It’s hard to believe that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening still hasn’t received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, that wrong is going to be set right next Tuesday, Feb. 14 when the brilliant animator and cartoonist will get the 2,459th star on Hollywood Blvd in the TV category.
Hosted by Hollywood chamber of commerce president Leron Gulber and Simpsons voices Hank Azaria (Moe, Chief Wiggum, Apu, and many others) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpsons), the festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Simpsons will celebrate its 500th episode on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8PM ET/PT on FOX. Groening has forever left an indelible mark on society. Voted the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, the series has left a path of catch-phrases (Homer’s “D’oh!” and Bart’s “Eat my shorts”) and societal commentary. It has also given birth to a theme park ride and United States postage stamps, personally designed by Groening. He served as producer and writer during the four-year process of the long-awaited hit feature film The Simpsons Movie, released in July 2007.