Smithers, voiced by Harry Shearer , is the longtime personal assistant and bestie of Mr. Burns, also voiced by Shearer, the maniacal head of Springfield's nuclear power plant, where Homer Simpson works. Smithers decided to come out of the closet in an episode titled "The Burns Cage. Frustrated, Smithers took it out on his employees, including Simpson, who is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
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Politics is a common theme in the animated television series The Simpsons , and this phenomenon has had some crossover with real American politics. American conservatives voiced opposition to the show early in its run, when it was still controversial for its crude humor and irreverent take on family values. Former president George H. Bush said that the U.
Along with the Simpson family , The Simpsons includes a large array of characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, and as well as fictional characters. The creators originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokesters or for fulfilling needed functions in the town. A number of them have gained expanded roles and subsequently starred in their own episodes.
Waylon Joseph Smithers Jr. Smithers or simply Smithers , is a recurring fictional character in the animated sitcom The Simpsons , voiced by Harry Shearer. He first appeared in " Homer's Odyssey ", although his voice could be heard in the series premiere " Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire ".