Did The Simpsons Base a Character on Robert Milnes?

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A character resembling 2016 presidential candidate Robert Milnes made a guest appearance on Episode 509 of The Simpsons, which aired September 30, 2012.  At the time, Milnes was in the throes of his unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.

In the show, titled “Moonshine River,” the aforementioned character appeared as the cab and subway mate of Homer and Bart Simpson as they traveled through New York City.

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In August 2013, readers of The PLAS Place were asked for information on whether The Simpsons based this character on Milnes.  As of now, no information has been brought forward. The Saturnalian wishes to renew this request for answers, and asks for those in the know to come forward.

If The Simpsons did indeed base this character on Milnes, it would not mark Milnes’s first pop culture foray.  In 2011, the Weekly Universe website featured Milnes in an article about the FBI spying program targeting the masturbatory activities of presidential candidates.

8 Responses

  1. WSS, lame article.

  2. Crime blotter for Nov. 14:

    Homeless man impedes traffic

    A homeless man identified as Robert Milnes of Camden, NJ, impeded traffic yesterday as he handed out leaflets outside the county court house.

    According to eyewitness accounts, Milnes ranted about time travel and masturbation as he forced pedestrians to take a leaflet.

    Though most pedestrians later threw the leaflet into the nearby dumpster, one man who identified himself only as Chester claimed to have used a leaflet to “wipe [his] ass.”

    Milnes remains at large. His current whereabouts are unknown.

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  3. Click CLC at your own risk.

  4. It works fine for me. It appears safe for work at the moment, but I don’t know how long that will last since he promises to post pictures of his penis.

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