Steve Jobs Is The Biological Brother Of Homer Simpson’s Mother [Fun Facts]



Here’s a weird fun fact for you on a slow news Tuesday: there’s a very real familial link between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and TV’s Homer Simpson. Here’s how.

As some of you may know, Steve Jobs was put up for adoption as an infant. What you may not know is that Steve Jobs’ birth parents are Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, who put him up for adoption because they weren’t married at the time.

Later, when they married, they had another child: Mona Jandali. However, Jandali abandoned both Mona and her mother when Mona was five. Joanne eventually remarried, at which point Mona decided to take her stepfather’s name and became Mona Simpson.

In the 80s, Mona’s career as a novelist flourished, and she published several successful novels. During this time, she also married television writer and producer Richard Appel, who worked on The Simpsons and appropriated his wife’s name for that of Homer Simpson’s biological mother in the episode “Mother Simpson”.

To summarize: Steve Jobs is the biological brother of the real-life inspiration for Homer Simpson’s mother. Or, put a more fanciful way, Apple’s CEO is Homer Simpson’s spiritual uncle.

The more you know, eh?

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57 responses to “Steve Jobs Is The Biological Brother Of Homer Simpson’s Mother [Fun Facts]”

  1. site7000 says:

    It’s not April 1st yet, you fool! This is impossible!

  2. Chris says:

    so we have the perfect successor to steve jobs – homer simpson!

  3. Raja Sen says:

    Coolest COM post in weeks. Awesomesauce.

  4. Yaz Khoury says:

    Steve Jobs is half Syrian from his biological father :)

  5. MacGoo says:

    Homer: Woohoo!
    Steve Jobs: D’oh!
    Also, Homer is suddenly craving apple beer…

  6. Dalek says:

    Can you imagine the apple version of the canyonaero?

  7. brownlee says:

    He is indeed. I think that’s very cool.

  8. Bonnie says:

    I heard that 80% of iPhone users are gay. Weird huh?

  9. Dilipv says:

    Whohoo! USA! USA! USA!

  10. Janie12 says:

    I have no words to this article…

  11. GHo5t says:

    Hey, ya thinks I could get Steve to settle Homer’s tab?

  12. The Caped Jackass says:

    I was thinking the same thing. Would probably be a $6,000 tablet with fins, USB ports galore, and a separate processor dedicated to flash websites. It would weigh in at a slender 37lbs and have enough battery life for two 3 minute MP3s!

  13. joiede says:

    You must be desperate for news today…

  14. brownlee says:

    Seriously? Way to be a dick.

  15. Effluvium Boy says:

    I think you may be mistaking the “Canyonero” for “The Homer” (The car Homer designed, which ruined his brother’s business)

  16. parrotcam says:

    All this time i’ve been tricked! Now we know his real name is Steve Jandali. it doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  17. Lenny Leonard says:

    Dental plan!

  18. Betsy Everett says:

    This made me laugh at 4 in the morning. What a pity, though, that Richard wasn’t Richard Apple . . .

  19. Devin Olson says:

    That’s all well and good, but where does Kevin Bacon fit into this puzzle?

  20. Odin says:

    what kind of bullshit society are they livin in? put your baby to adoption, because youre not married?

    never heard such a stupid story before

  21. brownlee says:

    Lisa needs braces.

  22. fearisouronlyg0d says:

    Richard -Appel-? Appel? Apple? Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

  23. tekoyaki says:

    Who cares about fictional relationships?

  24. stephenfung says:

    Wow. That just blew my mind. LOL

  25. Linebet says:

    Now where exactly is the connection to Kevin Bacon?

  26. The Benz says:

    Dental plan!

  27. The Benz says:

    No, super-dick

  28. J says:

    Lisa needs braces

  29. Prashant Mathur says:

    Kevin Bacon totally Sucked in the latest X-men !!!
    Anyways,this was an interesting article,,lol!!

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