"And Maggie Makes Three" is the thirteenth episode of Season 6 … Nina Foch as Marge, Alex's Mother r college, he settled in Chicago with his wife Marge and opened a spring manufacturing business. Homer and Marge Simpson are some of the most beloved characters on TV. When he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights, Groening decided to go in another direction and hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, naming the character… Matt Groening first conceived Marge and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986 in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks' office. "I Married Marge" was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Jeffrey Lynch. Homer returned home to learn Marge was in labor at the hospital. [24], The entire Simpson family was designed so that they would be recognizable in silhouette. Kavner has won several awards for voicing Marge, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992. Welcome, welcome! In the episode, Marge worries that she may be pregnant again and visits Dr. Hibbert's office. "[14] Molly Griffin of The Observer said "I Married Marge" is one of the season three episodes that turned the show into "the cultural force it is today". "[73], —Marge Simpson in her letter to Barbara Bush[74], The edition of October 1, 1990 of People included an interview with then-First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush. [49] It was finally revealed that Clancy died of lung cancer in season 27 episode "Puffless".[50]. "Bush vs. Simpson", in, "Questions for Matt Groening–Screen Dreams", "The real people behind Homer Simpson and family", "D'oh! [5] While exiting the movie theater, Homer spoils the ending of The Empire Strikes Back for dozens of moviegoers awaiting the next show. storyline in Dallas in 1980, which would later provide inspiration for the two-part "Who Shot Mr. In "Lisa the Skeptic" (season nine, 1997), an "angel skeleton" is discovered, much to the skepticism of Lisa. With her husband Homer, she has three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. [19][20], Marge debuted with the rest of the Simpson family on April 19, 1987, in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night". The way I see it, if you raised three children who can knock out and hog tie a perfect stranger you must be doing something right.” 28. These include working as a nuclear technician alongside Homer at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in "Marge Gets a Job" (season four, 1992);[11] selling houses in "Realty Bites" (season nine, 1997);[12] owning her own pretzel business in "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" (season eight, 1997),[13] and working at an erotic bakery in "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes" (season 20, 2008). Marge over-mothers Maggie, which causes her to become too clingy and dependent on Marge. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Kavner and fellow cast member Dan Castellaneta to voice Marge and Homer rather than hire more actors. "[34] While Marge is her most famous character, Kavner's favorite characters to voice are Patty and Selma because "they're really funny and sad at the same time. [48] In "Jazzy and the Pussycats" (season 18, 2006), Homer casually mentions that they once attended his funeral. Bill Oakley believes that the "junior" writers are usually given Marge episodes because he and writing partner Josh Weinstein were given several to write during their first season. "[1] Marge was designed with shorter hair in the flashback sequences to make her appear younger. The next day, Homer is dirty and disheveled, and begs Marge to take him back, saying the one thing he can offer her that nobody else can is "complete and utter dependence." In the episode The Way We Was , Marge tells the kids how she and Homer first met. Love challenges? Marge is a very talented painter. [26] Groening's original plan for Marge's hair was that it would conceal large, Life in Hell-esque rabbit ears. It's not a bad thing ... Of course, it makes him do bad things. He named the character after his mother Margaret Groening. [28][29] Part of Kavner's contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video and she rarely performs Marge's voice in public because she believes it "destroys the illusion. [84][85] Marge also plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. [25] The family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up; instead, they just traced over his drawings. One night, Marge and Homer saw The Empire Strikes Back (whose twist ending Homer inadvertently ruined for the next audience) and made out inside a golf course castle. Check out 'Daily Celebrity' answers for TODAY! However, she regretted going with Artie when he started to pressure her to have sex after prom. In one episode of the Simpsons, a bizarre set of circumstances leads from Homer's discovering his own confidence in the bowling alley to him almost killing himself and Marge on a … The family (except Maggie) cartwheel into place and strikes a pose. She was also nominated for an Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for her performance in The Simpsons Movie. While she is gone, Homer tells Bart, Lisa and Maggie the story of their marriage and Bart's birth. He was rejected because Smithers favored two other applicants who happened to be his old college fraternity brothers. He's got a spark. [12] The authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, thought it was a "moving" episode with "plenty of great setpieces". [67] In a 2004 poll in the United Kingdom, Marge was named the "most respected mother" by respondents. This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 23:54. [2] Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 is heard when Homer looks for a new job. [41][42][43] One of the first such episodes to depict this is "Secrets of a Successful Marriage" (season five, 1994), where Homer starts teaching an education class on how to build a successful marriage. She is a forgiving, loving person ... absolutely saintly. She is often portrayed as a stereotypical television mother and is often included on lists of top "TV moms". It was the second flashback episode of The Simpsons and a sequel to the previous one, "The Way We Was", which tells the story of how Homer and Marge met in high school. (Fox, 1997) Untrimmed cel measures 16.5 x 13.5 in. She was then hired by Mr. Burns to paint a portrait of the tycoon. Marge worries she may be pregnant again after a home pregnancy test is inconclusive, so she drives to Dr. Hibbert's office to take another test. I foolishly didn't know you had one. Marge and the Simpson family remained the main characters on this new show. From Homer Simpson To Artie Ziff: 10 Men Who Could Have Been With Marge, Ranked Marge had many suitors pop up over the years, but they weren't all … The crossword clue 'Bart Simpson, to Marge and Homer' published 1 time⁄s and has 1 unique answer⁄s on our system. She then told Homer she should've gone to the prom with him and he fixes her snapped shoulder strap with the corsage. [36] The issue was resolved a month later,[37] and Kavner earned $250,000 per episode. He is at first unsuccessful, but gains the interest of the class when he starts giving away family secrets, many of which concern Marge. In "Homer the Heretic" (season four, 1992), Homer starts skipping church and Marge tells him "don't make me choose between my man and my God, because you just can't win.". Groening had been called to pitch a series of animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show, and had intended to present an adaptation of his Life in Hell comic strip. When he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights, Groening decided to go in another direction[16] and hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, naming the characters after members of his own family. "[47] Marge's late father Clancy is rarely referred to in the series and has had speaking parts in only two episodes. Pac-Man. The sign outside the wedding chapel resembles Vegas Vic from the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas. [13] Nate Meyers of Digitally Obsessed rated it a 5 (of 5), and highlighted the scenes with Marge's sisters Patty and Selma, "barraging Homer with insults", as the "funniest moments" of the episode. Burns?" For years he has been ridiculed by Marge's family for not living up to their standards and, for the most part, has taken it in stride. Homer was not thrilled when Dr. Hibbert confirmed this. In "The Springfield Connection" (season six, 1995), Marge decided that she needed more excitement in her life and became a police officer. Marge arrives home with the news that she is not pregnant and high-fives Homer. [79] The stamps, designed by Matt Groening, were made available for purchase on May 7, 2009. "[75] The writers decided to respond by privately sending a polite letter on September 28 to Bush where they posed as Marge Simpson. [87], In April 2004, Marge appeared on the cover of Maxim. [69] In May 2012, Marge was one of the 12 moms chosen by users of iVillage on their list of "Mommy Dearest: The TV Moms You Love". 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. Through it all, Marge has remained faithful to Homer, despite temptations to the contrary such as the one in "Life on the Fast Lane" (season one, 1990), where she resists the charming Frenchman Jacques and instead chooses to remain with Homer. Heaven knows we're far from perfect and, if truth be known, maybe just a wee bit short from normal; but as, Groening, Matt; Oakley, Bill. Homer and Marge is a parody song sung by "Weird Al" Yankovic for Homer in the episode Three Gays of the Condo. Homer has an on-and-off relationship with his wife Marge. [3], The staff were concerned over the animation of the characters' eyes in the episode, as the pupils were larger than normal, making the characters look "stoned", and the eyeballs were "too round" and large. In "The Way We Was" (season two, 1991), it is revealed via flashback that Marge attended Springfield High School, and in her final year met Homer Simpson, after they both were sent to detention—Homer for smoking in the bathroom with Barney, and Marge for burning her bra in a feminist protest. After the two had been dating for several years, Marge discovered she was pregnant with Bart, and she and Homer were married in a small wedding chapel across the state line. During this episode (Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore), Lisa questions Homer's memory of Marge's birthday. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 26, 1991. [30] After salary re-negotiations in 2008, the voice actors receive approximately $400,000 per episode. Homer applied for a job at the power plant again, telling Mr. Burns he would be the perfect employee due to his unwavering subservience. In season one (1990) episodes "Life on the Fast Lane" and "Some Enchanted Evening", Marge was said to be 34. The episode was the first of three about the births of the Simpsons children, this one covering Bart's birth, with Lisa's covered in "Lisa's First Word" in the fourth season, and Maggie's covered in the sixth-season episode "And Maggie Makes Three". Kavner had been part of the regular cast of The Tracey Ullman Show. [3] She was raised by her parents, Jacqueline and Clancy Bouvier. Maggie hops onto the couch and joins them, striking the same pose. She forgives and she makes her own mistakes. [58] In 2004, Kavner and Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer) won a Young Artist Award for "Most Popular Mom & Dad in a TV Series". Groening had been called to pitch a series of animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show, and had intended to present an adaptation of his Life in Hell comic strip. Julie Kavner, who was a member of the original cast of The Tracey Ullman Show, was asked to voice Marge so that more voice actors would not be needed. While anxiously waiting at home, Homer tells Bart, Lisa, and Maggie the story of his and Marge's marriage and Bart's birth. [27], Marge's voice is performed by Julie Kavner, who also does the voices of Marge's mother Jacqueline and her sisters Patty and Selma. (2005). [15], Matt Groening first conceived Marge and the rest of the Simpson family in 1987 in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks' office. Her hair is then drawn on top as a long tube coming out of the sphere. [23] During the third season of the show, most of the writers focused on Bart and Homer, so David M. Stern decided to write a Marge episode, which became "Homer Alone" (season three, 1992). [71] Her relationship with Homer was included in TV Guide's list of "The Best TV Couples of All Time". In 2000, Marge, along with the rest of her family, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lynch thought it was nice to see Marge in a "younger, more attractive mode, and sort of watching her progress through pregnancy. [60][61] Kavner's emotional performance in the movie got positive reviews and one critic said she "gave what must be the most heartfelt performance ever. [2] Executive producer Sam Simon was concerned that the writers were being "inefficient" with the episode; he thought the three plots of Homer and Marge's marriage, the birth of Bart, and Homer getting his job should have been extended into three episodes instead of one. The eyes are then drawn, with one roughly in the middle of the sphere, and the other to the front side of the head. “Homer” and “Marge” limited edition cel from The Simpsons. She was ranked first on Entertainment Weekly's list in 1994;[64] first on Fox News' list in 2005;[65] eighth on CityNews' list in 2008;[66] and was included in Time's list of the "10 Best Moms Ever". Celebrating the Star Wars/Simpsons Connection", "Simpsons' third box set charming, feature-filled", "The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season (1991)", "The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=I_Married_Marge&oldid=1001040228, Articles with dead external links from June 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [83] Besides the television series, Marge regularly appears in issues of Simpsons Comics, which were first published on November 29, 1993, and are issued monthly. [53] Marge is the only member of the family who encourages, and often forces, church attendance. Considering Louie outfitted the windows with bars also suggests the imprisonment was premeditated and Louie didn't plan to free Homer or the other men. But their relationship has been through some rough patches. She was at first wary of Homer, but agreed to go to the prom with him, although she ended up going with Artie Ziff after Homer received tutoring lessons as a means to get to know her better, while knowing that she needed to sleep for a school meet. Marge is the moralistic force in her family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the Simpson household. [9] In "Regarding Margie" (season 17, 2006), Homer mentioned that Marge was his age, meaning she could have been anywhere between 36 and 40. Homer returns to his family after having an adorable bonding moment with Maggie. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marge_Simpson&oldid=1001967883, Fictional American municipal police officers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 05:07. Since he loved Marge, he proposed marriage to her and she accepted. Homer Simpson “Arrgh, Homer! [59] For her performance in The Simpsons Movie, Kavner was nominated for "Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature" at the 2007 Annie Awards, but lost to Ian Holm from Ratatouille. