They dwell in a different dimension and enjoy a more forgiving physics, but our counterparts in the cartoon continuum can't seem to keep their puffy little paws off our cultural rifts. Waylon Smithers, right hand man to power czar Mr. How about bar buddies Lenny and Carl? No, too boring. They lack flair.
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Comic Book Guy is a nickname for Jeff Albertson , a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the second-season episode " Three Men and a Comic Book ", which originally aired on May 9, He is based on "every comic book store guy in America"  and represents a stereotypical middle-aged comic-book collector. He is well known for his distinctive accent, disagreeable personality and his catchphrase, "Worst [blank] ever! Comic Book Guy who states Jeff Albertson to be his real name in the episode " Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass "  is a nerdy, snobby and quarrelsome man best known for his eloquence and crabby, sarcastic quips. He is obsessed with collecting comic books and is an avid science fiction buff. He holds a master's degree in folklore and mythology having translated The Lord of the Rings into Klingon as part of his thesis ,  as well as a degree in chemical engineering,  has an IQ of , and is a member of the Springfield branch of Mensa.
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Comic Book Guy is a character that has maintained his status as a consistent source of comedy throughout the entire run of The Simpsons. We have looked at every avenue of canonical media The Simpsons produces to bring you ten interesting facts about Comic Book Guy that might have passed you by. We did always wonder if his birth certificate really did just say Comic Book Guy though
Waylon Smithers finally coming out as gay on The Simpsons was inspired by the writer's son. In tonight's April 3 episode in the US, viewers will see Smithers realise his longing for his boss Mr. Burns will never be mutual, leading Homer to help him to look for better love interests. He explained: "I am a Midwestern guy, so I don't tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I thought, 'What better way to tell my son I love him than to write a cartoon about it? His son Johnny described his father as "unbelievably accepting" and also joked that it's led to some unique situations.