Since the Simpsons quote thread was so great; I thought I’d ask everyone this. Who is your favorite Simpsons character and why? I gotta go with Ralph Wiggum.
Apu for his great epithet “Vishnu H. Krishna”
“The intellectuals’ chief cause of anguish are one another’s works.”
Ralph is great but I have to go with his dad, Chief Wiggum.
Mayor Quimby is also great.
Save water drink beer!
I like Maggie’s bete noir, Baby Gerald. He looks exactly like Helena Bonham-Carter.
Marge’s sisters are quite funny. Thelma Bouviere, and I don’t know the other one’s name.
Groundskeeper Willie! The “Basic Instinct” takeoff was priceless.
Chaim Mattis Keller
“Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks.”
– Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective
Toss-up between Burns and Krusty…the old guy schtick versus the Jewish clown schtick.
Chuckski, not to be a nitpicker, but I think it was “Shiva H. Vishnu!” Kind of in the same vein as Skinner’s “G.M. Chrysler!”
Ooh, tough choice. All the ones mentioned so far are good. But I do love Krusty the Clown. The seen it all, has-been, Jewish Catskills comedian in clown garb is funny funny funny.
“Ixnay on the Ewjay!” - Krusty
curious george, Marge’s sisters are Patty ands elma.
Actually, Marge’s sisters are Patty and Selma.
“You’re going to listen
to ME? To something I
said? Haven’t I made it
abundantly clear over the
tenure of our friendship
that I don’t know shit?”
- Brodie, “Mallrats”
The five of six all time best episodes are those with Side Show Bob! Kelsey Grammer is wasted on that “other show” on NBC. He should be a Simpsons regular.
Sorry to go for the obvious, but Homer always busts me up.
“This ticket gives me the permission…nay, the duty to make a complete ass of myself”
Whenever I download a file, the sound that plays for when its done is him saying Exxxxxxxcelent. I laugh every time.
In the ‘occassional character’ catagory I have to say, hands down, Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz. Such a shame.
In the ‘Regular Character’ catagory I have to go with Mr. Burns and/or Grandpa, depending on who gets more air time. And seeing the two face off is always good humor.
Still, for best lines, I have to agree with Homer. But then, he gets so much airtime it’s a simple ratio thing that he’s going to have a ton of great lines.
“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”
I can’t chose. I like them all.
Homer does have the best lines, but I’m gonna have to go with Grandpa Simpson. He’s got a certain charm…
“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” --1984
Hands down my favorite character is Krusty. The shoddy products he has his name on (the home pregnancy kit with a small print warning against using if pregnant is my favorite) are a riot.