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Back to Ullman Index Episode: Simpson Christmas

General Information

  • Season: 0
  • Production Code: MG40
  • Broadcast Index: U03E05
  • Episode Number: 34
  • Airdate: 18 December 1988
  • Writer: Matt Groening
  • Director: Matt Groening
  • Editor: Gary M. Gadsdon


Bart Narrates a story, of himself, Lisa and Maggie trying to sneak a peak at their presents.

Intro Gags

Maggie's Appearences

  • Maggie gets a new pacifier.

Lisa's Appearences

  • Lisa gets a pair of new dolls

Maggie Framegrabs - 9

Lisa Framegrabs - 8

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Memorable Quotage

  • Homer: Oh Lisa, oh Maggie, oh little Bartholomew, go upstairs go right now, before I kill all of you!
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  • This is the only short focusing on a national holiday
  • This is the only short to have been repeated on the Ullman Show, it was repeated on December 17, 1989, before 7G08 - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire aired
  • Homer gets Lisa and Maggie mixed up, he points to them the wrong way around
  • Bart's full name is revealed to be Bartholomew in this short
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Cultural References

  • The dolls Lisa gets are of Binky and Bongo from Life in Hell
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Latest Reviews

xx Posted on 15 March 2010 by Gars
It's typical of kids to be excited for Christmas. So this has a very natural feeling to it. So it's actually half-decent.