| Ashley Grant
| Character Information
Ashley Grant is a graduate student at Springfield University and committed feminist. She also works as a babysitter, presumably to help pay for graduate school or as a stipend to offset costs of being a student.
Ashley babysat Bart, Lisa, and Maggie while Homer and Marge attended the Springfield Candy Convention. When Homer drove Ashley home and she got out of the car, he noticed his misplaced Gummi Venus de Milo stuck to the back of her pants and picked it off. Ashley misinterpreted this as sexual harassment, and returned to the Simpson house the next morning with sign-carrying protesters denouncing Homer's behavior. This caused problems for Homer until Groundskeeper Willie showed everyone a video which proved that Homer did not touch Ashley but was only retrieving the Gummi Venus. Shown this proof, Ashley dropped her harassment accusation against Homer, and admitted that she had been wrong about him. She said that although she originally considered Homer to be boorish, she had to believe Lisa's insistence that Homer was a decent man.
Ashley got along well with the Simpson children. Lisa admired her for her feminist stance. Ashley also demonstrated that she knew how to manipulate men and boys when she used a violent video game to persuade Bart to do housework and to make him walk into a wall.
- Episode – "Homer Badman"
- Episode – "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (archive footage)
- Episode – "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"
- Episode – "Lard of the Dance"
- Episode – "Day of the Jackanapes"
- Episode – "Sweets and Sour Marge"
- Episode – "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"
- – The Simpsons Movie
- Episode – "Homer's Adventures Through the Windshield Glass" (opening sequence)