Among the most acclaimed records in history, Moondance frequently ranks in professional listings of the greatest albums. Inthe album's remastered deluxe edition was released to similar acclaim. When the producer unexpectedly died later that year, Morrison was offered a record deal by Warner Bros. Records executive Joe Smith, who had seen the singer perform at Boston's Catacombs nightclub in August Smith bought out Morrison's Bang contract, and he was able to record his first album for Warner Bros.
After recording Astral WeeksMorrison moved with his wife, Janet Planet, to a home on a mountain top in the Catskills near Woodstocka hamlet in upstate New York with an artistic community. Van would just stare wistfully out the window at the gravel road leading to Dylan's place.
He thought Dylan was the only contemporary worthy of his attention. Morrison began writing songs for Moondance in July One has to live. For some reason he didn't want those musicians. It also led to frequent enlisting and dismissal of musicians to meet Morrison's creative vision.
Moondance was the first album for which Morrison was credited as the producer; he later said "no one knew what I was looking for except me, so I just did it.
I make things happen. Whatever is working in that particular space at that particular time, I use, I take advantage of. For MoondanceMorrison abandoned the abstract folk compositions of Astral Weeks in favour of rhythm and blues sounds, formally composed songs, and more distinct arrangements that included a horn section and chorus of singers as an accompaniment.
Harrington said lent the songs a "rustic and earthy" quality. More structured and direct than its predecessor, [ Moondance ] somehow feels just as loose and free. This is Van Morrison's 6th Symphony ; like Beethoven 's equivalent, it's fixated on the power of nature, but rather than merely sitting in awe, it finds spirituality and redemption Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) the most basic of things. Morrison's lyrics on Moondance deal with themes of spiritual renewal and redemption. In his opinion, the record's exuberant spirit and theme of self-affirmation were partly inspired by the singer having "settled into a life of domestic bliss".
The opening song, " And It Stoned Me ", was written about feelings of ecstasy received from witnessing and experiencing nature, in a narrative describing a rural setting with a county fair and mountain stream. Morrison said he based it on a quasi-mystical experience he had as a year-old fishing in the Comber village of Ballystockart, where he once asked for water from an old man who said he had retrieved it from a stream.
According to Hinton, these childhood images foreshadowed both spiritual redemption and—in Morrison's reference to " jellyroll " in the chorus—sexual pleasure.
Its images of setting sail and water in particular represented "a means of magical transformation" for the writer, comparable to Alfred Lord Tennyson 's poems of leave-taking such as " Crossing the Bar ", which had "the same sense of crossing over, both to another land and into death".
The lyrics also deal with "the mystical union of good sex", and an act of love Hinton said was intimated by Morrison's closing vocal "too late to stop now"—a phrase the singer would use to conclude his concerts in subsequent years. It's not too heavy; it's just a happy-go-lucky song. He argued that "Come Running" juxtaposed images of unstoppable nature—wind and rain, a passing train—against "which human life and death play out their little games", and in which the narrator's and his lover's dream will not end "while knowing of course it will".
The lyrics cover such dream sequences as Ray Charles being shot down, paying dues in Canada, and "his angel from above" cheating while playing cards in the dark, slapping him in the face, ignoring his cries, and walking out on him.
Morrison said he was inspired to write " Brand New Day " after hearing The Band on the radio playing either " The Weight " or " I Shall Be Released ": "I looked up at the sky and the sun started to shine and all of a sudden the song just came through my head. I started to write it down, right from 'When all the dark clouds roll away'. Along with "Brand New Day", " Everyone " and " Glad Tidings " form a closing trio of songs permeated by what John Tobler called "a celebratory air, bordering on spiritual joy".
A flute comes in, playing the melody after Morrison has sung four lines, with Schroer playing the harmony underneath on soprano saxophone. Although Morrison says the song is just a song of hope, Hinton says its lyrics suggest a more troubled meaning, as was the year in which The Troubles broke out in Belfast. In his opinion, "the opening line and closing line, 'and they'll lay you down low and easy', could be either about murder or an act of love. The album's cover photo was shot at Morrison's home by Elliot Landywho had previously done the cover for Dylan's album Nashville Skyline.
Landy captured Morrison's face closely and cutting away from his forehead to conceal a sizeable pimple the singer had on the day of the shoot.
