The closing scene of The Simpsons on Sunday night ended with an image of baby Maggie Simpson holding a Je Suis Charlie flag. It’s a tribute to the 12 people who died in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in Paris.
Maggie is drawn to resemble the little girl featured in Les Misérables promotional materials. Who could know better than the Simpsons’ creators the essential combination of cartooning and irreverence? Maggie Simpson’ flag is a flag raised to the cartoonists from one of their own.