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Richard Appel (born May 21, 1963) is an American writer. After working as a lawyer for several years he became a writer for The Simpsons in 1994. His first episode was Season 7's "Mother Simpson". He left the show after writing "When You Dish Upon a Star". He went on to serve as executive producer on King of the Hill and The Bernie Mac Show. He is currently an executive producer on Family Guy, as well the executive producer on The Cleveland Show, of which he is also a co-creator.
- At the time Appel wrote "Mother Simpson", he was married to the novelist Mona Simpson. He named Homer's mother Mona after her.