Obituary For His Mother Shows How Matt Groening Paid Tribute To His Family In "The Simpsons"

Series creator Matt Groening lost his mother on April 22, 2013. Her obituary showcased how many family members were inspiration for the show.

2. To Recap:

3. Named after Matt Groening’s dad of the same name.

4. Named after Groening’s mom, Margaret.

5. The Wiggum family uses the maiden name of Margaret Groening.

6. Patty Bouvier was named after Matt’s eldest sister.

7. Lisa Simpson is also a namesake of one of Matt’s sisters.

8. As is Maggie Simpson.

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