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Simpsons‘ Bleeding Gums Murphy Action Figure

Bleeding Gums Murphy, Lisa’s jazz saxophone mentor on The Simpsons, has been immortalized as an “action” figure-though we doubt the rotund Mr. Gums does anything resembling action, especially now that he plays with Bird in heaven’s eternal jam sessions after he died in the “‘Round Springfield” episode.

In that same episode, Lisa Simpson asked Mr. Gums how he got his name:

“Well, lemme put it this way. You ever been to the dentist?,” he says.

“Yeah,” replies Lisa.

“Not me, I suppose I should go to one, but I got enough pain in my life as it is.”

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