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Ruth Powers

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Ruth Powers
Ruth Powers.png
Artwork of Ruth Powers from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Female ♀
Hair: Dark brown
Relatives: Daughter: Laura Powers
Ex-husband: unnamed
First appearance: "New Kid on the Block"
Voiced by: Pamela Reed (3 episodes)
Pamela Hayden (all other appearances)

Ruth Powers is the Simpsons' next-door neighbor.


Ruth is divorced and has a daughter, Laura Powers, both of whom moved in next door to the Simpsons at the same time.[1] Circumstances behind Ruth's divorce aren't explained, but she has said her ex-husband acts similar to Homer, and he was continually stiffing Ruth on child support. For revenge, she stole his car.[2]

Ruth and Marge became fast friends after Ruth moved in next door. One evening, they went to a ballet after Homer, who was originally supposed to go with Marge, literally got stuck at work (with his arms in two vending machines). Later they had a girls' night out where they went line dancing at a country bar called Shotkickers, did some target shooting (using a farmer's antique cans as targets), and went up to the Springfield sign overlooking the city. They ended up going on the run from the law, however, after Chief Wiggum tried to pull them over because of a broken taillight, and Ruth decided to flee because they were driving the convertible which she had stolen from her ex-husband.[2]

The auto theft charges against Ruth were dismissed, but she was later imprisoned for a short time for another offense (not specified). While she was in prison, Ruth became a bodybuilder, earned the title "Miss Mexican Mafia", and took steroids to expand her muscles. She and Marge met up again when Marge also became a bodybuilder and Ruth gave Marge Ragin' 'Roids to take.[3]

Ruth's house was seen being sold after the Financial Crisis hit Springfield, and it was bought by a disguised Sideshow Bob. After Bob was arrested and sent back to jail, the house was bought by Ted Flanders, a distant relative of Ned Flanders.[4] The Powers later moved in again, as in a neighborhood meeting at the Simpson house, Ruth told Marge she hasn't "stopped by to say hello in 25 years, and I live next door".[5]

Ruth is one of the few female patrons at Moe's Tavern,[1] and is often seen at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.[6]

She was one of five women who bought Apu Nahasapeemapetilon at a bachelor auction.[7] When Kirk Van Houten was falsely arrested for Bart's kidnap, Ruth was among the women who had conjugal visits with him.[8] Ruth was seen on a date with the Nascar Dad.[9] Ruth has been seen with Sideshow Mel.[10]


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Ruth Powers
Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message
Ruth Powers.png Cash.png265,000 Level 54
A Woman's Work Pt. 1
Shotkickers The only thing weaker about our sex is the stench.
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
115000 Regular Characters, Regular Female, Adult, Parents, Plant Workers, Normal Springfielders RuthPowers


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