A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. Help! [21] At one time, Willie was engaged to Shary Bobbins until she recovered her eyesight—at which point, in Willie's words, "Suddenly the ugliest man in Glasgow wasn't good enough for her! Here comes the My Kia!Groundskeeper Willie: What's a "My Kia"? 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They should have more Groundskeeper Willie in the Halloween episodes. Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal, better known as Groundskeeper Willie and also known as G.K. Willington and William MacMoran, (born 1945) is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. Originally, the character was written as simply being an angry janitor; his Scottish accent was added during a recording session. His shack has been destroyed twice (both times because of Bart) when he overflowed it with macaroni and cheese out of revenge for Willie stealing his skateboard and the second time was accidentally demolished by a frozen dodge-ball which was intended at his gym teacher. Everybody's got one.Groundskeeper Willie: [sad] I thought I was special. He first tried using a Spanish voice, which Simon felt was too clichéd. Willie's either originally from the Scottish town of Kirkwall[1][2] or a place called North Kilttown, which is likely a reference to the hamlet of Domaduir, near Kyle of Lochalsh. The Simpsons is an Emmy Award-, Annie Award- and Peabody Award-winning animated comedy. Groundskeeper Willie: Hoisting a bag. It's implied that Willie's speech pattern is a result of brain damage due to a constant concussion by hitting himself on the head with a hammer to get to sleep. Outside of his groundskeeping tendencies, Willie seems to work for Mayor Quimby and the town in general. However, his parents were later introduced in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love", and lived near Loch Ness; which is near Inverness. In some episodes, Willie is portrayed as a benevolent villain (whether intentional or not) and he has shown a hatred and disgust for children of … [in his dream, Martin is dressed as a wizard]Martin: I am the wondrous wizard of Latin! 2 , hutz , King of Infinite Space , Knightboat , ManiacalRoboKiller , … Unfortunately, after Skinner was trapped in the worm-filled pool for three days, he had the pool destroyed, and made Willie a groundskeeper. He first tried a Spaniard's voice, which Simon felt was too clichéd. [17] However, he fired a rifle at a weather balloon vandalized by Bart[18]; it's as if handling a pistol and handling a rifle are two separate things to him. Groundskeeper Willie Makes an Enemy for Life 8 months ago Principal Skinner got word that Super Intendent Chalmers is making a surprise visit to inspect the school. Willie plays a supporting role in most of his episodes, but he was a main character in the episode "My Fair Laddy", where Lisa Simpson introduced him to high culture as a science project. Bart is put on trial for the incident, only to be acquitted when Willie is caught and turned in by Lisa and Mr. Burns (as Fruit Batman). It's implied that Willie's speech pattern is a result of brain damage due to a constant concussion by hitting himself on the head with a hammer to get to sleep. "[22] Willie was once given the job of teaching Bart Simpson. Because of the school's new wealth, he requested a crystal pail. Despite this, Willie seems to have a passion for his job such as keeping the lost retainers that he finds from children and turning them into a sculpture. [Bart sees the scratches on his body and yells]Homer Simpson: [from elsewhere, sounding worried] Bart! Willie is an uncouth and unpleasant character, though essentially harmless. [9] It is possible that Willie has a murderous past as we are told he is the spitting image of the Aberdeen Strangler, an affirmation which he doesn't deny, innocently whistling by. Mr. Burns, Homer, Groundskeeper Willie and Professor Frink all gasp. I'll scream this out. In his first appearance, he discussed Philosophy with Scruffy and accidentally locked Fry in Springfield Elementary.Later, in Simpsorama, when the Planet Express Crew and Simpson family were trying to dig up the Time Capsule Groundskeeper Willie tried to stop them as he had already carved his name there. He framed Bart twice. Aye, there's no better feeling on Earth. Despite this, Willie seems to have a passion for his job such as keeping the lost retainers that he finds from children and turning them into a sculpture. [6] One of Groundskeeper Willie's trademarks is a gruffly-spoken insulting retort, which take the writers a long time to come up with, although they do not consider them that funny.