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Encyclopedia > Van Houten family
Luann, Milhouse and Kirk Van Houten.
Luann, Milhouse and Kirk Van Houten.

The Van Houten family (IPA Pronunciation /van (h)aʊtən/) is a family in the animated television series The Simpsons. The nuclear family consists of Bart Simpson's friend Milhouse and his parents, father Kirk and mother Luann. Of the three, Milhouse has the largest role within the show. All three look alike: cobalt blue hair, red coke-bottle glasses, and giant, softball-sized noses. They are some of the few characters (not including special celebrity guests) with eyebrows. The Van Houtens divorced in the eighth-season episode "A Milhouse Divided", but remarried in the nineteenth season episode "Little Orphan Millie". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... Animated series redirects here. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... A Milhouse Divided is an episode of The Simpsons television series. ... The Simpsons 19th season (2007 - 2008) began airing on Fox on September 23, 2007. ... Little Orphan Millie is the sixth episode of The Simpsons nineteenth season and first aired on November 11, 2007. ...

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Family

Kirk

Kirk and Luann argue in "A Milhouse Divided"
Kirk and Luann argue in "A Milhouse Divided"

Kirk Van Houten sometimes called Milhouse's Dad is voiced by Hank Azaria. He is the father of Milhouse, and the remarried husband of Luann. He first appeared in Bart's Friend Falls in Love. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... Barts Friend Falls in Love is the 23rd episode of The Simpsons third season. ...


Kirk has been portrayed as a stereotypical middle-aged male loser and deadbeat dad. Much of Mr. Van Houten's character revolves around his extreme emotional depression after his divorce from his wife Luann. Luann got custody of Milhouse when they divorced, but Kirk has visiting rights and is often seen with Milhouse in later episodes. Much to his displeasure, Milhouse often addresses him as "Weekend Dad". Kirk suffers from the need to cry all the time after his divorce, even in good times. For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... In everyday language depression refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial. ... Luann Van Houten is a fictional character on the television cartoon The Simpsons, and is the mother of Milhouse. ...


Kirk previously served in the U.S. Army, and went to Gudger College. He initially worked at his father-in-law's cracker factory, 'Southern Cracker' (the Dryyyyy Cracker), in middle management (Milhouse often bragged about it at the time). Later in the series, when Luann leaves Kirk, he is fired from the factory (since his boss is Luann's father who considers crackers a "family food"). Kirk's job performance was likely a factor in his dismissal, as Luann noted that his "complete lack of business sense and managerial impotence" caused the number-one cracker company in Springfield to fall into a tie for sixth with the dismal "Table Time" and "Allied Biscuit". According to Luann, Kirk was not a very good provider, and she had to stoop to borrowing money from her sister or having to steal clothes from the church donation box. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Kirk reveals in the episode "I Am Furious Yellow", where he visits his son's school on career day, that he was currently employed as an assistant to the guy who puts fliers under people's windshield wipers. Kirk also had a job standing on the curb holding a sign directing people to a condo development and worked as a scarecrow protecting a soy-bean crop, which resulted in his eye being gouged by a crow. Since being fired from the cracker company, Kirk seems to be unable to maintain a steady job. He once shouted at Luann that she had to keep up the alimony payments she owed him, and he has been seen at the Springfield unemployment office, perhaps suggesting that alimony and unemployment benefits are his only steady sources of income. Kirk was put in jail in the episode "Pranksta Rap" for "kidnapping" Bart. “I Am Furious Yellow” is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... Alimony, maintenance or spousal support is an obligation established by law in many countries that is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage (or civil union) unless they are legally separated. ... Unemployment benefits are sums of money given to the unemployed by the government or a compulsory para-governmental insurance system. ... Pranksta Rap is the ninth episode of the The Simpsons sixteenth season, which originally aired February 13, 2005. ...


Luann

Luann and her ex-boyfriend Pyro.

Luann Van Houten is voiced by Maggie Roswell. When Roswell left the show, she became a primarily nonspeaking character. However, Roswell has since returned. She first appeared in Homer Defined. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maggie Roswell is an actress best known for her voice work on The Simpsons depicting the characters of Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and Luann Van Houten among others. ... Homer Defined is the fifth episode of The Simpsons third season. ...


Luann Van Houten originated from Tuscany, Italy, showing she is an Italian American. She was born in Shelbyville, however moved to Springfield in an early life. Her character lacks the stereotypically exaggerated mannerisms associated with most other Italian Americans on The Simpsons, such as the mobster Fat Tony, or the chef Luigi. When younger, she had went to "Camp Land-a-Man", a camp to utilize girls into women with Marge, Patty and Selma, Helen Lovejoy, and Cookie Kwan ("The Way We Weren't"). It is stated in "A Milhouse Divided" that she has a sister. For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Shelbyville is a fictional city on the television series The Simpsons that is located adjacent to Springfield. ... This article is about the fictional local Mafia Don in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Patricia Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure Stu Simpson , also known as Patty and Selma (both voiced by Julie Kavner) are fictional characters on The Simpsons. ... Helen Lovejoy is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute. ... These are characters from the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... For the Farscape episode of the same name, see The Way We Werent (Farscape episode). ... A Milhouse Divided is an episode of The Simpsons television series. ...


Luann was married to Kirk for several years and bore a son and remained in an unhappy marriage. After an argument over a game of Pictionary, she leaves Kirk after he remarks he can't draw "dignity", since he gave it up when he married her. Although Kirk found the new liberty of a single life tough, Luann uses her newfound freedom to live life on the fast lane. Luann began dating American Gladiator Pyro shortly after her divorce with Kirk (Pyro being a reference to real-life Gladiator Nitro) for several seasons, but was caught cheating on him with his best friend, Gyro. In Apu Nahasapeemapetilon's bachelor years, she had been one of his bachelorettes. In "Milhouse of Sand and Fog", its revealed Luann had also gone out with Disco Stu, disco dancing. As well, within the same episode, she also admits she had begun a relationship with Sea Captain. Pictionary is a Guessing word game published in 1985. ... American Gladiators is a competition TV show. ... Danny Lee Clark was born on May 21, 1964 in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. ... Apu redirects here. ... Milhouse of Sand and Fog is the third episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ...


In "Milhouse of Sand and Fog", when the Van Houtens are on the verge of reuniting, Bart and Milhouse hatch a scheme (in a parody of an episode of The O.C.) to get them to separate again (because Milhouse enjoyed both of them fighting over him). The scheme backfires, and nearly results in the separation of Homer and Marge Simpson. Bart and Milhouse try another hapless scheme by attempting to push a mannequinned version of Bart over a waterfall. Since then, they are often seen together (although in a later episode, Kirk was seen with Milhouse at a single father's outing, showing he and Luann were still not married). As of Little Orphan Millie, they are remarried. Milhouse of Sand and Fog is the third episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... The O.C. was an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... For other uses, see Waterfall (disambiguation). ... Little Orphan Millie is the sixth episode of The Simpsons nineteenth season and first aired on November 11, 2007. ...


Milhouse

Main article: Milhouse Van Houten

Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ...

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