A strict disciplinarian, Skinner has an uptight, militaristic attitude that stems from his years in the United States Army as a Green Beret, which included service in the Vietnam War, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war. Beaten up by Susie. He is also constantly the butt of several jokes by his comrades, with one particular joke involving a note saying "shoot me" being placed … WARNING: You may add parodies. [4][5] Seeing his entire platoon devoured by an elephant has been one of the many things that led to the development of his posttraumatic stress disorder. C is for the crazy COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. He drives quicker than Skinner to the school. The house is on fire! That man is the real Seymour Skinner.” Armin Tamzarian (Fake Skinner)'s confession "The Principal and the Pauper" is the second episode of Season 9. These inspections usually turn awry due to Bart Simpson's elabo… Skinner wears a blue suit, only one tie (orange), and a lavender shirt. Walter "W." Seymour Skinner is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the son of Sheldon and Agnes Skinner. [11] Edna has shown she does want to continue dating Skinner, but first wants him to commit to her—namely by not letting his mother, with whom he still lives, control him anymore. He also expelled Bart for the prank really caused by Groundskeeper Willie during the feast, but he welcomes him back as an apology for blaming the Groundskeeper's prank which Bart happily accepts. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Deann Skinner. (2001). Seymour Skinner, whom he comes to idolize and befriend. As such, they said, fans could dismiss the discontinuities created by the notion Skinner is actually an impostor and consider the episode on its own terms, divorced from the rest of the series. Armin was a troubled orphan until he joined the Army and was befriended by Sgt. He is also quite bitter about the treatment he and other Vietnam veterans have received upon returning from the war. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School and is Edna Krabappel's long-lost girlfriend. New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 33 News: Al Jean working on a script and Olivia Colman guest starring! Bart is eager to discover the prankster's identity. W. Seymour Skinner is a recurring character in The Simpsons and a minor character in SMG4. Over the years of pranks and inspections, though, Skinner developed a love-hate relationship with each of them; when Skinner was fired and replaced by Ned Flanders, Bart found pranks less meaningful, due to Flanders' lax approach to discipline. Seymour Skinner, whom he came to idolize. Skinner walks by and asks "that's really a cheat, isn't it?" When Otto starts spanking Bart as an act of corporal punishment, he comes to aid Bart and suspends his driving the school bus. Probably in his late 60s. After Skinner is reinstated, he and Edna date for several more years and become engaged,[10] but later cancel the wedding. Seymour Skinner (The Principal and the Pauper), The 20 Types of People You Meet in Elementary School, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish", Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers", Simpsons World The Ultimate Episode Guide: Seasons 1-20, Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word, or Barbershop Album of the Year, Simpsons World the Ultimate Episode Guide: Seasons 1-20, Mitch Hartwell, the Reality Channel Producer, Suds McDuff, Spokesdog/Mascot for Duff Beer, The Editor of American Poetry Perspectives, https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=Seymour_Skinner&oldid=946255. Occupation. [10] Though Skinner had other relationships since, he still held a candle for Edna. Judge Snyder granted Tamzarian Skinner's "name, and his past, present, future, and mother", and decreed no one will mention his true identity again "under penalty of torture", thus everything returned to normal.[6]. The episode was negatively received by fans and critics over the sudden change of Skinner's backstory. [13], Lisa Simpson identified Skinner as representing "The Confirmed Bachelor" among The 20 Types of People You Meet in Elementary School.[14]. Although Skinner likes to maintain the image of a strict disciplinarian, he is often weak-willed and nervous and has a very unhealthy dependence on his mother, who constantly torments him and nicknames him "Spanky". Seymour Skinner. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, which he struggles to control, and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students, Bart Simpson being a standout example. SKINNER’S MOM: Seymour! At the end of the episode, Judge Snyder granted Tamzarian Skinner's "name, and his past, present, future, and mother," and decreed no one will mention his true identity again under penalty of torture (this, after the Springfielders ran the real Seymour, voiced by Martin Sheen—who had been alive after all—out of town by way of railroad). [15] Despite these combat skills, Moe Szyslak, Lenny Leonard, Superintendent Chalmers and Comic Book Guy held their own against Skinner in fights.