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Encyclopedia > Comic Book Guy
The Simpsons character
Jeff "Comic Book Guy" Albertson
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Job Proprietor of The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop
Relatives Unknown
Voice actor Hank Azaria
First appearance
The Simpsons "Three Men and a Comic Book"-"Husbands and Knives"

Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria, and first appeared in the episode "Three Men and a Comic Book". He is the proprietor of a comic book store, The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Comic Book Guy is based on "every comic-bookstore guy in America"[1] and represents the stereotypical image of the middle-aged, comic-book collecting nerd. Simpsons redirects here. ... Download high resolution version (375x630, 12 KB)Jeff Albertson (from The Simpsons) File links The following pages link to this file: List of recurring characters from The Simpsons Categories: Images with unknown source | The Simpsons ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... “Three Men and a Comic Book” is the 21st episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Husbands and Knives is the seventh episode of The Simpsons nineteenth season, and first aired on November 18, 2007. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... 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. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... “Three Men and a Comic Book” is the 21st episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Role in The Simpsons

Profile

Comic Book Guy is obese, nerdy, hairy and perhaps best known for his sarcastic quips. As implied in his nickname, he is obsessed with collecting comic books and is a very avid science fiction buff. He holds a master's degree in folklore and mythology (he translated The Lord of the Rings into Klingon as part of his thesis), has an IQ of 170 and is a member of the Springfield branch of Mensa[2] . His catch phrase is the declaration "Worst... (Noun)... ever", sometimes to the point of breaking the fourth wall. For example, in the episode "Saddlesore Galactica", he wears a T-shirt saying "Worst Episode Ever" while criticising the ideals behind the Simpson family such as keeping a horse since it had already been done[3]. Despite his solitary life, in The Simpsons Movie, minutes before his likely death, Comic Book Guy says that his obsessive comic book collecting is a "life well spent". Although In the Treehous of Horror VIII, when a nuclear bomb homes in on him, he says to himself "Ohh, I've wasted my life." Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. ... For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... This article is about the novel. ... The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol in Klingon) is the constructed language spoken by Klingons in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... This article is about the thesis in academia. ... IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... Mensa is the largest, oldest, and most famous high-IQ society in the world. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... In linguistics, a noun or noun substantive is a lexical category which is defined in terms of how its members combine with other grammatical kinds of expressions. ... The fourth wall is the imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ... Saddlesore Galactica is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ... The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...


Romance

Comic Book Guy was once married—in an online role-playing game. He and his Internet wife contemplated having children, but that would have severely drained his power crystals. He was shown paired with a woman during a mass-marriage that occurred when a cult took over Springfield, and presumably the two were wed in the mass ceremony. While part of an intellectual junta that briefly ran Springfield, he proposed plans to limit breeding to once every seven years (a reference to the Vulcan blood fever of mating, called Pon Farr), commenting that this would mean much less breeding for most, but for him, "much, much more"[2]. He was a virgin well into his forties[4] when he became romantically involved with Principal Skinner's mother Agnes (Chief Wiggum was notably repulsed when he and his officers stumbled upon the couple "in the act")[5]. He later dated Edna Krabappel and was shown with the Superman logo tattooed on his upper right buttock. Players interacting in Ultima Online, a classic MMORPG. Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of online computer role-playing games (CRPGs) in which a large number of players interact with one another in a virtual world. ... For the Vulcan homeworld, see Vulcan (Star Trek planet). ... Pon farr is a condition in the fictional Star Trek universe that induces the desire to mate in an adult Vulcan. ... Virgin redirects here. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ... Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and Principal Seymour Skinners mother, with whom he still lives. ... Police Chief Clancy Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ms. ...

The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop

Image File history File links Dungeon. ... Image File history File links Dungeon. ...

