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Barbara Pierce Bush was the wife of former President George H. W. Bush. She was seen living in the White House,[1] and later moved into the house across the road from the Simpsons with her husband.[2] She reflected some of her views during her husband's presidency, particularly when Bush Sr. was known for making the remark that "America needs to be a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons". Barbara Bush had taken a softer stance to The Simpsons, saying that she would have enjoyed inviting Marge Simpson to a dinner at the White House if it was physically possible. She is shocked that when the Simpsons are touring the White House they feel entitled to go into the private quarters of the presidential family and that they see her in the bathtub. Despite being rightfully annoyed at first, Mrs. Bush softens her tone when she sees the Simpsons are wearing VIP badges. Later, Barbara Bush is much more courteous, making friends with Marge and she gets along quite well with Bart Simpson, despite the fact that Bart is a nuisance to her husband. Both Marge and Barbara are annoyed by the fact their husbands bicker and eventually fight, agreeing that both men act in a pig-headed manner.

Criticism of The Simpsons

The real Barbara Bush infamously called The Simpsons "the dumbest thing [she] had ever seen" in an interview with People magazine.[3] In response Marge wrote a letter to Barbara Bush.



  1. Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
  2. Two Bad Neighbors
  3. In the Eye of the Storm. People Magazine (1990-10-01). Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
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