Terminally Ill ‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Donating His Entire Fortune To Charity


Sam Simon is more than just a name that appears during The Simpsons‘ opening credits — he’s a comedy icon, a writer for some of the greatest sitcoms of all-time, including Cheers, Barney Miller, Taxi, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. But like most things in life, it all comes back to The Simpsons. That’s where he did everything from help design the characters to hire fellow geniuses John Swartzwelder and George Meyer to suggest that Smithers be gay to pitch and/or write “The Crepes of Wrath,” “The Way We Was,” and “Homer at the Bat,” among many other classic episodes. (The great Brad Bird called him the “the unsung hero” of the show.)

Simon had a falling out with Matt Groening after season four, though, due in part to the show’s rising popularity but also the fact…

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