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Back to Ullman Index Episode: Goodnight Simpsons

General Information

  • Season: 0
  • Production Code: MG01
  • Broadcast Index: U01E01
  • Episode Number: 1
  • Airdate: 19 April 1987
  • Writer: Matt Groening
  • Director: Matt Groening
  • Editor: Gary M. Gadsdon


As Marge and Homer say good night to the kids, Bart philosophically ponders the workings of the mind; Lisa hears Marge say "Don't let the bed bugs bite" and fears that bed bugs will eat her; Maggie listens to Marge sing "Rock-a-by-baby" and is traumatized by the lyrics.

Intro Gags

Maggie's Appearences

  • Marge says goodnight to Maggie and sings her a lullaby.
  • She is seen jumping into Marge and Homer's bed with Bart and Lisa

Lisa's Appearences

  • Lisa is worried that Bed Bugs would eat her
  • Lisa jumps into Homer and Marge's bed with Bart and Maggie

Maggie Framegrabs - 9

Lisa Framegrabs - 5

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Memorable Quotage

  • Bart: Um, dad?
    Homer: Yup?
    Bart: What is the mind? Is it a system of impulses, or is it something tangible?
    Homer: Relax, what is mind. No matter, what is matter. Nevermind.
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  • There is a picture frame of a Football in Bart's Bedroom
  • There is a picture frame of a heart in Lisa's Bedroom
  • Lisa's name is revealed for the first time
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Cultural References

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Latest Reviews

xx Posted on 09 March 2010 by Gars
A simple short of the parents tucking the kids into bed. It doesn't need humour to be effective.