| Snowball I|
|Color||White (sometimes black)|
|Relatives||Kittens: Snowball II, Grey kitten (name unknown)|
|First Appearance||"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (Mentioned)|
Snowball is a white female cat who died and only briefly appeared in a flashback, but has been mentioned numerous times. She was the Simpsons' first cat. Her death has never been shown on TV or in comics.
Snowball I was first mentioned in a Christmas letter Marge was writing where she explains that Snowball I had died that year.
Snowball was, according to Lisa in a poem, run over by a Chrysler. At a later point it emerged that Snowball was run over by Clovis Quimby, drunkard brother of Mayor Quimby (in a parody of what could be any of the Kennedy brothers, Roger Clinton, Jr., or even Billy Carter). Snowball is buried in the Pet Cemetery, which is next to the Springfield Cemetery. However, at one time, her grave was seen in the Simpsons' backyard, next to Snowball II's grave .
Snowball has been shown as black in some pictures; however, she is generally seen as white. Snowball was so named due to her white-colored fur, though in a few occasions, Snowball I is pictured similar to Snowball II. Snowball II's name is an obvious use of irony. Snowball's eye color is green.
Life After DeathEdit
Although the Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Albright, tells Lisa that Snowball cannot go to Heaven, this proves to be wrong as Snowball has been seen in Heaven by characters who have undergone near-death experiences, including Bart, and sometimes in flashback sequences. She was listed as voting for Sideshow Bob in mayoral elections.
Treehouse of HorrorEdit
In Treehouse of Horror III, Bart and Lisa try to bring back Snowball I using a zombie spell in the pet cemetery, but inadvertently awaken the human corpses in the nearby Springfield Cemetery.
Behind the LaughterEdit
Many Simpsons books are jokingly dedicated to her. For example, in The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (in which she is mistakenly colored black), the dedication reads, "We hope that they change your catbox in kitty heaven more often than we did down here." In The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror: Fun-Filled Frightfest, published by HarperCollins in 2003, the more morbid dedication reads "We're sorry you're gone. You would have made a tasty Hors d’œuvre." Also, The Simpsons Holiday Humdinger, published by the same company in 2004, says, "As this snow sculpture thaws on the first warm day, so will our hearts melt whenever we think of you." A passage in Cartooning With the Simpsons, published by Scholastic, reads, "Dedicated to the memory of Snowball I: You may be gone, but we still remember how to draw you." Many other Simpsons books are dedicated to her, but the dedications ceased in 2005.
- Episode – "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "Bart Gets Hit by a Car"
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror III" (Mentioned)
- Episode – "Sideshow Bob Roberts" (Tombstone)
- Episode – "And Maggie Makes Three"
- Episode – "Lisa's Sax" (Seen in a flashback)
- Episode – "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot" (Tombstone)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XIV" (Mentioned)
- ↑ Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
- ↑ Told in Bart's story in Treehouse of Horror III, Dial Z for Zombies
- ↑ I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot