First appearance: “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge” (Season 2, Episode 9)
Notable appearance: “Bart Gets Famous” (Season 5, Episode 12)
Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta
Though he's constantly overshadowed by his murderous predecessor, Sideshow Mel has his fair share of bright spots. With his Shakespearean accent and trademark bone (which got stuck after trying to get gum out of his hair), Mel has solidified himself as a constant source of classic quotes and ridicule over the years. He's a constant target for Krusty the Clown’s violent temper, having been humiliated and abused both behind the scenes and in front of a national audience.
We love a good punching bag, and Mel is one of the best. When he’s not the butt of Krusty’s jokes, he can be seen around Springfield getting involved in many civic duties, such as town hall meetings and clearing Waylon Smithers’ name after he was accused of shooting Mr. Burns.