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Don't you remember? Your ape-like incompetence drove my father insane!
―Frank Grimes, Junior

Franklin "Frank" A. Grimes, Jr. or "Grimey Jr." is the illegitimate son of the late Frank Grimes and an enemy of Homer Simpson who wants revenge for the loss of his father.

Biography

Homer Simpson is subject to several murder attempts. Sideshow Bob is temporarily released in to help him find the perpetrator, who is revealed to be Junior, Homer's mechanic. When Homer questions how Frank Grimes could have a son when he was not married, he explains that his dad "happened to like hookers," and one of them gave birth to him.

Homer "killed" his father by driving him insane, so Junior was trying to avenge his death. He even "killed" Duffman. He also becomes more infuriated in each passing moment he shares with Homer (just like his father). He has yet to reappear in future episodes.

Criminal Record

  • Vandalism - He cut the brake lines for Homer’s float, hoping that he would go to the Museum of Swordfish and be impaled by one.
  • Attempted Murder - He attempts to kill Homer multiple times in order to get revenge for his father's death.

Non Canon Appearances

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In Simpsons Comic #108's story Big House Homer, Homer was framed by Mr. Burns for dealing nuclear weapons and arrested. He was cellmates with Sideshow Bob and they escaped from jail, by going through a tunnel in a cell occupied by a masked prisoner, who Bob mentioned was "a big psycho."

The three fell into Mr. Burns's secret lair, where the mysterious prisoner was revealed to be Grimes. Frank Grimes then angrily revealed his identity, though Homer forgot who he was due to having "a lot of things occurring", and then attempted to throttle Homer upon mentioning how his dad died before someone stumbled upon it. Sideshow Bob then fell on him and both were knocked unconscious. Homer was cleared of his charges, whilst Bob and Grimes were presumably sent back to prison.[1]

Trivia

  • He has a strong resemblance to his father, but lacking glasses, slightly baggy eyes, mossy hair and a different nose shape.
  • There were several hints that Frank Grimes was the killer. There was a motor oil fingerprint on the letter that was sent to the Simpsons, a wrench was used to trap Homer, his truck could be seen when he attempted to shoot Homer, and Marge suggested that Frank Grimes might be seeking revenge on Homer (who Junior resembled).

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