The Simpsons live in Springfield, Oregon

By brendon April 11, 2012 @ 4:02 PM


Not only is Oregon beautiful, but they have a lot of other cool shit too, like Nike, college footballs hottest cheerleaders and coolest helmets, kick ass weed, um, the I-5 killer (I ran out of things to name), but on top of all that, now ‘the Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening tells Smithsonian Magazine that it’s the official home of Homer Simpson too.

SMITHSONIAN: OK, why do the Simpsons live in a town called Springfield? Isn’t that a little generic?
GROENING: 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.

Keep in mind that this means it’s also the home of Shelbyville, which was founded as a haven for people who wanted to have sex with their cousins, so don’t get too full of yourself, Oregon. You perverts are on a short leash.

(9) Comments

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    harleydavidson 04/11/2012 16:05

    thats all oregon will ever be known for.

    well this and oregon trail. that game sucked though.

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    WhatsATroll 04/11/2012 16:12

    The Simpsons don’t live in Springfield, Oregon; that’s not what the article said. It said the Simpson’s hometown was only named after Springfield, Oregon.

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    Observer 04/11/2012 16:27

    Thank goodness I’ve never had to have sex with cousins……

    ….they are fucking annoying as hell…..

    …and beastly….

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    Observer 04/11/2012 16:29

    It’s so slow here……even my aunt can’t make 278/hr linking to Brilliant Arrogance….

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    Observer 04/11/2012 16:41

    To whom it may concern….

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    MorGun 04/11/2012 17:09

    I’m not from Springfield, OR (in fact I only moved to Springfield last month), but it seems like a nice enough place. Not enough boats and hos, but no place is perfect.

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    Mr. Nutt 04/11/2012 17:28

    This is way better than whale watching.

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    Gildorg 04/11/2012 19:30

    I used to live in Springfield… I still live in the shitty state of Oregon…

    I fucking hate it here…

    However, I have come to truly hate people like buddygroove and other Liberal lovers and pot-smokers…

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    cholla_magnet 04/12/2012 00:12

    “but they’re so darned attractive!”

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