Planet wrote the album's liner notesdrawing on the style of fairy tales in narrating Morrison's story; the notes began, "Once upon a time, there lived a very young man who was, as they say, gifted". According to Planet, Warner Bros. In retrospect, she found that "being a muse is a thankless job, and the pay is lousy. Moondance was released by Warner Bros. Morrison has a great voice and on Moondance he found a home for it.
Gleason from the San Francisco Chronicle also wrote of Morrison's singing as a focal point of praise: "He wails as the jazz musicians speak of wailing, as the gypsies, as the Gaels and the old folks in every culture speak Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) it. He gets a quality of intensity in that wail which really hooks your mind, carries you along with his voice as it rises and falls in long, soaring lines. After the commercial failure of Astral WeeksMoondance was seen by music journalists as a record that redeemed Morrison.
In artistic and commercial terms, Moondance would "practically define [Morrison] in the public consciousness for decades to follow", according to Hage. Walsh wrote in Pitchfork :. The album would solidify Van Morrison as an FM radio mainstay, act as a midwife for the burgeoning genre of ' soft rock ,' and help usher in the '70s in America, where the beautiful hippie couples of the late '60s would soundtrack their developing newfound domestic comfort with the sweet sounds of Morrison's mystical love-anthems.
Although the album never topped the record charts, it sold continuously for the next 40 years of its release, particularly after its digitally remastered reissue in When we got together, initially, we clashed.
We finally figured it out though, around the time of the S. Jimmy Jam: Our style used the artist as inspiration for each song. Rather than coming in with a preconceived notion, we talked to the artist, figured what they want to discuss and represented that. Also, we brought in new instruments for each artist. That helped us avoid record companies who wanted the same thing from us, every time. By the time we came back around to work with the S. S Band again, we had the same dish, but used different ingredients — the chef thing again.
We fell in love with [Tabu Records founder and legendary executive] Clarence Avant when he brought us in to do the S. Band, and allowed us to create as we saw fit. Anything he wanted us to do was a joy, we could develop any creative motif we chose. Then Janet came along, we began working with her, and stayed sidetracked. That launched her solo career, and put our solo career on the back-burner.
After getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we felt as if it was time to get a little bit selfish. As artists, we are producers. I like the analogy of being basketball fans, which we are, watching key players run the ball: Some are three-point shooters, some dunk, then there are the assist guys who set up the score.
Jimmy Jam: With Mariah, we sent her something we thought would be cool for her. She liked it, but also had an idea that she wanted to sing for us — an a capella with a piano part. It was an idea that she had for a song from before she had kids.
We put it together with intricate arrangements, and of course, a beat. She loved that we had that title and wrote a bridge from there. The single remained on the Hot for forty-five weeks. Internationally, "Yeah! In Australiathe song topped the chart on the week of April 4, for one week. Compared to other countries, "Yeah! X said that the song reminded him of laser beams. X combined ideas to create a dance video for "Yeah!
The development was handled by how Usher wanted to be portrayed in the video, particularly showcasing his dance moves. The music video was filmed in a vacant art gallery in Los Angeles over two days. When the shooting started, Mr. X recalled Michael Jackson 's "low-tech" and "laser-flashing" " Rock with You " video, and used it as a reference. They went through photo browsing and phone calling, opting for Destiny Lightsya friend of Mr.
X, who seduces Usher in the club in a Marilyn Monroe wardrobe to complement the lyrics. X, is portrayed as Usher's second seductress. Usher took charge of his ideas on his wardrobe and choreography, with additional routines, specifically the Rockaway and the Thunderclap, which Mr. X learned from Jamaica. The video begins with Usher entering a club, and in another scene dancing in front of blue lasers; the video alternates between both the club and laser scenes throughout.
In the former setting, Usher is sat down when a woman—portrayed by Destiny, video producer Mr. X's friend—approaches him and attempts to seduce him. The woman stands up and walks to the dance-floor, telling Usher to "come get me" and "baby let's go", in sync with the song. Usher goes and dances with her during the chorus. In the beginning of the second verse, the laser scene with Usher dancing now shows both blue and green lasers. Usher and the woman are still dancing, with the woman further attempting to seduce him.
In the second chorus, Usher performs choreography in the club, backed up by several male dancers. Female dancers then come in, performing choreography along with Usher and the male dancers. After Lil Jon sprays champagne towards the camera in the laser scene, Ludacris performs his verse.
He is dancing in both the club and laser scene, with the camera also alternating to female's dancing in sync in the club. In the final chorus, Usher again performs choreography in the club, with another scene in the latter setting this time showing a different seductress, portrayed by model Melyssa Ford, walking away telling him to follow her. While following her, he is in a hallway, with the women then pulling Usher in a room, where they begin to romance.
While Ludacris says his final verse, rapper Chingy and P. Diddy 's former assistant, Fonzworth Bentleyboth make appearances with Bentley holding a violin. Lil Jon says his final verse, not present in the track version of "Yeah!
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His sister runs the Ayn Rand School for Tots. Simpson, I've wasted my womanhood asking that same question. Her name alludes to both Miss Moneypenny from the James Bond series and the actress who originated the role, Lois Maxwell. Although rarely featured on the show, she has been a recurring character in the Simpsons comic book series. He primarily serves as a foil to Chief Wiggumand often takes the time to point out his chief's mistakes, as well as resent Wiggum, and be aware of his ineptitude.
Lou permanently became an Afro-American character in " Bart vs. Thanksgiving ", where he was animated to Eddie's voice of Harry Shearer and vice versa. For the period from toduring which Roswell left the show, she became a primarily nonspeaking character. Since the season 8 episode, " A Milhouse Divided ", Luann was depicted as a promiscuous single mother, who pushed her love life in the face of her ex-husband, Kirk.
She first appeared in " Homer Defined ", as a concerned mother who barred Milhouse from being Bart's friend due to Bart being a bad influence. She wears glasses and has blue hair, traits she shares with her husband and son. Her mother is an Italian who abused Milhouse whenever he spoke English. In " Lemon of Troy ", it is revealed that Luann originally came from Springfield's bitter rival, Shelbyvillebut moved to Springfield early in life, presumably with her father, as her mother remained in Italy.
In "A Milhouse Divided", it is revealed she has a sister from whom she borrows money, as her husband does not provide for her at allbut whom we never meet. Luann was married to Kirk for several years, giving birth to a son, Milhouse, yet the marriage was an unhappy one.
After an argument over a game of Pictionaryshe left Kirk after he remarks he cannot draw "dignity", since he gave it up when he married her. Although Kirk found the new liberty of a single life tough, Luann uses her newfound freedom to live life in the fast lane, advising Marge to forget everything she thought she knew about her, to which Marge replied that she really did not know anything about Luann at all.
Luann began dating American Gladiator Pyro shortly after her divorce with Kirk for a few seasons, but was caught cheating on him with his best friend, " Gladiator Gyro ".
When Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) Nahasapeemapetilon was a bachelor, Luann was one of his bachelorettes. Since then, they are often seen together although in the episode " Ice Cream of Margie with the Light Blue Hair ", Kirk was seen with Milhouse at a single father's outing, indicating the couple had split up, yet again.
As of " Little Orphan Millie ", they are remarried. The most recent appearance of these two was in the episode " The War of Art ", in which Kirk and Luann sell a painting to the Simpsons, which later turns out to be a forgery of a valuable piece.
Botz" tries up the children and robs the house-only to be captured by the Simpson children. Thanks to Homer's stupidity, she escapes. He is the former boxing manager for Moe Szyslak and current boxing manager for Drederick Tatum. He learned Homer's talent when Homer started boxing people like Boxcar Bob. He asked Moe for him to fight heavy weight champ Drederick Tatum. They made a deal for Homer to make three rounds against Tatum.
When Homer was fighting he could not even make one round which ticked him off and declared Moe was a loser. Lucius has a speaking role in " The Trouble with Trillions ". He later appeared a few more times in the series and The Simpsons Movie. Lucius is on the Springfield Wall of Fame. He is polite to his customers and treats them with respect when they order and then loudly insults and belittles them to his cook Salvatore, fully aware that they can hear him from the kitchen.
It is hinted that Luigi is an illegal immigrant, even though he tried to run for mayor, telling Springfielders, "I make-a you the good government, just how-a you like it! She can frequently be seen serving deeply unpleasant meals made from horse testicles, grade-F meat made of circus animals and fillerbeef hearts that have been on the cafeteria kitchen floor, shredded newspapers, and ground-up gym mats due to school budget cuts. She made a handful of appearances in her secondary job as a school nurse.
