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Elizabeth Hoover

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Elizabeth Hoover
Elizabeth Hoover.png
Artwork of Miss Hoover from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Female ♀
Hair: Brown (formerly blue and red)
Occupation: Teacher at Springfield Elementary
Relatives: Husband: Gil Gunderson[1]
First mentioned: "Bart the General"
First appearance: "Brush with Greatness"
Voiced by: Maggie Roswell (1991-1999; 2002-present)
Marcia Mitzman Gaven (1999-2002)

Elizabeth Hoover (commonly known as Miss Hoover) is a second grade teacher at Springfield Elementary School.


Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and is not against drinking significant quantities of alcohol. She is very apathetic and bored with her job, and seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. She is often seen smoking even while teaching, once even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. Once she was granted tenure, she willingly turned over her teaching responsibilities to Ralph Wiggum.[2]

She is in particular weary of dealing with Lisa's unbridled enthusiasm (though initially she seemed proud of Lisa) and Ralph's mishaps and inanities. A typical response to one of his difficulties is, "The children are right to laugh at you, Ralph." Her bland and indifferent demeanor likely prompted Lisa to identify her as "The Flat Liner" among The 20 Types of People You Meet in Elementary School.[3]

She was replaced by a substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom when she thought she had Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the children thought that meant that she was both "faking it" and "crazy."[4]

Personal life[edit]

Miss Hoover lives in a small apartment in a bad part of town with her cat, Hemsworth. To get home from school, she has to take two buses, walk half a mile down a train track, swing across a drainage ditch, and ride a piece of cardboard down a hill to help her back. Miss Hoover suffers from problems with her back and once sprained a disc in her spine. The combination of her living arrangements and health problems lead her to be a lazy teacher who doesn't care about her class.[5]



Miss Hoover joined a conspiracy group looking for Slow Leonard, who had gone missing from the Springfield Zoo. Gil Gunderson was also part of the group. When the two both reached for a ball of Mrs. McClellan's Evidence Yarn, their fingers locked together and the two fell in love with each other. They then eventually got married, with the rest of the group being guests at the wedding. When they found out that Slow Leonard had been found, the group was going to disband, and Gil and Miss Hoover decided that their relationship wouldn't work. However, they then decided to give their relationship a go.[1]


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Video games[edit]

In The Simpsons Game, Miss Hoover is one of 2 characters that don't have any lines, even whilst exploring the town; the other being Lunchlady Dora.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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Miss Hoover
Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message
Elizabeth Hoover.png Cash.png150,000 Level 40
Chocolate Paint Pt. 2 (with Cocoa Beanie)
Ah, Fudge! Factory I'm opening minds to the joy of memorizing multiplication tables.
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
15000 Regular Characters, Regular Female, Adult, School Workers, Normal Springfielders, Teachers MissHoover

Behind the Laughter[edit]

  • Ms. Hoover is voiced by Maggie Roswell, and was temporarily voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute.
  • She is named after Matt Groening's first-grade teacher at Ainsworth Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoover, who recognized Groening's drawing talent early after seeing his picture of a boat.[15]
  • At the beginning of the series, her hair was blue, which changed to red, then changed to brown (her current hair color).
  • In "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts", it's revealed that Ms. Hoover drives an AMC Pacer.


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