[10][16][17][18]. [11] Their relationship ended when Skinner admitted to having second thoughts on the night before their wedding. "[14] Writer Jon Vitti named him after behavioral psychologist B. F. Later, he confiscates a laser gun from Bart and Bart has to destroy his car to get it back. [6] It is revealed Skinner (AKA Armin Tamzarian) was born in New Orleans. Commentary for "The Principal and the Pauper", in, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Principal_Skinner&oldid=995612593, Fictional characters with post-traumatic stress disorder, Fictional United States Army Special Forces personnel, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 00:11. Lancer Susie. Complete parodies list Click here for your invite! Seymour Skinner was reported missing and presumed dead, Tamzarian returned to Springfield to tell Skinner's mother, but she deliberately mistook him for Seymour, so he assumed his identity and followed Skinner's dream of becoming a school principal. The Simpsons writers occasionally mocked the inconsistencies in subsequent episodes, it was referenced in "Behind the Laughter" as a 'far-out plot line' to distract from the family's behind-the-cameras turmoil. Skinner replies, "I'll just be moving along", nods at Lisa and the new Snowball, and walks off. It is sometimes stated he wears a toupee. [7] He originally was quite laid back as a principal, even going as far as to do a jumpflip to catch a frisbee while telling a student to keep up with his studies, but it all changed when one of his students, Andy Hamilton, managed to fill the pool with worms and locked Skinner in the pool for the whole weekend, causing him to become serious and almost merciless in his approach on rules, even going as far as to shut down the pool and demoting Willie, the swim teacher, to groundskeeper. [15][16] An original idea for Skinner was that he would continually mispronounce words. Mario. He struggles to control the crumbling school and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic … (2006). What else could it be? Age: 38 (in 1990) Occupation: Elementary school principal, former soldier, former science teacher. Although he likes to maintain the image of a strict disciplinarian, he is often weak-willed, nervous, and has a very unhealthy dependence on his mother who constantly makes demands from him. Aside from a short-lived relationship with Patty Bouvier,[9] Skinner's love life focused on Edna Krabappel. Skinner's back-story is re-visited, revealing Skinner is an impostor. Out of genuine concern for the quality of education of his students, most of Skinner's actions revolve around ensuring the school has adequate funding. When the sergeant is reported missing and presumed dead, Armin returns to Springfield to inform Skinner's mother, Agnes, but she deliberately mistakes him for Seymour, so he assumes his identity and follows Skinner's dream of becoming a school principal. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, which he struggles to control, and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students, Bart Simpson being a standout example. There, he was … Skinner is a highly skilled combatant, particularly hand-to-hand, and demonstrates his abilities in several episodes. Retrieved on 2007-08-15. Commentary for ", Keeler, Ken. Relatives: Agnes Skinner (mother), Sheldon Skinner (father) Height: UNKNOWN. Skinner. Principal Skinner admits that … Gender: Male. [22], In April 2001, in an interview, Harry Shearer, the voice of Principal Skinner, recalled that after reading the script, he told the writers, "That's so wrong. His constant desperate, and usually ineffective attempts at maintaining discipline are an effort to receive good reviews from the frequent inspections of his very strict boss, Superintendent Chalmers - who makes no effort to hide his disapproval of Skinner. He noted he told the writers after reading the script: "That's so wrong. Skinner, whom he came to idolize. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. 1943) is the interim principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. Principal W. Seymour Skinner[1] (born Armin Tamzarian)[2] is a recurring fictional character in the animated sitcom The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer. The controversial season 9 episode "The Principal and the Pauper" heavily alters Skinner's backstory, revealing him as an impostor. to which Lisa pointedly replies, "I guess you're right, Principal Tamzarian." It's so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it's disrespectful to the audience."