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For the creator of the Simpsons franchise, see Matt Groening.

"Your creator is TV's most beloved animation visionary."
―Matt Groening[src]

Matt Groening is the creator of the television show Futurama, as well as the comic strip Life in Hell. He is also known for creating such comics as "Damnation," "Johnny Reb" and "True Murder Stories." He is also creating the television show Disenchantment, which is currently on Netflix.


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 hair and to pull on his beard, as they say it's good luck.[1] However, when Homer sees a drawing of Bongo the Rabbit by Matt Groening (from his comic Life in Hell) and says Matt is not even a good artist.[2] He was once hired to draw a caricature of Freddy Quimby in a trial.[3]

According to Channel 6, Matt Groening is gay, as he appears in a list in which all gay people appear.[4] 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.[5]

He had appeared in a couch scene as well, when Marge washed his name away from the picture, and he came back and rewrote it.

When some "Everyman" comic books were being loaded in a truck, Matt Groening stole all of them and threw them into his truck.[6]

Non Canon Appearances[]

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  • Matt Groening was once depicted as a heavy drinking, bald, one-eyed WWII veteran known for comics such as "Damnation", "Johnny Reb" and "True Murder Stories." Plus he acted homicidal if disturbed. [7]
  • Matt Groening is one of the people Comic Book Guy (as "The Collector") kidnapped and put into a Mylar bag.[8]
  • 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 (two of Futurama's main characters) draws who come to life. Homer and Bart defeat Matt, but he escapes in his helicopter after signing his window with his signature.
  • Inside Matt Groening's mansion, Homer refers to Matt as Seth MacFarlane. The same level also reveals that his secretary mispronounces his surname as "Groaning" instead of "Greening", only for him to reluctantly admit even he isn't sure how it's actually pronounced at this point.[9]
  • Matt Groening's character is extremely conservative in The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular, despite being liberal in real life.

Behind the Laughter[]

Main article: Matt Groening
Matt Groening is the creator of the two television series The Simpsons and Futurama, one web series Disenchantment, 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.

Matt Groening as he appears in "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular"



The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular[]

Get outta my office! (picks up a gun and shoots, making the screen lose airing)

My Big Fat Geek Wedding[]

"Sure, I'll give an autograph anytime approach me in public or even on my private property. How about an original sketch or some of my hair? Don't forget to pull on my beard they say it's good luck."