Remembering Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie Simpson

As the world continues to mourn the loss of the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor, let’s not forget the famed actress’s greatest screen achievement: no, not the budget-busting Cleopatra, or her Oscar-winning turn in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Rather, her ultimate triumph came on December 3, 1992, when she provided the voice as baby Maggie Simpson finally said her first word. 

This was actually pretty big.  Not only was this a fairly early entry in the trend of major Hollywood stars doing TV cameos (though Taylor had done these before), it was the first time I can think of when a major star did a purposely minimalist bit–one word, at the very end of the show.  What a good sport.  The next best disparity between fame and lowliest guest starring role would be George Clooney as the bark of a gay dog on South Park

Below is the best copy I can find of the clip. 

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