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Snake Jailbird

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"Jailbird" redirects here. For the supervillain, see Jailbird (A League of Their Own).
Chester Turley
Snake Jailbird.png
Artwork of Snake from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Brown
Occupation: Criminal
Archaeologist (formerly)
Relatives: Wife: Gloria
Son: Jeremy Jailbird
Brother: Unnamed
First appearance: "The War of the Simpsons"
Voiced by: Hank Azaria

Professor Chester Turley, or Snake Jailbird, also known as Professor Jailbird and Detention Bird and Albert Knickerbocker Aloysius Snake[1] is a recidivist criminal, always getting arrested but rarely appearing to stay in jail. He speaks with a "Valley dude" accent. He is partial to fast cars and fast women, and has a knack for reckless abandon.


In a documentary by Declan Desmond showing the pasts of several Springfield citizens, a 13-year-old Snake is called "Detention Bird" by a 16-year-old Clancy Wiggum.

Snake referred to himself as "Professor Jailbird"; it was also revealed that he was formerly an idealistic Indiana Jones-type archaeologist, until Moe stole the Mayan gold coins that he had discovered and was going to donate to the museum, and he decided to take his revenge out on society (convenience stores).[2] It is stated that Snake had previously spent time in a juvenile facility, suggesting he was a criminal before being an archaeologist.[3]

Snake (as well as Otto) was the one responsible for ruining Spinal Tap's concert.[4]

Snake's real name is revealed to be Chester Turley on a list of Springfield citizens taking revenge on Mr. Burns.[5]


Snake is always seen getting arrested, but never appears to stay in prison for long. "Valley dude" accent and keeps a zippo lighter rolled up in his sleeve. Snake has light brown hair. He is also 43 years old. His occupation is a criminal and a former professor and archaeologist. Snake is partial to fast cars and fast women, and has a knack for reckless abandon.

Snake's car's name is "Lil' Bandit," which is a 1969 Dodge Charger. It could be a reference to James Dean's so-called possessed car the "Li'l Bastard." It should be noted that the Lil' Bandit's horn plays the opening line of the tune Dixie, similar to The General Lee from the The Dukes of Hazzard.

Snake has a son named Jeremy Jailbird, who looks just like him. Snake has custody issues with Jeremy. Although Snake seems to have committed every crime possible, he is an extremely good father to his son. Snake's ex-girlfriend, Gloria, briefly dated Mr. Burns, but then came back to him. Snake and Gloria have been seen together many times and she is pregnant once. He was also implied to have a soft spot for puppies, as, after being given one of Santa's Little Helper's Poodle/Greyhound puppies, promises to take care of it (albeit in a similar manner to trying to kidnap someone), as well as rubbing it affectionately.[6]

Snake can be seen wearing a Middlebury t-shirt under his trademark vest, suggesting he may be an alumnus.[7]

Snake was once held captive by Herman, along with Chief Wiggum, but was eventually rescued by Kirk and Milhouse.[7]

Snake once ran a telemarketing scam, but could not stick to it, because he didn't like bothering people at home. He also wrote the books, The Ten Habits of Highly Successful Criminals and "A Criminal's Guide to Hiding in Mexico."

Snake once had a tattoo on his back, saying "Snake and Gloria 4 Ever," but Homer changed it to "Never".[8]


Donut Homer.png The contents of this article or section are considered to be non-canon and therefore may not have actually happened or existed.

Treehouse of Horror[edit]

In "Treehouse of Horror IX", Snake was executed based on a "three-strikes" policy. First, he burned down an orphanage, then he blew up a bus full of nuns (which Snake declared was "totally self-defense"), and finally, he smoked in the Kwik-E-Mart. His hair was then implanted into Homer's head, but it had to be removed, due to issues with the hair, instilling Snake-like characteristics into Homer, e.g. seeking revenge for Snake's imprisonment and execution by murdering Bart, etc.

The Simpsons Hit and Run[edit]

Snake briefly stole a military radio from Herman's Military Antiques (as he thought he'd get bobacious chicks with a military radio), but Bart managed to stop him. Snake was later arrested by Chief Wiggum when Lisa helped him uncover evidence of crimes under the three-strikes law (Counterfeit Designer Jeans, running over an elderly citizen without a permit, and littering, in that order) in exchange for information in regards to her missing brother. Later on, Apu reluctantly sought for his advice in regards to a potential lead to the source of the contamination of the Buzz Cola, as well as who was involved in contaminating it. Snake agrees to give him all he knows in exchange for Apu helping him do "community service" (which involved taking Garbage Pales and, later, destroying an Armored Vehicle), the second of which he truly gave info. His last appearance was when Homer ended up carjacking Snake (to which he notes the irony that he is the one getting carjacked), and ends up agreeing in order to not see Homer flip the bird at him. He is presumably killed as a result of his car, along with the nuclear waste contained in it, was pulled into the Rigellians Tractor Beam.

The Simpsons Game[edit]

Snake appears in a jail cell in the level Mob Rules, who can be busted out and can join Marge's mob to ironically protest the sale of a violent videogame.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]


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Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message
Snake Jailbird.png Cash.png11,000 Level 19
Crime Doesn't Pay Unless You Make It
Springfield Penitentiary Choice unlock. Thanks a, like, million.
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
18 Regular Characters, Criminal, Bowler, Regular Male, Adult, Sequel Squad, Villains, Normal Springfielders Snake



Behind the Laughter[edit]


Snake's real name was revealed to be Chester Turley on a Simpsons collectible card. However, it has been revealed that his name is Professor Jailbird and he is a young, idealistic archaeologist in "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" Though, his name is later confirmed as "Chester Turley" on a list of people wanting to take revenge on Mr. Burns in "The Fool Monty". His name is also said to be Albert Knickerbocker Aloysius Snake in "Luca$".

Foreign dubs[edit]

Language Voice dubber
Flag of Quebec.svg.png Français Benoît Rousseau


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