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What state do the Simpsons live in?

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Simon
Well, have just saw a repeat of the episode where Homer, Moe and Barney join the navy, and command a sub (on the chart shown) Homer hits the comapss on the map then heads into Russian waters, after leaving obviously the west coast of the states, where Springfield Harbour was shown to be located. I have always thought they livein either northern California or Washington State, as they have always featured snow capped mountains and ocean in their day to day activities!!!
Peter Bengtsson
I've thought about that one too but my hope of being observant were shattered when I later saw that they live in a town where there's now water. I can't remember the episode but there's this one time where they zoom out over springfield and all you see is land. Shame I can't remember it exactly but I remember that it meant a big inconsistency.

My conclusion after that was they Matt et al. don't want us to ever find out so I sort of gave up.

But then there's the episode where Lisa talks to the Brazillian boy who says something like "I couldn't write to you because I don't know your state" and Lisa replies "Sure you do. You just have to look for all the clues"
Anonymous
Yes, apparently if you look for the clues, you can figure it out. I know they allow the death penalty wherever it is that they are from...
Joe
There's an episode where fat tony is travelling on I-95.. which is on the east coast. Good guess, but very very wrong. The simpsons live somewhere on the east coast.. there is a town in Connecticut w/ a nuclear power plant, off of 95, and next to Flanders (niantic) CT... id guess they live in CT
Anonymous
That's been my guess for quite sometime now, because I know they don't live that far away New York, or at least it is implied...Also, I think if you follow the clues, you need to find a state with the death penalty. I'm from Canada and I really don't know many of the states all that well in all honesty.
Peter Bengtsson
Not far away from New York? I doubt that; in a way. They seem to be near every other place in the US. There's for example the episode where Moe decides to take all his regulars for a part trip to Las Vegas but Homer can't come along because he first has to drop off Bart on a boys camp for disobedients, then he's going to drive and catch up with Moe and the rest. That certainly implies they must live near Nevada too, no?
Joe T
He was dropping bart off in Oregon only after bart wasnt able to board the airplane... Oregon isnt all that far from Nevada.. when compared to NY to Nevada. Remember the Ms. Plopwells episode where they said the grand prize was a trip to Hawaii... then changed that to Hartford CT? I cant recall any other time Connecticut was mentioned... Nearly every other state was mentioned and bashed. Florida.. .americas wang; Massachusetts.. Taxachusettes; plus MANY others. Also.. if youve ever watched Futurama, theres an episode where they follow Beck around in their VW van... They show an ariel map of the US... start their tour from?? Good Ol' Connecticut (bridgeport area actually) so groening has some attraction to Connecticut, at least in my opinion anyways.
Anonymous
HOW DO YOU KNOW IT WAS BRIDGEPORT? DID THE MAP SAY BRIDGEPORT? IT WAS PROBABLY SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS!
Joe
Holy crap. you people are f*&king morons! It was A MAP. Thats how i know. I know what the coast line of connecticut looks like. AND the start position of the map was at the mouth of the f*&king housatonic river and Long Island Sound. It would be hard to confuse mass. for ct on a map. You my friend are probably the stupidest person ive encountered this year. Congrats! Please, dont reply to my posts w/ nonsensical dribble, it's quite annoying.
mark
good points!!

what's a spam robot? if you don't mind sharing, that is if you %^&king know?
tanx, Mark
Anonymous
but when you look at other clues, there is the episode where homer does his cannonball act. in that episode he has to chose between heading to cincinatti(which is in ohio) or a nude beach. there are also several other clues leading to ohio such as: springfield being a city in ohio, and ohio having a nuclear reactor.
Joe
The name "Springfield" isnt the actual name of the city they hail from. There are many many clues that suggest that springfield is close to or in Connecticut. And you are very wrong.. they have a choice to go to either Cincinatti or Cleveland... they choose NEITHER and turn around. They definately DO NOT live in Ohio. Nice try... watch your episodes a little more carefully. ;) Name another episode where they mention Ohio or lead you to believe thats its in Ohio... There really arent any, except when marge says "Springfield, Oh HI ya Maude"... Read my posts.. I've given several promising leads to my conclusion.. Ive given it years and years of thought.
Anonymous
I saw a episode today where Marge gave her address on the phone and she clearly said Springfield, Ohio.
Joe
On the phone with Vincent Price's recorded message, She didn't say "Springfield, Ohio".. she said "Springfield, Oh Hi ya Maude" talking to Maude Flanders. I think you didnt "clearly" hear what Marge actually said. Download the episode and watch it again... "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", Season 10, Episode 12.
Anonymous
No she said
"Springfield O..hiya Maude" (As Maude walked in.
zach
then why the fuck didn't you tell us what episode it was, bullshitter.
joe
No need for profanity, computer gangsta. The episode is "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday". And to Mr. Anonymous, youre saying something I already said. You get no credit. And Id also like to add that in one of the new episodes, "Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Three Times", the Texan says about him and Homer that have something in common and theyre both from Connecticut.
trent
you said they turn around but it never said that do not live in ohio, maybe they were just there they never said that they left the state
joe
Dude, they dont live in Ohio. If anything (other than Connecticut) they live in Oregon (Matt Gs homestate).
Anonymous
yeah but in the episode where Homer gets a job as a pinmonkey, he and Marge celebrate by taking a walk on the beach
Makshaw
No No No they live in Utah, you might wonder why? I just know
Zach
Homer and family live in the town of Springfield. But, according to The Simpsons Archive, there are at least 71 nonfictional Springfields in 36 states around the country. This has left fans scouring the 350-plus episodes for clues to the town's exact location. Considering the enormous number of place names and geographical features referenced, this requires Ph.D.-level research. Many believe the show is set in Oregon, as creator Matt Groening grew up in Portland and many of the characters share names with that city's streets.

Tantalizingly, in the "Behind the Laughter" episode, the Simpsons are referred to as "a northern Kentucky family." The Simpsons Archive, however, explains that this episode treats the family as sitcom actors playing the parts of characters living outside the Springfield universe, and "really shouldn't be taken seriously." Plus, the location was actually changed in reruns. Other popular guesses include Ohio and Illinois. Former Simpsons director David Silverman once said the show was set in the fictional state of North Takoma.

