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

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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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Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell The Edge "Joe" Quimby, a.k.a. "Diamond Joe" Quimby, or simply Mayor Quimby (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a character in The Simpsons and as the mayor of Springfield.

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Quimby has long served as the mayor of the fictional city of Springfield. He appears as a slick, opportunistic politician whose chief priorities seem to be keeping himself in office, womanizing, and various forms of corruption (his seal shows "corruptus in extremis"), including infidelity, embezzlement of tax money and taking bribes from mobster Fat Tony. Also, he allegedly hijacked a 747 airliner to go to "any place where girls are going wild".

He is known to be a womanizer, and to occasionally amuse himself with pornographic playing cards during town meetings. He frequents La Maison Derriere which is Springfield's burlesque house. Quimby was once the subject of 27 separate paternity suits; a result, no doubt, of his frequent womanizing. One of the women he allegedly impregnated was Cookie Kwan, who held up a baby remarkably similar to Quimby in both looks and mannerisms. With characteristic evasion, Quimby immediately passed the baby to one of his handlers, instructing him to "Raise the child as your own." Presumably, the paternity suits are still ongoing. Quimby also is frequently noticed in bed with the same blonde woman who is illiterate, who was later revealed to be Miss Springfield in "See Homer Run". He frequently takes overseas vacations, which take him out of town for extended periods of time, leading to the headline "Mayor Visits City" in the Springfield Shopper. He once referred to Springfield as Springfeld at a public meeting.

It has been implied on occasion that he is connected to Fat Tony, the local Mafia Don. It is certain that Quimby will bend the law if it suits his purposes: he once arranged Marge Simpson's release after she was arrested for blocking traffic on a bridge after suffering a nervous breakdown, claiming that if she went to jail, Quimby could kiss the "chick vote" goodbye. He also resorted to bribing witnesses when assault charges were brought against his nephew, leading Bart Simpson to observe that "the system works: just ask Claus Von Bulow".

He does not get along with local Police Chief Clancy Wiggum. Quimby's corrupt personality and love of overseas junkets is perhaps most amusingly highlighted during one episode where he announces that after a three-month "fact-finding mission", he has concluded that it is NOT feasible to build a high-speed rail link between Springfield and the tropical paradise resort of Aruba.

Quimby was once labeled as illiterate by Republican talk radio personality Birch Barlow, as well as "tax-cheating," "wife-swapping," and "pot-smoking." Quimby retorted back towards the radio, "Hey! I am no longer illiterate.", as he watered plants in his office closet. The plants in question are shown as a rather large cannabis plants.

His catch phrase is "Vote Quimby", which he always finds an opportunity to say, even during sex or in situations where it would be disadvantageous to identify himself, like inadvertently being caught by Homer in a motel room with his mistress.



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22x19 - The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
Season 22, Episode 19
02x19 - Lisa's Substitute
Season 2, Episode 19
07x19 - A Fish Called Selma
Season 7, Episode 19
31x01 - The Winter of Our Monetized Content
Season 31, Episode 01
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