Spot “The Simpsons” Characters In Matt Groening’s Mom’s Obituary

Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2013

“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening lost his mother, Margaret Groening, at the end of April, which is super sad. But what’s not: her obituary reveals several of the inspirations for popular “Simpsons” characters. Like, did you know that Matt named the Simpson siblings after his own sisters (and renamed himself Bart)? Or that Chief Wiggum shares his name with Groening’s mom’s maiden name? See what other awesome “Simpsons” references you can catch! We’ve annotated it with the answers after the jump! [Gawker]