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".

Lisa and Allison both lose to Ralph Wiggum and his Star Wars figurines.

Afterwards, Lisa apologizes and the two make amends.

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.

In "Half-Decent Proposal" (2002), Marge learns that Artie is extremely wealthy, having made his fortune in computers by inventing an adapter that turns dial-up modem handshaking noises into easy-listening music, and she reluctantly accepts a $1 million offer to spend a weekend at his mansion to pay for an operation Homer needs to cure his extremely loud snoring.

Homer assumes the two are having an affair, but Artie admits that he could not win her over.

Allison has had a few speaking roles after that and has been friends with Lisa, Janey, Sherri and Terri at school.

Anastasia is a white tiger that performs in casinos with Gunter and Ernst.

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.

Allison Taylor (voiced by Winona Ryder, Pamela Hayden) is in Lisa's class but skipped a grade and has a lot in common with Lisa.