- "They've never improved on iodine."
- ―Mrs. Glick
| Alice Glick
| Character Information
Alice Glick (generally referred to as Mrs. Glick) is an elderly woman who resided in Springfield.
Mrs. Glick lived in the Simpsons' neighborhood. Bart met her when he was trying to earn money to buy a collector's item comic book. Mrs. Glick put Bart to work doing chores around her house, but because she paid him very poorly, he quickly grew to loathe her. During one of Bart's work sessions with Mrs. Glick, she showed him "an old lady thing" where she dyed her wedding dress black for her husband's funeral. Mr. Glick has never been seen, apparently having passed away long before Bart met Mrs. Glick.
Doctor Hibbert confessed to once leaving his car keys inside her while operating. She also tried to sell a candy dish for ninety dollars that she forcefully insisted could only be used for storing candy. Mrs. Glick once took the heart donor ticket off her I.D., along with many other people around her.
Mrs. Glick was elderly and possibly suffered from dementia; consequently, her grasp on reality could be questioned at times. When residents of Springfield were at the Kwik-E-Mart stocking up food for a hurricane, she grabbed Lisa's head, thinking she was a pineapple, and carried her on her shopping cart along with Ralph (whom she thought was a pumpkin). Ralph then revealed that Mrs. Glick planned on cooking them into a pie.
, in the trenches of WWI, before he died.
Mrs. Glick had a brother named Asa, who died during World War I. He was killed by his own grenade when he held onto it for too long. She owns a Siamese and is regular viewer of the daytime drama Search for the Sun which she referred to as "her stories."
It is revealed that Mrs. Glick was a long-time friend of Mrs. Bellamy. However, given that Mrs. Bellamy does not exist, but is a fictional character created for the reality show Frame Up, this could mean the show's producers either hired Mrs. Glick to be part of the cast or knew of her dementia and took advantage of it to get her to go along with the story.
Mrs. Glick was killed by one of the robotic baby seals built by Bart and Martin, after the funeral home executives changed them from being good to being evil. Kent Brockman read the story of her death on Channel 6 News. The story revealed that her first name was Alice. Soon after her death, she was seen dancing in Heaven with Jesus.
Behind the Laughter
Mrs. Glick mistakes Lisa
for a pineapple.
Following her debut in the episode "Three Men and a Comic Book
", Mrs. Glick became a recurring minor character, often seen at the hospital or the Springfield Retirement Castle. In addition to minor speaking roles, she also lingers in the background of various episodes, often laughing toothlessly.
In her first appearance, Mrs. Glick was voiced by Cloris Leachman. In all her other appearances, Mrs. Glick was voiced by Tress MacNeille.
In what are most likely oversights, Alice Glick has made some post-death appearances (subsequent to "Replaceable You"):
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