37 Characters With the Best Last Words in TV History

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Frank Grimes – The Simpsons

Last Words: “Oh, what’s this? “Extremely high voltage.” Well, I don’t need safety gloves because I’m Homer Simp…”

How He Died: Accidentally electrocuted himself while mocking Homer Simpson’s ignorance

Why His Last Words Are So Great: In one of the most polarizing episodes of the classic era of The Simpsons, Frank Grimes was a one-and-done character whose mere presence was to highlight how good Homer Simpson had it. A motivated and self-driven worker, Frank Grimes overcame not only adversity but a lifetime of bad luck to become a nuclear technician. Yet in the eighth season episode, “Homer’s Enemy,” Grimes was baffled over his new co-worker’s seemingly easy life despite his obliviousness.

Voiced by Hank Azaria, Grimes and his fate represented one of the darker moments of the show. In just a matter of days, Grimes is driven mad by Homer’s luck: a wife with three kids in a modest home (while Grimes lives in a single room above a bowling alley and below another bowling alley). As Grimes desperately tries to point out Homer’s ineptness in front of his co-workers and boss Mr. Burns, he mocks Homer as he approaches some dangerous electrical wires. While his death is off-screen, the scene immediately cuts to his funeral. Sure enough, even after death Homer gets the last laugh as he falls asleep during the service.

– Brad Tilles