Would you like to see the Simpsons age?
January 2, 2007 11:16am CST
Matt Groening says that Bart will be 10 forever. Wouldn't you like to see him be 11? I know they have done these "future Bart and Lisa" stories, but would you want them to stay 10 and 8 or would you like to see them reach 11 and 9? When they started the series Bart was 9 and Lisa was 7.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I've thought about this before and it could be kind of interesting but it would also be risky because fans might not like it. Someone said have them age 1 year every 5 years. If that was the case Bart would be almost 15 now and getting ready for his learner's permit (in some states at least). Lisa would be just about 13 and Maggie would be almost 5. That's a big difference from the start of the show. I'd say instead of once every five years how about just once. South Park started in 3rd grade and the kids moved up to 4th grade a few seasons later and have been there since. Or, how about steal from the show 24 and have each episode represent 1 day, after 365 episodes they're a year older. That would mean just over a year has passed.
• United States
13 Jan 07
I have always wanted to see Lisa and Bart age and especially Maggie. I think that it would be interesting to see Maggie start school to see what she would be like. But I can also see why some people would want them to stay the way that they are.
12 Jan 07
it would totaly ruin the show if they kept growing. its cute that an 8 year old is smarter than a 36 year old. i hate when they grow.. on the other hand it would be intresting for a little while, thats why they have the episodes where its the future
3 Jan 07
I think if you changed their age then it wouldnt be the same. i like the fact they stay the same age, but as you said above they have the occasional episode where they are older and u see them in college and when lisa is married, so in a sense we sort of know what they would look like and perhaps what there lifes would be like. But we always get them back at their innocent youth, supposedly.And its more fun to watch there antics then. For me leave them young forever, even maggie.