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Simpsonai And Maggie Makes Three (1989– ) Online
Original Title :
And Maggie Makes Three
Genre :
TV Episode / Animation / Comedy
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Directror :
Swinton O. Scott III
Cast :
Dan Castellaneta,Julie Kavner,Nancy Cartwright
Writer :
Matt Groening,James L. Brooks
Type :
TV Episode
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Simpsonai And Maggie Makes Three (1989– ) Online

Homer recounts the story of Maggie's birth when the kids ask why there are no photos of her in the family album.
Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson / Terrorist / Barney Gumble / Homer's Sperm / Bowler #1 / Bowler #4 / Bowler #5 / Bowler #9 / Mayor Quimby (voice)
Julie Kavner Julie Kavner - Marge Simpson / Bowler #2 / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright Nancy Cartwright - Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith - Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria - Michael / Knight Boat / Carl / Al Gumble / Bowler #8 / Chief Wiggum / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Moe Szyslak / Joey / Bowler #12 / Security Guard / Captain McCallister (voice)
Harry Shearer Harry Shearer - TV Announcer / Lenny / Waylon Smithers / Mr. Burns / Bowler #6 / Bowler #7 / Dr. Hibbert / Bowler #10 / Bowler #11 / Doctor (voice)
Pamela Hayden Pamela Hayden - Receptionist (voice)
Maggie Roswell Maggie Roswell - Bowler #3 / Maude Flanders / Nurse (voice)

The first bowler Homer sees when he starts his job as a pin jockey is Jacques, the bowling instructor who tried to seduce Marge in The Simpsons: Life on the Fast Lane (1990).

This is the first episode to contain Maggie's name in the title.

Jennifer Crittenden made her debut as a writer for the show in this episode. Crittenden was taking a beginners' writing program at 20th Century Fox when David Mirkin hired her on the show Crittenden's only writing experience before that had been as an intern on Late Show with David Letterman (1993). 20th Century Fox introduced Crittenden to Mirkin, and Mirkin read a script of hers that he liked. When Mirkin first talked to Crittenden, he thought she was a really nice woman who was very mature. Crittenden was only 23 years old at the time, but Mirkin liked her and he hired her.

After Homer quits his job at the power plant, he violently tosses Mr. Burns out of the cart he is driving. Homer then drives across a wooden bridge and tosses a match onto it; the whole bridge is instantly engulfed in flames. David Mirkin came up with the joke, and said that "the thing with animation is that you can stage almost anything and time it perfectly, something you would not be able to do in live action". As a live-action director, Mirkin said he enjoys the amount of control they have in animation.

Mr. Burns places a "de-motivational plaque" in Homer's station that reads "Don't forget: you're here forever". Homer then places photos of Maggie around the plaque to alter it into saying "Do it for her". George Meyer, who enjoys writing jokes that involve anagrams or any other forms of word play, came up with the idea for this particular joke. The joke is also an homage to Al Jaffee's Fold-in features in the Mad magazine.

Dr. Hibbert's flashback hairstyle is modeled after Arsenio Hall's.

This is the last episode that tells of the Simpsons children's birth before The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989). The first is The Simpsons: I Married Marge (1991), and second is The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word (1992).

This episode shows how Homer lost his hair. Actually, there are more versions how it happened. (Flashbacks in The Simpsons: Lisa's Pony (1991), The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word (1992), The Simpsons: Dangerous Curves (2008), and The Simpsons: The Kids Are All Fight (2015) indicate that Homer still had hair after Lisa's birth.)

This was the first episode Swinton O. Scott III directed for the show.

Ricky Gervais named this as his second favorite episode, and said: "Mr. Burns gives [Homer] this terrible plaque above his desk that says, 'Don't forget: You're here forever.' It's about how sometimes things don't go the way you planned, which is pretty amazing in a cartoon. Homer then puts up all the pictures of Maggie he's ever taken to strategically cover this horrible thing so it now reads, 'Do it for her.' It gives me a lump in the throat thinking about it."

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The Simpsons: "And Maggie Makes Three" (6.13) (1995)

It's obvious that the best episodes of "The Simpsons" are the ones with an equal blend of comedy and heart -- the episodes that are driven by characters instead of over-the-top, wacky and generally thin plots. This is why the earlier seasons of the show are far superior to the current seasons, because they seem to have removed that "character" element. This episode is one of the finest episodes when it comes to character development and jokes, because it tells the heart-warming story of Maggie's inclusion to the family whilst being one of the funniest episodes of the show ever.

The plot is quite simple but extremely effective -- Marge calls for an hour family time which leads to the Simpsons kids questioning why there is a complete lack of photographs of Maggie in the photo album. Homer goes on to explain why, which is all linked together with the story of Maggie's birth.

The jokes are spot-on, from the opening Knight Boat gag to what happens to the bowling pins when they're knocked down. It's crammed full of so many good jokes, it makes you miss how great the Simpsons used to be in the prime seasons (in my opinion, 3-9). The greatest moment of the episode comes at the end, I feel -- and it's not a joke, it's a simple, heartfelt moment that really pushes the episode into five-star territory. All I'm going to say is, "Do it for her."

RATING: A flawless, perfectly-balanced episode. Funny, heartfelt and classic Simpsons all at once. You really can't get television better than this. (5/5)


And Maggie Makes Three is a highlight of season 6 and the series in general because here the show realizes some of its potential. The series, despite abundant dysfunctional family themes- here Homer in the past is miserable to learn Marge is pregnant with Maggie- also managed to have heart, and some of the best episodes are ones that pull at our heart strings as well as tickle our funny bones.

This may not be the funniest episode. The best joke may be how Homer finds out Marge is pregnant. There is at least one potential plot hole- how does Homer not notice Marge is pregnant? And, why do Bart and Lisa need to be told this story when it only happened 1-2 years ago? And, why is Ruth Powers at Marge's house a year before she moved to Springfield? But the plot of Homer leaving the power plant to work his dream job in a bowling alley is nice- we see how Homer finds happiness. Homer is devastated to learn Marge is pregnant because his dream job doesn't pay well enough to take care of a third child. Then Homer's attitude changes when Maggie is born and Homer instantly loves her. The end, where Homer decorates his office with Maggie's baby pictures (because that's where he needs the most cheering up) is among The Simpsons' most touching moments.


A truly touching piece of television in this episode of The Simpsons. The episode (without giving anything away) revolves around Marge and Homer's trials and tribulations in regards to raising a family. It really delves into the more stressful and financial aside that I assume is involved with raising children and the sacrifices parents have to go through for their children.

I can't believe how much they managed to fit on one episode, but it was magnificently written with a few minor inconsistencies which are easily overlooked when you look at the overall impact of the story.

On one hand it makes me happy that the show tried something so different by focusing heavily on the characters instead of a random plot, but on the other hand it reminds you of how the writers haven't replicated anything remotely like this ever since this episode aired, and how much of a shame that is - because this truly is in my opinion the best episode of the show's history.

If you're a soppy sop like me, then a certain part of this episode which only lasts about 5 seconds will really get the tears flowing. But NO SPOILERS here, just go and watch it for yourself.


What I like about this episode is that it tells the back story of Maggie's birth without re-hashing old episodes. It's a very touching episode but also very funny at times. I love how Homer gets his job at the Bowling Lane at the expense of Barney, and we also learn that Barney has a brother who happens to own the bowling lane. Of course, once again, Homer quits his job which is an on going tag throughout the whole series. Another great episode from Season 6.