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Location Of The Simpsons Hometown Revealed  
User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals that the Simpsons hometown of Springfield is in Oregon.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=717227


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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting dragon-wings (Thread starter):
Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals that the Simpsons hometown of Springfield is in Oregon.

BS! He and his writers have written way to many conflicting story lines where Springfield is in other places for it to be reasonable to claim that they had one specific place in mind. The point of them living in Springfield is that every state has a Springfield and therefore this could be anywhere.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Shows how lame I am... I always thought it was in Illinois.


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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

I always figured Kentucky because there is a Shelbyville 40-50 miles away...


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Quoting eaa3 (Reply 1):
The point of them living in Springfield is that every state has a Springfield and therefore this could be anywhere.

Springfield also seems to be a Major World City. It has a nuclear plant, a major international airport with nonstop service to every possible destination, and just about every other possible feature of any city anywhere. Hilarious!


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I don't think he was saying Springfield is in Oregon, but rather explaining Springfield,Oregon as being the inspiration for the name and location of Springfield. I'm too lazy to look up his exact quote, but I was under the impression that's what he said.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 2):
Shows how lame I am... I always thought it was in Illinois.

You're not the only one. Include me in that!

Quoting eaa3 (Reply 1):
The point of them living in Springfield is that every state has a Springfield and therefore this could be anywhere.

That is a pretty good point. I never thought of it that way. I wonder if there is a Springfield, Colorado.....

And holy CRAP! There is!!!!!

www.springfieldcolorado.com/

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Springfield also seems to be a Major World City. It has a nuclear plant, a major international airport with nonstop service to every possible destination, and just about every other possible feature of any city anywhere. Hilarious!

They have a real funny way of showing that... The streets in that show are nearly deserted! It look like it is in some hick town somewhere in Kentucky. (No offense to those people there....)



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 3):
I always figured Kentucky because there is a Shelbyville 40-50 miles away...

I thought it was Kentucky too


User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 5):
I don't think he was saying Springfield is in Oregon

There IS a Springfield in Oregon...just east of Eugene. The creator is from Springfield himself, so to me, this is all old news.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
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Hmmm, I seem to recall an episode where someone points to a map of the US, pointing out where Springfield is. I thought only the middle of the map was covered up by someone's arm (or something).

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Hilarious!

In the 90s, I would have agreed with you.

For the last 10 years, I'd categorize it as "occasionally humorous".



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting N174UA (Reply 8):
There IS a Springfield in Oregon...just east of Eugene. The creator is from Springfield himself, so to me, this is all old news.

+1

Despite all of Groening's dodging of the question 'til now, there is/was just too much Oregon (and PDX) inspired material on the show for it to have been another state.



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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Springfield also seems to be a Major World City. It has a nuclear plant, a major international airport with nonstop service to every possible destination, and just about every other possible feature of any city anywhere. Hilarious!

you forgot the monorail...



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1334 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 10):
there is/was just too much Oregon (and PDX) inspired material on the show for it to have been another state.

It was/is the same thing with South Park. Everything was Colorado this, Colorado that. At least they got it right: The population is low in the mountain areas.

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 11):
you forgot the monorail...

A Seattle thing, not PDX.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1311 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 12):
It was/is the same thing with South Park. Everything was Colorado this, Colorado that. At least they got it right: The population is low in the mountain areas.

The difference being that South Park was explicitly based in Colorado. It wasn't ever a mystery.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Old news.

Years ago it was rumored that the Springfield Nuclear Plant was modeled on the old Trojan Plant outside Longview Washington.

By years ago, I mean during the Clinton Administration



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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

I always thought Springfield was supposed to be Los Angeles but Oregon definitely makes sense.

David Mirkin, one of the main producers on the show went to my film school in LA. Rumor has it that Moe's tavern was supposedly based off this dive bar outside campus which, upon entering in 2007 was a doppelganger for Moe's -- 2 old pool tables, stained glass windows over bar, old carpeting, and circular leather booth tables (most notably featured in the episode where Moe opens his restaurant "uncle moe's family feedbag" -- or something like that.)

In 2008 when I became legally able to drink they redesigned fireside and made it this trendy bar called "Tomkin Square." They took out the pool tables and added real tables, installed brand new wooden accents on and around the bar, added fireplaces, but kept the circular leather booth tables in the back.

So one day I was drunk and about to graduate in 2009 and was thinking about when I first entered the place in 2007. I look up and I see a little plastic Moe's Tavern figuring playset like this one hanging over the bar:



So apparently rumor was right  



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