The first is a behind the scenes look at The Simpsons, answering questions and featuring extra "never before seen" material.Troy made his last appearance in the Season 10 episode Bart the Mother.
From this came the idea of him marrying Selma Bouvier, as she was "always marrying people".
Having Troy Mc Clure as the star of the episode pleased animator Mark Kirkland, as he found Mc Clure's voice great to animate to, allowing him and other animators to "open him up visually as a character".
Mc Clure was based on the typical "washed up" Hollywood actor, with inspiration for his character and name being drawn from B-movie actors Troy Donahue and Doug Mc the upscale residential area of "Springfield Heights", which is also resided by Mob boss "Fat" Tony D'Amico and entertainer Krusty the Clown.
Mc Clure's character is developed in "A Fish Called Selma", when a more in-depth look into his private life is shown.
Mc Clure's career went downhill due to his reported unusual paraphilia, which apparently involved fish, to the point where he had not worked in twelve years.
To cover this up, he began a relationship with Selma Bouvier, whom he had met when she gave him an eye test at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
In a 2006 article ranked Mc Clure in first position on their list of the "Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters", citing that he is "a wonderfully bizarre and entertaining character that showcases the best of what small roles on The Simpsons can be." In his book Planet Simpson, Chris Turner describes Mc Clure in detail citing that he, along with Lionel Hutz, "represent the most significant contribution to the show outside its permanent cast" and that "the show's Golden Age is hard to imagine without them".
Mc Clure became the perfect portrayal of a media stereotype and a "gut-achingly funny reinterpretation" of a character type that had been "done to death".
As "all the big parts these days are going to family men" having a child would have secured Mc Clure's casting as Mc Bain's sidekick in Mc Bain IV: Fatal Discharge. As a result Mc Clure starred in his own independent film The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel.