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Encyclopedia > Otto Mann
The Simpsons character
Otto Mann
Gender Male
Hair color Long, messy, black
Job Drives the Springfield Elementary School Bus
Relatives Father: A Navy Admiral
Girlfriend: Crystal
Ex-fiancee: Becky
First appearance "Homer's Odyssey"
Voice actor Harry Shearer

Otto Mann (born January 18, 1963)[citation needed] is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. He is the school bus driver for Springfield Elementary School. 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. ... Homers Odyssey is the third full length episode of The Simpsons, that originally aired January 21, 1990. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... In the television series The Simpsons, Springfield Elementary School is the name of the school that Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow peers attend. ...

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Otto is notable for his maniacal driving style, his love of heavy metal music, and his propensity for sounding and acting like a perpetual 1970s teenager. Otto also attended Brown University, where he graduated Sigma, taught briefly and almost received tenure. “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


He has been seen at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: "My name is Otto, and I love to get blotto!", and in recent seasons it is revealed that he is a stoner as well (he was seen smoking a joint in "Strong Arms of The Ma" and a bong in The Simpsons Movie), although in previous seasons, it has been implied that Otto used other drugs like heroin and LSD (in Homerpalooza, during Peter Frampton's show, he has an hallucination in which his shoes talk to him). He is often homeless, having been evicted from his apartment and forced to live with the Simpsons in "The Otto Show", and found squatting in the Simpsons' recently-vacated home in "You Only Move Twice". In the commentary for "Bart the Daredevil", it is revealed that the writers planned to name him "Otto Mechanic," but the joke never appeared in an episode. His name is a joke on the ottoman's name, as well as Bart's tendency to greet him with "Otto, man!" Logo for AA Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society for recovering alcoholics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Main article: Stoner Rock Many musicians attempt to recreate their experience with cannabis through the use of audio distortion, droning, echoes, or guitar effects. ... Strong Arms of The Ma is the true 300th episode of The Simpsons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... Homerpalooza is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season and originally aired on May 19, 1996 as part of the season finale. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... A hallucination is a sensory perception experienced in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion, which is a misperception of an external stimulus. ... “The Otto Show” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ third season. ... You Only Move Twice is the second episode from the eighth season of The Simpsons. ... Bart the Daredevil is the eighth episode of The Simpsons second season. ... Look up Ottoman, ottoman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Driving the schoolbus

Otto's ability and competence to drive any kind of vehicle, let alone a school bus, is highly questionable. On "The Otto Show," he tells Principal Skinner that he has a record of crashing his school bus 15 times without a single fatality. On the same episode, he was dismissed from his job when the authorities discovered that he did not hold any kind of license, or any kind of identification at all. (He stated that his identification was the fact that he wrote his name on his underwear; only to discover that he was wearing someone else's). He only attained his driving license thereafter because Patty passed him, and this was despite him completely failing to drive the bus in a restrained and secure manner (she passed him because they shared a mutual hatred of Homer). Otto has also been shown smoking or being under the influence of marijuana while driving the bus, and in "The Seven-Beer Snitch" his urine test contained "crack, smack, uppers, downers, outers, inners, horse tranquilizers, cow paralyzers, blue bombers, green goofers, yellow submarines, LSD Mach 3" and trace amounts of human urine. In "Das Bus," Otto crashes the bus full of children into the ocean (in this particular instance, it isn't his fault; he has grapefruit citric acid in his eyes), leaving his passengers to be washed up on an exotic island. Otto himself was seemingly rescued by a Chinese fishing trawler, unaware that its crew was actually planning to enslave him below decks. In "Homerpalooza" he accidentally drives into the auto wrecking yard crushing it into a scale model of the bus. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “The Otto Show” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ third season. ... This article or section should be merged with Selma Bouvier Patty Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner), a fictional character on The Simpsons, is one of Marges two cynical chain-smoking sisters (the other is Selma). ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... 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. ... A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Stimulants are drugs that temporarily increase alertness and wakefulness. ... A sedative is a substance that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing, as well as slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ... Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic for use in human and veterinary medicine. ... Diazepam, brand names: Valium, Seduxen, in Europe Apozepam, is a 1,4-benzodiazepine derivative, which possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. ... Barbiturates are drugs that act as central nervous system depressants, and by virtue of this they produce a wide spectrum of effects, from mild sedation to anesthesia. ... Pentobarbital is a short acting barbiturate that is available as both a free acid and a sodium salt, the former of which is only slightly soluble in water and ethanol. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... Das Bus is the 14th episode of the ninth season of The Simpsons, and a parody of the book and film Lord of the Flies. ... Binomial name Macfad. ... Categories: Water-transport stubs | Ship types ... Slave redirects here. ... Homerpalooza is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season and originally aired on May 19, 1996 as part of the season finale. ...


