Marge discovered this one day and developed aerophobia. [4] She has a pair of sisters, the joyless Patty and Selma, both of whom vocally disapprove of Homer. After hearing her parents voicing their negative opinions about Homer, she took her own car and went back to give him a ride. 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. He found Marge with Selma and an angry Patty, who berated him. "[1] Marge was designed with shorter hair in the flashback sequences to make her appear younger. Marge was devastated when she read his farewell note. "And Maggie Makes Three" is the thirteenth episode of Season 6 … When he cannot remember, Marge yells that it is in May. In 1980, Homer worked at a mini-golf course while dating Marge. 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"[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. 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. "[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. [10] In the season eighteen episode "Marge Gamer" she states that she and actor Randy Quaid share the same birthdate (October 1). [87], In April 2004, Marge appeared on the cover of Maxim. 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". [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. It's a nice family scene. 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. 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". Homer: “Lord help me, I’m just not that bright.” Marge: “Oh Homer, don’t say that. She once said "I know Bart can be a handful, but I also know what he's like inside. In "The Springfield Connection" (season six, 1995), Marge decided that she needed more excitement in her life and became a police officer. [44], Marge is more caring, understanding, and nurturing toward Bart than Homer, but she refers to him as "a handful" and is often embarrassed by his antics. 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. Homer Simpson “Arrgh, Homer! [19][20], Marge debuted with the rest of the Simpson family on April 19, 1987, in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night". "I will not torment the emotionally frail". With her husband Homer, she has three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. [79] The stamps, designed by Matt Groening, were made available for purchase on May 7, 2009. One questionable parenting move that Marge Simpson tends She also wrote to Starr, but only received a reply 25 years later. The article included the following passage: "She loves America's Funniest Home Videos but remains baffled after sampling The Simpsons. Homer clumsily attempts to build Marge a spice rack. [91], Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, "Marjorie Simpson" redirects here. 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. [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. 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. 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. She was then hired by Mr. Burns to paint a portrait of the tycoon. I am looking at a picture of you ... depicted on a plastic cup ... with your blue hair filled with pink birds peeking out all over. [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. In August 1981, Marge felt sick and told Homer she might be pregnant. [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. "[1], The title of the episode is a reference to the American television series I Married Joan. "I Married Marge" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' third season. Following complaints, 20th Century Fox sent a letter to the event organizers ordering that the episode not be shown due to copyright laws. An original idea the animators had for when Marge walked through doorways was that her hair would be forced down as she walked through, then once clear of the door, it would spring back and forth. He's got a spark. [4] A poster of Farrah Fawcett, a cast member of Charlie's Angels, hangs on the wall in Barney's apartment. 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. [16] To draw Marge, the animators generally start off with a sphere, similar to the way Lisa and Maggie are drawn. 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. [36] The issue was resolved a month later,[37] and Kavner earned $250,000 per episode. "[16][17][18] Marge's beehive hairstyle was inspired by the titular Bride in Bride of Frankenstein and the style that Margaret Groening wore during the 1960s, although her hair was never blue. "[30][31] Kavner takes recording sessions seriously and feels that voice acting is "a little more limiting than live acting. [6][7], Homer's encounter with the doughnut delivery man is a reference to a scene in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. [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). Commentary for ", Archer, Wes; Groening, Matt; Kirkland, Mark. [77] In 2004, Marge appeared on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom for the Alternative Christmas message, which is annually broadcast at the same time that Queen Elizabeth II gives her Christmas message. After Homer ends his flashback, he tells Bart, Lisa and Maggie he is blessed to have such children. Homer and Marge is a parody song sung by "Weird Al" Yankovic for Homer in the episode Three Gays of the Condo. [88] She also appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Playboy, becoming the first cartoon character to appear on the cover. [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. However, she regretted going with Artie when he started to pressure her to have sex after prom. (Fox, 1997) Untrimmed cel measures 16.5 x 13.5 in. [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. [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. Marge over-mothers Maggie, which causes her to become too clingy and dependent on Marge. Marge's distinctive blue beehive hairstyle was inspired by a combination of the Bride's in Bride of Frankenstein and the style that Margaret Groening wore in the 1960s. [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". Marge and the Simpson family remained the main characters on this new show. Love challenges? Homer returned home to learn Marge was in labor at the hospital. Marge was named after Groening's mother Margaret "Marge" Groening, who has said she bears little similarity to the character, stating, "It's really weird to have people think you're a cartoon. "[41] Episodes that depict marital problems have become more frequent in recent seasons of the show. 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. I foolishly didn't know you had one. [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. In the episode, Marge worries that she may be pregnant again and visits Dr. Hibbert's office. "A Bit From the Animators", Illustrated Commentary for ", Brooks, James L. (2004). Clearly you are setting a good example for the rest of the country. Burns?" 