IllIllinois mistake. It is stated in the article that it must be Illinois becuase they have coastline and a major league baseball team in their capital of Chicago. The capital of Illinois is actually Springfield in the middle of IL, and has no major league baseball team.
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Error in article
Additional evidence in favor of Springfield being in Florida arises in the Halloween episode Starship Poopers where Maggie's signal is clearly shown coming from Florida.This is incorrect. The signal originates rather from Louisiana's coast than Florida!
In the epsidoe recalling the birth of Maggie , Homer is working at a bowling alley. When Marge tells him that she is pregnant, he has to quit that job and return to the nuclear plant. During his last day at the bowling alley, he says good-bye to everyone. He then turns to a sickly looking kid and says something like, "don't worry Jimmy. We'll make it to California some day," meaning they're not in CA at present. ````
The Simpsons Live in Kentucky
The closest city to Shelbyville, KENTUCKY is Simpsonville Kentucky so instead of naming the state and city location. They changed the name of the city and there fore could pretend to be any state.
started sorting out links on this page.i will finish it tomorrow.Sgtcook 21:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC) wow there was a red link for penis in here.imagine if somebody amde a page for.Sgtcook 16:02, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Under Neavda law
In the episode "Brawl In The Family" Homer receives court sentence in which judge gives verdict based on Nevada law. Thing is he is in court because he married Amber in Las Vegas. So is uncertain to me as an European, did he must travel there to receive sentence. Could someone comment? (Szndm 05:29, 22 February 2009 (UTC))
- Well he got married to Amber in Las Vegas, Nevada, so i'm guessing they were basing on that fact.--Sgtcook 20:44, October 9, 2009 (UTC)
A few things
Firstly, in the Kentucky section, it says "A factor that could rule out Kentucky is the fact that Springfield's state borders an ocean, which Kentucky does not. Although, in Simpsons episodes it has never been proved that the Simpsons are staying in their home state, or any other family for that matter." To be honest, I'm confused by this sentence, and also perhaps it should be mentiond that in the simpsons movie it was surrounded by a dome and can not be by the sea (according to that). For the Ohio section, Marge does not say "Oh hiya Maud." She says "Ohayou Maud." Ohayou being a Japanese term for 'good morning.' Finally, while I am aware that there are too many contradictions to have a definitive location for Springfield, this article seems to be reliant on the idea that it is supposed to be a REAL Springfield. Why? Many shows have made up cities, so why does this have to be a real one? Lawndale from Daria and Quahog from Family guy are 2 examples. States shouldn't be ruled out because they don't have a Springfield.
- Err, well the although line needs to be removed, as it makes no sense. And i suppose the writer(s) were focused on the idea of it being a real Springfield, but i suppose there isn't going to be one where things are the same is there. Also what has the Ohio bit got to do with anything?--Sgtcook 15:52, November 29, 2009 (UTC)
Just thought it should be corrected188.8.131.52 07:13, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
Who posted the image of the flag and what episode did it come from? I doubt it's valid, but I have to make sure first before I delete it. Ldude893 05:06, March 22, 2010 (UTC) Check the page history for that, but i do know a flag appeared in Bart vs Lis vs the Third Grade, as Bart tampered with Lisa's design.--Sgtcook (My Talk Page) 16:13, March 22, 2010 (UTC)
There is a message on the top of the page saying that this artical needs to be put into in-universe style. I see no good way to put it into in-universe style. I don't think that most of this can even be rewriten that way. I understand the need for concistincy to a point, but isn't the informantion in the artical more important? Couldn't we just make an excption to this one? Bshardy 06:24, June 6, 2010 (UTC)
Working on this.
Hey, im gonna try do this thing. Firstly, i've removed North Takoma as further on it says that is not agreed to in any actual source other than one interview. Secondly, although i'm using the Simpsons Archive pages on this to help, I need sources for the stuff marked "(unsourced)." If you can help, give me a shout. Kingcjc 14:21, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
- Also if we want this article to be in-universe we should move the where is section to a new article and make it out of universe. Kingcjc 15:14, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
About to make some proofreading-type changes to Where Springfield Might Be : Oregon. As a native daughter I'm all for this theory and will be contributing more info soon, but some of the evidence on the page right now is a little weak. The Portland street name connection is well-documented, but Montgomery is such a common name that the Monty Burns = Montgomery Park link is probably insignificant. That Matt Groening named the Simpsons after his own family members is interesting, but that fact alone doesn't really support the Oregon theory. Anybody agree that this section could use some pruning? Klondike5 08:40, August 29, 2011 (UTC)
"Montgomery Burns' name is derived from Portland's Montgomery Park"?
I've heard differently, though sadly I can't remember where; perhaps research is needed?
