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―Marge's catchphrase
"Now it's Marge's time to shine!"
―Marge Simpson[src]
―Marge's catchphrase
"Oh, Homie!"
―Marge's love catchphrase
"It's true. Women aren't very good drivers."
The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier)[10] (Born March 19) is the homemaker and matriarch of the Simpson family. She is also one of the five main characters in The Simpsons TV series. She and her husband Homer have three children: Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Marge is the moralistic force in her family and often provides a raspy and grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the Simpson household. Aside from her duties at home, Marge has flirted briefly with a number of careers ranging from a police officer to an anti-violence activist.

Season 22 promo

Simpson Family (Season 22 Promo)


Early life

Homer and Marge are the same age.[11][12] The two have a floating timeline, making their birth and childhood difficult to place. Homer said he was 24 years old in 1980.[13] In the 2000s, Homer mentioned being ten years old in "the '60s or '50s, or maybe it was the early '70s".[14] Homer and Marge were in high school anywhere from 1974[10][15] to 1999.[16] They were also depicted as young adults in the mid to late 1990s.[17]

Marge Bouvier was born in Capital City to Clancy Bouvier, a photographer-turned-steward, and Jacqueline Bouvier. She is the youngest daughter of the Bouvier family. She has a pair of older sisters, the joyless twins, Patty and Selma, both of whom passionately disapprove of Homer Simpson. A family tree showing Marge's known family members and descendants can be seen here.

Marge originally met and went on a date with Homer Simpson at Camp Land-A-Man when they were ten, though they did not realize that at the time as Homer used a different name and wore an eye patch, and Marge did not give her name and had burnt her hair so that it was brown.[14]

Titles and Styles

H.S.H./Her Serene Highness, the Princess Consort of Springfield, Duchess of Bouvier, and Countess of Simpson.

Meeting Homer

Marge attended Springfield High School, and in her senior year, she met Homer Simpson. She was wary of Homer at first but agreed to have a study date with him, only to find out that Homer was only doing this to get her to go to prom with him. She ended up going with Artie Ziff. Artie took her home and she later picked up Homer, who she found walking home, in her car. Marge told him how much she regretted going to the prom with Artie instead of him, causing Homer to fix the strap of her dress with the corsage he got her. After that decision, her sisters showed their discontent towards him and ultimately thought he was wrong for her.[10]

In one episode, Homer and Marge got an apartment together at Springfield Place. Marge was accepted into Springfield University, with Homer paying for her tuition from his job at Simpson Laser Tag. When Homer started a grunge band called Sadgasm, the two split up and Marge began a relationship with associate professor Stefane August. Marge, not appreciating Stefane did not want to be married, and realizing she was in love with Homer, got back together with Homer.[17] According to other episodes, however, Marge did not pursue a career or go to college because she stayed with Homer,[18][19] or because her parents filed for bankruptcy after being sued for Lenny Leonard falling off the roof of Marge's house at a party Sasha Reed held.[16] At some point, Marge, who was still in a relationship with Homer, was living with her mother and sisters again, and Homer Simpson shared an apartment with Barney Gumble.[20]

Marge has always been rather innocent and has also been said to be rather awkward in certain scenarios, especially when she is drunk.

An example of this is when Marge is taking place in a magic show as a contestant and at this time, she is rather drunk, so she keeps blabbering about certain things. The magician, Diablo, finds this annoying and pulls out a ball gag and while Marge is blabbering shoves it into her mouth, so her drunken talk becomes muffled sounds. This could also link to Marge's famous voice which throughout the Simpsons has been considered annoying.

Marge continues to make muffled sounds from her gagged mouth while a sack is put over her head during the magic trick.


After the two had been dating for several years, Marge and Homer got married in a small wedding chapel near the state line some time after Marge was pregnant with Bart.[20]


Married life

Marge is the mother of the Simpson family, who spends most of her time doing housework, caring for Maggie Simpson, being supportive of and indulging Lisa, and either disciplining or protecting Bart from Homer's wrath. Marge is the only member of the family who encourages church attendance. She also appears to have a significant athletic ability. She is bilingual, being fully fluent in French. Her marriage to Homer is also very strong. They once spurned to participate in a key party as soon as they realized what a key party was and promptly left, although Homer also took the key jar with them, most likely to find his car keys.

