The Simpsons includes a large array of supporting characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, fictional characters within the show, and even animals.
The writers originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town.
He is voiced by Jon Lovitz, except for a brief appearance in "The Front" (1993), in which he was voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
Ziff first appears in "The Way We Was" (1991), in which he takes a young Marge Bouvier to senior prom.
A number of them have gained expanded roles and have subsequently starred in their own episodes.
According to the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, the show adopted the concept of a large supporting cast from the Canadian sketch comedy show Second City Television.
She first appeared in "Lisa's Rival", in which Lisa feels threatened by Allison's talents and abilities.When "the real Seymour Skinner" arrives in Springfield, Agnes ends up rejecting him in part because he stands up to her, but also because unlike Skinner/Tamzarian, her biological son is independent and does not need her anymore, while Skinner immediately reverts to a good-for-nothing without her.Agnes' first name was revealed in the seventh season episode "Bart the Fink".His appearance and name are inspired by Pulitzer winning journalist Ernie Pyle.Arthur Crandall and Gabbo (both voiced by Hank Azaria) are a puppet and ventriloquist who start their own TV show that is in competition with Krusty the Clown's.