So, I am watching it the otherday, the one where Marge sues the sugar company. In the scene where they are talking about sneaking sugar in, homer is asked to go south of the border, and he thinks its Tennessee. So, I go snooping on maps.google.com, and Kentucky is north of Tennessee. After more snooping around, I discover a Springfield and a Shelbyville in northren Kentucky. Also in the episode where they do a rip off of "Behind the Laughter" they refer to the simpsons as living in northren Kentucky. So, the evidence is very compelling. Now for some weird stuff I live in New Brunswick, Canada, the community of Bloomfield in specific. If you were to drive from Springfield, KY, to Shelbyville, KY, you have to drive through Bloomfield, KY... Also, I work for Lexmark, and Lexington, KY, where Lexmark is based out of, is less tham 100 miles from Springfield and Shielbyville. Also, the neighbouring community in the bloomfield where i live is called springfield, and the only necular reactor in my region is less than 100 miles away from where i live.
kinda creepy, huh?
Officially the Simpsons live anywhere the writers want them. By the ocean, by a mountain range, by a nearby city such as New York, when they drove there. Alot of enthusiests like to believe that Springfield is in Canada, and theres some evidence for that, like you said. In 2 or more episodes though, they live in Northern Kentucky, at least thats whats proven. But I don't really care where they live.
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The writers fluctuate where they live as sort of a game with the viewer.For example in the behind the music simpsons thing they have different endings(ie "this simple northern kentucky family" and in another ending "this simple Illinois family")
actually the simpsons have been banned from every stae except north dakota, and they comment on going on vacation there at some point.
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Dragokatzovkinda creepy, huh?
Geography and architecture heavily borrows from Portland, Oregon with many buildings actually having real life prototypes in or around Portland and vicinity, and events in Springfield frequently parallel real life Portland (Intel ran with this parallel and hired Matt to add Hillsboro to the Simpsons universe if only for 30 seconds http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3825656654207279560&q=homer+simpson+intel&hl=en). Many characters are named after streets. This is by no means a coincidence: Matt Groening is a native of Portland. http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=12392
I belive they live in Kentucky actully.
DEspite what you guys think, the Simpsons do have an actual state they live in. It is said in several episodes. Also, the aren't Canadian, since the pay in American money, and Homer often chants, "USA! USA!"
Actually, when you study English Literature and Media you have this small section on the Simpsons. At first I was like WTF, but apparently becuase its the most famous all ages cartoon it has become part of the courses. The Simpsons dont live in a state per-say. There is a Springfield in every state of America and the name Homer means every man. In other words its more than entertainment etc... but I wont say anymore becuase that could spoil the fun of that part of those courses.
AdmiralHockingActually, when you study English Literature and Media you have this small section on the Simpsons. At first I was like WTF, but apparently becuase its the most famous all ages cartoon it has become part of the courses. The Simpsons dont live in a state per-say. There is a Springfield in every state of America and the name Homer means every man. In other words its more than entertainment etc... but I wont say anymore becuase that could spoil the fun of that part of those courses.
That sounds interesting, but over here there are no such courses. Maybe you can write a bit more about it and put it in spoiler-tags?
I could do but that would spoil some lectures in the future. I know that when a English student sees it they wont be able to resist opening, one because it might make the lesson easier, two they just cant help themselfs.