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Clancy Bouvier

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Clancy Bouvier
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Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Blue, formerly brown
Occupation: Navy soldier
Baby photographer
Flight attendant
Relatives: Wife: Jacqueline Bouvier
Daughters: Patty, Selma & Marge
Siblings: JoJo, Chester & Charlene
Parents: Bambi & Pépé Bouvier
First Appearance: "The Way We Was"
Voiced by: Harry Shearer

"When that Simpson boy showed up, it took years off my life!"
―Mr. Bouvier[src]

Clancy Bouvier is the chain-smoking deceased husband of Jacqueline Bouvier, and father of Patty, Selma, and Marge Simpson. He is of French origin.[1]


Clancy was one of the earliest male flight attendants, a job he held when Marge was a child, although he told her he was a pilot.[2] At some point he also served in the United States Navy where he picked up a swearing problem, which nearly cost him his job as a baby photographer.[3]

Dislike of Homer[edit]

Clancy first met Homer when he showed up at the Bouvier home claiming to be Marge's prom date (who was actually Artie Ziff). He was kind and complimentary to Homer, saying that "from what she's told me I'm sure you're a solid citizen". Whether Marge had 'sugar coated' her description of Homer, or she had in fact been describing Artie, is unclear.[4]

It is revealed later that his behavior may have just been common courtesy: When Marge returned home after the prom, she overheard her father stating that "when that Simpson boy showed up it took years off my life", to which her mother replied with, "Will you stop? She went with the good one" (referring to Artie).


Clancy died when Bart and Lisa were young children.[5]

Non-Canon Deaths[edit]

Donut Homer.png The contents of this article or section are considered to be non-canon and therefore may not have actually happened or existed.

Whilst he really died of lung cancer, various non-canon deaths were made up for an excuse.Lisa attributes his death to an accident involving a roller coaster, but it is unknown whether this is true. What is known is that his death occurred some time after Marge met Homer and before she married him. He got her a "white-noise machine" to help her deal with his death.

He was eaten by King Homer at his and Marge's wedding.[6]