The Simpsons

Season 6 Episode 13

And Maggie Makes Three

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 22, 1995 on FOX
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The family gathers together as Homer tells the story of why there are no pictures of Maggie in the house.

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  • A very touching yet funny episode. If you don't like this episode then you don't like the Simpsons

    The story of the youngest Simpson's early year is finally told. Shortly before Maggie is born, Homer quits the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to pursue his dream of working at a bowling alley. But when Marge reveals that she is pregnant, Homer must return to the plant and beg for his job back. The only thing that gets him through those long days as a safety inspector are the photos of his beautiful new baby girl that he hangs over his console. A touching episode that shows Homer's sacrifice to provide for his huge family.. In the end he relizes that all that matters are his kids.moreless
  • This was easily one of the better shows in telivision...

    This was easily one of the better shows in telivision... several years ago. The Simpsons is becoming worse and less funny with every Season. Infact, i've only ever watched 2-3 eps a Season since 2000, simply because of how bad its become. The jokes are no longer witty or clever, but repetitive, dry, unamaginative and unfunny. The same can be said for the story, each on reminiscant of a previous episode. But as the series as progressed, it can be fair to say that the writers arent getting lazy, but just have purely run out of ideas.

    To bad to see one of my faves decline so bad.moreless
  • Perfect

    Homer tells the family the story of why there are no pictures of Maggie in the house. This turns into a big flashback. At the end of the episode, we learn that Homer keeps pictures of her where he needs them the most, and we see his station at the power plant, pictures of her, and the words "Do It For Her", because obviously he hates his job there.

    Great episode, the ending is one of the best endings the show ever did, and the whole episode is really great and funny, my overall grade is an A+, of coursemoreless
  • this was a nice warm ep

    in this ep of the simpsons lisa learns ther are no photos in the simpsons family album and so the family sits down and tells the story of maggie. and homer was qitting his job at the plant and when he found out marge was pregnat he had to go take the job back and you learn that all the potos are ond the opsit side of his work space and it shows how he uses them for ispiration to get through the day and never give up this was a good warm felt simpsons ep that shows you why this show is so good. and that is why i gave the show 9moreless
  • A nice sweet one for a change

    One day the Simpson family are watching Knight Rider - err i mean Knight Boat. Suddenly marge suggests they look at baby photos and discovers there are no pictures of Maggie. Homers tells all.

    Lisa and Bart are born and Homer assumes everything is fine in his live. He quits the power plant and works at the bowling alley. However one magical evening he and Marge become frisky and Maggie is conceived. Homer panics and worries that the new baby will ruin everything - but he soon falls in love with the newborn. He reveals the pictures are at work, so Homer sees them everyday to motivate him.

    This is such a sweet episode. Sure its funny but the ending where the camera pans the pictures of Maggie still jerks at my heart. Overall great stuff!moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: In the flashback scene when Homer returns home dejected over having to get his job back at the nuclear plant and Marge tells him she's going into labor, pictures of Maggie can be seen in the background even though she's not born yet.

    • Music from this Episode
      "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow (during Homer and Marge's drive thru dinner)
      "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott (during the bowling pins sequence)

    • According to this episode, Homer became bald by ripping his hair out each time Marge told him that she was pregnant. After he learned that she was pregnant with Lisa, he left himself with just three hairs on the top of his head (one of which he pulls out when he learns that Marge is pregnant with Maggie). However, two previous episodes depict Homer as having a head of hair following Lisa's birth - "Lisa's First Word" and "Homer's Barbershop Quartet".

    • At Homer's workstation, Maggie's pictures cover up letters on his plaque, changing the words from reading, "Don't Forget. You're Here For Life" to reading, "Do It For Her."

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Marge: Homey, I think someone is saying "Hello."
      Homer: Hello. Aw, it's a boy… And what a boy!
      Dr. Hibbert: Er, that's the umbilical cord. It's a girl.

    • Homer: Aw, I've never been so miserable in all my life. But I can't take it out on Marge and the kids … I've gotta carry the burden all by myself. (walks in) Hi, honey, how are you?
      Marge: Well, actually…
      Homer: Aw, I can't go on with this charade any longer! I hate my job, I hate my life, and ever since I found out about this baby there's been nothing but bad luck.
      Marge: My contractions started an hour ago.
      Homer: It's just in one ear and out the other with you, isn't it, Marge?

    • Homer: Thanks for giving me my old job back.
      Mr. Burns: I'm afraid it's not that simple. As punishment for your desertion, it's company policy to give you the plague.
      Smithers: Uh, sir, that's the plaque.

