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Duffman

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"Oh, yeah!"
―Duffman's catchphrase
For the job title, see Duffman (title).
Duffman
Duffman.png
Artwork of Duffman from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Gender:
Male ♂
Status:
Alive
Alias(es): Joe, Sid, Larry and his real name Barry Duffman (one of the Duffmen)
Chip Davis (1992-1996, 2008)
Hair: Blond
Occupation: Advertiser for Duff Beer
Relatives: Daughter: Unnamed
Daughter: Duffgirl
Son: Dufflad
First Appearance: "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"
Voiced by: Hank Azaria


Duffman is the mascot and spokesman for the Duff Beer company. There are actually multiple people who play Duffman.

Character traits[edit]

Physical traits[edit]

Duffman without costume, as seen in "A Tree Grows in Springfield"
He is an athletic and smooth-talking corporate personality who wears blue and red tights, a red cape, white gloves, and the Duff logo emblazoned across his chest. The ensemble features a red hat, dark sunglasses, and a "utility belt" of beer cans around his waist.

Other traits[edit]

Duffman is generally known for his overly enthusiastic speech in which he refers to himself in the third person, complete with dramatic pauses and ending with a suggestive "Oh, yeah!" and pelvic thrusts. Fittingly, his theme song which plays at every corporate-sponsored appearance is "Oh Yeah" by Swiss band Yello. Also, Lenny calls him "the guy who creates an awareness of Duff".

He is also a professional male stripper for private events including Edna Krabappel's bachelorette party.[1]

Death[edit]

When Lenny mentioned that he had heard Duffman died of liver failure, Duffman scoffed "Duffman can never die! (Pause) Only the actors who play him!" This is a reference to real-life corporate mascots such as Ronald McDonald and the Marlboro Man who have been portrayed by multiple actors. The connection to Marlboro Man is expanded by the fact that two of the actors who played Marlboro Man died of lung cancer, a disease related to the product they promoted. Duffman was also shot by Frank Grimes Jr., and although the wound was not necessarily fatal, Duffman pledged his love to Doris before blacking out. Another Duffman died when Moe putt a sticker on his face. Another Duffman was possibly killed in a blimp crash during a baseball game; it was then revealed that there were three Duffmen working the game that night.[2] And there was also a Duffman who died of liver failure. The Duff corporation does not publicly acknowledge that Duffman is only a fictional character, so as not to disillusion Duffman's "fans".

Life outside business[edit]

Independence[edit]

Though he is a corporate puppet of Duff Beer, some actors have displayed independent thought and conscience at times. Homer discovers that Howard K. Duff VIII, who owns not only the beer company but also the Springfield Isotopes, was planning to move the team to Albuquerque. Commanded to help discredit Homer, this Duffman was torn between corporate loyalty and the truth. In the end, Duffman said to himself "New feelings brewing in Duffman! What would Jesus do?" and tossed Howard Duff into the stands of Isotope Stadium.

Friends[edit]

One of the Duffmen is friends with Rainier Wolfcastle, Cookie Kwan and Miss Springfield.[3]

Religion[edit]

Homer and Marge attended an Oktoberfest celebration, where Duffman energetically proclaims "This Reich will last a thousand beers! Oh, Ja!" -a reference to the Nazi concept of a Thousand Year Reich. Under his breath, he mutters "I do this, and I'm Jewish".

Family[edit]

Duffman claims to have two children, Dufflad and Duffgirl, but Mr. Duff VII retorts that these were "one-time shots in a Super Bowl commercial". He was played by "Barry Duffman" when he was subsequently found teaching basic mathematics at the Springfield Men's Mission.[4] Also, Duffman said "Are You there, God? It's me, Duffman!". Duffman (or at least this particular Duffman) also mentioned after distributing several Duff memorabilia that he has to leave early to comfort his daughter who dropped out of College.[5]

Sexuality[edit]

Duffman (or rather, whichever actor was playing him at the time) was revealed to be bisexual.[6]

He was also revealed to be in a relationship with Grady.[7]

When Duffman is shot by Frank Grimes Jr., he says "I love you Doris." This could possibly be his wife, but it may just be his sister.[8]

Duffman also slept with Titania. He promised her that in exchange for sleeping with him, she wouldn't have to touch the drunks in a bartending contest, but he reneged on the promise at the last minute.[9]

He was once seen on a date with Booberella, the date was accidentally caught on camera when Homer and Marge were recreating their anniversary dinner.[6]

Education[edit]

Duffman is revealed to have dyslexia calling it "Duffmans' secret shame".[10] He said at he has studied ballet for four years at Juilliard.[11]

Non-canon[edit]

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Duffman appears in The Simpsons Game as the emcee of the Duff Ultimate Eating Challenge in the level "Around the World in 80 Bites".

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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Duffman
Image Cost Unlock method Unlock message
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Premium
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Lady Duff[edit]

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Lady Duff
Image Cost Unlock method Unlock message
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Donut Tapped Out.png190

Soccer Cup 2015
Premium

St. Patrick's Day 2017
Premium (with Duff Party Bus)


St. Patrick's Day 2017
Premium (with Duff Brewery and Duffman)

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Behind the Laughter[edit]

Character origins[edit]

Duffman is based on Budweiser's former mascot Bud Man. Duffman's catchphrase comes from the song "Oh Yeah" by Yello, which the producers say became extremely popular after Ferris Bueller's Day Off and many advertisers started using it. As a result, the writers felt that the song and phrase "Oh yeah!" would be suitable for Duffman. Duffman's thrusts were first acted out by Brad Bird. Duffman is the greatest womanizer - or so he says.[12]

Foreign dubs[edit]

Language Voice dubber
Czech Republic flag.png Czech Tomáš Borůvka

Appearances[edit]


References[edit]

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