I am old. Do you want to know how old I am? So old, I could say, ‘I was there, man’ when The Simpsons He debuted in 1989 with “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”. Since then, through the good and bad seasons, she’s been with the family for the past 31 years. In that period, I can tell you that Homer and Bart definitely had the best storylines in the series, but this article is not about Homer or Bart (or any of the Simpsons for that matter). No, this article is about all the other residents of Springfield, as the funniest Simpsons Characters don’t necessarily have to have Simpson in the last name.
For intelligence, similar to how Baltimore can be considered the main character of the wire, I guess one could argue that Springfield City is indeed the main character in The Simpsons. Yes, early on, most of the stories centered around The Simpsons. But after 31 years on the air, the writers had to get creative, and we now have full episodes dedicated to other Springfield natives.
But of all those characters, who are the funniest? Well, you are about to find out. Oh, and so I’m not stepping on any fingers, I’m not arranging the characters. You will only have to determine the best on your own. I will also say what the best character episode is, in my humble opinion. looks good? OK! Then up and in ’em!
Mr. Burns (Best Episode, “A Star Is Burns”, Season 6, Episode 18)
Conan O’ Brien’s favorite Simpsons The character you write for is legendary for many reasons. First, he’s deliciously evil, but he also doesn’t realize why people don’t like him. So much so that he will shoot hounds at anyone if they disagree with him, or even if he is tired and wants to go to bed. Second, a lot of the comedy also comes from the fact that he’s very skinny. It’s not uncommon to find people tossing him around like a beach ball and he’s commenting that he doesn’t enjoy it.
But the best part about him may be his relationship with his villainous employee, Smithers. They make a good duo. And while a lot of the early laughs centered on the fact that Smithers was so in love with Mr. Burns, he couldn’t read the signs, they’ve since gotten into the rhythm of Smithers being more of a patron than just a butt. future. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a Mr. Burns episode.
Ned Flanders (Best Episode, “Hurricane Neddy”, Season 8, Episode 8)
The most revered citizen of Springfield is also one of the funniest people. You can always count on Ned to pray for Homer, even when Homer borrows a lawn mower indefinitely. But the best moments are when Flanders “sadness” drops and goes off, because you know he’s been keeping those cries forever. Kind of reminds me of Michael Douglas in the movie, He falls. Remember this flick? Michael Douglas was fine, but he just got off one day. This is Ned Flanders, and I live those moments.
Ned is also funny when he’s not flipping. All the characters play him really well and it’s funny how he handles the abuse of Homer and then turns around and prays to God to forgive him. Ned is like the religious people in your life who are trying to push their faith to you, but unlike these people, Ned is never very welcoming. God bless Ned Flanders.
Principal Skinner (Best Episode, “The Road to Cincinnati”, season 32, episode 8)
Milquetoast mama boy, Seymour Skinner, is actually a vet in Vietnam who saw some shit back in the day. Sometimes he has flashbacks when Bart pushes him, but he is often found bowing to his mom when he wants to borrow her car. And the funny thing is, I used to laugh at Skinner when I was younger, but now that I’m a teacher, I find myself taking his side more than the kids. Screw Bart Simpson! This little bastard.
I just love the way Skinner gets super nervous, though, especially about Superintendent Chalmers. Since then, his “Steamed Hams” part has become a huge meme on the internet, and for good reason. Main Skinner is comically gone.
Moe Szyslak (Best Episode, “Flaming Moe’s”, Season 3, Episode 10)
Springfield bartender has known The Simpsons for years, however, he still calls Marge “Midge”. A lot of people might view Mo for being aloof, which he is, but he also has a good heart when it counts. This makes his meanness even funnier because you know that just because he’s been pushed to that point. Usually via Bart and his funny calls (“Amanda Hug and Kiss” is still my favourite).
Mo is funny though, because he always has the weirdest things to say when it comes to giving advice. A good waiter, a bad friend, and a good bowler. This is Moe Szyslak for you.
Patty and Selma (Best Episode, “Homer vs. Patty and Selma”, Season 6, Episode 17)
I might be cheating a little by putting Patty and Selma here because they are Marge’s sisters, but they’re not The Simpsons (they’re in the Bouvier), and they’ll definitely let you know. Lifelong smokers with hoarse voices To prove it, Patty and Selma aren’t always together, but they are always more fun when they are. Especially when they emphatically tell Marge to leave Homer without chills. No chills at all.