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, the Simpson family received their own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989. The Springfield Isotopes 's star first baseman is having marital problems, so when he sees Homer and Marge kissing on the Jumbotron, he asks them for advice, but when Homer is later caught giving a neck massage to the player's wife, they break up again - and it is hard for them to give advice when they are not talking to each other themselves. [70] AOL has named Marge the 24th "Most Memorable Female TV Character". On October 9, Bush sent a reply: "Dear Marge, How kind of you to write. People feel these are real people. The animation artists at the animation studio in South Korea, where much of the animation process takes place, had begun stenciling the eyes with a template, which according to Lynch resulted in "strangely round eyes which look a little too big sometimes and much too perfect. Marge maintains a good relationship with her mother Jacqueline and her sisters Patty and Selma, though they disapprove of Homer and are vocal about it. As with many Simpsons characters, Marge's age and birthday changes to serve the story. [9] Marge's voice actor, Julie Kavner, received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 for her performance in the episode. [6][7], Homer's encounter with the doughnut delivery man is a reference to a scene in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Marge has tolerated their criticism, but has occasionally lost patience with them, once referring to them as "ghouls. She once said "I know Bart can be a handful, but I also know what he's like inside. Politically, Marge generally aligns with the Democratic Party, having supported the candidacy of her state's progressive governor Mary Bailey,[57] and voted for Jimmy Carter in both of his presidential elections. "[41] Episodes that depict marital problems have become more frequent in recent seasons of the show. [11] She was also deeply affected by the death of Lyndon B. Johnson, to the point where she wanted him to be alive so badly that she kept seeing him everywhere she looked. In the episode, Marge decides to get liposuction, thinking that Homer does not find her attractive anymore. It features cultural references to The Empire Strikes Back, Charlie's Angels, and Ms. Pac-Man. It acquired a Nielsen rating of 11.9 and was the highest-rated show on Fox the week it aired. [8] When Homer is working at the Gulp N' Blow, he is wearing an "I Shot J.R." T-Shirt, a reference to the Who Shot J.R.? And I have nothing to do with my character's movement. Commentary for ", Archer, Wes; Groening, Matt; Kirkland, Mark. At first, Marge does not see that as a benefit, but eventually admits that he "really [does] make a gal feel needed. He also compares Marge's good looks to Princess Leia and her intelligence to Yoda, two characters from the film. [39], Marge is generally a stereotypical sitcom mother, and she also plays the "long-suffering wife" who puts up with the antics of her children and her oafish husband. The article included the following passage: "She loves America's Funniest Home Videos but remains baffled after sampling The Simpsons. [91], Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, "Marjorie Simpson" redirects here. Voiced by Julie Kavner, she first appeared on television in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. During the ride, he tells her he will hug her and kiss her and never be able to let her go. [7][8] In "Homer's Paternity Coot" (season 17, 2006), Marge states that Emerald would have been her birthstone if she had been born three months later, placing her birthday sometime in February. $200 - $300 As Lisa rants about the people who believe it is an angel, Marge informs her that she also believes it is an angel. "Large Marge" is the fourth episode of the fourteenth season of the American animated television sitcom The Simpsons.It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 24, 2002. Which is very un-Simpsons like. Since airing, "I Married Marge" has received mostly positive reviews from television critics. The song that it is parodying is John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane," a song that, ironically, Mellencamp initially turned "Weird Al" down for on a track on his first album originally titled "Chuck and Diane" but became the "Buckingham Blues". [38] Three years later, with Fox threatening to cancel the series unless production costs were cut, Kavner and the other cast members accepted a 30 percent pay cut, down to just over $300,000 per episode. After hearing her parents voicing their negative opinions about Homer, she took her own car and went back to give him a ride. Fed up with her disrespect, Homer angrily told Patty and her family to show him some respect since he now had a well-paying job – news which delighted Marge right before she gave birth to Bart. 4 Marge Simpson Is A Bully To Homer Homer Simpson might not be the brightest person in Springfield but he is one of the more sincere characters on the show. Marge's mother Jacqueline and twin sisters Patty and Selma disapproved of Homer's lack of prospects and unattractive physical appearance. [2] At the beginning of his story, Homer mentions the band Supertramp, and their popularity in the time period. When he cannot remember, Marge yells that it is in May. [10] In the season eighteen episode "Marge Gamer" she states that she and actor Randy Quaid share the same birthdate (October 1). She also wrote to Starr, but only received a reply 25 years later. After Homer ends his flashback, he tells Bart, Lisa and Maggie he is blessed to have such children. [15], In his book Drawn to Television – Prime-time Animation from the Flintstones to Family Guy, Keith Booker wrote: "The episode details in a rather sentimental fashion the early struggles of the irresponsible Homer to support his new family [...] Such background episodes add an extra dimension to the portrayal of the animated Simpson family, making them seem oddly real and adding weight to their status as a family with a long history together. Marge has been nonworking for most of the series, choosing to be a homemaker and take care of her family. The gag was intended to be revealed in the final episode of the series, but was scrapped early on due to inconsistencies, and also to the fact that rabbit ears would be too fictitious even for The Simpsons. In 1982, when Homer and Marge's newly purchased baby supplies and Marge's wedding ring were repossessed, Homer left to find steady work, hoping to return once able to support his family. Marge discovered this one day and developed aerophobia. [16] To draw Marge, the animators generally start off with a sphere, similar to the way Lisa and Maggie are drawn. