- “This grant ensures a light bulb in every classroom... and a high-definition TV for the teachers' lounge.”
- ―State Comptroller Atkins[src]
State Comptroller Atkins is the school comptroller for Springfield's State. His reputation for educational disbursement is apparently legendary.
Atkins was sent to deliver the basic assistance grant Springfield Elementary earned after Lisa cheating on a test brought the school's GPA up to the state's minimum requirement. In fact, he was initially impersonated by Otto, who wore a latex mask. Atkins also moderated the elementary school band competition at the state fair. Atkins planned to give Lisa the unusually large good sportsmanship award until he heard her call the first-placed band "cheaters" for using glowsticks in their performance, at which point he said, "Now I'm just going to be sick." In the episode "We're On The Road To D'oh-where" Atkins joins Superintendent Charmers and Principal Skinner over Skype when Bart misbehaves and they discuss how to issue consequences. Atkins might or might not be a Canadian citizen, as when he claimed to be he was actually Otto in disguise. He was also seen rioting after getting trapped in the dome during Trappuccino.
Behind the laughter
Comptroller Atkins is named after assistant to the producers Jacqueline Atkins.
- Episode – "Lisa Gets an "A""
- Episode – "Saddlesore Galactica"
- Episode – "We're on the Road to D'oh-where"
- Episode – "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts"
The burns cage