Wild Escapades

Despite these tendencies, Marge has had her fair share of wild escapades throughout the history of the series. She worked as a police officer in Springfield,[21] took therapy for flight fear,[22]was a real estate agent, sold pretzels, was a painter, was imprisoned for shoplifting,[23] became a gambling addict,[24] showed alcoholic tendencies,[25]was at one time known as The Listen Lady, was an unwilling participant in a cross-country police chase,[26] overdosed on steroids,[27] cheated on a cooking competition[28] and developed amnesia.[11]

Although not a chain smoker like her eldest sisters Patty and Selma, Marge has engaged in smoking twice. One of these times, however, she was implied to be an attempt to drown out the smell of the Annual Chili Cook-Off to hide it from Homer as long as possible due to realizing if he was to find out he had immediately wanted to go there, as she was motivated to go with Homer after their last visit resulted in humiliation on her part when Homer, while drunk, stripped naked and proceeded to "bathe" himself in a cotton candy maker under the delusion he was a puffy pink cloud.[29]

Criminal record

Public exposure: in Large Marge. She flashes herself. In Natural Born Kissers she is completely naked in public.



Officer Marge

Marge has had many jobs, most of which lasted temporarily. These include:


Marge is generally a very kind-hearted and loving woman. In contrast to her husband and son, Marge hardly ever swears and, except on occasional incidents, puts greater effort into controlling her temper. Despite this, she can be protective of her family when she needs to, especially during Homer's "psychopath" moments. However, she cares deeply about everyone she's closest too as well, even her husband. On occasion, she can sometimes get explosive outbursts of anger, but admits her errors and apologizes right after - in such incidents, she is primarily always forgiven but in others, she doesn't.


Marge crusades against Itchy & Scratchy

Marge tends to consider anything that is not completely plain to be amazing or exotic, even if they are not all that special, such as oregano, deviled ham instead of normal ham and buttered noodles instead of un-buttered noodles. She has also been depicted as a killjoy who attempts to stop and even prohibit activities that other characters otherwise find fun - she always believes she has a good reason for doing so, even if it bothers or distastes her alone and nobody else. She once had Itchy and Scratchy banned because Maggie injured Homer after imitating a scene from the cartoon.[35] She tried to demolish a burlesque house,[36] and she outright says that if something isn't to her taste then no one else should be allowed to enjoy it.[37] Homer sums up his wife when he tells her: "If it were up to [Marge], all we would ever do is work and go to church". Marge's plain attitude and love for her family are brought down many times including when she finds a Chanel suit and openly admits after going to a country club party that the rich are better than the way her family acts.

In addition to her killjoy tendencies, Marge has also been shown to be a hypocrite on several occasions such as secretly keeping Homer's handgun for herself after disapproving of his use of it so much that he eventually chose to throw it away.[38] Other occasions of her hypocrisy include using violent methods in order to protest against the violent Grand Theft Scratchy video game, as stated by Lisa, or disapproving the violence in Itchy and Scratchy, yet considering Michelangelo's David a masterpiece. In the Simpsons Comics #100 - Clip Clip Hooray, it is revealed that Marge would occasionally team up with Luann Van Houten, Agnes Skinner, and Sarah Wiggum in a sacred motherly conspiracy called "The Motherlode", where mothers throw away the comic book collections of their children, whenever they get big enough, then sell them off a bit at a time and use the money to buy motherly accessories. It is also revealed that the reason why no one can ever buy the Simpsons comics in Springfield is because Marge is so embarrassed by how the artists draw her that she buys all of the comics on New Comic Day and at Comic-Cons, while Bart and Lisa are at school.[39] In "Dead Putting Society", Marge got mad at Homer, Bart, and Lisa for laughing at Ned Flanders' apology letter, only to go to the next room and giggle herself.

There have also been occasions where Marge's wishes and demands have led to trouble at the expense of her family such as:

  • Forcing Homer and Larry Burns to turn themselves in, after they fake a kidnapping even though it was broad daylight and the news chopper was nearby. [40]
  • Forcing Bart to apologize to Lisa for "making her" miss the Isis exhibit, due to Marge backing out on her promise to take her there, in order to get the comedy props that Bart glued to his face removed.[41]
  • Forcing Bart to attend Nelson's birthday party, after he convinces his classmates not to go.[42]
  • Playing Maggie's Roofie CD 24 hours a day around the house despite everyone else showing obvious hatred of it.[43]
  • Sending money and a letter revealing her husband's crime to a film studio getting him arrested for Copyright Infringement.[44]
  • Over parenting Bart by following him everywhere be-it through his cell phone or going to school with him.

Despite many of Springfield's occasional riots and animosity against any given member of the Simpson family, Marge is still shown to be very trusting, even towards her fair-weathered friends and acquaintances who criticize her family and her tastes on a weekly basis. Marge is definitely extremely unappreciated by her own children and husband. She constantly slaves over the children and Homer by cleaning up the messes they leave.

As a parent, Marge is clearly the more stable person, but she tends to somewhat expect her kids to accept her method of parenting without question. This is often seen through Bart and Lisa when she will sometimes vocally express how she wants them to be as opposed to their current personalities, such as wanting Bart to be a well-behaved boy and somewhat expecting Lisa to be a mother and housewife like herself when she's an adult. Marge also tends to be outwardly supportive of the two during certain occasions but will show her true colors rather quickly, one time with Bart when he wanted to go on a school trip to a submarine and she asked what his favorite comfort food is as she didn't believe he could behave long enough and with Lisa when Marge revealed to Homer that she had been lying about being interested in jazz and mocked the genre. While she will often state the two should grow into independent adults and have families of their own, she also secretly states that the two should think of her as their closest friend and occasionally despises the thought of them thinking themselves separately from her and tries to keep them as close as possible.

Marge and Maggie in the new HD intro

Physical appearance

Marge has yellow skin and dark-blue hair styled into a tall curly beehive hairstyle. She usually wears a long strapless pale olive-green dress, orange low-heeled shoes, and a red pearl necklace. The necklace is a family heirloom, and she is seen to have a big drawer full of them.[45] Doctor Hibbert revealed that she has webbed toes in "Marge in Chains". Marge remarked that she used to have a "perfect 26-26-26" figure.[46] Later seasons have her described/depicted as very beautiful and physically attractive, and she has been sought after by several of the men in Springfield, most notably Moe, and even some of Bart's friends have noted her attractiveness.

On special occasions, she wears a long sleeved dress with white pearls that are very similar to Lisa's and green low-heeled shoes.

Marge - Good Night

The original design of Marge

As a teen, Marge had waist-length hair that she always wore down, but wore it in her trademark beehive for senior prom.[10] In flashbacks showing Marge as a child, she is portrayed with her hair worn tall, which could mean she straightened it when she got older. Her hair is thick enough for her to keep objects like the family savings in it.[47] Her hair is once shown close to her knees, consistent with the logic that a lot of hair would be needed to create her tall beehive.[48] It was revealed by Homer that Marge dyes her hair with blue dye #56, stating "She's been gray as a mule since she was seventeen." [49] Marge herself has made reference to blue not being her natural color, telling this once to the private camera on a reality TV show. Though, she obviously doesn't want anyone to know this as she instantly tried to steal the tape.[50] Because of her unusually large hairstyle, her height is reported to be 8'6", as noted by Apu, But is only about 5'4" - 5'8" without her hair.[51] Her hair was blue before she met Homer and was brunette the first time she met and kissed Homer. He didn't see her in her usual appearance until they met in high school. This is due to Marge ironing a part of her hair for too long and it turning it brown, so she chose to do the same to the rest of her hair to keep it even.[14] Apparently, to keep her hairstyle, she uses hair spray, moose, copper wire, Armor-All, and a cement gun that uses a form of concrete. In flashbacks when Bart and Lisa were born her beehive was shorter.

In future appearances, she has the same hairstyle and clothing, except she has wrinkles on her mouth and eyes. In "Holidays of Future Passed" and "Days of Future Future", she does not have visible wrinkles on her face, her hair is a bit smaller and has gone grey, and her dress has a collar and a black belt around it.

In "Barthood" and "Mr. Lisa's Opus", she is depicted in Bart and Lisa's preteen and late teen years with her grey roots, and she wears different clothes - two years in the future she wears a teal tank top and dark green skirt, and six years in the future she wears a long-sleeved purple shirt and tan jeans.

Political views

Politically, Marge generally aligns with the Both Parties but since she ran for the Republican Party in "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be" she most likely is a Republican. And she once said that she voted for Ronald Reagan and also supported the candidacy of their state's progressive governor Mary Bailey who was never stated to be a Democrat or Republican or independent but is most likely a Democrat, and also claimed to have been extremely depressed when Lyndon B. Johnson passed away. She also ran once for the Republican Party during the mayoral elections, however, appears to be a Republican, unlike Lisa who's a liberal progressive Democrat.

Skills and Abilities

Ringo Starr Painting

Marge's painting of Ringo Starr


Marge is a very talented painter. When she was a teenager, she had an intense crush on Ringo Starr and painted a large number of portraits of him. She also wrote to Starr, but only received a reply 25 years later. 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. She was then hired by Mr. Burns to paint a portrait of the tycoon. After many attempts, she almost gave up until a belated response from Ringo Starr (stating that she had talent) inspired her to continue. The resulting portrait won even Mr. Burns' praise, a massive feat in itself, and was placed at the Springfield Art Museum's Burns Wing.[52] In fact, she does show artistic prowess in other areas, such as being able to make life-size sculptures of many of her peers out of Popsicle sticks.[53]


Marge is also a very talented cook. She once opened up a pretzel business, but it flourished after fewer people came. She usually cooks the family's meals, but sometimes Homer cooks the family's meals, with Bart, Lisa, and Maggie sometimes cooking the meals. It is revealed in one episode, she entered a cooking contest during her high school years but made a few mistakes. She learned from them and became the family cook. Now with kids and a husband, she still demonstrates her "chef-like skills" and once made some amazingly delicious meals.


Marge lifts and throws Homer out of the bedroom.

The Strong Arms of the Ma 85

Marge winning the second-place trophy at the Iron Maiden Fitness Pageant.


Marge also occasionally displays superhuman strength. She has been seen lifting Homer off the ground easily several times, including picking him up and throwing him through the bedroom door to show him that Moe taught her the bum's rush and swinging him around in a circle during a dance contest; she also once effortlessly tossed a motorcycle to Homer up a flight of stairs. She also knocked Snake out with a garbage can lid.

As Mayor

In "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be", Marge ran for Mayor of Springfield after being personally insulted by the incumbent Mayor Quimby at a public town hall meeting. After slowing gaining in polls, she narrowly won over Quimby in an upset. Admittedly uncertain of her skills, Marge proved to be a popular mayor after a very rocky first year. Marge had First Contact and was praised for her swift response to the Great Molasses Flood, contributing to her winning re-election in a landslide later that year. However, Marge was removed from office by Springfield's city council in the summer over several complicated scandals. Still, her achievements in office merited the constructed of the Marge Mayoral Museum, which opened eight years after her first election to mayor.

Popsicle Stick Statues

Marge has a talent for building statues with Popsicle Sticks.

Christmas Message 1

The Simpsons' Christmas card.


Homer Simpson

(Husband): Marge loves Homer a lot; especially after realizing that he was right for her. However, their relationship has been put through countless strains and tests in the series, such as Homer's accidental marriage with Amber and Marge's flirtation with Jacques. Homer and Marge have been divorced and remarried again a number of times. Having known Homer since high school, Marge knows his personalities and habits well. She is often frustrated by his lazy behavior and tendency to spend most of his time at the bar drinking. She is also aware of how selfish he can be. As a father, Marge knows that Homer loves their kids but is often upset at how he tends to be rather thoughtless in regards to being an actual father to them; such as hardly spending time with the kids or bothering to know their interests, using Lisa's talent to read people to win football bets, roping Bart into numerous situations, basically forgetting about Maggie on a daily basis, etc. These same flaws have extended to her as well as Marge has found herself a victim of Homer's carelessness and disrespect. During these times, Marge is not afraid to show how upset she is with Homer but often tends to settle for any type of amends he makes.

Bart Simpson

(Son): Marge acknowledges that her "special little guy" is indeed a troublemaker and attention seeker but often tries to deny or find reason behind his actions. At numerous points, she has tried to use her motherly love to keep him from being bad but has gradually come to accept that there may not be anything she can do. She has, at different points, left him to care for himself which has caused him to seek her love and attention when he realizes he needs her support or doesn't want to upset her. When this occurs, Marge usually begins babying him and the cycle will begin again. While aware of her son's destructive behavior, Marge also knows that Bart has a sensitive and caring side and is usually moved to tears when he shows genuine care and concern for someone else or when fixing a situation he either caused or escalated.

