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|The Simpsons character|
|Job||Farmer, construction worker|
|Voice actor||Hank Azaria|
|The Simpsons||"Bart Gets an Elephant"|
Cletus Delroy Spuckler is a recurring character in the Fox animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. Cletus is Springfield's resident Hillbilly stereotype. He is usually portrayed wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans.
Cletus was introduced during the fifth season of the show, in "Bart Gets an Elephant", as one of the "slack-jawed yokels" gawking at Bart's elephant Stampy. Cletus's voice is slightly deeper in this initial appearance than in later episodes. He, like the Sea Captain before him, was the go-to character for a quick laugh on the show, and is a staff favorite. He made several generic appearances on the show before being given his first name in "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily".
Cletus's low intelligence is usually portrayed as the result of inbreeding, and jokes are occasionally made which refer to his partner Brandine being related to him. It has been suggested that Brandine is Cletus's mother and sister. The two are shown to have a large number of children with stereotypical hillbilly names, and add to their family casually. In the Season 19 episode "Apocalypse Cow", one of his many daughters, Mary, received a cow from Bart, which Bart wanted Mary to care for. Cletus mistook this for a proposal, and almost married the two.
He may have up to 70 children, at least 45 of whom have been named in episodes: Birthday, Brittany, Cassidy, Chloe, Cody, Condoleeza Marie, Crystal Meth, Dermott, Dubya, Dylan, Embry Joe, Gitmo Gummy Sue, Heather, Hunter, Ian, Incest, International Harvester, Jitney, Jordan, Katlin, Kendall, Kevin, Kira, Lauren, Mary, Mary Not-Quite-Right, Mary Zeke, Max, Melvis, Morgan, Noah, Normal Head Joe, Phil, Q-Bert, Rubella Scabies, Rumor, Sascha, Scout, Something New, Stabbed In Jail, Taylor, Tiffany, Wesley, Whitney, and Zoe.
His last name was given as "Del Roy" in the episode "Behind the Laughter". In "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays", his name is given as "Cletus Spuckler" in a news report.
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