Remember Ruth Powers?

Hi folks and welcome to another Simpsons Sunday. This week I’m going to try and talk about a character from the first few seasons, who made 2 central appearances in Seasons 4 and 5. Ruth Powers appeared in the episodes: New Kid On The Block and Marge On The Lam.

In the episode New Kid On The Block she and her daughter Lora moved next to the Simpsons home and Lora became Bart, Lisa and Maggie’s baby sitter. Of course, Bart also developed a crush on her and showed us that Jimbo Jones is not just a bully but a coward, when Moe burst in brandishing a dull knife after Bart’s prank call mentioning him as the perpetrator of the prank call.

Marge On The Lam was when her and Marge became fast friends and went out together, when Homer was either stuck to vending machines or just out on his own. She was driving her husbands stolen car with Marge in it and they went on a car chase with Homer and Chief Wiggum. Ruth made other appearances but those are the best known and loved episodes she played a central roll in.

In some Simpsons fan fiction stories she is either: the Simpson children’s new Mother or a baby sitter to other kids in Springfield, with a slightly different personality. I wonder if she will be back to play another central roll in a future episode. Will she actually become friends with Homer, despite her ex husband being much like him? They both sat around drinking beer.

On the birthday front, Bob Newhart turned another year older yesterday. He appeared on an episode of The Simpsons, Bart The Fink and of course had his own TV show, which also starred the late Marcia Wallace. Need I say more?

Bob also has his own comedy career, which is still going since the late 1950’s and his classic bits like: Bus Driver School, for example. If you haven’t heard any of his bits they are just lmao funny and this is despite that they have no profanity.

Also, my Mom turned another year older yesterday and to give you an idea how old she is, she is the same age as Jone Rivers, if she were alive today. I made a point to call her and wish her a ahappy birthday.

Well, that’s about it for this week. In the mean time, I recommend checking out Chris Ladesma’s blog. He is the Music Editor for The Simpsons and has been since day 1.
Also, check out Yeardley Smith’s blog at
Don’t forget about Marchez Vous, which is her women’s shoe designer company, which she started earlier in the decade. You can check out their website at
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He has ran the show since Season 13 and has ran it during Seasons 3 and 4.
Anyway, that is it for this weeks post. Talk to you again on Weather Wednesday.


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