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Topic   Location of Springfield in the Simpsons revealed...

langev
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* 11-Apr-2012(#1)


After 20-plus years, we have finally found out what state Homer Simpson eats his donuts and drinks his Duff beers.

“Springfield was named after Springfield, Ore.,” “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening told Smithsonian Magazine.



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Scott
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11-Apr-2012(#2)
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11-Apr-2012(#3)
Lol, Scott this is so unlike you.

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MuscleofJustice
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11-Apr-2012(#4)
But Vermont's Springfield got the movie's World Premiere. So us East Coasters got a good Springfield too.
Scott
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11-Apr-2012(#5)
Karaiya wrote:
> Lol, Scott this is so unlike you.


lol...what do you mean?
Karaiya
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11-Apr-2012(#6)
Scott wrote:
> Karaiya wrote:
>> Lol, Scott this is so unlike you.
>
>
> lol...what do you mean?

You usually follow with a positive. Like a negative comment followed immediately by a positive comment sandwich because you are so nice. I've never seen you chime in so bluntly and leave with out saying something kind. It made me laugh.


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Scott
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11-Apr-2012(#7)
Karaiya wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> Karaiya wrote:
> |>> Lol, Scott this is so unlike you.
>>
>>
>> lol...what do you mean?
>
> You usually follow with a positive. Like a negative comment followed
> immediately by a positive comment sandwich because you are so nice.
> I've never seen you chime in so bluntly and leave with out saying
> something kind. It made me laugh.

Gotcha, lol. I'm glad to hear you say that, I had been starting to feel like I was getting too negative on here. I've been trying to stop that but I guess I've been a little off today.
antwaan
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11-Apr-2012(#8)
I remember an episode where Marge was giving her address over the phone and she goes Springfield, O HI Maude.

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Puppyburger
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11-Apr-2012(#9)
I haven't watched the Simpson's in years, it's just a little to old school for me.

Haven't watched any cartoons in a while really, but I always thought it was Vermont.

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Karaiya
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11-Apr-2012(#10)
There is a comfort I get from watching the Simpsons. I still do from time to time although it is not very funny anymore.
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Iced
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11-Apr-2012(#11)
Am I wrong here, or does the article not actually give away the location? He says it was named after Springfield, Oregon. He doesn't say Springfield is IN Oregon.
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11-Apr-2012(#12)
Being proud to be THE Springfield is like being proud to be a pimp's best girl.
IlovePhysics
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11-Apr-2012(#13)
yup, thought the movie was held in VT because it was a contest....

besides, we all know it is Springfield Mass, Mike Scully came from there..., "America's Crud Bucket".. and frankly, Springfield Mass is the only Springfield with a tire fire...

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11-Apr-2012(#14)
The Simpsons needs to die.
IlovePhysics
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11-Apr-2012(#15)
^ this
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11-Apr-2012(#16)
Puppyburger wrote:
> I haven't watched the Simpson's in years, it's just a little to old
> school for me.
>
> Haven't watched any cartoons in a while really, but I always thought
> it was Vermont.
>
>

Quiet, kid
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12-Apr-2012(#17)
Iced wrote:
> Am I wrong here, or does the article not actually give away the location?
> He says it was named after Springfield, Oregon. He doesn't say Springfield
> is IN Oregon.

This article has been posted like 30 times on my facebook feed and you're 100% correct. The location that Groening named it after is revealed, not the actual town that it's set in.


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12-Apr-2012(#18)
venturesagogo wrote:
> Iced wrote:
>> Am I wrong here, or does the article not actually give away the
> location?
>> He says it was named after Springfield, Oregon. He doesn't say
> Springfield
>> is IN Oregon.
>
> This article has been posted like 30 times on my facebook feed and
> you're 100% correct. The location that Groening named it after is
> revealed, not the actual town that it's set in.
>
>
>

Yeah people are posting it all over my facebook feed too. It actually angers me a little that so many people, who I know personally, cannot read an article properly.

Anyone who has actually watched the show knows that the actual location will never be revealed. It's meant to be Anytown, USA. Just watch the movie, where Ned is pointing to several geographical locations that aren't even near each other in real life. It's like the briefcase in Pulp Fiction: we don't know what's in it, we never will, and we don't truly want to know, either.
Renaissance2K
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12-Apr-2012(#19)
I thought everybody already knew this.

I was visiting a friend out in Eugene, and we drove past the bar that Moe's was based on.
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12-Apr-2012(#20)
I always thought it was somewhere on the west coast because:

1. Near a beach with rocky type mountains and forests
2. Close to Las Vegas

there was some other reasons but I forgot but those were the main ones.


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Iced
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12-Apr-2012(#21)
http://simpsonswiki.net/wiki/Springfield%27s_state

Read that and you'll realize that it literally cannot be in any particular, real US state.
Iced
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12-Apr-2012(#22)
Also, apparently this Sunday there will be a chalkboard gag related to all of this. It's worth noting that the first Simpsons short aired on The Tracy Ullman Show on April 19th, 1987. Next Thursday marks that short's 25-year anniversary.
antwaan
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12-Apr-2012(#23)
It's Springfield, NT!!!

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IlovePhysics
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12-Apr-2012(#24)
Springfield, MA, I tells you... no other Springfield is big enough to handle the sports teams... or the tire fire.
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12-Apr-2012(#25)
 * laughing out loud * hair: none


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12-Apr-2012(#26)
Oregon: In "Dancing Homer", it is learned that the state capital has a Major League Baseball team. Salem does not. Although Capital City may refer to the city in the state with the best economy not necessarily the government, Portland produces more than Salem therefore leaving more room for debate. Also, Matt Groening is from Oregon and the Simpsons is supposed to be based on his family.