[7]. "[7] Also Willie once told Skinner that he had seen his own father hanged for stealing a pig[8] although both of his parents can be seen alive in Scotland later. Shary Bobbins and I were engaged to be wed back in the old country. I see the monster!Groundskeeper Willie: [once all the water is drained] Nay. Groundskeeper Willie, although seen as a benevolent character in the regular episodes, serves as a minor antagonist in The Simpsons' Halloween special series: Treehouse of Horror.. Even after Lisa gave him a better life as a waiter and with a presumably higher pay rise, Willie still missed his old job as a groundskeeper. painted on it] No way! However, after Mr. Burns stole the oil, which not only resulted in the loss of the school's newly gained fortune, but also causing the school to go into an even worse financial state than before due to the cost of dismantling the oil tower, Skinner was forced to lay off Groundskeeper Willie, in order to preserve the remaining school budget, causing Willie to wish to murder Mr. Burns and seriously injure Mr. Groundskeeper Willie is a recurring character in multiple episodes of Fox's long running animated series The Simpsons.. D&D Beyond [20], Three Groundskeeper Willie action figures were created by Playmates Toys for the World of Springfield series: Willie depicted in his usual appearance, released in 2001 in wave 4;[21] "Ripped Willie", released in 2002 as part of wave 8;[22] and "Kilted Willie", released in 2003 in wave 14. Groundskeeper Willie: [Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are tied up in a dark room with a small dim light on] Oh, you're gonna break like matchsticks. He was featured as a Freddy Krueger type in "Treehouse of Horror VI." [the fog starts to come in]Homer: Uh-oh. When a ball was shredded underneath his tractor, he screams in horror that he ran over another child again. and therefore pretending to have fought aliens for real. I don't like the idea of Milhouse having two spaghetti meals in one day. Originally thought by the directors to be a one-shot appearance, Willie has since become a common recurring character. [3] Matt Groening later revealed that the character was based partially on Angus Crock, a kilt-wearing chef from the sketch comedy show Second City Television, who was portrayed by Dave Thomas[4] and Jimmy Finlayson, the moustachioed Scottish actor who appeared in 33 Laurel and Hardy films. Pull!Groundskeeper Willie: I'm doin' all the pullin', ya blouse-wearin' poodle walker! Apparently, he has had sexual attractions to Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (more commonly known as "Fergie"), as he had mentioned while hallucinating as an after effect of Seth and Munchie's Peyote-laced juice (which was thanks to Homer) that he waited a long time for the moment where he could embrace Fergie passionately.[27]. [before anyone could answer, the entire class looks directly at Willie, who explodes into flame and screams]. [everyone runs out yelling; above ground, Dr. Hibbert examines the canary]Dr. Hibbert: Gentlemen, this canary died of natural causes.Groundskeeper Willie: Back in the hole! [Skinner hacks Willie in the back with an axe for the third time] I'll...ow! [29] He claims to "get so drunk I can barely see, but it helps me get through another day". However, he is quite fond of animals such as giving the timber wolf a drink from his own flask after being victorious, planning to rescue the turtles when the school fire alarm was pulled but was overpowered by them later on, reacting with joy when Santa's Little Helper noticed him through a window and giving a snake a home as a fire hose for the school when he was abandoned by Bart. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. I'm poor, I'm illiterate, I think movies are real. after the third time). It is implied that Willie has killed a student at least twice. [sees Shary Bobbins with Bart, Lisa and Maggie] Shary Bobbins! Groundskeeper Willie, the beloved Simpsons character, has revealed that he supports a Yes vote in Thursday's poll - and has offered to become the first leader of an independent Scotland. He is recognizable with his red hair and thick Scottish accent. It's time for the main course. Stream full episodes online & watch live Sundays at 8/7c! [3], Willie is the groundskeeper at Springfield Elementary School and is a stereotypical angry Scotsman with a heavy Scottish accent. His writing sentences are also heavily accented to match how he speaks, implying he is also illiterate. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Groundskeeper Willie (Springfield Animals)/Appearances - Fan Fiction Wiki - You can write and show your own Fan Fiction Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, also known as G.K. Willington Esquire, and William MacMoran is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. "The most instantly recognizable Scot in the world.". In "Treehouse of Horror XXV", he uses the Simpson children's dead bodies to make stew, and it is also implied that he killed Maggie. Dan Castellaneta, Brother: Angus MacDougalCousin: Billy MacDougalEx-girlfriend: Patty BouvierEx-fiancée: Shary BobbinsImaginary Lover: UnnamedGirlfriend: Inga, Dr. William MacDougal, also known as William Sean McLavel, G.K. Willington Esquire, and William MacMoran is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School and a minor character in The Simpsons Movie who's originally from Scotland. Lisa had taken a restraining order against Bart, so he couldn't legally go to the same school. It is generally regarded that the character's name is spelled "Willie", but his. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Twice, Bart destroyed Willie's shack: the first out of revenge for taking his skateboard[12]; the second accidentally. Groundskeeper Willie: [after performing his one man band talent] Thank you, you ungrateful bast...! Principal Skinner then realized his mistake and welcomed Bart back as an apology and was then scolded along with Willie by Superintendent Chalmers for expelling the wrong culprit. I was wrestling wolves back when you were at your mother's teat. [20], Willie's hobbies include videotaping couples in cars, something which proves to the benefit of Homer Simpson when he is wrongfully accused of sexual harassment. He is a Scotsman with an aggressive temper. [5], A recurring joke, which was first shown in "Radio Bart", is that Groundskeeper Willie appears to have a beer belly, but whenever he takes off his shirt, he is very muscular. Groundskeeper Willie: Aye. One of Willie's trademarks is a gruffly-spoken insulting retort, which take the writers a long time to come up with, although they do not consider them that funny. Eventually, Nessie is being held in a net under a helicopter, with Burns, Willie and Homer inside]Groundskeeper Willie: That was amazing, Mr. Burns.Mr. In battle, we donned a full-length ball gown covered in sequins. Chorus line of people, dancing till they make us stop!Groundskeeper Willie: [jumps on stage inside out] Too! But don't be reading my mind between four and five. [Bart comes over to Willie, and ties a pair of balloons to his kilt, and leaves. How you going to get them? He claims to be haunted by the ghost of a deceased student when he confused Bart for him and after Bart left the scene, a young ghost actually did appear with a rake impaled through its chest (insinuating murder). His personality is depicted as being incompetent, drunken, slow-witted, and quick to anger for little or no reason. However, he is quite fond of animals such as giving the timber wolf a drink from his own flask after being victorious, planning to rescue the turtles when the school fire alarm was pulled but was overpowered by them later on, reacting with joy when Santa's Little Helper noticed him through a window and giving a snake a home as a fire hose for the school when he was abandoned by Bart. Edit. Groundskeeper Willie, Springfield Elementary's Scottish janitor on "The Simpsons," has voiced his support for his homeland's independence in a humorous viral video posted to YouTube last week, just days from the official referendum which could separate the country from the rest of the United Kingdom for good. He has shown great animosity towards both Principal Skinner and Bart Simpson, the latter of whom is often more than willing to make Willie the butt of his jokes. Willie is a heavy drinker and is usually quite drunk on the job. Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill him. His heavy accent makes most of his sentences sound nonsensical and complete gibberish. For example, he rescues Bart from a marauding Alaskan timber wolf by wrestling it into submission. Voiced by A poll recently named The Simpsons’ Groundskeeper Willie as the most famous Scottish person on the planet, but he was almost a different nationality altogether, according to voice actor Dan Castellaneta. Willie has shown antipathy to both his employer, Principal Skinner, and Bart Simpson, who frequently plays practical jokes on him. [15] Following the result of the referendum where the Scottish electorate voted to remain as part of the UK, the producers released an image of Willie now standing in front of a Union Jack flag, looking depressed with his "Aye or Die!" [while digging a mine shaft to rescue Bart from a well]Apu: [gasps] The canary.Groundskeeper Willie: Gas! Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal,[1] better known as Groundskeeper Willie and also known as G.K. Willington and William MacMoran, is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. Happy Halloween! Willie has shown antipathy to both his employer, Principal Skinner, and Bart Simpson, who frequently plays practical jokes on him. This hatred was such that he proceeded to sabotage a celebration of the holiday by rigging the various musical instruments with eggs, thus having the band unknowingly spray eggs at the audience when playing the instruments, and then framing Bart for it, which was serious enough to nearly get Bart expelled from school and worse. [on Sunday, the church doors are frozen shut by the blizzard outside; as the cold congregation waits, Willie applies a blowtorch]Reverend Lovejoy: How's that door coming, Willie?Groundskeeper Willie: Miracles are your department, Reverend! Willie attempts to mop puke, but the puke gets away.[32]. Should I get the nurse?Groundskeeper Willie: Nay, just keep studyin'. If you'll check my medical records, you'll see I have a crippling arthritis in me index fingers. Marge, Bart, Homer, Lisa,Groundskeeper Willie: Many dancing people, covered in blood, gore, and glop! Willie is the janitor at Springfield Elementary School and lives in a shack on the school premises. But the producers just didn’t find it funny when I read lines out loud,” Dan revealed. Groundskeeper Willie: [a wolf is attacking Bart] Hey, Wolfie. Groundskeeper Willie: [speaking about Scottish history and culture] The kilt was only for day-to-day wear. Come on, boys. The New York Post used the phrase "Surrender Monkeys" as the headline for its December 7, 2006 front page, referring to the Iraq Study Group and its recommendation that U.S. soldiers be withdrawn from Iraq by early 2008. What's the point of getting rid of all the distractions at home if I have to do my learning here? 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