13 Apr 10 Milhouse Facts That You May Not Know
It’s time to test your Simpsons trivia knowledge with these 10 Milhouse facts!
1. HE WAS ORIGINALLY JUST MEANT TO PROMOTE BUTTERFINGER.
Matt Groening originally designed Milhouse for a Butterfinger commercial titled “The Butterfinger Group”. It wasn’t until afterwards that he decided to include him in the show, a decision that we applaud.
2. HE WASN’T ALWAYS VOICED BY PAMELA HAYDEN.
Whilst he is almost always voiced by Pamela, there was one episode where she required a stand-in replacement. In the episode, ‘Hardly Kirk-ing’, when Milhouse’s tie compresses his voice box, he is actually voiced by Hank Azaria.
3. HE’S BEEN REFERENCED IN ‘LIFE IN HELL’ COMICS.
In 1986, Matt Groening used the name Milhouse in a ‘Life In Hell’ comic titled “What To Name The Baby”. He referred to Milhouse as a name that’s “no longer recommended”.
4. HE’S ALLERGIC TO THINGS.
Some of the things that we know Milhouse is allergic to are honey, wheat, dairy, his own tears, mistletoe, holly, and the red part of candy canes.
5. HIS FEATURE FILM DEBUT.
If you put aside the fact that he obviously appeared in ‘The Simpsons Movie’, his first full-length feature film debut came when he appeared as a Masterbuilder in ‘The Lego Movie’.
6. THE CREATION OF HIS SURNAME.
Howard Gewirtz, a freelance writer who wrote the episode “Homer Defined”, came up with the name ‘Van Houten’. He has said he got the idea from his wife’s friend.
7. THE INSPIRATION FOR HIS DESIGN.
It’s been said that Milhouse’s design is inspired by former Simpsons writer Rob Cohen. However some also say he is simply a caricature of Paul from ‘The Wonder Years’.
8. THE ORIGIN OF MILHOUSE.
The name Milhouse came as a tribute to Richard Nixon, whose middle name was Milhous. On that note, Milhouse’s middle name is Mussolini.
9. HE IS MULTI-CULTURAL.
Although at times Milhouse may seem like any normal American 10 year old, he’s actually of Dutch, Danish, Italian and Greek descent.
10. ALL HE HAS TO OFFER YOU IS “HIS LOVE”.
You probably already knew that, but hey, it’s one of our favourite Milhouse moments.
So there you have it, some facts about Milhouse 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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