- “Okay, okay.”
| Sam (barfly)|
|First Appearance||Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire|
|Voiced By||Harry Shearer|
Sam is one of the two barflies usually seen at Moe's Tavern. Their first appearance is in "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Virtually nothing is known about them. Sam always wears a cap and glasses and appeared to get shot by Moe, but has appeared since. Sam is a wife dodger, but Homer says good things about him.
Sam is a regular at Moe's Tavern and always wears a cap. In "Worst Episode Ever", Moe instructs him to "get out, and take your Sacagawea dollars with you" before giving him one out of a promised three seconds after which he appears to shoot him to the apathy of the fellow barflies; however, Sam has appeared alive and well since.
Sam very rarely talks, but when he does, he makes it count. In When Flanders Failed, he is passed by Bart at the mall apparently engaging in either phone sex or consensual relations, stating over the phone in a suave voice, "Baby." He speaks again in Lisa the Greek where he believes that Homer literally bet his daughter on a football game and then remarks "Wow! What a gambler!" In Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment, he is seen briefly seen without his cap. In Bart's Dog Gets an F, he is seen with his dog.
Sam had another brief speaking role in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer). When Homer goes to Moe's Tavern in hopes of finding his real soul mate (which he called Barney, who says he's more of a chum), rather than saying they're soul mates, each of the patrons there give him one word answers of what they are to him. In Sam's case, he replies "sympathizer".