The Simpsons includes a large array of supporting characters: co-workers, teachers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople, local celebrities, fictional characters within the show, and even animals.The writers originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town.She debuts in "$pringfield", where it is explained she was captured from the wild by Ernst and Gunter. Arnie Pye (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a disgruntled, somewhat eccentric helicopter traffic reporter for Springfield's KBBL-TV (Channel 6).She reappears in "Viva Ned Flanders", performing in Las Vegas. He dislikes pompous anchorman Kent Brockman, with whom he often gets into arguments on the air.When Artie tries to grope her in his car, Marge rejects him and drives off, encountering Homer on her way home.In adulthood, Artie tries repeatedly to coerce Marge into choosing him over Homer, with Patty's encouragement as she saw him more as the ideal husband for her sister.However, this would contradict the earlier episode when it is revealed that Seymour is not her birth son.In "Grade School Confidential", it is revealed that Agnes enjoys collecting pictures of cakes that she cuts out of magazines, a hobby she began in 1941. In the twenty sixth season episode "Sky Police" she mentions that she has a brother Stevie.
When Seymour makes his first kick, he hits the bar, thus, making Agnes lose and subsequently crushing her dreams.Actor George Takei originally voiced Akira in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish".Since Akira's speaking role in "When Flanders Failed", Hank Azaria has voiced the character, doing an impression of Takei for the voice.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.Akira works as a waiter at The Happy Sumo, a Japanese restaurant in Springfield.