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Agnes Skinner

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"Seymour!"
―Agnes' catchphrase
Agnes Skinner
Agnes Skinner.png
Artwork of Agnes Skinner from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Gender:
Female ♀
Status:
Alive
Hair: Gray (wig)[1]
Formerly: Brown
Relatives: Husband: Sheldon Skinner
Children: Seymour Skinner
Brother: Stevie[2]
First Appearance: "The Telltale Head "
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille


Agnes Skinner is the strict and bitter mother of Seymour Skinner. She is very harshly controlling of Seymour, and treats him like a mother would treat a small child, once grounding him because he did not say who was at the door after answering it. She hates Seymour's choice in women, especially Edna Krabappel. Agnes has married a total of four times, once with Skinner's father, Sheldon Skinner, and following Sheldon's death she married three more times, each time to a tow truck driver.[3]

Biography[edit]

A younger Agnes Skinner doing the pole vault

In the 1920s, Agnes used to be a wing walker on early planes and performed. Her videos were shown in museums.[4] During the 50s, Agnes was an Pole Vaulter and competed during the 1952 Summer Olympics.[5] However, when she was going over the bar, Seymour kicked in her stomach, knocking the bar off.

Personality[edit]

When she first appeared as a kindly old woman who embarrassingly called her son "Spanky". 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, Bart caused the toilets to explode. Currently, she is harshly controlling of Seymour, who spends more time with her than with his old girlfriend, Edna Krabappel.  

Relationship with Seymour[edit]

Agnes shares an unhealthy relationship with her son, which often borders on psychosis. Examples include Agnes covering up "her half of the television" with cardboard to spite Seymour. When Seymour was out of the house, Agnes phoned him regularly demanding to be taken out of the bath, shielded from the glare of car lights on the street, and other such petty requests. She hid his car keys as a punishment for his talking to a woman on the phone. Seymour himself is very obedient and almost distressingly physically and emotionally close to her (for example, when Edna agreed to marry Seymour, Agnes murmured under her breath "three in the bed!"). Agnes Skinner's catchphrase is "Seymour!" often used to snap her son's attention (as opposed to Superintendent Chalmers's catchphrase, "Skin-NER!"). She also uses him as a slave for her own bidding as evident from the quote "Why couldn't you have died instead of the Car?".[6]

Some of Agnes' resentment to Seymour may have derived from even before Seymour was born - during the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Agnes competed in the pole vaulting event while 9-months pregnant.[5] When Seymour makes his first kick, he hits the bar, thus, making Agnes lose and subsequently crushing her dreams, this is probably why she is so harsh on Seymour.

Family[edit]

Husband[edit]

Her first husband Sheldon Skinner served in World War Two as a member of the Flying Hellfish. Agnes has also claimed that she was married to three tow truckers.

Love life[edit]

Agnes has been seen with Superintendent Chalmers on a few occasions,[7][8] she also briefly dated the Comic Book Guy, before he was arrested for having a secret room full of illegal videos. He asked her if she would wait for him till he got out of jail but she refuses, saying that her bones are half dust.[9] She once had sex with Otto Mann at the Simpsons' mardi gra party.[10] During the depression she let Mr. Burns "feel her up".[11] She hinted that she got "intimate" with Groundskeeper Willie when he was turned into a proper gentleman.[12] She also hit on Sideshow Mel.[3] She also dated Abraham Simpson.[13] She got together with Willie a second time during "Adult Halloween".[14] She once got together with Barney Gumble.[15]

Non-canon[edit]

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"Real Son"[edit]

In "The Principal and the Pauper", Agnes' biological son, the real Seymour Skinner (voiced by Martin Sheen), returns to Springfield from war. Agnes, unhappy with her new living situation with her biological son, travels to Capital City to take back Armin Tamzarian. She and other Springfieldians, who have grown to like Tamzarian, force the real Seymour Skinner out of Springfield, tying him to a freight train cart headed out of the town.

Treehouse of Horror XI[edit]

The death of Agnes Skinner in Treehouse of Horror XI

Although with no continuity Agnes is dropped to her death from many stories up in Treehouse of Horror XI when Homer is attempting a good deed.

Future[edit]

In the future, Seymour keeps her living head in a jar in his and Edna's home, similar to the heads in a jar shown in Futurama.

In Days of Future Future Skinner is seen having dinner with her skeleton.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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Agnes
Image Cost Unlock method Unlock message
Tapped Out Agnes artwork.png Cash.png50,750 Level 29, Skinner House
Hey Milhouse -- Eureka!
Tapped Out Agnes New Character.png

Behind the Laughter[edit]

Foreign dubs[edit]

Language Voice dubber
Czech Republic flag.png Czech Ludmila Molínová

Appearances[edit]


References[edit]

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