Matt Groening loses his mother who was inspiration behind Marge Simpson
When creator of the Simpsons Matt Groening was putting together his soon to be hit show ‘The Simpsons’ he did not have names for his characters. Instead he turned to his family, that is his mom, dad, and sisters for inspiration. The Simpsons is the longest running scripted television series on TV, and now is on the verge of wrapping season 24.
Matt Groening did not exactly name Marge after his mom but used her for inspiration, his mom’s real name is Margaret Ruth Groening. On the show the matriach of the Simpson family is named Marge and Margaret, Matt’s mom has always told fans that she doesn’t go by Marge. Still, that has not stopped fans of the show from equating Margaret Groening to Marge Simpson. Also, Matt Groening has used his mom’s maiden name Wiggum throughout the Simpsons show.
The obituary states: “Margaret and Homer [who died in 1996] supported the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Trail Blazers and many local yarn shops (Margaret was a talented needlework artist). She also was high-school valedictorian and went on to teach high-school English, says Oregon Public Broadcasting — which notes that she married Homer because “he made her laugh the most.”
Also, fans of Matt Groening’s show ‘Futurama’ may be getting some bad news about one of their favorite animated shows for the show has been cancelled for a second time. The first cancellation was back in 2003, and since the show was brought back. The show’s ratings have not lived up to what executives had hoped.
The cancellation comes as no surprise to executive producer David Cohen as he has said, “I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news. It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.”