In " Whacking Day ", Doris took the job as school nurse to earn two paychecks, but in " 'Round Springfield ", she reveals that she was put in the position of school nurse because of school budget cuts even having Groundskeeper Willie as a French teacher. In " Team Homer ", it is suggested she is the mother of the Squeaky-voiced Teen. In " The Simpsons Comics ", when asked by Milhouse on the school's new chat show, Moments with Milhouse formerly Moments with Martin why the school meals are so bad, Doris admits that a third-grader had once mistakenly eaten her beloved hamster, and she had "sworn culinary revenge ever since".
After Grau's death inLunchlady Doris was retired out of respect for over 10 years. Due to the delay between recording some episodes and the time they actually air, Grau's voice was included in episodes airing as late as such as " Lisa's Sax ". Lunchlady Doris is seen as a silent background character until she speaks in the 18th season during " The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer ", where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille, season 19's " The Debarted ", where she is again voiced by Tress MacNeille but with a different voice, and season 20's " Father Knows Worst ".
Lunchlady Dora has been seen dating Hans Moleman. According to Simpsons writer Michael Price, this name change happened out of respect for Grau's death. Homer discovers her in a redneck bar in the middle of nowhere and is amazed by her voice. He decides to help her launch a singing career, much to the chagrin of Marge. Grateful for Homer's help, she becomes attracted to him and tries to lure him with an erotic song called "Bunk with Me Tonight".
Homer, who had been ignorant of this, suddenly realizes that managing Lurleen could hurt his marriage, so he quits as her manager. Lurleen's next appearance is in " Marge vs. In this episode her voice sounds the same as Lunchlady Dorisrather than her soft, Southern voice she had when she was first introduced.
In this episode she is again voiced by Beverly D'Angelo, who also wrote the songs. She has a father named Royce "Boss Hogg" Lumpkin, who was never supportive of her and was missing for years. Marge undertakes efforts to find him and reunite him with Lurleen.
As soon as it happens, Lurleen writes a new, upbeat composition called "Daddy's Back", but Royce sells the song, taking the writing credits for himself but altering some lyrics to the Dixie Chicks. Lurleen confronts Royce and reveals the truth to the Dixie Chicks, who assault him with their musical instruments and invite Lurleen to join their tour.
Lurleen once again ends up engaged to a man who looks very much like Homer and tours as an opening act for the Dixie Chicks. Homer pawns the family television to afford a session with Monroe for him and his dysfunctional family. The failed attempt at therapy culminates with the Simpsons electroshocking each other endlessly, to the point of causing a chaotic brownout.
Since the seventh seasonthe character Monroe has been retired, as voicing the character strained Shearer's throat. Part Two ". Marvin Monroe Memorial Gymnasium seen in " Bye Bye Nerdie ", and a trivia interstitial in the " th Episode Spectacular " regarding which popular characters had recently died.
However, Monroe is seen alive in the fifteenth season in " Diatribe of a Mad Housewife " purchasing a copy of Marge's novel, The Harpooned Heartstating simply that he had " Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon voiced by Jan Hooks in seasons 9—14,  Tress MacNeille in season 15, Maggie Roswell in later episodes is the wife of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and the mother of their octuplets.
She first appeared as a little girl in Apu's flashback in the seventh season episode " Much Apu About Nothing ", in which Apu tells her that he is sorry that their arranged marriage will not happen, before getting on a plane departing for the U.
Her first adult appearance is in the ninth season episode " The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons ". She has excellent culinary skills, demonstrated by her ability to make a wide variety of dishes using only chickpeas, lentils, and sometimes rice. Apu is seen to be very romantically awkward, as well as quite distant from Manjula, and he previously told her that it was customary in America to work long hours, seven days a week, and to never see your wife. In another episode he dons a blonde wig, intending to ditch his family and return to India under the name Steve Barnes.
After Homer discovers this, he and Marge confront Apu, who caves under the guilt and vows to apologize to Manjula, who sets him a number of grueling tasks in penance.
Nahasapeemapetilons" for season nine. Manjula appeared in the season 26 episode " Covercraft " but did not speak. Martha attempted to sell Martin's extremely valuable Star Wars merchandise to Comic Book Guy for an extremely cheap price. She was warned by Bart and Milhouse and decided to not to do so. According to Martin she shoplifts a lot, "stuff she doesn't even need". She was responsible for all of the guests, even her own son getting sick at his birthday party, by serving diseased oysters instead of cake, with the exception of Bart who fed his oysters to Martin's pet catLisa who feigned sick to get out of the boring party and Principal Skinner and Mrs.
