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Encyclopedia > Professor Frink
The Simpsons character
John Frink
Gender Male
Hair color Brown
Job Professor, Inventor
Relatives Father: Jonathan "John" Frink Sr. (Deceased)
Mother: Unamed
Wife: Unamed
Son: Unamed
Voice actor Hank Azaria
First appearance
The Simpsons "Old Money"

Professor Johnathan I.Q. Neidelbaum Frink, Jr. is a recurring character, a scientist and professor on The Simpsons. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Old Money is the 17th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... A recurring character is a fictional character, usually in a prime time TV series, who is not a main character, but appears from time to time during the series run. ... This article is about the profession. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...

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Creation

Originally, Frink was simply written as a "mad scientist". When Hank Azaria first performed Frink's voice, he based it on Jerry Lewis's character from The Nutty Professor. As reference to this, Azaria pitched the section of "Treehouse of Horror XIV" in which Frink brings his father back to life, with his father being voiced by Jerry Lewis.[1] Frink was named after The Simpsons writer John Frink.[1] Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The Nutty Professor, starring Jerry Lewis, was filmed from October 9-December 17, 1962. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Frink (born 1959?, Whitesboro, New York) is an American producer and writer who is most noted for his work on The Simpsons. ...


A programming language and a space reactor analysis tool [2] have been named in honor of Professor Frink. Frink is a calculating tool and programming language designed by Alan Eliasen. ...


Character information

Professor John Frink (referred to as Dr. Frink in the episode "Future-Drama") is generally depicted as Springfield's local stereotypical mad scientist. He has a trademark mannerism of using tourettes-like gibberish when excited, such as "GLAVIN!". He also occasionally refers to the importance of remembering to "carry the one" in various mathematical calculations. He is never seen without his glasses and almost never takes them off. Future-Drama is the fifteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ... Tourette syndrome — also called Tourettes syndrome, Tourette Spectrum (TS), Tourettes disorder, or Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (after its discoverer, Georges Gilles de la Tourette) — is a neurological or neurochemical disorder characterized by tics — involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the... For the language game, see Gibberish (language game). ... The term carry may refer to: A violation whilst dribbling in the game of basketball. ...


Frink is said to have an IQ of 197; 199 before he sustained a concussion during the collapse of Springfield's brief intellectual junta (see "They Saved Lisa's Brain"). He is a member of the Springfield chapter of Mensa International. IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... A military dictatorship is a form of government wherein the political power resides with the military; it is similar but not identical to a stratocracy, a state ruled directly by the military. ... They Saved Lisas Brain is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Mensa is the largest, oldest, and most famous high-IQ society in the world. ...


He holds an advanced degree in hyperbolic topology, mentioned in "Treehouse of Horror VI" when Homer gets trapped in the 3rd dimension. (This information could be considered non-canonical, as it appears in a TOH episode.) For hyperbole, the figure of speech, see hyperbole. ... A Möbius strip, an object with only one surface and one edge; such shapes are an object of study in topology. ... Treehouse of Horror VI is the sixth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, as well as the sixth Halloween episode. ... This article refers to the first Treehouse of Horror episode. ...


He is a college professor at Springfield Heights Institute of Technology.


Frink is fond of flubber, a fictional material with enhanced bounce properties originating in the movie The Absent-Minded Professor. Professor Frink has basketball shoes made of flubber, as does Robin Williams in the 1997 Flubber movie. For the Marvel Comics character, see Flubber (comics). ... The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 Walt Disney Pictures film based on the short story A Situation of Gravity, by Samuel W. Taylor. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the Marvel Comics character, see Flubber (comics). ...


He is also the inventor of, among other things, hamburger earmuffs and the 8-month after pill. Some of Frink's inventions, such as the automatic phone dialer, work better than others, such as his radio-controlled plane, which carries babies as passengers under their parents' control, or a secure house that sprouts legs and runs away from potential danger (the legs of which often collapsed causing the house to crash to the ground and catch fire). This article is about the food item. ... A pair of Husqvarna earmuffs ear defenders and visor on a safety helmet Earmuffs are objects designed to cover a persons ears for protection. ... Airplane and Aeroplane redirect here. ...


