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Milhouse from the Simpsons was named after U.S president Richard Milhous Nixon. The name was the most “unfortunate name Matt Groening could think of for a child”. Later in the series, it was also revealed that Milhouse’s middle name was Mussolini

The Crazy Story Behind Milhouse’s Creation On The Simpsons

Having been a part of primetime TV for 27 years, The Simpsons has given viewers one of the biggest character ensembles in all of fiction, and many of Springfield’s natives are just as important and memorable as the titular family. Take Bart’s best friend and put-upon cohort Milhouse Van Houten, a Simpsons fan favorite who apparently wasn’t even created for The Simpsons at all. (To the lemon tree!) Here’s the real story behind the bespectacled goober’s origin, as shared by longtime show animator and director David Silverman.

This is actually a two-tiered reveal for anyone who wasn’t already familiar with the story. But first, is there anything in the world less surprising than Milhouse’s debut in the Simpsons universe being coupled with … Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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