The Obituary Of Matt Groening's Mother Explains The Origins Of The Simpsons

April 12, 2021

The obituary of Margaret Ruth Groening, the mother of "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, accurately describes the origins of the names of some of the show's characters.

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Margaret passed away in 2013 at 94 years old.

She was married to a man named Homer, "whom she chose because he made her laugh the most".

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Also, the only Simpson family member not named after one of Groening's is Bart, who was named because Bart is an anagram for brat.

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