Joseph Fitzgerald O'Malley Fitzpatrick O'Donnell The Edge 'Joe' Quimby, is the long-standing, much-maligned - yet strangely forgivable - Mayor of Springfeld.
Don't assume that his lengthy term of office reflects a spotless career. Quimby once enraged Springfield voters by releasing the nefarious Sideshow Bob from prison - a mistake he paid for when Bob was elected (briefly) as mayor shortly afterwards. He was also the center of a paternity scandal - 27 paternity scandals to be precise - but he cunningly kept the journalists at bay by bribing them with adorable puppies.
Mayor Quimby is not without his talents, however. His uncanny ears can detect the sound of a briefcase opening from several rooms away, while his ability to seduce (or just pay for) nubile young blondes (often several simultaneously) is unparalleled in all the land.
A healthy business relationship with Fat Tony has also had a major part to play in his illustrious career.
Development in Springfield BoundEdit
1625 - Family patriarch Onus Quimby flees Britain to escape religious intolerance and his wife.
1626 - H.M.S. Gin Blossom arrives in Palm Beach Florida. Missionary Joshua Quimby converts the local tribe of Indians into bartenders.
1803 - The Quimbys are run out of Florida when their "fountain of youth" is revealed to be a fountain of water.
1825 - Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Cyrus opens a small influence stand in Springfield. By 1900 the Quimbys are the biggest influence peddlers in the air-breathing states.
1920 - Prohibition causes Joe Quimby Sr.'s illegal liquor business to thrive. He expands his bathtub gin operation to include sink vodka, toilet scotch, and bidet bourbon.
1950 - On February 9, Joe Jr. "Joe-Joe" is born, his father's first legitimate child. Joe Sr. also has children with Agnes Moorehead and, later, with all of his son's nannies.
1961 - Joe Quimby Sr. mysteriously disappears. His body is found a decade later, marooned in a sand trap in the back nine.
1967 - A touch football injury keeps Joe Jr. out of Vietnam.
1968 - Joe Jr. enrolls in Springfield University and majors in fraternity studies.
1969 - During his sophomore year, Joe Quimby leads a student sit-in to protest the university's ban on goldfish swallowing.
1978 - Joe Quimby reluctantly graduates from college, after his father threatens to take away his girlfriend.
1980 - Joe marries his college sweetheart during an eighteen week bender. During this time he also marries three other women from the same sorority.
1985 - Joe announces his candidacy for mayor. He is nicknamed "Diamond Joe" because he owns many diamonds.
1986 - Joe wins the Springfield mayoral race. Corpses, dogs, and Chicago outfit vote in record numbers.
1986-present - Joe Quimby presides over Springfield during the greatest period of peace, prosperity and massive corruption the town has ever known.