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THE SIMPSONS Creator Matt Groening Reveals Where Springfield Got Its Name

Throughout the years, many have wondered where the exact location of the Simpsons’ town of Springfield is. In his interview with Smithsonian Mag, creator Matt Groening finally explains the origin of where exactly Springfield is in The Simpsons universe.

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.

So Springfield, Oregon is the real home of The Simpsons… thoughts?

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