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The Armenians of Simpsons

The Simpons is a award winning American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition. 

The Simpsons has been running for 27 years and features a small number of unexpected Armenian characters.

Seymour Skinner, formerly known as Armen Tamzarian, is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. Seymour is ethnically Armenian, the name “Armen Tamzarian” would suggest he is from Eastern Armenian heritage. In the episode “The Principal and the Pauper”, it was revealed that Skinner is actually Armen Tamzarian. Tamzarian was a troubled orphan until he joined the Army and was befriended by Sgt. Skinner, whom he came to idolize. Believing himself responsible for the real Skinner being killed, he returned to Springfield to tell Skinner’s mother, but she mistook him for Seymour, and he followed the true Skinner’s dream of becoming a school principal.

Moe Szyslak also known as Moe the Bartender, is the owner and bartender of “Moe’s Tavern”, a Springfield bar frequented by Homer and his friends.  Moe is portrayed as often irritable and rude to all except his bar friends Homer, Lenny, and Carl, whom he sometimes treats as respected customers. His easy-to-lose harsh temper usually turns down women and finding a girlfriend for Moe has therefore been a running joke. In the episode entitled “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Moe said that he was “Half monster, half Armenian." Moe had previously hinted at being Armenian in "Judge Me Tender” (2010), claiming that Armenian Idol is his favorite show. 

Dr. Egoyan is an Armenian American doctor who works at a Euthanasia Clinic. He kills off people by connecting them to a diePod (a big iPod), then asking them how they want to be killed (Instant Death/Slow Painful Death/Megadeath) He may be based on real Armenian American doctor Jack Kevorkian, who also helped assist people wishing to undergo suicide.   

Chuck Garabedian once held a Mega-Savings Seminar inSpringfield that the Simpsons attended. Chuck promotes extreme frugality, going so far as to steal the Simpsons’ uneaten plankton from their trash. He has a West Armenian last name and is listed as an “Armenian Characters” by the Simpsons Wikia.

Armenians form a unique part of American history, the show has been running for 27 years and there are of course a lot other Armenian references, but these are the most notable characters. All of them are confirmed Armenian by the Simpsons Wikia.

gengwuolai replied to your photoset: Trying to decorate my new apartment….. The…

What I really want to know is what did your roommate(s) think about that SJ poster. lol

I covered Siwon’s area with a picture of SJM and all it did was make one of my roommates think that he was completely naked under there, aha…..

Its only going to be there until my Version B poster comes…

In all honesty, it took every last bit of shame and decency I had left in me to not put this picture of Geng there: