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Encyclopedia > Joe Quimby
The Simpsons character
Mayor "Diamond Joe" Quimby
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Job Mayor of Springfield
Relatives Wife: Martha Quimby
Brother: Clovis
Nephew: Freddie
Children: Several illegitimate by various mistresses
Voice actor Dan Castellaneta
First appearance
The Simpsons "Bart Gets an F"

Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry "Joe" Quimby,[1] a.k.a. "Diamond Joe" Quimby, or simply Mayor Quimby (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a fictional character featured in The Simpsons animated series, as the acting mayor of Springfield. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (529x800, 164 KB) Summary Mayor Quimby, a character on The Simpsons. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... 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. ... Bart Gets an F is the first episode of The Simpsons second season, which aired on October 11, 1990. ... 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. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ...

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Origin of name

Joe Quimby's name partly comes from NW Quimby Street in Portland, Oregon, the hometown of show creator Matt Groening. The rest of the character's name is from Portland mobster and chief of police, "Diamond" Jim Purcell. Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... Mobster is a slang term for a person who participates in organized crime, which is known as belonging to the Mob. In western stories and movies, cowboys as mobsters are known as outlaws. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Profile

Quimby has long served as the mayor of the fictional city of Springfield. He appears as a slick, opportunistic politician whose chief priorities seem to be keeping himself in office, womanizing, and various forms of corruption, including embezzlement of tax money and taking bribes from mobster Fat Tony. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Mobster is a slang term for a person who participates in organized crime, which is known as belonging to the Mob. In western stories and movies, cowboys as mobsters are known as outlaws. ... Fat Tony (voiced by Joe Mantegna) is the fictional local Mafia Don and leader of the Springfield Mafia in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


He is known to be a womanizer, and to occasionally amuse himself with pornographic playing cards during town meetings. Quimby was once the subject of 27 separate paternity suits; a result, no doubt, of his frequent womanizing. One of the women he allegedly impregnated was Cookie Kwan, who held up a baby remarkably similar to Quimby in both looks and mannerisms. With characteristic evasion, Quimby immediately passed the baby to one of his handlers, instructing him to "Raise the child as your own." Presumably, the paternity suits are still ongoing. Quimby also is frequently noticed in bed with the same blonde woman who is illiterate, who was later revealed to be Miss Springfield in "See Homer Run". He frequently takes overseas vacations, which take him out of town for extended periods of time, leading to the headline "Mayor Visits City" in the Springfield Shopper. He once referred to Springfield as Springfeld at a public meeting. Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... For the Russian group of artists, see Jack of Diamonds (artists). ... ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ... Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ...


It has been implied on occasion that he is connected to Fat Tony, the local Mafia Don. It is certain that Quimby will bend the law if it suits his purposes: he once arranged Marge Simpson's release after she was arrested for blocking traffic on a bridge after suffering a nervous breakdown, claiming that if she went to jail, Quimby could kiss the "chick vote" goodbye. He also resorted to bribing witnesses when assault charges were brought against his nephew, leading Bart Simpson to observe that "the system works: just ask Claus Von Bulow". This article is about the criminal society. ... The Mafia, also referred to as La Cosa Nostra (Italian, variously translated as This Thing Of Ours or Our Thing), is the collective name of various secret organizations in Italy, Sicily, Corsica and the United States. ... 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 or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Claus von B low (born Claus Cecil Borberg on August 11, 1926 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a British financier. ...


He does not get along with local Police Chief Clancy Wiggum. Quimby's corrupt personality and love of overseas junkets is perhaps most amusingly highlighted during one episode where he announces that after a three-month "fact-finding mission", he has concluded that it is NOT feasible to build a high-speed rail link between Springfield and the tropical paradise resort of Aruba. Police Chief Clancy Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ...


