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The Simpsons: 10 Most Underrated Characters

Who never gets enough love from The Simpsons' incredible cast of characters.

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The Simpsons has been on-air since 1987 and shows no signs of slowing down. With over 30 seasons and nearly 700 episodes to its name, the animated sitcom is easily one of pop culture's most important shows, tackling social issues, family drama and everything in-between with striking honesty and an effective narrative.

Though many critics and fans would argue the show is far from what it used to be, there's no denying the timeless humour, one-liners and characters it has created are all absolutely wonderful, full of witty and mature humour and snarky social commentary.

The Simpsons is home to dozens upon dozens of great characters. Outside of fan favourites such as Homer and Bart Simpson, Mr Burns, Moe, Barney and Principal Skinner, there are many recurring characters who have never been quite as popular as they really should be, despite being just as amazing and reliable as the old favourites.

From melodramatic clowns to bitter old men, unlucky running gags to unflinching gangsters, here are 10 underrated characters from The Simpsons who deserve a lot more love from audiences.

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