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One question that popped up yesterday was pretty interesting:

What state do the Simpsons live in?

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Anonymous

I don't know what is their state . in behind the laughter they say that the future looks bright for this nort kentuky family but in papa don't leech Lurleen Lumpkin sais that she's the happiest girl in witch ever side of misisipy this is.So i tink nortern kentuky or misisipy

anomynous

nope hes right its in kansas it tells you in one episode but also super intendent skinner says its on the left of missouri whenever they look at the school window. (only released once episode)

Michelle

I'll throw my 2 cents in here. This is merely conjecture, mind you, developed after reading several of the posts here. Connecticut (I'm sure there's evidence to the contrary, so no acidic retorts) seems like a good bet based on their death penalty. There is an episode (no, I don't know the name, I have it on disc though) where Bart befriends Ralph and they visit the old Springfield prison. There is an electric chair in obvious disuse for some period of time (may just be because the prison closed, again this is all hypothetical). Researching the death penalty shows CT changed its method from chair to injection in 1995. A more obscure bit of proof for this is the comment Dr. Hibbert makes to Marge in another episode: "...if this was my last meal, I'd tell the warden Bring on the lethal injection!". This episode aired in 1996.
Minor details, but another fun line of thought to go on. I'm personally of the camp that it's a composite of several states.

Michelle

And for those who are getting a bit hostile with the "it's a joke", "you'll never figure it out", "ur a <insert poorly spelled insult here>", the purpose of this (at least for educated folks) is to USE YOUR BRAIN to find details of the show that may draw you to a particular state. True, none of these guesses is going to be dead on, but I've certainly been entertained reading all these.
It's called Google. Use it.

Just Brad

The Spirngfield in The Simpsons is a FICTIONAL mid-sized town. I believe that it has no real location. The creator Matt has tried to give out several different clues that don't make sense when put together just so he can toy with our heads. It is still possible that they do live in a particular state however, he has made the location so out of the ordinary so that no one could ever guess where it was.

However if you look at the episode Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? Herbet (Homer's half brother) is at a ticket booth at a train station to go Homers house. He has a conversation with the ticket agent:

Herb: I want a ticket to Springfield.

Ticket Agent: Springfield, Illinois?

Herb: No.

Ticket Agent: Springfield, Massachusetts?

Herb: No, Springfield (A train whistles past ass he says the name of the State)

A train whistle blows as Herb says the name of the State preventing us from hearing what he said.

It is unknown if that conversation was shown on air however it was in the preliminary script which could actually prove something. The writters may not of wanted to put it to air because they were afraid that It gave away to much.

So I guess you could say that it kinda gives a clue and partly proves that the Simpsons do not live in Illinois or Massachusetts if the writers may of been planning to put it in. If you guys are desperate then you will have to go through all the other Springfields in the United States that are not located in Illinois or Massachusetts and use your clues to find out the answer.

Just Brad

Also to add onto that, go on this website: http://www.simpsonsstate.com/

Look at the map. It shows all the states that can not be the State in which the Simpsons live in which are all coloured in red. All the states in white are the remaining ones.

Underneath, there is a table with each state and it explains why each of the red states have been eliminated with proof from quotes from many different episodes.

Sven Johansson

They live in Springfield Sweden!

Steph

I think it's Pennsylvania. The episode where Selma and Abe shack up gives a hint: as the manager of the Springfield DMV, Selma is informed that the new motor laws are held up in Harrisburg--capital of PA. ? :)

Anonymous

In the simpsons movie ned flanders shows bart the 4 states that barder springfeild. maine, kentucky, nevada, and ohio. That is PHISICLY IMPOSSIBLE. They don't live in a real state. Their state bird id the pot-bellied sparrow, and their "State pasta" is bowtie. State flag? Well, it isn't a real state flag. Plus, they say their's a "West Springfeild" 3 times The size of texas.

melissa

Fact: the simpsons do not live in a state. For those of you who are trying to figure it out, dont. If you were a real fan of the show you would no that. Reasons why they don't live in a real state 1) one episode they drive to Las Vegas 2) another they drive to Vermont 3) the movie they drive to Alaska ...... do the math...

Emmie

In "Revenge is a dish best served three times" it says at the end that Homer is from Connecticut.
Also, In one of them, someone says "best in the west coast." Marge replies "But this is the east coast"
Connecticut is the most constant.

One of them, a boy says "I didn't know what state you lived in"
Lisa says "There's been a mystery about that, but if we put the clues together, I think we could figure it out"

So there is an answer.

your all stupid

Most of you are stupid, also in "2 bad neihbors: they say that they are in 1 of the 9 states george bush( SR. you ignorant fucks) but none of those point to any of the clues, so they either live in a made up place, or they move around

and here are states that they can not be in because of stating that they ar enot

florida,Illionis,alaska, hawaii,connecticut

THEY IN NO WAY LIVE IN ILLIONIS BECAUSE THE CAPITAL IS SPRINGFIELD, AND THEY SAY THEY DONT LIVE IN THE CAPITAL

Anonymous

actually the capital is Capital City home of the Capital City Isotopes.

Just Brad

It could be somewhere near Arizona becausse remember in the Kill Gil, Volumes I & II episode. Gil moves to Scottsdale, Arizona. The Simpsons decide to drive there as it is in driving distance. It doesn't take long.

Cleva chik

springfield is not in a real state
they just say that they live in a state to lead you all on a wild goose chase.
the geographical features in springfield change in every episode making it impossible for the springfield to be in any state
the writers just have a sense of humor and love imagining all of you racking you brains and buying simpson dvd's must to find out what state they live in
so stop trying to figure out what state they live in because they live in because they don't live in any state that we've heard of because IT DOESN'T EXIST!!!
live with it
xxx

Lauren

I am watching the episode where Homer uses marijuana medicinally. I am at the part where Homer is at a Phish concert in support of medicinal marijuana and the building it is staged at is distinctly the Art Institute of Chicago.

Antonio

First of all, the Simpsons most likely don't live in any actual state. The city they live in is probably a combination of all the Springfields in the U.S. That is most likely why they go to specific states so easily. But, if some people don't believe me, I suggest two ways to find the state they live in. First, try watching every episode including the movie and eliminate the states they DON'T live in for sure. Or, you could do a search on the location of every DMV in the U.S. and find ones located in a Springfield. Then you might be able to find the answer.

Mike

Well i remember in the simpsons movie they said when they were on the hill you can see the states that border springfield kentucky maine and something else...they do talk about massachusetts alot though

francie johnson

okay this is a tv show

maybe the makers didn't want you to know
where there from. god, it's a freaking
animation show too i mean come on.

GET OVER IT

David Capo

But it's fun to talk about stuff like this.

monkeybutt2000

yes it is fun, but check out mr. plow! when Homer makes his commercial it shows his PHONE NUMBER. Check the area code! If there is no phone number or area code well i'm sorry! Besides it's not nice to blame a ten year old girl!!!

Anonymous

when you see homers it says NT some people think it means Not telling others think its an imaginary state called north takoma either way go to this sight,www.snpp/guides/springfield/.list.html I think its kentucky.

Anonymous

holy cow yall are some simpson fans aint yall!!! i like santa helper!!

hsa

when marge was talking on the phone in one episode and she is asked were she lives and she says Evergreen Terrace, Spriengfield, and then the guy on the phone asks what state, and the same minute Maude walks in and she says ' Oh - hi - ya maude' and it sound like ' Ohio Maude' it sound like a clue to me. But sometimes springfield has a harbor and like that, but in the movie the town is in the middle of the country. That makes pepole wonder

hsa

and in what 2 states is it legal to sell kids ? in the episode that bart, lisa and maggie get that babysitter Shary Bobbins, and then Skinner is selling Jimbo Jones and says 'boy for sale!' and then jimbo says' is this legal?' and then skinner says 'only here and mississippi' so maybe there is this other state that it is legal ? but how should i know.. i live not in america although i live very near and speak englis

Anonymous

it missouri

Krista

Ive always thought it was CT. Their leaves change in the fall which is pretty much a new england thing. But sometimes when they drive and get lost the road looks like a desert. I dunno if we will ever know for sure. In the movie they are pretty far from Alaska so Id assume they arnt from the north west. Also in an episode where Moe went with the Simpson's to the wordloaf they weren't to far away from VT.

Just Brad

Remember how in episode, "The Italain Bob" Homer gives that mug thing to some old Italian lady for memory and I am certain that it says Kentucky on it. After all, people continously mention that episode where it says that the simpsons are a north kentucky family.

