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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not particularly like school, which is what originally turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell", which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James L. Brooks, looking for a filler in the television show, The Tracey Ullman Show, turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted Groening. The animated shorts that Groening created were The Simpsons.  See full bio on IMDb »

'The Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening -- Smithers Was Black By Mistake ... Doh!

'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening
Smithers Was Black By Mistake ... DOH!

The creator of "The Simpsons" says Smithers was color incorrect when he first appeared on the show ... black.Waylon Smithers' black hue was simply a mistake, but producers didn't have the money to… READ MORE >

Margaret Groening Dead -- Marge Simpson Namesake Dies at 94

Marge Simpson
Real-Life Namesake Passes Away at 94

Sad news in Springfield ... "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's mourning the loss of his beloved 94-year-old mother Margaret ... as in Marge ... as in Marge Simpson. In fact, Margaret's obituary… READ MORE >

- 636 days ago
Matt Groening -- The Simpsons ... Are Wildcats???

Matt Groening
The Simpsons ... Are Wildcats?

Springfield is NOT in Oregon ... or Illinois ... or Delaware ... or Ohio, Nevada or Maine ... so says creator Matt Groening. Matt was leaving Nobu in Malibu this weekend ... posing for photos and… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago

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