In a 2004 Austin Chronicle article, a publicist for the show comments: "Matt had the Simpsons live in Springfield because it was the most common city name in the U.S. The writers 'toy' with the state location constantly, (thus) there is no specified state...."
andrew
the clue is from the writer not the director the closest nuclear reactor to the state of Oregon is probably in S.E.Washington if the writer grew up around Portland he might have modeled the town after tri-cities WA. but when I've seen the topical view of Springfield it looks like lake Michigan to me any cities or states that want to claim the Simpson's as there own can find an explicit argument why the are right! by design?
joe
This clown Cut and pasted something he read somewhere else on the internet.. Can you say plagiarism? heres the link http://ask.yahoo.com/20060104.html
pin pal
I think the live in California. This season, Kent Brockman mentioned that he was above the 405, which an bypass interstate in the LA area.
Laquicha
They dont actually live in a specific state. Look on wikipedia, the writers just make up where they live to fit the story lines. Their actually geographical location changes every episode.
Thomas Hayes
I saw an epsiode where homer's at the DMV and if you use your dvd player freeze frame, Homer's license says, Springflied NY, it was one of the earlier epsiodes not season one, it was a while ago i noticed it and iam relooking thur my seasons to find the episode.
John
I'm going to say this as slowly and clearly as possible...TV writers have a sense of humor. These people ARE in comedy for crying out loud. The writers of the Simpsons will change all these so called "clues" so all you little kids with nothing better to do will try to figure out this big mystery. Bottom line is they're messing with us----you'll never know the truth because you wont accept it--that is--there is no real location----Matt made it all up--The plant--the mountains--shelbyville--springfield--the snow--the hurricanes--the large body of water---it's all bullshit--it's called pretend retards
Bianca
I know what state The Simpsons live in!!! In the episode when Homer becomes the garbage man there are garbage trucks in the background shuvaling the waste under ground and the trucks going by clearly say CHICAGO in black writing! There for they live in Chicago.
Bianca
I know what state The Simpsons live in!!! In the episode when Homer becomes the garbage man there are garbage trucks in the background shuvaling the waste under ground and the trucks going by clearly say CHICAGO in black writing! There for they live in Chicago.
Anonymous
Chicago isn't a state artard.
Eric Mink
I have seen the epsode were she says that also.So therefor that meens that there is a state sringfield is in they wouldnt lie to us.
Anonymous
remember that episode where they are trying to recover their lemon tree. They had to cross from Springfield into Shelbyville. Well i looked on a map and it appears that a Shelbyville borders Springfield in the state of Missouri. go to www.mapquest.com and see for yourself. i think this is a solid conclusion.
Anonymous
It'll be a cold day in hell before Grandpa recognizes Missoura!
Anonymous
Another way to think about it is which city then would be "capital city"
Billy
Springfield is the Capital of IL, a Capital airport resides there as well, there ya have it.
Anonymous
There is a Simpson's episode that goes "Behind the Laughs"; towards the end, the narrator says the Simpson's live in the state of Kentucky
Joe T
its "Behind the Laughter".. and if I'm not misaken, they say "This northern Kentucky family" not that they live in Northern Kentucky. They implied that they were FROM.. key word being FROM.. Northern Kentucky. They didnt say that they currently lived in Northern Kentucky..... I have every episode and have watched every one of them several times over.. Im a fountain of useless information. ;)..
Anonymous
it's impossible to own every single episode. only seasons 1-7 have been released
Joe T
Impossible? Ever hear of Torrentspy, Bittorrent, Torrentbox, or RobotoLabs? Nothing is impossible w/ the aid of technology. I DO have every episode. Don't doubt my posts. Also I forgot... Mr. Burns is a grad from Yale which is also in CT... remember the epiosde "Burns Baby Burns"... Well... Rodney Dangerfield was the voice of Burns Son.. He was concieved in Peabody Museum, in New Haven CT. Mr Burns is also leaving a trainstation in the same episode and at the bottom of the screen it says "New Haven, CT"... supporting my theory that the writers have a connection to Connecticut.
Dominic from Minnesota
i have been dying to no where the simpsons truly live, but it almost seems impossible since there are so many clues which later turn out to be false. but Kentucky? why would Matt groening's siumpsons be in kentucky?
Adam
yes, but in that epside were the narrator says the simspson are from kentucky, they play sitcom tv actors, outside the world of the regular simpsons we know from the show, except from that spoof episode, and thus this episode shouldn't be taken as a fact.
Anonymous
Springfield Oregon, outside Eugene.
mac dre
bitches, they live in oregon. duh!
Anonymous
I wouldn't be so confident, none of the clues seem to point in that direction.
anmous
hello morons they live in illinois two reason 1. there is a springfield in illinois and there is a sheblyville in IL
2. and in the episode when skinner asked where your wedding ring hommer said i therw it in lake micagin
Anonymous
There was an episode where Homer is teaching Apu(i think apu) about springfield or something(I'm no simpsons expert so correct me if im wrong) and he has a map and points to springfield illinois and says something like "This is where we live." Lisa says that Homer was wrong and right as Bart's(or someone's) head moves in front of the camera, you hear Lisa say something like "That's Springfield." So they don't live in Illinois.

I'm not sure if this was how it went so feel free to correct me.
Anonymous
they cant live in illnois cuz in one episode they went to capital city- springfield in the capital of illinois but they cdont live in capital city
Anonymous
Illinois.

