Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons
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The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy Was Inspired By A Hate-Filled ‘Fan’
The Simpsons history book Springfield Confidential, by Mike Reiss and Mathew Klickstein, explains that the character Comic Book Guy is partially based on a viewer.
Partly inspired by the common nerd one might encounter in real life, Comic Book Guy was also inspired by the webmaster of a hate-filled "Simpsons" "fan"-site called
Reiss said the webmaster would log in mere minutes after — and sometimes before — every new "Simpsons" episode aired on Sunday nights to declare it "Worst. Episode. Ever.”
Reiss even recalled a post that read, "I just saw the promo for next Sunday's Simpsons, and it clearly will be the Worst Episode Ever."