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Luann Van Houten
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Sex Female
Status Alive
Hair Blue
Occupation Housewife
Relatives Parents: Southern Cracker Manager and Nana Sophie Mussolini

Son: Milhouse Van Houten
Husband: Kirk Van Houten
Ex-lover: Gyro
Ex-boyfriend: Pyro
Half-Brother: Bastardo Mussolini
Sister: Mrs. Mussolini
Brother-in-Law: Norbert Van Houten
Father-in-Law: Grandpa Van Houten
Mother-in-Law: Grandma Van Houten
Stepmother-in-Law: Grandpa Van Houten's Second Wife
Marital Niece: Annika Van Houten
Daughter-in-Law (future): Lisa Simpson
Granddaugther (future): Zia Van Houten

First Appearance Homer Defined
Voiced By Maggie Roswell

Luann Van Houten is the cousin as well as wife of Kirk Van Houten and the mother of Milhouse Van Houten. She has been married to Kirk, divorced due to an argument at one of Homer and Marge's disastrous dinner parties,[1] and later remarried to Kirk.

BiographyEdit

Luann is apparently of Italian and Greek descent. Her mother, Sophie, is Italian, although Luann never speaks Italian or is seen with her mother (who remains in Italy with Luann's half-brother, Bastardo). Luann was born in Shelbyville, a town founded on the principle of freedom to marry one's cousins.[2] Her birthday is December 1. She lacks the stereotypical exaggerated mannerisms associated with most other Italian-Americans in Springfield, such as Fat Tony or the chef Luigi Risotto. When younger, she went to "Camp Land-A-Man" (which basically served as a finishing school) with Marge, Patty and Selma, the future Helen Lovejoy (maiden name unknown), and future realtor Cookie Kwan.[3]

Luann was married to her cousin Kirk Van Houten and gave birth to Milhouse. Their marriage came to an unhappy end; after an argument over a game of Pictionary, she leaves Kirk. Although Kirk found single life tough, Luann used her newfound freedom and heretofore stifled promiscuity to live life in the fast lane.[4] Luann began dating American Gladiator Pyro shortly after her divorce, but was caught cheating on Pyro with his (former) best friend, Gyro. It is implied that Luann had a one-night stand with Otto in the episode Moe Letter Blues after Otto tells Kirk "even I hooked up with your old lady" before apologizing to Milhouse, who says that Otto is his "favorite uncle". Even while married to Kirk she attended a key party at which she slept with Dr. Hibbert.[5] Luann also dated Apu,[6] Disco Stu, and Captain McCallister.

When the Van Houtens are on the verge of reuniting, Bart and Milhouse hatch a scheme to get them to separate again (because Milhouse enjoyed their fighting over him and trying to buy his love). The scheme backfires and nearly results in the separation of Homer and Marge. Since then, they are often seen together.[7] After some years, they decide to marry again. Their honeymoon goes wrong when they are lost at sea and stranded on an island, believed to be dead. When they are rescued, they go back to Springfield, fully reconciled.

Luann, Kirk and Milhouse all look so similar that Bart once asked Luann and Kirk if they are siblings.[8] In the season 26 episode Let's Go Fly a Coot, Milhouse tells Bart that his parents are actually cousins.

Appearance Edit

Luann has bob-cut blue hair and red round glasses. She wears many different outfits. She sometimes wears white pearl earrings.

TriviaEdit

  • She was apparently born without eyebrows.
  • Apparently, she may not have been a good cook, as Kirk Van Houten, during the dinner party with the Simpson family, implied twice that he hadn't had a decent breakfast since he was in the army, and thought he would get a decent breakfast from high school hooligans egging their Bonneville if they threw him some bacon.
  • She apparently frequently told bedtime stories to Milhouse filled with negative vibes about his father, such as how "rotten" it was to be married by a "loser" or the fact that he carries a change purse.
  • In the episode Dumbbell Indemnity she is shown dancing with Pyro, but has brown hair instead of her usual blue hair.
  • She lives next-door to Elizabeth Hoover.
  • She has a real estate license.

Behind the LaughterEdit

VoiceEdit

Luann is voiced by Maggie Roswell, but she temporarily became a non-speaking character when Roswell was forced to leave the show after a pay increase dispute. However, she did have 1 quote in season 25.[9]when Maggie Roswell returned to voice Maude Flanders (ghost) in Treehouse of Horror X and Helen Lovejoy in The Simpsons Movie.

AppearancesEdit

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GalleryEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. A Milhouse Divided
  2. Lemon of Troy
  3. The Way We Weren't
  4. A Milhouse Divided
  5. 500 Keys
  6. The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
  7. Milhouse of Sand and Fog
  8. Little Orphan Millie
  9. Four Regrettings and a Funeral

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