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Sam Simon, Simpsons co-developer, has died


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So, as it turns out, Homer was named after Sam's own father, Homer Simon. And Marge was named after his mother.

 

There was a debate here a while back as to why the character was named "Homer Simpson". Who knew the answer was as simple as that?

 

59 is too young. Very sad news.

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So, as it turns out, Homer was named after Sam's own father, Homer Simon. And Marge was named after his mother.

 

There was a debate here a while back as to why the character was named "Homer Simpson". Who knew the answer was as simple as that?

 

59 is too young. Very sad news.

 

I believe you're confusing Sam Simon with Matt Groening (pronounced GRAIN-ing), the creator of "The Simpsons." Those characters were named after Groening's family members. And, yes, he had sisters named Lisa and Maggie -- and a grandfather named Abe.

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I believe you're confusing Sam Simon with Matt Groening (pronounced GRAIN-ing), the creator of "The Simpsons." Those characters were named after Groening's family members. And, yes, he had sisters named Lisa and Maggie -- and a grandfather named Abe.

 

All I know is what I read in the link provided by GayD in the opening post. Perhaps I misunderstood what I read.

 

Went back and read it again. You're right - it was Homer Groening. The point I was making remains valid however, regarding the former debate over where the name 'Homer Simpson' originated. It wasn't anything mysterious - it was simply after one of the creators parents.

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All I know is what I read in the link provided by GayD in the opening post. Perhaps I misunderstood what I read.

 

Went back and read it again. You're right - it was Homer Groening. The point I was making remains valid however, regarding the former debate over where the name 'Homer Simpson' originated. It wasn't anything mysterious - it was simply after one of the creators parents.

 

No big deal! I find it interesting that Groening didn't name Bart Simpson after himself. Apparently, Bart is a bit of wordplay derived from "brat"!

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