Lisa Simpson

(Older daughter): Lisa and Marge generally seem to have a good relationship. Marge often gives Lisa advice about a variety of matters. Lisa and Marge often tend to side with each other especially when it comes to Homer's, and sometimes Bart's, foolish antics. Like Bart and Homer, Lisa and Marge fight as well, mainly when they have opposing views of a topic; one example being that Marge does not fully approve of Lisa being a vegetarian and had admitted to Becky that she sneaks meat substances into Lisa's food simply because she thinks it's a phase Lisa is going through. Despite their close relationship, Marge, like Homer, fails to understand Lisa when she explains her point of view in a more intellectual manner. Although aware of the bright future that Lisa could obtain thanks to her gifts, in the episode "Lisa Simpsons, this isn't your life" Marge became incredibly hurt and confused when she learned Lisa did not want to end up in the same position as Marge when she grew up. This has been shown in a variety of different time points when Marge assumes Lisa will have a life similar to hers only to learn Lisa will try to have something far different. Marge has also shown that she tends to keep Lisa from straying too far from her, such as when Lisa developed a crush on a boy and Marge did not like Lisa spending time away from her. Lisa's gifts have also caused Marge to question why Lisa has to be different from those around her. Still, she is very proud of Lisa's good heart as she makes better choices than her father and brother.

Maggie Simpson

Marge Simpson - Maggie Simpson

Marge with Maggie

(Baby daughter) Marge has mentioned of herself and Maggie sharing a bond. Marge is often shown to be the primary caretaker for Maggie and the one closest to her. Like with Lisa, Marge believes she knows her youngest daughter better than anyone and becomes annoyed when someone else proves otherwise, such as when Moe fixed Maggie's hair bow in the manner she likes and Marge showed clear annoyance.

Moe Szyslak

(Friend); It has often been hinted that Moe had a crush on Marge, such as when Moe had Homer and Marge's wedding album and he painted his head onto Homer's. Although she treats him well, it is obvious Marge doesn't return his feelings and sees him just as a family friend. That said, she does occasionally show concern for his well-being when it's obvious he's depressed or down on his luck.

Nelson Muntz

Marge has only been seen interacting with Bart's friendly rival, Nelson, on rare occasions, although they seem to have an awkward, yet at the same time, friendly relationship. Although the two do not interact much (if at all) in the earliest episodes, they do so more often in the later seasons of the series. In "Bart the Mother", Marge forbids Bart and Lisa from seeing Nelson, thinking he is a bad influence to them. However, in "The Haw-Hawed Couple", she forces Bart to attend Nelson's birthday party. Also, in "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life", Marge is glad to see Bart and Nelson once again. In "Sleeping with the Enemy", the two forms a mother-and-son-like bond, which ends up as short-lived, but Marge and Nelson remained friends.

Ned Flanders

(Close Friend/Neighbor): While Ned and Marge are close friends, there have been instances that show they might be attracted to each other. In "The Devil Wears Nada", she suddenly gets aroused when she sees Ned's shirt wet, and they almost kiss twice. In one episode that shows a montage of characters future deaths, it shows that after Homer dies, she eventually got married to Ned (and then she dies sometime later).


Marge does not usually make friends because of the disasters of Homer, as seen in "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas", where she had to hide that she was part of the Cheery Red Tomatoes. Sometimes she finds herself in groups of women like Springfield Investorettes or Charity Chicks. Throughout the series, the most significant friend she has had was Ruth Powers for a short time. In "Large Marge", Manjula describes herself as Marge's best friend. In the past, Marge was part of the Cool Moms. Most recently, Marge has become friends with Waylon Smithers, even knitting a sweater with a picture of his face that says, "Best Friend".[54]

Non-Canon Appearances

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In "How the Test Was Won", after a series of dangerous events, Homer imagines Marge making out with Lindsey Naegle (which is seen in the non-canon template above).

Treehouse of Horror

In "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII", during the segment Death Tome, when Lisa gets home, Marge and Lisa are watching the news where Snake attempts to shoot the cat with his gun, but he is unexpectedly killed by a heart attack, as depicted in the Death Tome book. When Mr. Burns falls into the fryer while sleeping, Homer and Marge are shocked to find that Mr. Burns has been cooked to death.