Springfield is the "Capital of IL", it is a small town. However the "Big City" is Chicago, aka The REAL Capital. It is three hours away. IL has nuclear power. Close access to Wisconsin and camping. We even have "Slacked Jawed Yokels". We have a Shelbyville. We also have Wayne's World and the Bears...sorry your jealous...no need to hate...just accept the facts.
meria
NO IT ISN'T ILLINOIS
i own mac dre's soul
lol, bitches? sorry it isnt oregon smart guy.
Anonymous
My guess judging by what I've read people say on here, plus some clues from episodes I have seen on my own, that they either live in Missouri or Conneticut (sp?). I'm from Canada and don't know the states that well. But, I do know that whatever state it is that they live in, they do have the death penalty...apparently if you follow the clues you can figure it out. I remember in what episode when Marge was giving her address to Vincent Price for the missing feet on the egg game, she was saying "Springfield...O-Hiya Maude", so I thought maybe Ohio, but I am guessing judging from what was said about Shelbyville and Springfield that Missouri is a good guess, but my thought is still Conneticut...I don't know which states have the death penalty.
mt
ok i checked the states that allow the death pentalty and there are 34 states so i thought id never get it ...UNTIL i started reading the citie's they performed it n each state and springfield illonois has been performing the death pentalty since 1818 and it is the only srpingfield listed......maybee this leads nowhere but im pretty happy with what i found
Anonymous
they have to live somewhere up in the north east. Barney in one episode drove homer's car to nyc in one night
Anonymous
i believe that most clues lead to ohio(which is close enough to nyc)
Anonymous
in the episode where springfield riots and Homer becomes a security guard (then the chief of police) he does a commercial with a phone number at the bottom, which is an area code in missouri.
Peter Bengtsson
that's a pretty good clue. Is the number looking real or just a missouri number by chance.
gage rue
David Silverman-former director of the simpsons series- said they lived in the fictional state of North Takoma.In the episode where homer gets his license suspended for driving barney home while drunk from the brewry, freze frame the scene where the judge looks at his license and for a split second, you see he lives in Springfeild NT.But I say they livED because there have been many hints and references for a LONG,LONG time.
Jonno
Watch "drawn together" "a tale of two cows", I think its season 2 episode 10 - theres a cross-feed during a news show to Springfeild CT outside a destroyed Simpsons house - all done in typical simpsons style drawing. Very quickly done and quite interesting to note how they name the state - perhaps the writers etc knew? or another random throw off.....
Jonno
oops shouldve posted this at the bottom....my bad
Anonymous
I think they live in Missouri because they seem go to branson on a bus to find grandpa in one episode. Also capital city could be reffering to Jefferson city. Plus there is a springfield and shelbyville there. Grandpa says ill be deep in the cold ground before i acknowledge missouri
Crescentia
In the Branson episode Lisa says that Branson is 1000 miles away. She is not one to be inaccurate or exaggerate.
CWR
Homer starts Springshield Security and in the TV ad he made for it the phone number is has a 636 area code.636 area code is Missouri. Springfield Missouri is in the south west corner of Missouri and its not too far from Branson Missouri where Grandpa Simpson take Bart to find Zelda the stone cold hoochie.
Anonymous
i just started reading all of the info on this page becuz i myself am wondering where they live but and when i saw the info about the 636 area code i was sure you had it but when i researched it theres a problem i noticed that area code was changed from 314 to 636 on may 1999 and the show has ran way longer than 99 so basicly im confused
brad
I have a Quetion for you all, I live in the Sate of Queensland thats in Australia for any of you who didnt know that, i live near a springield but thats not the one thier in, however, there is that episode where springfeild split into 2 area codes, would that be to thow us all out? did it change back?
Anonymous
Does it bother anyone that we are all sitting here debating a cartoon???
nb
Convincing posts narrow it down to Orgegon, Missouri, and Connecticut in my opinion. Can someone tell me if there are snow-crested mountains in Missouri or Connecticut? There are many episodes with hilly/mountainous terrain. Also of the three states can anyone tell me which has the death penalty?
Amanda
What about the episode where Granpa and Bart steel Homers car and follow Zelda to Branson MO? When Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie go after them, Marge says it's 1000 miles to Bronson.
There is no Springfield in CT. They all have the death penalty.
Matt grew up in Portland Oregon, so I think it's Springfield Or.
Tommy
what about the episode where they move the town? So it could have changed. What season was that and what clues belong to what?
Anonymous
They only move 5 miles down the road. It's still Springfield.
Adam
In Treehouse of Horror VI, when the giant statues all fall over and smash up the buildings, one of the buildings that gets destroyed says "Birthplace of Norman Vincent Peale." If you do a wikipedia search, you'll find that he was a Christian preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking), and was born in Browersville, Ohio. If you check on Mapquest, you'll find that in Ohio there is not only a Browersville, but also a Springfield, which is, according to Mapquest, a short trip away of only 26.17 miles. I think that, coupled with the "Springfield...O-Hiya Maude" quote posted above by Anonymous, would show that the Simpsons do, infact, live in Ohio.
Rob
If you can remember back to when Apu was getting his citizenship, you will remember that Lisa pooints to where they live on the map, and her body is covering the eastern part of the US. Go from there, it limits which states they could live in.
Jeff
Some of you are close, others are way way off! I found it with only these clues to go by; #1.)Springfield. #2.)they live in a town in the five(5) corners area. When you spot it you will know where they live.
Anonymous
but they visited the five corners area while going on vacation, so you never no how far away from there house they were
Jeff
The place where they live is NOT Springfield! It is only a clue. I will tell you this; Five corners is a geographical location. Can you name the four states in the southwest that make up the "four corners region?" Five corners is very similar. Then go back to your first clue. The first clue is not only Springfield but Shelbyville also. On all 5 corners! Get a road atlas. Look at your own clues! Have a good time hunting for it, you will be surprised when you find it. Good Luck, Jeff
Adam
You seem pretty arrogant and sure of yourself on this, and maybe just a little bit condescending. If you're so sure of your answer and can prove your idea 100%, then why don't you enlighten the rest of us? Or are you really not that confident in your answer? I think the truth is that you are merely speculating just like everyone else on here, and you have no more figured it out than anybody else. Go ahead...give us your best guess, then explain why you're right and we're wrong. Tell us what your conclusion is, and prove it. It seems like everyone else has at least put forth their conclusions with whatever they have to back it up. My bet is that you're just spouting hot air, trying to seem like you're so much smarter than every body else, and you really don't have any more of a clue than anyone else on this page.
Jeff
Ha Ha, nice try. If you took the time L00king instead of writing letters you would know too.
Did you see my reply on July 21st? That reply and all the other replys are why no one will find where the Simpson's live. All you people want to do is have someone like me TELL YOU where it is. You don't want to work for it. If you look for it where I said, omg it's so obvious. And..if I just told you then you would sigh and say "are you kidding? That's sooo easy" So...if you're too lazy to look for it, then, oh well. Just keep talking and guessing. gl hf
Adam
Oh yes, just as I suspected. You've gotten a power trip over the fact that you think you know something no one else does. You're so smart because you've figured out something that the rest of us haven't. Yet you can't tell anyone else your secret because then: 1) You loose your position as the one with the cosmic wisdom, and you can't rub it in anyones face anymore to get your thrills, and 2) You loose your credibility when everyone realizes that you don't actually know anything. What would you really loose by sharing your conjecture with everyone else? Personally, I don't really care, because I have reached my own conclusion, which I can back up with solid facts. So it doesn't really matter to me what you think. I just don't understand why you're so afraid to voice your conclusion, and I think you need to stop being so condescending if you're so unsure of your conclusion that you can't share with the rest of the group. The whole point of a page like this is to share your views, what you've discovered, what you think the truth is, and why. Posting on a page like this with your attitude of "I know something you don't know, and it's so obvious, I can't believe the rest of you can't figure it out," just makes you an ass. Like I said, I really don't care what your viewpoint is unless you're willing to share it and provide supporting arguement as to why it's valid. Other than that, if you're not going to add anything constructive and your sole purpose is to taunt everybody else with your preschool game of "I know a secret," maybe you should go somewhere else. If, on the other hand, you care to share your beliefs on where "The Simpsons" live, then please, be my guest. I love exposing myself to viewpoints that differ from mine, as long as the other person is willing to state their idea and back it up. If you can grow up to an adult level of conversation, then go ahead and get back to me. Otherwise, quit trying to bring everybody down and stay out of the conversation.
Adam
Oh, by the way, I also wanted to add that, yes, I have infact read your post on July 21st. I should point out that saying that "The place where they live is NOT Springfield! It is only a clue," is absolutely retarded. They have blatantly stated throughout the show that the family lives in Springfield. The city is not the question, it is the state in which the city of Springfield lies that is up for debate here. The kids go to Springfield Elementary, Homer works at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, etc. Every single mention of the city gives its name as Springfield. Unless you care to prove a differing view point, and explain why everybody works and goes to school and does every other major event in a random town named Springfield, which they DO NOT live in according to you, then I have no choice besides persisting in my belief that you really don't have any more of an idea than anyone else, and probably have even less of an idea. There is no other reason why you would come to such a huge revelation, and then not share it, unless you are either being an ass, or you really don't know what you're talking about.
Jeff
WOW!! You sure told me off.
So now you have figured it out!!
You said, "they blantantly stated throughout the show that the family lives in Springfield" and that "the city is not the Question, but the state." So now you don't have to do anything else. You got the answer! Good job.
Although Springfield is in every state in the union, why would there be a question of "where do they live?" And why would we waste our time on this, if they lived in Springfield? I'm sorry you're an ass and have to have an answer immediatly. You can't figure out clues and DO something?
Adam
Dude, you obviously didn't read my post. Go ahead, take a few minutes and read it again. Specifically the part where I emphasize that it is the STATE and not the CITY that is in question. I guess you missed that part in your haste to write back to tell me I'm wrong. Oh well. I don't feel like wasting any more of my time with you on this. You obviously don't want to participate in the discussion, and instead you just want to keep telling everyone else their wrong and you're right, rather than actually stating your point. Whatever. You win, if that makes you happy. You're right, whatever your answer is. Do you feel justified now? Probably not. I'm done with this now, because if you still haven't gotten my point by now, then I'm just wasting my breath. So, go ahead, and think whatever you want. I'm giving in to your superior intellect, because you've proven me wrong without even stating your view point. Whatever. If that makes you happy, then fine, be happy. I'm obviously having a one sided conversation with someone who can't even understand (or doesn't actually read) my posts, and who won't venture forth his viewpoint for the good of the conversation. So, have a nice day, and forget I ever wrote anything to you. I'm not wasting anymore time on someone who can't even hold a logical intelligent conversation. So, when you write back to tell me how wrong I am, and how I'm the loser for not taking time to "figure out clues and DO something," because I know you're going to write back...don't be surprised if you don't hear from me again, because I'm done with this. Please, go ahead and think whatever you want, you won because you proved me wrong...whatever you feel is true in your heart. I don't care.
i own mac dre's soul
Quite an immature loss of control with those posts dude, take a chill pill or get laid. Im sad to see hatred coming out of such a entertaining and halarious show. You disgrace the simpsons with these ignorant ramblings.
brad
QUOTE Marge Simpson
"Sringfeild is a part of us all, a part of us all, a part of us all."
Billy
Jeff, if you're talking about Salt Lake City...NO!
tbone
Is it really so hard to believe that this place they live is made up? its a cartoon. It seems to me that there are many different clues pointing different directions...which leads me to believe that there is no one place they live. you can't say, they have mountains and water so lets forget that they live near I-95. you have to take all the clues in and when you do that, you get many different places in order to cause confusion and keep interest in the show. Notice this gives us something to talk about??? we aren't talking about the last crappy episode, we are debating this instead. (keep in mind i am a simpsons fanatic, so no episode is really crap, but it has gone downhill)
Babo
When Homer is working at the Gulp-n-blow or something like that you can clearly see on the drive through sighn "Beer"

This would help eliminate the fact that they couldn't live in a state that prohibits the sale of alacholic beverages at any other place besides bars and liquir stores.

Ex: NJ, DE, MD and more :)
tbone
I find it hard to believe that something this trivial would help account for their whereabouts
Matt
From just watcing the first episode of season 17, it shows that Marge is in south springfield, which borders the coast, meaning it must be in the south district, and from other convincing posts, I'd have to say the south east.
Matt
Watching another recent episode from season 17, they also sing 'Sweet Home Alabama', for no apparant reason, another clue?
Me
it could be Maryland, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, because it is a state where its leagal to use marjhwana for medicinal use
Anonymous
I'm not going to say I've got an answer, as I don't think anyone should. But I'm throwing my vote in there for "it's a fictional place". I want to believe Springfield is in Ohio, my homestate, but see too many clues that say it is elsewhere. Largest clue I ever saw was while leaving Springfield to go on a trip the Simpsons turned onto I-95. There is a possibility that in the 3 seconds from leaving Springfield to when the turned onto I-95 they actually travelled across the country from Oregon to the East Coast, but I doubt this is true. But some people are correct with some lesser clues leading elsewhere. This is why my two top choices for location are the following. Sorry there is no definite answer.

1) Fictional Place
2) Easton Coast somewhere
John
Hummm.. lets see here is a fact youse dont seam to knotice, what ever City they come from the people are yellow an only have 4 fingers . i dont mean to sound stupid but this springfeild cant be on earth
tbone
well, that was kinda stupid.
tbone
especially when the go to America Town to eat while in Japan, and how Homer chants USA! randomly.
tbone
Like i said before, each and every clue conflicts with all the others, and this is just a trick to keep the show being talked about. there is no answer to this question, and if you think there is you are wasting your time.
Matt
I find that hard to believe considering it's one of the most popular shows, ever. In addition what the producer (?) or someone else said about it being easy if you look at the clues, same as to what Lisa said in the episode 'Blame it on Lisa'
tbone
you disagree that all the clues conflict with one another?
A. Nonymous
If you look on youtube, best simpsons opening ever, when they get to the couch, the camera draws back heading above their house, above the city, the US, the world...etc...In that opening, they are in the mid west, near Illinois.
Matt
Some clues conflict, but the majority suggest the south and east coast, I'm starting to believe Texas is the home.
tbone
what about the pot bellied sparrow being the state bird and the state pasta being bow tie? these suggest an imaginary city. especially since west springfield is 3 times the size of texas.
Matt
Some things like that are just blaitent jokes, others are clearly clues as to where they really live.
tbone
they live nowhere!!! why don't you get it!?!?
tbone
is it up to you to decide which clues everyone should igonre and which to take into consideration? Lets do it this way then. The live near I95 right? how about when the camera pans up to show the earth, it looks like somewhere in the Illinois area. these are an example of conflicting clues, pointing to the fact that there is no one place they live. they live in "america town" USA.
drop_girl
I've often wondered what state they live in. I've put clues together over the years and have come up with a couple different places of my own. I think the novelty of the Simpsons is not really knowing for sure.
Matt
It's pretty much up to sensible judgement, which most people possess. They are not really talking about a town in regards to pot bellied sparrow being the towns bird, and they're unlikely to be that close on the artistic detail as to pan the camera out from the correct state.
Martin
In one Hallowe'en episode (the one about the mad advertising logos run amok in Springfield) there is a Paul Anka song referring to a guarantee. Lisa comes on at the end and says "Guarantee Void in Tennessee" which would imply that Springfield is in Tenessee as they would not need to heed the guarantee for residents.

