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Encyclopedia > Kent Brockman
The Simpsons character
Kent Brockman
Gender Male
Hair color Grey
Job News anchorman
Relatives Daughter: Brittany
Wife: Stephanie the Weather Lady
Sister: Unnamed
Nephew: Unnamed
First appearance "Krusty Gets Busted"
Voice actor Harry Shearer

Kenton "Kent" Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. He is a local TV news "personality" for the fictional KBBL-TV (Channel 6). Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Grey or gray (see spelling differences) is a color between white and black. ... A news anchor (US and CA) or newsreader (UK, AU and SL) (occasionally newscaster) is a person that works in television or radio that hosts a regular news program or provides occasional on air news updates. ... Krusty Gets Busted is the 12th episode of the first season of The Simpsons. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ...

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Model for character

There are a few people who could be the inspiration and/or model for Brockman, including the late Los Angeles news anchors Jerry Dunphy and Hal Fishman, Lloyd Robertson, and Ted Baxter, the airhead news anchor from Mary Tyler Moore, played by Ted Knight. He has also been seen to emulate both Ted Koppel and Walter Cronkite. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Jerry Dunphy (June 9, 1921-May 20, 2002) was a legendary television news anchor in the Los Angeles/Southern California media market. ... Hal Fishman (August 25, 1931 – August 7, 2007) was the longest-running news anchor in the history of American television,[1] having served on-air for Los Angeles television stations continuously between 1960 and his death in 2007. ... Lloyd Robertson, LL.D O.C. (born January 19, 1934 in The Middle of the Pacific Ocean) is the Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of The CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. ... Ted Baxter was a fictional character on the long running situation comedy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... The Mary Tyler Moore Show was an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... For other people with the same name, see Ted Knight (disambiguation). ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ...


Profile

Kent Brockman hosts the Channel 6 weekday news (Scott Christian is the weekend news anchor and Kent's fill-in) as well as Smartline, a local current affairs show and Eye on Springfield which focuses mostly on Springfield's entertainment news. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the television show The Simpsons, Smartline is a parody of network television cultural affairs programs. ... In the animated series The Simpsons, Eye on Springfield is a show presented by the character Kent Brockman (voiced by Harry Shearer). ... For other uses, see Springfield. ...


Brockman represents the worst of his profession; frequently judgmental, careerist to the point of absurdity, and more than willing to film and sensationalize a schmaltzy, emotion driven puff piece for the sake of a few extra ratings points. (As with most Simpsons characters, Brockman's ethics and competence vary according to the needs of the episode.) He has been seen throwing tantrums because he cannot find certain snack foods, and once blithely announced that the boom operator on his news programme was being fired the next morning (for which he took a clout on the head from the angry soon-to-be-ex-employee). He seems to command excessive levels of power within Channel 6, even having a segment of the news programme to air his own (usually highly reactionary) opinions on current issues called My Two Cents. Despite all of this, he has won a string of media awards, but is most proud of his unspecified trophy from Del Monte. He was also a war correspondent during the Vietnam War, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the Gulf War (although, as he just says "Iraq", he could have been referring to the Iran-Iraq War). Reactionary (or reactionist) is a political epithet, generally used as a pejorative, originally applied in the context of the French Revolution to counter-revolutionaries who wished to restore the real or imagined conditions of the monarchical Ancien Régime. ... A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ... Del Monte Foods (NYSE: DLM) is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California. ... A war correspondent is a journalist who covers stories first-hand from a war zone. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Combatants USSR DRA Mujahideen of Afghanistan supported by: USA Saudi Arabia Pakistan Iran China and others. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Combatants  Iran Iraq Commanders Ruhollah Khomeini Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali Shamkhani Mostafa Chamran â€  Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-Majid Strength 305,000 soldiers 500,000 Pasdaran and Basij militia 900 tanks 1,000 armored vehicles 3,000 artillery pieces 470 aircraft 750 helicopters[1] 190,000 soldiers 5,000 tanks...


Brockman has a preteen daughter and a preteen son, and has jealously mentioned his sister, who is a White House correspondent for CNN. Brockman owns a collie named Jessica, whom he had "fixed", and drives a blue Mercedes-Benz S420. For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... A Rough Collie Collie refers to various breeds of herding dog originating primarily in Scotland. ... Spaying and neutering are the respective processes of female and male animal sterilization, in order to keep them from producing offspring. ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, now a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, is the worlds best-selling luxury flagship sedan. ...


