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I ain't sayin' nothin'!
―Johnny's catchphrase
You'll never get it out of me!
―{{{2}}}

Johnny Tightlips (also known by his real name, Jonathan Schmallippe[1]) is a frequently appearing mobster and an associate of Fat Tony.

Biography

Johnny is presumably in his 30s, and works for the D'Amico crime family. Johnny has short black hair and wears a purple suit.

Speech

Laconic Johnny says very little, which spares him from accusations of being a "squealer", but his reticence tends to be unhelpful to himself or others. When involved in an inadvertent shoot-out in Fat Tony's mansion (the shoot-out started when Homer and Krusty, caught by Fat Tony during a mafia summit trying to steal several violin cases, dropped the cases by accident and caused some of the cases to open [they contained Tommy guns] and have the guns discharge their ammo), Johnny is shot by accident. When asked where he is injured, he says, "I ain't saying nothing!" When asked what to tell the doctor, he says, "Tell 'em to suck a lemon."

In another case doing a shootout against Homer Simpson, who is supported by a mysterious sniper, Tony asks Johnny if he can see the sniper. Johnny just answers that he "sees a Lotta things".

He has, however, elaborated. For instance, he did mention to Homer, when Fat Tony explained that there was a way to settle the debt (via using his house as the set for an adult film), he explained that the title was Lemony Lick-It's A Series of Horny Events.

Homer mentions he digs wells in Darfur on vacation. (Penny-Wiseguys)

He speaks occasionally in 22 for 30 (season 28)

he drives a Black Lincoin Continental with license plate ZERO2SAY

Behind the Laughter

Creation

Johnny Tightlips is a reference to Frank "Tight Lips" Gusenberg -- who was shot down in the real-life St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago and replied, "nobody shot me," while dying.

On the "Insane Clown Poppy" commentary, it is discussed that the original name for the character would be "Tightlips Johnny."

Trivia

The character’s nickname is a reference to the Omertà (Mafia code of Ethics).

Fat Tony called him, "my Joisey [Jersey] muscle"[2]

Frankie The Squealer admitted that he has a bad back

Appearances

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Gallery

Citations

  1. Chief Wiggum's Book of Crime and Punishment
  2. Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge
Springfield Mafia
Don Vittorio DiMaggio | Fit Tony | Louie | Legs | Johnny Tightlips | Michael D'Amico | Frankie the Squealer | Jimmy the Snitch | Joey the Arsonist
Former Mafia Members
Fat Tony (deceased) | Bart Simpson | Homer Simpson | Joey (deceased) | Nicky Bluepants Altosaxophony