Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons.
50 Facts About Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared, along with the rest of his family, in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19,1987.
Homer Simpson named the character after his father, Homer Groening.
Homer Simpson is the nominal foreman of the paternally eponymous family.
Homer Simpson is one of the most influential characters in the history of television, and is widely considered to be an American cultural icon.
Homer Simpson was named the greatest character "of the last 20 years" in 2010 by Entertainment Weekly, was ranked the second-greatest cartoon character by TV Guide, behind Bugs Bunny, and was voted the greatest television character of all time by Channel 4 viewers.
For voicing Homer Simpson, Castellaneta has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance and a special-achievement Annie Award.
Homer Jay Simpson is the bumbling husband of Marge, and father to Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.
Homer Simpson is the son of Mona and Abraham "Grampa" Simpson.
At the nuclear plant, Homer Simpson is often ignored and completely forgotten by his boss Mr Burns, and he constantly falls asleep and neglects his duties.
Nevertheless, in several episodes, events in Homer Simpson's life have been linked to specific time periods.
My father was an athletic, creative, intelligent filmmaker and writer, and the only thing he had in common with Homer Simpson was a love of donuts.
Homer and the Simpson family remained the main characters on this new show.
Homer Simpson is overweight and bald, except for a fringe of hair around the back and sides of his head and two curling hairs on top, and his face always sports a growth of beard stubble that instantly regrows whenever he shaves.
The entire Homer Simpson family was designed so that they would be recognizable in silhouette.
The basic shape of Homer Simpson's head is described by director Mark Kirkland as a tube-shaped coffee can with a salad bowl on top.
Homer Simpson is heavier; one of the hairs on top of his head was removed; and an extra line was placed under the eye.
The episode features Homer Simpson forming a barbershop quartet called The Be Sharps; and, at some points, his singing voice is provided by a member of The Dapper Dans.
But, around the fourth season, Homer Simpson became more of the focus.
Homer Simpson's behavior has changed a number of times through the run of the series.
Homer Simpson was originally "very angry" and oppressive toward Bart, but these characteristics were toned down somewhat as his persona was further explored.
In early seasons, Homer Simpson appeared concerned that his family was going to make him look bad; however, in later episodes he was less anxious about how he was perceived by others.
At voice recording sessions, Castellaneta has rejected material written in the script that portrayed Homer Simpson as being too mean.
For example, in "When You Dish Upon a Star", the writers included a scene where Homer Simpson admits that he cannot read.
Homer Simpson has a low intelligence level and is described by director David Silverman as "creatively brilliant in his stupidity".
Homer Simpson often spends his evenings drinking Duff Beer at Moe's Tavern, and was shown in the episode "Duffless" as a full-blown alcoholic.
Homer Simpson is very envious of his neighbors, Ned Flanders and his family, and is easily enraged by Bart.
The first instance of Homer Simpson strangling Bart was in the short "Family Portrait".
Homer Simpson has an apparently vacuous mind, but occasionally exhibits a surprising depth of knowledge about various subjects, such as the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States, Inca mythology, bankruptcy law, and cell biology.
Homer Simpson's mind has a tendency to offer dubious advice, which occasionally helps him make the right decision, but often fails spectacularly.
Homer Simpson's mind has even become completely frustrated and, through sound effects, walked out on Homer.
Homer Simpson has everything wrong with him, every comedy trope.
Homer Simpson was placed second on TV Guide's 2002 Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters, behind Bugs Bunny; fifth on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters, one of only four cartoon characters on that list; and first in a Channel 4 poll of the greatest television characters of all time.
Homer Simpson was the runaway winner in British polls that determined who viewers thought was the "greatest American" and which fictional character people would like to see become the President of the United States.
In 2022, Paste writers claimed that Homer Simpson is the second best cartoon character of all time.
In 2017, Homer Simpson was celebrated by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, to honor the 25th anniversary of the episode "Homer at the Bat".
Homer Simpson is an "everyman" and embodies several American stereotypes of working class blue-collar men: he is crude, overweight, incompetent, dim-witted, childish, clumsy and a borderline alcoholic.
Homer Simpson is not politically correct, he is more than happy to judge others, and he certainly does not seem to be obsessed with his health.
Homer Simpson continually fails at being a good father, but he never gives up trying, and in some basic and important sense that makes him a good father.
Homer Simpson is one of the most popular and influential television characters by a variety of standards.
USA Today cited the character as being one of the "top 25 most influential people of the past 25 years" in 2007, adding that Homer Simpson "epitomized the irony and irreverence at the core of American humor".
In 2003, Matt Groening revealed that his father, after whom Homer Simpson was named, was Canadian, and said that this made Homer Simpson himself a Canadian.
The character was later made an honorary citizen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, because Homer Simpson Groening was believed to be from there, although sources say the senior Groening was actually born in the province of Saskatchewan.
In 2007, an image of Homer was painted next to the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset, England as part of a promotion for The Simpsons Movie.
Homer Simpson has appeared, voiced by Castellaneta, in several other television shows, including the sixth season of American Idol where he opened the show; The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he performed a special animated opening monologue for the July 24,2007, edition; and the 2008 fundraising television special Stand Up to Cancer where he was shown having a colonoscopy.
On February 28,1999, Homer Simpson was made an honorary member of the Junior Common Room of Worcester College, Oxford.
Homer Simpson has been cited in the scientific literature, in relation to low intelligence or cognitive abilities.
In June 2009, Dutch automotive navigation systems manufacturer TomTom announced that Homer Simpson would be added to its downloadable GPS voice lineup.
Homer Simpson has appeared in every one of The Simpsons video games, including the most recent, The Simpsons Game.
Alongside the television series, Homer regularly appeared in issues of Simpsons Comics, which were published from November 29,1993, until October 17,2018.