The pair mainly appeared in season four's "Krusty Gets Kancelled" but they also appeared in "Bart to the Future", "Homerazzi", "All About Lisa" and The Simpsons Movie.
(See The Great Gabbo.) Artie Ziff is a narcissistic Internet entrepreneur who is infatuated with Marge Simpson, his former high school classmate.
When Artie tries to grope her in his car, Marge rejects him and drives off, encountering Homer on her way home.
In adulthood, Artie tries repeatedly to coerce Marge into choosing him over Homer, with Patty's encouragement as she saw him more as the ideal husband for her sister.
Brockman once snarled that Pye was a "jackass", with Arnie responding that he believes Kent's soul is "as black as the ace of spades".
He sometimes attempts to join the action himself, such as his attempting to hit a fleeing Homer Simpson's car with a shoe in Children of a Lesser Clod.
The writers originally intended many of these characters as one-time jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town.Actor George Takei originally voiced Akira in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish".Since Akira's speaking role in "When Flanders Failed", Hank Azaria has voiced the character, doing an impression of Takei for the voice.During a school competition Lisa has Bart sabotage Allison's Tell-Tale Heart diorama with a cow's heart in a box and hides the original diorama beneath a floorboard.Wracked with guilt, Lisa returns Allison's real diorama.