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10 Gil Gunderson Facts That You May Not Know

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It’s time to test your Simpsons trivia knowledge with these 10 Ol’ Gil Gunderson facts!

1. He got his first job at the age of 6, running his brother’s lemonade stand.

2. His father committed suicide by jumping from a building.

3. His first appearance came in the episode ‘Realty Bites’, coincidentally this episode was also the last time we got to experience Lionel Hutz.

4. He brought his own wall from home.

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5. He fell two credits short of graduation at Southern Illinois University.

6. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.

7. Due to Dan’s great inital table read of Gil, the writers would constantly create excuses to bring the character back in future episodes.

8. He is based on Jack Lemmon’s portrayal of Shelley Levene in the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’.

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9. This would explain why he is very similar to Frank Ormand (the Pretzel Wagon man) from ‘The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson’, who was voiced by Jack Lemmon.

10. He worked on the Whitman Place for 21 years.

So there you have it, 10 Gil Gunderson facts that you may not have known. Are there any important ones you think we’ve left out? Be sure to post them in the comments section below.

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