Of course, all of the hallowe'en episodes are pretty much useless for this type of in depth review :)
Anonymous
what about the episode where there trying to get sugar back? Mr Burns: We're going south of the border! Homer: To Tennesee?
Twisted
could it ever be Colorado? near mountains, plains, oil and desert. Springfield Colorado is in southeastern CO. if anyone can disprove me please do so. I would love to think that springfield is in my home state of CT but I truly dont thing there is a springfield connecticut. possibly springfield MA because when the simpsons go to japan homer doesnt want to eat at the table shaped like the state where he lives. complaining about taxes possibly. im not sure hope some of those could help
THISGUY
its got to be new hampshire, now granted ther is no shelbyville next to the springfield but there is one east of cleveland ohio which is not all that far plus NH is definately within driving distance to NY. plus in the episode where mr burns gets trapped under the old man of the mountain rubble, well look at the NH state quarter there is an old man of the mountain. also on google maps you can clearly see that there is a lake right near by and the ocean not to far and a mountain range right next door. check and mate.
eli
i think its illonouis cuz theres a shelbeyvill by a spring fild plus if u look at the weather paters illonouis has all the types of weather patters the episodes have and it has a power plant and its by the ocean
Crescentia
ummm, overlooking the spelling errors... Illinois is NOT by the ocean, in fact it is nowhere NEAR an ocean...
nick
Matt Groening has said they live in springfield because its the most common city name in the country...there is no right answer
THISGUY
nick is a faggot
tyler1451
ive narrowed it down to two states, either kentucky or oregan...

so you figure it out
stevie
i would love to find out which state they actually live in. but even though i ponder about it, i try to keep away from that thought. i say we just continue watching each new episode and sooner or later the creators of the show will reveal which state they reside in.

but from my belief, i believe they live in either MO or OH
lou
if you look at pictures of the ohio nuke power plant, you will notice double cooling towers which i think is rare. most one i ve seen have only one.
the first time i saw a cooling tower was on the victoria river in oregon but i cant remember if there was 2 of them. also, maybe trying to match thing in the show like bildings and stuff with the real things might be the way to go. like--Birthplace of Norman Vincent Peale-- wich was born in ohio
i am new at this but i think this is realy fun
Anonymous
actually Outside of Detroit, dearborne has double cooling towers as well, i've also seen them in CT, and i'm in mass
mt
ok i just started this today but i have it ...i know where they live.....it is SPRINGFIELD ILLONOIS...and let me tell you why! because there is a SHELBYVILLE like 40 miles away. and a NUCLEUR PLANT! they perform the DEATH PENALTY....there next to A LARGE BODY OF WATER (AKA) THE GREAT LAKES and branson colorado is 1000 MILES AWAY and in one of the episodes where bart gives mr burns his blood he recives a letter from him stamped SPRINGFIELD,IL so there you have it and as for all the other hints i beleave that most are nothing more but ment to confuse us ....wich is why we all loveeeeeeeeeee the simpsons
Crescentia
They go to Branson, MISSOURI, which is 1000 miles away from their Springfield. Not Branson, Colorado.
Anonymous
go to google earth and type in Springfield Illonois the place looks right to me.
tommo1uk
i think they live in ohio! the episode where she is giving her address was a joke because you think she says "springfield, oh hiya maude" when it can also be taken as "springfield, ohio, maude" (as in marge just notices maude has just come in) other wise it was very pointless to include that scene because it has no relevance to anything and is never concluded!

cant be 100% sure too but i thought also when homer orders the power plant equipment to ship bart secretly back to springfield i think i saw ohio on the address on the box!

plus i dont think you can truly rely on using the cartoon landscape as a reference for where springfield is because i think alot of the time they adapt the city to fit the story like some episodes they have as good as put moes on the end of evergreen terrace and others they havent and homer has driven there!
Russ
I've taken this from a different point of view than most of the posts I've read. Since Springfield is thrown at us and they're toying with us about the state, their intention is never to own up to a real state. My way to deal with this is through process of elimination. There are many states where it CAN'T be. First of all, it can't be Florida becasue they're banned from there. They make reference to there being only two states where they're not banned in some episode, too. As for Ohio and Missouri, there are snow capped mountains on the horizon in more than one episode and last time I went to those two states, there weren't any. Also, they have a hurricane in one episode. Ever heard of a hurricane in Ohio before? Also, at one point, he gets in his car and travels 1800 ish miles to Florida (according to the road sign) so that pretty much eliminates Orgon, Washington, California, etc. Using proccess of elimination, they do have to live in the fictional state of North Takoma, becuse eventually, you have to eliminate all the real states.
jake
actually the south east corner of oregon to the north west corner of florida is 1798.4 miles
Billy
I will be honest, the Simpsons clearly live in Illinois, I know this because I lived in Illinois, and in Springfield, there is a power plant there and yes, arcades are a big thing there, even the Simpson's accent is Illinois, Look up pictures of Springfield, Ill...you will notice it is very similar to the cartoon city of Springfield. In one episode...if you look in the background, while Homer is traveling, a sign says, "Welcome to Illinois". The Simpsons are such a typical Illinois family as well.
Jonno
Watch "drawn together" "a tale of two cows", I think its season 2 episode 10 - theres a cross-feed during a news show to Springfeild CT outside a destroyed Simpsons house - all done in typical simpsons style drawing. Very quickly done and quite interesting to note how they name the state - perhaps the writers etc knew? or another random throw off.....
Billy
The Simpsons do not have a New England Accent, so no It is not CT, Mass, NY, or anywhere in th' northeast. It is clearly Springfield, IL...If you look at a map of Springfield, IL and compare it to the Springfield, Simpsons...there is a similarity...The power plant in Springfield, Mass does not look like the one on the Simpsons, however the one in Springfield, IL does.
Billy
Geeze, I have to much time on my hands. More references I have found about where the Simpsons live, Springfield, IL has a Capital Airport (Capital city) generic name, an intro I saw pulling away from the earth puts them in Illinois, Shelbyville is 40 miles away, and there ia a lake near the power plants, and I heard an old rap from Bart in the early 90's say " I'm from Sringfield, Illinois, USA" and an episode I saw...Bart had a letter stamped Illinois...there ya have it, the (Capital) of Illinois is Springfield, and when you say to someone randomly..."where are the simpsons from?" they say back Springfield hmmm...that's in Illinois...there ya have it.
Peter Bengtsson
Wow! If we could only see some proof. For example, any idea which episode it is when you say one can see a sign where it says "Welcome to Illinois" like you mentioned a few comments ago?

