Die-hard 'Simpsons' fans surely know that creator Matt Groening named his animated creations after members of his own family, but do they know that his father, Homer, was a humorist and filmmaker? Thanks to the blisteringly amazing power of the internet, they can learn that fact right now by watching his 1969 short film, 'Basic Brown, Basic Blue,' a funny pseudo-documentary that's more than a little bizarre:

"Ever wonder how Matt Groening of 'The Simpsons' got his quirky sense of humor? Probably from his filmmaker dad, Homer Groening, who passed away in 1996. Although known for his documentaries, Homer Groening directed and narrated this film, ostensibly about color, but filled with an ongoing series of bikini-clad bathing beauties. The film is perhaps best viewed as a graphic artifact that will interest media historians seeking additional insight into the elements that influenced the cartoonist."
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