From the same source where I first heard that most of Springfield's inhabitants are named after streets in Portland, Oregon, I also heard that in Matt Groening's youth Portland also had a department store called Montgomery, which burned down; hence also "Charles", which can be interpreted as "chars". Something to look into? — RobertATfm 02:57, May 5, 2012 (UTC)
The Oregon section currently states that Matt Groening "recently" confirmed that Springfield is based on Springfield OR. This needs to be edited to give the actual date (at least approximately) instead of just "recently", or in six months' time it will no longer be true and will look pretty silly. -- RobertATfm 12:40, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to comment it isn't likely to be Illinois on the grounds of the Capital City being a separate place whereas Springfield, IL, is the state capital. -- Tricia F. 184.108.40.206 04:15, January 25, 2013 (UTC)
Questionable conjecture: roundabouts
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I doubt the relevance of the above, since for nearly all that episode the family were in London; the article states that this scene is inspired by the roundabout scene in one of the National Lampoon movies, where the one in question was one of the two at the ends of Lambeth Bridge. (In fact, I've queried the statement in that article, because it says "the" roundabout as if there were only one instead of two, and thus doesn't make it clear whether it's the one at the western end near Parliament, or at the eastern end near Lambeth Palace.) — RobertATfm (talk) 00:24, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
- I've just watched the scene in question, and the roundabout is the one in front of Buckingham Palace — nowhere near any part of America. — RobertATfm (talk) 00:44, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
- Watching that scene, it should be obvious to the observant that the roundabout isn't an American one, since the traffic flow is clockwise. Only left-side traffic (as in the UK) has clockwise roundabouts; right-side traffic (as in the USA) has anticlockwise roundabouts. — RobertATfm (talk) 00:59, February 26, 2013 (UTC)
More of a question, really.
I'm getting really confused here, because I am 100% sure that when I've watched "Behind the Laughter" here in Sweden, that there has been a credit at the end saying "Veernout Fromky" (or something similar - it's been some time since last time) as in "We're not from KY". Yet, I cannot find a single reference to that on the Internet.
Is that something that was just present in some kind of "non-canon" version, or what?
Evidence in Hit and run
In the game when you are playing as marge if you wear the inmate jacket it says florida prison could possibly be a reference to the state they are in 461198 (talk) 10:41, May 2, 2015 (UTC)220.127.116.11 14:22, January 7, 2016 (UTC)miriam laracuente
you fill in the rest
So I can't put this to an episode, but I'll leave it here for anyone who know what I'm talking about. In this scene, the camera pans out from Springfield to overlooking the Earth. It zips straight out of the South-Central-East (if that makes ant sense) part of the US, ptetty much out of the Missouri region. If it's any weight to the New Sodom pilgrimage, it's located in the bible belt.
Again, I hate to contribute without even knowing what episode/scene I'm talking about, but I'm positive there's enough astute fans around here to catch my drift.
Tenshiiryu (talk) 22:53, July 10, 2017 (UTC)
This article has some unnecessary repetition:
- In "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me", when Miss Hoover begins to pass back her students' astronomy papers, on the chalkboard reads, "Five States Whose Capitals Start with the Same Letter as the State: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Oklahoma, This State". Since Capital City is the capital of Springfield's state, this could mean that Springfield is in California.
- In "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me", when Miss Hoover begins to pass back her students' astronomy papers, on the chalkboard reads, "Five States Whose Capitals Start with the Same Letter as the State: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Oklahoma, This State". Since Capital City is the capital of Springfield's state, this could mean that Springfield is in Connecticut.
- In "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me", when Miss Hoover begins to pass back her students' astronomy papers, on the chalkboard reads, "Five States Whose Capitals Start with the Same Letter as the State: Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Oklahoma, This State". Since Capital City is the capital of Springfield's state, this could mean that Springfield is in Colorado.
Do we really need to do this? California's capital is Sacramento, Connecticut's capital is Hartford, Colorado's capital is Denver. None of these fit the "capitals start with the same letter" pattern, and "Capital City" might simply be an unofficial name.
The Denver Broncos exist, so that means it is unlike that this isn't the capital of Colorado, and California is crossed out on a map in Kill the Alligator and Run so it doesn't seem likely. Revenge_is_a_Dish_Best_Served_Three_Times/References has the Rich Texan say he's from Connecticus, so if Springfield was there, he would have said "I'm from here" or "I'm from this state", it clearly implies it is not this state.
If we exclude Delaware (Dover) Hawaii (Honolulu) Indiana (Indianapolis) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) then there are no others. It simply serves as proof that Springfield is not one of the existing states, but rather an entirely new state which doesn't exist in reality, like Wakanda. talk2ty 19:18, March 20, 2018 (UTC)