Krabappel who were having a romantic encounter in Martin's kid-sized pink playhouse. She wears a pink outfit and a pillbox hat similar to the outfit worn by Jackie Kennedy on the day of the Kennedy assassination. She first appeared in " Bart Gets Famous ",  when she walks in on Mayor Quimby in bed with another woman, an event she laughs off when he defends himself with "I didn't do it.
Martin Prince Jr. He is academically brilliant, a teacher's pet, and is portrayed as a stereotypical nerdwith enthusiasms for science fiction and role-playing gamesand a poor fashion sense. Martin is the son of Martin Sr. As the class nerd, he unwittingly becomes the perfect target for ruthless bullying at Springfield Elementary School. He is a member of the Springfield band, and is often seen with a French horn.
Martin's most famous catchphrases are "Behold! In " Dial 'N' for Nerder ", Bart's prank causes Martin to fall off a cliff, which he survives although Bart and Lisa think he is dead and try a cover-up. Martin Prince Sr. He appears to be a nerd much like his son, and has a slight lisp. Martin Sr. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
She ran against Mr. Burns spit out a piece of baked Three eyed Fish during a photo-op at the Simpsons' home. Mary Bailey would later appear briefly in the episode " Bart vs. They show Bailey their class projects designing a new state flag.
Mary Bailey wails in disgust after unfurling Lisa's flag: Bart had redesigned it to look like a butt, with "Learn to Fart" underneath. She appears in " The Seven-Beer Snitch " where a prison is built out of a defunct concert hall. She decides to release all the abused prisoners to a garbage barge where they would "bare-knuckle box until one of you emerges as king of your floating hell".
She first appeared in " Apocalypse Cow ", in which she befriends Bart when he joins the 4-H club. Later in the episode, after Bart frees his cow, Lou, from the slaughterhouse, he brings him to Mary's home, where he discovers that she is Cletus' daughter. However, after Mary agrees to take Lou, much to her and Bart's dismay, Cletus informs Bart that to them, a cow is a token of marriage.
After some convincing from Lisa, Bart agrees to go along with the wedding to prevent Lou from being sent back to the slaughterhouse. However, before Bart and Mary can be wed, Marge crashes the wedding, and on her influence, Bart calls it off. Mary later reappeared in the twenty fourth season episode, " Moonshine River ". In it, she is deemed as Bart's last hope in his quest to find true love in the form of one of his many former dates.
When Bart arrives at the Spuckler house, Cletus informs him that she ran away after he scheduled her for marriage again. After Bart and the rest of his family travel to The Big Apple, he eventually finds her at her address, and discovers that she has matured, becoming slightly taller and slimmer, and also learns that she now works as a writer and has a performance option on Saturday Night Live. Mary and several citizens of New York sing a song for Bart, and the two realize that they truly love one another.
Before they can kiss, Cletus arrives, having somehow found out where Mary is, and asks her to return home. Mary accepts, but while at the train station, she and Bart take advantage of Cletus's distraction to flee to another departing train. Mary tells Bart that there will be more Mary Spucklers out there, and gives him their first kiss before she leaves. The family and Cletus arrive, with Cletus demanding where Mary is heading for, but Bart, not wanting to ruin his last chance at true love, refuses, and Cletus then accepts the fact that Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) must let his daughter go.
Mary reappeared again in the season, in the episode " Love is a Many-Splintered Thing ". While she was not employed outside the home, Maude was a busy homemaker and advocate for children, whose innocence was often sullied by cartoon violence, liberal education, and the insidious influences of popular culture.
Although she spent much of her free time in prayer, reading the Bible, and helping out her husband at the Leftoriumshe let her hair down for the occasional dinner parties at the home of her neighbors, the Simpsons. Homer often made statements insinuating his attraction to Maude.
In the season 2 episode " The War of the Simpsons ", Homer ogled Maude's cleavage at a dinner party, which resulted in him and Marge going to marriage camp. In the season 11 episode " Alone Again, Natura-Diddily ", Maude was killed by a T-shirt cannon at the Springfield Speedway when Homer ducked at the last second to pick up a bobby pin on the ground.
