However, when Groening realized that animating Life in Hell would require the rescinding of publication rights for his life's work, he chose another approach and formulated his version of a dysfunctional family. Interviewed by David Bianculli. Homer Marge Bart Lisa Maggie. However, the animators merely re-traced his drawings, which led to the crude appearance of the characters in the initial short episodes. Selma is the elder by two minutes, possesses a strong desire for family, and has been married and divorced six times, and also sought to have a child on numerous occasions despite her age.
Clarissa. Age: 25.
He embodies several American working class stereotypes: he is crude, overweight, incompetent, clumsy, thoughtless and a borderline alcoholic.
Dahlia. Age: 32.
As the series progressed, Lisa began to develop into a more intelligent and more emotional character with " Krusty Gets Busted " being one of the first episodes where her true intelligence is fully shown. They work at the Springfield Department of Motor Vehicles , and possess a strong dislike for their brother-in-law, Homer. Castellaneta and Kavner had been part of the regular cast of The Tracey Ullman Show and voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask them to voice Homer and Marge rather than hire more actors. In "Fear of Flying" it was revealed that he was one of the earliest male flight attendants ; Marge initially believed he was a heroic pilot and was traumatized when she discovered he was a flight attendant instead. The character is named after writer Richard Appel 's wife, whose maiden name is Mona Simpson. Her first word was "daddy", shown at one point after Homer tucks her in. He is married to Marge Simpson, a stereotypical American housewife and mother.