At age 45, in "Future-Drama" Marge leaves Homer after he blew the family savings on an underwater home. She then dates Krusty the Clown. Homer tries to win Marge's love back by beating him up and is beaten up himself. Marge then gets back together with Homer.[55]

"Lisa's Wedding" and "Holidays of Future Passed" depict Marge still happily married to Homer.

In "Bart to the Future", Marge and Homer search for Lincoln gold in the White House where Lisa works as the president of the United States.

In "Days of Future Future", which is a sequel to "Holidays of Future Passed", over the course of thirty years Homer keeps dying and being cloned by Frink back to life, but he eventually cannot be cloned anymore and is now a disembodied head on a screen. Marge kicks Homer out to live with Bart. Later in the episode when Bart and Lisa are at Moe's lamenting about their marriages, Marge is revealed to be there too, and says she married their father because when you make a decision, you stick with it. Her own advice convinces her to go back to Homer. At the end of the episode their relationship is amended, and Homer is now in a sophisticated, C-3PO-esque robot body.

At the end of "Flanders' Ladder", Marge remarries Ned at some point after Homer's death and dies peacefully at the age of 84.

In "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be", in the year 2022 Marge and Homer walk through a hall dedicated to her political career. Marge suggests skipping one exhibit that they come near, but Homer points out they have to pass through it to get to the building's cafeteria. They then walk through the exhibit that revealed that she was impeached and Quimby was reinstated as the Mayor of Springfield.

Foreign dubs


  • Anneke Beukman

Latin American Spanish

  • Nancy McKenzie (Season 1 - 15)
  • Marina Huerta (Season 16 - 31)
  • Claudia Motta (Season 32 - Present)

Behind the Laughter

Marge is voiced by Julie Kavner, who became famous for her role on the TV series Rhoda.

As with many Simpsons characters, Marge's age, which is confirmed to be the same as Homer's in the Season 17 episode "Regarding Margie" and again in the Season 25 episode "The Winter of His Content", changes to serve the story. She celebrates her 34th birthday in Season 1's "Life on the Fast Lane". In Season 10's "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace", Marge gives Homer's age as 39, and by Season 19's "That '90s Show", they are both "almost 40".


Matt Groening first conceived the Simpson family in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. He had been called in to pitch a series of animated shorts and had intended to present his "Life in Hell" series. When he realized that animating "Life in Hell" would require him to rescind publication rights for his life's work, Groening planned to go in another direction. He sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family and named the characters after various members of his own family, with Marge being the name of his mother. Marge then made her debut with the rest of the Simpsons clan on April 19, 1987, in the Tracey Ullman short "Good Night".[56]

In The Simpsons Season Four DVD commentary, Matt Groening states that the original idea behind Marge's hair was to conceal large rabbit ears. The gag was intended to be revealed in the final episode of the series but was scrapped early on due to inconsistencies. [57] It did, however, make it in The Simpsons Arcade Game.


Julie Kavner received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1992 for voicing Marge in the episode "I Married Marge".[58] In 2004, Kavner and Dan Castellaneta (the voice of Homer) won a Young Artist Award for "Most Popular Mom and Dad in a TV Series".[59] For her performance in The Simpsons Movie, Kavner received a nomination for "Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature" at the 2007 Annie Awards, but lost to Ian Holm in Ratatouille.[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".[62]

Cultural Influence


Marge is featured in much Simpsons-related merchandise, including T-shirts, baseball caps, stickers, cardboard stand-ups, refrigerator magnets, key rings, buttons, dolls, posters, and figurines. She has appeared in all of The Simpsons video games, including The Simpsons Game. Besides the television series, Marge regularly appears in issues of Simpsons Comics. Marge also plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood.

Playboy Shoot

In October 2009, it was announced that Marge would be featured on the front cover of the November issue of Playboy. The edition was first published on October 16, 2009. The cover and a three-page picture spread, as well as a story inside entitled "The Devil in Marge Simpson", is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons but is also part of a plan to appeal to younger readers. Chief executive of Playboy Enterprises, Scott Flanders, has said that the cover and centerfold were "somewhat tongue-in-cheek".


