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Mayor Quimby - The Simpsons and the Addams Family

Matt Groening named a number of characters in the Simpsons after street names in his home town of Portland, Oregon. Names like Flanders, Lovejoy, Powell, Kearney and Quimby.

Now, this may well be true, but I was just watching an episode of the original Addams Family television series, Gomez, The Politician(2nd Oct 1964), in which there is a city council election. And who should become Mayor?

A fellow called Quimby! Yep, that's right - just like in the Simpsons. (Or the other way around, really).

Could this have been in the back of Groening's mind when picked that name for his mayor?


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