Quimby was once labeled as illiterate by Republican talk radio personality Birch Barlow, as well as "tax-cheating," "wife-swapping," and "pot-smoking." Quimby retorted back towards the radio, "Hey! I am no longer illiterate.", as he watered plants in his office closet. The plants in question are shown as a rather large cannabis plants. Birchibald Birch T. Barlow is a fictional character appearing in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


His catch phrase is "Vote Quimby", which he always finds an opportunity to say, even during sex or in situations where it would be disadvantageous to identify himself, like inadvertently being caught by Homer in a motel room with his mistress. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


Elections

Quimby was elected Mayor of Springfield in 1986. He has been re-elected several times since, despite rather open admissions of fraud and wrongdoing. He once admitted to using taxpayer dollars to fund the murder of his enemies, but thanks to a clever use of a popular catch phrase ("I'm a bad wittle boy"), he was re-elected in a landslide. Further evidence of his apparent political ideology, Quimby has earned himself the hatred of Springfield's small but vocal Republican elite, themselves portrayed as mostly dark, ghoulish figures who meet in a castle. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


When the party nominated Sideshow Bob as its mayoral candidate, Bob rigged the election, briefly deposing Quimby. He was re-instated when Bob was found guilty of fraud and imprisoned. He also survived a recall election in 2005, with no candidate in the race against him (candidates included Rainier Wolfcastle (another Schwarzenegger reference), Kent Brockman, and even Homer Simpson) garnering the 5% necessary to force a recall. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known by his stage name Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ... Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ...


A sign shown to be placed at the Springfield city limits recently identified Quimby as the "acting mayor" of Springfield, which may imply that his previous term has run out, and that he is simply staying in office without an elected mandate.


Comparisons to the Kennedy family

There are many things about Quimby and his family that are similar to Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy political family such as: The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ...

During the USAToday.com contest to choose which Springfield would host the Simpsons Movie premiere, Ted Kennedy himself appears in a video in which he invited "Diamond Joe" Quimby to Springfield, Massachusetts, and even mocked his own oft-mocked pronunciation of the word "Chowder" (as "Chow-Dah"). The Boston accent is found not only in the city of Boston, Massachusetts itself but also much of eastern Massachusetts. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... The Kennedy Compound consists of about 6 acres (24,000 m²) of waterfront property along Nantucket Sound. ... Hyannis is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... A pillbox hat is a small womans hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides. ... First official White House portrait. ... Bart After Dark is the fifth episode of The Simpsons eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on November 24, 1996. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Maria Owings Shriver (pronounced: ) (born November 6, 1955[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American journalist and the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as such, the current First Lady of California. ... The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the 20th episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... William Kennedy Smith (born September 4, 1960) is an American physician whose work focuses on landmines and the rehabilitation of people disabled by them. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ...


In addition to the clear Kennedy connection, Quimby also has similarities with Charles Foster Kane, including having built an opera house for his girlfriend. Information Gender Male Age 78 (at time of death) Date of birth 1863 (estimated) Date of death 1941 Occupation Newspaper tycoon Family Mary Kane (mother) Relationships Emily Monroe Norton Kane (first wife) Susan Alexander Kane (second wife) Children Charles Foster Kane III Portrayed by Buddy Swan (as a child) Orson...


References

  1. ^ http://www.thesimpsons.com/quimby2000/index.html

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Joe Quimby
  • Official site of Joe Quimby's 2000 presidential election campaign
  • Mayored to the Mob: A Mayor Quimby Tribute

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Joe Quimby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1100 words)
Quimby speaks with an eastern Massachusetts accent, in a style resembling that of the Kennedy family.
Quimby's corrupt personality and love of overseas junkets is perhaps most amusingly highlighted during one episode where he announces that after a three month "fact finding mission", he has concluded that it is NOT feasible to build a high speed rail link between Springfield and the tropical paradise resort of Aruba.
Quimby was elected mayor of Springfield in 1986.
Quimby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (131 words)
Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby are ficitonal characters in a series of childrens books by Beverly Cleary.
Mayor 'Diamond' Joe Quimby of the animated TV series The Simpsons.
Quimby, IA a small town with population under 400.
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