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ooy

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« on: 09-23-2003 05:26 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2003 00:00 »

i think matt has gave us a cliffhanger here. is springfield real or not? so lets elminate the states of the U.S.A!

alabama: dr hibbert sayd he should move back there

alasca: considerd one of the 'freak states'

hawiaii: other 'freak state

washington: visited it

northern kentuckey: no

california: visited there

canada: see post

if there is any more i will update this. have fun!!     wink      smile
Grim

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« Reply #1 on: 09-23-2003 05:41 »

In behind the laughter they animated 2 answers to the question, in the one they played in the US it was North Kentucky, but it was somewhere else in the rest of the world
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« Reply #2 on: 09-23-2003 05:42 »

There are many town's called Springfield, so it should be pretty fun/hard to figuire out.
It's a Northen State they're in, that's for sure.
Jeremy

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« Reply #3 on: 09-23-2003 05:46 »

Better question: Where is Nurdbot?
ooy

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« Reply #4 on: 09-23-2003 05:46 »

northern states are not accepted unless it might be the answer
PCC Fred

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« Reply #5 on: 09-23-2003 05:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
In behind the laughter they animated 2 answers to the question, in the one they played in the US it was North Kentucky, but it was somewhere else in the rest of the world

The UK got the Northern Kentucky one as well.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-23-2003 06:02 »

I don't necessarily think it needs to be in a state that has a place called Springfield. After all, South Park is located in Collarado and doesn't really exist (although it is based on a real small town there called Fairplay). Also, Quahog is in Rhode Island - but I'm not sure if that's a real place or not. My point is that although it's set in a fictional city, it can still be located in a real state.

Also, it can't be set in California, since the family visited there once. They also mentioned a few other states in that same episode (I forget it's name, but it's the one where they accidentally "kill" an alligator during spring break) that can also be elimiated, but I can't remember them either.
mikey

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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2003 06:02 »

Well it has to be on the west coast because we have seen numerous beachside sunsets..
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2003 06:20 »

I remember Marge saying "Springfield, Illinois".

I have another question: Does Capitol City really exist or is it just a Simpsons spoof of Las Vegas?

*sorry if this a double post. My connection is acting up*
Coop

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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2003 09:00 »

I always thought it was in Illinois.  frown


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« Reply #10 on: 09-23-2003 09:22 »

Really? I always thought it was Springfield, Ohiamaude.  tongue
mikey

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« Reply #11 on: 09-23-2003 09:28 »

At the end of a recent episode dos'nt marge say what states the simpsons are banned in, Theres only like 2 States they are allowed in?
Rage Dump

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« Reply #12 on: 09-23-2003 09:37 »

It's in "One of the nine states that Mr. Bush claims resedency" if that helps...
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« Reply #13 on: 09-23-2003 10:44 »

Matt Groening has said that it's not anywhere. All the little hints and stuff were just to annoy the fans. Behind The Laughter said Northern Kentucky on first showing and Southern Missouri on repeats.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-23-2003 10:50 »

Yeah they called it springfield, because so many towns in The USA are called springfield. It's like an "anytown" Usa. This way they don't have to put restrictions on themselves, for example: It can be on the coast in one episode and it can be in the middle of a dessert in another one.
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« Reply #15 on: 09-23-2003 17:10 »

Yeah, all the referenced are just to drive the fans crazy.  But just for the sake of arguing, you could also say that Springfield is in some state west of the Mississippi River for sure.  This is obvious because the radio station there is KBBL.  In the US, radio/TV stations east of the Mississippi start with "w", and in the west start with "k".
leelaholic

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« Reply #16 on: 09-23-2003 17:15 »

Just think: They're a northern state BUT they also have a confederate flag. Therefore:


MYSTERY SOLVED

(hooray! I solved TWO Simpsons mysteries today!!)
OC_James

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« Reply #17 on: 09-23-2003 17:18 »

Actually, I live in a northern state and I see lots of Confederate flags from people who moved here or were decendants of people from the south.
leelaholic

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« Reply #18 on: 09-23-2003 17:24 »

But it's not from somewhere else, it's the flag that represents their city.
SHLEY

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« Reply #19 on: 09-23-2003 17:39 »

Springfield, MA    home of SMITH & WESSON !
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« Reply #20 on: 09-23-2003 17:39 »
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Originally posted by mikey:
Well it has to be on the west coast because we have seen numerous beachside sunsets..

