Boss Rush Banter: Which The Simpsons Side Character is Your Favorite?

The Simpsons has found a place in the entertainment world for over 30 years, despite any debates in quality.

One of the show’s endearing traits is the wide cast of characters. This is the benefit of an animated show because fewer actors can provide voices to many different characters.

While the titular Simpson family plays a main role in the animated sitcom, it is the side characters that really bolster the show and make Springfield the quirky place with no state that everyone wants to visit.

So, which side character from The Simpsons is your favorite?

Image Credit: 20th Studios (via The Strong Style Smark)

There are various degrees of side characters in the show. There are some like Ned Flanders, Patty, Selma, Moe, and Chief Wiggum who show up regularly. On the other hand, there are many like Dr. Nick, Hans Moleman, Duffman, and many more who make sporadic appearances.

Many of these characters carry the voice of one of main cast members with Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer shouldering many of them. Others rely on celebrities to voice on sporadic appearances such as Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob and Glenn Close as Homer’s mom.

Having so many different characters really adds to the funniness of the show. A well-time joke from Reverend Lovejoy always lands better than if Homer or Bart tells it.

Each character has their place and having so many side characters really helps ensure that the main cast doesn’t get stale.

I’ve always loved Hans Moleman. The Simpsons loves making fun of the elderly and Moleman often gets the most brutal jokes that yield a big laugh. You don’t see him as much, but when he shows up, it is always worth it.

Video Credit: 20th Studios (via Jeff DeChambeau)

Another great side character is Sideshow Bob. Grammer absolutely kills — see what I did there? — as the voice actor. Bob doesn’t work without Grammer providing the voice and the Frasier-humor works here because The Simpsons is the opposite of Frasier.

There are so many great characters to choose from, including many that no longer appear like Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz due to Phil Hartman’s death. Each one plays a pivotal role in the show’s success and has helped The Simpsons have such a long run.

So what about you? Which side character from the Simpsons is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or by heading over to our Discord channel to join the conversation.

The Boss Rush Podcast: The Flagship Podcast of Boss Rush Media and the Boss Rush Network

The Boss Rush PodcastThe Boss Rush Podcast is the flagship podcast of Boss Rush Media and the Boss Rush Network. Each week, Corey, Stephanie, LeRon, and their friends from around the internet come together with other creators, developers, and industry veterans to talk about games they’ve been playing, discuss video game and entertainment based topics, and answer questions solicited on social media and the community Discord. 

New episodes of The Boss Rush Podcast release every Monday morning on YouTube and all major podcast applications like Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Patreon supporters gain one week early access

Listen on your favorite podcast application or watch on YouTube!
Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Twitch | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Amazon Music

Follow The Boss Rush Podcast on Social Media:
Twitter | Discord | Instagram | Twitch | YouTube | Facebook Group | Facebook

Featured Image: 20th Studios (via CinemaBlend)

2 thoughts on “Boss Rush Banter: Which The Simpsons Side Character is Your Favorite?

Leave a Reply