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Film and lesbian icon Jodie Foster will be featured on The Simpsons in early 2009 as the voice of Maggie, the youngest and most reticent member of Springfield’s famously dysfunctional family, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Jodie will lend her distinctive, throaty lilt to an episode called, “Four Great Women & A Manicure,” which will envision a post-binky, grown-up Maggie

A Maggie who sounds, I hope, more like The Brave One and less like Nell. Chicka, chicka, chickabee. A t’ay in the waaynn.

Like Maggie, Jodie is no stranger to the spotlight at an early age. At the tender age of 3, Jodie appeared in a Coppertone suntan lotion advertisement. Unlike Maggie, who hasn’t aged a day in almost 20 years, Jodie matured from this adorable, topless towhead:

Coppertone ad, 1965

Into this:

Maggie Simpson’s first word was “Daddy” and voiced by Elizabeth Taylor. As an adult, I can only imagine what she has to say about her dopey, lazy dad, Homer; long-suffering, high-haired mom, Marge; obnoxious brother Bart; and precocious, sax-playing sister, Lisa. “Get me the hell out of here,” would not be out of the question.

Here’s what Maggie might look like, as played by Jodie Foster (courtesty of the simpsonizer):

“Four Great Women & a Manicure” plans to spoof everything from Macbeth to Citizen Kane and will feature the other citizens of Springfield playing some of the key roles.

Marge’s twin sisters, Selma and Patty, as Ladies Macbeth and Macduff, anyone?

— by Dara Nai