David Capo

NT could mean Northern Kentucky.

hsa

in the movie flanders says to bart : 'here are the four states around springfield' and he sayd, Nevada, Maine, Ohio and Kentucky! So it can't be some of those states ! :/ I am starting to think they don't live in an actual state, because all the clues cross each other!

anon.

the simpsons live in ohio. In one episode a character is giving his address out and starts to say 'Springfield, Ohio' but instead says 'Springfield, O hi ya midge'

David Capo

Oh hi ya Maude. Not Midge.

Amanda

IIn the Simpsons episode where Lisa finds out Jebidiah Springfield is a fake-anyway, they go to dig up his grave and throw dirt on Adlai Stevenson's grave-he is buried in Bloomington, IL??????????

Bill

It's Missouri, there are tons of St. Louis references that only people from St. Louis would know.

David Capo

It could also be Arizona because in one episode this new girl says Springfield has a weird smell. Then in the episode where they go to Florida, Homer says Arizona smells funny. I think there might be some connection there.

I hate you

It doesnt matter get a life

I love you

It matters don't get a life

Baron von Schnitzelberg

It can't be Missouri because of the episode where Supt. Chalmers says about the moving of the school brick by brick. It's not Alaska, Hawaii, Florida or Delaware because in the Simpsons Movie they move to Alaska and they've visited Hawaii, Florida and Delaware. Can't remember the episodes but I know they have. It can't be Ohio because for some reason (can't remember why) Homer and Marge were going to Dayton, Ohio then decided to go to Miami instead. It's not Nevada because in the episode where Homer and Ned go to Las Vegas, at the end they're kicked out at the state line and begin walking home. It's not Pennsylvania because in one episode Ned moved there. The Simpsons Movie also says that Springfield's border states are Nevada, Maine, Ohio and Kentucky. While those states are nowhere near each other, at least we know they don't live there. In 'Crimson Tide', it shows Springfield harbour is on the west coast, also Springfield has beaches and there's the Sea Captain, proving Springfield is by the coast (or he wouldn't be a very good sea captain). It's not New Mexico because Smithers goes to New Mexico to do some queer ass Malibu Stacey play thingy and Mr Burns says 'Wait. There's a NEW Mexico?' It's not Arizona because Homer said it smells funny. It's also not Vermont because they go there in one episode. Basically, I could go on forever. The writers just toy with the Simpson's locatio every episode. If they did live somewhere though, I would go for Oregon. Matt Groening is from Oregon so he might base it there, Springfield is on the west coast, has forests, bears, snow, mountains, and occasionally desert (probably in SE Oregon close to Nevada). Also, they drove to Alaska in the Simpsons Movie and drove to Las Vegas, Nevada. Admittedly, they also took a bus to New York and drove back but as I said before, they have no real location. Hope this is helpful!

Anonymous

There's no nuclear power plants in Oregon. As a mater of fact no many on the whole west coast, one in washinton State and a few in so-cal. So if homer really works at a "nukulon plant" then it has to be somewhere in the mid or eastern states.

David Capo

Wait. I just thought of something. In the episode where they went to New York City, Homer said that he went to Harrisburg but it required a stopover in New York City. Harrisburg is in Pennsylvania. If he was going there from south or west of Pennsylvania it would not require a stopover in New York. However coming from Conneticuit, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine would require a stopover in New York. So with that evidence it should be one of those 6 states.

Anonymous

Saw your posting. I saw this in an episode. Check out the episode from 2000 "Behind the laughter" at the 24 minute mark.
The narrator of the episode says, "The simpsons bitter past was forgotton & the future looks better than ever for this Northern kentucky family!

Baron von Schnitzelberg

But in the episode 'The Wife Aquatic' Lisa shouts 'Repent! Repent! Before it's too late. (Giggles) I always wanted to do that in a New England church'. That sort of rules out all 6 of those states.

Anonymous

they live in kentucky. they actually say this in one of the episodes

David Capo

The Simpsons live in a state that has fireflies. I live in North Carolina and I've seen thousands all at one time.

JEREMY

THE SIMPSONS LIVE IN AN AREA THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ILL. OR AT LEAST THE MIDWEST . SHELBEYVILLE AND SPRINGFIELD ARE ONLY NEAR EACH OTHER IN ONE PLACE I COULD FIND IN THE U.S. THAT IS ILL. REFERANCES TO AN OCEAN ARE AS USELESS AS THE CONFLICTING BACK STORIES IN FIGURING IT OUT.

FMBC

hey did you guys know that every state in the union has a town named springfield in it? its true...so i think that the reators never wanted us to find out...or wanted to cause confusion, which is what they have done judging by your wide variety of state suggestions:) just sayin.

Baron von Schnitzelberg

In the episode where Bart and Lisa are both in 3rd grade, they go to Capitol City and the Capitol City mascot guy says that the state flag with a southern flag on it is a disgrace particularly as we are a northern state. Kentucky was a border state in the Civil War and is generally considered a southern state anyway so not too sure about Kentucky.

Anonymous

I FUCKING FOUND IT! Episode 1909 "Eternal moonshine of the simpson mind" At the intro, it zooms out from the couch to an overview of America. The answer: Springfield Illinois.

m. ritchie

Ok people. Check out the episode from 2000 "Behind the laughter" at the 24 minute mark.
The narrator of the episode says, "The simpsons bitter past was forgotton & the future looks better than ever for this Northern kentucky family!

Luke

636 is also the original area code for the fictional town of Springfield on the television series The Simpsons. In a Simpsons episode entitled "A Tale of Two Springfields", area code 939 was created for what became New Springfield after the 636 area code ran out of valid numbers. When that episode first aired in 2000, 636 was already in real-life use, but 939 would not be until 2001. In the episode "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge" 636 was the area code for Homer's private security company.

David Capo

I know there are several episodes that contradict this but I think the running gag is either Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois or Massachusetts.

Think about it

I think the creators should have a contest whoever figers out where they live should get some type of prize

David Capo

They must live west of Tennessee because Bart drove through Branson Missouri to get to Knoxville.

Anonymous

this is exactly what matt wanted to accomplish...total confusion

Anonymous

You guys dont know nothing they live near New York bc in one episode they drove 2 hours to get to the Twin towers bc he was drunk and Barney left the car in front of the twin towers like Joe's says is right theres a nuclear plant in CT thats where the simpsons lives Springfield CT

Anonymous

ask matt groening he will tell you what state they live in

Anonymous

On one episodes couch gag it zooms out from their house and it shows them living in a mid-east state!!1

David Capo

So Missouri. Right?

Anonymous

I have this on good authority from the production office's of the writters of the simpsons everyone...The writter caught on early from Matt Groening that ppl were always wanting to know where Springfield is...so they take bits and peices from all sorts of towns and citys and put it in...for a long time they even made elaborate maps to try to confuse ppl just for this reason...Its a running gag folks plain and simple but ya gota admit its a good one. much love.

Anonymous

There is never a state given.

The short answer is that Springfield does not exist. It doesn't have a real state, and the fact that it has no state is nothing more than a running gag. Springfield is more like "Anytown, USA". It's as if all of America was compressed into a single town, or a single state. Springfield is everywhere and nowhere.

Proof? No state's capital city is called "Capital City". No state's motto is "Not just another state". And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There is an enormous number of geographical contradictions between episodes which make it impossible for Springfield to actually exist in any real American state.

Still, there's no harm in looking. This document attempts to record all the evidence - direct and indirect, contradictory or not - for Springfield's whereabouts. Some parts of Springfield and the wider Simpsons universe do exist in the real world, so we also list places where fantasy and reality appear to cross.

There are an enormous number of real Springfields; this is intentional. Rohit Gupta writes, "I'm from Springfield, Illinois, and one of the local papers recently had an interview with Matt Groening. In it he was asked about 'Springfield' and he replied that he chose it because it is one of the most common city names." Springfield isn't the most common city name in America; Fairview beats it, with 275 Fairviews in 42 states (and Puerto Rico), but Springfields do indeed exist in almost every American state. As our source of data we use the United States Geographical Survey search engine, which according to Andrew Gill, returned the following 71 Springfields in 36 states and possessions:

Springfield, Alabama x4
Springfield, Arkansas x2
Springfield, California
Springfield, Colorado
Springfield, Florida x2
Springfield, Georgia x9
Springfield, Idaho
Springfield, Iowa
Springfield, Illinois
Springfield, Indiana x2
Springfield, Kentucky
Springfield, Louisiana
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, Maryland x4
Springfield, Maine
Springfield, Michigan x2
Springfield, Minnesota
Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Mississippi
Springfield, North Carolina x4
Springfield, Nebraska
Springfield, New Hampshire
Springfield, New Jersey x2
Springfield, New York
Springfield, Ohio
Springfield, Oregon
Springfield, Pennsylvania x2
Springfield, South Carolina x3
Springfield, South Dakota
Springfield, Tennessee x2
Springfield, Texas x3
Springfield, Virginia x8
Springfield, Virgin Islands
Springfield, Vermont
Springfield, Wisconsin
Springfield, West Virginia

Anonymous

The Simpsons live in Kentucky as I saw in a Simpsons special episode where a narrator said "But what opportunities may confront this family from Kentucky?" also, in an episode where they go to Italy and find out that Sideshow Bob is Mayor of Rome, Homer gives an elderly woman with a goat, a mug that said "Kentucky" on it, and she slaps him, saying that in Italian, Kentucky is a swear word.

Aaron Palmer

They make a lot of references to MI. In Milhouse dosent live here: capitol city is juxtaposed next to detroit-- Which is not the capitol of MI. But, maybee the simpsons live in MI.

David Capo

It has to be in North Carolina somewhere.

David Capo

NT could be the North in North Carolina.

joe joe

Your all so fuckin stupid its hilarious

joe joe joe

Your so fuckin stupid its hilarious

anonymous

they live in a fictional state called north takoma

Harry Plopper

WHO FUCKING CARES!!! SERIOUSLY IT IS MEANT TO BE A FUNNY CARTOON WHO CARES WHERE IT TAKES PLACE!!! IT TAKES PLACE IN USA!!!!

umut

my girlfriend says that have to be in new england area because they are pats fans and Boston accents and hate new yorkers (sorry :(), and one of the episodes they had a calender marked in the store about a band and it was MA

Anonymous

NORTHERN KENTUCKY!!! .... stop posting guesses they tell you in an episode, goddam

David Capo

NT Northern Kentucky. Homer says Tennessee is south of the border.

Marissa.

i think it might be in massachusetts 'cuz it has a Springfield and a Shelbyville and in one episode, Marge wanted to go to a strip club called The Golden Banana and there is one of those in Peabody. the only thing i'm not sure about is the death penalty thing.

Matthew Levinson

It is nowhere. There is no answer. The best clues are when they have a map of the united states displayed and lisa tells Bart he's pointing to the wrong state and then points to the correct state while Homer is standing in front of the map from our point of view. Only the middle states are blocked out from Homer. Therefore it is not a state on the west cost or east coast.
The next best clues are times when they have driven to famous places and had road signs saying how many miles away they were which contradict other clues. There is no answer. Sorry. It's North Takoma

Anonymous

there have been a few clues in the episodes. like the one where Fat Tony gets shot,Bart steals the school bus and say he hit a moose. so then it must be a state where the moose are.but in the simpson clip show(aired in 2000) they said it was Springefield,Kentucky. and then in the Simpsons movie ned said where 'THE four states connected, Nevada, Ohio, Maine and Kentucky, so you know i couldnt be in those 4 states. just keep looking 4 clues and figure it out (because it makes my brain hurt)

David Capo

There is a desert in some episodes.

Jai Hari

Many of us from OREGON believe it is either oregon or washington as the landscape of "springfield" matches the landscape here. We have the ocean, mountains, desert, the famous "evergreen" trees you always see in the simpsons. As a matter of fact many of us think it may be loosley based on the city of Portland, Oregon which slogan is "keep Portland weird" and as we all know Springfield is weird. Matt Groening is also from Oregon. There is a Springfieeld in Oregon and in Portland a: Terwilliger Blvd, Quimby Street, Flanders Street, Lovejoy Street, etc., I could go on and on with street names that match the characters. Although, I highly doubt that the Simpsons creator(s) actually based it off a real state. I think they are just screwing with us to give us all something to ponder.

