Mr. Bergstrom And Herb Powell

Hi folks and welcome to another Simpsons Sunday. This week I’m going to talk about the similarities between 2 characters who were introduced in Season 2: Mr. Bergstrom and Herb Powell. When you think about it they are different from each other but have a lot of things in common, when it comes to the Simpson family.

For one thing, they are both friendly to the kids and in Mr. Bergstrom’s case, encourages his class to make fun of his name if they like. They both are emotional but in different ways. Mr. Bergstrom is softer and Herb has a short temper, like his baby brother.

The two share the distinction of only appearing in a hand full of episodes, either as a picture or mentioned character and Mr. Bergstrom appears in Lisa’s Substitute and Herb appears in: Oh Brother, Where Are Thou, Brother Can You Spare 2 Dimes? and briefly in
the Changing Of The Guardian with speaking lines.

What if they both appear in the same episode? That would be a very interesting combination with the Simpson family and The cast of secondary, tertiary and possible one time characters. I would think it would be intersting if Mr. Bergstrom was Bart’s substitute teacher. How would he react to the antics of Bart and his class mates? Would Homer make a fool of himself in front of Lisa again, while in Mr. Bergstroms presence? What if both Herb and Mr. Bergstrom actually meet?

Well, both actors who voice their respective characters are still around and maybe, just maybe some or all of these questions could be answered in the future. It would be nice for Lisa to be overjoyed again and for Bart and everyone else in the Simpson family to see Unky Herb again too.

On the birthday front,happpy birthday to classic Simpsons writer George Meyer, who turned another year older on Friday. Also, happy birthday to Simpsons music writer Alf Clausen, who turned 74 yesterday.

As usual to end each Simpsons Sunday post, I recommend checking out Chris Ladesma’s blog. He is the Music Editor for The Simpsons and has been since day 1.
I also recommend checking out Yeardley Smith’s blog at
I should also mention Marchez Vous, which is her women’s shoe designer company, which she started earlier in the decade. You can check out their website at
For some strange reason everyone I know hasn’t heard of them yet. Hopefully I can change that.
Additionally, for more news on The Simpsons, you can go to
It is new so, give it time to grow.You can also comment here or you can email me at and I will reply as soon as I can to all messages I receive. I would much prefer getting an email so I can reply directly to you, but that’s just me.
One final thing to mention is that you can follow Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean on Twitter and his Twitter handle is @AlJean.
He has ran the show since Season 13 and has ran it during Seasons 3 and 4.
Anyway, that is it for this weeks post. Talk to you again on Weather Wednesday.


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