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Encyclopedia > Maggie Simpson
The Simpsons character
Maggie Simpson
Gender female
Hair color yellow (blond)
Job none
Relatives Parents: Homer and Marge
Siblings: Bart and Lisa
(See also Simpson family)
Voice actor Various[1]
First appearance
Ullman shorts "Good Night"
The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Margaret "Maggie" Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the youngest of the five main family members, and is a baby. She first appeared in the Tracey Ullman short "Good Night" and was quite prominent during the Ullman days, often being featured alongside Bart and Lisa. Maggie has since become the least seen of the five main Simpsons.[2] Maggie Simpson is a singer-songwriter from the Mountain West of the United States. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Maggie_Simpson. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called... Homer tucks in Bart in the very first scene. ... Season 2episode list header}} {{Template:Infobox Simpsons season 1 Season 2episode list}} Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, also known as The Simpsons Christmas Special,[2] is the first episode of The Simpsons to air. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... Homer tucks in Bart in the very first scene. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ...

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Role in The Simpsons

Maggie Simpson seen as a teenager in the episode "Lisa's Wedding".
Maggie Simpson seen as a teenager in the episode "Lisa's Wedding".

Like average babies, Maggie is impressionable and easily influenced by what she sees around her. She once hit Homer on the head with a mallet, shot a suction dart at his picture, brandished a pencil in imitation of Itchy and Scratchy. Despite her age, Maggie is a formidable marksman, as seen in "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"[3] and "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge," where she is able to shoot the fingers off of a group of mobsters in rapid succession with a rifle.[4] Image File history File links Adultmaggiesimpson. ... Image File history File links Adultmaggiesimpson. ... Lisas Wedding is the 19th episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired March 19, 1995. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a show-within-a-show of The Simpsons which usually appears as a segment of the fictional Krusty the Klown TV show, watched regularly by Bart and Lisa Simpson and other characters on the animated series. ... Who Shot Mr. ... “Papa’s Got a Brand New Badge” is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ...


During the early seasons of the show, Maggie's equivalent of a hallmark or calling card would be to trip over her clothing and fall on her face while trying to walk, causing a loud smack on the floor. Indeed, throughout the Tracey Ullman shorts, Maggie fell down a total of 39 times.[4]


She is keenly aware of her surroundings, and can usually be seen imitating the flow of action around her. Like Bart, Lisa and Homer, she is not fond of spending time with her aunts Patty and Selma.[5] Patricia Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure Stu Simpson , also known as Patty and Selma (both voiced by Julie Kavner) are fictional characters on The Simpsons. ...


Character

Creation

Maggie in her first appearance in the Ullman short "Good Night."
Maggie in her first appearance in the Ullman short "Good Night."

Matt Groening first conceived the Simpson family in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. He had been called in to pitch a series of animated shorts, and had intended to present his Life in Hell series. When he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights for his life's work, Groening decided to go in another direction.[6] He hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, and named the characters after various members of his own family.[6] Maggie was named after Matt Groening's younger sister Margaret "Maggie" Groening.[7] She often sucked on a pacifier and wore a sleep suit, two traits Groening used for Maggie.[8] Maggie then made her debut with the rest of the Simpsons clan on 19 April 1987 in the Tracey Ullman short "Good Night".[9] Groening thought that it would be funny to have a baby character that did not talk and never grew up, but assigned any emotions that the scene required.[8] Her comedic hallmarks include her tendency to stumble and land on her face while attempting to walk (though this has been downplayed in later seasons), and a penchant for sucking on her pacifier, the sound of which has become the equivalent of her catchphrase and was originally created by Groening during the Tracey Ullman period, and by Nancy Cartwright during the regular series.[citation needed] Image File history File links UllmanMaggie. ... Image File history File links UllmanMaggie. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... James L. Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a three-time Academy Award, nineteen-time Emmy and Golden Globe-winning American producer, writer, and film director. ... Life in Hell is a weekly comic strip by Matt Groening. ... Matthew Abram Groening is an American cartoonist (Life in Hell) and the Emmy Award-winning creator of the animated series, The Simpsons and Futurama. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called... Homer tucks in Bart in the very first scene. ... A pacifier A pacifier (North American English), dummy (British, New Zealand, and Australian English) or soother (Canadian and Irish English), is a rubber, plastic, or silicone nipple given to an infant or other young child to suck upon. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American voice actress. ...


