Simon adapted Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven for the third segment of the season two episode "Treehouse of Horror".
Groening was nervous about "The Raven" because it did not have many gags, and felt it would be "the worst, most pretentious thing [they had] ever done" on the show.
After graduating, he worked as a television storyboard artist, and later a writer, at Filmation Studios.
There he worked on several animated shows, including The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1979).
I was hoping for 13 episodes that my friends would like. If you do something trying to make your friends laugh and that you can be proud of, you can also be successful." Simon co-developed the animated series The Simpsons, which premiered on the Fox network in 1989 and has remained on air ever since.
Simon's relationship with Groening was strained and he left the show in 1993, negotiating a pay-off which saw him receive tens of millions of dollars from the show's revenue each year.
Simon has stated that animal rights charities have been his main target for donations, over other causes like human disease and environmental damage, because "your money can bring success" with visible results."It's more than a hobby.
I take my responsibilities very seriously and get very involved emotionally in Lamon's fights.
Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (June 6, 1955 – March 8, 2015) was an American director, producer and writer, who co-developed the television series The Simpsons.
While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios.