Over the years The Simpsons have built up an impressive cast of characters. All of their secondary and even tertiary folk are unique in some way and have in one form or another made us laugh out loud. Curiously, some have not been given any formal name and instead go by a description of their character.
Springfield’s most competent and perhaps most infamous jurist simply goes by the name of Blue Haired Lawyer. His name has never been revealed but it has been hinted at a few times. In season 14’s Bart Over he’s seen working at a firm called Luvum & Burnham: Family Law. Its not known whether his name is one of those two but it most likely is.
Some of his famous clientele includes Freddy Quimby, Fat Tony and most notably Mr. Burns. He’s very good at his job which is perhaps why this trio always hire him but usually has a hard time going up against Bart and Lisa.
Apparently, animator Jim Reardon designed the character to resemble character actor Charles Lane, and former show runners Al Jean and Mike Reiss have said that his voice was inspired by McCarthy-era lawyer Roy Cohn. He certainly has the look and sound of a lawyer so they definitely got him right.
Some of his best moments:
Your honour, I feel so confident in Marge Simpson’s guilt that I feel I can waste the court’s time by rating the super-hunks
Lawyer: “Your Honor, my client has instructed me to remind the court how rich and important he is, and that he is not like other men.” Burns: “I should be able to run over as many kids as I want!”
appearing from stage right to confirm to the live Krusty audience that the document confirming poochies permadeath conforms to all applicable codes and statutes
Roger Myers Jr: Little girl, you’ve saved Itchy and Scratchy! Lawyer: Please sign these papers indicating that you did not save Itchy and Scratchy
When listing the side characters of the original Itchy & Scratchy, his over the top emphasis on: Dinnah Dawg
What are some of your favorite moments of the Blue Haired Lawyer. Let me know if I missed anything in the comments!