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Encyclopedia > Fat Tony
The Simpsons character
Fat Tony
Gender Male
Hair color Dark gray
Job Leader of the Springfield Mafia/Springfield 'Waste' Management
Relatives Wife: Anne Maria (deceased)
Son: Michael
Voice actor Joe Mantegna (also Phil Hartman, in the episode A Fish Called Selma only)
First appearance
The Simpsons Bart the Murderer

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Fat Tony is a pastiche of Mafia characters from movies and dramas. His fellow mobsters include Joey, Legs, Louie, and occasionally Johnny Tightlips. Tony's schemes have ranged from supplying rat's milk to the school cafeteria to dabbling in the illegal fireworks racket. His gang also attempts to monopolize various legitimate business, once waging war with the local Yakuza over Marge Simpson's pretzel business. The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic genre. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... Fourth of July fireworks in San Diego, California New Years Day fireworks at Seaport Village, California Preparing fireworks at Sayn Castle 4th of July fireworks in Portland, Oregon Fireworks at Epcot Center, Florida, USA. See the Video. ... For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... This article is about the baked snack. ...

Contents

Name

Fat Tony's actual name is the source of some dispute, as several different 'real' names have been revealed over the course of the series.


In the third-season episode Bart the Murderer, Fat Tony is referred in a news report given by Kent Brockman as William "Fat Tony" Williams. This may be his real name, or it may be a hastily-created pseudonym. Bart the Murderer is the fourth episode of the The Simpsons third season. ... Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... For other uses, see Alias. ...


In another episode, Frankie the Squealer reveals Fat Tony's real first name to be "Marion". This is possibly a reference to John Wayne, whose real name was Marion Morrison. The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ...


In the eighth-season episode The Homer They Fall, the announcer at Homer's boxing match against Drederick Tatum refers to Fat Tony as Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico. The Homer They Fall is the third episode of The Simpsons eighth season and originally aired November 10, 1996. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ...


Of course as a known mob boss, Fat Tony likely has numerous aliases, and it is possible that none of the above might be his 'real' name. His nickname also may be a reference to real-life mobster Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno. Anthony Salerno (1911 - July 27, 1992) was a member of the US Mafia and headed the Genovese family during the 1980s. ...


Fat Tony's name may have originated from the Italian last name 'Fatone'.


"Business" dealings

Fat Tony has been behind most of Springfield's criminal enterprises. Fat Tony's associates meet in what is known as the "Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club." Tony's rackets include the usual organized crime activities such as illegal gambling, cigarette trafficking, and rum running to more unusual activities. In "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" Homer contracted with the Springfield mafia to drive out Marge's rival snack food distributors to assist her pretzel franchise, demanding 100% of Marge's profits from her pretzel business in exchange, only to be stopped by the local yakuza brought in by Marge's rivals. Much of Springfield's municipal government is involved with the Mafia. Chief Wiggum has been seen taking bribes from Fat Tony, and in retaliation for a raid on their rat milk facility he attempted to take out a hit on mayor Joe Quimby. In "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge", Tony put out a contract on Homer after his private security business interfered with the mob's interests. Homer would have been executed gangland-style if not for Maggie coming to the rescue with her rifle. Marge usually has a more peaceful relationship with Fat Tony, even driving his son Michael home from school. In the episode "Moe Baby Blues", she mentions that the Mafia frequently congregates outside her house, and that she often brings them lemonade. Gamble redirects here. ... Unlit filtered cigarettes. ... Trafficking is a term to describe a transnational illegal activity, involving transporting, usually smuggling drugs, transporting small arms or people. ... Rum-running is the business of smuggling or transporting of alcoholic beverages illegally, usually to circumvent taxation or prohibition. ... Introduction The Twisted World of Marge Simpson is an episode from the eighth season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the baked snack. ... For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Joe Quimby,[1] a. ... “Papa’s Got a Brand New Badge” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... For the singer-songwriter, see Maggie Simpson (musician). ... Moe Baby Blues is the finale of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the drink made with lemons. ...


Voice Actor

Originally, Tony was going to be voiced by Hank Azaria; however, since Fat Tony wasn't a very good drawing, Groening decided to make a special guest voice on him. Groening chose Joe Mantegna.[citation needed] In DVD commentary it is stated that Mr. Mantegna is so enamored with the character that he has forbidden to allow anyone else to voice Fat Tony. However, this didn't stop Phil Hartman from filling in for him on one occasion, in "A Fish Called Selma."[citation needed] Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ... Phil Hartman (born as Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 23, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning actor, voice artist, comedian, graphic artist and writer. ... A Fish Called Selma is an episode of The Simpsons from season seven. ...


Info

Fat Tony appears in "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer". His son Michael is introduced (he was mentioned earlier in "Moe Baby Blues" and "The Seven-Beer Snitch") and Bart reveals that Fat Tony muscled McDonald's and Burger King out of Springfield so Krusty Burger can have a monopoly. The episode also reveals that Fat Tony's wife died of natural causes, and that he once nearly killed Chief Wiggum. He also hates Mondays. The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer is the first episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season, which originally aired September 10, 2006 and October 22, 2006 in The UK. It was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Michael Marcantel. ... Moe Baby Blues is the finale of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons. ... The Seven-Beer Snitch is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season, first aired on April 3, 2005 in the US. While the family visits Shelbyville, the citizens of Shelbyville call Springfields residents hicks. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... Krusty Burger establishment Krusty Burger is a fictional chain of fast-food restaurants as seen on The Simpsons. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ...


Though not strictly a "business" dealing, he has shown to be involved in gambling several times, most notably in the episode "Homie the Clown", in which he made numerous sports bets with Krusty. This article is about The Simpsons episode. ...


Character traits

Fat Tony with his son Michael.

Moe Baby Blues featured several references relating to Fat Tony. To entertain his subordinates, Fat Tony puts an orange slice in his mouth in imitation of Don Corleone from The Godfather. Minutes later, Fat Tony responds to an emotional scene by saying "I haven't cried this much since I paid to see Godfather III" (in which Mantegna played the character Joey Zasa, one of the inspirations for Fat Tony). His son's name is a reference to Michael Corleone. Image File history File links Fat_Tony_and_Michael. ... Image File history File links Fat_Tony_and_Michael. ... Moe Baby Blues is the finale of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Vito Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... This article is about the 1972 film. ... 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. ... Joey Zasa(1936-1979) is a fictional character appearing in the The Godfather, Part III. He was portrayed by Joe Mantegna. ... Michael Corleone is a fictional character and protagonist in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ...


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Fat Tony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (754 words)
Fat Tony is a pastiche of Mafia characters from endless movies and television dramas.
Tony's schemes have ranged from supplying rat's milk to the school cafeteria to dabbling in the illegal fireworks racket.
Fat Tony is set to appear in The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and His Homer.
FAT TONY - The DJ List (348 words)
DJ Fat Tony has become one of the most respected and in demand artists on both the gay and straight club scene.
The majority of the best clubs world-wide has experienced the unforgettable presence of Fat Tony and although Tony is now based mainly in London he still guests in the clubbing capitols of the world such as Ibiza, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Greece and Cyprus.
A couple of years ago Tony was diagnosed with cancer and fought hard to beat his illness, thankfully he was successful and his cancer has been in remission for over a year.
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