Regardless of how you feel about the most recent seasons of the show, The Simpsons is one of the finest shows ever to grace television. They’ve spawned some fantastic characters, many of whom are so iconic they’ve been parodied or borrowed in other successful shows.
However, in the mix they have some pretty poor characters too. Either because they’ve changed for the worse down the years, because they’ve never been fully utilised or just because their schtick has grown stale, these are Springfield’s worst offenders.
Importantly, one-off guest stars who flopped haven’t been included here. The likes of Gal Gadot, Steph Curry, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have all played themselves for forgettable single scenes in recent seasons, but it seems unfair to lump them in against Springfield regulars.
Instead, it’s the characters who either draw a groan every time they appear on screen, or if not that a tumbleweed. These characters might have been good once, or might have at least had potential, but with some cracks appearing the writing these days, it’s unlikely they’re going to improve much. Unfortunately for them, it means they’ll likely be remembered as some of the worst characters Springfield has ever been home to.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.