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April 10, 2012
Matt Groening tells us all where Springfield is
The Simpsons’ real home: In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, Simpsons creator Matt Groening laid to rest (though the town in question has known for a while now) which of the United States’ countless Springfields spurred his now famous animated locale. The answer? Springfield, Oregon, about 100 miles south of his native Portland. Groening explained that he knew the name was so generic it would allow anybody who lived near a Springfield to wonder if theirs was the inspiration: “Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’” (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source
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The Simpsons’ real home: In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, Simpsons creator Matt Groening laid to rest (though the town in question has known for a while now) which of the United States’ countless Springfields spurred his now famous animated locale. The answer? Springfield, Oregon, about 100 miles south of his native Portland. Groening explained that he knew the name was so generic it would allow anybody who lived near a Springfield to wonder if theirs was the inspiration: “Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’” (Photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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