Sex Pull!Groundskeeper Willie: I'm doin' all the pullin', ya blouse-wearin' poodle walker! For his third attempt, he used the voice of an angry Scotsman, which was considered to be more appropriate and was used in the episode. [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. Shary Bobbins and I were engaged to be wed back in the old country. You want to get sued? Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Annoyed-Grunt-cious, Willie has a very bizarre way of speaking. Willie is an uncouth and unpleasant character, though essentially harmless. Willie is a heavy drinker and is usually quite drunk on the job. You ruined the atmosphere, you daft pansy!Ned Flanders: Well, this is my rumpus room.Groundskeeper Willie: [sputtering] Don't call it that! Willie as Freddy Kreuger in Treehouse of Horror VI. [23], Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star, "Groening lifts toilet lid on the real-life Groundskeeper Willie", Sound recording of Groundskeeper Willie's line, Wimps, weasels and monkeys – the US media view of 'perfidious France', "Groundskeeper Willie finally reveals his Orcadian roots", "Groundskeeper Willie declares support for Scottish independence, volunteers to lead the new country", "The Simpsons Groundskeeper Willie gutted after Scots 'No' vote", "The strange world of Oor grown-up Wullie", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Groundskeeper_Willie&oldid=995016826, Fictional immigrants to the United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 19:23. How you going to get them? 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]. Whenever Willie insults someone he goes into a long-drafted retort that is gruffly spoken such as "you cheese-eating, surrender monkeys" to a class of French students[28] and "you nose-combing, hair-wipers" to Skinner and Chalmers. I got it from Space Invaders in 1977.Chief Wiggum: Yeah, that was a pretty addictive video game.Groundskeeper Willie: Video game? The 7 Beer Itch; Treehouse of Horror V; Treehouse of Horror VI; Lemon of Troy; Whacking Day; Treehouse of Horror XVI; … I can come back later. [everyone screams as the fog turns them inside out; then they stop screaming, looking at each other. In the ending cutscene of the level, he also ends up re-enacting the famous final words of Planet of the Apes when seeing the destroyed Statue of Liberty, causing Comic Book Guy while walking by to criticize him. He is a Scotsman with an aggressive temper. In "The Girl Who Slept Too Little", it is revealed that he has a cousin, "Grave Digger Billy". He is recognizable for his red hair and thick Scottish accent. Stupid, cheap weather stripping! Actor Troy McClure is in desperate need of some good publicity following his implication in a sordid sea-life scandal, so he arranges a … [18] Jim Slotek of Sun Media called Willie the ninth-best Simpsons supporting character, and also made a Top Ten quotes list, which included Willie's quote "Och, back to the loch wi' ye, Nessie", from "Selma's Choice". 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. I can get you home, but you have to do exactly as I...[gets killed by Maggie who hits him with an axe]Maggie: This is indeed a disturbing universe. A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. 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. Groundskeeper Willie's first appearance was in the season two episode "Principal Charming", first broadcast on February 14, 1991. [in his dream, Martin is dressed as a wizard]Martin: I am the wondrous wizard of Latin! First appearance Scottish by ancestry, Willie's job is to supervise the children of the School during recess, and clean the halls. Category page. His heavy accent makes most of his sentences sound nonsensical and complete gibberish. 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. His personality is depicted as being incompetent, drunken, slow-witted, and quick to anger for little or no reason. Please help me!Principal Skinner: Willie, please. In 2009, Willie was added to the "Famous Glaswegians" webpage of Glasgow City Council, based on his line in "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious". Groundskeeper Willie's first appearance was in "Principal Charming". There are so many aspects of my personality you can mock. 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. [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!" Later, he was seen shooting an empty pistol in the Springfield County Court House with pinpoint accuracy, indicating that his arthritis may have been fixed. The family dog is eyeing Bart's intestine! [The stump falls on Skinner's car]Principal Skinner: My Kia! He framed Bart twice. I'll scream this out. 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. Willie is an uncouth and unpleasant character, though essentially harmless. Willie is never shown being found out as the culprit, but it can be assumed that he is eventually found out after Bart is enrolled in Catholic school and earns his way back into Springfield Elementary. Despite its shabbiness, Willie is emotionally attached to his shack as he missed it greatly when he quit his job and became a waiter. This settled the previous continuity problem in which Willie had been stated to be a supporter of Aberdeen F.C, and to have lived in Glasgow. [25], Willie's years of heavy work have given him amazing strength and a very muscular physique, which has been observed many times as he often tears his clothes off, before accomplishing hard tasks or because of outbursts of rage. Burns: I was a little worried when he swallowed me, but, well, you know the rest. 