'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening gets Hollywood star

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The man behind the long-running hit TV show featuring Bart, Homer, Marge, Maggie and Lisa was presented with the honour in the same week that the 500th episode of the cartoon aired.

Matt was joined by the stars who voice the characters on the show, including Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith and Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart.

"I want to thank Nancy Cartwright, who channelled a ten-year-old, troubled boy, the day I met her in 1987," he said.

"And here's a secret about the show, whenever we run into a spot of trouble, a moment of silence, we just throw in an off screen voice of Bart Simpson saying 'Aye Carumba' and it fixes the joke."

Although the 57-year-old cartoonist is only just receiving his own star, The Simpsons characters - who he named after his own family - were honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

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