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. Lynch thought it was nice to see Marge in a "younger, more attractive mode, and sort of watching her progress through pregnancy. "It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen," she says, "but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean. The episode was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Jeffrey Lynch. The episode "That '90s Show" (season 19, 2008) contradicted much of the established back-story; for example, it was revealed that Marge and Homer were childless in the early 1990s although past episodes had suggested Bart and Lisa were born in the 1980s.[6]. Matt Groening first conceived Marge and the rest of the Simpson family in 1986 in the lobby of producer James L. Brooks' office. $200 - $300 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 the episode, Marge worries that she may be pregnant again and visits Dr. Hibbert's office. 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". 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. [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.? Image size is 9 in. Marge's mother Jacqueline and twin sisters Patty and Selma disapproved of Homer's lack of prospects and unattractive physical appearance. Burns was so impressed that he hired Homer on the spot. "I Married Marge" was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Jeffrey Lynch. While she is gone, Homer tells Bart, Lisa and Maggie the story of their marriage and Bart's birth. [4] Marge and Homer sing along to "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone in the car. During a pay dispute in 1998, Fox threatened to replace the six main voice actors with new actors, going as far as preparing to cast new voices. (2005). Homer applied for a job at the power plant again, telling Mr. Burns he would be the perfect employee due to his unwavering subservience. [10][11], Since airing, the episode has received very positive reviews from television critics. Marge is the matriarch of the Simpson family. Homer and Marge Simpson are some of the most beloved characters on TV. 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. In very fine condition. This was never used. Breaking up with her, or losing her if something terrible occured to her or if she fell for a new man, would be a dark end to an otherwise triumphant effort. marge interfaces directly with HOMER to construct queries, execute motif enrichment searches, and organize results. [2] Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 is heard when Homer looks for a new job. [68] Still in 2004, Marge was ranked third in a poll conducted by the Opinion Research Company. The episode also expands upon the family's origins as a result of Marge falling pregnant with Bart, briefly referred to in "The Way We Was", and introduces key moments, such as Bart's conception at a Mini-Golf course, which would ultimately become a major part of the series' canon. [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. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 26, 1991. In the episode, Marge decides to get liposuction, thinking that Homer does not find her attractive anymore. Marge and Homer’s original wedding might not have been anything too romantic, but their experience on prom night was definitely one of the most memorable moments in the show’s history. He also compares Marge's good looks to Princess Leia and her intelligence to Yoda, two characters from the film. Maggie hops onto the couch and joins them, striking the same pose. Groening had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. [5] While exiting the movie theater, Homer spoils the ending of The Empire Strikes Back for dozens of moviegoers awaiting the next show. [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. Marjorie Bouvier Simpson[1] (née Bouvier) is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family. 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. [14] While Marge has never expressed discontent with her role as a homemaker, she has become bored with it. [58] In 2000, Marge and the rest of the Simpson family were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard. The crossword clue 'Bart Simpson, to Marge and Homer' published 1 time⁄s and has 1 unique answer⁄s on our system. [11] However, she has held several one-episode jobs in the course of the series. [90] Darine Stern's picture on the October 1971 cover served as the inspiration for Playboy's November 2009 cover. "[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]. [53] While Marge has learned to cope with her addiction, it has never completely disappeared and remains an underlying problem that is referenced occasionally on the show. [53] Marge is the only member of the family who encourages, and often forces, church attendance. [84][85] Marge also plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. [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. 27. "[31] In The Simpsons Movie, some scenes, such as Marge's video message to Homer, were recorded over one hundred times, leaving Kavner exhausted. [3] She was raised by her parents, Jacqueline and Clancy Bouvier. [35], Until 1998, Kavner was paid $30,000 per episode. Her hair is then drawn on top as a long tube coming out of the sphere. "[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. [4] It was revealed in "Fear of Flying" (season six, 1994) that Clancy told Marge that he was a pilot, but in reality, he was a flight attendant. Kavner had been part of the regular cast of The Tracey Ullman Show. 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. [70] AOL has named Marge the 24th "Most Memorable Female TV Character". Voiced by Julie Kavner, she first appeared on television in The Tracey Ullman Show short "Good Night" on April 19, 1987. "[32], Marge's raspy voice is only slightly different from Kavner's, who has a "honeyed gravel voice"[33] which she says is due to "a bump on [her] vocal cords. [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. 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. Marge has been nonworking for most of the series, choosing to be a homemaker and take care of her family. Check out 'Daily Celebrity' answers for TODAY! The eyes are then drawn, with one roughly in the middle of the sphere, and the other to the front side of the head. 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. "Bush vs. Simpson", in, "Questions for Matt Groening–Screen Dreams", "The real people behind Homer Simpson and family", "D'oh! The family (except Maggie) cartwheel into place and strikes a pose. He felt that they could achieve a "deeper vein" of comedy in an episode where Marge has a nervous breakdown, and James L. Brooks quickly approved. On October 9, Bush sent a reply: "Dear Marge, How kind of you to write. She tells Lisa, "There has to be more life than just what we see, everyone needs something to believe in. [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. [3] While she usually takes her family's problems with good humor, in "Homer Alone" (season three, 1992), her workload and resultant stress caused her to have a mental breakdown. "[45] Marge has a good relationship with Lisa and the two are shown to get along quite well. After appearing on The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, the Simpson family received their own series on Fox, which debuted December 17, 1989. 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