The Curious Case of Gerald Samson

Friday, March 2, 2007

Gerald Samson, better known as Baby Gerald, is Maggie's nemesis. He made his first appearance in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". Lisa once referred to the 'baby with the one eyebrow' as Maggie's rival. On a few occasions Gerald has been shown being pushed in a stroller by his mother outside the Simpsons' house, with the two babies glaring at each other. He is distinguished by his unibrow, being one of only two characters in the show to have one (the other being Groundskeeper Willie).
In "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays" a Kent Brockman headline shows a picture of Maggie Simpson beating him up. He apparently has a history of causing large scale public incidents, and was once rescued from an unspecified disaster by Bart's mail order "wonder dog" Laddie.

Surprisingly, according to the comic story "The Rise and Fall of Bartholomew J. Simpson" (published in
Simpsons Comics #47), the adult Gerald is married to Maggie, but is so dominant in the marriage that he will not even allow her to speak up during a conversation, though the comic series is considered non-canonical. During an audio commentary, Matt Groening joked that The Simpsons Movie will be about the mystery of the one eyebrowed baby.

Posted by Simpsons A Day at 2:36 PM  


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