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Crazy Cat Lady

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Eleanor Abernathy
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Character Information
Female ♀
Age: 40[1]
Hair: Gray, formerly brown
First Appearance: "Girly Edition"
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

Eleanor Abernathy, better known as the Crazy Cat Lady, is a mentally-ill woman who always surrounds herself with a large number of cats. She usually screams gibberish and/or throws her cats at passersby. She gives Lisa one of her cats, Snowball V, who looks exactly like her original Snowball II.



Eleanor at age 24

When she was eight, she was a smart and ambitious young girl who wanted to be both a lawyer and a doctor "because a woman can do anything".[1] She was studying for law school at 16, and by 24, she had earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and a JD from Yale Law School. However, by 32, suffering from burnout, she had turned to alcohol and became obsessed with her pet cat. By the time she turned 40, she had assumed her present state as a drunken, raving lunatic.

She once shared a cat with Moe.[2]

Crazy Cat Lady and Crazy dog man

She once met the Crazy dog man on Valentine's Day and they shared a romantic moment, as opposed to their cats and dogs, who literally fought.[3]


Even without medication, she appears to be very intelligent. When Mayor Quimby is recalled, she runs for the mayor's office. During a candidate debate, she is asked what public-policy issues are important to her. Unlike the other candidates (who act as stereotypical dishonest politicians), Abernathy discusses issues such as health care, economy, and public education in between her screams and gibberish (and a call for cats "in everyone's pants").[4]


The Cat Lady enjoys "brief moments of lucidity" after taking psychoactive medication.[5] She abruptly resumes her usual bizarre behavior when Marge mentions that the "pills" are actually Reese's Pieces. Her medication helps her speak intelligibly rather than her usual gibberish.


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Foreign dubs[edit]

Language Voice dubber
Germany.png Deutsch Inge Solbrig


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