Top 10 Worst Simpsons Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

What used to be one of the most likeable characters has slowly evolved season by season into the most hated. Newer seasons involve Lisa taking the moral high ground on nearly every topic, and criticises everyone that doesn't share her view. In older seasons, Lisa wasn't the person to make funny remarks, but she certainly knew how to make a scene its funniest. Her insight concluded episodes in the best possible way and had a huge impact on the also lost heart-warming scenes; her performances left you in tears. Now, Lisa is a boring character with most episodes centred towards her, and even some times having whole episodes dedicated to her on boring issues. Although Lisa is a family member of the Simpsons, she isn't the centre of the family, and because of this focus she has turned into the character that nobody likes.

Lisa actually used to be a likeable character, although not too many peoples favorite. She used to be a voice of reason and pretty much the only logical one most of the time. The writers made her so awfully annoying by having her be so smug and confident of her "moral superiority", intellect, faith (or lack of) and ideas, believing that anyone else is wrong. Probably one of the worst offenses of this is in "Lisa the Vegetarian" when she first becomes one. There's nothing wrong with making her a vegetarian, the problem is she instantly became too preachy. She decides to ruin a barbecue hosted by the family just for serving meat. Another example is in "Lisa the Skeptic". Marge tells her that she believes in angels which prompts Lisa to say that she thought Marge was an intelligent person, which insinuates that by Marge believing in angels she is stupid. - FirearmsKill

If you've ever watched the Simpsons shorts from 1989 you'd probably call Lisa's character great, she's perfectly believable, not quite as foolish as Bart and loves to tease him, and for the first Season and maybe the second, she was still much like this, slowly though, over 10 years or so, her character was shilled out and she became a petty unloveable voice for the writers liberal opinions, I watch the Simpsons for comedy, for a touching story, yet now Lisa is here to present us with why we are ALL wrong, how we should ALL be like her.

I don't hate Lisa, I love Lisa, she's great, she was great, but the Lisa on the show isn't Lisa anymore, Bart might be Bart, Homer is just stupid now, Marge is well, characterless, but Lisa was picked up and removed, and replaced with the writers backward unwanted opinions instead, Lisa has no character anymore outside of being, supposedly "smart" and subsequently always "right"

When the Simpsons ends, or resets (God willing) I hope that ...more

Annoying, know it all and political

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2 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.

Marge is a nag, a hypocrite, vindictive, a control freak, and stubborn to an almost belligerent degree. In one of the earliest episodes of the entire series, Marge willingly spends time with a seductive bowler just because she feels Homer doesn't respect her enough. He even comes right out and asks her to spend the night with him, and she agrees - only finally deciding against it days later when she's already in the car on the way to his house. ONE episode later she throws Homer out of the house, screaming, crying and questioning whether he has a soul, because he was encouraged to dance with a (clothed) bellydancer for a few seconds at a coworker's bachelor party (which she only discovered because she let Bart wander unsupervised in the same restaurant).

In another episode Marge demands that Homer go to a couple's therapy retreat because he got drunk at her house party. Once there Marge complains about Homer so much that the others in attendance begin to fall asleep. Speaking ...more

And what's funny about Homer getting drunk at the house party is when a season earlier, in the episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home" (the one where Homer forces everyone to go to therapy), Marge gets drunk in public, but Homer doesn't get excessively angry with her about it. - KalloFox34

She ruins everything fun that the rest of the family does. She destroyed the burlesque house, the fighting sport thing (forget the name), itchy&scratchy all because SHE didn't like it. She thinks that nobody should be able to enjoy anything that she doesn't enjoy. She barely does anything funny, actually, she makes the show LESS funny.

And that episode where she didn't liked Homer doing piracy and made the most stupid thing ever made in the show by reimbursing the money of the pirate movie to Hollywood, and causing Homer to go to Jail. I never hated her more than in that moment.

As an atheist, I really hate when Marge forces her narrow-minded, annoying religious views on her family.

When Homer is sleeping, she still takes it upon herself to force Homer to get up for church EVEN when it's too cold outside "It's church, you have to go". And then, when Homer rips his pants, she groans when Homer opts to stay home, when yet it is really cold outside, and also the church's furnace isn't working.
Then, she refuses to accept Homer's arguments for giving up church - like, "what's the point of going to some building every Sunday", and praying for the God to show Homer "the error of his ways", when the God tells Homer that he has a point.

Then, when Bart asks Marge why they have to go to church when Homer gets to stay home, she just dodges the question and claims that "she has a responsibility to raise the kids right, and that unless Homer changes his ways, she'll have to tell them that he's wicked". And tells ...more

She fast go mad, she kicks homer out of he's own house, if somthing don't like she trys destroy or get to like to her self(ufc arena, ichy &and scrachy and more)

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3 Patty Bouvier

It was between Patty and Terri/Carrie. The sad thing is that I actually like Selma as a character, she wants to better herself and be happy. Patty on the other hand, knows how cold-hearted she is, has accepted it, and does nothing to change it. She might be funnier than Terri/Carrie, but they never have more than like a 10 second role. Also, Lisa doesn't deserve this much hate, many of the best more dramatic Simpsons episodes have revolved around her. Admittedly, they did take her reputation as the voice of reason character and used it to be very preachy in later seasons, but she had a lot of good moments. Also, I still think the Simpsons is still a good show, it's just the bar was set so high that even an 8/10 show looks like crap next to early Simpsons.

Either of Marge's sisters deserve this title! They exist solely to bring misery to others, though their main target is Homer (not that he doesn't deserve it from time to time, but I can't enjoy it, they're such festering piles of hate). - MortalAnonymous

Part of liking the Simpsons is hating Patty and Selma!

Selma > Patty

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4 Helen Lovejoy Helen Lovejoy

So mean and so boring. Really should of died instead of Maude Flanders.

Maude Flanders died because of her Voice Actress Contract Expires or Something - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

I hope a car runs her over.

She is actually really annoying and disruptive

She is SO annoying and gossips bout everything! I just want to kick her!

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5 Baby With The Unibrow

not a very cute baby with that unibrow and so rude to maggie simpson!

The baby is so creepy and stupid. Why did they create such a pointless character?

Because he's totally in all the episodes and constantly antagonizing everyone. In case you can't tell I was being sarcastic - ralphie

Oh yeah that baby who is never in the show, EVER, Anyway why is Ned, Marge and Lisa on this list? They are all awesome.

You mean Gerald? - KalloFox34

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6 Martin Prince Martin Prince

Martin Is a Little Stuck-Up Snob, He Only Cares About Himself and His Grades

He is just so lame boring and annoying

Lisa should not be first. She's a bit boring, but is good when she's around Bart and Sideshow Bob.

Goody goody, I hope bart pranks him

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7 Selma Bouvier

Rude to Homer but maybe because she's under the influence of Patty? All Selma wants to do is get married and have a normal life, for that I can't hate her.

Take Selma off! All she wants is to get married and have a normal life, unlike Patty who just exists to be rude.

Why are the Flanders on this list? - attarj

She's funny. she is also kind of rude to homer but patty is worse

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8 Luann Van Houten

I want to punch her. What did Kirk ever do to her

She's really rude to Marge in one episode. She's a terrible mother and character who serves no point and is useless she only exists for cheap jokes by Milhouse and Dad

The reason I stopped watching after season 8, not so coincidentally when she got divorced and became downright insufferable. Why couldn't Milhouse divorce her, too?

Poor Kirk. Kirk deserves better. And Luann deserves worse!

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9 The Blue-Haired Lawyer

He has an annoying voice and he ruins everything. They need to kill him off!

The worst stereotype of a lawyer I have ever seen. Hopefully a real lawyer will sue him out of the show. Oh and if you want to hear someone who is a sue happy, I recommend weird Al's I'll sue ya

He is so rude to everyone and his voice is so annoying they he needs to be killed off.

Too astute and professional. One dimensional character.

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10 Gil Gunderson

He is quite annoying and he fakes being poor and sad to get advantages like when he hustled Lisa or lived with Marge and got a good house I just don't like him - thomaszhu4

I like Gil. He's a funny character.

He's alright but he's a poor man's Lionel Hutz

Gil is alright, not as bad as millhouse that's for sure

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The Contenders

11 Artie Ziff

This guy should be number 1. He is an annoying creepy jerk who ruins everything. He is not even a big part of the show. He should be killed off.

Artie is very filthy and arrogant. Marge made the right devision to take Homer as man.

Don't tell about my "busy fingers"

Once a narcissistic rat, always a narcissistic rat.

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12 Judge Constance Harm

She actually resided in a case that she was the plaintiff. That's illegal because it violates the constitutional right to a fair trial.

Even Patty and Selma are exquisite compared to this hag and that's saying a lot! Also, that voice of hers is more annoying than hell. Whenever I see her onscreen, I just want to punch that hideous face of hers.

She's a b...ig meanie!

Guys, she was made to be the worst, stop putting dick charcters as bad characters. If there's anything, Characters meant to be pro-opinion characters, but come out awful (LISA) are the ones to be voted bad.

