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Jockeys

The Jockeys are small, malicious creatures that appear in the Simpsons episode "Saddlesore Galactica". They pose as average horse jockeys and wears helmets and changes their voices in order to blend with the humans. When not disguised, the Jockeys are squeaky-voiced, pointy eared monsters who reside in a strange land near the racing tracks. Homer stumbles onto their secret lair, there Jockeys reveal that after losing so many races to Homer's special horse their normally happy lifestyle is ruined, suffering depressions as the result of their successive losses: they demand Homer to forfeit the upcoming championship race, threatening to eat his brain if he does not comply. Homer initially considers the idea, though he later cannot bear to tell his rider son to lose the race, so Homer decides to win the race anyway and ultimately do so. But the Jockeys' existence may be non-canon.

Trivia

  • The Jockeys are loosely based on the Oompa Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory books. Like the Oompa Loompas they sing a song and live in a small, colorful place.
  • The Jockeys are almost universally disliked by the Simpsons' fandom due to their outlandishness.

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