- For others named Charlie, see Charlie (disambiguation).
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Charlie is the Dangerous Emissions Supervisor of Sector 7G at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. He is a friend of Homer Simpson.
Charlie is known to have bad luck and show lousy judgment at times. He is arrested for threatening to beat up local officials over the slow progression of HDTVs. He was briefly disabled as stated by Lenny after Homer notices he is not at the plant. This disability was clearly temporary as he is later seen back to work and in good health. As a member of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team, Charlie uses his sister's wooden leg as a baseball bat.
Although Charlie has made mistakes, some of his bad luck is through no fault of his own. He was replaced by Mindy Simmons after he, Homer, Lenny, and Carl play a prank on a worker and cause a radioactive gas leak and Charlie complains to Mr. Burns that the plant requires a real emergency exit rather than one which is painted on. Burns lowers a giant tube which suck Charlie up, sending him to an Asian country where he is forced to dance on a table. Another example of Charlie's misfortune beyond his power was where he, along with other employees, were harmed due to Homer's negligence. As Charlie and the other men screamed that they were on fire, Homer was daydreaming and imagining them as a clown show.
Behind the Laughter
In Matt Groening's second show, Futurama the character Terry appears to resemble Charlie including his primary role of being a background filler and his usual role of having bad luck.
He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta, who said that he was "just [doing] an imitation of Lenny", according to the commentary for "Homer at the Bat". His voice sounds similar to the Blue-Haired Lawyer and Arnie Pie, who are also voiced by Castellaneta.
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