Chester J. Lampwick is the original creator of Itchy, and father of cartoon violence.
In 1919, he made the first Itchy cartoon, entitled "Itchy the Lucky Mouse in 'Manhattan Madness'". Roger Meyers, Sr. stole the idea from him and refused to pay him. Chester then became a bum for many years until he and Bart Simpson opened up a case against Itchy & Scratchy Studios for 800 million dollars. Chester and Bart won the case, making Chester incredibly wealthy. With his earnings, he bought a solid gold house and a rocket car. The payout to Chester from the studio lead to its downfall, so Bart and Lisa went to Chester to ask him to fund Itchy & Scratchy Studios. When Lisa tried to convince him to do so by telling him he'd get royalties, Chester replied, "I don't need any more money. I'm not greedy. As long as I've got my health, my millions of dollars, my gold house, and my rocket car, I don't need anything else." Lisa then says, "Yes, but..." and is then interrupted by Chester saying, "Not interested." He then proceeds to go to sleep.
Chester has grudges against both Abe Simpson and Krusty the Clown. His grudge with Abe dates back to 1947, when Abe hired Chester to paint his chicken coop in exchange for a plate of corn muffins. Likewise, Krusty hired Chester to paint his fence in exchange for some blintzes. In both cases, Chester reneged on the deal because the food was "lousy" and got in a fistfight when he saw his former employer and refused to do the work he was hired to do.
Even though he is the father of cartoon violence, Chester himself seems like a nice enough man. He appreciates all the help he was given and is usually quite friendly towards the Simpson family. He is a pretty normal, decent kind of guy.
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