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Hey handsome, wanna dunk the clown?
―Gaby's only dialogue[src]

Gaby[1] is the biological mother of Herbert Powell.


When Abe Simpson visited the local carnival at Shelbyville (while courting Mona Olsen before he married her), he was drawn to the young female worker at first sight. She had sex with Abe for money, and a year later when the carnival returned to Shelbyville, Abe discovered that she had given birth to their son.

A picture of Gaby (revealing her name) in The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album.

Unmarried and ashamed, Abe and Gaby took their infant son to the Shelbyville Orphanage. What happened to her after this is a mystery, while Abe had married Mona and had Homer a year later. Their son was adopted by the Powell family and renamed Herbert Powell, who went on to be the founder of Powell Motors in Detroit, Michigan. However, his company would end up getting ruined by Homer Simpson. Little did he know at the time Homer's idea for a car appealing to the average man was both horrible and expensive. Causing him to become broke within seconds. It's very unlikely that Gaby knew about this, nor cared enough to learn this information about her son.

Gaby, unhappy, with her biological son, Herb.


Aside from the brunette hair, her son, Herb seems to have inherited very little from her, because he bears a strong resemblance to his half-brother, Homer Simpson, or by extension, more of Abraham's physical attributes were passed onto Herb. However, because of her sparse on-screen time, it is not known what the mother's precise emotional or mental attributes were that she may have bequeathed to her son.



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