[25][26]. He was a troubled orphan and rebellious teenager until he was forced into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was seen dancing with Miss Hoover at the Simpsons' Mardi Gras party. He has to get the kids back to the school, and also saved Ralph Wiggum when he somehow managed to board a garbage barge, to which Skinner impresses Bart and the other underachievers by saving Wiggum using the Conservation of Angular Momentum. Walter Seymour Skinner (non-canonically born Armin Tamzarian), better known as Seymour Skinner and Principal Skinner, is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. She is very controlling of her son and often treats him as if he is a child. Sheldon Skinner was the father of Seymour Skinner and husband to Agnes Skinner. In the DVD commentary for "The Principal and the Pauper", the producers stated they intended for the episode's ending to reset the continuity to before Skinner was revealed to be Tamzarian. "Young man, I am going to be on you like a numerator on a denominator" -Principal Skinner Name: Walter Seymour Skinner (formerly Armin Tamzrian) Age: 46 Occupation: Principal of Springfield Elementary School Hair: Grey-Brown Voiced By: Harry Shearer]] First Appearance: Simpsons Roasting on a Open Fire He wears a blue suit, a red tie, and a purple shirt under the suit. The next day Skinner chases Bart on his car after he skips school. Probably unemployed, but self-proclaimed as "Principal" Relatives. Skinner often seems weak-willed and easily suppressed—perhaps because he wants to avoid confrontation—but often will use his military command experience gained in the Vietnam War to get real respect and discipline; when he and the students were snowed-in at school, he treated them like his squad to control the chaos temporarily—before they mutinied. "Flash! Seymour Skinner is the character ofThe Walking Dead: All Starsand serves as the main antagonist ofStarve to Death and the first part ofLong Ed Ahead. (2006). His mother can be seen sitting in the back seat. (2004). 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Production 3.2 Reception 3.2.1 Critical 4 Citations During a surprise banquet to honor his twentieth … Mario (summoner) Allies. There are a sithton of evidence that Gary's main philosophy is liberal or a Democrat, from bashing down family values (which is great) and some of the decisions he has made in his job, specifically when he fired the former principal o… Seymour Skinner: Shīmoru Sukinā (シーモル スキナー) Armin Tamzarian: Alias: Principal Skinner Sergeant Seymour Skinner Age: 49 Height: Weight: Blood Type: Original Series Debut: Simpsons Roasting on a Open Fire Springfield Bound Debut: Affiliation: Impromptu H-Team (Member) Springfield Elementary (Principal) Shinken Skill: None Shinken Type: None Rank: Knight Skinner's prisoner of war ID number was 24601. Seymour Skinner (born May 14, 1955 age 65) is the principal of West Springfield Elementary School and the best Steamed Hams maker in the world. [17] Skinner was originally supposed to wear a toupée, but it was dropped because the writers didn't like "that type of joke". ", They intended for the episode to be "an experiment" and that the ending was meant to allow viewers to reset to the point before Skinner was revealed to be an impostor. He once used unarmed combat skills he learned in Vietnam to take out Blue-haired lawyer, Joey Crusher and Lowblow when they tried to shut down the school carnival. ... See, we’re all Simpsons fans if you’re of a certain age — there are some quotes that everyone automatically knows, and then there are ones that are less obvious, and, prior to the … The real Seymour Skinner had been alive after all and briefly returned to Springfield to take his rightful place as Springfield Elementary School Principal, but proved hopelessly unpopular and the Springfielders ran him out of town on the railroad. 1 History 2 Appearances 3 Gallery 4 Citations During World War II, he fought in Grampa's World War II company, the Flying Hellfish, as their Radio Operator. These inspections usually turn awry due to Bart Simpson's elaborate pranks—which play-off Skinner's desperation for order. Seymour Skinner - Age: 45, Status: Alive, Role: Citizen, World: Springfield, Gender: Male, Alignment: Good He struggles to control the crumbling school and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students, Bart Simpson being a standout example. The real Seymour Skinner (voiced by Martin Sheen), is alive after all, and briefly returns to Springfield to take his rightful place as Springfield Elementary School Principal, but proves hopelessly unpopular and the Springfielders run him out of town on the railroad. Retrieved from "https://springfieldbound.fandom.com/wiki/Sgt._Seymour_Skinner?oldid=5585" Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is the mother of Principal Skinner and first appeared in the first season episode "The Crepes of Wrath" as an old woman who embarrassingly calls her son "Spanky".However, as episodes progressed, the character turned bitter. Commentary for "Bart the Genius", in, Groening, Matt. The episode was pitched and written by Ken Keeler, who was inspired by the Tichborne case of 19th-century England. He is quick to take orders from his superiors; chiefly his mother, Agnes, and Superintendent Chalmers. He is also Edna Krabappel's love interest. Please improve the article, or discuss the issue on the talk page. Skinner says, "Isn't that a cheat?" Skinner's unhealthy relationship with his mother began early: it is revealed Agnes's pregnancy resulted in her failing to win a medal at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. Appearance. It's so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it's disrespectful to the audience." Age. [3], One of Skinner's defining traits is that he