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11-04-2012, 11:17 AM
Which Springfield do the Simpsons live in? Answer within.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/10/matt-g...ld?cnn=yes

“Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon,” Groening tells the upcoming issue of Smithsonian magazine in an in-depth Q&A. “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.”
The interviewer, Claudia De La Roca, who’s worked on The Simpsons and Groening’s Futurama, then notes Groening has never revealed the town’s location before (though he has hinted at it). The writer-producer replies, “I don’t want to ruin it for people, you know? Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’”
Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie made their debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. Fox has aired The Simpsons for a record 23 seasons, with the writers playfully teasing the town’s secret location throughout its run. The show has been renewed for two more seasons.
What do you think? Are you glad to have the mystery solved or did you prefer not knowing?
UPDATE: EW.com has learned The Simpsons will reference the revelation about Springfield’s origins. Expect Sunday night’s opening chalkboard gag to have some fun with this news. (On Twitter, Homer Simpson already is.) — Dan Snierson contributed to this report

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11-04-2012, 11:30 AM
RE: Which Springfield do the Simpsons live in? Answer within.
The simpsons have sucked balls for years.

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11-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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(11-04-2012 11:30 AM)lucradis Wrote:  The simpsons have sucked balls for years.
Have you witnessed this first hand? Just curious! Tongue

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11-04-2012, 11:53 AM
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could link you to some stuff but then I'd have to ban myself.

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12-04-2012, 02:55 AM
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Darn! I thought they were from RICK Springfield. Sad

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12-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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Early on they didn't seem so bad, I was young too though. Really thought it was Springfield, MO when Abraham made a point to say MO wasn't a state. Late 90's I stopped watching because it just seemed to have gotten watered down.

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