Co-creator James L. Brooks came up with the idea that The Simpsons should do a Star Wars tie-in in January. So showrunner Al Jean and fellow Simpsons writer Joel Cohen and Mike Price quickly conceived of the idea of Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap. This is the third short featuring Maggie Simpson. “Maggie, I would say is like Buster Keaton,” Jean said. “She’s silent, she’s funny and she can take a fall. So she’s an excellent silent comedian… I just love doing them. When I started watching comedy, my heroes were Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, and there was an essence to those shorts that they did that was amazing.” ALSO: Lucasfilm would only let The Simpsons do a "little tribute" to Baby Yoda to avoid overexposure and the Mandalorian himself was left on the cutting-room floor.