Archive for December, 2009
Recognize the guy at left? He appears in the the Simpsons character poster and SimpsonCrazy cannot identify him (he’s just to the right of Kang). All they know for sure is that it’s not Gunter/Ernst or Chase/Pyro/Gyro. The poster only goes up to Season 9 so it’s not something from the depths of Zombie Simpsons. Whoever he is, I don’t think he has any lines or I’d have remembered him by now. Dave and Mad Jon were also unable to think of who it is.
It’s not Burns’ personal trainer from either “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” (he’s drawn very differently) or “Lady Bouvier’s Lover” (he’s got red hair). It’s none of the firemen from “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons”. It’s not the blow dried weatherman from “Lisa on Ice”. I didn’t see him at the steel mill in “Homer’s Phobia”.
The closest I can think of are Tom from “Brother from the Same Planet” and Gregory the masseuse from “Homer Alone”. A quick Ctrl-F tells me that neither of them is on the character list already. Tom has the same nose, but his hair is drawn curlier (though he does have that little bit hanging down in the middle). Gregory’s hair is a little closer, but he has a different nose. Neither is a perfect match and so both are probably incorrect, but those are the closest that come to mind.
If you zoom in on SimpsonCrazy’s badass interactive poster it looks like he’s wearing matching shorts and that his shirt may be a vest. I’m stumped, anyone have any guesses?
I gotta say, I like this better than either of my guesses. The nose is the same, he actually has eyebrows, he’s got that little lick of hair in the middle. Better yet, he’s wearing a vest with no shirt underneath. The obvious problem is the color, of both the vest and the hair. But I’d agree with TSR123 that that’s the kind of thing that could get overlooked pretty easily. Michael the Nightboat guy is also NOT listed as one of the other characters. I wouldn’t go so far as to declare this completely over, but it’s pretty compelling.
1 Jan 2010 Update: I received an e-mail from Simpson Crazy and we have a winner. Apparently colors got changed for a lot of characters. Well done TSR123, you’ve been credited on the poster page (right above the character list).
“Since you get paid either way, would it be a big deal to just let my dog pass?” – Bart Simpson
“I see, rubber stamp, thank you very much, next in line, is that it?” – Emily Winthrop
“Yeah.” – Bart Simpson
“Heavens to Mergatroyd. Bart, perhaps I cling to the old ways like a well chewed shoe as the traditions I was weaned on are put to sleep or neutered one by one. But my time has not passed yet! The world does not need another college graduate who doesn’t know how to Sit!” – Emily Winthrop
Happy Birthday Tracey Ullman!
Lists like this one, of different famous actors and which simpsons character they could play, seem to come along every so often. (I linked to one a while back that was apparently taken from here. The one I originally linked to didn’t have the names, the original one does.) Of this list I’m particularly fond of Jodie Foster as Ms. Hoover, Joe Pantoliano as the sarcastic guy, and Jon Hamm (great picture of him with a five o’clock shadow) as Lenny.