BizJets From France, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
The Simpsons live in Springfield, Any State, USA. Basically, they live in all states, not just one. They are a parody of American life, all of it. It isn't coincidental that they picked Springfield. Every state has one.
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
They actually made several different copies of that scene for Behind the Laughter that gives different states. I don't remember for sure which states the others were (I think North Dakota was one). As someone pointed out once, though, Kentucky has the distinction of having its Springfield near a town called Shelbyville.
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Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
Springfield, IL is also less than an hour away from Shelbyville, IL. And, in the Cat Burgler episode, they pass the grave of Adili Stevenson, who, while born in Kentucky, was a congressman from Illinois, and served as VP under Cleveland.
- Mike, still claiming it's Springfield, IL.
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Zeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
No its not. Your all wrong. In the behind the scenes episodes, the actors tell where they are from, NOT the actual simpson family or where the show is set. And there not in springfield illinois. Im possible, because right outside of simpsons springfield lies deserts, mountains and springfield is on the coast. In fact, you could say its on the east coast somewhere, because there is a episode where Willy gets deported and I don't think he would take a ship back to scotland from the west coast.
Truth is that the simpons are supposed to reprsent anytown america. Its a social critsism that doesn't have a geographical location.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
TWO leads now pointing to KY as their theoretical home state. One, the behind the scenes episode, two, in the sugar ban episode, a mobster states that he's on a mission to go south of the border in order to claim sugar, to which Homer replies, "You Mean Tennessee?"