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). 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. The Times reported in late 2005 that "he is the most instantly recognizable Scot in the world: better known than Billy Connolly or Ewan McGregor, even Sean Connery." I'm coming to rescue the lot of you. Is that you? He is recognizable with his red hair and thick Scottish accent. The line was "most likely" written by Ken Keeler. Groundskeeper Willie playing and singing "I'm a maniac, maniac, that's for sure...". from "Selma's Choice". 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. He screams in pain]Lisa Simpson: [concerned] Oh! I found a shortcut through your hedge maze.Groundskeeper Willie: Why you little...Groundskeeper Willie: [thinking] No, go easy on the wee one. It transports him to prehistoric times where he realizes that he must be careful because if he affects anything in the past, it could change the future. Willie attempts to mop puke, but the puke gets away.[32]. Outside of his groundskeeping tendencies, Willie seems to work for. Suddenly the ugliest man in Glasgow wasn't good enough for her.Shary Bobbins: It's good to see you, Willie.Groundskeeper Willie: [angry] That's not what you said the first time you saw me! I'm poor, I'm illiterate, I think movies are real. [19] He once had a cache of "screw you money", but he ended up losing it all, presumably due to Artie Ziff cheating out ZiffCorp's shareholders. 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.. Vital organs, they are what we're dressed in. [Principal Skinner is having a meeting with parents, but a burning Willie rushes into the room]Groundskeeper Willie: Gaah! Season 20 DVD released, lacks special features 16 Jan, 2010 • Simpsons News. The same article quotes Simpsons creator Matt Groening as saying "We wanted to create a school janitor that was filled with rage, sort of our tribute to angry janitors all over the world". 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). He is the head groundskeeper at Springfield Elementary School. Originally thought by the directors to be a one-shot appearance, Willie has since become a common recurring character. [1][2] Originally thought by the directors to be a one-off appearance, Willie has since become a recurring character. and a mule, with the intention of eating the latter after holding him down. Now look, boy, if your Dad goes gaga, you just use that shin of yours to call me and I'll come a-running. 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. After he was exposed, it was implied that he lost his job as groundskeeper and spent a few years at the Penitentiary as a result (although oddly, he has his job back by the next episode). Matt Groening would later reveal that the character was based on Angus Crock, a kilt-wearing chef from the sketch comedy show Second City Television, who was portrayed by Dave Thomas. Groundskeeper Willie: Well done, boy!Bart Simpson: [after blowing up a tree stump] Wait! [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. If you'll check my medical records, you'll see I have a crippling arthritis in me index fingers. IGN would also name "My Fair Laddy", the only episode which centers around Willie, the best episode of the seventeenth season. 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. He is often either a formidable enemy or an invaluable ally to Bart and Lisa Simpson; mostly, he has a strained relationship with Principal Seymour Skinner. [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! [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! That's Willie's time. Groundskeeper Willie: [speaking about Scottish history and culture] The kilt was only for day-to-day wear. Willie regularly fights animals such as an Alaskan timber wolf[31] and a mule, with the intention of eating the latter after holding him down. I was wrestling wolves back when you were at your mother's teat. [5] On weekends and during summer vacations, Willie tends to the golf course at the Springfield Glen Country Club, giving himself the appropriate renaming of "Greenskeeper Willie. In "Dark Knight Court", Willie causes hundreds of eggs to be splattered at the Springfield Easter celebration out of inbred hatred for the holiday. However, his parents were later introduced in "Monty Can't Buy Me Love", and lived near Loch Ness; which is near Inverness. Twice, Bart destroyed Willie's shack: the first out of revenge for taking his skateboard[12]; the second accidentally. He appears as the sole main antagonist in the second short of the sixth episode. Groundskeeper Willie: I have some information for you, but it's gonna be hard to hear.Bart Simpson: Why, because of your stupid accent?Groundskeeper Willie: Ach, nay! Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, also known as G.K. Willington Esquire, and William MacMoran is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. Groundskeeper Willie, the custodian at Springfield Elementary, is from Scotland. Willie's job is to supervise the children of the school during recess, and clean the halls. It is implied that Willie has killed a student at least twice. An image of Groundskeeper Willie stood in front of the Capitol Building is going viral on Twitter, with people joking that The Simpsons made yet another historic prediction just … Marge, Bart, Homer, Lisa,Groundskeeper Willie: Many dancing people, covered in blood, gore, and glop! [the fog starts to come in]Homer: Uh-oh. Let's take 'em to school! Groundskeeper Willie last edited by jazz1987 on 10/30/18 08:14AM View full history Willie is from Northkilttown, Scotland . Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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. Latest news. His writing sentences are also heavily accented to match how he speaks, implying he is also illiterate. He first tried a Spaniard's voice, which Simon felt was too clichéd. [crosses his legs, but briefly shows his bare crotch while doing so, causing Wiggum, Lou and Eddie to groan]. Willie as he appears in Stark Raving Dad. [14], In September 2014, Groundskeeper Willie featured in an official video in which he endorsed a vote for Scottish independence in an upcoming Scottish referendum, and put himself forward to lead a potentially independent Scotland while standing in front of the St. Andrew's Cross with a tattoo on his chest that read: 'Aye or Die!'. You cheese-eating surrender monkeys!'" He was originally hired at Springfield Elementary as \"Swim Teacher Willie.\" Unfortunately, after Skinner was trapped in the worm-filled pool for three days, he had the pool destroyed, and made Willie a groundskeeper. [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. "[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. Unfortunately, after Skinner was trapped in the worm-filled pool for three days, he had the pool destroyed, and made Willie a groundskeeper. 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. You've got the shinning.Bart Simpson: You mean "shining".Groundskeeper Willie: Shh! [16] When interrogated by the police, he answers that he wasn't able to because of arthritis in both of his index fingers, preventing him from utilizing a pistol, which he got "from Space Invaders in 1977" and implying right after that he doesn't even know what a video game is, asking ignorantly "Video game?" Here comes the My Kia!Groundskeeper Willie: What's a "My Kia"? Groundskeeper Willie is a recurring character in multiple episodes of Fox's long running animated series The Simpsons.. [Bart is hanging out the window of the school bus, and Principal Skinner and Groundskeeper Willie are trying to pull him back in]Principal Skinner: Pull, Willie! Willie's job is to supervise the children of the School during recess, and clean the halls. You're back with your family where there's nothing to be afraid of, except that fog that turns people inside out.Bart: Huh? Just one sniff of that fog and you're inside out! Homer looks at his Nessie-like "Macarena Monster" doll, then looks at Nessie]Homer: My God, it's him!Mr. Principal Skinner: Willie, go get those kids and bring them back!Groundskeeper Willie: I'll bring 'em back dead or alive!Principal Skinner: NOT dead.Groundskeeper Willie: Aww, ya never let Willie be Willie! 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. Yes we do.Groundskeeper Willie: [rips open his shirt] Then grease me up, woman! Happy Halloween! Groundskeeper Willie: Lunchlady Doris, have you got any grease? Trending pages. His writing sentences are also heavily accented to match how he speaks, implying he is also illiterate. Presumably due to his constant manual labor Willie is in excellent physique whenever he rips off his clothes and reveals he is actually very muscular which is odd as his clothes tend to give him a pot belly. Lisa Simpson: [walking down the hall at school] Ugh. Stream full episodes online & watch live Sundays at 8/7c! he is approached by a scottish woman and leaves with her, whereupon Bart sees the unattended tractor and takes it for a spin. Willie is homeless and lives in his utility shack on the school grounds which is heavily dilapidated (on one occasion he dreamt that he was in his shack when he was actually passed out drunk in a snowy field). Mr. Van Houten has the floor.Kirk Van Houten: I, for one, would like to see the cafeteria menus in advance so parents can adjust their dinner menus accordingly. “A look into Springfield Elementary’s groundskeeper, and maybe one of the most short-tempers residents of Springfield.” - Host Wayan Willie appears as one of the contestants in the Duff Ultimate Eating Challenge in the level Around the World in 80 Bites - he blocks off the Scotland area from the other contestants until it is opened by Bart. A recurring joke, which was first shown in "Radio Bart", is that Willie appears to have a pot belly, but whenever he takes off his shirt, he is quite muscular. "The Simpsons" Whacking Day (TV Episode 1993) Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Groundskeeper Willie, Tractor, Chicken, Cola Scientist #2, Grampa, Barney Gumble, Squeaky-Voiced Teen, Kwik-E-Mart Customer, Choir Soloist, Mayor Quimby, Fleeing Snake, Irish Man Out of the whole! Appearance in the special Edit. 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