The Quagmire family in the TV series

The Quagmire family is made up of Duncan, Isadora and Quigley (the triplets) with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quagmire.


Quagmire mansion

The triplets room in the mansion.

They originally lived in the Quagmire Mansion, and were very wealthy due to the Quagmire Sapphires. Their house was burnt down by a tremendous fire which killed both Mr. and Mrs. Quagmire. According to The Daily Punctilio, the Quagmire estate is currently under care of "the city's sixth most important financial adviser" (revealed to be Esmé Squalor).[1] It is unknown if Esmé still holds control of the estate due to the question of her survival in the Hotel Denouement fire.


The definition of a 'Quagmire' is another word for a mire, an unstable kind of liquefied soil similar to quicksand; however, it was more likely chosen as the surnames of the second extended family mentioned due to its extended meaning of 'a situation that is difficult to get out of'[2]



  • In the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, a mysterious husband and wife credited as only "Mother" and "Father" appear throughout the season. For most of the episodes the audience are led to believe through various clues that they are the Baudelaire parents, having survived the fire and subsequently been kidnapped.

Family tree

Mr. Quagmire
Mrs. Quagmire
Duncan Quagmire
Isadora Quagmire
Quigley Quagmire


  1. The Slippery Slope
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