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Happy birthday, Matt Groening!

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Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, “Life In Hell,” and former author of the finest column of rock criticism ever published in Los Angeles, turns 55 today.

Tonight’s episode of The Simpsons features some terrific new opening credits–don’t miss them.

Here, Groening makes a drawing for Ricky Gervais — sorry, Karl Pilkington: