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Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons" and recent $500,000 donor to UCLA's School of Film, Theater and Television, will be honored Tuesday with star no. 2,459 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Groening's sidewalk homage to celestial gas will be located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd, not far from the star of his famous Springfield family.
The ceremony for the 12-time Emmy Award winner begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be hosted by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler. Guest speakers Hank Azaria (aka: Moe, Chief Wiggum, many more) and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson) will also be at the event.
Groening moved to Los Angeles in 1977 and began channelling his city stress into Binky, a rabbit cartoon featured in his "Life In Hell" comics. James L. Brooks approached the cartoonist in 1987 about an animated short stint on "The Tracey Ullman Show."
"The Simpsons," which started its spin-off run in December 1989, is now in its 23rd season, and will debut episode 500 on Feb. 19.
In honor of this landmark achievement 20th Century Fox held a tv watching marathon at Hollywood and Highland last week where 100 ultimate fans attempted to break the Guinness record for longest continuous television viewing.
Two of them did just that.
Fun Fact: The show's portly patriarch was named after Groening's father, Homer. Wanna guess Matt's mother's name?