has served as a Green Beret sergeant during the Vietnam War, where he has been captured by the Viet Cong at the Battle of Khe Sanh and has spent three years as a prisoner of war. [10] Edna showed she does want to live a life with Skinner, but first wants him to commit to her—namely by not letting his mother, with whom he still lives, control him anymore. Skinner was a more easygoing principal, but it all changed when student Andy Hamilton filled the pool with worms and locked Skinner in there for a long weekend (Monday being a teachers' holiday, Skinner was not rescued until Tuesday morning). Enemies. She addresses him by the nickname "Spanky." This episode is proved non-canon in "Boy Meets Curl". When Lisa acquires Snowball V and declares, "To save money on a new dish, I'll call you Snowball II." Later, Groundskeeper Willie tells him the story: years ago, the school had a swimming pool and team, with Willie as their coach. "But Marcia Wallace, who passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, has had a storied history on TV. He also wears blue slacks matching his suit. "[20] Writer Jon Vitti named him after behavioral psychologist B.F. His brother Edward, two and a half years younger, died at age 16 of a cerebral hemorrhage.. Skinner's closest friend as a young boy was … Biography. The two dated for several years and became engaged, but later cancelled the wedding. Judge Snyder grants Tamzarian Skinner's "name, and his past, present, future, and mother", and decrees that no one will mention his true identity again "under penalty of torture" (although Lisa uses the real name in the episode "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"). [22] The Simpsons Guide to Springfield did, however, briefly imply Skinner did wear a toupee. Shouldn't Skinner have an article as well?ufossuck 03:34, 3 April 2007 (UTC) As a one-time character from The Simpsons, the real Seymour Skinner has a section in List of one-time characters from The Simpsons#Sgt. [21] Skinner was originally supposed to wear a toupee, but it was dropped because the writers didn't like "that type of joke". In the first few seasons, Skinner resembles Norman Bates, the main character from Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho[23] In later episodes, Skinner's behavior was based on teachers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein had in high school. A clip from the episode is used in season eleven's "Behind the Laughter" as an example of the show's increasingly "gimmicky and nonsensical plots". Chalmers hails from the planet Sota, city unknown. 1 Background 2 Personality 2.1 Original Series 2.2 Development in Springfield Bound 3 Relationships 3.1 Substitute Springfield Bound 3.2 Others 4 History 5 Shinken Skill & Abilities 5.1 Attacks 6 Additional Info 6.1 Character Trait Basis 6.2 Theme Songs 6.3 Voice Actor Info Quick Sand: Allison traps her opponent by turning the surface beneath their feet into quicksand. This is further declared in the Season 29 episode "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" where a teenage Seymour is shown living with Agnes before going off to college. You may only know her as the voice of Edna Krabappel, Bart's acerbic teacher on "The Simpsons. He and Edna kiss in Martin's playhouse after they are invited to a birthday party, and they are witnessed by Bart. Commentary for "Principal Charming", in, Weinstein, Josh. In the introduction to the Season 9 DVD Boxset, Matt Groening described the episode as his "least favorite" and in a Rolling Stones interview, he called it a "mistake". According to the DVD audio commentary it is said that her current mean streak can be attributed to the incident involving Bart that took place in that episode in which, while sitting in a urinal stall… His constant, desperate, and usually ineffective attempts at maintaining discipline are an effort to receive good reviews in the frequent inspections of his very strict boss, Superintendent Chalmers—who makes no effort to hide his disapproval of Skinner. Luckily for them, the Garbage Barge was also heading to Springfield Elementary, so Skinner reads the newly motivated underachievers the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the rest of the way, and after returning, cancels the Vice President's Test, and also re-institutes dancing in school. He does this in the series premiere "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", but the idea was later dropped. She smokes, even during class, and has long since lost her passion for teaching. [12] He also had a relationship with replacement music teacher Calliope Juniper (with whom he briefly left with). When Sgt. … (2002). Seymour is a quite tall person, pretty skinny and quite old. 1 Pre-Apocalypse 2 Post-Apocalypse 2.1 Starve to Death 2.2 Long Ed Ahead Born Armin Tamzarian, it emerges that he was a troubled orphan until he was forced into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Skinner. Edna was able to move away from Skinner and wound up finding true love and happiness with Ned Flanders (now also a teacher) during the 25 th and 26 th seasons. Seymour Skinner.
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