Producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were excited about the episode because Principal Skinner was one of their favorite characters.  He also had a relationship with replacement music teacher Calliope Juniper (with whom he briefly left with). When she first appeared as a kindly old woman who embarrassingly called her son "Spanky". to which Lisa replies, "I guess it is, Principal Tamzarian." He came to Earth around the year of 1990 and a year later, Skinner Seymour who worked on Chalmers' school, came too. What else could it be? As such, they said, fans could dismiss the discontinuities created by the notion Skinner is actually an impostor and consider the episode on its own terms, divorced from the rest of the series. "The Principal and the Pauper" is the second episode of The Simpsons' ninth season.It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 28, 1997. This might be a fact that has slipped past Simpsons views who have trailed away from the show as its Golden Age got further and further away, but Edna and Ned eventually got married. He struggles to control the crumbling school and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students, Bart Simpson being a standout example. In the episode "The Principal and the Pauper", it was revealed Skinner is actually Armin Tamzarian. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Deann Skinner. "Flash! Walter Seymour Skinner (formerly known as Armin Tamzarian) is the principal of Springfield Elementary School and a supporting character in The Simpsons.  In an accident involving both Skinner and Chalmers, Chalmers showed grief over Skinner before he realized he was still alive. The controversial season 9 episode "The Principal and the Pauper" heavily alters Skinner's backstory, revealing him as an impostor. The episode was pitched and written by Ken Keeler, who was inspired by the Tichborne case of 19th-century England. It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. , In April 2001, in an interview, Harry Shearer, the voice of Principal Skinner, recalled that after reading the script, he told the writers, "That's so wrong. Agnes Skinner (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is the mother of Principal Skinner and first appeared in the first season episode "The Crepes of Wrath" as an old woman who embarrassingly calls her son "Spanky".However, as episodes progressed, the character turned bitter. 1943) is the interim principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. He also expelled Bart for the prank really caused by Groundskeeper Willie during the feast, but he welcomes him back as an apology for blaming the Groundskeeper's prank which Bart happily accepts. New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 32 News: Bart finds his former teacher’s diary at a yard sale this February! Born Armin Tamzarian, he grew up in the 433rd Street neighborhood of Capital City. Joe Rhodes. The next day Skinner chases Bart on his car after he skips school. It is sometimes stated he wears a toupee. At one point, when the Vice President's Assessment Test was coming up, Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers came up with a plan to lure all of the underachievers away from test day by faking a perfect score on the pretest and tricking them into going for a chopper ride to a pizza party in Capital City (going as far as to disguise the school bus as a chopper). Skinner walks by and asks "that's really a cheat, isn't it?" The son of Thomas & Hepzibah (Merrill) Seymour, he was baptized on January 17, 1730/1 at the Second Church in Hartford. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Production 3.2 Reception 3.2.1 Critical 4 Citations During a surprise banquet to honor his twentieth … (2002). Retrieved from "https://springfieldbound.fandom.com/wiki/Sgt._Seymour_Skinner?oldid=5585" It's so arbitrary and gratuitous, and it's disrespectful to the audience." According to Sideshow Bob You only get one chance with Edna Krabappel. His brother Edward, two and a half years younger, died at age 16 of a cerebral hemorrhage.. Skinner's closest friend as a young boy was …  Seeing his entire platoon devoured by an elephant has been one of the many things that led to the development of his posttraumatic stress disorder.  