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 26, 1991. [5] Bart was born soon after, and the couple bought their first house. In several episodes, events have been linked to specific time periods, although this timeline has been contradicted in subsequent episodes. The cover and a three-page picture spread, as well as a story inside entitled The Devil in Marge Simpson, commemorated the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons,[89] but as also part of a plan to appeal to younger readers, a decision which has been criticised due to a page in which the character is depicted nude. Pete Oliva of North Texas Daily praised the writers for providing back stories that are "believable" and do not feel "contrived or hastily thought through". [2] When Homer returns to the power plant to apply for a job the second time, Mr. Burns is seen playing the arcade game Ms. "[31] In The Simpsons Movie, some scenes, such as Marge's video message to Homer, were recorded over one hundred times, leaving Kavner exhausted. [21] In 1989, the shorts were adapted into The Simpsons, a half-hour series airing on the Fox Network. Meyers added: "The episode's climax is a great moment for Homer and fans of the show. She has appeared in other media relating to The Simpsons—including video games, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Ride, commercials, and comic books—and inspired an entire line of merchandise. [4], In its original American broadcast on December 26, 1991, "I Married Marge" finished 27th in the ratings for the week of December 23–29, 1991, with a Nielsen rating of 11.9, equivalent to approximately 11 million viewing households. Jacobson went on to say he enjoyed the flashback concept and that the episode develops the characters "nicely" and gives the viewers "a good sense for the era in which it takes place". It's a nice family scene. [4] Marge and Homer sing along to "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone in the car. [56] Marge also has a bit of a drinking problem with wine, though not nearly as problematic as her husband Homer's drunkenness, it is still a prevalent topic in quite a few episodes. Please forgive a loose tongue. Evidently, you and your charming family — Lisa, Homer, Bart and Maggie — are camping out. "I Married Marge" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' third season. [63], Marge has been ranked highly in lists of the top television mothers of all time. Marge admits that she "put[s] up with a lot in [their] marriage," and has left Homer or thrown him out of the house on several occasions. When Marge is suspected to be pregnant, Bart wants to name the baby after rapper Kool Moe Dee, while Lisa wants to name her after Ariel, from The Little Mermaid. [8] The episode marks the first appearance of Burns's assistant Smithers's first name, Waylon, which comes from the puppeteer Wayland Flowers. [4] She has a pair of sisters, the joyless Patty and Selma, both of whom vocally disapprove of Homer. [45] In "Marge Be Not Proud" (season seven, 1995), she felt she was mothering Bart too much and started acting more distant towards him after he was caught shoplifting. (2004). Marge is the matriarch of the Simpson family. Burns was so impressed that he hired Homer on the spot. [86], Marge appeared in a 2005 advertisement for Dove Styling, where her normal beehive hair was exchanged for a more stylish look for a series of ads featuring several popular cartoon women. They married in a seedy wedding chapel across the state line and spent their wedding night on the living room couch at Marge's family's house. "I Married Marge" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' third season. Clearly you are setting a good example for the rest of the country. 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"[52] She often provides a voice of reason for the town itself, but many of the townspeople are frustrated or contemptuous of her failure to recognize or react correctly to breaches of social norms. [90] Darine Stern's picture on the October 1971 cover served as the inspiration for Playboy's November 2009 cover. You didn't have to make it so graphic!” Marge scolding Homer, for talking about how they 'made' Maggie. He found Marge with Selma and an angry Patty, who berated him. [88] She also appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Playboy, becoming the first cartoon character to appear on the cover. "[62] Various episodes in which Marge is prominently featured have been nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, including "The Way We Weren't" in 2004 and "Life on the Fast Lane", which won the award in 1990. [11] However, she has held several one-episode jobs in the course of the series. 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