Favorite The Simpsons Characters

A list of the top ten most popular characters from the Simpsons television series, the longest-running American sitcom and longest-running American animated program of all time. For a complete list of Simpsons characters, check out this page .

The Top Ten

1 Homer Simpson Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

The dumbest person, but that's why we love him - roblist

Homer Simpson, the idiot who could still make us laugh after years. Truly a legendary fictional character. - UberHams

Memorable moments of homer
Homer:Fugu me!
Homer: I am so smart I am so smart s-m-r-t I mean S-m-a-r-t
And the best, in my opinion
Marge: now homer, don't you eat this pie
Homer: okay, now pie I will go like this
(Makes chomping Noise)
Homer: and if you get eaten there's is nothing you can do about it
(makes chomping noise and bangs into the overhead heater)
Homer: DO'H!

Absolutely historical character. - JPK

2 Bart Simpson Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child in The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.

-The Posse (2000-2010)

Bart Simpson (1980): Guitarist
Lisa Simpson (1982): Saxophone
Milhouse Van Houten (1980): Bassist
Nelson Muntz (1980): Drummer

The Posse were an American rock band formed in Springfield in 2000. With members Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Milhouse Van Houten, and Nelson Muntz, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history, on par with The Beatles. Rooted by the influence of legendary musicians such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, and others, The Posse later experimented with innovative musical styles, ranging from blues, pop, folk, and rhythms to psychedelia, punk, and avant garde, incorporating classical elements and unorthodox recording method in creative ways. In 2003, their enormous popularity surged as "Possemania"; as the music expand in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson, the band were essential to ...more

I like him, because he's like me! Also I like Otto because he likes heavy metal - Trivium

Bart is Funny Class clown, genius and Prankster and most of all hates Seymour Skinner. Example Bart sees Principal Skinner in Public and then goes ahead and Publicly humiliates him Funniest thing ever.

My favorite character forever! I love him! Nowadays episodes focus on Homer instead on Bart, which disappoints me as a fan.

3 Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum is a side character in The Simpsons. He is the son of Chief Wiggum. Ralph is not very smart at all. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Some episodes such as I Love Lisa and This Little Wiggy have him as a major character.

"Why does everyone always run? " Pees him self.

"My cat's breath smells like cat food."
"Me fail English? That's unpossible."
"The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nosebleeds if I kept my finger outta there."
"I saw a leprechaun. He told me to burn things."
"I glued my head to my shoulder."
"...and when the doctor told me I didn't have worms anymore, that was the happiest day of my life."

I love Ralph
He says the most ridiculous things. - JPK

So hilarious makes me laugh every time

4 Maggie Simpson Maggie Simpson Margaret "Maggie" Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She first appeared on television in the Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. Maggie was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. ...read more.

I absolutely love Maggie Simpson she is full of surprises considering she shot Mr Burns! I hope more people consider Maggie as their favourite

Cute character - ElSherlock

Cute Maggie

I like Maggie but why is she at #4? She doesn't really do much in the series. Lisa should be #4. - PlanetDeadwing

5 Charles Montgomery Monty Burns

I hope that when I'm a 104 years old, I'm just like him!

He may be evil, But he sure is a great villain. - JPK

Mr. Burns is so funny! he is a great character, but he is more Adult humor character, but that's why like him!

Mr Burns has some of the funniest lines in the show's golden era. Easily the most entertaining peripheral character in the show and he often steals the show in whatever episode he's in.

6 Lisa Simpson Lisa Simpson Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.

Lisa is intelligent little fighter for righteousness. She loves nature and she loves jazz, just like me. She is the one who would never sell her good name and would never do wrong for greed. Just like all humans, she can be wrong, yet she readily accepts that and she know how to apologize. I love Lisa Simpson very very much. Play your Saxophone sweetheart. Many people hate you, because your good acts make them look ugly and stupid. Don't mind them and what is right.

Lisa has always been my favorite character.
She plays guitar & saxophone equally well.
Intellectually she is a prodigy She cares about the environment & liberal progressive issues.
The most wholesome character on the show.

