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. The Simpsons is known for its sometimes edgy storylines.The show does not shy away from themes like murder, especially with its Treehouse of Horror Halloween episodes. First appearance He is recognizable with his red hair and thick Scottish accent. In the Italian dub of the show, Willie is known for speaking with a strong Sardinian accent, as well as occasionally referencing to allegedly hailing from Sardinia instead of Scotland. [writhing on the floor]. 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for its December 7, 2006 front page, referring to the Iraq Study Group and its recommendation that U.S. soldiers be withdrawn from Iraq by early 2008. 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 … [everyone screams as the fog turns them inside out; then they stop screaming, looking at each other. Out of the whole! Outside of his groundskeeping tendencies, Willie seems to work for Mayor Quimby and the town in general. 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. His heavy accent makes most of his sentences sound nonsensical and complete gibberish. Groundskeeper Willie is a recurring character on The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. Willie attempts to mop puke, but the puke gets away.. Because of the school's new wealth, he requested a crystal pail. Note: Bold letters are for Willie-centered episodes or new relevant details about the character in an episode. Groundskeeper Willie playing and singing "I'm a maniac, maniac, that's for sure...". 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 and "you nose-combing, hair-wipers" to Skinner and Chalmers. , 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. [falls down dead]. Groundskeeper Willie's description of the French as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" from the episode "'Round Springfield" has become widely used, particularly in the run-up to the war in Iraq. IGN also named "My Fair Laddy", the only episode which centres around Willie, the best episode of the seventeenth season. Groundskeeper Willie is one of the non-playable characters in LEGO Dimensions from The Simpsons franchise. 1 Background 1.1 Dimension Crisis 1.1.1 Meltdown at Sector 7-G 1.1.2 The Mysterious Voyage of Homer 2 World 3 Quests 4 Trivia Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, also known as G.K. Willington Esquire, andWilliam MacMoranis the groundskeeper and janitor ofSpringfield Elementary … Groundskeeper Willie: [speaking about Scottish history and culture] The kilt was only for day-to-day wear.  The newspaper 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. Groundskeeper Willie: Lunchlady Doris, have you got any grease? Willie is later seen outside, declaring his love for his tractor. Actor Troy McClure is in desperate need of some good publicity following his implication in a sordid sea-life scandal, so he arranges a … Groundskeeper Willie works at Springfield Elementary School. 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. I got it from Space Invaders in 1977.Chief Wiggum: Yeah, that was a pretty addictive video game.Groundskeeper Willie: Video game? Groundskeeper Willie: Aye. Groundskeeper Willie: [after performing his one man band talent] Thank you, you ungrateful bast...! 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).  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!" , 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!'. But of course, any Simpsons fan will tell you that Groundskeeper Willie actually hails from North Kiltown! 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." [in his dream, Martin is dressed as a wizard]Martin: I am the wondrous wizard of Latin!  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". His heavy accent makes most of his sentences sound nonsensical and complete gibberish.  The line was "most likely" written by Ken Keeler. This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. Even though his official artwork has him in blue overalls, he often wears green ones. 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. tattoo replaced with a picture of the Queen and empty bottles of whisky with a newspaper featuring Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was widely credited with giving the "No" campaign a last-minute boost. He worked in the same amount of years as Principal Skinner. 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. painted on it] No way! Groundskeeper Willie Episodes. Willie's job is to supervise the children of the School during recess, and clean the halls. There are so many aspects of my personality you can mock. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. Groundskeeper Willie: I'm telling ye, I could nay have shot Burns. In "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star", he unleashes a giant pie of rats on the Springfield Elementary medieval festival to get revenge for being cast as the village idiot and his cruel treatment. If you'll check my medical records, you'll see I have a crippling arthritis in me index fingers. Groundskeeper Willie's description of the French as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" from the episode "'Round Springfield" has become widely used, particularly in the run-up to the war in Iraq. You cheese-eating surrender monkeys!'" The Simpsons Series 7 Episode 19: A Fish Called Selma. Marge: [Bart awakens from a nightmare] Relax, honey. 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". , 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. 1 Appearance in the special 2 Trivia 3 See also 4 Navigation Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill 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. Willie is an uncouth and unpleasant character, though essentially harmless. In Treehouse of Horror VIhe plotted revenge on the student… In early episodes, Willie's father was said to be dead.  However, it is likely he only kills unintentionally: he accidentally killed the boy who became the playground ghost of Springfield Elementary, all because of his sassy mouth. Willie once told a story of working at a mine that caved in, saying "No one made it out alive, not even Willie! He framed Bart twice. For his third try, he used the voice of an angry Scotsman, which was deemed appropriate enough and was used in the episode. " Also Willie once told Skinner that he had seen his own father hanged for stealing a pig although both of his parents can be seen alive in Scotland later. Dan Castellaneta was assigned to do the voice.  