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After almost 25 years, the creator of “The Simpsons” has revealed the location of Springfield.

According to The Huffington Post,

“One of the best-kept secrets in television history has been revealed, with “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening pointing to Springfield, Ore., as the inspiration for the animated hometown of Homer and his dysfunctional family.

Groening told Smithsonian magazine, published online Tuesday, that he was inspired by the television show “Father Knows Best,” which took place in a place called Springfield. Springfield, Ore., is 100 miles south of Groening’s hometown of Portland.”

Oregon?  I always thought it was Indiana or Illinois.  I got the feeling the Simpsons were a middle-America kind of family, not West Coasters!  Oh well, pretty much every state has a Springfield.  And that is exactly what Groening wanted.  He wanted people to think that it was ‘their Springfield.’  But really it was his Springfield!

Where did you think “The Simpsons” Springfield was?  Some of the comments on The Huffington Post article are pretty funny –

Pizzmoe says, “knew it wasn’t Springfield, PA.”

Phazeroftruth then said, “Only two rednecks on the show? Couldnt be anywhere in PA.”

So true!!

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