|The Simpsons Bios|
Homer's favorite book and/or pamphlet is "So, You've Decided To Steal Cable", which also happens to be the most recent book and/or pamphlet he has read. When he's not reading, Homer enjoys drinking beer, at home or in a bar. His favorite haunts include Moe's Tavern, Greasy Joe's Bar-B-Q Pit, Gulp `N' Blow, and The Frying Dutchman, which he almost put out of business on its "All You Can Eat Night". Since then, Homer's picture has hung in the restaurant, where he's known as "Bottomless Pete: Nature's Cruelest Mistake".
Sometimes frustrated at being fat and bald, Homer enjoys flashbacks now and again, which show him fat with a full head of hair. Two things, though, always remain constant for Homer, no matter what happens to him: his happy-go-lucky nature and his love for Marge and his kids.
Marge's one extravagance is having her tall blue hair done twice a day. Her hair does come in handy, however, as it enables the Simpsons to locate one another easily when they visit an amusement park or zoo.
Perhaps more than anything else, Bart's first words as a baby provide a window onto his character: "Aye, Carumba!" -- as true today as they were when first uttered.
For the record, Lisa says she watches TV only for "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report" -- particularly since it expanded to one hour -- and any Masterpiece Theatre serialization of wordy British novels. In truth, however, she is always willing to interrupt a piercing MacNeil-Lehrer roundtable whenever her beloved "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons are on TV. Her deep love for cartoon characters proves that, no matter how precocious she may be, Lisa is still a Simpson.
|MAGGIE SIMPSON |
Over the years, we've watched Maggie grow from a cute pacifier-sucking infant into a cute pacifier-sucking infant who's said her first word, "Daddy". Having learned one new word in five years, Maggie places just behind Bart and slightly ahead of Homer in vocabulary development. For an infant who can neither talk nor walk with any consistency, Maggie nonetheless leads an exciting and rewarding life. She is perhaps proudest of the baby escape she led at the Springfield Daycare Center. Maggie is almost always in a good mood, although once she did develop a rivalry with the mysterious one-eyebrowed baby who lives down the street. Angry pacifier sucks were exchanged.
MATT GROENING, Creator and Executive Producer
In 1993 he formed "Bongo Comics Group", whereby he serves as publisher over the following: "Simpsons Comics", "Itchy & Scratchy Comics", "Bartman", "Radioactive Man", "Lisa Comics" and "Krusty Comics". In 1995 he founded and published "Zongo Comics", which included "Jimbo" and "Fleener".
In addition to producing his weekly strip, keeping on top of the ongoing production demands of the weekly television series, and meeting regularly with the Bongo team, Groening oversees all aspects of the licensing and merchandising of "The Simpsons".
In addition to the recent best-seller "The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family", Groening's books, based on "Life in Hell" and "The Simpsons", include "Love is Hell", "Work is Hell", "School is Hell", "The Big Book of Hell", "Akbar & Jeff's Guide to Life", "Love is Hell 10th Anniversary Edition", "Binky's Guide to Love", "The Simpsons Xmas Book", "The Simpsons Rainy Day Fun Book", "Making Faces With The Simpsons", "Bart Simpson's Guide To Life", "The Simpsons' Uncensored Family Album", "Cartooning With The Simpsons", "Simpsons Illustrated" magazine, "Simpsons Comics & Stories" comic book, "Simpsons Comics Extravaganza", "Simpsons Comics Spectacular", "Bartman: The Best of The Best" and "Simpsons Comics Simps-O-Rama".
Groening, a native of Portland, OR, resides in Los Angeles.
JAMES L. BROOKS, Executive Producer
In 1990, Brooks produced and directed his first play, "Brooklyn Laundry", a Los Angeles production starring Glenn Close, Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.
Brooks' company, Gracie Films, made an overall deal with Sony Pictures in 1990. He produced two new series and directed the feature "I'll Do Anything".
Brooks executive produced the feature film "Bottle Rocket" and produced "Jerry Maguire". Brooks' most recent project which he co-wrote, produced and directed, "As Good As It Gets", received seven Academy Award nominations and two Academy Awards.
MIKE SCULLY, Executive Producer
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Julie and their their five daughters.