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Al Gore

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Al Gore
Al Gore.png
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Grey
Previously: Black
Occupation: Politician
Environmental Activist
First mentioned: "Bart Gets an Elephant"
First appearance: "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer

Al Gore is a former Vice President of the USA and a published author. He wrote the book Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow.


When Bart gets an elephant, Marge says to Homer about the elephant: "It looks like it could gore.". Homer chuckles and says "It does look like Al Gore.".[1]

When the Simpson family went to Books! Books! And Additional Books!, Lisa bought two books: a biography of Peter Ueberroth and Al Gore's new book, Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow. She said she hoped that Gore's new book was as exciting as his previous one, Rational Thinking, Reasonable Future.

When the bookstore clerk scanned Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow at the cash register, a signal traveled to The Pentagon and Gore was notified that someone had finally bought a copy of it. When he got the news, he said, "Well, this calls for a celebration." Gore then put on an LP record and played the song "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang. When the song got to the lyric, "Celebrate good times", Gore even-tonedly said, "I will."[2]

Martin bought a talking Al Gore doll, spending his last $10 on it. When he pulled the doll's string, it said, "You are hearing me talk."[3]

When Lisa was trying to get through to President Bill Clinton on the phone, she was asked if she wanted to be put through to Al Gore instead.[4]

At one point, Al Gore visited Moe's Tavern in Springfield. When he overheard Homer talking about how there was a chance that the class president election at Springfield High School was stolen from him, Gore told Homer to let it go. Gore then said that he had a presidential election stolen from him, but he moved on and everything worked out all right. Gore then took out his Nobel Peace Prize and started to have a conversation with it, as if it was really Alfred Nobel.[5]

Homer once refused to pay the heating bill because he believed that global warming would fix it, and when it was still cold in the house he yelled at Al Gore.[6] When Lisa was working as Krusty's assistant, he had her edit his joke file, changing every Sophia Loren reference to Lindsay Lohan. Lisa asked if it was a global change, and Krusty sarcastically replied, "Who am I, Al Gore? Just do it."[7]

Lisa watched a clip of Al Gore in IMAX at the STEM Conference. Gore started talking about every family reducing their carbon footprint by 10% but then said it was hopeless and floods were coming.[8]

An animatronic of Al Gore was seen in the Hall of Vice Presidents at Kissimmee St. Nick Theme Park and Resort. Gore's head was among those removed from the animatronics and left in Jeanie's bed by Bart. She later kept his head on her desk where he told her that she couldn't win in Florida. When she asked him why his batteries couldn't die, Gore told her that he had a solar head.[9]

In a dream Homer had, he met Lara Croft. They talked a while before a giant Al Gore took care of him. Croft told him that he is master of his own fate. Al Gore asked Homer if he knew that the carbon-emitting choice of cars is dooming the planet and it's because of him and his wasteful ways, and that they only have five more years before they fry in a global inferno. He then ate Homer, and when he got into Gore's mouth he woke up.[10]

Al Gore is one of the many people on "Ned's List of Laudable Lefties".[11]

In a mash-up by Bart with Al Gore and Ra's al Ghul you get Ra's Al Gore.[12]

Lisa read Gore's book A Nobel Peace of My Mind while the Simpson family were living without electricity.[13]

Al Gore is element Ag in Lisa's Table of Geeky Delights.[14]

Behind the Laughter[edit]

  • Al Gore served as Vice-President of the United States for two terms (1993-2001), under President Bill Clinton.
  • The fictional books Rational Thinking, Reasonable Future and Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow are tongue-in-cheek references to Gore's real-life 1992 book, Earth in the Balance.
  • In popular culture, Gore had a reputation for being bland and emotionless, as depicted when he puts on the music.
  • Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 (shared with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
  • Krusty's and Homer's comments about Al Gore are references to Gore's environmental activism.



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