Gretchen is a pregnant lady that gets stuck in an elevator with Homer. She is the mother of Homer Jr, who was delivered in the elevator by Homer.

Her boyfriend, Pyro, is a soldier. She kept him from knowing about her pregnancy because she didn't want him to marry her for the baby. Later, some time after the birth of their son, they get married and are proud of Homer Jr.'s action to open a beer for Pyro.