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Arnie Gumble

Arnold Gumble
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Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Brown
Occupation: Soldier
Relatives: Son: Barney Gumble
Wife: Mrs. Gumble (deceased)
First Appearance: "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"" (flashback)
Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta

Private Fifth Class Arnold "Arnie" Gumble was a member of the Flying Hellfish, Grampa's unit in World War II. He is the father of Barney Gumble. He was in charge of watching his unit's backs inside a tank.


Along with the rest of the unit, he took part in a tontine where the last surviving member would take sole possession of a group of paintings they liberated. He was one of five members of the group to die in a parade float accident in 1979. Apparently, Arnie desired to buy his way into high class society when he took part in the Tontine.

Barney once had a near-death experience, in which he expected to be reunited with "my loved ones, my dad, and that plant I never watered," perhaps implying that he did not get along with his father, though this line could also be interpreted as Barney reuniting with his "loved ones: my dad and that plant I never watered."[1]