Good work man!
Billy
The episode I remember some parts, it was when a trillion or million dollars was stolen, Mr. Burns had put it away in the plant somewhere...all I remember, it was when I lived in Illinois, and I noticed a sign, you may have to pause it and look, it was dark, I remember that. But, anyone who lives or has lived in Springfield, Illinois can tell ya the Simpsons actual "Springfield" was based on that city, though it evolved over the years to many other settings, but in all it is IL. Another episode is a letter in Bart's hand, and it says IL, I noticed that. I lived in Springfield for two years, and I can see the IL family in the Simpsons...another actual place maybe "Salt Lake City, Utah...if ya look at that map it has so many Simpson values to it, like Ghomer St., Barton, five points, Capitol Avenue...but as I rule out Illinois.
Jeremy
Billy, I agree . I live in Chicago, have been to Springfield. it does look like the home of the Simpsons. yes and there is a capital airport north Springfield, there is a power plant near Springfield Lake and downtown looks almost exact as Springfield on the simpsons, also in Springfield, IL is the Lincoln thingy statue. so i agree Illinois i think.
Jeremy
unusual, but another place may actually be a small townsomewhere in mass. I noticed the simpsons have a blend of states, IL, Mass, Oregon, CO, and even Florida
Billy
Another place that really matches other than ILLinois is Virginia, I mapped it...looks like it as well.
Melonie
hmmm..I remember that Shelbyville has a lemon tree...can't be too far north.
Billy
Melonie, true, but I think inspite of the trees n all that like scenery n trees, I think maybe some things are to throw ppl off. Illinois isn't what ya would call "north", it is Midwest. I watched an episode that had Capitol City, again, it looked like Chicago in that one...Groening had to base the cartoon somewhere in his mind, or had a place in mind, so there is a state.
Eminem
nah they live in Springfield, Mass or Illinois it's one of those 'nuff said.
functionalalki
Well, Where to start? Matt grew up in Springfield OR until moving to Portland where he finished high school. In the medical marijuana episode, the doctor prescribes homer some. Homer asks if it is legal and the dr. chuckles and says in this state yes. OREGON? The episode where homer and Mr. Burns team up and cheat to get to the top of the mountain. In that episode as they first drive up and show the mountain it is Mt. Hood, to prove it matt has drawn in illumination rock witch is a prevalent bulge of a rock formation to the northwest of Timberline lodge. Remember when homer runs over the birthplace of Matt Groening when he dropped Bart off in Oregon at a tough love camp? The episode where homer is in the Lewis and Clark expedition, when they finally arrive in Oregon he slams a flag into the ground and says I hear bye call this place Eugene Oregon. Lewis and Clark never even went to where present day Eugene is, they spent the winter of 1804 05 100 miles north where Astoria is. Rumor has it that every character is based on someone matt knows from his childhood in Springfield. Also, the statue of the founder of Springfield has a striking resemblance to a statue on the U of O campus in Eugene!!!!!!!I am sure there is many more clues as there are many more to mislead us to believe there not in Oregon!!! As any educated one of us would say, there from Oregon, not to would be bassfamy. I love all you Simpson fans even the misled ones who believe they live somewhere else. Tumbleweed
nsbr5
The simpsons are along the east coast. The simpsons live not to far from new york. In season 8 principal skinner has the students collect what they recycled and put in a bag so they could make money to go to Albany. Obliviosly they're talking about Albany, NewYork. Where else? Then in another season where Bart takes a rafting trip they get go the wrong way and get lost out in the ocean. Homer then pulls out a map that shows all of the Krusty Burger locations. One of the locations is off of Massachuetts. Massachuetts has a Springfield in it and it one the main cities in Massachuetts. Springfield, Massachuetts is also near Albany. I checked on google earth to make sure.
nsbr5
What I ment to say is that homer pulls out a map of all of the krusty burger locations and goes to the closest one which is off of the coast of massachuetts. Okay that what i forgot to say.
functionalalki
Albany,Oregon, just 45 minutes from where matt was born and oh ya Oregon is #1 in recycling, and started the whole 5 cent popcan thing.
anonymous
Joe T is a pathetic human being. They're clearly from Japan...
Anonymous
I think they live in North Carolina.
Anonymous
I thought they lived in Northern Kentucky. It was said in an episode. You can't match events with where they live. It is a cartoon. The writers don't have to make it accurate. If they did, the simpsons would be a Situational Comedy.
Anonymous
In episode "Papas got a brand new badge" Home takes over the police department. Fat Tony call in help to kill homer. His thugs travel from New Jersey then arrive in springfield from traveling on interstate 95 which runs into connecticut. (there was 95 sign in the episode as they were driving) Also the sign welcome to springfield show population of around 30,000 and elevation of 1582 which is consistant with CT. Other hints there is a nuclear power plant (work for homer) and sub base (when he joins the navey) both in ct. This is my conclusion.
Billy
I live in Springfield, Massachusetts and I think it could be Mass, still say Illinois though, it is either Mass or IL.
itb
ok guys here ya go. In the episode a tale of two cities. marge states the town is getting to big and need to split the area code. One half gets the 636 area code, the other 939. 636 is the are code of Missouri.
Dethklok
Well have you ever thought the writers could have added North Takoma into the middle of all these places so that all these clues at leading to each other but not really because there would be a new state thats FICTIONAL and your all just wasting time trying to figure out where it is.
Rachael
In the episode where Homer fakes his own death, the man tells him to check out his mothers grave when he goes down to an office to change the death notice. The grave is that of Walt Whitman... Whitman was buried in New Jersey. There is a little town not far from Whitman's gravesite called Springfield.
Just thought I would add that to the discussion.
Nick
here you go....In "Revenge is a dish best served 3 times" homer is trying to drive down the texan who shoots his gun all the time. At the very end instead of taking revenge they are sitting on the car. when bart asked if he still wants revenge homer states "No I found out we are both from connecticut." Homer flat out said he was from Connecticut. Check it out......
billy
Again, I live in Springfield, Ma and connecticut is just on the border, the Springfield the Simpsons live in doesn't resemble here that much at all. Springfield, IL is where they are.
just me
ya thats where he says their from that doesnt mean thats where their from
shred
The Simpsons live in the State of WHATEVA! :D

Whateva state they live in (North Takoma maybe?), it must be in a different Universe where humans evolved to have only 4 digits on each hand instead of 5. In this Universe, state names and Interstates may not necessarily correlate to the ones we know.

Plus, their universe is only 2d instead of 3d. Homer falls thru the Wormhole into our 3d Universe in that Halloween episode.
john
the simpsons live in texas bacause in northern texas there is a power plant it also snows and theres two towns on the side of each other called springfield and shelbyville matt groening is messing with your minds. think about it. you wouldnt really expect for the simpsons to live in the southern part of the united states. but its true. go to simpsons facts.com if you dont believe me.
Billy_McBong
no in the ninth season in "Bart Star" hank hill is briefly seen and he says "We drove 2000 miles for this?"
so Springfield has to be about 2000 miles from Arlen, Texas

and i dont know why some are people saying it says Springfield, IL on the letter in the one where bart gives blood. the state abbreviation is illegible(it looks like a backwords c then a t)
i took a very clear screenshot i will email it to anyone if they want

i hope this helps
chris
You are all wrong. Simpsons director Matt Groening set them in Springfield due to the common name for U.S cities. Also former Simpsons director David Silverman once said the show was set in the fictional state of North Takoma. Groening also stated that he likes to toy around with the clues to throw people off track.
Laquicha
They dont actually live in a specifi state. Look on wikipedia, the writers just make up where they live to fit the story lines. Their actually geographical location changes every episode.
billy
Again, it is either Springfield, MA or Springfield, IL. Funny thing though, when ya ask someone who doesn't watch the Simpsons. "Where are the Simpsons from?" They automatically say uhhm Springfield, that is in Illinois. The Springfield in IL does resemble the one on the Simpsons. If you have Google Earth, look at the city in IL, compare it to the map of Springfield, where the Simpsons live, it resembles.
no-name
you guys its obvious they live in every state or not a state at all...some episodes they are near a beach.sometimes they arent.it all depends were you want and think they should be.
billy
it is in Henderson, Nevada, where they live
Anonymous
i think it UTAH
billy
the movie comes out in july, i saw the previews...whatever state it is it borders maine, ohio, kentucky, and didn't catch the other state...?? i'm lost now..no idea
Anonymous
THEY LIVE IN ILLINOIS...I LIVE 6 HOURS FROM SPRINGFIELD, AND WE HAVE SHELBYVILLE RIGHT NEXT TO IT....SUCK THAT U SUCKERS
Billy
I LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, MASS AND NO SHELBYVILLE...BUT WE DO HAVE KRUSTY BURGERS!
ThE AnonyMous DudE
well in the newest trailer for the upcoming movie Mr.Flanders states: "look at the four states that border springfield Ohio, Nevada, Maine and Kentucky" now, i dont know if that was a joke but I'm just waaaaayyyyyy to lazy to look it up.
curt
in the episode liza goes to washingnton , it shows a map that fades out behind lisa as she reads an essay. if you pause the dvd player just right you can see that the spimpsons live in Springfeild , NT, or the fictional state known as Northern Takoma. It also shows that Springfield borders on four states, just some clues.
Anthony
If you watch the episode in season 7 titled "bad neighabors" were George Bush Sr. Moves to Springfield lisa states that this was one of the 9 states that george bush claims residency in, so therefore we need to find out the 9 states that George Bush Sr. claims residency in and find all the ones with a "springfield"
Dstrick
i'm really sorry because i don't normally like to insult people because everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but, this is the stupidest thing i have ever seen! Come on! Your all squabbling over the whereabouts of a place that doesn't exist. they chose springfield because its the most common city name in the country(probably). When you add up all the clues, you get nowhere. All of you are buffet debaters. You pick and choose the clues that you want to use, and ignore the ones that don't support your theories. the Simpsons is a CARTOON! It is not real. Neither is springfield. If you'll just look at the episode with ardie ziff, where homer goes into west springfield, you should remeber when Lisa remarked "West Springfield is twice the size of Texas!" Lisa doesn't exaggerate. So, in all your infinite wisdom, tell me, where is their a springfield twice the size of texas, NOWHERE!
Anonymous
the simpsons live in oregon fucktards
ihateanymousnames
the simpsons do live in oregon, portland street names are names of characters. Flanders, Lovejoy, Dolph etc. matt groening grew up in oregon retards
craphead
shit heads go fuck yourselvwes, it doesnt matter at all, bitch fuckers
Anonymous
Simpson come from Illinois today i watched an episode when Homer is elected has sanitary city manager or whatever and at the end to get money he says we taking the garbage of the cities around and there is a garbage truck with Chicago written on. Also it can be a south city because they have lot of snow in springfield during xmas
Anonymous
also, the Simpsons drive to Vermont and New York, not far from Springfield, MA
Anonymous
peace
Anonymous
Ok, I believe that the Simpsons definitely live in Springfield, Massachusetts. First of all, the Simpsons couldn't be from Springfield, IL because it is the capital of that state and the Simpsons visit Capitol City where they live. Also, there is no Springfield, Connecticut, so the next closest bet would be neighboring MA. Here are some more reasons why the Simpsons live in MA.
-Mayor Quimby has a Boston accent, and is the spitting image of MA senator Ted Kennedy.
-More on that note, when on "The Tonight Show" Dan Castellaneta made a reference to some unnamed MA politician when voicing Mayor Quimby.
-In one episode it talks about the Springfield Armory, also in Springfield, MA
-There is a Springfield University where the Simpsons live, maybe a reference to Springfield College
-The Simpsons' Springfield was settled in 1796, before the Westward expansion, eliminating any possibility of it being west of the Mississippi River/Appalachian Mts.
-There are snow covered mountains in Springfield, MA- MT. Tom
-In one episode, Bart gets a credit card, gives Krusty a check in hopes of him signing it, gets the check back with a stamp on it, brings it to the bank(and so on) it shows the current time in many locations, including Washington & the Cayman Islands, all of which are 2:00ish, so they are on the East Coast!
***ONE OF THE SHOW'S PRODUCERS, MIKE SCULLY, IS FROM WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA yet another connection
-Since Springfield is HAS to be on the East coast, MA has is cold/snowy in the winter and can get brutally hot in the winter, demonstrated in many episodes
-the Simpson’s drive to New York City and Vermont in some episodes, not to far from MA.
-when Moe brings the bar people to Nevada, he gets a special bus, maybe because it is so far away.