  • Despite having French ancestry, Marge's voice sounds very Yiddish and bares resemblance to that of her voice Julie Kavner. In fact, Kavner was acknowledged to have provided merely be a squeaky, gravelly version of her own voice when playing Marge.
  • Time Magazine noted in 2007 how Marge's decent personality resembles that of All in The Family matriarch Edith Bunker.,28804,1738178_1737704_1737693,00.html
  • In "Homer's Paternity Coot", Marge states that if she'd been born three months earlier her birthstone would be Emerald (the birthstone of May), putting her birthday in August.
  • In "Marge Gamer", Marge originally said she was born on October 1, the same birthday as Randy Quaid. Although in "Homer's Paternity Coot", Marge stated was born sometime in February. Marge says in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" that her birthday is in May. However, in "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart", Lisa showed a calendar saying her birthday was on March 19.
  • Including her hair, Marge is 8'6". Without her hair, Marge would technically be about 6'4", 6'5" with her usual heels.[63] However, being about half a head shorter than Homer (6'0"), her real height would be around 5'7".
  • Marge's hair is two feet and one inch long.
  • Marge has hazel-colored eyes.
  • Bouvier is the maiden name of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • In the episode "Boy Meets Curl ", Marge states that she is left-handed, and that she has been using her right hand for years because she didn't want to seem unusual, and since she is able to use both her right and left hand so well, she is now ambidextrous (both left and right-handed). She is also the only known ambidextrous character.
  • Her favorite singer is Tom Jones.
  • Her shoe size is 13AA.
  • Marge's worst fear is never being a grandmother, but Homer believes it to be Lisa getting a beard of bees.
  • As shown in "Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2", Marge has trouble saying "no". As shown when she was about 7, Patty and Selma told Marge to hide their cigarettes in her dollhouse. She refused and got stuffed into the dollhouse.
  • She can speak fluent French.

Marge wearing her glasses.

Marge's bunny ears

Bunny ears?

  • According to Matt Groening, Marge's hairstyle was actually intended to hide rabbit ears to be revealed in the last season 1 episode, but in the end, it was chosen that the rabbit ears were totally ridiculous, even for The Simpsons.[65] However, it's still briefly seen in The Simpsons Arcade Game.
  • The Simpsons Movie is the only time Marge's lingerie was shown.
  • She has aviophobia (fear of flying) and probably also acrophobia (fear of heights) as shown in "Fear of Flying". However, as shown by every other occurrence of her and her family traveling by plane, it's possible Marge overcomes these fears and can, by extension, "control" them.
  • It is also revealed that Marge has OCD in "Lisa Gets the Blues".
  • She is sometimes seen eavesdropping on other people. Rod, Todd, and Lisa all complained about her eavesdropping on their prayers.
  • She is referred to as Midge by Moe Szyslak.
  • She once had her hair done like Sideshow Mel's hair.
  • Marge breastfed Lisa for nine months as mentioned in "The Day the Earth Stood Cool". Lisa is the only child Marge has breastfed.
  • There is a goof in multiple episodes where for one scene, Marge's pearls are white, like Lisa's, instead of red.
  • It has been shown multiple times that Marge is incapable of recognizing sarcasm and jokes and believes them to be true. An example of this would be in "E. Pluribus Wiggum", when she mentions Bart making a joke about Homer's weight disrupting satellites, but she was still convinced it was possible, despite Homer telling her it was a joke. An example of her not recognizing sarcasm would be in The President Wore Pearls when Marge believed Bart was applauding and supporting Lisa but was corrected by Bart who told Marge he was using sarcasm, but Marge then became confused.
  • There is a running joke involving Marge being subject of attraction from Milhouse and other children such as Nelson, causing Bart to become aggressive as shown in "Simpson Tide" and in "The Blue and the Gray".
  • Marge was the first character to speak in the entire series.
  • Along with Lisa, Marge appeared in every episode until "Carl Carlson Rides Again".
  • In "Married to the Blob", Marge tells Comic Book Guy she married Homer to get back at her mother, though that is part of the Treehouse of Horror series, so it is non-canon.
  • She always says the word "snuggle"/"snuggling" instead of the word "sex". She never uses the word "sex", and if she has to, she will only spell it out. The only times she has said the word is when Patty and Selma were emailing Artie Ziff and she said: "You can't say sex on the Internet". She also said it in the episode about Valentine's Day and the Team Homer episode.
  • In the Season 1 box-set's audio-commentary for "Homer's Odyssey", Jay Kogen said that when he was writing the script from the episode with Wallace Wolodarsky they called Marge Juliet, based on Romeo and Juliet because Matt Groening didn't tell them that her name is Marge.
  • Marge, like many other mothers in the show, disapproves of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, due to it being way too violent and gory.
  • It is implied that Marge might not confirmed a bisexual, as she realized she enjoyed making out with Lady Gaga. Afterwards, Marge slept with Homer to assure herself of her sexuality.
  • Marge has only smoked one pack of cigarettes.
  • In "Homer to the Max", it's revealed that Marge has a tattoo of Homer's name on a "private part" of her body (most likely around the chest, as in some states, tattoos on and below the butt are illegal).
  • She craved pancake mix and heavy metal music (especially by Kiss) during her pregnancies.
  • In "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", Marge stated that she took the Simpson D.N.A. when she married Homer.
  • The name Marjorie is a French female given name meaning Pearls.
  • Marge speaks Portuguese (Brasilia) fluently.
  • Because Marge suffered anaphylaxis, or extreme allergic reaction to seafood, when she visited The Frying Dutchman just so Homer can eat as much as he pleased in The Frying Dutchman, she just had a few Tic-Tac's in her purse, then slept until Homer was kicked out of the place because he almost cleaned out the restaurant's supplies.


