| Jimmy Carter, Jr.
| Character Information
Marge apparently voted for him twice.
Springfield briefly had a statue of Jimmy Carter in the park. They were going to get a statue of Abraham Lincoln, but the funds to buy a statue came from the "Beautify Our Parks" bake sale, which brought in less money than expected due to Marge's being in jail. Unable to afford Lincoln's statue, the organizers settled for Carter's instead. When the statue was unveiled, the townspeople didn't like it and started a riot. After Marge got out of jail, they modified the statue, giving it Marge's hairdo, and gave it to her in recognition of her contributions to the community. Later, Bart and Lisa used the statue as a tetherball pole.
He was thrown out of Mr. Burns' birthday celebration due to his only serving one term as president.
When the Simpsons fled their home (due to a Southern colonel's accepting Homer's challenge to a duel), they saw Carter building a Habitat house for the Spuckler family. They stopped and Lisa asked Carter if he could build them a house, as they couldn't go back to their own. Carter apologetically declined, saying that the Habitat houses were for the truly needy. Homer became angry and said, "C'mon, Carter, build us a house, you lazy bum." At this, Carter replied that Homer had offended him, picked up a glove and began to challenge Homer to a duel, but Homer screamed and quickly drove away.
Lisa and Homer volunteered at a house-building project for Domiciles for the Destitute when Lisa won a bet with Homer and got to choose their next daddy-daughter outing. Also helping in the project were Carter and fellow former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In a scene resembling The Three Stooges, Carter accidentally hit Bush with a board and Bush retaliated by digging the claws of his hammer into Carter's nostrils. Later, all three former Presidents became tangled up in some water pipes as they attempted to install plumbing in the house.
He had a stint as a comedy breakdancer.
Behind the Laughter
- Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981.
- Since his term as President, Carter is best known for his work with Habitat for Humanity, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable housing for everyone.
- The voice for the Jimmy Carter character was provided by Karl Wiedergott in "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" and Dan Castellaneta in "Large Marge".