Intelligent, nature and music lover. She is very adorable and very underrated by many. I love Lisa Simpson.

This 8 year old cartoon character can be quite inspiring to young viewer's, thus being a Girl and of 8 years old, having an IQ of 159 having a love for reading musical arts and literature.
Lisa is a great role model even though she is a cartoon character her intelligence is bliss.

7 Moe Szyslak

Funny,sarcastic and dry - SnoopDoggedyDog

One of the meanest person in Springfield with one of the biggest hearts!

He kind of reminds me of myself, in some ways. - ilovekelly75

It's hilarious when Moe believes Bart's prank calls every time! - KalloFox34

8 Nedward Ned Flanders

Always positive, no matter what happens

My secret is a daily dose of our lord. Natura-diddly!

Has ANYONE watched hurricane Neddy - SnoopDoggedyDog

Ned is a very kind and down to Earth character, even when Homer acts like a huge jerk towards him.

9 Marge Simpson Marge Simpson Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Simpson is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family.

She always has a grovelly voice - SnoopDoggedyDog

She has very high morals - ElSherlock

She is incredible, sometimes is a good person but sometimes is a rough mother and her hair is simply the best thing.

Are you kidding me she is the worst cartoon character to ever exist. - Ilyas678

Not much of a fan of Marge. She's constantly positioned as some kind of prize who's way too good for Homer yet repeatedly gets away with plenty of horrible behavior of her own. She's a nag, she's a whiner, she's demanding, she's stubborn, she's vindictive, she's often selfish, she's bossy, she's borderline unfaithful, etc etc etc. I get it, she's not real, it's a silly comedy show. I'm just saying that for a character who's got plenty of flaws and done plenty of crappy things she seems to get a pass because she's somehow perceived as better than the other characters around her. - miketheratguy

10 Groundskeeper Willie Groundskeeper Willie Groundskeeper Willie is a character in The Simpsons. He is most famous for his Scottish accent. He first appears in the episode Principal Charming.

The Scottish accent says it all - SnoopDoggedyDog

He is highly quotable.
"Bonjour, ya cheese eatin' surrender monkeys! "
"Also, I 'ate the mess he left on me rug! " - KalloFox34

Best accent EVER! p. s. he'll kill you IN YOUR DREAMS! - fireinside96

Bloody hilarious! Love him! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior


The Contenders

11 Chief Clancy Wiggum

Hey I'm the chief here! bake him away, toys!

he's like the police near where i live - bcrichSOB666

The stereotype policeman, only fatter, and funnier

(Sigh) This is the life.

12 Krusty the Clown Krusty the Clown Krusty the Clown is a clown from The Simpsons. He first appears in the short Krusty the Clown, but in the show he first appears in The Telltale Head. He is Jewish. Despite the fact that he is children's entertainer, he seen drinking and smoking a lot.

Great character
But his name is one word to describe the store-brought spring rolls from aldi - SnoopDoggedyDog

One word... Canyonero!

I love krusty he's so funny but not how he's supposed be on a children's show. People put a lot of clips that they say is the best of krusty but I think almost every clips deserves to be on there

Funny... Haw haw!

13 Milhouse Van Houten Milhouse Van Houten Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden, and created by Matt Groening who named the character after President Richard Nixon's middle name.

Everything's coming up Milhouse

He is great - Spongehouse

Milhouse: I can't go to Juvie! They use guys like me as currency!

He always makes me laugh! - SammyD

14 Robert Underdunk Terwilliger aka Sideshow Bob

This character is awesome

That guttural sound he makes with his throat when he steps on a rake cracks me up every time

That hair.

Every Episode with Sideshow Bob is a good one!

15 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

He should be in the top ten. He's not only a well done stereotype, but he's possibly the closest character to a real person. He feels the most genuine emotions at the right times, is a good role model, and is just downright awesome all the time. Also he's incredibly hilarious as are most of the characters in the show. (seasons 1-8, that is. I prefer not to talk about what's past that point, since most of it is horrible.)

Apu is a very good character (most of the times).

