While The Simpsons: Hit & Run features many characters from the original Simpsons television series, with a majority of them making at least once role in the game's plot. Some characters however do not have a role in the plot at all and are just usually found in each of the seven levels in the game as a background character, the player can also interact with some of these characters.
Maggie Simpson is one of the main members of the Simpsons Family and is a main character in the television series and a minor character in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. She is the youngest in the family, and is the sister of both Lisa and Bart and daughter of Homer and Marge.
Maggie does not make a story role appearance in the game, and is only used as a gag in certain levels, such as Levels 1, 4 and 7, where she can be seen doing various things in the kitchen (e.g. licking the dog bowl, swinging on a fan and being asked by her Grampa if she knows where his family lives). In Levels 3 and 6, she can be seen in the ball pit at Wall E. Weasel's, along with two other babies. The player can activate a switch which will cause Maggie and the two other babies to get buried in the balls.
If the player stays on the main menu for too long, Maggie may eventually show up. She will walk into the living room and trip over something, get up and walk back out again.
Jasper does not make a story role appearance in the game (like all others). He does however appear in Level 2 walking around the Lard Lad Donuts and in Level 5 walking around the Sit 'n' Rotate, he cannot be interacted in any of these two levels though. Jasper also drives the Bonestorm Truck in Level 1's sixth mission, Bonestorm Storm.
- While he doesn't make a story appearance in the game, hints in many of the game's prerelease articles suggests that he was originally intended to be a part of the game's plot. According to two PR asset discs, he was supposed to have Grampa's role in Level 4's fifth mission, Wolves Stole My Pills as the one who needed the pills, while Grampa was the person that Marge was meant to race against in the mission before it, Return of the Nearly-Dead. There is also an unused stage dialogue in the game files that says "TALK TO JASPER", which is most likely a leftover from this.
Patty and SelmaEdit
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Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier are non-playable characters in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. They are smoke-obsessed twin sisters who are the sisters of Marge, sisters-in-law of Homer, and the aunts of Bart and Lisa. They are both recurring characters in the television series.
Patty and Selma are quite important in the game outside of the storyline as they are both in charge of the street races held in each of the game's levels. They make Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph race hosts for each level and strangely make zombies race hosts in Level 7. They're also present at the end of each race in every level, excluding Level 7, where if the three street races in each level have been complete, they will reward the player with a car.
Despite this, Patty and Selma also appear in levels acting like a normal pedestrian. In Level 1, Patty can be seen walking up and down the path across the road from the church, the player is able to interact with her in the level. In Levels 2 and 5, both Patty and Selma can be seen working in their store, the DMV, Patty can be interacted with like the first level, but Selma cannot. In Level 4, Selma can be seen walking up and down the path across the road from the church, much like Patty in Level 1, though Selma is on the right side of the roads heading towards the church instead of the left side.
Groundskeeper Willie is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is a groundskeeper (hence the name) who works in the Springfield Elementary School and is a recurring character in the series.
Groundskeeper Willie also does not make a story role appearance in the game, though he appears in Levels 1 and 4 in the Elementary School playground. In Level 1, the player is able to interact with Willie while in Level 4, the player can buy his tractor from him for 400 coins. He also appears in Level 2 inside the DMV sometimes seen waiting in a line. Also in Levels 3 and 6, he can sometimes be seen if the player is inside the Android's Dungeon or the observatory. In the former, he can be seen stood outside the shop at its' window with a pig, and he will shout to the pig "WHERE DO 'YA THINK YOU'RE GOIN'?" and the pig gets startled and flees with Willie chasing after him, and in the latter, he climbs up some sort of elevator with the same pig he is seen with outside the Android's Dungeon, he climbs up the mountain and will shout "WHO'S WILLIE NOW?" and jumps off the mountain again afterwards. His voice can also be heard in Level 7, when the player rings the doorbell of his shack.
Willie will also occasionally appear inside the school in Levels 1, 4 and 7, where he will walk out of a room, step on a rake and will run off and can also be seen in Bart's classroom holding a pig, which is the same one he is shown with in the gag outside the Android's Dungeon in Level 3. In Level 7, Willie can sometimes be seen running around the hall on fire, which is a possible reference to the Treehouse of Horror series in the show, where he is killed multiple times throughout the series.
