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{{Character
 
{{Character
 
|name = Elizabeth Hoover, B.Ed.
 
|name = Elizabeth Hoover, B.Ed.
|image = [[File:Misshoover img.png|100px]]
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|image = [[File:Elizabeth_hoover.png|thumb|254px]]
 
|sex = {{Female}}
 
|sex = {{Female}}
 
|status= {{Alive}}
 
|status= {{Alive}}
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|hair = Brown, formerly blue and red
|hair = Brown from Season 4 onwards<br>Blue prior to Season 3 <br> Orange originally from Season 2
 
|job = Teacher at [[Springfield Elementary]]
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|job = Teacher at [[Springfield Elementary School]]
 
|relatives = '''Boyfriend:''' Unnamed<br>'''Lover:''' [[Jonathan Frink]]<ref>[[Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4]]</ref>
 
|relatives = '''Boyfriend:''' Unnamed<br>'''Lover:''' [[Jonathan Frink]]<ref>[[Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4]]</ref>
|appearance = "[[Bart the General]]" (name) "[[Brush with Greatness]]" (real)
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|appearance = "[[Brush with Greatness]]"
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|mentioned = "[[Bart the General]]"
|voiced by = [[Maggie Roswell]]<br> [[Marcia Mitzman Gaven]]
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|voiced by = [[Maggie Roswell]]<br>[[Marcia Mitzman Gaven]]
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|alias = Mommy (By [[Ralph Wiggum]])}}'''Elizabeth Hoover, B.Ed.''' (also known as '''Miss Hoover''') is a recurring character on ''[[The Simpsons]]''. She is a second grade teacher at [[Springfield Elementary School]].
 
'''Elizabeth Hoover, B.Ed.''' (a.k.a '''Miss Hoover''') is a Second Grade teacher at [[Springfield Elementary School]]. Hoover is single and hates her job.
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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[[File:Elizabeth_Hoover_Miss_Hoover_Blue_Hair.png|thumb|Mrs. Hoover with blue hair]]
Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and is therefore unable to retain an enthusiastic attitude toward her job, although she does show premises of it on some occasions. As much as Hoover is concerned for the future of the children (as opposed to [[Edna]], who doesn't seem to care the slightest), she seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. She is often seen smoking even while teaching, once even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. She also occasionally drinks on the job. Once she was granted tenure, she willingly turned over her teaching responsibilities to [[Ralph Wiggum]].
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Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and is therefore unable to retain an enthusiastic attitude toward her job, although she does show premises of it on some occasions. As much as Hoover is concerned for the future of the children (as opposed to [[Edna]], who doesn't seem to care the slightest), she hates her job and seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. Hoover is often seen smoking even while teaching, even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. She also occasionally drinks on the job. Once she was granted tenure, she willingly turned over her teaching responsibilities to [[Ralph Wiggum]].
   
 
Her desperate attempts to regain her stability include rushing out of class to recite "Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean" with her eyes closed, and even, on two occasions, getting into her car and driving off (although one of those instances also had to do with a teacher's strike that Edna proposed).
 
Her desperate attempts to regain her stability include rushing out of class to recite "Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean" with her eyes closed, and even, on two occasions, getting into her car and driving off (although one of those instances also had to do with a teacher's strike that Edna proposed).
   
She was replaced by a substitute teacher, [[Mr. Bergstrom]] when she thought she had Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the children thought meant that she was both "faking it" and "crazy."
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She was replaced by a substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, when she thought of being diagnosed with Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the kids thought meant that she was ''"faking it"'' and ''"crazy"''.
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She seems to have a better handle on Bart that Edna does, but this can be attributed to the fact that she likely was his teacher back when he was in second grade.
   
She also seemed to be dangerously unaware of how a teacher is supposed to act and is gullible at times relating to teaching. This trait was especially evident when [[Homer Simpson]], who was a newly-made teacher at the Springfield Adult Education center, was speeding and driving red lights while behaving as though being a teacher made him entitled to do such a thing: Hoover, who briefly witnessed, and heard, Homer's behavior, felt that she must be entitled to do the same, and began to do the same reckless behavior. She also appears to be somewhat resistant to injury, as she was hurled head-first out of the teachers lounge during a mass brawl after Mike called Edna's fourth grade students suck, but simply got back up, straightened her shirt and went back inside to resume fighting. Despite her negative attitude towards teaching, she has demonstrated considerable skill in math, being able to calculate 926 dollars simply by leafing through them.
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She also seemed to be dangerously unaware of how a teacher is supposed to act and is gullible at times relating to teaching. This trait was especially evident when [[Homer Simpson]], who was a newly-made teacher at the Springfield Adult Education center, was speeding and driving red lights while behaving as though being a teacher made him entitled to do such a thing: Hoover, who briefly witnessed, and heard, Homer's behavior, felt that she must be entitled to do the same thing, and began to do the same reckless behavior. She also was not above sleeping in class, which [[Nelson Muntz]] once exploited by doodling a message saying "Insert Booze Here" with an arrow pointing to her mouth.<ref>''[[The Girl on The Bus]]''</ref> She also appears to be somewhat resistant to injury, as she was hurled head-first out of the teachers lounge during a massive brawl after Mike called Edna's fourth grade students suck, but simply got back up, straightened her blouse and went back inside to resume fighting. Despite her negative attitude towards teaching, she has demonstrated considerable skill in math, being able to calculate 926 dollars simply by leafing through them - though this could also be meant to imply that she has extensive experience with illicit, cash-only transactions.
   
