who am I?
Jebediah Springfield
The town believes in the myth of Springfield, who supposedly said "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man". Actually, he's a big fraud, which Lisa discovers and then hides.
Shelbyville Manhattan
Ogdenville Haverbrook
Lyle Lanley

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I'm an Austrian movie star, I'm based on Arnie, and I once made a comedy called "My Baby is an Ugly Man". Who am I?
Man, only Arnie is Arnie!
Greta Wolfcastle
Rainier Wolfcastle
Rainier Wolfcastle is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger and is an Austrian movie star and action hero in the Simpsons. He sometimes makes foolish forays into comedy.
Troy McClure

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I'm a yokel, I live in a hovel, and I have one tooth. Who am I?
Cletus Spuckler
Cletus the yokel is... well, a yokel. He lives in the poorest part of Springfield and is a stereotypical hillbilly.
Carl Carlson
Barney Gumble
Lenford Leonard

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I'm a comic book character, Rainier Wolfcastle played me, and Bart loves me. Who am I?
Lizard Man
Agent Man
Radioactive Man
Bart loves this character, who is played by Rainier Wolfcastle in an unsuccessful movie of the comic books. Clearly, it was before the Marvel Cinematic Universe cracked the formula.
That Man

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I'm a daredevil, I'm inspired by Evel Knievel, and I have broken all my bones. Who am I?
Homer Simpson
Bart Simpson
Capital City Goofball
Captain Lance Murdock
Bart loves this daredevil who has a very impressive ability to heal. Most of his stunts go wrong, which may be why his bike is called the Suicycle.

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I'm a country singer, Homer is my manager, and I try to steal him. Who am I?
Lurleen Lumpkin
Lurleen becomes a big star and then goes off the rails. She thinks Homer wants her in a different way than he does, due to his kindness, but he is faithful to Marge.
Lyle Lanley
Tammy Tiny
Lynette Wynn

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