Marge Simpson (seasons 16-30)

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Marge Simpson
"Hrrmmmph..." (The real Marge's reaction to her badly-written seasons 16-30 self)
Gender: Female
Type: Fun Hater
Chronic Nag
The Dark Side of Marge
Age: 36
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Julie Kavner
Status: Alive
Media of origin: The Simpsons

Marge Simpson is the deutragonist of the long-running American sitcom, The Simpsons. She is the wife of Homer Simpson and the mother of Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

Unfortunately, she has been flanderized during Seasons 16-30.

Bad Qualities

  1. She has been flanderized from a no-nonsense, yet loving mother to a total killjoy who goes out of her way to ruin anything she doesn't find fun, yet the rest of her family (and the entirety of Springfield for that matter) does.
  2. She nags and worries too much about everything and she easily gets excited by doing household chores and monotonous hobbies.
  3. By Season 24, her voice has sounded tired and worn out and it's clear that Julie Kavner's vocal cords have gradually deteriorated over the years due to her age.
    • For whatever reason, despite Julie Kavner's ruined voice, the producers insisted on keeping her as Marge's voice actor instead of giving the role to another voice actor, like Nancy Cartwright (Bart's voice actress).
    • Her growling voice, while still iconic, can get on your nerves.
  4. While being nowhere near as bad as modern Lois Griffin, she constantly treats her husband Homer like dirt, to the point where it has nearly wrecked their marriage multiple times, albeit to a lesser extent.
    • For whatever reason, whenever Homer does something bad to Marge, she doesn't think of dumping him immediately for the most part.
    • Despite having a close bond with Bart, she sometimes treats him poorly, too. For example, she kicked out both Bart and Homer out of the house for disagreeing with her opinion about women in "Love is a Many Splintered Thing".
  5. She's a massive hypocrite:
    • When Homer meets another woman who's romantically interested in him, Marge automatically assumes that he's cheating on her, and yet she has no problem cheating on Homer with another man.
  6. Similar to her daughter Lisa, in many episodes that involve her being in a conflict with something, Marge's mostly portrayed like she's in the right of the conflict, always comes out on top, and the writers are always at a desperate attempt to make you root for Marge. For example, when Homer meets another woman (sometimes unwittingly) and Marge lashes him out, we're expected to sympathize with Marge when in reality, she's being jealous and petty towards Homer.

Good Qualities

  1. She was a much better character in the first fifteen seasons and has redeemed herself since Season 31.
  2. Despite her characterization going downhill, she still cares about her family, and does try to make up with Homer.
  3. There are plenty of episodes where Marge is likable, such as "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind", "Holidays of Future Passed", "Marge Gamer" and "The Boys of Bummer".
  4. Despite some flaws, Julie Kavner still occasionally does a good job voicing her, especially before Season 24.
  5. In general, Marge is not as bad as other modern Simpsons characters who were flanderized.


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