Bart is eager to discover the prankster's identity. ", 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. Principal Skinner first appeared in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", which was also the first Simpsons episode to air. SKINNER’S MOM: Seymour! New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 32 News: Bart finds his former teacher’s diary at a yard sale this February! All Rights Reserved. The house is on fire! In Treehouse of Horror V, Skinner, and the rest of the faculty start eating students, with Jimbo Jones being the first victim. You're taking something that an audience has built eight years or nine years of investment in and just tossed it in the trash can for no good reason, for a story we've done before with other characters. He came to Earth around the year of 1990 and a year later, Skinner Seymour who worked on Chalmers' school, came too. 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. "But Marcia Wallace, who passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, has had a storied history on TV. [10] Though Skinner had other relationships since, he still held a candle for Edna. Make an account! This article is about Armen Tamzarian rather than Seymour Skinner. When Otto starts spanking Bart as an act of corporal punishment, he comes to aid Bart and suspends his driving the school bus. Later, he confiscates a laser gun from Bart and Bart has to destroy his car to get it back. 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. The Principal and the Pauper “I'm... (sighs) I'm... an impostor. Born Armin Tamzarian, he grew up in the 433rd Street neighborhood of Capital City. 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 … Relatives: Agnes Skinner (mother), Sheldon Skinner (father) Height: UNKNOWN. 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"). "[14] Writer Jon Vitti named him after behavioral psychologist B. F. 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… Skinner is a highly skilled combatant, particularly hand-to-hand, and demonstrates his abilities in several episodes. Skinner then quickly excuses himself to Lisa and walks away. 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. [15][16] An original idea for Skinner was that he would continually mispronounce words. These inspections usually turn awry due to Bart Simpson's elaborate pranks—which play-off Skinner's desperation for order. Aside from a short-lived relationship with Patty Bouvier,[9] Skinner's love life focused on Edna Krabappel. [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. "The Principal and the Pauper" is the second episode of The Simpsons' ninth season.It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 28, 1997. "Flash! 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]. His mother can be seen sitting in the back seat. He mentioned to Superintendent Chalmers he is a Libra (b. September 23-October 21)[8]. Born as Armin Tamzarian, he has been a troubled orphan from Capital City, who is forced into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He is also constantly the butt of several jokes by his comrades, with one particular joke involving a note saying "shoot me" being placed … While Skinner isn’t often the focus of any of the Simpsons non … A Agnes Skinner. 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. Another part of Principal Skinner's backstory is revealed in the season 21 episode "Pranks and Greens". Skinner, whom he came to idolize. 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. Select this result to view Elizabeth Ann Skinner… Principal Seymour Skinner, also known as Armin Tamzarian, is a character from The Simpsons. The controversial season 9 episode "The Principal and the Pauper" heavily alters Skinner's backstory, revealing him as an impostor. (2001). the last survivors were Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse. You're taking something an audience built eight years or nine years of investment in and just tossed it in the trash can for no good reason, for a story we did before with other characters. 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. Sheldon Skinner was the father of Seymour Skinner and husband to Agnes Skinner. The next day Skinner chases Bart on his car after he skips school. 1943) is the interim principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. W. Seymour Skinner is a recurring character in The Simpsons and a minor character in SMG4. Probably unemployed, but self-proclaimed as "Principal" Relatives. He also takes part of an angry mob led by Marge Simpson and Lisa Simpson, recruited near the museum, implying that he was planning another heist when Marge's mob came around the corner. [22] The Simpsons Guide to Springfield did, however, briefly imply Skinner did wear a toupee. 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. During an interview, Harry Shearer, the voice of Seymour Skinner publicly criticized the episode. It's so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it's disrespectful to the audience."[25][26]. Walter Seymour Skinner (formerly known as Armin Tamzarian) is the principal of Springfield Elementary School and a supporting character in The Simpsons. 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. 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. He is quick to take orders from his superiors; chiefly his mother, Agnes, and Superintendent Chalmers. They have also lived in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. [23][24] Oakley considers "The Principal and the Pauper" the most controversial episode from his tenure as executive producer. 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". Seymour Skinner, whom he came to idolize. 