Fat Tony

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Fat Tony is a recurring character in the animated sitcom The Simpsons. He is voiced by Joe Mantegna and first appeared in the third season episode "Bart the Murderer".[1] Fat Tony is a gangster and the underboss of the Springfield Mafia and his henchmen include Legs, Louie and Johnny Tightlips, and he answered to Don Vittorio DiMaggio.

In the season 22 episode "Donnie Fatso", Fat Tony died of a heart attack and is replaced by his identical cousin "Fit Tony", who soon gains weight and is rechristened "Fat Tony".



Anthony "Fat Tony" D'Amico was behind several of Springfield's criminal enterprises. His rackets included illegal gambling, cigarette smuggling, and bootlegging. In "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson", Homer contracts with the mafia to drive out Marge's rival snack food distributors. Fat Tony took out a hit on mayor Joe Quimby in "Mayored to the Mob" in retaliation for a raid on their rat milk facility, which Quimby opposed, as they had promised him "dog or higher". Fat Tony puts out a contract on Homer after his private security business interferes with the mob's interests in "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge". Homer would have been executed gangland-style if not for Maggie coming to the rescue with her rifle. Fat Tony's son Michael is first mentioned by Fat Tony as he is talking to Marge in "The Seven-Beer Snitch", saying she drove him home from school sometimes. He is then properly introduced in the episode "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer". The episode also reveals that Fat Tony's wife "was whacked by 'natural causes'." Fat Tony and his associates meet in what is known as the "Legitimate Businessman's Social Club". Fat Tony played the violin in "Insane Clown Poppy".

Fat Tony dies of a heart attack in "Donnie Fatso" and is replaced by his very similar cousin Fit Tony, who soon gains weight, and is quickly re-christened Fat Tony. This Fat Tony looks, sounds, and acts identically to the original Fat Tony, and is similarly voiced by Joe Mantegna.

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