Waylon Smithers is Mr. Burns' sychophant assistant on The Simpsons. Smithers is definitely portrayed as a closeted homosexual having frequented Springfield's gay village and going on vacations to an all male resort. He also seems to have creepy fantasies about Mr. Burns.
Waylon has basically grown up at the nuclear power plant when his father died of radiation poisoning there.
(During the opening credits, Mr. Burns acts as the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt.)
Mr. Burns: Hello, boils and ghouls. I am the crypt-keeper, or should I say master of scary-i-monies? (Laughs)
(Smithers interrupts Mr. Burn's opening speech.)
Smithers: (Laughs) Priceless sir, you made the word ceremonies frightening.
Mr. Burns: I know what I did. Urghh.
Mr. Burns: Oh, and one more thing: you must find the jade monkey before the next full moon.
Smithers Actually sir, we found the jade monkey. It was in your glove compartment.
Mr. Burns: And the road maps, and ice scraper?
Smithers: They were in there too, sir.
Mr. Burns: Excellent! It's all falling into place...