Several characters in The Simpsons: Tapped Out have appeared, have been mentioned in the game or been found in the files, but are not controllable (i.e. you cannot make them perform actions or jobs). They cannot be interacted with, and carry little importance to the gameplay of the game. Below are listed the various non-controllable characters.

Walking characters[edit | edit source]

Birthday Spuckler[edit | edit source]

Main article: Birthday
  • Reward for completing Brandine's 90d task "Birth Another Spuckler"
  • Gain money by pick pocketing, a process similar to that of the unnamed Krustyland characters.

Boardwalk Performers[edit | edit source]

  • They are all unable to be controlled, yet unlike the other characters on this list, one can purchase them.

Bob Clones[edit | edit source]

  • Were wandering around during Act 2 and 3 of the Terwilligers 2015 Event.
    • When tapped players received event currency.
  • At the end of the event, three of them could be purchased to permanently stay in the player's town.

Brutus[edit | edit source]

Disco Zombie[edit | edit source]

Dubya Spuckler[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dubya
  • Reward for completing Brandine's 90d task "Birth Another Spuckler"
  • Gain money by pick pocketing, a process similar to that of the unnamed Krustyland characters.

Formless Terror[edit | edit source]

Main article: Formless Terror

Helter Skeleter[edit | edit source]

Prospector[edit | edit source]

Main article: Prospector

Whitney Spuckler[edit | edit source]

Main article: Whitney
  • Reward for completing Brandine's 90d task "Birth Another Spuckler"
  • Gain money by pick pocketing, a process similar to that of the unnamed Krustyland characters.

In character's tasks[edit | edit source]

Buck-toothed boy[edit | edit source]

Bunnies[edit | edit source]

Dr. Hibbert's daughter[edit | edit source]

Ducks[edit | edit source]

  • Appear with Shauna during her task "Tease the Ducks".

Dummy[edit | edit source]

The Hounds[edit | edit source]

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  • Seen when Mr. Burns performs the task: "Walk The Hounds".


Kids[edit | edit source]

Maggie Simpson[edit | edit source]

Newshound[edit | edit source]

Arnie Pye walking Newshound.

  • Seen when Arnie Pye performs the task: "Walk Newshound".


Normal Head Joe Spuckler[edit | edit source]

  • Appears when Cletus performs the task: "Put the Newest Spuckler to Work".

The Octuplets[edit | edit source]

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  • The eight infant children of Apu and Manjula appear when either Apu is performing his "Feed the Octuplets" task, or Manjula is performing her "Look after the Octuplets" task. They cannot both take The Octuplets at the same time (if one of them has The Octuplets, the task with them will be greyed out and at the bottom of the task/jobs list for the other character).
  • Appear in the Frankincense, Myrrh, and Donuts questline.

Panda Bear[edit | edit source]

  • Appears during Moe's task "Smuggle Endangered Species".

PBS Mob[edit | edit source]

Reverend Lovejoy's Dog[edit | edit source]

Tiger[edit | edit source]

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Popable[edit | edit source]

Bandits[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bandits
  • Appeared during the Wild West 2016 Event, roaming towns during the event.
  • Tapping them rewarded event prize and trade currency, and sometimes Prospectors
  • At the end of the event, the Brutus (singular) NPC was available for purchase.

Casino Gamblers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Casino Gamblers

Criminals[edit | edit source]

Main article: Criminals

Ghosts[edit | edit source]

  • They appeared during the Halloween 2013 event. They would appear all over the player's town, and one would have to tap them to get rid of them and to get GOO.

Imaginary Bears[edit | edit source]

  • Imaginary Bears appeared during Act 3 of the Winter 2015 Event, roaming towns during the event.
  • Tapping them rewarded event prize currency.

Merrymakers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Merrymakers
  • Merrymakers appeared during Acts 1 and 2 of the Winter 2015 Event, roaming towns during the event.
  • Tapping them rewarded event crafting and prize currencies.

Mutant Seeds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mutant Seeds
  • Were wandering around during the Terwilligers 2015 Event.
  • When tapped in their own town, players received event currency.
  • Players could also seed some in their Neighbors' Springfields.

Mutant Vegetables[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mutant Vegetables

Nightmares[edit | edit source]

Main article: Nightmares
  • Nightmares were part of the Treehouse of Horror XXVI Event. They came in four variants.
  • They spawned from the Spooky Campfire when Youngsters were sent to Roast S'mores or Hunt Nightmares. They also spawned on their own over time.
  • Tapping them rewarded event crafting currencies.
  • At the end of the event, Disco Zombie and Helter Skeleter NPCs were available for purchase.

Possums[edit | edit source]

Main article: Possums
  • Possums were part of the Monorail 2015 Event.
  • They were appearing on the streets of the Player's Springfield near the monorail's station they escaped from.
  • When tapped in their own town, players received event currency.

Prospectors[edit | edit source]

Main article: Prospectors
  • Appeared during the Wild West 2016 Event, roaming towns during the event.
  • Tapping them rewarded event prize and trade currency.
  • At the end of the event, the Prospector (singular) NPC was available for purchase.

Rigellians[edit | edit source]

Star Spawn[edit | edit source]

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Cameo/mentioned[edit | edit source]

Ben[edit | edit source]

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Bender[edit | edit source]

Bender's dialogue icon.


Bill and Marty[edit | edit source]

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Birch Barlow[edit | edit source]

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Blinky[edit | edit source]

Clancy Bouvier[edit | edit source]

Clancy Bouvier's ghost

Cow[edit | edit source]

  • The cow is an icon seen briefly at the end of the Thankless Thanksgiving questline. When Homer Simpson says that he'll eat an entire cow on Christmas, the cow worriedly moos.
  • Booberella milks a cow at Cletus' Farm as her 60m task. However, this cow is never seen, as the task is not visual.

Director[edit | edit source]

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  • He directs the McBain movie, he has dialogue during the final part of the quest.


Elves[edit | edit source]

Main article: Elves

Felons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Felon

Frank Grimes's Ghost[edit | edit source]

Freaks[edit | edit source]

Gil[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gil
  • He tries to sell you deals that encourage the player to buy donuts.

Gypsy[edit | edit source]

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Happy Little Elves[edit | edit source]

King Homer[edit | edit source]

  • King Homer is an animation of the King Homer's Skyscraper who climbs up the skyscraper, only to fall before reaching the top.

Little Vicki Valentine[edit | edit source]

M'nthster[edit | edit source]

Madam Wu[edit | edit source]

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Mr. Bont[edit | edit source]

  • Mr. Bont is the third ghost that wants to be appeased by Homer. He possesses Homer in order to live another day and to go out with Marge.
  • During the Secret Agents 2017 Event he is introduced as a playable character.

​Richard and Lewis[edit | edit source]

Royce McCutcheon[edit | edit source]

Rusty the Clown[edit | edit source]

Sarah Wiggum[edit | edit source]

Sarah's unreleased icon during The Invasion Before Christmas 2017 Event.

Sarah was only mentioned in questlines before she was introduced as a playable character.


Sideshow Bob[edit | edit source]

  • The player has a 10% chance of seeing him in town or while visiting friends' towns. The reward for catching him is 50 Cash.
  • He is also seen in the mini game Sideshow You.
  • The Terwilligers 2015 Event introduced him as a playable character. The non-controllable Sideshow Bob can only be found in towns whose player's didn't receive him during the event.

Stairway users[edit | edit source]

Swimming Zombie[edit | edit source]

The Order[edit | edit source]

Trailer Appearances Only[edit | edit source]

These characters only appear in trailers, and have not yet made in-game appearances or references.

  • Bill Clinton
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