While never an official cast member, Albert Brooks has undeniably been an essential part of The Simpsons. Over the course of the show’s run, he’s given us many hilarious characters that, despite only appearing once or twice, will be remembered forever. Since today is Brook’s birthday, let’s take a look at the memorable characters he’s brought to life on this legendary show.
Bob The RV Salesman
In “Call Of The Simpsons,” Homer wants to one-up Ned Flanders by buying a bigger RV than his. He meets Bob, a slick salesman who is more than ready to overcharge Homer for the biggest machine he has, until he finds out that Homer can’t afford it. He ends up getting stuck with the worst RV on the lot instead.
Memorable line: “Have you ever known a siren to be good?”
After Homer inexplicably decides to give Marge a bowling ball for her birthday she decides to actually go bowling with it, mostly to spite Homer who likely wanted the ball for himself. While there, she meets Jacques, a smooth-talking Frenchman who teaches Marge the finer points of bowling and doesn’t waste time making his move. Still angry with Homer, Marge seriously considers having an affair but after driving down “that ironic street” she ultimately decides against it.
Memorable line: (on brunch) “It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end.”
A pitch-perfect parody of the self-experts of the ’80s and ’90s, Brad Goodman promises salvation to Springfield, but as Lisa points out, he simply peddles a bunch of easy answers (and how!). He gives the town the terrible advice to act like Bart Simpson, which naturally leads to immediate chaos.