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Encyclopedia > Marge Simpson
The Simpsons character
Marge Simpson
Gender Female
Hair color Blue
Job Housewife
Relatives Husband: Homer
Children: Bart, Lisa, Maggie
Parents: Clancy (deceased) and Jacqueline Bouvier
Sisters: Patty and Selma
Niece: Ling Bouvier
(See also Bouvier family)
Voice actor Julie Kavner
First appearance
Ullman shorts "Good Night"
The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Marjorie "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. She is the well-meaning and extremely patient wife of Homer Simpson. Her most notable physical feature is her blue hair, styled into an improbably high beehive; she is proud to have never met anyone with taller hair outside Graceland. [1] Marge was named after, and loosely based on, Margaret "Marge" Groening, mother of series creator Matt Groening [citation needed]. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 350 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (578 × 990 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/png) Marge Simpson No free equivalent exists that would effectively identify the articles subject, who is a copyrighted Fox character. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... 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. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Bouvier Family are fictional characters from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons created by Matt Groening, as Marge Simpsons blood relatives. ... The Bouvier Family are fictional characters from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons created by Matt Groening, as Marge Simpsons blood relatives. ... 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. ... The Bouvier Family are fictional characters from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons created by Matt Groening, as Marge Simpsons blood relatives. ... The Bouvier Family are fictional characters from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons created by Matt Groening, as Marge Simpsons blood relatives. ... Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Brenda Morgenstern on Rhoda in the 1970s, as an actress in several Woody Allen-directed films, and for providing the voice of Marge Simpson on the animated television show The... 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. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Brenda Morgenstern on Rhoda in the 1970s, as an actress in several Woody Allen-directed films, and for providing the voice of Marge Simpson on the animated television show The... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Dyed blue hair can be a shocking fashion statement. ... A woman wearing her hair in a beehive. ... For other uses, see Graceland (disambiguation). ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ...

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Personality

Teenage Marge and Homer Simpson when they first (knowingly) talked, in high school 1974.

Marge’s image is typically that of a stereotypical sitcom mother who is sometimes portrayed as naive and gullible. Despite having higher morals than most other characters, Marge has had her fair share of wild escapades throughout the show’s history. She was once a police officer in Springfield, took therapy for road rage, was jailed for shoplifting, became a gambling addict, showed alcoholic tendencies, was an unwilling participant in a cross-country police chase, overdosed on steroids, cheated on a cooking competition and developed amnesia. She has also sold drugs at a garage sale which she was jailed for. These are just some of the strange situations in which Marge has found herself. She also displays a surprisingly strong will. In The Joy of Sect, she escapes brainwashing by the Movementarian Church. Marge is the only member of the family who actively encourages church attendance. She also appears to have significant athletic ability in times of imminent danger. She is bilingual, being fully fluent in French. Image File history File links 7F12. ... Image File history File links 7F12. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Police officers in South Australia A police officer (or policeman/policewoman) is a warranted worker of a police force. ... Road rage or road violence is the common name for deliberately dangerous and/or violent behaviour under the influence of heightened anger by a motor vehicle operator that affects the safety of one or more other operators or bystanders. ... For the band Shoplifting see Shoplifting (band), for the album released by Straw, see Shoplifting (album). ... Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ... King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... In chemistry and biology, Steroids are a type of lipid, characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ... For other uses, see Amnesia (disambiguation). ... The Joy of Sect is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... Along with politics, religion remains a major theme on the animated show The Simpsons. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ...


Politically, Marge generally aligns with the Democratic Party. She once mentions that she voted for Jimmy Carter ("twice" according to Lisa) and supported the candidacy of their state's progressive governor Mary Bailey, and also claimed to have been extremely depressed when Lyndon Johnson died. Mr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... This following is a list, by episode, of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ...


Talents

Marge is a talented painter. When she was a teenager she had an intense crush on Ringo Starr and painted a large number of portraits of him. She also wrote to him, but only received a reply 25 years later. After Homer discovered her old paintings, Lisa encouraged Marge to enroll in an art contest in which her portrait of a drunk Homer asleep on the couch won a local art competition. She was then hired by Mr. Burns to do a portrait of him. After many attempts, she almost gave up until a belated response from Ringo Starr (stating that she had talent) inspired to continue. The resulting portrait won even Mr. Burns’ praise, a massive feat in itself. “Young Men” redirects here. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...