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13 Mr. Burns Mr. Burns

Why is he on this. Everybody that voted for him is one of those over sensitive people who hate because he is "evil" and "mean". That's the funny and unique part to his character, otherwise, it's like having no villain in a film just because "he's a big ol' meany".

Why is Mr Burns on this list? He is number #3 on best character list laugh out loud

Mr burns is by far the worst character in the simpsons. He doesn't have a heart. Think about who shot mr burns. How can you not hate this guy

I think he's funny - KalloFox34

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

Bart's right! Skinner is a wiener! - Goatworlds

Is my least favourite character ever on the Simpsons.

Sometimes I want to punch him he is so annoying!

Steamed Hams? - AdamDestructorJr.

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15 Sherri and Terri

Brats. Brats to the core. They only liked Lisa cause she had a pool in one episode. Typical spoilt brat cliche!

So mean I want to punch them

But funny in I think was their first episode (Season 1 Homer's Odyssey - Homer becomes safety inspector) Mrs Krabappel Bart be more like Sherri and Terri now they know how to behave. Little halos appear over their head and then they kiss Bart to his horror he yells.

Lisa has a big butt, Lisa has a big butt...
"Sleeping with the Enemy" (Season 15)

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16 Rod Flanders

He is not seen verey much so you can't really say but by the way maggie is not the worst character

Too religious


17 Millhouse Van Houten

This kid is annoying and is constantly spewing nonsense at better characters. There are so many more deserving characters that fans don't seem to like, Sideshow Mel for example.

He has one of the most annoying voices in the world. I think that Bart should be friends with someone else.

I can't stand Millhouse, his voice is so irritating and annoying, it drives me crazy. He's definitely in my opinion the worst character. The other character I hate who should be on the top 10 is the Bumblebee man! He's not shown on all that much. But he's just such a stupid and pointless character he gets on my nerves!

I hate that little annoying ****. Lisa deserves someone better

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18 Tod Flanders

He doesn't have much character development other than being good which kinda makes him a tacky Gary Stu.

The only funny thing about him was when he was scared by a moth

I don't get what is wrong with him. If any one ned Flanders. Same with rod

Naive and wimpy.

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19 Mr. Smithers

I'm surprised nobody has made any homophobic comments. - DapperPickle

He loves mr burns but never tells him or does anything about it so he's useless

Hates and loves all the employes

Awww! I ship him with Mr Burns.

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20 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".

What's wrong with hans moleman all his purpose is is getting tortured, or is that literally the reason you hate him

Poor fella, he's the guy you ought to feel sorry for.

He's funny

Strange guy

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21 Ned Flanders

Ned was funny, but now he is so Christian-extremist that I feel sorry for his kids (as stupid and annoying as they may be) and he is homophobic.

He was funny in the first 12 seasons, but he's been unnecessary to the show lately.

I'm okay with him being Christian I'm a Christian myself but Ned Flanders acts like everything else is evil. If an Atheist were to move into the neighborhood Ned Flanders would hat him/her. God wouldn't want that. - HeavyDonkeyKong

If nothing else, shortly before Maude died he started being overused/seen too much, and after she died it only got worse.

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22 James "Jimbo" Jones, Sr.

He doesn't really do anything.


A uselesss unfunny unfunctional joke machine isn't funny and unwanted

23 Agnes Skinner

She's a person who thinks that's she's tougher than anyone. It's annoying.

She is such a jerk to her own son. She will never admit that she is old

She's a jerk to EVERYONE not just Skinner

Agnes Skinner is just cruel to Seymour for no reason. Not funny and very unlikable.

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24 Kang

Kang is boring and he is irritating

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

AWESOMELY AMAZING CHARACTER. He isn't overrated. I feel like there aren't enough episodes about him. He is definitely in my top five characters on the show. He's diabolical, cultured, hilarious, clever, and has an english accent! What can be better?

What the heck he's hilarious

What the hell man? Sideshow Bob is awesome!

Overrated as f... Whenever we see this guy in an episode, it means always the same sh... He comes up with an evil plan (try to kill Bart 90% of the times), fails and returns to prison. It gets old too soon

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26 Nelson

I used to not like him in old Simpsons, but then newer Simpsons came along and I started liking him.

I like his laugh

Nelson fills that place of the well-developed bully in the Simpsons. He is in no way one of the worst. - AdamDestructorJr.

