if you’re a big fan simpsonsyou’re likely just as obsessed with learning every little trivia about the show as we are.
Well, here’s a clip of the character featured in this article. Can you see where this is going?
It is – of course – Moe Szyslak, the unhappy-looking, surly bartender and owner of Moe’s Tavern in Springfield.
Moe is known for her lax attitude towards health and safety, years of depression and lack of self-esteem, and her hatred of prank calls, but did you know that there is an A-list celebrity behind the idea of Moe’s voice? ?
Years ago, this strange fact was revealed by Hank Azaria. Hank Azaria has voiced numerous characters in Springfield, including Police Chief Clancy Wiggum, Snake Jailbird, Comic Book Guy and Moe.
Azaria also voiced Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Bumblebee Man, Carl and Lou, but that’s obviously changed now.
Anyway, Azaria was discussing his role simpsons at GQ when he revealed that the basis of his moe voice was “young Al Pacino.”
He also revealed that Moe was his favorite character when asked, replying:
“I just [think] He is the most developed and close to my heart.
“It’s like a weird version of a young Al Pacino made of gravel.”
You have it – that the character best known for frequently sobbing and getting angry in the world that rejected him is based on one of the more confident actors of our time. Who would have believed
actually, simpsons Creator Matt Groening may have actually based the character’s appearance on American comedian Rich Hall – at least according to Hall himself.
Hall rose to fame in his hometown in the 1980s for his sulky rants and slightly overbearing attitude towards life.
Hall has claimed many times that Groening told him about his inspiration, and in recent years he has dressed up as Moe for photo shoots.
He said: “I suspected Moe was based on me because we had written together when George Meyer was one of the show’s original writers.
“Matt Groening was a fan of my work.
“Others said, ‘You look and sound just like Moe.
“Once you get over the shock of being a scary yellow caricature, it’s an honor.”
Rich Hall and a young Al Pacino.
It would be a movie worth watching.
So the next time the gang “diss your fly girl” you can give them one of these (obscure simpsons fact).