They’re hilarious because they don’t care if you find them annoying, and some of their best moments are when they laugh at the people at the DMV. I feel like I’ve known people like Patti and Selma my whole life, but they’re not as funny as these two sisters, even if they think they are.
Ralph Wigham (Best Episode, “New Kids on the Blecch”, Season 12, Episode 14)
Homer and Bart might get the best storylines, but Ralph gets the best lines. Son of the police chief, every line coming out of Ralph’s mouth would be hilariously ridiculous. Sometimes even saying the obvious is funny from Ralph, like when he says his cat’s breath smells like cat food. Oh, yeah, Ralph? do not say?
But it’s always the reactions he gets from other characters that make him one of the funniest. He will pee in front of everyone and they will look at him as if they didn’t even notice. Or they’re so used to it that she doesn’t phase with them anymore. Oh, Ralph. Never change.
Mrs. Crabapple (Best Episode, “Grade School Confidential”, Season 8, Episode 19)
Poor Mrs. Krabappel. I mean, yeah, it’s sad that she died, but it’s also sad that some parents misspelled her name and kept calling her “Crab Apple.” Bart’s teacher is Mrs. Hoover the best. Her sharp “Ha!” She was almost all by herself, and she was surprisingly sexy, like Blanche from golden girls.
It was her funniest moment with Bart. I hated him, and also cared deeply about him, and as a teacher, I could understand my love/hate relationship with a student. strongly.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Best Episode, “Much Apu About Nothing”, Season 7, Episode 23)
Now, yes, I know. A white actor used to voice the character Apu. But his tone was never what I found funny in his character. It was always about the way he would overcharge Springfield residents because it was usually the only store in town. God benefits from that.
Apu became more playful even though his wife, Manjula, had eight children, and Apu went from a confident, sometimes obsessive man, to a tired Papa all the time just trying to stay awake. It sucked when he cheated on his wife, but no one said Apu was perfect.
Comic Book Man (Best Episode, “Married to the Blob,” Season 25, Episode 10)
fair comic book guy The Simpsons Writers enjoy making fun of their obsessed fans. I raise his voice regularly whenever I say something is “the absolute worst”, but there’s also a lot of truth to his character and the way almost everything has fallen apart.
With that said, my favorite moments about Comic Book Guy are when he’s very self-aware and actually commenting on the fandom in general, or the companies that milk the fandom. And when you once bemoaned the fact that he wasted his life obsessing over fictional characters, I got the feel of it, man. Maybe a little too hard, even.
Fat Tony (Best Episode, “The Mook, The Chef, The Wife and Her Homer”, Season 18, Episode 1)
express it criminal minds Actor, Joe Mantegna, Fat Tony are pretty much all mafia types in one, and I love that. Kind of like how Rainier Wolfcastle and Drederic Tatum are two ways to make it happen The Simpsons Writers to take advantage of action stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and boxer Mike Tyson, respectively, Fat Tony is an alternative to good comrades And The Godfather the reviewer. yay soprano, very. why not?
Although Mantegna’s rendition is one of the reasons why he’s such a funny character. I especially like it when he talks about how his wife keeps asking him “Where’s the money?” An exaggerated stereotype, yes, but it’s funny.
Reverend Lovejoy (Best Episode, “Bart’s Girlfriend”, Season 6, Episode 7)
Reverend Lovejoy, with his toy trains and fake piety, is cool mostly because he’s not even the most religious person in town. With his nasally dry birth, he’s also funny because you really have no idea what he’s going to say next, or how unholy he would actually be.
Because unlike someone like Krusty, who is willfully superior, Lovejoy’s humor is always a rugged, kind of humor that is often funny when you sit on her for awhile. A much underrated character when it comes to the series.
Agnes Skinner (Best Episode, “22 Short Films About Springfield”, Season 7, Episode 21)
And finally, I have to talk about Skinner’s mother, Agnes. I would have chosen The Cat Lady, but it’s also one note for the character. Agnes being mean to her son is also kind of noteworthy, but every condescending line that comes out of her mouth is comical gold.
I also love that she’s almost never happy, and the only time she’s happy is when she wonders why her son can’t be like everyone else. Sure, her character doesn’t work without Skinner, but neither does Lenny without Karl, or Smithers without Mr. Burns. And as a boost to another character, I think it’s definitely the best.
And these are 12 of the funniest characters of The Simpsons who are not part of the Simpsons clan. But what do you think? Is there anyone you think I missed? For more articles on The Simpsons or other shows on the 2021 fall TV schedule, be sure to swing by here often!