 
===Romances===
 
===Romances===
*Ms. Hoover had a one-time date with [[Apu]]<ref>[[The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons]]</ref>, and made out with [[Groundskeeper Willie]]<ref>[[24 Minutes]]</ref>.
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*In "[[The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons]]", Hoover had a one-time date with [[Apu]].
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*In "[[24 Minutes]]", she is seen making out with [[Groundskeeper Willie]].
*Miss Hoover also had a cameo appearance with a boyfriend in church in [[My Sister, My Sitter]]<ref>[[My Sister, My Sitter]]</ref>.
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*Hoover also had a cameo appearance with her boyfriend in church in "[[My Sister, My Sitter]]".
 
*She was once proposed to by an unnamed man. However, she wanted to see other people and hired [[Homer]] to break them up<ref>[[Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words]]</ref>.
 
*She was once proposed to by an unnamed man. However, she wanted to see other people and hired [[Homer]] to break them up<ref>[[Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words]]</ref>.
*Ms. Hoover had a brief affair with [[Bart]] in his dreams as he was attempting to get over his ex-wife, [[Jenda]].<ref>[[Days of Future Future]]</ref>
 
*At [[Moe's Tavern]] she is seen drinking beer with [[Cletus Spuckler]].
 
*Throughout the series she has been sighted with [[Bumblebee Man]], they could have some sort of relationship or they sit next to each other.
 
   
 
==Non Canon Appearances==
 
==Non Canon Appearances==
 
{{Noncanon}}
 
{{Noncanon}}
 
===Video Games===
 
===Video Games===
In [[The Simpsons Game]], Miss Hoover is one of two characters that doesn't have any lines, even whilst exploring the town; the other being [[Lunchlady Doris]].
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In [[The Simpsons Game]], Miss Hoover is one of two characters that doesn't have any lines, even whilst exploring the town; the other being [[Lunchlady Doris|Lunch-lady Doris]].
   
 
She becomes a character in [[The Simpsons Tapped Out]], coming with the [[Ah, Fudge! Factory]] and Cocoa Beanie.
 
She becomes a character in [[The Simpsons Tapped Out]], coming with the [[Ah, Fudge! Factory]] and Cocoa Beanie.
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===Future===
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In "[[Future-Drama]]", she can be seen in [[Moe's Tavern]] with [[Edna Krabappel]] when [[Homer Simpson]] and [[Bart Simpson]] attempt to look for females.
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In "[[Days of Future Future]]", she is one of the many women Bart has a relationship with.
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At the end of "[[Flanders' Ladder]]", she is shown to be one of the many wives of [[Ned Flanders]].
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===[[Treehouse of Horror series]]===
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====[[Treehouse of Horror XX]]====
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In the second segment Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Men, she picks other student to represent the class at a reading roundup, and because of her anger, she is given detention. While in detention, she sees that Bart is there, too, upon which they concoct a plan together. During their plan, Bart tells her that he will get revenge on Miss Hoover if she gets revenge on Mrs. Krabappel for putting him in detention. Lisa ding-dong-ditches Mrs. Krabappel, but Bart kills Miss Hoover.
   
 
==Behind the Laughter==
 
==Behind the Laughter==
Ms. Hoover is voiced by [[Maggie Roswell]], and was temporarily voiced by [[Marcia Mitzman Gaven]] while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute.
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Hoover is voiced by Maggie Roswell, and was temporarily voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a salary dispute.
   
At the beginning of the second season, her hair was orange, which changed to blue during the third season, then changed to brown (her current hair color) from the fourth season onwards.
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At the beginning of the second season, her hair was orange, which changed to blue during the third season, then changed to brown (her current hair color) from the fourth season onward.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Named after Matt Groening's first grade teacher.
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*She is named after Matt Groening's first grade teacher.
*She lives next door to [[Luann Van Houten]].
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*She lives next door to The Van Houtens.
 