Everybody loves an Indian guy, THANK YOU! COME AGAIN!

Thank god they’re keeping him on the show. - JPK

16 Abraham Abe J. Simpson Abraham Abe J. Simpson

I really admire the way how Abe was serving the Military back then.

love abes senile and demented quotes! "You never know what your capable of. I never thought I could shoot down a German plane. But last year, I proved myself wrong. " -Who Shot Mr. Burns Pt. 2 - sammoth

Definitely one of the most underrated characters. Many episodes telling his great story have stayed in my memory more than other episodes.

Old coot yells at clouds...

17 Comic Book Guy Comic Book Guy Comic Book Guy is the common, popular name for Jeffrey "Jeff" Albertson, a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

Remember when he went on that awkward date with Edna krappabel - SnoopDoggedyDog

does anyone remember when he went on a date with smithers mother?

Skinners Mother: The sun is so beutifull (something like that)

Comic Book Guy: Could it BE anymore OR-ANGE! - arabhomie68

I seriously just laugh whenever he comes on screen! He's so iconic and hilarious, how can he not be number one on here?!

I wish there was more of him! - clerkatron

18 Nelson Muntz Nelson Muntz Nelson Mandela Muntz is a fictional character and the lead school bully from the animated TV series The Simpsons.

He really goes through changes throughout the series. - JPK

In season eight he kisses lisa - SnoopDoggedyDog

You, with your words like knifes and swords and weapons that you against me. You, have knocked me off my feet again, got me feeling like I'm nothing. You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard, calling me out when I'm wounded. You, picking on the weaker man. You can take me down with just 1 single blow. But you don't know, what you don't know, someday I'll be living in a big old city. And all your ever gonna be is mean. Why you gotta be so mean? You, with your switching sides and your wildfire lies and your humiliation. You have pointed out my flaws again as if I don't already see them. I walk with my head down, try to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you. I just wanna feel ok again. I bet you got pushed around. Somebody made you feel cold but the cycle ends right now. 'Cause you can't lead me down that road. And you don't know, what you don't know, someday I'll be living in a big old city. And all your ever gonna be is mean. Someday I'll be big enough so you cannot hit ...more

Haw-Haw! Laugh out loud he's hilarious! He is not smart, he ain't pretty, but he should be an comedian!

19 Santa's Little Helper

Santa's little helper is so cute.

The loyalty of the Simpson family.

I heart him. Loved him since the first season

He is so cute I LOVE dogs

20 Otto Mann Otto Mann Otto Mann is a heavy metal obsessed bus driver from The Simpsons. He first appears in the episode Homer's Odyssey. He is shown to be friends with Bart Simpson, often calling him "Bart Dude". He is voiced by Harry Shearer.

I like this permanent stoned bus driver :)
and he is listening to good music - AllAustrianReject

I can relate to this guy even though I don't drive a bus, he's cool and he can play the guitar cool too! - westofohio

dude otto is the man he will always be my favorite simpsons character try to find the episode "the mook, the chef, the wife, and her homer" - PlaymateBass

Love his quote... "METALLICA RULE"(with lighter in his hand).. LOL
- Milan

21 Waylon Smithers

I remember the day when I first heard about Waylon Smithers. My friend told me about him: "Waylon Smithers is HILARIOUS. He's Mr. Burns's assistant, and he has a HUGE crush on him. Also, in one of the newest episodes, he does DRAG, and he asked Marge if she was a drag queen. IT WAS SO FUNNY." (And yes, that is actually along the lines of what she actually told me) He sounded, honestly, like the worst character ever written. (I mean, who wouldn't think that when that's what description you're given.) But, I was curious nonetheless to see who he was and if he was truly that awful. I watched some scenes with him in them... and I fell in LOVE with this character. I related to his inability to tell Mr. Burns how he felt, yet the strong passion he had for him, and his unwavering loyalty to him, as well as the fact that Mr. Burns seems to be the only thing (next to Malibu Stacey dolls, of course) that Smithers focuses on and dedicates his life to. I'm the same way with my own work, ...more

He is a simple yet beautiful character. On one side, he loves his boss unconditionally, but can't tell him for ambiguous reasons and he has strong morals despite serving the most evil man in Springfield. He is kind and pleasant, yet can feel jealous of other people and can be rude at times. So, in short, he has flaws, and while he relies on Mr.Burns to exist in the show, he is a fantastic, relatable, funny, and just a charming little guy. He should be way higher on this list and is horribly underrated.

