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Troy McClure

Troy McClure is a fictional character in the television cartoon series The Simpsons, voiced by Phil Hartman.

Troy is the prototypical Hollywood has-been; ubiquitous presenter of educational videos, voiceovers, and advertorials[?]. At one stage Troy McClure had a minorly-successful acting career. When introducing the latest product he is paid to add his clean-cut good looks and smooth voice to, he always reminds us of his previous career with his standard introduction "Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You might remember me from such {films, educational videos, voiceovers} as," and then going on to list the kind of (often amusingly-titled) B-grade stuff that pays the bills but is hardly Oscar-winning material. He has narrated propaganda for everyone from the beef industry, to health farms, to the Springfield nuclear plant.

Troy's career reportedly went downhill due to his unusual personal proclivities, which apparently involved fish. To cover this up, a marriage was arranged between himself and Marge's sister Selma, which revived his career to star in "Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off", a musical version of The Planet Of The Apes[?] (the episode was made well before the 2001 remake of the movie). Although Selma accepted the sham marriage, she drew the line when Troy's producers suggested that they have a child. Troy is now presumably spending time with his aquatic friends again.

In common with a number of other Simpsons characters, McClure was written out following Hartman's death.

Among Troy McClure's credits are such films as;

  • The Revenge of Abe Lincoln
  • The Wackiest Covered Wagon in the West
  • Calling All Quakers
  • Gladys the Groovy Mule
  • Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die
  • Dial M for Murderousness
  • The Erotic Adventures of Hercules
  • "P" is for Psycho
  • The President's Neck is Missing
  • The Boatjacking of Supership '79
  • Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms
  • Muppets Go Medieval
  • The Greatest Story Ever Hulaed
  • They Came to Burgle Carnegie Hall
  • Meet Joe Blow
  • Give My Remains to Broadway
  • The Verdict Was Mail Fraud
  • Leper in the Backfield
  • Hitler Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Sorry, Wrong Closet
  • The Electric Gigolo

He has hosted such TV Specials as;

  • the Miss American Girl Pageant
  • Carnival of the Stars
  • The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
  • Alien Nose Jobs
  • Five Fabulous Weeks of the Chevy Chase Show
  • The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase

He has hosted such celebrity funerals as;

  • Herschel Shlomo Krustofsky, aka Krusty The Clown
  • Andre The Giant, We Hardly Knew Ye
  • Shemp Howard: Today We Mourn A Stooge

He has appeared in such education films as;

  • Fuzzy Bunny's Guide to You-Know-What
  • Here Comes the Metric System
  • Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly
  • 60 Minutes of Car Crash Victims
  • Alice's Adventures through the Windshield
  • The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot
  • Meat Council Film: Meat and You-Partners in Freedom (part of the Resistance is Useless series)
  • Two Minus Three Equals Negative Fun
  • Firecrackers: the Silent Killer
  • Designated Drivers: The Lifesaving Nerds
  • Get Confident, Stupid
  • Smoke Yourself Thin
  • D.N.A.
  • Alice Doesn't Live Any More
  • Mommy, What's Wrong With That Man's Face?
  • Birds: Our Fine Feathered Colleagues
  • Earwigs, Ew!
  • Man Versus Nature: The Road To Victory

See also : The Simpsons



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