*In the Latin American dub, she is named Elizabeth Stricter.
 
*In the Latin American dub, she is named Elizabeth Stricter.
*In [[The Simpsons Tapped Out]], she states that she has a tramp stamp.
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*In ''[[The Simpsons Tapped Out|The Simpsons: Tapped Out]]'', she states of having a tramp stamp.
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*She has a slight New England accent in the earlier episodes.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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* {{Ep|Lard of the Dance}}
 
* {{Ep|Lard of the Dance}}
 
* {{Ep|Lisa Gets an "A"}}
 
* {{Ep|Lisa Gets an "A"}}
* {{Ep|Wild Barts Can't be Broken}}
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* {{Ep|Wild Barts Can't Be Broken}}
 
* {{Ep|Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"}}
 
* {{Ep|Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"}}
 
* {{Ep|Skinner's Sense of Snow}}
 
* {{Ep|Skinner's Sense of Snow}}
 
* {{Ep|Trilogy of Error}}
 
* {{Ep|Trilogy of Error}}
 
* {{Ep|Little Girl in the Big Ten}}
 
* {{Ep|Little Girl in the Big Ten}}
* {{Ep|Treehouse of Horror XIV }}
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* {{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XIV }}
 
* {{Ep|The President Wore Pearls}}
 
* {{Ep|Future-Drama}}
 
* {{Ep|Future-Drama}}
 
* {{Mov}}
 
* {{Mov}}
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* {{Ep|Rednecks and Broomsticks}}
 
* {{Ep|Rednecks and Broomsticks}}
 
* {{Ep|Once Upon a Time in Springfield}}
 
* {{Ep|Once Upon a Time in Springfield}}
* {{Ep|The Color Yellow}}
 
* {{Ep|Stealing First Base}}
 
 
* {{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XXI|(Tweenlight)}}
 
* {{THOH|Treehouse of Horror XXI|(Tweenlight)}}
 
* {{Ep|The Fool Monty}}
 
* {{Ep|The Fool Monty}}
* {{Ep|The Fight Before Christmas|(Lisa's dream}}
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* {{Ep|The Fight Before Christmas|(Lisa's dream)}}
 
* {{Ep|Moms I'd Like to Forget}}
 
* {{Ep|Moms I'd Like to Forget}}
 
* {{Ep|The Great Simpsina}}
 
* {{Ep|The Great Simpsina}}
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* {{Ep|Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart}}
 
* {{Ep|Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart}}
 
* {{Ep|Ned 'N Edna's Blend}}
 
* {{Ep|Ned 'N Edna's Blend}}
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* {{Ep|A Test Before Trying}}
 
* {{Ep|What Animated Women Want}}
 
* {{Ep|What Animated Women Want}}
 
* {{Ep|Pulpit Friction}}
 
* {{Ep|Pulpit Friction}}
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* {{Ep|Pay Pal}}
 
* {{Ep|Pay Pal}}
 
* {{Ep|Walking Big & Tall|(School auditorium)}}
 
* {{Ep|Walking Big & Tall|(School auditorium)}}
* {{Ep|Waiting for Duffman}}
 
 
* {{Ep|Mathlete's Feat}}
 
* {{Ep|Mathlete's Feat}}
 
* {{Ep|Cue Detective}}
 
* {{Ep|Cue Detective}}
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* {{Ep|Gal of Constant Sorrow}}
 
* {{Ep|Gal of Constant Sorrow}}
 
* {{Ep|Lisa the Veterinarian}}
 
* {{Ep|Lisa the Veterinarian}}
* {{Ep|The Burns Cage|(Seen in the school auditorium)}}
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*{{Ep|The Burns Cage|(Seen in the school auditorium)}}
 
*{{Ep|Simprovised}}
 
*{{Ep|Simprovised}}
 
*{{Ep|The Last Traction Hero}}
 
*{{Ep|The Last Traction Hero}}
* {{Game|The Simpsons: Tapped Out}}
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*{{Ep|The Serfsons}}
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*{{Ep|Fears of a Clown}}
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*{{Ep|Flanders' Ladder|(picture)}}
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*{{Ep|The Girl on The Bus|(sleeping in class)}}
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*{{Ep|The Clown Stays in the Picture|(flashback)}}
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*{{Ep|The Winter of Our Monetized Content}}
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*{{Ep|Gorillas on the Mast}}
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*{{Ep|Marge the Lumberjill}}
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*{{Ep|Hail to the Teeth}}
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*{{Ep|Frinkcoin}}
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*{{Ep|Better Off Ned (episode)}}
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*{{Ep|Highway to Well}}
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*{{Ep|Now Museum, Now You Don't (episode)}}
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*{{Game|The Simpsons: Tapped Out}}
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*{{Bon|Springfield is Not Enough!}}
 
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==Reference==
 
==Reference==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Maggie Roswell}}
 
{{Maggie Roswell}}
 
 
{{Simpsons characters}}
 
{{Simpsons characters}}
   
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Latest revision as of 00:47, 20 October 2020

Elizabeth Hoover, B.Ed. (also known as Miss Hoover) is a recurring character on The Simpsons. She is a second grade teacher at Springfield Elementary School.