The Android's Dungeon

Comic Book Guy is the owner of The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, a local comic book store. Many of the comics and toys he sells are of poor-quality, and often for very high prices (for example, "The Ultimate Pog", $500). His store is his sanctuary, where he holds some level of self-esteem, imperiously lording over pre-teen kids, like Bart Simpson and Milhouse Van Houten, using a heavily sarcastic tone and often banning certain customers for minor infractions. His store contains a section full of illegal videos (which include Mr. Rogers drunk, Alien Autopsy, Illegal Alien Autopsy, a "good version" of The Godfather Part III, and Kent Brockman picking his nose)[5]. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... POG may mean: POG, a drink Pog, a gamepiece from a 1990s fad game POG is a three-letter acronym (or three-letter abbreviation) that may stand for: Personnel Other than Grunts Pediatric Oncology Group Pittsburgh Organizing Group Prisoner of Grants Polyphonic Octave Generator Category: ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, minister, songwriter and television host. ... The term alien autopsy is used within the UFOlogical community to refer to the supposed examination of an extraterrestrial cadaver by government authorities. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ...


Character

Creation

Comic Book Guy was partly inspired by a clerk at the Los Angeles Amok book shop who often "[sat] on the high stool, kind of lording over the store with that supercilious attitude and eating behind the counter a big Styrofoam container full of fried clams with a lot of tartar sauce."[1] Matt Groening noted that: "I can't tell you how many times people have come up to me and said, 'I know who you based that comic book guy on. It's that comic-book guy right down the block.' And I have to tell them, "No, it's every comic-bookstore guy in America"[1]. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ...


Hank Azaria based Comic Book Guy's voice on a student who went by the name "F", and lived in the room next door at his college, Tufts University.[6] Azaria also "loves that the character is an adult who argues with kids as if they're his peers."[1] Tufts University is a private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ...


Comic Book Guy's catch phrase is said to be mocking certain Simpsons fans who will race to the Internet to criticize the producers and writers of an episode they have just finished viewing and declare such episode to be the "Worst Episode Ever". Simpsons fans started this sometime in 1992 on the alt.tv.simpsons USENET newsgroup, and later on the Web, leading to an on-air reference to "alt.nerd.obsessive". A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... alt. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, decentralized, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ...


Name

A long-running gag on the show was never to reveal the character's name, with other characters referring to him as "Comic Book Guy". Finally, in the February 6, 2005 episode, "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass," Comic Book Guy nonchalantly told Ned Flanders, "My name is Jeff Albertson, but everyone calls me 'Comic Book Guy'"[7]. Show runner Al Jean remarked, "That was specifically done to make people really mad. We just tried to pick a generic name. It was also the Super Bowl show, so we did it so the most people possible would see it". Groening stated that he had originally intended him to be called Louis Lane and be "obsessed and tormented by" Lois Lane, but was out of the room when the writers named him[8]. The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Homer and Neds Hail Mary Pass is a Super Bowl themed episode of The Simpsons that aired after Super Bowl XXXIX. 23. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Show runner (alternatively showrunner,[1] or show-runner)[2] is a term used in the United States television industry referring to the person who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a television series, in other words, the person who runs the show. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For the Dutch girl group, see Loïs Lane. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d Joe Rhodes. "Flash! 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves", TV Guide, 2000-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b "They Saved Lisa's Brain". Selman, Matt; Michels, Pete. The Simpsons. Fox. No. 22, season 10.
  3. ^ "Saddlesore Galactica". Long, Tim; Kramer, Lance. The Simpsons. Fox. No. 13, season 11.
  4. ^ "Mayored to the Mob". Huage, Ron; Scott III, Swinton O.. The Simpsons. Fox. No. 9, season 10.
  5. ^ a b "Worst Episode Ever". Doyle, Larry; Nastuk, Matthew. The Simpsons. Fox. No. 11, season 12.
  6. ^ Azaria, Hank. (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fifth Season DVD commentary for the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  7. ^ "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass". Steven Dean Moore, Tim Long. The Simpsons. Fox. No. 8, season 16.
  8. ^ Larry Carroll. "'Simpsons' Trivia, From Swearing Lisa To 'Burns-Sexual' Smithers", MTV, 2007-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-07-29. 

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