Jai Hari

Also I forgot.....LOL. In the Simpsons Movie where ned names the states that "border" Springfield: Nevada, Ohio, Main and Kentucky. Oddly enough, each of those states have a city called "Portland" in each.....

youbo

It says on wiki answers that it's Utah

TheTrixBunny

I live in Phoenix and Homer drives through a cactus patch to get to their houseboat so I'd say Arizona around Phoenix. :)

Anonymous

well im glad we can agree hahaha

SimpsonFan

You're all wrong. Springfield is a fictional town. They've used numerous contradictory references to what it borders, different area and zip codes throughout episodes, etc. It's suppose to represent "anytown, USA"

JohnnyEnglishMusic.com

In episode 441, "Welcome to Homerica", Millhouse says about the Ogdenville kids wearing 'Vikings apparel' that this is 'Tennessee Titans territory'. They are in Springfield at the time, so that leads me to believe the answer is Tennessee.

SimpsonFan

It has been stated by writers on numerous occasions that Springfield is supposed to be a nonexistant country. That's part of the gag...to make people search for something that doesn't really exist. That's part of why they picked the name Springfield, because there are so many in the US. In the movie they said it bordered 4 states that are no where near each other. In the commentary for one of the DVD episodes a director states that it's in North Takoma which makes sense because you see NT and TA as state abbreviations on licenses and such. So the answer is....it is not based on any of the Springfields in the United states but rather a culmination of any common city found in the US.

Anonymous

it is real obvious because they live in Ill because shelbyville illinois is right near springfield ILL . also were the episode where all those people immigrate to springfield are from utica there is utica illinois about 20 miles from springfield Illinois

andrew kickass

everyone here is a total dipshit. matt groening is fucking with simpsons fans, because state geographrical locations completely change. some by the ocean, some not. one says minnesota is to the south,and moe mentions that it is all about the money while holding a canadian coin,(but they live in america). the closest state is oregon, matt groening was born there and some characters are street names....Problem. Fucking. Solved.

David Capo

Now that I think about it everyone who says Oregon is not to far off. As one person commented Oregon does have desert and it is by a harbor and it doe's snow there. Plus in the episode Kamp Krusty Krusty took the all the kids to Tijuana Mexico which isn't as far from Oregon as some of the other states we've mentioned on here. So it makes sense that they would go there from Oregon. Also in one episode I can't remember which one this was but they welcomed Las Vegas trash to their city. Oregon is fairly close to Vegas. Also in one episode Orlando Florida is 2653 miles from Springfield. That is about how many miles it is from Oregon. And as Simon at the top of the page noted when Homer and his buddies join the navy they sail into Russian waters. You would have to leave the west coast to do that.

David Capo

Oregon is also a Northern State as noted by the Capital City Goofball. So their confederate flag is an embarrassment.

Anonymous

why not michigan. Interstate 96 is only in michigan. Springfield, MI has a nuclear power plant and its address if 742 evergreen terrace, the simpsons address. Hmmm. Genius writers

KSP

Springfield Australia. They even say they are there

Simon sez

no they go there on vacation. then they go back to us. they dont live in australia

Linus Beatty

The Simpsons are from kentucky the is a section of frankfort kentucky that is refered to as capitol city and in coming to homerica Millhouse says that this is Tennesee Titans country and their is a shellbiville kentucky.

Anonymous

I know family guy is in Rhode Island :)

stanley

were off on the road to rhode island!! Family guy is the greatest show in the world. i love the episode family gay..

David Capo

I like to think that they are in my home state. NT

Anonymous

theyre from oregon you are all retarded. matt groening is from oregon. springfield oregon, located just outside of eugene, conveniently has a power plant. to anyone from here the signs are obvious. you are all apparently just dumb as fucking shit

Jesus

Guys, I think it's clear that there is no definite state, because there as so many clear clues that each point a different state. The writers are cleverly adding mystery to the show, because it's good for business. If you need proof, just look at how many comments there have been about where they're from, and think about how many times the people that wrote these comments have gone back and watched many many episodes. Think, if you're a writer for a TV cartoon with a deadline to make, as new episodes come out every week, and you have a great idea for an episode but it doesn't synchronize with the location, would you care enough to scrap the idea the night before it's due and work all night trying to think of a funny new one? I don't think so. So either accept the fact that there's no real answer and sleep well, or enjoy yourselves trying to deduce it. All I know for sure is that I'm way way smarter than all of you put together. Cheers!

Watevr

Jesus is right (sort of)... the writers are intentional and deliberate when they put all of these ambiguous and conflicting clues as to the "real" location. They go to great lengths to make sure that there are a variety of clues to support a number of different locations. As others have stated, you're not supposed to know becuase there is no one right answer and there is no mystery.