Eddie is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is a policeman who works alongside Chief Wiggum and Lou and is also a recurring character in the series. He is also one of the only characters in the game who doesn't speak, as when the player hits him either with a car, or kicks him over, Eddie will not speak a single line while other characters will.
Eddie is another character who does not make a story role appearance in the game, though he appears in Level 1 walking along the path on the rich district of the level, he can not be interacted with however, since he doesn't speak in the game. He also appears in Level 2 walking along the path by Herman's Military Antiques. He also appears as the limo driver in Level 3's final mission, The Old Pirate and the Sea, he is also the driver of Krusty's Limo in Level 6's second mission, Getting Down with the Clown.
- Eddie is also one of the only characters in the game who doesn't speak, as when the player hits him either with a car, or kicks him over, Eddie will not speak a single line while other characters will.
- Since Eddie doesn't speak in the game, this could possibly be a reference to the fact that in the actual show, Eddie doesn't speak very much and often appears with non-speaking roles.
- Eddie is one of the few characters in the series to have an unknown last name.
Lou is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is a policeman who works alongside Chief Wiggum and Eddie and is a recurring character in the series.
Lou is also a character who does not make a story role appearance in the game, though he appears in Level 2 walking along the path in front of the police station, he also appears in Level 6 walking around the front of the damaged bridge above the dam. He cannot be interacted with in any of the two levels.
- The police car that chases the player during a "Hit & Run" has a driver that looks very similar to Lou, albeit with yellow skin.
- Lou is one of the few characters in the series to have an unknown last name.
Dolph Starbeam is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is one of the school bullies, along with Nelson Muntz, Jimbo Jones and Kearney Zzywicz and is also a recurring character in the series.
Unlike the other bullies, who make at least one role in the storyline, Dolph is the only one out of the bullies who does not have a story role in the game at all, he only appears in one level of the game, which is Level 3, where he can be found walking around the parking lot of the Aztec Theater, he cannot be interacted with however.
Jeremy Freedman, better known by his nickname, the Squeaky-Voiced Teen is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is a teenager, who works at various places in Springfield, some examples being the Krusty Burger and the Aztec Theater. He is a recurring character in the series.
Squeaky-Voiced Teen does not make a story role appearance, but unlike all the other characters who make non-story appearances, he does make an appearance in the bonus missions for Levels 2 and 3, Dial B for Blood and Princi-Pal. In the former, Bart goes to the Krusty Burger by the construction site and asks the Squeaky-Voiced Teen if he has any blood for his grampa, which the Squeaky-Voiced Teen asks would he like fries with it. In the latter, Lisa goes to the Krusty Burger by the Android's Dungeon and asks the Squeaky-Voiced Teen for Principal Skinner's dinner, though he asks Lisa would he like a Krusty Ribwich, which Lisa responds that she's a vegetarian. His second appearance in Level 2 is in the DMV, where he is seen waiting in the cue. In Levels 3 and 6, he can be seen stood outside the Aztec Theater, where in the former level, the player can speak to him to unlock the Itchy & Scratchy bonus movie after collecting all collector cards in the game, he also appears in Level 7 at the Krusty Burger between the church and the school, he can be interacted with in all of these levels.
Pedro Chespirito, better known by his nickname, Bumblebee Man is a character from the Simpsons television series who appears in the game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run. He is the star of a Spanish-language television sitcom who dresses in a bumblebee costume, and is a recurring character in the series.
Like all other characters so far, Bumblebee Man does not make a story role appearance, but can be found in some levels, acting as a pedestrian. In Level 2, he appears in Moe's Tavern drinking beer along with Kearney, Barney and Hans Moleman. In Levels 3 and 6, he occasionally appears if the player is inside the observatory, as he may come past the window with a lobster on his nose. He also appears in Levels 4 and 7 walking around the area near the La Maison Dérriere. He cannot be interacted with in any of the levels he appears in.