Favorite 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

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!

He my favorite same with bart

I really do not like him - DylanB5

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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

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.

The best character - ElSherlock

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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.

My cat's breath smells like cat food my favorite thing he says

I love ralph wiggum! He was kinda boring in the first 3 seasons but he got funnier over the years

I like it when he picks his nose! - Cuppyboi751

ralph is great. he's really funny. he's stupid but that's why I love him.

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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.

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

Our little angel, that probably won't be growing up anytime soon. Unless it's the future Simpsons episodes, where Bart and Lisa have their own families. Besides that, I love Maggie, she's cute, caring, and surprisingly very smart. Kudos to the little baby girl!

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5 Charles Montgomery Monty Burns

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

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.

I should be resisting, but I am too paralysed with rage! And rhythms.

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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.

After the Simpsons entered its permanent coma due to brain damage (i.e. writer turnover), Lisa became a one-note go-getter with cookie cutter activist beliefs. Before that, she was intelligent and talented, but she was so much more. She didn't just say unfunny "genius" puns, she had funny lines that had a sharp edge. She wasn't just an activist, she had strong moral convictions that Most of all, she was a lonely and depressed child. She was still a believable eight-year-old girl. Her mix of maturity and immaturity was neatly balanced. The writers didn't write her as a teen/precocious tween and lean on her love of dolls and ponies to remind us of her age. The writers also didn't feel the need to show her schoolyard unpopularity every few episodes to remind us of the fact; instead, they showed us a smart kid who stuck in an indifferent environment with no one to connect to. In spite of that, she remained a light in her cynical world before the whole thing became a running gag ...more - Mert_McSmrt

Intelligent and smart - ElSherlock

I really love Lisa because she's so smart. - MadgicalKitten05

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.

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7 Moe Szyslak

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

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

Big mistake, pal!

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

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8 Nedward Ned Flanders

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

Should be much higher as he his my second favorite character on the show! - Spongehouse

He's a fan of The Beatles.

Flanders is an awesome addition character to the Simpsons, I mean you have Homer, who is just a joker, then smart Lisa, Trouble Maker Bart, Baby Maggie, Great Mother Marge, and all the other characters have their own special personality. Ned stands out a lot with his perfect, and positive attitude. - Undertaker15-0

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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 has very high morals - ElSherlock

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

I love her raspy voice

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

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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.

Bloody hilarious! Love him! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

This kid is sae good. Aye. He's the best sonny jim

As a Scot, I love Willie

What if Groundskeeper Willie becomes the new Principal or Superintendent?!

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The Contenders

11 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.

One word... Canyonero!

Funny... Haw haw!

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

I hate clowns, but I love krusty

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12 Chief Clancy Wiggum

(Sigh) This is the life.

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

"The adults always win! "
"(Screams) Waaah"!

The stereotype policeman, only fatter, and funnier

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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

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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!

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15 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon


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

I’m not even going to try to pronounce that last name - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Think of all the wonderful Apu quotes over the years. Vote for Pedro. I mean Apu. You know, I remember back in ninteen dickety two when I first thought of Apu. We had to say dickety...

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16 Abraham Abe J. Simpson Abraham Abe J. Simpson

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...

He sounds like an elderly goat.

Ah, death!

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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.

"Worst (Insert Word here) Ever" - ShaunFan04

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

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

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!

Way to go, pointdexter!

"Hey Bart, your epidermis is showing! " - Rotorhead

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19 Santa's Little Helper

The loyalty of the Simpson family.

Santa's little helper is so cute.

I heart him. Loved him since the first season

He is so cute I LOVE dogs

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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

Defiantly best moments of him!

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

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21 Waylon Smithers

I'm homophobic and I love smithers

He's a real sweetie. Something about his truly unconditional love for Mr. Burns is incredibly endearing (and a little sad).

I love how he interacts with everyone; he and Mr. Burns are so much fun to watch together!

He is so Burns sexual. It's both adorable and a little sad. But apart from his sexuality he is an endearing character with perfect voice. I can't believe he is this far down .

Seriously, Smithers deserves to be higher up in this list. I agree with all of you, he IS such a sweetheart. I absolutely LOVE this character!

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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 non retarded human version of Barney the dinosaur!

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

i really think that barney gumble is sweet...

He's awesome and funny

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23 Plopper aka Spider Pig

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

He was showed in the Simpsons movie

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24 Seymore Skinner

(Gasp). My slacks, they've descended.

'Steamed Hams'... Need I say anything more? - FarrowtheEdgehog15

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

Just love his tryhard serious tone with a cuddly inside

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25 Scrachy

I feel sorry for him - KalloFox34

Scratchy rules, itchy drools!

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

I feel bad for Scratchy because he keeps getting killed 24/7 by that stupid Itchy. I hope Scratchy makes up his mind and eats the life out of him.

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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.

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27 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.

28 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.

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

Best character why does he had to die WHY

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29 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".

"Man Getting Hit by Football"

Marge Simpson: Maybe I am insane. I mean, I am talking to myself.
Hans Moleman: You are? Oh, I thought I've made a friend.

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

Drinking has ruined my life. I'm 31 years old! - RedStripedd

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30 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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31 Stampy

He reminds me of the you tuber byy

32 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

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

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

How does one of the best recuring characters have 0% votes?


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34 Professor John Frink Jr.

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.

He's one of my favourite characters on the Simpsons, wish he'll appear more often. The annoyiest would be Lenny and Carl with Cookie Kwan. Not Lindsay Nagel.

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35 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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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.

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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)

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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!

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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 Lucas Bortner

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

46 Carl Carlson Carl Carlson

I think Carl

See this is why I don't talk much

Lenny and carl
Aw nuts

He’s the best

47 Martin Prince Martin Prince

I despice him. - PatrickStar3

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

So funny and underrated! - AngyC

48 Nibbles
49 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

50 Maude Flanders
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