Jul 16, 2010

List-Mania: More Simpsons!

Day 258
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that I love the Simpsons. I have mentioned them at least 12 times already on this blog and they have already been the subject to one List-Mania column involving my favorite episodes.

For this column I wanted to spotlight my favorite Simpsons characters. There are so many of them, I don't think there is a character that I don't like. It is like picking my favorite kid. But since I don't know how that feels since I only have Logan, I now present my Top 5 Favorite Simpsons Characters and some of my favorite quotes as well.

5) Crazy Cat Lady

I love this lady. Now I don't support cat tossing at all, I like cats. But I also have seen ladies like this one that loves cats enough to throw them. I don't have any quotes from her though.

4) Ned Flanders

I’ve done everything the Bible says — even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff!

Oh do I hear the sound of butting in? It must be Lisa Simspon, Springfields answer to a question, NO ONE ASKED!

Hens Love Roosters
Geese Love Ganders
Everyone else loves Ned Flanders

Just like the song says, I love Flanders. I love the episode where he finally cracks and I kinda wish I had a neighbor like him.

3) Comic Book Guy

But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You’re from two different worlds… Oh, I’ve wasted my life.

Ooh, your powers of deduction are exceptional. I can't allow you to waste them here when there are so many crimes going unsolved at this very moment. Go, go, for the good of the city!

Is this character a stereotype? Perhaps. But out of the five comic book store owners I have met, only one of them was not like Comic Book Guy at all.

2) Homer Simpson

Marge, you being a cop makes you the man! Which makes me the woman — and I have no interest in that, besides occasionally wearing the underwear, which as we discussed, is strictly a comfort thing.

Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.

Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals…except the weasel.

D'oh!  I love that this word has been added to dictionaries. I totally use this word all the time. One time in church I was blessing the sacrament and I kept getting the wording messed up. On the third attempt I thought I got it right but I was told I didn't. I uttered "D'oh!" right into the mike.

You totally have to click on this link and hear the British pronunciation of D'oh. Trust me, it is worth the clicking on. The American version gets it right.

1) Charles Montgomery Burns

What good is money if it can’t inspire terror in your fellow men?

I don’t like being outdoors, Smithers. For one thing, there’s too many fat children.

I’ll keep it short and sweet — Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.

I love Mister Burns. He is the icing to all Simpson cakes. He makes every episode better. I love the one where he fights the Germans, or the one where he kidnaps the 13 Dalmatians and tries to make them into a coat, or the one where he was part of the Fighting Hellfish, or the one where he opens his own casino, or the one where he loses his money, or the one.... well, you get the picture.

But you know which Simpsons character I really like but doesn't get much credit?

Snowball II. And I like both versions of Snowball II. The original and the 5th cat the Simpsons owned which was renamed Snowball II to avoid confusion and so they didn't have to get a new water dish. Even though you are ugly as all out, I would open up my home to you Snowball II.


  1. Awesome list! I love your choices of favorite characters (and it was nice of you to add a special mention of "Snowball II") It's impossible to have one favorite Simpsons character, but you've definitely picked some of the best!

  2. You were right, it was worth clicking on that link to hear the pronunciation. I clicked on it 7 times!

  3. Oh yeah, one of my favorite lesser known characters is (or was) Frank Grimms, or "Grimy as he liked to be called."