Marge’s pretzel business in the episode "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson"
Marge’s pretzel business in the episode "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson"

Marge is a very talented cook. She once started a pretzel business, which flourished with the aid of the mafia. She has entered various cooking challenges, although circumstances such as vengeful competitors and overheated ovens cause her to lose and once, sabotage other competitors. Marge revealed in the episode All's Fair in Oven War that she feeds the family on twelve dollars a week. In general she is regarded as a very good cook. She is especially renowned for her pork chops, Homer's favorite dish. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the baked snack. ... Introduction The Twisted World of Marge Simpson is an episode from the eighth season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the baked snack. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Appearance

Hair

As a teen, Marge had waist length hair that she always wore down, but got the idea to wear it in her trademark beehive for senior prom in the episode The Way We Was. In the episode Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, her hair is shown close to her knees, consistent with the logic that a lot of hair would be needed to create her tall beehive. Marge has confessed that her hair is not really blue but is, in fact, gray. It was revealed by Homer in Secrets of a Successful Marriage that Marge dyes her hair with blue dye #56; "She’s been gray as a mule since she was seventeen." Because of her unusually large hairstyle, her height is reported to be 8'6", as noted by Apu in the episode Marge in Chains. In The Way We Weren't, her hair was blue before she met Homer and was brunette at one time due to Marge ironing a piece of her hair for a long time. In The Simpsons Season Four DVD commentary, Matt Groening states that the original idea behind Marge's hair was to conceal large rabbit ears. The gag was intended to be revealed in the final episode of the series, but was scrapped early on due to inconsistencies. [2] The Way We Was is the 12th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, also known as Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(doh)cious[2] is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons eighth season and originally aired February 7, 1997. ... Secrets of a Successful Marriage is the 22nd and final episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Marge in Chains is the 21st episode of The Simpsons fourth season. ... For the Farscape episode of the same name, see The Way We Werent (Farscape episode). ...


Age

As with many Simpson characters, Marge's age changes to serve the story. In first-season episodes Life on the Fast Lane and Some Enchanted Evening, Marge is said to be 34, but her age was later changed to 38, possibly because she and Homer attended their twentieth anniversary high-school reunion in one episode. In the episode Regarding Margie, Homer mentions that Marge is his age, meaning she could be anywhere between 36 and 40. In Bart After Dark she claims to have lived in Springfield for 37 years. Life on the Fast Lane, also known as Jacques To Be Wild,[1] is the ninth episode of The Simpsons first season, which originally aired on March 18, 1990. ... This article is about the Simpsons episode; for other uses see Some Enchanted Evening (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Regarding Margie is the 20th episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season that aired on May 7, 2006. ... Bart After Dark is the fifth episode of The Simpsons eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on November 24, 1996. ...


Character

Creation

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.[3] He hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, and named the characters after various members of his own family, with Marge being the name of his mother.[3] Marge then made her debut with the rest of the Simpsons clan on 19 April 1987 in the Tracey Ullman short "Good Night".[4] Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... 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. ... 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. ...


References

  1. ^ Lisa's Rival
  2. ^ Matt Groening, The Complete Fourth Season DVD (2004) commentary for episode Selmas Choice. 20th Century Fox
  3. ^ a b BBC. (2000). 'The Simpsons': America's First Family (6 minute edit for the season 1 DVD) (DVD). UK: 20th Century Fox.
  4. ^ Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers, pg. 14. ISBN 0-00-638898-1

Lisas Rival is the second episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired September 11, 1994. ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ...

External links

  • Marge Simpson at TheSimpsons.com
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Marge's family are fairly recent immigrants, although she claims to be a third-generation Springfielder.
Marge claims her greatest moment of stardom was back in high school when she and her friend on the school paper, Chloe, busted a younger Moe Szyslak, who was a cafeteria worker and had spat in some soup to "teach them to give him his first job outta prison!"
Marge became pregnant with her first child, Bart, in her mid or late twenties; in response, she and Homer married, in a low-budget wedding at a combined wedding chapel and casino across the state line.
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