Lisa says that she is suspicious about him, but no one believes her. Koba | Itchy | The Man in the Red Sweater, Television Then, a team of doctors administers eye drops in his eyes (which causes his pupils to dilate very huge), painkillers, and a painful vocal chord scraping (that is done by Dr. Nick); its purpose is to postpone his death for one week. Blue-Eyed Man | First Acheron Queen | [146] Burns once caught the attention of Selma when she discovers that Burns is single.[147]. Grewishka | However, because his mother, who is currently alive, is 122, Burns would have to be younger. City Hunter | Charles Montgomery Burns is the most influential man in Springfield, and a major thorn in its side. Lucius | Glamorous Godfrey | In the script for "There's No Disgrace Like Home", Al Jean and Mike Reiss refer to him as "Mr. Meanie". Mr. Hyde | [143] Though when he tells Homer about Gertrude, he says that he was her fiance, but he implies that they were married, as he says he missed their wedding, their honeymoon, and their divorce due to working so hard. When the logging facility is destroyed, Mr. Burns has Smithers' phone in some goons to rough up Al Gore to make himself feel better. [126] He once attempted to block out the sun to force Springfield residents to increase their use of electricity produced by the nuclear plant and was subsequently shot by Maggie. When Homer goes to his office, Mr. Burns mistakes him for the ghost of his former partner. Burns' character, appearance, and mannerisms are based on several different people. Cafeteria 9. before they all parody the ending scene to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Screwface | The town is routinely subject to Burns' abuse, and there is a general dislike of him throughout the town. He is attended to at almost all times by Waylon Smithers, his loyal aide (sycophant), adviser, confidant and secret admirer. Also, in his "League of Evil", a group of evildoers from many eras of history, many of the members are quite ancient historically. Gazooks | Kent Brockman also credits Burns with having stolen Christmas from 1981 to 1985. [12], Burns tried to run for Governor until Marge ruined his chances by serving a three-eyed fish (an example of the adverse effects of the nuclear plant) for dinner in front of the media. [23], Burns served in the Flying Hellfish during World War II, holding the rank of private after being demoted for his involvement in a romantic scandal and attempting to block a probe from J. Edgar Hoover. Bosco | Blue-Haired Lawyer | Mr.Burns may have nearly limitless money, but has barely any strength at all most likely for his age and his low body weight that is not enough to acquire any muscle. Magenta | [44] In addition, Mr. Burns when watching a play Skinner organized to get him to provide funds for the then-recently closed Springfield Elementary School, reacted with horror after the Chef, out of incompetence caused by the school being closed, placed rat poison into broth instead of salt, before Skinner pointed out that Mr. Burns could have ingested it. John | French Chef | This means that Mr. Burns has to be younger than 108 years old. Hans Sprungfeld | [31] At some point during his ownership of the plant, Mr. Burns apparently recruited a Brazilian soccer team to work at the nuclear power plant's reactor core after their plane had crashed in front of his property (an act that was against the laws of the Department of Labor), as well as hiring a duck named Stewart.[32]. Bob Arnold | Burns' blood type is double-O negative. Burns' age provides the writers a character with whom they can express dated humor and references to popular culture before the 1950s. Rick Riordan Villains | Mr. Burns is Springfield's richest and most powerful citizen, with an estimated net worth of $16.8 billion. Burns later attended Yale University, in 1903, where he studied science and business, played on the varsity football team, and was inducted into the Skull and Bones secret society. Burns is also unconcerned and dispassionate for his employees' safety and well-being, even laughing at the sight of a window washer falling from a great height of a building. [91] When Burns was incarcerated at the Springfield Penitentiary, when he was getting a mugshot, the camera flash was able to slam him against a wall and knock him out. Governor Kolp | [97] It has been revealed that if Burns sweats even one drop, he could die of dehydration unless he takes a bath immediately. Gunnison Predalien | [157], The local villain Montgomery Burns, terrorizing children in a 19th century woodcut, Frequent allusions to Mr. Burns' age place his date of birth in the late 19th century, which would make him more than 100 years old. before pulling the lever. ", In 2014, Shearer won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his performance on "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" for voicing Mr. Elektra Villains | He also shares a few similarities with both of them. Cecil Fredericks | Montgomery Burns State Prison 6. Burns' paternal family is of Scottish descent while his maternal family is of Scottish, German, and supposedly Mexican descent (although this is contradicted many times). Army. Lamar Burgess | Andy Hamilton | Jimbo Jones | Malcolm Bart | Dame Judith Underdunk | Blue | [160] Mr. Burns' birthplace has also been named as Pangaea.[161]. Petr Beaupre | He keeps diamonds to have them changed into Earth's most precious mineral of the age: coal. Diaboromon | Lead Teen's Crew | American Dad! Minotaur | Morgana | Adam | Edwin | [55] His use of "ahoy-hoy" when answering the telephone follows the suggestion of its inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, who felt "ahoy" should be the initial greeting instead of "Hello". This further proves that while he is mostly a cheapstake who shows little concern for his staff, Mr. Burns will fire anyone whose reckless behavior endangers lives. Hydra | He says he had a driver's license that expired in 1909, graduated from Yale University in 1914, and was depicted in a 19th-century woodcut terrorizing children (which, surprisingly, features him as an old man). Animator David Silverman based Burns' appearance on Fox founder Barry Diller, and modeled his body on a praying mantis.