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Playground ghost

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Playground ghost
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Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Brown
First appearance: "Homer the Father"
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille

The playground ghost is the ghost of a boy who was a student at Springfield Elementary School.


When the Playground Ghost was alive, he attended Springfield Elementary. The exact circumstances of his death aren't known, but Groundskeeper Willie admitted to having killed him accidentally, apparently by impaling him with a rake when he (Willie) was mad at him. Willie appears to have some guilt about the incident, however, as he accidentally revealed the ghost's existence to Bart Simpson and then tried to pretend there was no such thing as a Playground Ghost.

One night at Springfield Elementary, Bart was sitting at an outdoor table, studying for a math test. Because it was cold, Bart pulled up the hood of his sweater for warmth, which in the dim light caused Willie to mistake him for the Playground Ghost. At this, the ghost appeared for real, frightening Willie and then criticizing Willie for confusing Bart with the ghost. Willie then got angry and told the ghost that his "sassy mouth" was what had gotten him killed in the first place.

As his name implies, the Playground Ghost can be seen haunting the Springfield Elementary School playground at night. He floats in the air and appears with a rake stuck all the way through him.