I only remember two episodes when he got angry. - SnoopDoggedyDog

I'm homophobic and I love smithers

22 Barney Gumble Barney Gumble Barnard "Barney" Gumble is a fictional character on the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. The character is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".

The only Barney that is dumber and drunker than him is Barney the Dinosaur

Dumber than Homer and that's saying something - SnoopDoggedyDog

Funniest character on the show... belch... lol - RED_EYEZ

i really think that barney gumble is sweet...

23 Scrachy

Whoever made this list spelt the name wrong - SnoopDoggedyDog

The itchy and scratchy shooow - SnoopDoggedyDog

I feel sorry for him - KalloFox34

Scratchy looks so funny when he always basically gets killed by itchy

24 Plopper aka Spider Pig

This one isn't a real Simpson character in my mind - SnoopDoggedyDog

Laugh out loud so funny, "you can take spider pig with you! " "he's not spider pig anymore, he's harry plopper" OINK!

Spider pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a spiderpig does! - Haloinc

Why the heck are there footprints on the ceiling-lol

25 Seymore Skinner

How is one of the greatest and most complex characters in the Simpsons so low on this list?!

Remember when he got crushed by a pile of newspapers - SnoopDoggedyDog

Rewatch the episode "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadass Songs", "Principal Charming" and many other moments with him in the Classic era (seasons 1-8) and you'll see why he deserves to be higher in this list.

Seymour is definitely the best. He always has a hilarious scene with chalmers And he always says "oh mercy! "

26 Lenny Leonard

Now do Classical Gas.

this guy totally rules

"they say he carved it himself...from a bigger spoon"

CLASSIC - SoloStriker

A little late for lenny. Classic!

When I grow up, I want to be just like him.

27 Sideshow Bob Sideshow Bob Dr. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known as Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

Kelsey Grammer is absolutely terrific as Bob. - JPK

I am outraged that he's at thirty three - SnoopDoggedyDog

He's already in the top 20... GOD, Only Bart and Homer deserve to be here twice. - Goatworlds

Side show bob is my favorite character! His humor is hilarious

28 Melvin Van Horne aka Sideshow Mel

Come on people, this man dressed up like a ancient guy, but he talks with Opera accent, this is funny enough.

29 Fat Tony Fat Tony Fat Tony is a mobster in The Simpsons. He first appears as a major character in the episode Bart the Murderer. He is guest voiced by Joe Mantagea.

How come scratchy and plopper are higher than him - SnoopDoggedyDog

I don't get mad. I GET STABBY! - hhutc9

Come on, why isn't Fat Tony on the list, shocking and disgraceful

The Boss. The Gangster. A made man) - Borsa

30 Hans Moleman Hans Moleman Hans Moleman is a recurring character on the animated television series The Simpsons. He was created by series creator Matt Groening and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta, and first appeared in the episode "Principal Charming".

He went for a date with Selma once - SnoopDoggedyDog

Marge:Maybe I am insane I'm talking to myself
Hans: You are? Ooohhh I thought I made a friend - SnoopDoggedyDog

Funniest character in the Simpsons by some distance
Bart:You're gay for moleman
Lisa: no You're gay for moleman
Bart: No You're gay for moleman
Moleman(looking sad): Nobody's gay for moleman
laugh out loud I'm gay for ya moleman

"Man Getting Hit by Football"

31 Troy McClure

Hi, I'm Troy McClure, you might remember me from such lists as Top Ten favorite Simpsons characters and Simpsons characters lost after Phil Hartman's death.

