, The comic efficacy of Homer's personality lies in his frequent bouts of bumbling stupidity, laziness and his explosive anger. During The Simpsons season 1 - and in the Tracey Ullmann Show shorts that first featured the characters - Dan Castellaneta based his Homer Simpson voice on famously gruff-sounding actor Walter Matthau. Het is een satire op de (Amerikaanse) … and Bart replies, "¡Ay, caramba!" The entire Simpson family was designed so that they would be recognizable in silhouette. This was inspired by Jimmy Finlayson, the mustachioed Scottish actor who appeared in 33 Laurel and Hardy films.  In the book God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture, the authors comment that "Homer's progress (or lack thereof) reveals a character who can do the right thing, if accidentally or begrudgingly. Groening strongly disliked them and they were eventually dropped. , Until 1998, Castellaneta was paid $30,000 per episode.  Homer's brief periods of intelligence are overshadowed, however, by much longer and consistent periods of ignorance, forgetfulness, and stupidity. At one point, his mouth would stretch out back "beyond his beardline"; but this was dropped when it got "out of control. Face on a fiver Famed railsplitter Figure on a fin First name in 1858 debate Five-spot Former Japanese P.M. Shin Former New York City mayo Globetrotters founder Sap Grampa Simpson Grandpa on "The Simpsons" Honest name Honest one Honest ___ As previously noted, he and Bart are the most at odds; but the two commonly share adventures and are sometimes allies, with some episodes (particularly in later seasons) showing that the pair have a strange respect for each other's cunning. , On February 28, 1999, Homer Simpson was made an honorary member of the Junior Common Room of Worcester College, Oxford. While Homer's thoughtless antics often upset his family, he on many occasions has also revealed himself to be a caring and loving father and husband: in "Lisa the Beauty Queen", (season four, 1992) he sold his cherished ride on the Duff blimp and used the money to enter Lisa in a beauty pageant so she could feel better about herself; in "Rosebud", (season five, 1993) he gave up his chance at wealth to allow Maggie to keep a cherished teddy bear; in "Radio Bart", (season three, 1992) he spearheads an attempt to dig Bart out after he had fallen down a well; in "A Milhouse Divided", (season eight, 1996) he arranges a surprise second wedding with Marge to make up for their unsatisfactory first ceremony; and despite a poor relationship with his father Abraham "Grampa" Simpson, whom he placed in a nursing home as soon as he could while the Simpson family often do their best to avoid unnecessary contact with Grampa, Homer has shown feelings of love for his father from time to time. "Stark Raving Dad" is the first episode of the third season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. But Homer is a dad, and his boneheaded-ness is funnier.  Three years later, with Fox threatening to cancel the series unless production costs were cut, Castellaneta and the other cast members accepted a 30 percent pay cut, down to just over $300,000 per episode. " In his book Planet Simpson, author Chris Turner describes Homer as "the most American of the Simpsons" and believes that while the other Simpson family members could be changed to other nationalities, Homer is "pure American". , "D'oh!" The correct answer is ABE The crossword clue "Homer Simpson's dad" published 21 time/s and has 1 unique answer/s on our system. occurred in the Ullman short "The Krusty the Clown Show" (1989), and its first usage in the series was in the series premiere, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". His appearance is that of a balding overweight man. As patriarch of the eponymous family, Homer and his wife Marge have three children: Bart, Lisa and Maggie.  Homer also plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. Homer was created and designed by cartoonist Matt Groening while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. However, he is fundamentally a good man and is staunchly protective of his family, especially when they need him the most. , Homer's main and most famous catchphrase, the annoyed grunt "D'oh! of Homer includes a chapter analyzing Homer's character from the perspective of Aristotelian virtue ethics. The voice began as a loose impression of Walter Matthau, but Castellaneta could not "get enough power behind that voice", or sustain his Matthau impression for the nine- to ten-hour-long recording sessions, and had to find something easier. Please type a name.  Dan Castellaneta rendered it as a drawn out "d'ooooooh".  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