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Fanfic / Does Marge have friends?

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Does Marge have friends? is the unofficial name of a The Simpsons poem by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. It was written in 2016 and told on Twitter. It's described as "a poem in fifteen tweets".

The story reinterprets Marge and her relationship with Maude Flanders. In it, Marge's Only Friend to a degree was Maude and they had a connection. This friendship turned into a romance, but it was abruptly cut short when Homer accidentally killed Maude.


The poem is short but it's caught on for its twist on Marge and Maude's characters.

You can read it here.

This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Dead Sparks: The poem implies that Marge is feeling this way towards her husband Homer. She feels lonely, which allows a romance to bloom between her and her next-door neighbor Maude.
  • Friendless Background: The poem revolves around Marge being a lonely housewife with no friends. Her closest thing to a friend was her neighbor and acquaintance Maude, who died prior to the poem.
  • Holding Hands: During a summer barbecue, Maude suddenly held Marge's hand underneath the table.
  • Only Friend: Maude is the closest Marge could call a friend, but even then she admits that they were acquaintances at best.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: invoked The poem mentions that Maude and Marge weren't friends and rarely talked, yet there was still an attraction there.