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Matt Groening

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This article is about the character. For the real life creator of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama", see Matt Groening.
"Your creator is TV's most beloved animation visionary."
―Matt Groening[src]
Matt Groening
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Artwork of Matt Groening from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Gray
Occupation: Creator of Futurama & Life in Hell
First appearance: "The Front"
Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta[1]

Matt Groening is the creator of the television show Futurama and the comic strip Life in Hell.


In the '90s, a struggling Matt Groening created the show Futurama.[2]

Matt seems to be very acclaimed, since when people saw him at a comic convention, everyone went for him for an autograph. Matt told them they can also take a bit of his 'stache, as they say it's good luck. He often wears a coat with his name on it.[3] However, when Homer saw a drawing of Bongo by Matt Groening (from his comic Life in Hell) he said Matt was a bad artist.[4]

He was once hired to draw a caricature of Freddy Quimby in a trial.[5] When Kent Brockman presented a list of people who were gay, Groening was on the list.[6] He is also in Comic Book Guy's banned list in the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, along with Sideshow Bob, Nelson, Bart and Milhouse.[7]

When some "Everyman" comic books were being loaded in a truck, Matt Groening stole all of them and threw them into his truck.[8]

Matt is seen walking past Comic Book Guy at Comicalooza.[9]


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Matt Groening was once depicted as a heavy drinking, bald, one eyed WWII veteran who originally created the comics Damnation, Johnny Reb Comics and True Murder Stories. When asked how he makes an episode of The Simpsons every week, he fired gunshots at the camera.[1]

Matt Groening is among the people Comic Book Guy (as "The Collector") kidnapped and put into aluminized PET film bag.[10]

Matt Groening is "the creator" of both The Simpsons and Futurama, and his mansion is full of coin pills, dollar sign-shaped bushes and Simpsons characters items, such as statues and trees). When Homer and Bart go to his office, he attacks them with Bender and Zoidberg (some of Futurama's main characters) drawings that come to life. Homer and Bart defeat Matt, but he escapes in his helicopter after signing his window with his signature. He also appears as an enemy sent by God in Dance Dance Revolution.[11][12]

Matt Groening is in the rear left side of the courtroom during the trial of Duff Beer VS Pawtucket Patriot Ale.[13]

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Matt Groening
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  • Matt appears on "Ned's List of Laudable Lefties".[14]
  • He was seen in the audience during the award show.[15]

Behind the Laughter[edit]

Main article: Matt Groening

Matt Groening is the creator of the two television series The Simpsons and Futurama and the comic strip Life in Hell.

Matt Groening also appears in the Season 12: Complete Collection DVD menu, where he is busy signing comic books



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