Really annoying

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27 Mayor "Diamond Joe" Quimby

Worst character ever, constantly breaking law and getting away with it just because he's the stupid mayor. Not to mention he's sexist and thinks he's the boss of every thing and also he's voice is sooo irritating.

28 Rabbi Krustofsky


Did anyone really care for him? And (SPOILER ALERT) his death wasn’t very dramatic either.

29 Dr. Marvin Monroe

Should never have returned after being in one episode, pointless unfunny character.

30 Ashley Grant

She judged and told everyone when homer took the gummy off her pants

31 Professor August
32 Elmo

He's very unnecessary.

33 Database

He's Matt Groening's least favorite character so...

I hate him

Nerd :O

34 Francine Rhenquist
35 Bumble Bee Man


36 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.

He is not really that funny, but his voice is incredibly irritating, plus his character has always been dull and uninteresting.

I feel very sorry for Kristy the Clown fans (especially Bart) because little kids look up to him as a role model and doesn't even know that Krusty smokes, takes too much drugs, etc. He is also a terrible father to his own daughter and only about himself.

Any episode that's focused on Krusty is just repeatable and are all the same just slightly different with the writing.

Sad, Depressed, Addict, Stupid, Mean, Annoying

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37 Mrs. Muntz

She stretches the rating way too far!

38 Snowball 1

She comes back to life and tries to kill lisa you r a meanie

What episode does she do that?

Snowball 1 only appeared in a few episodes, it don't think this should be on the list, but voting for it is the only way to comment... - Harri666

39 Moe Szyslak

Okay now your just putting everyone you think of on this list I've commented on about 10 characters on this list already because they shouldn't be on this list and moe is one of them

He stole Homers idea of the flaming Moe and almost made him in the bowling episode

The only good thing about this character is the suicide gag... and I hope he succeeds, soon. I've only watched one of his episodes, and it was the worst ever made. I was introducing my friend to the show, and now he thinks I'm retarded because I waste my time like that.

Wait... So what you are saying is that your friend has never heard of the simpsons. Wow, I feel sorry for your friend

He literally doesn’t care about anyone apart from Homer (occasionally), and even then he still tried to move in on Marge while Homer’s back was turned. He only cares about his love life which is just depressing. Seriously, if you’re sixty and don’t have a girlfriend/wife, just give up. He doesn’t deserve the five-second love the show gives him. I’m glad his relationships die.

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40 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.

Willie is a funny character why is he on here?

He is creppy

What, he's a good character. He's provided some of the funniest moments in the series! - KalloFox34

41 Abe Simpson Abe Simpson

What the hell is Abe doing here? He's hilarious!

Why is he on this list he is so funny!

I find him funny

I hate him a lot because is worst character should be in top 1

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42 Lenny

What a terrible character. He's a fake friend for Homer, costantly betrays him and makes fun of him whenever he can or exploits him. He deserves an actual Treehouse Of Horror death that sticks in the real plot. Plus, The Phantom Menace is good!

He is so fat

43 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.

The millennial's number one choice for best character ever. I don't know what's more irritating: The fact that we're supposed to find it funny that an imbecile's non-sequiturs display a stupidity bordering on developmental disability, or the fact that every fan and their friends have turned him into a folk hereo for the sake of hipster irony.

He's like he's autistic but I don't think he is he's just immature and undeveloped and stupid. I have autism and I was and am much, much, much, much, much cleverer than him.

He's so stupid! He is the most annoying thing ever. He is stupid, fat, and immature, and just a nuisance.

After reading the top comment and the one at the bottom, now I see what I. M. Meen sees in smart children...

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44 Roger Meyers Jr.
45 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.

I honestly don't know why he is on this list he's pretty funny

Worst Choice Ever (eh, get it, get it?!?!

46 Maude Flanders

She is just so annoying and never says anything truly funny

She is straight up boring. When she died, the priest talked about how she wasn't special in the show.

She was actually a good character and didn't deserve to die.

Probably even worse than Helen Lovejoy.

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47 Timothy Lovejoy
48 Edna Krabappel

Edna is actually a pretty good character. Shame Marcia Wallace is no longer alive :(

She is the most stupitist simpson character EVER!

49 Carl

He stole the winning lotto and kept the money for himself

He's greedy and rude.

But he did it rto sve some one like robin hood

50 Dewey Largo


My top 10 least favorite characters:
10. Sherri
9. Kearney Zzyzwicz
8. Kirk van Houten
7. Jimbo Jones
6. Poonam Nahasapeemapetilon
5. Dolph Starbeam
4. Anoop Nahasapeemapetilon
3. Krusty's friend (from Kamp Krusty)
2. Terri

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