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Encyclopedia > Superintendent Chalmers
The Simpsons character
Superintendent Gary Chalmers
Gender Male
Hair color Grey, balding
Job Superintendent of Springfield's School District
Relatives Possible Wife
First appearance "Whacking Day"
Voice actor Hank Azaria

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Profile

Chalmers is a strict and largely humorless man, with a short temper and low tolerance for disorder or rule-breaking; his general manner and personality like that of a military officer. Whenever he visits Springfield Elementary, some sort of disaster strikes. He produces extreme anxiety in Principal Skinner, who offers increasingly improbable stories to explain what is happening. Chalmers is known for throwing open the doors to the room and bellowing "SKIN-NER!!!" or "SEY-MOUR!!!", to which Seymour stammers "S-Superintendent Chalmers!" (in fact, as shown in the episode "Future-Drama", which takes place in the future, the superintendent is practically a vegetable, only capable of saying his trademark line). His catchphrase has caused some paranoia in Skinner (as seen in "Lisa's Date with Density"). On a few occasions he says Skinner's name this way when absolutely nothing has gone wrong, implying that he either pronounces Skinner's name this way by habit, or does it on purpose to scare him. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Future-Drama is the fifteenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ... A persistent vegetative state (PVS) is a condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without detectable awareness. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... Lisas Date with Density is the 7th episode from the eighth season of The Simpsons. ...


Chalmers's own competence and dedication to his job are questionable. He let Ned Flanders allow the school to descend into anarchy when he was principal, freely admitting that he had fired Skinner for far less, explaining simply that "Skinner really bugged me." He seems disturbingly unconcerned with the school's decline, saying that "the way America's public schools are sliding, they'll all be like this in a matter of months. I say enjoy it — it's a hell of a toboggan ride!" He also promotes people based on personal bias as opposed to actual competence, promoting Principal Holloway, described by Skinner as a "drunk" and Chalmers as a "pill-popper", to assistant superintendent, overlooking the efforts made by Skinner to improve his school's standing. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In several episodes, such as "Bart the Fink", Chalmers was seen dating Agnes Skinner (much to Seymour's dismay), although in other episodes he has mentioned he is married. He was mistakenly called "Super Nintendo Chalmers" by Ralph Wiggum in "Lisa Gets an "A"". His first name was revealed to be Gary in "Yokel Chords". In The Simpsons Movie, it's revealed that Superintendent Chalmers is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. It can be assumed his position is an elected one, because a campain banner was seen in one episode. Bart the Fink is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and Principal Seymour Skinners mother, with whom he still lives. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Ralph Wiggum is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ... Lisa Gets an A is the seventh episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Yokel Chords is the fourteenth episode of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons, which originally aired on March 4, 2007. ... 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. ... Logo for AA Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society for recovering alcoholics. ... A banner is a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. ...


In the DVD commentary to "22 Short Films About Springfield", Simpsons creators noted that Superintendent Chalmers seems to be one of the few "normal" characters on the show and is frequently alone in his awareness of the show's zaniness.


Biography

Chalmers originally hails from Utica, New York, according to "22 Short Films About Springfield", but has also said that he comes from Queens, New York and Intercourse, Pennsylvania. He attended Ball State University and is a proud owner of a red 1979 Honda Accord (and later, a Camry, which Otto Mann promptly wrecks). In "The Heartbroke Kid", it is revealed that Chalmers's sign is Sagittarius. Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 22 Short Films About Springfield is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons seventh season, airing on April 21, 1996. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Many Amish and Mennonite communities reside in this area Intercourse, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated village in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, USA. Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball States campus spans more than 1,000 acres (4 km²). The student body consists of more than 20,000 students, of which over 18,000 are... The Honda Accord is an intermediate automobile manufactured by Honda since 1976. ... The Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan assembled by Toyota in Georgetown, Kentucky; Altona, Victoria, Australia; Guangzhou, China and the original factory in Toyota City, Japan. ... Otto Mann (born January 18, 1963) is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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