- ―Lunchlady Dora
| Dora Freedman
| Character Information
Dora Freedman (née Peterson), better known as Lunchlady Dora, previously known as Lunchlady Doris, is an overweight, middle-aged, and laconic cafeteria chef at Springfield Elementary.
As the cafeteria chef at Springfield Elementary, she constantly prepares bad food, serving to students near-inedible foodstuff including whole beef hearts, horse testicles, and shredded newspaper. During school cutbacks, she using gym mats as a meat substitute, and other non-edible items.
Due to the school's low funding, she also doubles as the school nurse. She was once seen as a mail carrier.
She has had a relationship with Moleman, she slept with Groundskeeper Willie but Willie only hooked up with her to copy the key to get eggs.Superintendent Chalmers revealed that the two had been dating. Once in the staff room she revealed that she was once suspected of murdering her husband 'Pete' but it was never proven as his body was never found, she then offered everybody 'Chicken Pete pie'.
Her son is Jeremy Freedman.
Behind the Laughter
After Grau's death in 1995, Lunchlady Dora was retired out of respect for over 10 years. Due to the delay between recording some episodes and the time they actually air, Grau's voice was included in episodes airing as late as 1997 such as "Lisa's Sax". Lunchlady Dora then became a silent background character and was mostly been seen in crowds and groups of other faculty members. In the 18th season, she returned as a speaking character beginning with "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer", where she is voiced by Tress MacNeille. When she returned, the character was renamed to Lunchlady Dora to respect Doris Grau's passing.
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