I am sure there are many more ways to prove that this is Springfield, MA but I have written so much I HAVE to stop now. Feel free to reply to this and give me your feedback!
Anonymous
FIRST OF ALL I LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, MA...I AGREE WITH YOU BECAUSE...YES THERE IS AN ARMORY, AND A POWER PLANT, IT IS COLD HERE, WE HAVE MNT'S ALL OVER THE PLACE, THERE IS A WEST SPRINGFIELD, SHELBYVILLE CAN BE CONSIDERED PALMER, THE BRADLEY AIRPORT IN HARTFORD RESEMBLES THE ONE ON THE SIMPSONS REMARKEBLY, BOSTON IS THE CAPITOL, BUT CAPITOL CITY..HMM, NO IDEA?? MAYBE BOSTON, YALE IS IN CT, WHICH LISA TALKS ABOUT ALL THE TIME, THE DOWNTOWN AREA HERE LOOKS SIMILIAR TO THAT SPRINGFIELD, WHICH THE SIMPSONS LIVE, SO YEAH..I THINK MASSACHUSETTS.
Martin
i can't believe no one said anything about the Springfield radio station KBBL... all radio stations with call letters starting with a "K" are west of the Mississippi River, East of the Mississippi radio station call letters start with "W". Oregon seems suitable enough....
scott
vincent price is from missouri and hes commonly reffered to in the simpsons and in one episode i cant remember which one but in the city of springfield they run by a river and there is an old missouri boat going through the river and also there is a springfield that borders shelbyville
meria
I THINK SPRINGFIELD IS A BLEND OF PLACES, FIRST OF ALL IN ONE EPISODE, YOU SEE PALM TREES IN SHELBYVILLE, BUT SNOW IN SPRINGFIELD????
I NOTICED THE CITY IS VERY SMALL, SO IT COULD EVEN BE A SMALL TOWN, PROBABLY BASED SOMEWHERE NEVER GUESSED.
I AM BEGINNING TO THINK CANADA OR SOMEWHERE IN NEW ENGLAND.
Phil
You know that the simpsons cant live in New york because there is one episode where they go to new york. The other episode where bart is a boyscout, they went in the ocean with flanders and got stranded. They had a Krusty the clown map and it showed a resturant by the east coast where they were stranedid. So you know that they live on the east coast so I would guess Virginia.
Anonymous
Anonymous
i can't believe i just read every %^(*$%(^ one of these posts! i'm such a loser
Maryann
one of the reasons I think the Simpsons live in Missouri or Illinois is When Areosmith plays at Meo's(i think) Steven says Hello Saint Louis, and Joe says um Steven Its Springfield, and Steven says oh right. And yeah in 1 show they were going to take a day trip to Branson Missouri W/ grandpa.
Rachael
I am positive they are from conneticut because inthe episode where homer wants to take revenge and each marge, lisa and bart share a story about revenge, at the end they say, "we have something in common: we are both from connecticut."
awesome-o
If you look on the intro where it zooms out on the map, there is a lake connecting to a river, which may be the water used in the show
Jim
I didn't feel like reading through all of your comments so forgive me if someone already posted this. But the Simpsons live in Springfield Michigan. Note the intro where the familys sitting on the couch and the camera pans out into space, the solar system, aliens...etc, then to dna strands and everything is within homers head. watch it in slow motion...when you frame it out you can clearly see the outline of lake Huron (which they colored green so it wouldnt be as obvious). Go to google earth or maps and type in Springfield Michigan. its in the exact location. The lake and river which are represented in the opening credits(the curved L-shape) is also on the satellite image. There's also a Shelbyville michigan directly west of Springfield. I'm not sure if there is a nuclear power plant there...but that could be explained by the writers determining where the characters lived after season 1. Case closed
Jim
Heres the intro I'm talking about. The best way to see it is dowloading google earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNV9FEKi9FQ&mode=related&search=
Chaz
I say they live in Virginia based on the clues.
Homer
The Simpsons live in an interdimensional rift, in an alternate universe where all Springfields come together in space and time.
Sheena
Ok Illinois sounds good to me....but i have always thought it would be Massachusetts, just a couple of reasons....I-95, and look at the mayor come on now you can sooo tell he is a Kennedy... and where are they from? MASSACHUSETTS.....
Valencia
Today's brand new episode - "stop. or My Dog Will Shoot!" they go into a corn maze and get lost. HOmer starts throwing Lisa in the air to figure out where the exit is and on one of the throws she sees the Seattle Space Needle. Washington State?
Billy
LOL ACTUALLY ALL THE CLUES ARE ADDING UP TO MASSACHUSETTS QUICKLY
Anonymous
It was the E true hollywood story episode they said they were a small kentucky family the one were part goes round payin pepole to kiss
Sheena
Did anyone see a couple of weeks ago after House there was like a 10 second com. and it showed the Simpsons house and what looked like Lat and Long. lines?
Zach
If you watch beginning clip where the camera zooms out of the united states from the Simpson's house you can clearly see it's either Illinois or Ohio. Of course it can't be Illinois because Springfeild Illinois is the capital city and the Springfeild in the Simpsons isn't the capital city. Ohio is where the Simpsons live. In one of episodes Marge is on the phone and the person on the other line asks what state they live in, before Marge says the state Mod walks in and Marge says "Oh'hi'ya Mod" clearly saying "Ohio" as a hint.
Zach
Actually because I think the Simpsons try to confuse you with fake clues I think it's between Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio. I think we can agree it's not Illinois because it's not a capital.
evie
Well im not very good at working out any of this since im english, i know most of the names of the u.s states but i couldnt really tell u anything about them, anyway, i found this on wikipedia:

David Silverman, a director for the Simpsons, has claimed that Springfield is in the fictional state of "North Tacoma" (or "North Takoma"). This is substantiated by the state abbreviations NT and TA used within the show. However, this has never been officially confirmed in any canonical episode of The Simpsons or by other Simpsons producers. And on Homer's Driver License the state is NT and the zip code is 49007, which is a Kalamazoo, Michigan

i wonder if the simpsons will ever let it out :)
Anonymous
they cant live in ohio because in the trailor ned says ohio boarders them
Anonymous
The Simpsons says they live in 1 of the 9 states that former President Bush resided in, but I think they live in Oregon or CA because Matt Groening was born in Oregon.
joe
they live in wyoming because i live in wyoming what a wonderful state.
Kirk
No one has said far the far east side of Texas , like Galveston , or just by there ,, in Kema. there are signs all over there about realtors being #1 on the east side , ( like Cookie Quan) and Hank Hill came to a game once _ Huh , huh ? and there is always that crazy Texan guy shouting _ YE HAWW and shooting his gunns. Texas has a death penalty ,Beaches, huricanes , and when Homer went into space... "Houston " right there; " we have a problem. When Apu Became very American , he adopted a very thick Texan accent and doned a big cowboy hat. and when homer wore a camera to spy on Apu , another big cowboy hat. HMMMMMmmmmmmm
idiot
nuts , its not real
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