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Encyclopedia > Hans Moleman
The Simpsons character
Hans Moleman
Gender Male
Hair color Bald
Job Several different jobs
Relatives Wife: (Unnamed)
Voice actor Dan Castellaneta
First appearance
The Simpsons Principal Charming

Hans Moleman is a fictional character on The Simpsons and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. He normally appears in a running gag, where he usually suffers unfortunate, nearly always tragic, events. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (568x800, 162 KB) Hans Moleman, a character on The Simpsons. ... Daniel Louis Dan 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. ... Principal Charming is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons second season, airing on February 14, 1991. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Daniel Louis Dan 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 running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...

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Biography

"I think that I shall never see... my cataracts are blinding me."

Hans Moleman is the retconned name of the character. He is a 4 ft 4 in, 140 lb mole-like man with extremely bad luck. Although apparently elderly, he claims to be only 31 years old (his driver's license says he was born August 2, 1961; this episode aired in the early 1990s, and birth years have been changed in the series to keep characters the same age), but due to his heavy drinking, he appears much older. He has cataracts and is almost entirely blind (which has severely impaired his reading ability) and has used medical marijuana. He carries a brown cane with him everywhere, which has once been shown to contain a hidden sword. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Mole. ... This article is about good and bad fortune. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Human eye cross-sectional view, showing position of human lens. ... Cannabis sativa extract. ...


Hans usually drives a 1977 AMC Gremlin, although in "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"" he drives a 1995 Ford Contour. (In "Treehouse of Horror IV", when Bart tells Otto Mann about a monstrous gremlin on the side of the bus, Otto mistakes Moleman's AMC Gremlin vehicle for Bart's claims, and rams it off the road - it veers towards a tree, but stops at a perfect distance, which then only leads the car to exploding, parodying the vehicle's alleged shoddiness), When the Department of Motor Vehicles (where Patty and Selma work) is shown, Moleman is often getting his driver's license approved or voided. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The AMC Gremlin was the first American subcompact car. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Ford Contour is a North American variant of the European Ford Mondeo sedan previously sold by Ford Motor Company. ... Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on October 28, 1993. ... Otto Mann (born January 18, 1963) is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... In the United States of America, Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is a commonly used name of the government agency of a U.S. state which administers the registration of automobiles (e. ...


His home address is 920 Oak Grove, Springfield, USA 90701. (In reality, 90701 is the zip code for Artesia, California.) He has also been seen living at the Springfield Retirement Castle. Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Mr. ... Artesia is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Springfield Retirement Castle The Springfield Retirement Castle is Springfields retirement home for the elderly. ...


Careers

He runs an early morning radio show, on Springfield's jazz station KJAZZ-FM, in which he introduces himself as "This is Moleman in the Morning, Good Moleman to you". One of his other jobs was driving a truck filled with sugar (which he subsequently flipped onto its side, spilling its contents, much to Homer's delight.) He is often seen driving other types of trucks as well. In another episode ("Homer's Triple Bypass"), he is seen transporting the birthplace of Edgar Allan Poe in a truck. He also teaches an orange-eating class at the Adult Learning Centre in Springfield. On another occasion, it is implied that he works at a bird sanctuary, as he has to order a bird seed bell ("No, that's too big"). He once worked as a postal worker. He once worked as a janitor at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and received a severe head wound ("Oh no, my brains.") from Mr. Burns when Moleman asked Burns for seventeen dollars for a push-broom rebristling; Burns, high on ether, mistook him for the Lucky Charms leprechaun and went to his skull with a power drill. He has also been seen representing a Solar Power company in The Last Temptation of Homer. In Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder, in a reference to the supervillain Mole Man, Homer stumbles across Hans Moleman as the leader of a race of Mole People in an underground fortress complete with earthquake machines ("There is no escape from the fortress of the Moles!"). Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Homers Triple Bypass is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fourth season, which originally aired on December 17, 1992. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... Itchy & Scratchy Land is the fourth episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ... A postal worker is one who works for a post office, such as a mail carrier. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... Charles Montgomery Burns, normally referred to as Mr. ... This article is about the chemical compound. ... “They’re always after ‘me Lucky Charms!” Lucky Charm redirects here. ... This article is about the creature in Irish mythology. ... The Last Temptation of Homer is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder is the sixth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... The Mole Man is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Most recently, he has been sighted working as a teller at the First Bank of Springfield. The landscape of Springfield. ...


Accidents

Hans has escaped death innumerable times, usually highly improbably. He survived his car blowing up, catching on fire due to the powerful magnifying effect of his glasses, Montgomery Burns drilling into his brain, capital punishment (in a local jail) after Homer eats his last meal, being buried alive, and being engulfed by the "anti-escape bubble" that was attempting to catch Marge (a parody of a similar device from the 60s show the Prisoner). Many times people will totally disregard him, usually leading to something like death, or simply imprisonment, but since he appears, even after "dying", those later appearances could indicate he survived. He has also had several accidents where he was not severely injured. He further angered the crowd at Bart and Lisa's junior hockey final because he fell down the steps then shouted 'We paid for blood!'. He also crashed his 1959 Cadillac into the side of Springfield's Planet Hype restaurant (which Marge mistook for a clever decoration). Charles Montgomery Burns, normally referred to as Mr. ... Lisa on Ice is the eighth episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ...


Character origins

Moleman first appeared as a character model for the season two episode "Principal Charming", but he looked so shrivelled and unrealistic that some one proclaimed to look like a "mole man". However, he was used in several episodes and later became a recurring character.[1] According to the episode "Principal Charming", his name was Ralph Melish, which is a reference to the Monty Python sketch "The adventures of Ralph Melish: Hot Dog and Knickers" from The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief.[2] According to a DVD commentary for one episode, some number of viewers were offended by Moleman's appearance, and he was reused in order to annoy people of such a viewpoint.[citation needed] Matt Groening has claimed that Hans Moleman was inspired by Tex Avery's Droopy Dog, who shares many of Moleman's deadpan and unassuming mannerisms.[citation needed] The Simpsons second season originally aired between October 1990 and July 1991, beginning on October 11, 1990. ... Principal Charming is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons second season, airing on February 14, 1991. ... Principal Charming is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons second season, airing on February 14, 1991. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief was the fourth album by the Monty Python comedy group, released in 1973. ... Frederick Bean Fred/Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... A standard Droopy opening title card from the early 1950s. ...


Love Life

Moleman went on one date with Selma Bouvier.


References

  1. ^ Silverman, David. (2004). The Simpsons season 7 DVD commentary for the episode "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  2. ^ Mirkin, David. (2004). The Simpsons season 7 DVD commentary for the episode "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Hans Moleman - Wikisimpsons - a Wikia wiki (1609 words)
Hans Moleman - Wikisimpsons - a Wikia wiki
Moleman first appeared as a character model in the early seasons, but he looked so shrivelled and unrealistic that he was proclaimed to look like a mole.
Hans is turned into a mole, and he says "Oh, this isn't fair, I wasn't wearing a costume."; a visual pun referring to his surname.
Hans Moleman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1387 words)
Hans Moleman is the fictional character of The Simpsons and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
Hans Moleman is the retconned name (according to Principal Charming, his name was Ralph Melish) of a 4'4" 140-lb mole-like man with extremely bad luck.
Hans Moleman, apparently the leader and dressed in ceremonial garb, is at the controls of an earthquake machine.
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