In well over 20 seasons on the air, "The Simpsons" has given viewers memorable storylines, relatable characters and some of the funniest quotes on TV. Best of all are the catchphrases, which bring the characters to life and help viewers keep track of the crazy crew that call Springfield home. Take our quiz to see if you can match the catchphrase to the character!
Burns, a millionaire who owns the local nuclear plant, expresses his pleasure with the simple term, "excellent." Of course, what Burns finds excellent may include things that are not so great for others, like that time he stole the sun and left Springfield totally in the dark.
Wanna visit Mr. Burns at home? Better be ready to run when he instructs Smithers to "release the hounds," as he is likely to do anytime someone dares to cross him.
Comic Book Guy, who runs the local comic book shop, is a man of few words, often breaking events down to their essence with his favorite phrase "Best. _______. Ever." Of course, when something doesn't meet his standards, he's also willing to use other variations, namely, "Worst. ________. Ever."
Bart believes that the best way to stay out of trouble is to deny all knowledge of the event, even when caught with spray paint in hand. He uses this phrase so often that he once became famous as the "I didn't do it" boy, after uttering these words on the Krusty the Clown show.
Poor, misunderstood Lisa often has trouble fitting in with her family. Frequently, she leaves them to their antics with the classic catchphrase, "If anyone needs me, I'll be in my room."
Professor Frink is an odd duck in a town of over-the-top personalities. He spends most of his time holed up in his lab, tinkering with his inventions, only to come out spewing strange phrases like "Glavin!" and various other jibberish. He also makes a mean hamburger earmuff.
Krusty the Clown may be kid-friendly on TV, opening each episode with an enthusiastic "Hey, hey, kids," but he's anything but G-rated when the cameras are off. He spends most of his free time indulging in alcohol, tobacco and other fun things that would likely offend his core audience.
Principal Seymour Skinner lives with his mother, Agnes, and no matter how hard he tries he can never seem to please her, prompting her frequent expressions of "Seymour!"
Duffman was hired by the Duff Brewery to promote its delicious beer. He is frequently seen at events, where he shows how much fun the Duff Brand is by proclaiming "Oh yeah!" and referring to himself in the third person.
Radioactive Man is Springfield's answer to Batman or Superman. With the help of his trusty sidekick, Fallout Boy, he stamps out danger after exclaiming, "Up and atom!" When Rainier Wolfcastle played Radioactive Man in a movie, he had a little trouble with the line, repeatedly changing it to "Up and at them!"
Jasper is one old of the town's older residents. When he's called upon to serve as a substitute teacher, he informs students that for every transgression, "That's a paddlin'."
Despite his many interactions with the Simpson family, Mr. Burns never seems to recognize Homer Simpson, who is actually the safety inspector at the plant. Whenever he comes across Homer, Burns turns to Smithers and asks, "Smithers, who is that man?" The catchphrase changes, depending on the circumstance, with Burns using everything from "nincompoop" to "young go-getter" to refer to Homer.
The God-fearing Flanders lives next door to the Simpson family. Despite the fact that Homer constantly insults him, Ned maintains a friendly attitude, often inserting a "diddly" into every sentence.
The Reverend Lovejoy's wife Helen is very devout and can frequently be heard begging her fellow citizens to please think of the children whenever a potentially un-Godlike issue arises.
While Bart has gotten slightly more polite as the show has progressed, he's not above throwing out a sarcastic "Eat my shorts" when someone annoys him.
Poor Marge. Not only is she married to Homer and often dragged into his crazy schemes, but she also has to keep up with bad-boy Bart. She spends a lot of time grumbling a frustrated "hmmm...," but isn't above letting her family know, "I don't think that's a very good idea."
No episode of "The Simpsons" is complete without a "d'oh" from Homer. He uses this expression to illustrate everything from regret to frustration, such as finding out he's made Marge mad or learned that Bart has eaten the last donut.
Despite Homer's two-plus decades of service at the nuclear plant, Mr. Burns can never quite remember his name. Each time Burns interacts with Homer, Smithers is forced to remind his boss of Homer's name, prompting Burns to reply, "Simpson, eh?"
Springfield may be named in his honor, but no one ever said Jebediah Springfield was a smart man. He is best remembered for saying, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."
Despite the fact that he works long shifts -- often 24/7 -- at the convenience store, Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu is never too tired to send customers off with a polite "Thank you, come again!"
Like all father and son pairs, Homer and Bart have their own special way of sharing their love -- usually it involves Homer screaming, "Why you little...," while wrapping his hands around Bart's neck.
Mr. Burns has very traditional manners. He typically answers the phone with a vintage "Ahoy-hoy." He's not nearly so polite off the phone and isn't above welcoming visitors to his office by releasing them through a trap door in the floor.
Poor Skinner can't get no respect. At home he's insulated by his own mom, and at school he's subject to the bad temper of Superintendent Chalmers.
Homer ends almost every interaction with Ned by mumbling, "Stupid Flanders." He also uses variations of this concept, such as, "Stupid sexy Flanders," after he sees Ned wearing a revealing ski suit.
Homer is an easy man to please, and he shows off his happiness with a joyous "Woo hoo!" Given his love for donuts, it would come as a surprise to no one if he were to woo hoo it up for a couple of the delicious pastries.
A teacher at Springfield Elementary School, Mrs. Krapabbel typically utters a sarcastic "Ha!" in response to almost any comment. Hey, you'd be jaded too, if you had to teach Bart Simpson.
When Bart knows trouble is brewing, he usually runs off, often throwing out an "Ay caramba!" on his way out the door.
Bart elicits frustration and anger with his antics, but he's quick to urge people, "Don't have a cow, man," when they start to let him know how they're feeling.
Local bully Nelson has a rough home life, so he likes to laugh at others' misfortunes by pointing at them while belting out, "Ha ha!"
The Simpson children often go to see Dr. Hibbert when they are sick, but are sometimes forced to see the quack Dr. Nick when money is tight. Nick might not be good at the whole medicine thing, but he's certainly friendly, entering the room with a bright "Hi, everybody" each time he comes on screen.