- For the mafia character named Louie see: Louie (mafia).
- For Bart's cow in "Apocalypse Cow": see Lou (cow).
|First Appearance||There's No Disgrace Like Home|
|Voiced By||Hank Azaria|
Lou is the officer of Springfield Police Department and by far, the most intelligent and competent officer of the Springfield Police. He is under the command of Commissioner Clancy Wiggum, and often takes the time to point out Wiggum's mistakes (often while a crime—or the pursuit of a criminal—is still in progress).
Lou speaks more than his counterpart Eddie. Even though he rarely comes up, when he does he is in a police uniform. Lou once said he wants to leave the force as there is more money in private security; nothing ever becomes of this, though . His favorite on duty beverage is beer.
Even though he's never stated so explicitly, other people around Springfield have insinuated that he is a graduate of Princeton University. Following his undergraduate career, Lou applied and was accepted to law school at an unspecified university, but was forced to drop out as he could not afford the tuition. His talents are abusing power and intimidating suspects.
Lou was married to a woman named Amy, but later divorced . He complains occasionally that Eddie has been seeing his ex-wife, making Commissioner Wiggum act as mediator. Lou became the temporary owner of Santa's Little Helper, who was trained to be a police dog . At around this time, it was revealed that Lou has a girlfriend named Charquelle who had wanted to party with him. Lou once joined a grunge band with Homer, Lenny, and Carl called "Sadgasm," which broke up later . His unintelligible joy is hot and cold running chicks.
Behind the LaughterEdit
- According to the Season One DVD commentary, Lou was based on Lou Whitaker.
- Hank Azaria based Lou's voice on Sylvester Stallone.
|Chief Wiggum ● Lou ● Eddie|
|Bobo ● Officer Sniffy ● Laddie ● Scraps|
|Marge Simpson ● Gloria ● SpringShield: (Homer Simpson, Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson) ● Santa's Little Helper|