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Encyclopedia > Abraham Simpson
The Simpsons character
Abraham Simpson
Gender Male
Hair color Yellow
Job Retired Soldier
Relatives Ex-Wives: Mona Simpson, Selma Bouvier
Siblings: Cyrus
Children: Homer, Herb
Daughter-in-law: Marge
Grandchildren: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie
Voice actor Dan Castellaneta
First appearance
Ullman shorts "Grampa and the Kids"
The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Abraham J. Simpson also known as Grampa Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. He is the father of Homer Simpson, and the grandfather of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 333 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (403 × 724 pixel, file size: 152 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Abraham Simpson http://www. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... This article is about a character from The Simpsons. ... This article or section should be merged with Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Herbert Anthony Herb Powell is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Danny DeVito. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Daniel Louis Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called... Season 2episode list header}} {{Template:Infobox Simpsons season 1 Season 2episode list}} Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] is the first episode of The Simpsons to air. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Daniel Louis Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...

Contents

Biography

Almost all of Grampa's biographical information is supplied by himself. Many of his stories seem to be wildly inaccurate, often physically or historically impossible, and occasionally inconsistent even with each other, suggesting that Abe is senile. As such, all information provided is taken with a grain of salt. Additionally, he suffers from sporadic narcoleptic attacks. Narcolepsy is a neurological condition characterized by severe fatigue, irresistible episodes of sleep and general sleep disorder. ...


Abraham J. Simpson, perennially known as "Grampa" Simpson, was born in the "Old Country", he apparently does not remember which. In the episode "Million Dollar Abie", he claims to be 83 years old, although he is sometimes described as older. He boasts of having been a watchman at Pearl Harbor, and claims that President Grover Cleveland spanked him on two nonconsecutive occasions. Million Dollar Abie is the sixteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908), the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, was the only President to serve non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). ...


Abe's recollections of his World War II experiences are sometimes implausible. Abe was not initially keen to fight in Europe. After the United States declared war he supposedly tried to avoid service by dressing in drag and playing for a women's baseball team in 1942, which kept him from serving for a year before he was eventually discovered. After "liberating" a stash of priceless art from the Nazis, his unit formed a tontine, and buried the art in a trunk at sea. Decades later, Burns tries to murder Abe in order to get the art, prompting Abe to violate the tontine. When Abe and Bart retrieve the art from Burns after a spectacular confrontation, the State Department arrives to give the art to their "rightful" owner, a snooty young German aristocrat. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A declaration of war is a formal declaration issued by a national government indicating that a state of war exists between that nation, and one or more others. ... A tontine is an investment vehicle which combines features of a group annuity, group life insurance, and a lottery. ... Department of State redirects here. ...


Abe fathered an illegitimate daughter in the United Kingdom the day before he joined the D-Day operations in Normandy. This daughter is seen in the same episode lending further credence to the idea that he served in Europe. Moreover, he once showed Bart and Lisa an album with photos of Germans killed by his platoon. This article is about the assault phase of Operation Overlord. ... For other uses, see Normandy (disambiguation). ... Platoon of the German Bundeswehr. ...

Abe with Zelda.

Abe was not a particularly caring father to Homer, as evidenced at one point when he tells his son, "Homer, you're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly. If a strange man offers you a ride, I say take it!" Homer does not normally appear to resent these casual abuses, though in one episode in which Abe calls Homer an accident, years of pent up anger on Homer's part leads to a temporary estrangement. Homer also takes every opportunity to ignore or eject his father, whom he placed in a dilapidated retirement home. Abe held a variety of postwar jobs, including a farmer in Homer's early childhood until the bank foreclosed. Abe was also a watchman at a cranberry silo for forty years. He spent most of this time living in a house he won on a crooked 1950s game show until he sold it to help Homer buy a house for his family. Abe moved in with the family, but was sent to a retirement home some three weeks later. Image File history File links Simpsons1313. ... Image File history File links Simpsons1313. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... A security officer guards a construction site. ... “Cranberries” redirects here. ... Bold text This article is about Storage Silos. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... A retirement home is a place of residence intended for the elderly. ...


Abraham Simpson is estranged husband to Mona Simpson, father to Homer Simpson, father-in-law to Marge Simpson and grandfather to siblings Bart, Lisa and Maggie. He also fathered two illegitimate children; a daughter named Abbie by a British lady named Edwina while in England during World War II and Herbert Powell with a carnival hooker. He was briefly married to Amber, the same woman Homer married on a Vegas binge. Also in The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album, the family tree shows his parents' names to be Orville Simpson and Yuma Hickman. Abe's brother Cyrus appeared in the Simpsons Christmas Stories" episode. Cyrus lives in Tahiti with multiple wives. Spoiler warning: Mona Simpson, a fictional character in the television series The Simpsons, is the mother of Homer J. Simpson and estranged wife of Abraham Simpson. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album (ISBN 0-06-096582-7) is a book, written by Matt Groening, that mimics a family album that the Simpsons television family would have. ... Orville Jay Simpson (April 16,1989-December 17, 1986) is the grandfather of Homer Jay Simpson. ... Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of the French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. ...


He was married for several years to Mona, who became entranced with the hippie lifestyle after watching Joe Namath on TV. She became a fugitive from justice after she abetted in the sabotage of a biological weapons research lab owned by Montgomery Burns. Abe tells a six-year-old Homer that Mona died while Homer was at the movies. Some three decades later, Mona and Homer have a chance encounter at Springfield Cemetery. Each thought the other was dead: she was visiting "his" grave, and he was visiting "hers". Homer takes her home to meet his family, where she spends the next few days. Mona is forced to go underground again when Burns again comes after her. Singer of a modern Hippie movement in Russia The hippie subculture was a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread around the world. ... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football Hall of Fame quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Biological Weapons: Friend or Foe? By Dom Harris There is great debate about whether biological weapons are good or bad, and whether the world should be concerned about their development. ... Castle Ashby Graveyard Northamptonshire A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. ...


Personality

The Springfield Retirement Castle, Abe's home.

Grampa Simpson is an old, grizzled, periodically incontinent and quite senile man, who lives in the Springfield Retirement Castle; which is a sad, lonely place filled with demented, crippled and depressed old people (a sign near the entrance says "Thank you for not discussing the outside world"). Abe also informs Lisa that residents are not allowed to read newspapers because "they angry up the blood". His closest friend appears to be Jasper, a fellow Retirement Castle resident. Image File history File links Springfield-retirement. ... Image File history File links Springfield-retirement. ... Springfield Retirement Castle The Springfield Retirement Castle is Springfields retirement home for the elderly. ... Jasper Beardley is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


He spends a good deal of his time writing letters of complaint. He once wrote to the President, complaining that there were too many states, and requesting that they get rid of three of them (simultaneously insisting that he was "not a crackpot"). He also wrote to "the sickos at Modern Bride Magazine" about his disgust at not seeing "one wrinkled face" or "a single toothless grin" in the publication. He also owns a 49-star American flag, because of his undefined hatred of the state of Missouri: "I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missoura." Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Union Jack. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...


He also is soundly rooted in his antiquated ways: "The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it." Like many of his fellow Retirement Castle residents, Abe is a devoted follower of Matlock. He even supports tearing down the Simpsons' house in order to complete construction of the proposed "Matlock Expressway". He seems to believe Matlock is a real person, suggesting they call him in to solve real-life crimes: "I say we call Matlock. He'll find the culprit. It's probably that evil Gavin MacLeod or George 'Goober' Lindsey." During a Matlock public appearance, Abe and Jasper swipe Matlock's pills, which were needed to prevent him from having a spastic heart failure. Once, reflecting on his lifetime, he lamented it as terribly boring and full of unruly teenagers, but then decided it was alright because "we did have two shows with Andy Griffith". The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ... The introduction of the metric system has faced popular opposition in a number of countries over the past two hundred years. ... A rod is a unit of length, equal to 5. ... A hogshead is a large cask of liquid (less often, of a food commodity). ... Matlock was a long-running American television legal drama. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... Gavin MacLeod (born February 28, 1930) is an American actor, notable for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat. ... George Lindsey (born December 17, 1935) is an American character actor. ... Jasper Beardley is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Not to be confused with Andy Griffiths. ...


Character

Creation

Groening famously named the five main Simpson characters after members of his own family: his parents, Homer and Margaret (Marge or Majorie in full), and his younger sisters, Lisa and Margaret (Maggie). Claiming that it was a bit too obvious to name a character after himself, he chose the name "Bart," an anagram of brat.[1][2] When it came time to give Grampa Simpson a first name, Groening says he refused to name him after his own grandfather, Abraham Groening, leaving it to other writers to choose a name. By coincidence, the writers chose the name Abraham, unaware that it was also the name of Groening's grandfather.[3] For the game, see Anagrams. ...


References

  1. ^ BBC. (2000). The Simpsons: America's First Family (6 minute edit for the season 1 DVD) (DVD). UK: 20th Century Fox.
  2. ^ Duncan, Andrew (September 18-24 1999). Matt Groening. Radio Times. Retrieved on September 19, 2007.
  3. ^ Groening, Matt. (2002). The Simpsons season 2 DVD commentary for the episode "Old Money" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.

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External links


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Abraham Simpson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3164 words)
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Abraham J. Simpson, perennially known as "Grampa" Simpson, was born in the "Old Country" as the son of Orville Simpson and Yuma Hickman.
Abraham Simpson is estranged husband to Mona Simpson, father to Homer Simpson, father-in-law to Marge Simpson and grandfather to siblings Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
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