In the episode "My Fair Laddy", Willie recalls his birth and how his abusive father told him he would never amount to anything in life and would be lucky if he grew up to be "garbage". 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'm coming to rescue the lot of you. You cheese-eating surrender monkeys!'" [9] It is possible that Willie has a murderous past as we are told he is the spitting image of the Aberdeen Strangler, an affirmation which he doesn't deny, innocently whistling by. Because of the school's new wealth, he requested a crystal pail. Shary Bobbins and I were engaged to be wed back in the old country. But the producers just didn’t find it funny when I read lines out loud,” Dan revealed. Groundskeeper Willie: [Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are tied up in a dark room with a small dim light on] Oh, you're gonna break like matchsticks. Everybody's got one.Groundskeeper Willie: [sad] I thought I was special. Willie plays a supporting role in most of his episodes, but he was a main character in the episode "My Fair Laddy", where Lisa Simpson introduced him to high culture as a science project. In Treehouse of Horror VIhe plotted revenge on the student… Note: Bold letters are for Willie-centered episodes or new relevant details about the character in an episode. [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. after the third time). You've got the shinning.Bart Simpson: You mean "shining".Groundskeeper Willie: Shh! Willie has a very bizarre way of speaking. I was wrestling wolves back when you were at your mother's teat. Willie has a tendency to get killed in the Treehouse of Horror episodes, getting killed three times in Treehouse of Horror V (by Homer Simpson, Maggie Simpson and Principal Skinner), each time he attempts to be helpful or heroic, and each time he is felled by an axe in the back (he mutters, "Ach, I'm bad at this." Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal III, also known as G.K. Willington Esquire, and William MacMoran is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. Willie is recognizable for his thick, angry Scottish accent and his shaggy mane of red hair and scruffy beard. He also appears in Mob Rules as one of the people Marge can use in her mob to protest the sales of the Grand Theft Scratchy videogame to minors. The Simpsons Series 7 Episode 19: A Fish Called Selma. Groundskeeper Willie: Lunchlady Doris, have you got any grease? We were thrilled with the great outcome for Groundskeeper Willie and are excited to build on this first batch of episodes. Because of its upsetting nature. It's time for the main course. Do you have to wax this floor now?Groundskeeper Willie: [turns off waxer] No, no. Dr. William "Willie" MacDougal, better known as Groundskeeper Willie and also known as G.K. Willington and William MacMoran, (born 1945) is the groundskeeper and janitor of Springfield Elementary School. [after Willie explodes into flame and screams, he becomes a skeleton]Groundskeeper Willie: You'll pay for this, with your children's blood!Chief Wiggum: Oh, right. [crosses his legs, but briefly shows his bare crotch while doing so, causing Wiggum, Lou and Eddie to groan]. [laughs evilly and cuts Bart with his rakes][Bart wakes up screaming]Bart Simpson: [sighs] It was only a dream. He then tried a "big dumb Swede", which was also rejected. In "The Girl Who Slept Too Little", it is revealed that he has a cousin, "Grave Digger Billy". Willie has a troubled, if distant relationship with his parents. [9] 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. [11] The phrase "Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys" has also been used by Jeremy Clarkson and Anthony Bourdain. [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!'. Please improve the article, or discuss the issue on the talk page. 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. [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. He is recognizable with his red hair and thick Scottish accent. [16], In 2006, Groundskeeper Willie was named the fourth-best peripheral character in the history of the show by IGN,[17] 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! Outside of his groundskeeping tendencies, Willie seems to work for Mayor Quimby and the town in general. [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. I got it from Space Invaders in 1977.Chief Wiggum: Yeah, that was a pretty addictive video game.Groundskeeper Willie: Video game? [falls down dead]. [everyone runs back in yelling, except Dr. Hibbert]. Help! Originally, the character was written as simply being an angry janitor; his Scottish accent was added during a recording session. and "you nose-combing, hair-wipers" to Skinner and Chalmers. A spokesman for Aberdeen F.C. [Bart sees the scratches on his body and yells]Homer Simpson: [from elsewhere, sounding worried] Bart! 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. 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. The balloons rise up, causing Willie's kilt to rise up and expose his crotch, much to the shock of the audience]. Bart, Lisa, and Maggie enter their dreams together to fight off Willie and save all the children. His writing sentences are also heavily accented to match how he speaks, implying he is also illiterate. In 2009, Willie was added to the "Famous Glaswegians" webpage of Glasgow City Council, based on his line in "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious". 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. He first tried a Spaniard's voice, which Simon felt was too clichéd. You want to get sued? by: Frightened Inmate No. [29] He claims to "get so drunk I can barely see, but it helps me get through another day". [10] 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. "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 I'll do it myself. You were just having a crazy nightmare. His personality is depicted as being incompetent, drunken, slow-witted, and quick to anger for little or no reason. 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