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

Homer is easily the best cartoon character of all time. He is stupid, which makes him very funny. And even though he is not a role model, he is actually a good father. Unquestionably #1

Sure Homer is an idiot but he’s the lovable, funny kind of idiot. Homer cares about his family, he would do anything to provide for their needs. That is a great quality that redeems his unintelligence.

He is so stupid but funny! Like that one time the power plant caught on fire and he just fell asleep! And that one time he fell down that canyon When he got hurt he got picked up by a helicopter then they tied him to the helicopter then he fell off into the canyon but Lisa makes him not funny I hate Lisa So much she thinks she knows Everything.

He is fat, stupid, selfish, drunk and doesn't understand anything. Which I guess is why people love him, because he's so easily hateable that he's hilarious. And if that doesn't make sense then your wig doesn't either. He's an absolute dolt, but if its what floats your boat (and it totally does) then I completely understand why you find him funny.

2 Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show 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 an okay character, he’s a rebellious kid with a good heart. His witty comebacks are hilarious, so are the moments when Homer strangles him!

Bart hasn't been my favorite character since the early 90s, and in fact he occasionally irritates me more than some of the rest of the main cast (his precocious, out of character jokes about stuff like chimney sweeps and bootblacks make me cringe), but he's always been a pretty consistently amusing character with some good writing behind him.

Let's be real here: nobody watches the show because of Marge, Lisa, or Maggie. The Simpsons is great because of Bart and Homer. I can still remember a time when "Don't have a Cow" was the most popular phrase in pop culture. Will he ever be as popular as he was in 1991? No, but that won't stop him from telling you to "eat my shorts! "

3 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.

Ralph Wiggum is the best! He's so cute, angelic and kind to everyone! I have to say Ralph is my favourite character on the Simpsons. I wish Ralph was more main in the episodes.

A lot of people don’t like Ralph but I personally find him hilarious. He has stupid but funny quotes and definitely belongs in The Simpsons.

It absolutely exasperates me that Ralph is the favorite character of so many people. He isn't funny, he's a braindead punchline machine that takes zero effort to write. I can only assume that people like him because they still think that it's ironic or that they're part of some exclusive club for doing so, or - more likely - they find him legitimately funny because their standards are so low that they consider random non sequiturs delivered by someone who in real life could accurately be described as developmentally disabled to constitute great "comedy".

VOTE RALPH WIGGUM! HE IS SO FUNNY! "Me fail English, that's unpossible", "When I grow up I want to be a principal, or a caterpillar". Fans like Homer more than Ralph just because they show Homer more. If Ralph was shown as much as Homer, he would be way more beloved than Homer.

4 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.

Maggie is adorable! I loved the episode "And Maggie makes three" because she was so cute! I also love her dark side and her shooting Mr Burns is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!

Maggie in the golden era was wonderfully written and capable of being the center of a scene without needing dialog. Some of the best moments in the series involved her especially the end to "and Maggie makes three" as well as her first words. Maggie in the school for tiny tots was fantastic.

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!

Maggie really is the best character. Its amazing how they pull it off with her speaking so few words. I like how shes all cute and a baby but really she is the most twisted character.

5 Charles Montgomery Monty Burns Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber "Monty" Burns, usually referred to as Charles Montgomery Burns or simply Mr. Burns, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced initially by Christopher Collins, and currently by Harry Shearer.

Burns episodes tend to be my favorite, especially if they also heavily feature Homer. Burns' out of touch, antiquated perspective on everything is consistently amusing. How does a guy who is so weak, clueless, impotent and forgetful manage to remain the most wealthy, powerful and feared man in Springfield? Burns is basically a walking contradiction, a humorously confused and anachronistic figure who's nonetheless always given sharp dialogue and performed wonderfully by Harry Shearer. If there's one character I can say I've never disliked, it's Mr. Burns.

I love the part when he accidentally runs over Bart with a car, and then refuses to give him medical attention, instead suggesting that they just give him a nickel. It’s cruel and unthoughtful, but funny.

I'm delighted whenever Burns appears onscreen. He's a walking contradiction of terms - threatening and powerful yet impotent and weak, intelligent with a razor-sharp memory for all turn of the century culture yet completely helpless in a modern world that's structure seems to completely elude him. Voiced with unmistakable vigor by Harry Shearer, Mr. Burns is The Simpsons' funniest asset.

I admit Homer is the funniest but Mr Burns is just so likable for being the most devious and diverse character in the show, I have no idea how Bart and Ralph are higher than him, Bart is lame beyond belief and Ralph is just retarded and not funny.

6 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.

She is an intellectual, a true role model to all those young females out there and is no less interesting than her somewhat less "nerdy" brother, Bart Simpson. Despite being the voice of reason (albeit not always being hears) she is not always correct, her flaws making her all the more human and relatable to. She also has an understanding for animals, a gift in music and a live for literature - a few admirable and rare qualities, not common between the people of Springfield, making her unique.

