Matt Groening, Creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [VIDEO][AUDIO]
The 2,459th star added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday will bear the name of Simpsons creatorMatt Groening. During his acceptance speech, Groening noted that when the series premiered in 1989, one Fox executive had an issue with Lisa Simpson and complained, “No network TV show can possibly succeed that has an 8-year-old girl saying the word ‘ennui.'”
Obviously, that executive was way off point. The Simpsons will air its 500th episode Sunday.
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Hank Azaria, who does the voices of Chief Wiggam, Apu and Moe, also spoke at the ceremony and channeled the voice of Moe to discuss how things have changed over the past 25 years.