In "Dog of Death", Brockman won the multi-million-dollar ($130 million) state lottery jackpot and left the news desk while still on the air. But, he remained a news anchor because he was under contract, though he also admitted that he likes making $500,000-a-year. He also has a ongoing feud with traffic reporter Arnie Pie, and has been shown to critizise Pie's reporting and also even chuckle when it was thought Pie had died in a helicopter accident. He mentioned to Pie that he made some smart investments when Arnie complained about the size of Brockman's house. Dog of Death is the 19th episode of The Simpsons third season. ... A lottery is a popular form of gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize. ... Arnie Pie Arnie Pie, voiced by Dan Castellaneta, is a fictional character on The Simpsons. ...


He is also characterized by using news-speak in everyday language, for example, "This just in, go to hell!" In "Tennis the Menace", it was revealed that his "wit" is provided by a microphone, earpiece and a communications team in a nearby van. He has been seen, more than once, streching his face and removing wrinkles by clipping a clothes-pin to the back of his head. In addition to his news career, Brockman writes a column for PC Magazine called "Making the Most of Your Modem." In Homerazzi Brockman is revealed to have a "thing" for bondage. For other uses, see Hell (disambiguation). ... Tennis the Menace is the twelfth episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons and was the third episode to be digitally colored. ... PC Magazine (or PC Mag) is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July) both in print and online. ... Homerazzi is the sixteenth episode of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired March 25, 2007. ...


In the movie, it is implied he frequently uses botox.


Brockman's most famous phrase, repeated in various guises on internet message boards and within popular culture is "And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords". Another notable quote is "I've said it before and I'll say it again, democracy simply doesn't work". This article contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ...


Religion

In a flashback to the 1960s in the episode "Mother Simpson", we see that when he started out in television his name was Kenny Brocklestein and he can be seen wearing the Hebrew Chai symbol as a gold medallion around his neck in the episode "Dog of Death" suggesting Jewish ancestry. Interestingly, however, he also references the Book of Revelation in the episode Marge on the Lam during an editorial in which he states women rebelling might lead to "anarchy of Biblical proportions" (he is promptly cut off by the station). Revelation is in the New Testament, suggesting Brockman no longer observes Judaism. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Mother Simpson is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... The Hebrew Chai symbol of Judaism. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... A medallion is a piece of metal, usually carved or engraving, that is used as a medal, or worn on the body as a special symbol. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Visions of John of Patmos, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ... Marge on the Lam is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... This article is about the Christian scriptures. ...


Language

Brockman has been shown to have no problem with using bad or otherwise offensive language on air, and a few times he has been fired for doing so. At one point, he was fired for using the acronym "SOB" on air but was later rehired for unspecified reasons. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... SOB is a three-letter abbreviation that can reference: Balaton Airport son of a bitch, a euphemism and a general term of abuse sexually oriented business share of business start of business day South of the Border With Pedro. ...


In the eighteenth season finale and 400th episode , "You Kent Always Say What You Want" he was initially demoted to weekend weather man, then fired for using a strong expletive on air. He was later given his job back to silence him with a 50% raise, making his new salary $750,000-a-year. The Simpsons 18th season (2006 - 2007) began on Fox on September 10, 2006[1] and ended on May 20, 2007. ... You Kent Always Say What You Want is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season aired on May 20, 2007 as part of the one hour season finale, alongside the episode 24 Minutes; a repeat took place on August 19, 2007. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Kent Brockman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (622 words)
Kent Brockman is one of the recurring fictional characters from The Simpsons, and is voiced by Harry Shearer.
Brockman represents the worst of his profession; frequently judgmental, careerist to the point of absurdity, and more than willing to film a schmaltzy, emotion driven puff piece for the sake of a few extra ratings points.
Brockman has a preteen daughter and a preteen son and has jealously mentioned his sister, who is a White House correspondent for CNN.
The Simpsons Quotes - Kent Brockman Quotes (9 - 16 out of 17) (432 words)
Kent Brockman: Scott, things aren't as happy as they used to be down here at the unemployment office.
Kent Brockman: Ladies and gentlemen, I've been to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and I can say without hyperbole that this is a million times worse than all of them put together.
Kent Brockman: I'm Kent Brockman, on the eleven o'clock news tonight...a certain type of soft drink has been found to be lethal, we won't tell you which one until after sports and the weather with Sonny Storm.
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