    • Marge: So in a few months, both of you will have a brand new brother or sister.
      Bart: Been there, done that.
      Lisa: I hope it's a girl.
      Bart: You know nothing about genetics, Lis; it goes boy, girl, boy, girl.
      Lisa: You're worried about telling Dad, aren't you, Mom?
      Marge: Why do you say that?
      Lisa: Well you've been in my room for about four hours now.
      Marge: Hey, I'm just hanging.

    • Lisa: So, Dad, were you excited that Mom was pregnant?
      Homer: Actually, your mother hadn't told me. At that time I had no idea Maggie even existed.
      (he goes to sit down, right where Maggie is)
      Bart& Lisa: Dad! (Marge grabs Maggie)
      Homer: Hi Maggie!

    • Homer: Oh, I hope I haven't upset you… bongo-head!
      (starts playing the bongos on Burns' head)
      Mr. Burns: Oh, I should be resisting this, but I'm paralyzed with rage… and island rhythms.
      (Homer drives through the plant and everyone cheers as Homer continues playing)
      Carl: Yeah, way to play the boss's head like a bongo, Homer!
      Lenny: He's getting a pretty good sound out of that guy.

    • Lenny: But Homer, how are you going to make a living?
      Homer: Don't worry about Homer J. I've got a plan. A plan that'll fix you good!
      Carl: Hey, what did we do?
      Homer: Sorry, that just slipped out. (Hugs them) I'll miss you.

    • Lisa: Why aren't there any pictures of Maggie?
      Homer: Well I'm glad you asked. It's actually a very interesting story.
      (Bart & Lisa groan)
      Homer: It all began about two years ago before Maggie was even born… Bart, you were Lisa's age and Lisa, you were… the age Bart was several years ago.

    • Lisa: Why don't we all look at the photo album?
      Homer: So many memories. Aw, look …Knightboat.
      Bart & Lisa: Aww…
      Homer: And here's our TV next to the mirror! It looks like we have two.
      Bart & Lisa: Wow, two!
      Marge: Yeah, yeah, yeah, two. Let's get to the baby pictures.
      Bart & Lisa: Aw, Mom!

    • Announcer: We now return to "Knightboat: the Crime-Solving Boat".
      Michael: Faster, Knightboat! We gotta catch those starfish poachers.
      Knightboat: You don't have to yell, Michael, I'm all around you.
      Michael: Oh, no! They're headed for land. We'll never catch them now.
      Knightboat: Incorrect: look! A canal.
      Homer: Go, Knightboat, go!
      Bart: Oh, every week there's a canal.
      Lisa: Or an inlet.
      Bart: Or a fjord.
      Homer: Quiet! I will not hear another word against the boat.

    • Homer: Ah, another perfect day in my perfect life with my perfect job.
      Chief Wiggum: (driving by) Hey, just heard the news over the squawk box. That's nice work, Homer.
      Homer: Thank you, thank you very much. It is nice work.
      Apu: Oh, Mr. Simpson, I have just heard about the little bundle of joy. Congratulations, sir!
      Homer: It's true, the bundle is little, but I'm not in it for the money.
      Moe: Hey, Homer! Way to get Marge pregnant! Haha...
      Homer: This is getting very abstract, but thank you, I do enjoy working at the bowling alley.
      (Homer enters the house)
      Homer: Hey, wait a minute... What are all these presents? It looks like you're showering Marge with gifts... hmm... With little tiny baby-sized gifts. Well, I'll be in the tub.
      Maude: By the way, congratulations on the new job, Homer.
      Homer: New job? Marge is pregnant!? Nooooooooo! Aahhhhhhh!

    • Carl: Homer, you should see a doctor. I don't think a healthy man can make that kind of smell.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: "Bag man" is not a legitimate career choice.
      Couch Gag: A parody of the James Bond opening. We see through the gun barrel. Homer walks in, draws a gun, turns and shoots, and the screen begins dribbling red with blood.


    • Knight Rider
      The TV show that Homer, Bart, and Lisa are watching parodies the 1980's TV show Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff.

    • From Here to Eternity
      Marge and Homer kissing on the beach with the waves crashing is just like the famous scene in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity.

    • Episode Title: "And Maggie Makes Three"
      Refers to a famous lyrics, "Just Julie and me... and baby makes three...," from the timeless classic song "My Blue Heaven." And Baby Make Three was also the title of a 1949 movie.

    • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
      Homer parodies the way Mary Tyler Moore throws her hat in the air by throwing a bowling ball in the air. He also proclaims, "I'm gonna make it after all!" It just so happens that James L. Brooks, Simpsons producer, also produced Mary Tyler Moore.