- “See, son, that's where we're going to live... maybe not today, maybe not tomorra'. But someday.”
- ―Orville J. Simpson
Orville J. Simpson was born in an unidentified country (presumably Scotland), and married Yuma Hickman in the early 1900s. While living in this country, the couple had at least five children, including Hubert, Tyrone, Cyrus, Hortense and Abraham.
Assuming Abe is to be trusted with his stories, Orville, Yuma Hickman and their children emigrated to America on a steamboat from an unspecified country (presumably that of Scotland, Ireland, or Northeast England) and moved into the Statue of Liberty. After a few years of living there, they were forced to move out when they filled the head with too much garbage. Their family then moved to Springfield, which was located in an unidentified state. In Springfield, Abe claims that Orville became a disciplinarian (as Abe describes him, a "professional child beater"), who once owned a disciplinary center where he strangled young boys to discipline them (his own father disapproved of this). While in America, the couple had two more children, Bill and Chet.
Orville was seen in Heaven by Bart after getting hit by a car, strangling young Homer, hinting the habit is a family trait. However, this is more likely to be a concussion-related dream that Bart had while he was brought to the hospital. Orville is present in Grampa's story when Grampa tells the family of his arrival in the U.S.
In "Mathlete's Feat", it's mentioned that he raised Abraham and his eleven dead siblings on crick water.
In "The Winter of His Content", Homer reveals that Orville is alive, yet Grampa never visits him or acknowledges his existence; defending his own behavior towards Grampa. Lisa is shocked about Orville being alive and nervously changes the subject.
Orville appeared again in "Dad Behavior" in which, during a (highly inaccurate) flashback, he hurls a baby Abe at the sun in response to him throwing up milk on his shirt. During this flashback, both Orville's physique and vocabulary are similar to that of Popeye. His voice is also similar to that of Krusty the Clown.
In another flashback of questionable historicity, Orville, as a "professional child-beater", is shown to have owned a disciplinary school, where he taught fathers how to punish disagreeable children, by strangling Abe as a demonstration. Despite this, his father remained unimpressed, and strangled him.
- Episode – "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
- Episode – "Homer Loves Flanders" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Much Apu About Nothing" (flashback)
- Episode – "Homer to the Max" (mentioned)
- Episode – "The Winter of His Content" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Mathlete's Feat" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Dad Behavior" (flashback)
- Episode – "A Father's Watch" (flashback)
- Book – The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album
| Homer Simpson • Marge Simpson • Bart Simpson • Lisa Simpson • Maggie Simpson •|
Santa's Little Helper • Snowball V
|Homer's living relatives|
|Abraham Simpson II • Abbie • Herbert Powell • Tyrone Simpson • Dr. Simpson • Cyrus Simpson • Chet Simpson • Stanley Simpson • Bill Simpson • Frank Simpson • Cyrus's 15 wives|
|Marge's living relatives|
|Jacqueline Bouvier • Selma Bouvier • Patty Bouvier • Ling Bouvier • Jub-Jub|
|Homer's deceased relatives|
| Amber Simpson|
Mona Simpson • Hubert Simpson • Hortense Simpson
Orville Simpson • Bonita Simpson • Elrita Simpson • Twitta Simpson • Yuma Hickman
"Old Tut" Simpson • Gaston Simpson • Hugo Simpson I • Dulcine Simpson • Lou Simpson • Floyd Simpson • "Happy" Simpson
Howland Simpson • Zeke Simpson • Pippa Simpson • Gabby Crouse
Garwood Simpson • Ivy Simpson • Galston Simpson • Prudence Simpson • Trixie Simpson • Clowta Stillman
Rupert Simpson • Lambert Simpson • Winifred Running Goat • Humphrey Little Goat • Jane Nervous Goat
Sven Simpson • Claretta Ethridge • Mary Frowning Cloud • Joe Puffing Goat
|Marge's deceased relatives|
|Clancy Bouvier • Gladys Bouvier • Alvarine Bisque • Arthur Bouvier • Alfreda Bouvier II • Françoise Billout • Antoine Bouvier • Axel Bouvier • Bambi Bouvier • Charlene Bouvier • Chester Bouvier • Dorothé Bouvier • JoJo Bouvier • Monique Bouvier • Pépé Bouvier • Victor Bouvier • Victor Bouvier II • Cléo Bouvier • Didi Bouvier • Ferdinand Gurney • Gladys Gurney • Honoré Bouvier • Alfreda LeDoux • Angelique Marceau • Marcel Bouvier • Bambi Petitbois • Pierre Bouvier • Rowena Bouvier • Yves Bouvier|
|Hugo Simpson II • Maggie Simpson, Jr. • Bart Simpson, Jr. • Picard Simpson • Kirk Simpson • Captain Kidney Pie • Colonel Custard • Maggie's Husband • Man O' Pies • Pieman of the World • Señor Fritatta • Zia Simpson|
|Bart Junior • Chirpy Boy and Bart Junior • Coltrane • Duncan • Greyhound Puppies • Henry the Canary • Laddie • Lou • Mojo • Pinchy • Plopper • Princess • Smiley • Snowball I • Snowball II • Snowball III • Snowball V • Snuffy • Stampy • Strangles • She's the Fastest|