Marge & Homer Simpson

Homer and marge simpson

For 18 years, Homer has stumbled and faux-pas’d his way through his (very) animated life with Marge—and Marge has been there every step of the way to patch things up. But that’s what marriage is about, no? The two lovable characters are clearly meant for each other: Earlier this year, they got to show off their chemistry on the big screen, in The  Simpsons Movie, which grossed $72 million its first weekend. And as the stars of the longest running television sitcom ever, Marge and Homer know a thing or two about staying power—and persistence. As Marge so aptly puts it, “Most women will tell you that you’re a fool to think you can change a man. But those women are quitters!”

Who Her, Nag? Marge rarely criticizes Homer, but when pressed by a marriage counselor, she finally opened up that Homer “forgets birthdays, anniversaries, holidays (both religious and secular), chews with his mouth open, hangs out at a seedy bar with bums and lowlifes, blows his nose in towels and puts them back, and scratches himself with his keys.” Again, she has few complaints.

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