Their relationship ended when Skinner admitted to having second thoughts on the night before their wedding. (2001). Name: Seymour Skinner. They have also lived in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. Skinner is a highly skilled combatant, particularly hand-to-hand, and demonstrates his abilities in several episodes. In The Simpsons Game, he hires Dolph, Jimbo and Kearney to steal artifacts from the Springfield Museum for the school (as he couldn't get any science stuff the legal way due to lack of funds), till they are stopped by Homer and Bart. When Otto starts spanking Bart as an act of corporal punishment, he comes to aid Bart and suspends his driving the school bus. His constant desperate, and usually ineffective attempts at maintaining discipline are an effort to receive good reviews from the frequent inspections of his very strict boss, Superintendent Chalmers - who makes no effort to hide his disapproval of Skinner. It was established Skinner served as a sergeant in the US Army during the Vietnam War and captured at the Battle of Khe Sanh. Lillie Seymour Skinner 1947-2018 Biloxi Lillie Seymour Skinner, age 71, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. Armin Tamzarian, or W. Seymour Skinner or most known as Principal Skinner, (b. Commentary for "The Principal and the Pauper", in, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Principal_Skinner&oldid=995612593, Fictional characters with post-traumatic stress disorder, Fictional United States Army Special Forces personnel, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 00:11. (2006).  Edna has shown she does want to continue dating Skinner, but first wants him to commit to her—namely by not letting his mother, with whom he still lives, control him anymore.  Despite these combat skills, Moe Szyslak, Lenny Leonard, Superintendent Chalmers and Comic Book Guy held their own against Skinner in fights.. During an interview, Harry Shearer, the voice of Seymour Skinner publicly criticized the episode. Although Skinner likes to maintain the image of a strict disciplinarian, he is often weak-willed and nervous and has a very unhealthy dependence on his mother, who constantly torments him and nicknames him "Spanky". After Skinner is reinstated, he and Edna date for several more years and become engaged, but later cancel the wedding. Luckily for them, the Garbage Barge was also heading to Springfield Elementary, so Skinner reads the newly motivated underachievers the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the rest of the way, and after returning, cancels the Vice President's Test, and also re-institutes dancing in school. While Skinner isn’t often the focus of any of the Simpsons non … Commentary for "Bart the Genius", in, Groening, Matt. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. Walter "W." Seymour Skinner is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the son of Sheldon and Agnes Skinner. Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria, the voice of Chalmers, fell right into the characters and quite often ad-lib between them. Skinner often seems weak-willed and easily suppressed—perhaps because he wants to avoid confrontation—but often will use his military command experience gained in the Vietnam War to get real respect and discipline; when he and the students were snowed-in at school, he treated them like his squad to control the chaos temporarily—before they mutinied. The writers themselves have since mocked the inconsistencies created by the episode; in the season 15 episode "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot", Lisa is seen writing Snowball II on a cat food dish to save money after what would be the fourth Snowball's purchase. He married Deliverance Skinner on March 26, 1752 and died at age 51 years. He loses his job along with Edna when Superintendent Chalmers is advised of their romance by Chief Wiggum, after which Skinner and Edna lock themselves in the school with Bart demanding their jobs back. According to the DVD audio commentary it is said that her current mean streak can be attributed to the incident involving Bart that took place in that episode in which, while sitting in a urinal stall… ... See, we’re all Simpsons fans if you’re of a certain age — there are some quotes that everyone automatically knows, and then there are ones that are less obvious, and, prior to the … He and Edna kiss in Martin's playhouse after they are invited to a birthday party, and they are witnessed by Bart. He also wears blue slacks matching his suit. Out of genuine concern for the quality of education of his students, most of Skinner's actions revolve around ensuring the school has adequate funding. First Appearance Aside from a short-lived relationship with Patty Bouvier, Skinner's love life focused on Edna Krabappel. Skinner was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, to Grace and William Skinner, the latter of whom was a lawyer.Skinner became an atheist after a Christian teacher tried to assuage his fear of the hell that his grandmother described. Commentary for "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", in, Groening, Matt. Later, Groundskeeper Willie tells him the story: years ago, the school had a swimming pool and team, with Willie as their coach. Born as Armin Tamzarian, he has been a troubled orphan from Capital City, who is forced into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, which he struggles to control, and is constantly engaged in a battle against its inadequate resources, apathetic and bitter teachers, and often rowdy and unenthusiastic students, Bart Simpson being a standout example. Biography. Seymour Skinner, whom he came to idolize. WARNING: You may add parodies. SKINNER’S MOM: Seymour! There, he was … In the DVD commentary for "The Principal and the Pauper", the producers stated they intended for the episode's ending to reset the continuity to before Skinner was revealed to be Tamzarian.  