17 Celebrity Inspirations for Simpsons Characters

This long running show has been at the hearts of many childhoods… and adulthoods. Did you ever wonder where the inspiration for their characters comes from?

1. Bart Simpson

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Since Bart is an anagram for “Brat”, it should come as no surprise that Bart was inspired by the character of Dennis the Menace. It is said that Matt Groening was so disappointed in the cartoon version of Dennis the Menace, that he created his own version. He felt that the cartoon actually toned down Dennis’ mischievousness and wanted to make up for that with his own character. He succeeded at that, and so much more.