She is understanding, caring and despite being short tempered at times, she is one of those people you could most likely rely on to help you with a problem. No matter how much she lacks in popularity within her school, I believe she is very popular between the fans of the Simpsons, for who she is.

Lisa is so underrated! She’s a very relatable character with humane issues and personality. She cares about real problems in the world and is amazing overall.

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 that had ...more

As much as I think that Bart is one of the best comedic T.V. characters of all time, my favorite Simpsons character has to be Lisa. Voiced to winsome perfection by Yeardley Smith, Lisa is the ultimate smart cookie. She's 8 years old, but she already knows more about monorail engineering, the history of cowboys, and vegetarianism than most of the adults around her. But that's not to say she isn't flawed. Lisa does make mistakes, and that's what I love about her. No matter how hard she tries to be the smart one in a family that's largely ignorant about the ways of the world, she ultimately realizes she needs to appreciate the family that she has and to be true to herself. Lisa is just a wonderful character to watch and I hope more Simpsons episodes will be made that focus on her.

7 Moe Szyslak

You just can't help sympathizing with Moe's problems. He seems mean and gritty on the outside, but he is actually rather sensitive. Moe's character always makes me laugh in two ways, either he seems overly sadistic, mean and or cruel, or he is struggling with the latent emotions he posseses.

Moe's hilarious. An ugly, raspy, embittered cynic who repeatedly tries (and fails) to overcome the fact that he knows how much he sucks. Easily my favorite of Hank Azaria's characters.

The bartender is always the best!
Without him Homer wouldn't even be funny are merge wouldn't even of married homer so for the love of god vote for Moe.

I probably relate most to Moe than to any character in the show, but all of Hank Azaria's characters are amongst the best.

8 Nedward Ned Flanders Nedward Flanders Jr. is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

Ned is my hero. Seriously, He Always remains happy no matter what the weather, He is always being nice to everyone even when they do bad things on him. He is the best neighborino anyone could ever ask for. Even Homer said himself once, "If the world was full of people like Ned Flanders, there would be no need for Heaven because Heaven would be right here on Earth". He is a perfect example of how a Christian should behave & live there life. He's a great guy, and the world would be a better place if there were more Ned's around.

I will never forget the treehouse of horror where marge runs ned over and at the end of the short ,werewolf ends just comes up to the screen and says "diddly"

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.

Ned lost a lot of his character when he was watered down to little more than a God-fearing religious dweeb, but he remains one of the more entertaining characters of the show.

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

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.

Marge is easily the most underrated Simpsons character. She is not supposed to be stupidly funny like homer, she’s sopposed to make everyone else around her feel funnier by being the straight man!

Marge is so funny because she is not meant to be. She says things that are so subtle that they are funny. Like when she says "get back hunky cat" or sings the hilarious song to bart about how to save money "put it in your cap" she should be number 1!

In a few episodes she is so funny. In Milhouse doesn't live here anymore, she saies to Bart "Your be like an owl saying Milhouse who, Milhouse who, Milhouse who".

10 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.

Of course he will get angry, he must hardly get any money he has to take care of a memory bored to those who were lost on field trips he has to keep thr school clean clear up wendalls puke deal with skinner and he lives in a shed...

Haha he makes me laugh every time. My favourite moment was when he was skateboarding down the stairs and says to the children "what are ya looking at ya bastards! "

Brothers and sisters are natural enemies,
Like Englishmen and Scots,
Or Welshmen and Scots,
Or Japanese and Scots,
Or Scots and other Scots,
Damn Scots, they ruined Scotland!

I love his accent, Dan Castellaneta does such great voice work. I also like Scotland, so I might be a bit biased.

The Contenders
11 Chief Clancy Wiggum

He is an idiot and a useless police officer he should get fired. He accepts bribes. I hate all of Springfield's police force although I hate him the most. Die Clancy Wiggum.

Edward G. Robinson isn't funny. A cartoon character whose defining traits can basically be summarized as "Edward G. Robinson in piglike cartoon form" isn't any more funny.

He is so funny he cracks me up (makes me laugh) when I've had a stressful day

The stereotype policeman, only fatter, and funnier

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

Sideshow Bob is so awesome! His outrageously smart but unsuccessful plans to try to kill Bart, his ingeniousness fights with Lisa, and his bad luck (especially with garden rakes) is humorous to everyone who likes a psychopathic ingenious killer as a side character. I wish the creators of The Simpsons added more episodes with him, maybe even in season 24 or 25. I love those episodes, and watched each one at LEAST 4 times!

I think people see him as a murdering lunatic but ACTUALY he is probably the most sophisticated civilised nicest person in Springfeild! The only reason that he went completely insane was because of Bart! All he wanted was to not be tormented by Bart. He even went all the way to Italy to get away from Bart, but yet again... The Simpsons still followed him there and ruined everything for him. Then he got locked up in a mental institute, shot with a tranculilser dart, tasered, exc exc exc. How would YOU feel after all of that? I know I would want to kill Bart, so please vote for Bob!

