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Johnny Tightlips

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"I ain't sayin' nothin'!"
―Johnny's catchphrase
Johnny Tightlips
Johnny Tightlips.png
Artwork of Johnny Tightlips from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Black
Occupation: Mafioso
Relatives: Mother: Unnamed[1]
Grandmother: Unnamed[2]
Daughter: Unnamed[3]
First appearance: "Insane Clown Poppy"
Voiced by: Hank Azaria

Johnny Tightlips (Born Giovanni Silencio.[4] Legal name: Jonathan Schmallippe[5]) is a caporegime for the Springfield Mafia,[6] working for Fat Tony.


Johnny's typical catchphrase is "I ain't sayin' nothin'!" though he does speak occasionally. He is frequently seen with Fat Tony, Legs and Louie. Johnny has short wavy black hair, thick eyebrows, and wears a pinstripe shirt tucked in a purple suit.

Like his nickname, Johnny says very little, which spares him from accusations of being a "squealer", but his reticence tends to be unhelpful to himself and others. An example of this is when there was a shoot-out in Fat Tony's mansion, and Johnny was shot by accident. When asked where he was injured, he replied, " I ain't sayin' nothin'!", and when asked what to tell the doctor, he said, "Tell 'em to suck a lemon." [7]

Fat Tony has referred to him as his "Joisey (Jersey) muscle." [8]

Frankie the Squealer once said Johnny has a bad back.[9]

Despite his occupation as a mobster, he also seems to have an altruistic side, as Homer has once revealed that Johnny digs wells in Darfur on his vacations.[10]


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Johnny Tightlips
Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message Yearbook
Johnny Tightlips.png Donut Tapped Out.png175 Formerly:
Level 58
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Donut Tapped Out.png30
Donut Tapped Out.png150 Level 58
Premium (The Vault)
Donut Tapped Out.png50 Thanksgiving 2018, All American Auction, Blargsgiving, Northward Bound, The Atom Smasher and Cold Turkey
Premium (Imports Mystery Box)
Gold Box Token.png1 Blargsgiving, Northward Bound, The Atom Smasher and Cold Turkey
Gold Mystery Box
Donut Tapped Out.png150 The Simpsanos
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
131001 Premium Characters, Premium Male, Criminal, Adult, Wise Guys JohnnyTightlips

Behind the Laughter[edit]


Johnny Tightlips is a reference to Frank "Tight Lips" Gusenberg, who was shot down in the real-life St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago and replied "nobody shot me" while dying.

On the "Insane Clown Poppy" commentary, it is discussed that the original name for the character would be "Tightlips Johnny"


  • The name "Tightlips" is also a reference to the Omertà (Mafia code of silence).
  • Johnny drives a black Lincoln Continental, with license plate "ZERO2SAY." [11]



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