Offically, Springfield is in the state of "North Tacoma." (see the license plates in earlier seasons). Unoffically, we're all pretty sure it's in Oregon. Reason 1, that's where Matt Greoning's from. Reason 2, it must have access to the sea (numerous episodes). Reason 3, it has a very diverse climate (mountains, beaches, deep forests, deserts). Most, if not all of these, can be found in the Northwest. Reason 4, its west of the Mississippi (KBBL, etc.) Reason 5, a wizard did it.
OC_James

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« Reply #21 on: 09-23-2003 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
But it's not from somewhere else, it's the flag that represents their city.


Damn, I'd forgotten about that. I was thinking of a flag I saw on someone's car (or maybe it was a garage) once on the show.
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« Reply #22 on: 09-23-2003 17:49 »
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Springfield is no where. It's a cartoon,they can live any where they want.

Where's my cake?
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #23 on: 09-23-2003 19:36 »

Theres a place called South Park in San Francisco..... anyways, these kids on my block argue all the time on where Springfield is for hours, losers.
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« Reply #24 on: 09-23-2003 20:28 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2003 20:28 »

there is a place in Massachusettes(I can't spell that word) called Springfield. But my friends, who are absolute simpsons freaks, excluding me, think it's in Canada. Well, that's what i get for hanging out with a bunch of 9 year olds, i guess.
Just Chris

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« Reply #25 on: 09-23-2003 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by LaVaLaDy:
Theres a place called South Park in San Francisco..... anyways, these kids on my block argue all the time on where Springfield is for hours, losers.

You think that's bad? In high school, some people at a lunch table argued whether Spider-man shoots webs from his left or right hands, or if he alternates between 'swing' and 'capture' webbing on both hands.

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« Reply #26 on: 09-23-2003 23:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Ky12wng:there is a place in Massachusettes(I can't spell that word) called Springfield.

There's a Springfield in just about every state in the US!   tongue
Just Chris

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« Reply #27 on: 09-23-2003 23:29 »

Exactly. Springfield is the most commonly used name for a town in the US, and that's why it was picked for the show.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #28 on: 09-24-2003 00:05 »

God, why wont this topic just die...

Many of the people involved with the show have said there isn't a state, period.  David Silverman, Al Jean, Tim Long (whom I saw in person) and others have all given the supposed "answer".  Others have simply fucked with the fans, saying "North Takoma" (David Silverman's joke answer) and "Hawaii" (Mike Reiss).
Grim

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« Reply #29 on: 09-24-2003 00:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2003 00:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
 You think that's bad? In high school, some people at a lunch table argued whether Spider-man shoots webs from his left or right hands, or if he alternates between 'swing' and 'capture' webbing on both hands.


Somepeople? Are you hiding something JC?   wink

ooy

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« Reply #30 on: 09-24-2003 02:36 »

cant be in canada, they visited it there with mc bain and a kid said "im from canada and they think im slow, eh!"
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #31 on: 09-24-2003 02:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2003 02:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Yeah, all the referenced are just to drive the fans crazy.  But just for the sake of arguing, you could also say that Springfield is in some state west of the Mississippi River for sure.  This is obvious because the radio station there is KBBL.  In the US, radio/TV stations east of the Mississippi start with "w", and in the west start with "k".


^That would have been my point exactly.  I almost got into a fistfight with my friend who insisted they were from N Kentucky because of that behind the laughter ep.


Edit:  I woulda kicked his ass.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #32 on: 09-24-2003 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
God, why wont this topic just die...

Let's give it a helping hand, shall we?

<h2>The Simpsons' Springfield is not a real town in the US</h2>

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