Biography

Mrs. Hoover with blue hair

Miss Hoover has been worn down by her years in the public school system, and is therefore unable to retain an enthusiastic attitude toward her job, although she does show premises of it on some occasions. As much as Hoover is concerned for the future of the children (as opposed to Edna, who doesn't seem to care the slightest), she hates her job and seems overwhelmed with stress, seeking whatever remedies she can to alleviate it. Hoover is often seen smoking even while teaching, even under a "No Smoking" sign in the assembly hall. She also occasionally drinks on the job. Once she was granted tenure, she willingly turned over her teaching responsibilities to Ralph Wiggum.

Her desperate attempts to regain her stability include rushing out of class to recite "Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean" with her eyes closed, and even, on two occasions, getting into her car and driving off (although one of those instances also had to do with a teacher's strike that Edna proposed).

She was replaced by a substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, when she thought of being diagnosed with Lyme disease. It turned out that her condition was psychosomatic, which the kids thought meant that she was "faking it" and "crazy".

She seems to have a better handle on Bart that Edna does, but this can be attributed to the fact that she likely was his teacher back when he was in second grade.

She also seemed to be dangerously unaware of how a teacher is supposed to act and is gullible at times relating to teaching. This trait was especially evident when Homer Simpson, who was a newly-made teacher at the Springfield Adult Education center, was speeding and driving red lights while behaving as though being a teacher made him entitled to do such a thing: Hoover, who briefly witnessed, and heard, Homer's behavior, felt that she must be entitled to do the same thing, and began to do the same reckless behavior. She also was not above sleeping in class, which Nelson Muntz once exploited by doodling a message saying "Insert Booze Here" with an arrow pointing to her mouth.[2] She also appears to be somewhat resistant to injury, as she was hurled head-first out of the teachers lounge during a massive brawl after Mike called Edna's fourth grade students suck, but simply got back up, straightened her blouse and went back inside to resume fighting. Despite her negative attitude towards teaching, she has demonstrated considerable skill in math, being able to calculate 926 dollars simply by leafing through them - though this could also be meant to imply that she has extensive experience with illicit, cash-only transactions.

Romances

Non Canon Appearances

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Video Games

In The Simpsons Game, Miss Hoover is one of two characters that doesn't have any lines, even whilst exploring the town; the other being Lunch-lady Doris.

She becomes a character in The Simpsons Tapped Out, coming with the Ah, Fudge! Factory and Cocoa Beanie.

Future

In "Future-Drama", she can be seen in Moe's Tavern with Edna Krabappel when Homer Simpson and Bart Simpson attempt to look for females.

In "Days of Future Future", she is one of the many women Bart has a relationship with.

At the end of "Flanders' Ladder", she is shown to be one of the many wives of Ned Flanders.

Treehouse of Horror series

Treehouse of Horror XX

In the second segment Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Men, she picks other student to represent the class at a reading roundup, and because of her anger, she is given detention. While in detention, she sees that Bart is there, too, upon which they concoct a plan together. During their plan, Bart tells her that he will get revenge on Miss Hoover if she gets revenge on Mrs. Krabappel for putting him in detention. Lisa ding-dong-ditches Mrs. Krabappel, but Bart kills Miss Hoover.

Behind the Laughter

Hoover is voiced by Maggie Roswell, and was temporarily voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a salary dispute.

At the beginning of the second season, her hair was orange, which changed to blue during the third season, then changed to brown (her current hair color) from the fourth season onward.

Trivia

  • She is named after Matt Groening's first grade teacher.
  • She lives next door to The Van Houtens.
  • In the Latin American dub, she is named Elizabeth Stricter.
  • In The Simpsons: Tapped Out, she states of having a tramp stamp.
  • She has a slight New England accent in the earlier episodes.

Appearances

Gallery

Ms. Hoover (Official Image).png
The full image gallery for Elizabeth Hoover may be viewed at Elizabeth Hoover/Gallery.

Reference

Characters voiced by Maggie Roswell
Maude Flanders | Helen Lovejoy | Elizabeth Hoover | Luann Van Houten | Princess Kashmir | Mary Bailey | Shary Bobbins | Barbara Bush | Mona Simpson | Martha Quimby
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