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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Matt Groening Reveals the Location of the Real Springfield

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In an interview with the Smithsonian, the creator of the Simpson's finally sheds light on the location of the Homer's home:

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.

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A bit sad ... like finding out how your food is made.

Posted by: Thomas Gibbons NZ | Apr 12, 2012 1:23:49 PM

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