Top 10 Worst Simpsons Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

She used to be likeable and relatable back in the early seasons, but now she's just a stuck up know-it-all. She think that she's morally superior to everyone, constantly forcing her liberal ideas down everyone's throat. She's so preachy and annoying, no wonder nobody likes her. - UberHams

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

2 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

Ugh. I hate Marge for also that she always nags Homer about everything, but when she directly influences him, he gets into trouble.

When it was the Tax Day and Homer forgot to do the tax returns, she mentions that she put the tax forms on top of Homer's to-do pile a month ago. Like, was Homer ever going to look at this stupid pile? And Homer has a tendency to always do things the very wrong way, and if she is basically in charge of the household finances, why couldn't she do the taxes herself?

Then the one when Homer got into a fight with the garbagemen. And she wrote an apology letter and signed it in Homer's name! As Homer said, she signed away his dignity, and it set him off on a crazy rampage, which ultimately resulted in the destruction of Springfield. If she was going to do something like this, at least she could have kept her mouth shut on what she did, let Homer think he beat the city hall. But no. Darn.

3 Patty Bouvier

Patty and Selma always harass Homer, I think that before they seemed funny to me even if they didn't contribute anything to the show, they are bad with men, now I hate Patty because she is bad with Selma and doesn't let her have a normal life.

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!

4 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 a worser female character than Lisa and Marge.
Patty and Selma are similar just want Marge to break up with Homer. Remember when they lock Homer up in a room and the key is in a lollipop and he can't lick it to get it.

She is actually really annoying and disruptive

5 Martin Prince

Where do I start? first of all, he only cares about his stupid grades, second of all, he's a hypocrite and he doesn't care about anyone (not even my favourite character, Bart) third of all, he's just an ignorant idiot and his voice is absolutely UNBEARABLE! fourth of all, he's just there to be your average boring background character. Fifth of all, he's very annoying. Martin is awful. he's cheaply written as a character, his voice stinks, he's really ugly, he looks like someone the Wolverine would eat (and that's a good character if you ask me) Bart, if you're looking for someone to prank, Martin is one of those people. If I was his dad, then I'd send him to military school. If I was one of his friends, then I'd kick him right in the balls. Martin is one of those people that I just despise and if he's gonna end up in another Simpsons episode, I'd tell Matt Groening to kill him off. Yes, he's that bad.

How can this despicable character be a discount Ralph Wiggum when they're both in the SAME UNIVERSE?!

They really missed the mark when they banned Apu when it turns out, he was never really the true character we needed to move.

Also, props to the people in this comments writing about stuff by introducing us to the topic with, "Where do I start? "

Guys, he will probably be a retired character now.
or a non speaking role just on the bus and in the school or maybe because he is supposed to be a brain box say he went to that school for geniuses that Bart went to when he changed his name on the IQ test or just middle school.

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

6 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

Selma is not bad! She just wants to get married and have a normal life

7 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

Honestly two annoying bigheaded brats with annoying voices.

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.

8 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.

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

Skinner in the Classic era was one of the best characters... Not only he was Bart's foil, but also a man that even when he can be cynical, deep down has sweetness that is not shown very often. He is a huge victim of flanderization: he was always a dorky momma's boy, but much like Flanders religion, his mommy issues grew in his character like a tumor... In the Classic years he was more a mild mannered man with a hard past in the Vietnam war, and since season 10 or so, they made him a just a pathetic wet blanket of a man.
And because of his flanderization, his dynamic with Bart and the rest of the characters are not as funny or interesting as they used to be... just predictable.

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

He is an odd fellow, but I must say he steams a good ham

Is my least favourite character ever on the Simpsons.

10 Luann Van Houten

She is an awful wife and a neglectful mother. Kirk was a bit hard on her in the episode they divorced but I think it was because she was just an awful mom. Milhouse should live with Kirk in his apartment. - 445956

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?

The Contenders

11 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

No chat etcher development so he's boring and mundane

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.

Simpsons parody of Judge Judy.

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.

13 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

He's just cruel in one episode just cause Lisa had her own paper he tried to knock her off the road and she was in a car with Bart, Milhouse AND Homer. That would be 4 murders and he wouldn't even care my line to describe him is: He's so old he doesn't need a heart, just as well cause he never had one anyway.

14 The Blue-Haired Lawyer

I really enjoyed the moment when Skinner beats him and his goons.

The guy is a straight up Jackass who doesn't seem to have anything better to do than to either be Mr. Burns' go-to lawyer, or just show up and tell everyone about "Copyrighted Songs/Material" that nobody ever gives a damn about; Somebody please, put a bullet in this guy.

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

15 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.

His name is Gerald. I think he's funny, but it was so sad when he smashed the butterflies in

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

He's so annoying, I don't even know why Bart is friends with him. In some episodes he would even turn his back on Bart for his own selfish reasons. There's a reason why he's the most hated character in the show. - UberHams

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!

18 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

I am waiting to see him eradicate burns from existence

19 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

20 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".

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

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

He's funny


21 Agnes Skinner

She is a mean mother, but she's honestly pretty hilarious. I can't help but feel amused whenever she says "Seymour" - 445956

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

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

One of my least favorite Simpsons characters of all time.

22 James "Jimbo" Jones, Sr.

His name is Corky James Jones, and he is not a Sr. Its Kearney who is a dad - 445956

That Jimbo jerk bullies everyone for no reason and same with his other 2 friends (who are also jerks).

He doesn't really do anything.

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

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

How dare you put him on this list because he is the best character

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!

24 Kang

Kang is boring and he is irritating

25 Nelson

I always go "Ha Ha!" at the end of every Zelda boss battle. Yep. Nelson influenced me.

He was mean in like, the very beginnings of the show. He is now considered one of Bart's best friends. - 445956

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

I like his laugh

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