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!
"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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