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As one of the five major title characters of the series, Marge appears in almost every episode, as well as The Simpsons Movie. She had no lines in "Krusty Gets Kancelled."

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  1. Treehouse of Horror IV (Bart Simpson's Dracula)
  2. Bart's Inner Child
  3. "Wedding for Disaster"
  4. The Simpsons Movie
  5. Treehouse of Horror III
  6. Bart of Darkness
  7. Homer's Barbershop Quartet
  8. Cape Feare
  9. The Last Temptation of Homer
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "The Way We Was"
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Regarding Margie"
  12. "The Winter of His Content"
  13. As mentioned in "I Married Marge", although this is contradicted by various episodes giving Homer's age in the present as 38 or 39.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "The Way We Weren't"
  15. "The Front"
  16. 16.0 16.1 "The Star of the Backstage"
  17. 17.0 17.1 "That '90s Show"
  18. "She Used to Be My Girl"
  19. "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life"
  20. 20.0 20.1 "I Married Marge"
  21. 21.0 21.1 "The Springfield Connection"
  22. "Fear of Flying"
  23. Marge in Chains
  24. "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"
  25. "Co-Dependent's Day"
  26. "Marge on the Lam"
  27. "The Strong Arms of the Ma"
  28. "All's Fair in Oven War"
  29. "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)"
  30. The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be
  31. "Large Marge"
  32. "Realty Bites"
  33. "Marge Gets a Job"
  34. Night of the Living Wage
  35. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge"
  36. "Bart After Dark"
  37. "The Great Wife Hope"
  38. "The Cartridge Family"
  39. Simpsons Comics #100 - Clip Clip Hooray, p.g. 96
  40. "Burns, Baby Burns"
  41. "Lost Our Lisa"
  42. The Haw-Hawed Couple
  43. "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays"
  44. Steal This Episode
  45. "Homer the Vigilante"
  46. "Husbands and Knives"
  47. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
  48. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious"
  49. "Secrets of a Successful Marriage"
  50. "Helter Shelter"
  51. "Marge in Chains"
  52. "Brush with Greatness"
  53. "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)"
  54. The Last Traction Hero
  55. "Future-Drama"
  56. BBC. (2000). 'The Simpsons': America's First Family (6-minute edit for the season 1 DVD) (DVD). UK: 20th Century Fox.
  57. Matt Groening, The Complete Fourth Season DVD (2004) commentary for episode Selma's Choice. 20th Century Fox
  58. Primetime Emmy Awards Advanced Search. Retrieved on 2008-02-09.
  59. "25th Annual Winners and Nominees",{{{date}}}. Retrieved on 2008-01-18. 
  60. "For Your Consideration", Annie Awards,. Retrieved on 2007-12-03. 
  61. Peter Debruge. "'Ratatouille' nearly sweeps Annies", Variety,. Retrieved on 2008-02-09. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. 
  62. Randy Shulman. "Homer's Odyssey", Metro Weekly,. Retrieved on 2007-07-26. 
  63. Marge in Chains
  64. "The Boys of Bummer"
  65. Marge's sprites had bunny ears in the Simpson's arcade game, according to Did You Know Gaming.
Characters voiced by Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson | Patty Bouvier | Selma Bouvier | Jacqueline Bouvier