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. (2006). He and Edna kiss in Martin's playhouse after they are invited to a birthday party, and they are witnessed by Bart. In "The Simpsons: Hit & Run", Homer delivers Lisa her school project, because she forgot it. 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. For the other Simpsons character of the same name, see, Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, Silverman, David. He Has A Variety Of Futures. Skinner was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, to Grace and William Skinner, the latter of whom was a lawyer.Skinner became an atheist after a Christian teacher tried to assuage his fear of the hell that his grandmother described. [20], In "The Principal and the Pauper", it is revealed that Skinner was not who he claimed to be and was really named Armin Tamzarian. There, he serves as a Green Beret under Sgt. Weight: UNKNOWN. Walter "W." Seymour Skinner is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the son of Sheldon and Agnes Skinner. [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. First Appearance [21] Producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were excited about the episode because Principal Skinner was one of their favorite characters. The son of Thomas & Hepzibah (Merrill) Seymour, he was baptized on January 17, 1730/1 at the Second Church in Hartford. Seymour Skinner, whom he comes to idolize and befriend. Skinner's back-story is re-visited, revealing Skinner is an impostor. [11] Their relationship ended when Skinner admitted to having second thoughts on the night before their wedding. [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. 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. Beaten up by Susie. Armin was a troubled orphan until he joined the Army and was befriended by Sgt. When Bart Simpson plays numerous pranks on teachers of the school, Skinner reveals to Bart that there was a student who was an even better prankster than him. [22] The revelation that Principal Skinner was not whom the audience had long been led to believe (as well as the self-referential deus ex machina ending of the episode) was negatively received by many fans and critics, and is considered by some to be the point at which the series as a whole jumped the shark. [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. He is one of Bart Simpson's enemies or ally. He died of colon cancer at age 43 in August after filming Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 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. Seymour Skinner. 24 Simpsons Stars Reveal Themselves"TV Guide. 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. His constant desperate, and usually ineffective attempts at maintaining discipline are an effort to receive good reviews from the frequent inspections of his capricious, temperamental, and whimsical superior, Superintendent Chalmers - who makes n… 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. 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… "[20] Writer Jon Vitti named him after behavioral psychologist B.F. Enemies. to which Lisa pointedly replies, "I guess you're right, Principal Tamzarian." In the episode "The Principal and the Pauper", it was revealed Skinner is actually Armin Tamzarian. Seymour Skinner: Gender: Status: Hair: Gray Age: 46 Occupation: Springfield Elementary School principal. He dreamed of becoming principal of Springfield Elementary School, which he frequently told to the men under his command. She is preceded in death by … Chalmers and Skinner stay at a bed-and-breakfast with points Seymour had saved up on trips with his mother. Skinner wears a blue suit, only one tie (orange), and a lavender shirt. When Sgt. Please improve the article, or discuss the issue on the talk page. Occupation. 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. There, he was befriended by Sgt. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Deann Skinner. (2004). © 2021 Wikisimpsons. 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. He is Agnes' son, who always scolds him,often considering a wimp. Skinner says, "Isn't that a cheat?" Chalmers hails from the planet Sota, city unknown. Skinner. Mario. But, do NOT delete any. When Bart attempted to stop Krusty from diving into a worm filled pool out of fear of Krusty becoming like Skinner, he accidentally blurted what happened to Skinner on the air, causing Skinner to angrily mutter sarcastically his mother told him Krusty the Clown was supposed to be a good influence, indicating he was attempting to repress the traumatic memory. [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. Complete parodies list 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. [12] He also had a relationship with replacement music teacher Calliope Juniper (with whom he briefly left with). The episode was pitched and written by Ken Keeler, who was inspired by the Tichborne case of 19th-century England. Later, Groundskeeper Willie tells him the story: years ago, the school had a swimming pool and team, with Willie as their coach. When he and the students are snowed-in at the school, he treats them like his squad to control the chaos temporarily, before they mutiny.[7]. Also, it was heavily implied Seymour Skinner suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his days in Vietnam, where he spent 18 months as a prisoner of war. 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. Armin Tamzarian, or W. Seymour Skinner or most known as Principal Skinner, (b. 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. Click here for your invite! 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