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Fictional characters within The Simpsons
Though The Simpsons is itself a fictional show of fictional characters, there are also several characters within the show's universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see show-within-a-show).
These include characters from TV and movies, as well as characters who appear on Simpsons halloween episodes, which do not follow the show's continuity.
See Duff man from the list of recurring characters article
Happy Little Elves
The Happy Little Elves were an animated cartoon within the fictional Simpsons universe. They were crudely animated green elves in simplistic plots aimed at very young children. They starred in several straight-to-video movies. Baby Maggie Simpson was a fan, to the disgust of her older brother Bart. They were referenced in the early seasons of the show but dropped in later seasons.
- The Return of the Happy Little Elves — The Tracey Ullman Show short
- The Happy Little Elves Meet the Curious Bear Cub — "Some Enchanted Evening" (May 13, 1990)
- The Happy Little Elves in Tinkly-Winkly Town — "Saturdays of Thunder" (November 14, 1991)
- The Happy Little Elves Meet Fuzzy Snuggleduck — "Homer Alone" (February 6, 1992)
In the "Treehouse of Horror VII" episode of The Simpsons (airdate November 27, 1996). (Halloween episodes are not part of series' continuity.), Bart discovers he was separated at birth from a conjoined twin by Dr. Hibbert. His evil twin, Hugo, has been consigned to living in the attic of the Simpson home, but escapes to plot revenge. Ultimately, it turns out that Bart was actually the evil twin, and Hugo had been isolated injustly - the episode ends with the Simpsons enjoying dinner at one table along with Hugo, while Bart asks for some food through the venting grille - where Hugo had previously been imprisoned. Marge tells Bart to eat his fish-heads out of a bucket - Hugo's involuntary standard diet for the preceding years.
Itchy & Scratchy
See main article The Itchy & Scratchy Show.
Itchy and Scratchy are a super-violent cartoon cat and mouse duo in the style of Tom and Jerry featured on the Krusty the Klown show. A cartoon dog named Poochie featured briefly, and Bart Simpson refers in one episode to several characters from "the short-lived Itchy & Scratchy and Friends Hour": Uncle Ant, Disgruntled Goat, and Ku Klux Klam. In yet another episode, Itchy and Scratchy were substituted with "Eastern Europe's favorite cat and mouse team, Worker and Parasite."
Kang and Kodos
Kang and Kodos are two green, seven-foot tall, continually drooling octopus-like cyclops aliens from Rigel 4 who claim to be brother and sister. Their primary appearances are in the various "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, but they (or others of their race) have several cameos.
Malibu Stacy is a doll for young girls, comparable to a Barbie doll. On the show, Waylon Smithers of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant owns the largest collection of Malibu Stacey dolls in Springfield.
Older Malibu Stacy dolls had large (and pointy) enough breasts to poke children's eyes out, and have been recalled.
Talking Malibu Stacy dolls exist; when pushing a button in the back, the doll speaks a typically vapid catchphrase (e.g. "Don't ask me, I'm just a girl, hee hee hee"). An attempt was made to market a less sexist stereotypical doll, called Lisa Lionheart, but its sales were disappointingly low because of the simultaneously released Malibu Stacy With A New Hat.
See main article Rainier Wolfcastle.
A parody of Dirty Harry.
See main article Radioactive Man.
The Seven Duffs
The Seven Duffs are characters at the Simpsons theme park Duff Gardens, referring to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs even though Duff Gardens is an obvious parody of Busch Gardens. Only four of the Duffs are named—Tipsy, Queasy, Surly and Remorseful—and only one speaks: "Hey, Surly only looks out for one guy...Surly!"
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