The Crazy Story Behind Milhouse’s Creation On The Simpsons
Having been a part of primetime TV for 27 years, The Simpsons has given viewers one of the biggest character ensembles in all of fiction, and many of Springfield’s natives are just as important and memorable as the titular family. Take Bart’s best friend and put-upon cohort Milhouse Van Houten, a Simpsons fan favorite who apparently wasn’t even created for The Simpsons at all. (To the lemon tree!) Here’s the real story behind the bespectacled goober’s origin, as shared by longtime show animator and director David Silverman.