|Santa's Little Helper|
|Name||Santa's Little Helper|
|Vehicles and/or Gadgets||None|
|Occupation||Family Dog of The Simpsons|
|Residence||The Simpsons' House (742 Evergreen Terrace)|
In the first Simpsons episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer was relying on a Christmas bonus to buy presents, but didn't get it. He was relying on this bonus because the jar of Christmas money that Marge accumulates for the family's Christmas treats was disposed of to pay for the removal of a tattoo that Bart got on his arm. Homer took the small amount of Christmas money he made working as a Santa at the Springfield Mall and bet it at the dog track. He had inside information on what dog was going to win, but instead bet on the "long shot," Santa's Little Helper, believing his name to be a sign. Santa's Little Helper finished last (apparently, it was the latest in a long string of last-place finishes), and his frustrated owner abandoned him. Homer and Bart brought him home, and everyone was so happy with him that it was a merry Christmas after all.
After locating the Chroma Keystone and being taken away by a Micro Manager, Batman sees Gandalf and Wyldstyle being taken away by a Micro Manager and Santa's Little Helper can be seen briefly hanging on Gandalf's staff and then runs away.
- In most episodes of the series, his vocal affects have been provided by Dan Castellaneta, who also provides the voices of Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Grampa Simpson, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie, and Hans Moleman. Before this, his vocal affects where provided by Frank Welker.