According to Much Apu About Nothing, he was born in the old country (which appears to be either Scotland or Canada). In "Homer to the Max", Abe claims he traded a mule for the Simpson name, and that that mule went on to save spring break.
This is clearly one of Abe's wildly inaccurate, inconsistent stories due to his dementia, as generations prior to Old Tut already had the Simpson name.
That being said, it is possible that Old Tut simply traded the mule to get his surname back, much like how his great-grandson Homer gets his surname back in the aforementioned episode.
Tut made his first physical appearance in a flashback of debatable accuracy in A Father's Watch. This depicts his son, Orville, as a "professional child beater", to whom fathers come to for disciplinary advice. Tut was unimpressed with his son's disciplinary methods and strangled him in response.
- Tut's appearance differs between The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album and A Father's Watch. In both, however, he resembles his grandson, Abraham.
- In the latter, except for the moustache, Tut slightly resembles comedian Ronnie Corbett.
- Book – The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album
- Simpsons short – "Grandpa & the Kids"(possibly mentioned)
- Episode – "Homer to the Max" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "A Father's Watch"