In Season 23 Episode 13 "The Daughter Also Rises", first aired in 2012, it was finally stated that Groundskeeper Willie is from Kirkwall in Orkney, therefore ending this dispute. In these instances he drives his tractor, swerving drunkenly and ploughing everything in his way, once crashing into the pool by accident. Willie's either originally from the Scottish town of Kirkwall or a place called North Kilttown, which is likely a reference to the hamlet of Domaduir, near Kyle of Lochalsh. 2 , hutz , King of Infinite Space , Knightboat , ManiacalRoboKiller , … A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. D&D Beyond Originally, the character was just written as an angry janitor, and the fact that he was Scottish was added during a recording session. In 2009, Willie was added to the "Famous Glaswegians" webpage of Glasgow City Council, based on his line in "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious". Appearance in the special Edit. You want to get sued? You ruined the atmosphere, you daft pansy!Ned Flanders: Well, this is my rumpus room.Groundskeeper Willie: [sputtering] Don't call it that! Groundskeeper Willie's first appearance was in "Principal Charming". disputed Glasgow's claim to the character, citing the episodes "Scuse Me While I Miss The Sky" and "The Dad Who Knew Too Little". 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. Let's take 'em to school! I was wrestling wolves back when you were at your mother's teat. The line was "most likely" written by Ken Keeler. " Willie was once given the job of teaching Bart Simpson. Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill him. Lisa had taken a restraining order against Bart, so he couldn't legally go to the same school. Homer looks at his Nessie-like "Macarena Monster" doll, then looks at Nessie]Homer: My God, it's him!Mr. You're back with your family where there's nothing to be afraid of, except that fog that turns people inside out.Bart: Huh? Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, also known as G.K. Willington Esquire, and William MacMoran is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. His writing sentences are also heavily accented to match how he speaks, implying he is also illiterate. Bart Simpson: You're new here, so here's what you need to know: we call Principal Skinner "Principal Skin-rash", Professor Weiner is "Professor Whiner", and Groundskeeper Willie is "Grounds-Creepier Stupid".Groundskeeper Willie: That's not even clever. Stream full episodes online & watch live Sundays at 8/7c! , 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. 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. 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 … Stupid, cheap weather stripping! Smithers. [everyone runs back in yelling, except Dr. Hibbert]. Groundskeeper Willie: Well done, boy!Bart Simpson: [after blowing up a tree stump] Wait! Vital organs, they are what we're dressed in. Originally, the character was written as simply being an angry janitor; his Scottish accent was added during a recording session. [before anyone could answer, the entire class looks directly at Willie, who explodes into flame and screams]. Willie was implied to have a sociopathic hatred of the town, as when he was running for mayor during Do What You Feel Day, claimed in a stump speech that, as soon as he was made mayor, he will kill all of the citizens and then burn the entire town to the ground, and mentioning that he is fully aware that the microphone was on. "Principal Charming" He claims to "get so drunk I can barely see, but it helps me get through another day". 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. 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. Trending pages. Latest news. 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). Groundskeeper Willie "Morit": he, she or it dies! Willie is almost feral in nature and is immensely proud of his Scottish origin. [Willie shares a flask of Scotch with the whipped wolf]Groundskeeper Willie: Don't feel bad for losing. He appears as the sole main antagonist in the second short of the sixth episode. Please improve the article, or discuss the issue on the talk page. 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.. Willie has shown antipathy to both his employer, Principal Skinner, and Bart Simpson, who frequently plays practical jokes on him. Status Just one sniff of that fog and you're inside out! You've got the shinning.Bart Simpson: You mean "shining".Groundskeeper Willie: Shh! Groundskeeper Willie: Hoisting a bag. , Willie is incompetent and is quick to anger for little or no reason. In battle, we donned a full-length ball gown covered in sequins. Originally thought by the directors to be a one-shot appearance, Willie has since become a common recurring character. Willie has shown antipathy to both his employer, Principal Skinner, and Bart Simpson, who frequently plays practical jokes on him. "Morire": to die. 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. , 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. , In 2006, Groundskeeper Willie was named the fourth-best peripheral character in the history of the show by IGN, who said "high-points for the character were being trained to be civilized, wrestling a wolf that was let loose in the school and becoming a substitute for the French language teacher – 'Bon jourrr! Groundskeeper Willie (Springfield Animals)/Appearances - Fan Fiction Wiki - You can write and show your own Fan Fiction They should have more Groundskeeper Willie in the Halloween episodes. He first tried a Spaniard's voice, which Simon felt was too clichéd. Willie is a heavy drinker and is usually quite drunk on the job. 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. Voiced by Groundskeeper Willie: It's impossible for me to fire a pistol. You were just having a crazy nightmare. In these instances he drives his tractor, swerving drunkenly and ploughing everything in his way, once crashing into the pool by accident. Groundskeeper Willie: (Speaking into a microphone) If elected mayor, my first act will be to kill the lot of ya, and burn yer town to cinders! 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