|“||I fell 8,000 feet onto a pile of jagged rocks! Of course, folks were tougher in those days. I was jitterbugging that very night.||„|
|~ Abraham Simpson explaining to his son what happened to his fall at the Murderhorn following C.W McAllister's betrayal.|
Abraham Jebediah "Abe" Simpson II, often known simply as Grampa, is a major character in the animated television series, The Simpsons. He is the oldest patriarch of the Simpson family, father of Homer Simpson, father-in-law of Marge Simpson, and paternal grandfather of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. In the 1000th issue of Entertainment Weekly, Abe was selected as the Grandpa for "The Perfect TV Family".
Abe is a veteran of both World War I (by enlisting as a toddler) and World War II, who was later sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle by Homer. He is known for his long, rambling stories and incompetence. He shares his name with Matt Groening's grandfather. However, Groening says he refused to name him, leaving it to other writers to choose a name. By coincidence, the writers chose the name Abraham.
He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
Grampa Simpson is the father of Homer Simpson and is the patriarch of the Simpson family. He is a war veteran and served in World War II with attachments to the navy and air force. For a time he served as the dirty wrestler Glamorous Godfrey, but quite due to being hated for his dirty fighting. Grampa Simpson resides in Springfield Retirement Castle.
Role in The Simpsons
Abraham 'Abe' Simpson is Homer Simpson's elderly father who lives in an old folks home. He was born in the early 20th Century, and therefore lived through both world wars. He claims to have participated in both wars, although he did have to lie about his age to get into the first.
He moved to America as a young boy, but cannot remember where from. He joined the Army and made a pact with the Hellfish. The last remaining Hellfish (who was alive) would get the hellfish bananza, full of paintings worth millions. Grampa and Mr. Burns were the only two left, and Burns tried to kill Grampa, but failed. When they got the paintings, they were taken by the police and given to the descendant of their rightful owner.
In other universes, he has had superhuman strength and been a member of Oldblood.
On one occasion, he became very rich when he inherited the fortune of an elder lady he had been dating. He held auditions for people who wanted the money. However, he ended donating the money to the care home.