5 Simpsons Characters You Know Better Than Your Own Family

Saturday, September 17 by Amanda Ferguson

Simpsons characters are almos limitless considering the legendary length of time "The Simpsons" have been on television. "The Simpsons" is based around a family that is anything but ordinary. With an idiot father, pesky son, know-it-all sister, and a mother tries to keep it all together The Simpsons are one of America's favorite families and the fan base reaches individuals of all backgrounds.

Homer Simpson.

The patriarch of the family isn't just around to bring home the bacon. He brings home donuts, slurpees and any other type of junk food imaginable. Homer is known for his thick-skulled ways. He has a simple outlook on things but tends to make life complicated for those around him. As dim-witted as he is, viewers can't help but love him as the dumbest character on "The Simpsons."

Marge Simpson.

Marge Simpson often acts like the glue that holds "The Simpsons" together. Her undying love for "Homie" and devotion to her crazy kids, keeps her forgiving over and over and over again. Marge Simpson is known for her raspy voice and larger-than-life hair. As a character she acts as the most mellow and tender one of the bunch, making the Simpson family a complete unit.

Bart Simpson.

If chaos had a face, it would look like Bart Simpson. This character is known for his mischeivious ways that would put Dennis the Menace to shame. As the oldest of all of the children he blazes a trail through the household and tests the nerve of each family member, particularly his father. To say the least, this character represents the challenges of having children, as well as the worst chace scenarios in "The Simpsons."

Lisa Simpson.

Being the smartest member of the family is never easy, especially when you're the middle child. Lisa Simpson's intelligence is what sets her apart from the rest of the Simpson family. This character tends to act as the conscience of the show with highly clever comebacks. She juxtaposes a lot of what the rest of the family is doing.

Maggie Simpson.

As the infant in "The Simpsons," Maggie simply poses as the blank canvas. Her purpose, as a character, is to present a challenge in a story or represent love. Maggie's only noises usually comes from the sucking on her passifier. This little noise serves as a classic case of comedic timing in "The Simpsons."