Ned was devastated by her death. One of the most controversial moments in the show among fans, this kill-off was met with strong criticism but was decided by the show's producers to open new story lines for the series.
The character was voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven at that time. Roswell returned to The Simpsons in  after reaching a deal with producers to allow her to record her lines from her home in Denver. Maude once again appears in Bart's dream-state in " Flanders' Ladder " where she plays a more pivotal role, and is almost successful in her desire for revenge against Homer. Mayor Quimby's Bodyguards both voiced by Dan Castellaneta are two large and expressionless men in dark suits and sunglasses.
They are usually seen flanking the mayor at town meetings, but sometimes they appear as members of a crowd. On one occasion they neglected their duties while admiring passing clouds, oblivious to Quimby being in danger. This resulted in their being temporarily replaced by Homer.
When Cookie Kwan presented a baby that she claimed was Quimby's, the mayor passed it off to one of the bodyguards and tells him to raise the child as his own. The bodyguards put sunglasses on the baby. Teresa Albright voiced by Tress MacNeille  is the First Church of Springfield Sunday school teacher, who is constantly forced to deal with the children's questions about the more difficult to explain aspects of religion, leading her to yell "Is a little blind faith too little to ask?
She first appeared in " The Telltale Head ". She speaks with a harsh Southern accent. She appears to be good friends with Helen Lovejoy and is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes as well as in church scenes such as in the episode titled " The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star ".
She is the lover of Mayor Quimbyand is seen several times in bed with him. She only appears with the sash and the crown of Miss Springfield.
She has a distinctive, high-pitched voice, which Quimby had originally not heard due to nearby air traffic drowning her out during their romantic encounters, and regrets naming an opera house after her once he hears it.
In " Mayored to the Mob ", she is one of two women escorting Mayor Quimby to a convention. Since then, she is often seen escorting him to Springfield events such as conventions, recitals, and plays.
In one episode, it is revealed she is illiterate. Quimby scolds her for lying about her graduating from "typing school". She then admits she has trouble with the space bar. In " Smoke on the Daughter ", she appears and claims to be pregnant, and Quimby believes he may be the father. He first appeared as "Chairman"  in the season nine episode " Trash of the Titans ", in which he invented "Love Day", and later in " Homer vs.
Dignity ". He is one of very few characters on the show who has eyebrows. Costington's catchphrase is "You're fiiired! He also employs the Yes Guywho is seen working at the store in most of his appearances. Although he is usually generous, he can sometimes be insensitive. He has admitted to having a shoe-sniffing problem, and is still banned from the shoe department in his own store.
Louis " Mr. Teeny " Tootalso known as Joseph Teeny voiced by Dan Castellanetais Krusty's trained chimpanzee who frequently appears on the show. Like Krusty, he is a heavy smoker, and often seems depressed off-stage.
He is sometimes seen as Krusty's driver and butler. Teeny's uncle was former head monkey at the ministry of tourism in Brazil. Three other monkeys have died while working for Krusty known by the same name.
Krusty once said he missed the third Mr. Teeny and the current one could not hold a candle to him. Teeny also was a writer for the "Good Guy Awards" and quit after being insulted on-stage by Krusty. He is an immigrant from Brazil and has Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) deported but was returned. He wears a pink hat and bow tie but has also been seen in a Crazy - Usher - Usher (CD) and golden encrusted thong.
Krusty has implied that if he can not find a human willing to donate a lung when he gets cancer, he is planning on harvesting one from Mr. As of " Wedding For Disaster ", there have been seven Mr. She had a brother named Asa, mentioned in the same episode, who died during World War I ; he was killed by his own grenadewhich he held for too long while naming off the men in his company His last words were, "This one's for you, Kaiser Bill.
Yeah, even Reggie! He ain't so stuck up once you get to kno--". Doctor Hibbert once confessed to leaving his car keys inside her. She is occasionally seen in the background of various episodes, often with a toothless laugh. She is a stereotypical lonely old woman, who spends her days "watching her stories ". She later dies from a heart attack caused by Bart and Martin's robotic seal on the episode " Replaceable You ". Nelson receives his trademark laugh from her.
Early on in the series, Nelson would mention his parents and it became apparent that Mrs. Muntz does not care much about her son. In " A Milhouse Divided ", Nelson tells Milhouse that his mom is addicted to cough dropswhich is why his father left the family.
