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Her claim to fame is sucking on her pacifier (reputedly voiced by Matt Groening during the Tracey Ullman era and by Nancy Cartwright during the half-hour length series. However, during the series, the sound effect is called from a synthesizer, making any voice attributions moot.) and falling down frequently as she struggles to walk.
Maggie is also a crack shot. She shot Charles Montgomery Burns in the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" cliffhanger and gunned down the mobsters who had the intention of whacking Homer Simpson. She knows how to play the saxaphone better than Lisa, but Lisa is the only person who knows this and shows no intention of telling anyone.
With a few exceptions, Maggie doesn't speak. However, she is keenly aware of events around her and emotes with subtle gestures and facial expressions. Unfortunately, these are the easiest parts to clip out of an episode for syndication, so they may be missed by most people.
Maggie's first word ever spoken in the normal continuity of the series was "Daddy" (voiced by Elizabeth Taylor). However, it was not heard by the Simpson family:
Homer: The sooner kids talk, the sooner they talk back. [tucks Maggie in] I hope you never say a word. [shuts the door] Maggie: [taking her pacifier out] Daddy. (9F08, Lisa's First Word)
It is generally agreed by fans that her second word spoken in the normal continuity of the series was "Daddily-doodily" (voiced by Yeardley Smith, in episode 3F01 - "Home Sweet Home- Diddily- Dum- Doodily").
Maggie did say "Good night" in "Good Night," the very first Simpsons short on the Tracey Ullman show, broadcast on April 19, 1987. On that occasion Liz Georges (later a star of As Told By Ginger) provided the voice.
Maggie has talked during fantasy sequences, and Halloween episodes of The Simpsons. In one Halloween show (2F03, Treehouse of Horror V) she was played by James Earl Jones. "Her" line was "This indeed is a disturbing universe", said after killing Groundskeeper Willy.
- granddaughter to Abraham Simpson, Mona Simpson and Jacqueline Bouvier.
- daughter to Homer Jay Simpson and Marjorie Bouvier Simpson.
- Younger sister to Bartholomew Jo-Jo Simpson and Lisa Marie Simpson.
- Niece to Herbert Powell, Abbie, Patty Bouvier and Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz McClure.
- Former niece-by-marriage to Robert Underdunk "Sideshow Bob" Terwilliger, Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure, and Disco Stu.
Maggie's arch-nemesis is Baby Gerald, a baby with a unibrow.
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