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The Simpsons Just Addressed One of Your Most Burning Questions Ever

Time logo Time 12/11/2017 Melissa Locker
Maggie's first word, "daddy," was voiced by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1992 episode "Lisa's First Word." © Fox Maggie's first word, "daddy," was voiced by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1992 episode "Lisa's First Word."

The Simpsons has been on the air for an impressive 28 seasons (and counting!), making it both the longest-running American sitcom and animated program in history. While some things always change (see: couch gags), many things in Springfield stay exactly the same. For instance, Maggie Simpson has been a baby for the last 29 years, something that Twitter user Brian Frink recently called out.

He posed the question on Twitter: “Umm I’m confused. This is the first time I’m watching @TheSimpsons in forever…

“How is Maggie still a baby with a pacifier? Shouldn’t she be in college by now?!?” As Bart Simpson would say, ay caramba! Luckily, The Simpsons had a quick answer: magic.

That explanation also undoubtedly applies to why Lisa is still an over-achieving eight-year-old (and not yet President of the United States), why Marge’s blue hair hasn’t turned grey, the show’s unique ability to predict the future, why Krusty the Klown still has a job, and why Grandpa Abe is, well, still alive and yelling at clouds (he is not a crackpot!) Just chalk it up to that old Simpsons’ magic.

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