Family

Frink had a strained relationship with his father (voiced by Jerry Lewis). Frink said they got along like "positrons and anti-neutrinos." The senior Professor Frink was a "he-man" scientist who, according to his son, worked on the atom bomb by day, slept with Marilyn Monroe by night, and sold secrets to the Russians at lunch. In "Treehouse of Horror XIV", Frink brought his father back to life, but he went on a rampage and younger Frink was forced to kill the elder. It is indicated in this episode that their shared middle name is "Nerdelbaum". This following is a list, by episode, of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The first detection of the positron in 1932 by Carl D. Anderson The positron is the antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron. ... Antineutrinos, the antiparticles of neutrinos, are neutral particles produced in nuclear beta decay. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 lifted nuclear fallout some 18 km (60,000 feet) above the epicenter. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe award winning American actress, model and sex symbol. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Frink has a wife (though in later episodes they may be separated or divorced) and a young son who looks similar to him.


Personal life

In "Future-Drama", an episode set eight years into a possible future of Bart and Lisa's, a bespectacled skeleton dressed in a lab coat is observed hanging on a rope from a rafter in Frink's basement laboratory—indicating the professor has committed suicide in the interim, his death gone unnoticed by family and friends. However, another episode set further in the future, "Lisa's Wedding", shows him alive and well as he leads a team trying to discover the cure for seventeen stab wounds in Mr. Burns' back ("Well, we're up to fifteen!"). Future-Drama is the fifteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Lisas Wedding is the 19th episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired March 19, 1995. ... Mr. ...


At one moment in The Simpsons, Frink is commanded by a hypnotist to become desirable to women, whereupon Frink loses the glasses and frumpy appearance, and quickly becomes engaged with a nubile young waitress. However, the hypnotist shortly reverts Frink back to his usual nerdy self, with a quick snap of the fingers. Hypnosis, as defined by the American Psychological Association Division of Psychological Hypnosis, is a procedure during which a health professional or researcher suggests that a client, patient, or experimental participant experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. ... For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ...


Frink: I don't wanna go back to the nothing!


A similar event happens when Frink drinks Abraham Simpson's aphrodisiac tonic. Both events are references to Jerry Lewis' character from The Nutty Professor transforming into Buddy Love. For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The Nutty Professor, starring Jerry Lewis, was filmed from October 9-December 17, 1962. ...


In the 1960s, Professor Frink made napalm to drop on Danang, according to "Homer's Paternity Coot." He once predicted that computers would be so large and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe would own them (a paraphrase of Thomas J. Watson's misquote) A simulated Napalm explosion during MCAS Air Show in 2003. ... Da Nang (in Vietnamese: Quốc Ngữ Đà Nẵng) is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea. ... Homers Paternity Coot is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Thomas John Watson, Sr. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ a b Joe Rhodes. "Flash! 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves", TV Guide, 2000-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ David I. Poston David D. Dixon Thomas F. Marcille Benjamin W. Amiri. "FRINK - A Code to Evaluate Space Reactor Transients", AIP, 2007-01-30. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. 

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The Simpsons Archive: The Professor John Frink File (3445 words)
Frink: After evaluating millions of pieces of data in the blink of an eye, the Gamble-Tron 2000 says the winner is...
Frink: This forms a three-dimensional object known as a "cube", or a "Frinkahedron" in honor of its discoverer, ngu-hey, ng-hey.
Frink: Well, sure, the Frinkiac-7 looks impressive, don't touch it, but I predict that within 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them.
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Frink understands how different units of measure interrelate, such as a length cubed is a volume, or power multiplied by time is energy.
Frink is not exactly a dynamically typed nor a statically typed language.
Frink has regular expressions for text processing which are very similar to those in Perl or Ruby.
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