Should be higher

I loved some of the names of his movies like 'Alice's adventures through the windshield glass' I miss Phil Hartman :(

Alice doesn't live anymore. lol

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32 Frank Grimes

Frank Grimes was so perfect, neat and hardworking, and looking at Homer sloppy work, it drove him so mad he electrocuted himself while imitating Homer, come on you gotta remember him!

Best simpsons character in the best episode

I laughed a lot when he dies

People might be voting for Frank Grimes Jr., when they really mean to vote for Frank Grimes.

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33 Stampy

He reminds me of the you tuber byy

34 Itchy

The ichy and Scrachy show!

Itchy sucks enough said

Oh yeah it does

I love the innocent coincidence of how every I+S episode has to do with what's happening in the simpsons

35 Professor John Frink Jr.

Watch " The treehouse if horror VIII" and you will find a dark secret about john - SnoopDoggedyDog

Nonsensical talks.

This guy is hilarious. He reminds me of Jerry Lewis - aman28

22nd?!?! That's so 'Glavin' annoy-ing! This guy is brilliant and massively underrated. I can't believe it, in all honesty.

36 Duffman

Duffman has the awsomest catch phrase ever. Oh Yeah!

Duffman never dies. Only the actors who play him do.

I think it is VERY funny when he said Duffman Is Feeling A Bit Of Softness in his Heart!

I found out about Duffman before I found out about Kool-Aid Guy.

37 Dr. Nick Riviera

Something about poorly trained doctors humor me. laugh out loud

He is so funny that I cheer when he walks on screen. It is hilarious that being a professional surgeon he doesn’t care much about his job.

Hello everybody! Laugh out loud

Chief Wiggum:thank goodness no one was hurt! Dr. Nick:bye everybody! (gag)(choke)

38 Herschel Schmoikel Pinkus Krustofsk aka Krusty the Clown

The creator of Rock 'n' Roll. - clusium

Maude Flanders- were talking about s-e-x in front of the c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n

Krusty- Sex Cauldron I thought they closed that place down.


I love how he is always so depressed
Great - Har-Jak

39 Lionel Hutz

You know your going to win when your lawyers in jail!

if he doesn't win your case the pizza is free

I Can't Believe it's a Law Firm!

! He is probably one of the funniest characters in the Simpsons because of his IRRESPONSIBILITY!

40 Uter

"Um. Does anybody have some chocalate."

Percentage wise, this character is the best. Sure, I have laughed more times at Homer, Ralph, Martin, Ned, etc. , but every time this dude is on I laugh. - Hajj

(Uter) "I begged you to let me go first, I begged you!
(Uter) "don't chase me, I'm full of chocolate."

41 Cesar

Best stereotype of the French ever. - jrodz

42 Hugh Jass


*snickering in the phone background*



43 Ugolin
44 Edna Krabappel Edna Krabappel Edna Krabappel is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, who was voiced by Marcia Wallace until her death in October 2013. She was the teacher of Bart Simpson's 4th grade class at Springfield Elementary School.

Shes such a sad character. Real life me which is why I like her

Did you guys know she's dead? - Goatworlds

How is Edna so low on the list? I really love her, she is so fun and always makes me laugh! Rest in peace, you will always be one of my favourites!

Best Krab apple joke ever from this woman and towards the newer episodes she likes Bart! she is awesome

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45 Carl Carlson Carl Carlson

See this is why I don't talk much

Lenny and carl
Aw nuts

I think Carl

He’s the best

46 Lucas Bortner

He came in the 25th season.
Lisa-He's Ralph with a dream.

47 Martin Prince Martin Prince

He is really smart and its good when bart makes him more cooler!

So funny and underrated! - AngyC

I despice him. - PatrickStar3

48 Nibbles
49 Hank Scorpio

Best villian

50 Drederick Tatum

I respect Homer Simpson. He's a good man. It's just that I'm gonna make orphans of his children. "and his wife? " she'll die of grief. L O L drederick always has something to say. - Mushroom99

I have been paid millions of dollars to endorse these butt ugly shoes

"c'mon don't be ridiculous" lmao - rockman

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