Skinner was originally supposed to wear a toupee, but it was dropped because the writers didn't like "that type of joke". The real Seymour Skinner (voiced by Martin Sheen), is alive after all, and briefly returns to Springfield to take his rightful place as Springfield Elementary School Principal, but proves hopelessly unpopular and the Springfielders run him out of town on the railroad.  Though Skinner had other relationships since, he still held a candle for Edna. You're taking something that an audience has built eight years or nine years of investment in and just tossed it in the trash can for no good reason, for a story we've done before with other characters. These inspections usually turn awry due to Bart Simpson's elaborate pranks—which play off Skinner's desperation for order.  Seeing his entire platoon devoured by an elephant was one of the many things that led to the development of his post-traumatic stress disorder. Principal Seymour Skinner, also known as Armin Tamzarian, is a character from The Simpsons.  It is revealed Skinner (AKA Armin Tamzarian) was born in New Orleans. , One of Skinner's defining traits is that he has served as a Green Beret sergeant during the Vietnam War, where he has been captured by the Viet Cong at the Battle of Khe Sanh and has spent three years as a prisoner of war. When Bart Simpson plays numerous pranks on teachers of the school, Skinner reveals to Bart that there was a student who was an even better prankster than him. The two bonded during this time and Bart made an effort to get Skinner reinstated in the school. Fate. After being captured by the enemy in Vietnam, he spent five years in a POW camp, before being sold to a shoe-producing company in the Chinese … Over the years of pranks and inspections, though, Skinner developed a love-hate relationship with each of them; when Skinner was fired and replaced by Ned Flanders, Bart found pranks less meaningful, due to Flanders' lax approach to discipline. Edna is divorced and frequently flirts with any man she can find. For the other Simpsons character of the same name, see, Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, Silverman, David. The episode was negatively received by fans and critics over the sudden change of Skinner's backstory. Principal Skinner first appeared in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", which was also the first Simpsons episode to air.  Aside from a short-lived relationship with Patty Bouvier, most of Skinner's love life is focused on Edna Krabappel. This is further declared in the Season 29 episode "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" where a teenage Seymour is shown living with Agnes before going off to college. Judge Snyder grants Tamzarian Skinner's "name, and his past, present, future, and mother", and decrees that no one will mention his true identity again "under penalty of torture" (although Lisa uses the real name in the episode "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"). , Superintendent Chalmers was introduced in the episode "Whacking Day" as a boss for Skinner. When Sgt. He once used unarmed combat skills he learned in Vietnam to take out Blue-haired lawyer, Joey Crusher and Lowblow when they tried to shut down the school carnival. Commentary for ", Keeler, Ken. Skinner, whom he came to idolize. Believing himself responsible for the real Skinner being killed, he returned to Springfield to tell Skinner's mother, but she (deliberately) mistook him for Seymour, and he followed the true Skinner's dream of becoming a school principal. He wears a blue suit, a red tie, and a purple shirt under the suit. New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 33 News: Al Jean working on a script and Olivia Colman guest starring! 1 Pre-Apocalypse 2 Post-Apocalypse 2.1 Starve to Death 2.2 Long Ed Ahead Born Armin Tamzarian, it emerges that he was a troubled orphan until he was forced into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He is quick to take orders from his superiors; chiefly his mother, Agnes, and Superintendent Chalmers. Seymour Skinner. When the sergeant is reported missing and presumed dead, Armin returns to Springfield to inform Skinner's mother, Agnes, but she deliberately mistakes him for Seymour, so he assumes his identity and follows Skinner's dream of becoming a school principal. Walter Seymour Skinner (non-canonically born Armin Tamzarian), better known as Seymour Skinner and Principal Skinner, is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, and a stereotypical educational bureaucrat. 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