Familiar Names in Obit of Matt Groening’s Mother

The obit of Matt Groening’s mother, Margaret Ruth, is circulating around the Web because of some familiar names from the town of Springfield.

The creator of The Simpsons clearly was influenced by his family when it was time to name the characters on the show.

Groening had a Marge (Margaret), Homer, Lisa, Maggie and Patty in his family and his mother’s maiden name was Wiggum — the last name of Ralph and Chief Wiggum.

[H/T Bleeding Cool]

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