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Janey Powell
Janey Powell (Official Image)
Sex Female
Status Alive
Hair Dark Brown
Age 8
Occupation Student
Relatives Father: Mr. Powell
Mother: Mrs. Powell
First Appearance "Moaning Lisa"
Voiced By Pamela Hayden
Janine "Janey" Powell (also known as Janey Henderson[1] and Janey Jackson[2] is Lisa Simpson's best friend.
Lisa said a dirty word!
―Janey Powell[src]
Are you going to marry a carrot, Lisa?
―Janey Powell[src]
We'd like to include you, but you just don't fit in.
―Janey Powell[src]
With friends like her, who needs acquaintances?
―Lisa's opinion on Janey Powell[src]
If you pile up all my dolls, it'll reach the moon!
―Janey Powell[src]

BiographyEdit

Janey is noted as "Lisa's fair-weather best friend", and this is an accurate description. Though she is often seen hanging out with Lisa, at other times she teases her along with the other children for her misfortunes or idealistic views. (For example, when Lisa first decides to go vegetarian, Janey is one of the first to mock her for it, asking whether Lisa was planning to marry a carrot.) She is not nearly as intelligent or nerdy as Lisa, once blowing a bubble with chewing gum rather than engage in Lisa's current conversation.

Janey has spent the night at the Simpsons' house, and Lisa is seen watching cartoons at her house on numerous occasions. She is also seen reading "The Babysitter Twins" with Lisa.

Janey may have had a crush on Milhouse Van Houten, who has a crush on Lisa[3]. In The Simpsons Game, she asks Bart where Milhouse is and calls Lisa cruel for leading Milhouse on. She sells cupcakes in school[4].

According to The Lisa Book, Janey is considered to be one of the most popular girls in second grade, in a poll that she conducted herself. She is very fashion-conscious, being particularly wary of clothes that look Canadian. She also enjoys the company of other girls, especially when they fawn on her. From Janey's perspective, either you're with her or you have "cooties"[5].

FutureEdit

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She is shown as the spectre of George Washington's reluctant second choice for first female President after Lisa disappoints him, to which Lisa fiercely objected on the grounds Janey would just fill the Supreme Court with boys[6].

AppearancesEdit

Note: Many of her appearances are brief background roles. Episodes where she has an actual role are in bold.


GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Because of Janey's fickle and fair-weathered treatment towards Lisa, her downplayed role in more recent episodes, and the fact that Lisa herself stated numerous time that she has no friends, Janey can be best considered as a recurring acquaintance. In addition, her role towards Lisa is much like the role of some of Marge's acquaintances, Luann Van Houten and Helen Lovejoy.
  • Janey's one talent is the ability to touch her nose with her tongue[7].
  • Janey is also an online friend of Taffy's[8].
  • Janey is Lisa's best friend while Milhouse is Bart's best friend.</ref>.
  • Janey's last name was shown as "Jackson" on Skinner's list of student in the episode Yellow Subterfuge, but this is most likely an error by the writers/animators (as was most likely with "Henderson" on My Fair Laddy).
  • On the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of The Simpsons Game, if the player talks with Janey, she might say that if all of her dolls were piled up, it would reach the moon.

ReferenceEdit

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