- “Children are the future. Today belongs to me!”
- ―Lindsey's motto at SSCCATAGAPP
- “I'm an alcoholic ”
- ―Lindsey at Moe's
Lindsey is understood to be a common youth-hater. Outraged at having paid high damage fees for a particular riot that the youth had caused, she formed an anti-youth group, SSCCATAGAPP (Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays against Parasitic Parents), and lobbied to deprive Springfield of all child-friendly things. Her campaign nearly succeeded, but it was thwarted at the last moment when Bart, Lisa, and the other kids in Springfield hugged all the adults, infecting them with "kid germs." The adults collapsed with sickness and became unable to vote, causing the campaign to fail.
Lindsey is an alcoholic (she said so matter-of-factly to Lenny when she was asked why she was in Moe’s Tavern). Despite this she is the head of the Alcoholics Anonymous branch in Springfield.
She is often seen as a member of the Springfield Republican Party. However, she was once seen attending a Democratic Party meeting. She is also a member of the Springfield Book Club, and was the person who caused the town to finally crack under the strain of being trapped in the dome when she threw a book at Helen Lovejoy, only to for it to miss and spill the coffee in the adjacent Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
In "Homer Goes to Prep School", she's a member of the Doomsday preppers along with Gary Chalmers, Herman Hermann, L.T. Smash and Lloyd. When Superintendent Chalmers demonstrated a rifle scope that makes any human face look dangerous and threatening (by placing an angry brow appearance on people's faces), he pretended to shoot her holding it. She asks what it was for, and he says "You thought I've gone mad with power, weren't you?". Lindsey responds "I wasn't but I am now." and Chalmers pretended to shoot her a couple more times.
Lindsey has popped up in several capacities, seemingly working at a different job every time she appears. Job titles have included the aforementioned network executive, as well as marketing researcher, financial planner, public relations consultant, venture capitalist, advertising executive, cell phone company executive, insurance salesperson, and executive with the Child Development Group. After she introduced herself (again) to Homer and Marge, Marge said, “We’ve met you many times, Ms. Naegle. Why do you keep changing jobs?” Lindsey flatly replied, “I’m a sexual predator.”
Commercial actions and influences
Due to her role as a business and network executive figure, Lindsey (like any business CEO or network executive in the media) tends to over commercialize anything that she has creative control over, which causes initial problems for other characters, based on the plot of the episode.
In "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", Lindsey was part of the committee of writers at Itchy & Scratchy International, who felt that the character Poochie should be edgy, have plenty of attitude, and be "Rasta-fied" by 10 percent, as well as "proactive" and a "totally outrageous paradigm". However, due to Poochie's unpopularity with the audience, Lindsey along with the rest of the writers decide to kill him off. Even though Homer implores the audience to give Poochie a fair chance (instead of reading the intended script), the character is edited out at the last second, leaving Homer feeling betrayed, as he put his soul into the character he voiced.
In "Girly Edition", Lindsey tells Krusty the Clown that the FCC feels that kids aren't learning anything from The Itchy & Scratchy Show and that they need educational programming. She then suggest a kid-oriented news show called "Kidz News", where the network would cut ten minutes out of The Krusty the Clown Show. During the run of the news show, Lisa Simpson is recruited as a news anchor, while Bart is later chosen and made a sportscaster. After Bart livens up the show, Lindsey promotes him to co-anchor, which makes Lisa jealous. Lisa argues that she doesn't need a co-anchor, Lindsey tells her that Bart has what she doesn't: "Zazz!", "Zing!", "Zork!", and "Kapowza!" Despite Lisa's reasoning of that trivializes the whole idea of Kidz Newz, her argument goes unanswered. After Bart and Lisa choose to resolve the disputes and make a good educational news program, they are abruptly canceled in favor of "The Mattel and Mars Bar Quick Energy Choc-O-Bot Hour".
Lindsey once dated Ned Flanders, but the date was interrupted when she received a fax informing her that she had been indicted. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of the child-free lifestyle, and at one point spearheaded a movement to make Springfield less child-friendly. Once romantically linked with Judge Roy Snyder, she is a graduate from the Wharton Business School. She is a stereotypical upper-management executive, and her ventures frequently feature the business buzzword “synergy”.
Lindsey Naegle once made out with Marge Simpson during Homer's imagination, despite Marge not being a lesbian.
Marge told Homer that, if she passed on, he would be allowed to marry Lindsey; this is seen on a list in the back of his closet. Ironically, Lindsey was in the bank with Marge when she gave Homer this permission.
Non-Canon AppearancesLindsey's anti-child attitude was spoofed in a story in "Margical History Tour" where she plays Anne Boleyn. She marries Homer, who plays King Henry VIII, on the basis she can get pregnant with a son for him.
When Homer imagines accidents resulting during a time that he was uninsured, Lindsey Naegle and Marge Simpson started making out after they were the only ones who survived besides Homer Simpson.
In "Treehouse of Horror XIX," in the opening of "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising", she is in one of the pictures on the buildings.
Behind the Laughter
- Lindsey makes her first appearance in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show". In this episode her character was simply referred to as “Female Network Executive”, and had brunette hair instead of her usual blonde hair. She later returned in "Girly Edition".
- In “They Saved Lisa’s Brain”, the character was introduced as Lindsey Naegle, a member of the Springfield Mensa Society and head of Advanced Capital Ventures, specializing in synergy and books on how to cheat at bridge.
- Lindsey Naegle's name was modeled after Sue Naegle, the ex-wife of former Simpsons writer Dana Gould.
- Lindsey sounds and acts very similar to Charlotte Pickles, a character from the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats also voiced by MacNeille.
- She appears to be friends with Cookie Kwan.
- Lindsey is also the "Fast-Tracking Child-Free Executrix" type of mom you meet at the PTA.
- Lindsey is left-handed.
- ↑ Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays
- ↑ Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
- ↑ Blame It on Lisa
- ↑ Girly Edition
- ↑ Blame It on Lisa
- ↑ The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
- ↑ Girly Edition
- ↑ How the Test Was Won
- ↑ You Kent Always Say What You Want
- ↑ I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- ↑ How the Test Was Won
- ↑ The Marge Book
- ↑ Simpsons Comics
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