BIG BLACK COCK

HEY FUCKNUTS YOURE ALL WICKED RETARDED. JEEZ WHAT A STUPID STUPID GROUP OF PEOPLE!

David Capo

You say this without adding any real info?

David Capo

The T in NT could be mistaken maybe for a Y. They took a bus to Toronto Canada in one episode and New York borders Canada around where Toronto is.

j emski

There is a springfield and shelbyville in the following states....

IL, KY, MO, and TN....

j emski

And there is a power plant that dates back to the 60's in Illinois....

http://www.sj-r.com/homepage/x1194166825/Dallman-4-online-ahead-of-schedule-and-on-budget

David Capo

There is a power plant in North Carolina somewhere and it has a cooling tower I know that for a fact. I've also been told there's a Springfield somewhere here. I'm just not sure exactly where it is though.

David Capo

It could be Nebraska. In one episode Homer and Grandpa drive to Winnipeg to smuggle drugs into the United States. And Homer and Bart drive by Mount Rushmore on their way to Oregon.

Anonymous

YOU ARE ALL WRONG!! States competed to be the named the official state for the movie The Simpsons and the OFFICIALLY live in VERMONT!!

Ken Harding

I live in Shelbyville Illinois and you will all be happy to know that Matt Groening himself told me Springfield is based of Springfield Illinois. So im sorry Mr. Capo if that is your real name I'm pretty sure it is NOT North Carolina.

blue brother

these Simpsons live in my state of Oklahoma!! yeeeeeeeah

Anonymous

It shall always remain a mystery!

David Capo

Yes it shall.

MR.XY

I know what it is but when flanders said it neighbours between ohio, nevada, maine and kentuckey, those states are far, far, away and it is Illinois because it has shelybyville and springfield thanks to a mr ken harding so it's Illinois!!! yes!!! If you want me, well too bad i'm not showing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Harding

Sorry maybe I've missed something but what exactly aren't you showing MR.XY?

MacNasty

Springfield isn't in a state. It is supposed to represent a collaboration of all American states. This has been explained time and time again. It's fun to guess, but don't get so uptight about something created specifically to not be real. (as evidence- the state flag, the state motto, the surrounding towns, the street names, the references to the bordering states which are on opposite corners of the country). Calm down

Chris

In the episode Mr. Lisa goes to Washington the Simpson's state senator gets arrested for taking abride to drill for oil in moutn rushmore. Therefor, they live in the same state as mount rushmore

dex

All the evidence contridicts its self, which is why there are so many opions. I like to think that Springfield is a fictional city set in a fictional state in a fictional America in a fictional world. Think about it. Everyone has yellow skin and three fingers and a thumb on each hand. Plus it's a T.V show.

Anonymous

I've read ALOT of these comments and I've looked at some of the episodes and clearly they put the area codes and the sattilite images ect.ect in there on purpose so so when, in one episode someone says "I couldn't figure out what state you live in" and they awnser "If you look at the clues so you can figure it out" then people look for those clues and find them and they all point in different directions. What I'm trying to say is that there is no single and/or clear anwser to the question, they do this to mess with intelligent people like us. So let it go, just let it go.

Josh

I've read ALOT of these comments and I've looked at some of the episodes and clearly they put the area codes and the sattilite images ect.ect in there on purpose so so when, in one episode someone says "I couldn't figure out what state you live in" and they awnser "If you look at the clues so you can figure it out" then people look for those clues and find them and they all point in different directions. What I'm trying to say is that there is no single and/or clear anwser to the question, they do this to mess with intelligent people like us. So let it go, just let it go.

simpsons state?

you guy are so smart... well actually it depends on how old you are... how old are you?

David Capo

Well they do go to Niagara Falls so it could be Michigan or New York. And both those states have a harbor. So maybe Springfield is in one of those two states.

Man From Kentucky

They live in Kentucky. It said that in one episode. Cant remember which one. But I seem to remember that they said specifically North Kentucky. Why the crap do I have to prove I am not a Spam Robot? What is that? Plz tell me!! >:(

nick estergard

dudes they live in illinois

Anonymous

Hey I wanna add something in the Episode where Homer and Ned goes to Vegas they drive there and they get there pretty fast in less then a day. I personally think its Oregon.

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