Muntz works at Hooters in " Bart Star ", but was fired in a later episode for gaining weight. She owns a dilapidated house and is depicted as a jailbird, a prostitute, a stripper, et al. In " 'Tis the Fifteenth Season ", she appears, telling Nelson that his father simply did not like him, and he left with her golden tooth. Nelson's mother was fully introduced in " Sleeping with the Enemy ", after years of being mentioned. A loud, high-pitched contemptuous woman, she neglects her son.
She implies she misses Nelson's father who, depending on episode, is either divorced from Nelson's momwent insane and never came homeor was forced to work as a sideshow freak after suffering a peanut allergy.
At the end of the episode, Nelson and his parents reunite, and she gets a job as Lady Macbeth with "the third director she slept with". Since then, she is often seen around in Springfield. She has a brief appearance in The Simpsons Movieat the end of the sequence where Bart skateboards to the Krustyburger in the nude, laughing along with Nelson at Bart who is tied to a post.
The Nahasapeemapetilon octuplets are the children of Apu and Manjulafour boys and four girls. Introduced in the episode " Eight Misbehavin' "they're the result of Manjula being slipped fertility drugs not only by her husband, but by most of the Simpson family as well as part of trying to help Apu and Manjula conceive after weeks of failure. Dan Castellaneta based the voice on comedian Bob Elliott. Before then, there was no model sheet for the character.
Asa Hassana. He speaks with a stereotypical Yiddish accent and curses in Yiddish in one episode. He is often seen yelling at people, and as seen in " Attack of the Foot Eyesores ", owns a store called Zip Boys, a parody of Pep Boys. He once had a brief period of stardom after his act of dancing on a street corner singing " The Old Gray Mare " with his pants down became a hit on television.
In " Natural Born Kissers ", it was revealed that he worked as a studio executive during the making of Casablanca and suppressed an alternate ending to the film and also suppressed an alternate ending to It's A Wonderful Life that would have included a killing spree. He observes that the quality of studio management has changed over the years. In " Love Is a Many Strangled Thing " he dies from overexerting himself while dancing though this does not stop his ghost from dancingbut in " Replaceable You ", he is alive.
Opal voiced by Tress MacNeille is a talk show host. This celebrity is based on Oprah Winfrey and her eponymous television show.
She first appears in " Ice Cream of Margie with the Light Blue Hair " where her segment on successful women depresses Marge, who feels her life of chores and child-raising has left her without any purpose. She later appeared in the back-to-back nineteenth season episodes " Husbands and Knives " and " Funeral for a Fiend ". Marge is a fan and was interviewed by Opal after achieving success through her chain of Shapes gyms for women.
He is notable for his bad driving which got him temporarily fired on the season three episode "The Otto Show"his drug use mostly marijuana and hallucinogenics, as mentioned on season seven's "Homerpalooza"and his love of heavy metal music. His father is an Admiral with the Navy who does not like that his son wasted his youth and never amounted to anything.
He was modelled upon early Simpsons writer Wallace Wolodarskywho at the time wore long black hair, shorts and a baseball cap. The Parson voiced by Hank Azaria is a charismatic major leader of the Presbylutheran faith practiced in Springfield. He is a former college roommate and close friend to Reverend Lovejoy. His world spiritual headquarters is in Michigan City, Indiana. His appearance and mannerisms are similar to those of Bing Crosby.
Introduced in " Miracle on Evergreen Terrace ", Patches gives the dollar they were saving to Bart, which was their vitamin money. They have since had appearances in " I'm Goin' to Praiseland " and " Simple Simpson ", but are seen in many other episodes.
Their skin color is not the "healthy" yellow of the Simpson family, but rather a more sallow, sickly tone. Plopperalso known as Spider-Pig a play on the popular fictional character Spider-Man and Harry Plopper a play on the popular fictional character Harry Potteris a pig who first appears in The Simpsons Movie.
Plopper has since become memetic, gaining popularity in the real world and on the internet, especially his theme song "Spider-Pig", which peaked at number 23 in the UK Singles Chart. Plopper has also made appearances in the episodes and comics, and also appears in the reanimated opening sequence, featuring in the pan across Springfield. Plopper's first appearance is in the movie, where he stars in a TV ad to promote Krusty's new burger, The Clogger.
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