- “You want fries with that?”
- ―Jeremy Freedman[src]
| Jeremy Freedman|
|Relatives||Mother: Lunchlady Doris|
|First Appearance||"Brush with Greatness"|
|Voiced By||Dan Castellaneta|
Jeremy Freedman, more commonly known as Squeaky-Voiced Teen, Pimple-faced teen, Pop, Pathetic store nerd, and Old Man Peterson, is one of the few teenagers in Springfield and is perpetually trapped in a series of dead-end jobs. Jeremy has acne and his voice is in the process of breaking.
He is often seen working in a Krusty Burger and has also worked for the Grocery Store and the Aztec Theater. He was once an employee at the Mom & Pop Hardware store to try and get with "Mom", him being "Pop". He also worked at Barney's Bowlarama, where it was revealed that his mother was Lunch Lady Doris . He was also employed at Book Returns and Moe's Express. A rudimentary version of the character was employed at the Springfield public access television station (see "Homer Badman" episode).
He once tried to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff, because FOX cancelled Futurama. He landed in a car, in which two teens were making out, crushing one of them. The attractive girl, shocked he crushed her boyfriend, assumed he must be awesomely good at love-making and immediately proceeded to make out with him.
He was also in a relationship with Mom, an employee at the Mom & Pop Hardware store.
When Lindsey Naegle once suggested they "kill every child... friendly thing in town", he lost his squeaky voice to "become a man".
His mother is Doris Peterson, who has disowned him.
Behind the Laughter
Seymour Skinner refers to the character as "Jeremy" in a deleted scene on The Complete Fifth Season DVD. In an episode where the bullies Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney work at a shoe store, they refer to him as Mr. Freedman.
Jeremy appears briefly in The Simpsons Ride, a theme park attraction in Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando. He complains that the audience needs to keep quiet while he studies for a math test and aims to get a C.