During the show's opening credits, Maggie is run through a supermarket checkout scanner, which reads that she is worth $847.63 (a reference to the monthly cost of infant-rearing in 1989)[10]. In "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular," the scanner instead reads "NRA4EVER," a reference to the running joke that the show's creators are right-wing radicals. A typical barcode scanner. ... The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventh season, and is, as the title suggests, the 138th episode. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ...


Voice

With few exceptions, Maggie never speaks but is very participatory in the events around her, emoting with subtle gestures and facial expressions. Maggie has spoken in "Good Night", the first short to air on The Tracey Ullman Show, after the family falls asleep. On this occasion, Liz Georges provided the voice of Maggie.[citation needed] Homer tucks in Bart in the very first scene. ... The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show called... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ...


Maggie's first word spoken in the normal continuity of the series occurred in "Lisa's First Word", when she was voiced by Elizabeth Taylor and says "Daddy" in an empty room.[2][11] Elizabeth Taylor's performance as Maggie was later named the 13th greatest guest spot in the history of the show.[12] James Earl Jones, who voiced Maggie in Treehouse of Horror V, was in seventh place.[13] She would later have brief dialogue in Treehouse of Horror IX, voiced by Harry Shearer, who used his Kang voice.[14] Her squeaks and occasional speaking parts are regularly done by Nancy Cartwright or Yeardley Smith.[citation needed] Lisas First Word is the 10th episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... For other persons named Elizabeth Taylor, see Elizabeth Taylor (disambiguation). ... James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... Treehouse of Horror V is the sixth episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired October 30, 1994. ... Treehouse of Horror IX is the fourth episode of The Simpsons tenth season, as well as the ninth Halloween episode. ... Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American comedic actor and writer. ... Kang and Kodos are fictional characters from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Nancy Cartwright (actress) is an American actress, best noted for providing the voice of Bart Simpson. ... Martha Maria Yeardley Smith (; born July 3, 1964) is an American actress and voice actor who is best known for providing the voice of Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


References

  1. ^ Maggie has been voiced by numerous people in various episodes. In canon episodes, she has only ever said one word, which was spoken by Elizabeth Taylor.
  2. ^ a b Face to Face: Maggie Simpson EW.com. Published September 11, 1992, Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  3. ^ "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part 2)" The Simpsons.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  4. ^ a b "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" The Simpsons.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  5. ^ "Homer Alone" The Simpsons.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  6. ^ a b BBC. (2000). 'The Simpsons': America's First Family (6 minute edit for the season 1 DVD) (DVD). UK: 20th Century Fox.
  7. ^ Sadownick, Doug (February 26, 1991). Groening Against the Grain. Advocate. Retrieved on March 27, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Groening, Matt; Jean, Al; Brooks, James L.. (2007). The Simpsons Movie: A Look Behind the Scenes [DVD]. The Sun.
  9. ^ Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers, pg. 14. ISBN 0-00-638898-1
  10. ^ List of Inquiries and Substantive Answers. Retrieved on June 4, 2007.
  11. ^ "Lisa's First Word"
  12. ^ Top 25 Simpsons Guest Appearances, Page 3 IGN.com. Published September 5, 2006, Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  13. ^ Top 25 Simpsons Guest Appearances, Page 4 IGN.com. Published September 5, 2006, Retrieved on March 27, 2007
  14. ^ Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers, pg. 154, 155. ISBN 0-00-638898-1. 

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