- "This grant ensures a light bulb in every classroom... and a high-definition TV for the teachers' lounge."
- ―State Comptroller Atkins
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State Comptroller Atkins is the school comptroller for Springfield's State who is apparently Canadian.
He was sent to deliver the basic assistance grant Springfield Elementary earned after Lisa cheating on a test brought the school's GPA up to the state's minimum requirement. In fact, he was initially impersonated by Otto, whom wore a latex mask. He also moderated the elementary school band competition at the state fair. He planned to give Lisa the unusually large good sportsmanship award until he heard her call the first-placed band "cheaters" for using glowsticks in their performance, at which point he said, "Now I'm just going to be sick."
He later fired Superintendent Chalmers after he took some kids on an unauthorized school trip and Nelson got injured. He was then present during the capture of the school by The Brotherhood of the Spectacles. He later gave the job back to Chalmers after he was accidentally shot by Chief Wiggum, and increased his title to "Superduperintendent".
Behind the Laughter