In "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," the familiar yellow school bus is replaced by an old prison transport bus with barred windows. Otto uncharacteristically tells the children to "take a seat, before I blow your heads off!". He then apologizes and explains that he has a "Shining thing" going on with this bus, a reference to the Stephen King novel where the main character's surroundings directly affect his personality, causing murderous traits. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the 20th episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shining (1977) is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ...


Family

His father is a navy admiral, and the two do get along. His father warned Otto that if he spent all day playing his guitar, his life would amount to nothing. There have been suggestions that this is a reference to Jim Morrison of The Doors, whose father was also an admiral. Otto's look is based on Former Simpsons writer Wallace Wolodarsky. He was once engaged to a girl named Becky, but at the wedding she revealed she couldn't stand heavy metal after he hired a Poison cover band to play at the ceremony. Marge then told him he had to choose between Becky and his music - he chose the latter, leaving Becky at the altar. In other episodes Otto has made reference to a girlfriend named Crystal, though this could be a joke about crystal meth. The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ... This page is about the rock band. ... Wallace Wolodarsky was a writer for the Simpsons during the first four seasons, all of his episodes were co-written with former writing partner Jay Kogen. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Poison is an American Glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug which induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly addictive. ...


Love of music

  • Otto jams with Bart
    Otto jams with Bart
    In "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge," Otto is engaged to be married and plays Every Rose Has It's Thorn by Poison while proposing to Becky, but when forced to choose between his fiancée and his music; he prefers his music, dumping her.
  • When Otto is swept out to sea, his last words as he disappears over the horizon are "Zeppelin Rules!".
  • Otto loves classic metal, and says "New music?! All these bands are just ripping-off Judas Priest" at a Tower records style listening station where he forgets to take his headphones (which are playing Judas Priest) off before placing the ones playing the "new music" on.
  • When interviewed by Kent Brockman while standing in line at the post office during the April 15th tax rush, Otto thought he was in line for Metallica tickets.
  • During a U2 Popmart Tour concert at Springfield Stadium in the episode "Trash of the Titans," Otto is the only one who is seated, and is seen briefly and pitifully shouting, "Sit down! SIT DOWN! You're ruining it for everybody!"
  • He once met Metallica in the episode The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer and exclaims, "It's Metallica! Am I on drugs?" A lizard in a stoner vision says "Yes you are, but that really is Metallica." Otto apparently saved Kirk Hammett from quitting the band after seeing his lighter in a concert at Springfield Arena in 1997. When he tried to offer Metallica a ride, Bart drove off with the schoolbus.

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Otto Mann - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (981 words)
Otto Mann (born 18 January 1963) is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer.
According to Otto's driver's license, he was born on January 18, 1963, he is 5 ft 10 in, and weighs 150 lb.
In It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge, Otto is engaged to be married, but when forced to choose between his fiancée and his music; he prefers the latter, dumping her.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Otto IV (1009 words)
Otto and his followers hoped that Pope Innocent III, who was hostile to the Hohenstaufens, would espouse Otto's cause in the contest for the German throne.
Otto had made the broadest concessions to the Holy See, wishing "to become King of the Romans through the favour of God and the pope".
Otto's next step was to take as his wife the daughter of his murdered enemy, which was an added incentive to the Hohenstaufens to yield themselves to his sway.
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