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Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Unveils Where Springfield Is!

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Seems like The Simpsons are full of surprises nowadays!

But we never thought they would actually reveal the true location of Homer's beloved town of Springfield!

Matt Groening, the genius creator of The Simpsons, never ceases to amaze us!

In an recent interview, Groening explains which state had the original town that inspired the Springfield we personally have watched and loved for over 500 episodes and counting!

Groening says:

"Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon! The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show Father Knows Best took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield.' And they do."

So there you have it, folks. One of life's mysteries is finally solved. Feels good don't it?

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7 comments to “Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Unveils Where Springfield Is!”



  1. 1

    What a let down. He should of waited to actually reveal it in the very final episode..whenever that may be.



  2. 2

    Re: NookiesWA – I agree, it will hopefully end soon though as the show has been quite stale lately. Which I can understand as it has been 23 seasons.



  3. 3

    He doesn't say that The Simpsons' Springfield is in Oregon, just that it's named after the one there. I'm named after my dad, that doesn't mean I'm my dad.

  4. suzie says – reply to this


    4

    It always seemed kinda obvious to me. They reference stuff in OR a lot!



  5. 5

    Springfield, Oregon !?

    Revealing this means its one step closer to finally ending isn't it? as much as the new seasons disappoint me, i still dont want simpsons to end :(



  6. 6

    like klownboy says, matt doesn't say that they live in springfield, oregon. he says he named the simpsons town "springfield" because of springfield, or. big difference.



  7. 7

    HOW IS THIS SHOW STILL ON? What adult person watches stupid cartoons about little yellow people who do the same thing over and over? I dont get the attraction at ALL.