‘The Simpsons’: Read Barbara Bush’s Apology Letter to Marge

A long time ago, there was a neighbourhood war between the Bushes and the Simpsons.

After the death of Barbara Bush, the Simpsons writers noted how the former first lady thought of the show as “the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.” They soon wrote a letter (on behalf of Marge Simpson) that penned, “I recently read your criticism of my family. I was deeply hurt. Heaven knows we’re far from perfect and, if truth be known, maybe just a wee bit short of normal; but as Dr. Seuss says, ‘a person is a person.’” Marge then concluded, writing, “I always believed in my heart that we had a great deal in common. Each of us living our lives to serve an exceptional man. I hope there is some way out of this controversy. I thought, perhaps, it would be a good start to just speak my mind.”

Remember, this occured sometime in the 90s. The first lady not only responded, but apologised. “How kind of you to write. I am glad you spoke your mind; I foolishly didn’t know you had one. I am looking at a picture of you, depicted on a plastic cup, with your blue hair filled with pink birds peeking out all over. Evidently, you and your charming family — Lisa, Homer, Bart and Maggie — are camping out. It is a nice family scene. Clearly you are setting a good example for the rest of the country. Please forgive a loose tongue.” The P.S. she added? “Homer looks like a handsome fella!”

In a 1996 episode, the Bushes moved to Springfield with Bart playing Dennis the Menace, destroying the President’s memoirs, which earns him a spanking and leads to a fist fight between him and Homer.

Read those hilarious letters below:

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