Personally Sideshow Bob is my favorite because he is a creepy but funny, Shakespeare-loving psychopath who's brilliance and longing for revenge make him a very unique and interesting character. I as well wish he had been included in more episodes, as he is an awesome guy who makes The Simpsons that much cooler and more hilarious!

Sideshow Bob for the world! I hope that someday he'll get his happy ending. He doesn't deserve getting treated like crap by Krusty, get harassed by Bart and Lisa, or have anyone else blaming him for something that wasn't his fault. He just want the people of Springfield that they could do do much better. You go man!

13 Herschel Schmoikel Pinkus Krustofsk aka 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's seen drinking and smoking a lot.

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

Krusty has said so many funny things, but yet he has a
sometimes quite miserable life. He is selfish, hilarious and loud, and that's why he's so great!

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

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.


14 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.)

Shouldn’t be down here is my favorite & is a very good person, cool smart & pretty funny

1. Apu Nahasapeemapeti
2. Groundskeeper Willie
3. Abe Simpson
4. Moe Syzlak
5. Ralph Wiggum
6. Bed Flanders
7. Bart Simpson
8. Lisa Simpson
9. Homer Simpson

Apu is very cool. The character does seem a bit racially created (which I don’t like), but as much as I hate to admit it, it’s this outdated view of Indian 🇮🇳 people that makes him so funny. Plus, he’s got one of the best Simpsons quotes of all time:
“I suggest we put the money into a larger police department. I have been shot 8 times this year, and as a result, I have almost missed work!”

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...

15 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.

Made his own silent cameo appearance in The Lego Movie. Milhouse has the same yellow skin tone as the Lego minifigures in the film (except for Michelangelo and Morgan Freeman's character).

He is really funny and his voice sounds a little bit like a squished segment

Milhouse is an underrated character. Make him at least top ten. It'll be the highest he's ever been.

Milhouse is a hilarious nerd who follows bart around everywhere! classic nerd best friend

16 Abraham Abe J. Simpson

Really? 13? This guy is so senile, stupid and useless. But that's what makes him hillarious. His stories that don't go anywhere, which reminds me of the time I went to India. I saw this man ride an Elephant, which reminds me of the time whe-zz

Abe Simpson is the most interesting Simpson. I love the story, where his former wrestling career is revealed. There is true depth to this character.

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

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

17 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.

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

This guy is so damn funny and that one treehouse of horror episode last line oh I wasted my life

He's so funny, and also a ton like me because basically all I ever do is sit on my computer.

I read that he has a section in Android's Dungeon where he keeps illegal videos

18 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!

He really goes through changes throughout the series.

They should make another episode about him and Lisa...

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

All you need to do is see him drive a bus off a cliff and you'll see how good he is

He's the funniest (I need water. 8 $. no way not I this lifetime

Dude atto rocks like the rocking zombies yo I mean look how he turned out

20 Santa's Little Helper

I heart him. Loved him since the first season

Such a cute "bird eating monster" (that's what Bart called him) I lovedogs

Santa's little helper is so cute.

The loyalty of the Simpson family.

21 Waylon Smithers

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 remember the day when I first heard about Waylon Smithers. My friend told me about him: "Waylon Smithers is HILARIOUS. He's Mr. Burn'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 Stacy dolls, of course) that Smithers focuses on and dedicates his life to. I'm the same way with my own work, ...more

Waylon Joseph Smithers is easily my favorite character in The Simpsons, and my second favorite character in all of media. (Right behind Bill Cipher) He’s relatable, sweet, has generally good morals, and knows when to interfere with Burns’ schemes. He’s just so genuinely amazing, and I can’t find one thing about him that I don’t like. His character is oddly realistic, and that makes him such a like able character as a whole.

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!

22 Principal Skinner Principal W. Seymour Skinner is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer.

Skinner is awesome with the Motorcycle and amazing at leading the school for a very long time. Perhaps a best character of the show as well. Otto is awesome with the bus, Wiggum is good at funny police guy. Another to mention is the neighbor Flanders. Should post private except they connect with Skinner well and the whole works quite well in Springfield.

Principal Seymour Skinner is one of those good principals. He always sticks to the rules and he is awesome in the 2014 annual comic strip "Kiss me bart Simpson! "

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! "

23 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".

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

The most underrated simpsons character and yet he is my favourite (along with Seymour skinner and chief wiggum)

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.

He should be known as "Guy Who You Feel Sorry For All The Time." He is still great.

24 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

The non retarded human version of Barney the dinosaur!

I really think that barney gumble is sweet...

Dumber than Homer and that's saying something

25 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!

Why the heck are there footprints on the ceiling-lol

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

He was showed in the Simpsons movie

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