Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 17, 1989
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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Groundskeeper Willie

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Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957 is an American film, theatre and television actor, comedian, ...

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Dr. William "Groundskeeper Willy" MacDougal (A.K.A. "G.K. Willington") is the groundskeeper of Springfield Elementary School. Scottish by ancestry, Willie's job is to supervise the children of the School during recess, and clean the halls. He is recognizable with his red hair and thick Scottish accent. He is often either a formidable enemy or an invaluable ally to Bart and Lisa.

Willy is physically muscular, and in one episode, he wrestles an Alaskan timber wolf.

However, Groundskeeper Willy is usually a villain, though almost always in Treehouse of Horror is a protagonist attempting to aid the primary protagonist(s), though is usually killed.

Willy is also often seen yelling at the kids for doing something minor. He often talks about his Scottish past before he came to Springfield, and actually claims to be from many towns in Scotland, including Glasgow, Loch Ness, and North Kiltown. In Lisa the Drama Queen, it is revealed that his name was "Dr. William MacDougal" before he came to America.

It seems Willie is homeless and mentally insane, as Skinner hired him after he escaped from an asylum. Nevertheless, Willie gets the job done, whether it may be crawling through vents to retrieve Santa's Little Helper or watching back school video tapes for Lisa's benefit.



Episode Screenshots

28x10 - The Nightmare After Krustmas
Season 28, Episode 10
14x18 - Dude, Where's My Ranch?
Season 14, Episode 18
20x04 - Treehouse of Horror XIX
Season 20, Episode 04
22x22 - The Ned-Liest Catch
Season 22, Episode 22
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