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Back to Ullman Index Episode: Making Faces

General Information

  • Season: 0
  • Production Code: MG09
  • Broadcast Index: U02E01
  • Episode Number: 8
  • Airdate: 22 September 1987
  • Writer: Matt Groening
  • Director: Matt Groening
  • Editor: Gary M. Gadsdon


Bart, Lisa and Maggie make a succession of scary faces at one another despite Marge's warnings that their facial positions will be frozen in place forever.

Intro Gags

Maggie's Appearences

  • Maggie makes faces along with Bart and Lisa.
  • She looks in the Mirror with Bart and Lisa when Marge tells them that their faces have stuck.

Lisa's Appearences

  • Lisa makes faces along with Bart and Maggie
  • One of her faces is called "The Howler Monkey"
  • Lisa looks in the mirror when Marge has told the kids their faces are stuck

Maggie Framegrabs - 15

Lisa Framegrabs - 18

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Memorable Quotage

  • Lisa: I call this face, the Howler Monkey.
    Bart: I call this face, Dad.
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  • Bart's shirt is lighter than usual
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Cultural References

  • The scene of the kids at the mirror was later used in an episode of Futurama 1ACV13 - Fry and the Slurm Factory
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Latest Reviews

xx Posted on 09 March 2010 by Gars
A simple short showing what the kids do best. Annoy their parents. Some of the faces the kids pull off are humorous, such as Bart's version of Homer.