- “See, son, that's where we're going ... maybe not today, maybe not tomorra'. But someday.”
- ―Orville J. Simpson
Orville J. Simpson, or Great-Grandpa Simpson is one of the sons of Old Tut and Happy (née Dinsdale) Simpson (the other being Boris Simpson), the father of Abe Simpson and the paternal grandfather of Homer Simpson. Orville married Yuma Hickman and became the parents of at least 12 children, which include Hubert, Tyrone, Cyrus, Bill, Chet, Hortense and Abraham Simpson. He is also the great-grandfather of Bart, Stanley, Lisa, Jessica, Homer Jr. and Maggie Simpson.
Assuming Abe is to be trusted with his stories, Orville, Yuma Hickman and their children emigrated to America from an unspecified "Old Country" reminiscent of Scotland, Ireland or North East England and moved into the Statue of Liberty. After a few years of living there, they were forced to move out when they filled the head with too much garbage. Their family then moved to Springfield, North Takoma. Abraham and Cyrus grew up, with them both becoming navy pilots in WWII. Cyrus crashed his fighter plane in Tahiti, and moved there permanently, later becoming married to 15 women, to whom he is still married. Bill grew up and became a communist. Orville and Yuma later grew old. If Abe's story about Virgil Simpson is true, he is 1/8 black, making him an octoroon. His grandson Homer thinks that Orville is still alive.
Orville was seen in Heaven by Bart after getting hit by a car, strangling young Abe, hinting the habit is a family trait. He is present in Grampa's story when Grampa tells the family of his arrival in the U.S.
In Mathlete's Feat it's mentioned that he raised Abraham and his 11 dead siblings on crick water
Orville appeared again in Dad Behavior in which, during a (highly inaccurate) flashback, he hurls a baby Abe at the sun in response to him throwing up milk on his shirt. During this flashback, both Orville's physique and vocabulary are similar to that of Popeye.
- Episode – "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
- Episode – "Much Apu About Nothing" (flashback)
- Episode – "Homer to the Max" (mentioned)
- Episode – "The Winter of His Content" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Mathlete's Feat" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Dad Behavior" (flashback)
- Book – The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album
| Homer Simpson • Marge Simpson • Bart Simpson • Lisa Simpson • Maggie Simpson •|
Santa's Little Helper • Snowball V
|Homer's living relatives|
|Abe Simpson • Abbie • Herbert Powell • Tyrone Simpson • Dr. Simpson • Cyrus Simpson • Chet Simpson • Stanley Simpson • Bill Simpson • Frank Simpson • Cyrus's 15 wives|
|Marge's living relatives|
|Jacqueline Bouvier • Selma Bouvier • Patty Bouvier • 40px Ling Bouvier • Jub-Jub|
|Homer's deceased relatives|
| Amber Simpson|
Mona Simpson • Hubert Simpson • Hortense Simpson
Orville Simpson • Bonita Simpson • Elrita Simpson • Twitta Simpson • Yuma Hickman
"Old Tut" Simpson • Gaston Simpson • Hugo Simpson • Dulcine Simpson • Lou Simpson • Floyd Simpson • "Happy" Simpson
Howland Simpson • Zeke Simpson • Pippa Simpson • Gabby Crouse
Garwood Simpson • Ivy Simpson • Galston Simpson • Prudence Simpson • Trixie Simpson • Clowta Stillman
Rupert Simpson • Lambert Simpson • Winifred Running Goat • Humphrey Little Goat • Jane Nervous Goat
Sven Simpson • Claretta Ethridge • Mary Frowning Cloud • Joe Puffing Goat
|Marge's deceased relatives|
|Clancy Bouvier • Gladys Bouvier • Alvarine Bisque • Arthur Bouvier • Alfreda Bouvier II • Françoise Billout • Antoine Bouvier • Axel Bouvier • Bambi Bouvier • Charlene Bouvier • Chester Bouvier • Dorothé Bouvier • JoJo Bouvier • Monique Bouvier • Pépé Bouvier • Victor Bouvier • Victor Bouvier II • Cléo Bouvier • Didi Bouvier • Ferdinand Gurney • Gladys Gurney • Honoré Bouvier • Alfreda LeDoux • Angelique Marceau • Marcel Bouvier • Bambi Petitbois • Pierre Bouvier • Rowena Bouvier • Yves Bouvier|
|Hugo Simpson • Maggie Jr. • Bart Simpson, Jr. • Bart's Elder Son • Bart's Younger Son • Captain Kidney Pie • Colonel Custard • Maggie's Husband • Man O' Pies • Pieman of the World • Señor Fritatta • Zia Simpson|
|Bart Junior • Chirpy Boy and Bart Junior • Coltrane • Duncan • Greyhound Puppies • Henry the Canary • Laddie • Lou • Mojo • Pinchy • Plopper • Princess • Smiley • Snowball I • Snowball II • Snowball III • Snowball V • Snuffy • Stampy • Strangles • She's the Fastest|