43. Waylon Smithers was colored as an African American in his first appearance, which was a mistake by the animating studio. 44. Conan OBrien, who was a Simpsons writer from 1991 to 1994, created the recurring character of the Sea Captain, who begins each line with a grizzled Arrrr. 45. The band Fall Out Boy is named after the Simpsons universe comic book character who was a sidekick to Radioactive Man. Band members have claimed they had no idea their name was a Simpsons reference when they picked it. 46. Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is named for the lead character of director Satyajit Rays Apu Trilogy.
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