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Turns out it was Springfield, Oregon, all along

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Steak Snabler, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Matt Groening finally "solves" one of the great pop culture mysteries of our time in an interview with Smithsonian Magazine:

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Great. Now that the mystery is solved, Matt, can you take the show off the air? Its been at least 10 years since it was relevant.
  3. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    This isn't the first time Matt indicated which Springfield was the real one, FWIW. I believe he indicated as such either at the end or shortly after the contest was done in conjunction with "The Simpsons" movie in 2007.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    In fairness, I'm not sure how much control Groening has over whether or not Fox chooses to keep airing The Simpsons. He hasn't been the show-runner since Season 2 or so.
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The show isn't anywhere near it's peak, but it's still better than much of what's on TV. Plus it still makes a fortune for Fox.

    And in the "Behind the Laughter" episode, the Simpsons are described as a "northern Kentucky family."
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Springfield (or Springtucky, as it's sometimes called) is adjacent to Eugene. It's about 130 miles from PDX.
  7. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Spent many nights at their Super 8 during state tournament/meet time.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Unless there's also a Shelbyville nearby in Oregon, and a nuclear power plant, I'm going to still argue it's set in Illinois.
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