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12-Apr-2012(#27)
BasiliskFang wrote:
> Oregon: In "Dancing Homer", it is learned that the state capital has
> a Major League Baseball team. Salem does not. Although Capital City
> may refer to the city in the state with the best economy not necessarily
> the government, Portland produces more than Salem therefore leaving
> more room for debate. Also, Matt Groening is from Oregon and the Simpsons
> is supposed to be based on his family.
>
>

Negative. Has to be East Coast or Middle America. Springfield is an overnight bus trip's distance to New York City.


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ryanm
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12-Apr-2012(#28)
venturesagogo wrote:
> BasiliskFang wrote:
>> Oregon: In "Dancing Homer", it is learned that the state capital
> has
>> a Major League Baseball team. Salem does not. Although Capital
> City
>> may refer to the city in the state with the best economy not necessarily
>> the government, Portland produces more than Salem therefore leaving
>> more room for debate. Also, Matt Groening is from Oregon and the
> Simpsons
>> is supposed to be based on his family.
>>
>>
>
> Negative. Has to be East Coast or Middle America. Springfield is an
> overnight bus trip's distance to New York City.
>
>
>
The town's radio station is KBBL-FM. Springfield can't be east of the Mississippi.



I might be inconsistent, but not all the time.
IlovePhysics
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13-Apr-2012(#29)
BasiliskFang wrote:
> Oregon: In "Dancing Homer", it is learned that the state capital has
> a Major League Baseball team. Salem does not. Although Capital City
> may refer to the city in the state with the best economy not necessarily
> the government, Portland produces more than Salem therefore leaving
> more room for debate. Also, Matt Groening is from Oregon and the Simpsons
> is supposed to be based on his family.

Ok, I'll give you this one. Because obviously Boston is home only to a AAA ballclub at best at this point...
IlovePhysics
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13-Apr-2012(#30)
Again, though, the producer (Mike Scully) of the Simpsons is actually from Springfield, MA.
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13-Apr-2012(#31)
IlovePhysics wrote:
> Again, though, the producer (Mike Scully) of the Simpsons is actually
> from Springfield, MA.


Scully didn't start working on The Simpson's until 93. The Simpson's lived in Springfield before 93.
Springfield is just supposed to be Anytown, USA.

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IlovePhysics
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13-Apr-2012(#32)
with a mayor who talks with a boston accent.
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13-Apr-2012(#33)
IlovePhysics wrote:
> with a mayor who talks with a boston accent.

Him and his entire family are a parody of the Kennedy's.
You know this right?
Chief Wiggum talks like a New York taxi cab dispatcher.
Dr. Hibbert talks like Cliff Huxtable.

I'm not arguing that you're wrong, I'm saying that The Simpson's isn't set in any ONE city. It's just a general Anytown.


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13-Apr-2012(#34)
What state is Anytown in?
Iced
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13-Apr-2012(#35)
NT.
IlovePhysics
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13-Apr-2012(#36)
venturesagogo wrote:
> IlovePhysics wrote:
>> with a mayor who talks with a boston accent.
>
> Him and his entire family are a parody of the Kennedy's.
> You know this right?
> Chief Wiggum talks like a New York taxi cab dispatcher.
> Dr. Hibbert talks like Cliff Huxtable.
>
> I'm not arguing that you're wrong, I'm saying that The Simpson's isn't
> set in any ONE city. It's just a general Anytown.


Sure, but all 'east coast' nevertheless...

heck, the elementary school still has a music program, it  * match * to be east coast

Iced
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13-Apr-2012(#37)
IlovePhysics wrote:
> venturesagogo wrote:
>> IlovePhysics wrote:
> |>> with a mayor who talks with a boston accent.
>>
>> Him and his entire family are a parody of the Kennedy's.
>> You know this right?
>> Chief Wiggum talks like a New York taxi cab dispatcher.
>> Dr. Hibbert talks like Cliff Huxtable.
>>
>> I'm not arguing that you're wrong, I'm saying that The Simpson's
> isn't
>> set in any ONE city. It's just a general Anytown.
>
>
> Sure, but all 'east coast' nevertheless...
>
> heck, the elementary school still has a music program, it  * match * to
> be east coast
>
>

It This User Has Something You Want to be east coast?
Simon_Belmont
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13-Apr-2012(#38)
IlovePhysics wrote:
> venturesagogo wrote:
>> IlovePhysics wrote:
> |>> with a mayor who talks with a boston accent.
>>
>> Him and his entire family are a parody of the Kennedy's.
>> You know this right?
>> Chief Wiggum talks like a New York taxi cab dispatcher.
>> Dr. Hibbert talks like Cliff Huxtable.
>>
>> I'm not arguing that you're wrong, I'm saying that The Simpson's
> isn't
>> set in any ONE city. It's just a general Anytown.
>
>
> Sure, but all 'east coast' nevertheless...
>
> heck, the elementary school still has a music program, it  * match * to
> be east coast
>
>

I was the one who said earlier it has to be east coast because of it's closeness to New York City...i'm not arguing with you.


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IlovePhysics
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13-Apr-2012(#39)
yeah, I thought it was funny that 'has' became  * match * so I kept in in there...
crashNburn
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13-Apr-2012(#40)
Springfield isn't even on Earth. Kang and Kodos took a planet that is about 250,000,000 light years away from Rigel IV and made it look much like Earth, then populated it with humanoid clones. Wait until the final episode, you'll see.
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Iced wrote:
> NT.
North takoma.

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