Excellent, Smithers: Harry Shearer's 10 Best 'Simpsons' Characters

From stoner bus drivers to Mr. Burns, these were the comedian's choicest Springfield residents

Jasper Beardly

10. Jasper Beardly

Grandpa Simpson's retirement home companion Jasper often speaks slowly and with a wide-eyed sense of wonderment and resoluteness. He tried to freeze himself at the Kwik-E-Mart ("Whoa, time has ravaged your once youthful looks," he tells Apu, even though he was frozen for just a short period) and once sat in as a substitute for Lisa's class, threatening to discipline even the most minor infraction with a big paddle. Thanks to Shearer giving Jasper an indistinct Midwestern accent and a voice that sounds as though it's been to Hell and back, the character is a Springfield staple. But doing this character without Harry Shearer? Oh, you better believe that's a paddlin'!