Simpsons, The Easter Egg - Creators' Names

In the episode when Homer goes to the Superbowl, he meets a guy at the car repair shop called Wally Kogen. Wally Kogen was made up from two of the producers of The Simpsons called Jay Kogen and Wallace Wollodarsky.

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The Simpsons definitely live in North Kentucky. In the Simpsons episode "Behind the Laughter" (I don't know if that's the real name but you know the one i'm talking about), they mention at the end that the Simpsons are from Northern Kentucky. Even though this doesn't really matter, I just thought i could clear up the argument. To back myself up, go here: http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/U_S__States/Kentucky/Cities/S/index.html On the third column, three down from the top it says Springfield in the list of cities in Kentucky. If you click Springfield and then click map, zoom out to size 8, you can see that Springfield is on the Northernish part of Kentucky, which proves that this is where the Simpsons live.
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T-Reel writes:
To back up the theory of northern KY, if you watch the episode when marge gets sugar banned from springfield, a group of men get together and ask for homers help in smuggling sugar back into springfield. When they tell him the plan, they say that they plan on getting it from south of the boarder. Homer asks "Tennessee?" which is south of the boarder of Kentucky.
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neo_queen157 writes:
There are cities named Springfield in the following states: Arkansas Colorado Georgia Idaho Illinois Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts (Yay!) Maine Montana Minnesota New Hampshire New Jersey If you want to be technical (West Springfield, New Springfield) then there are a few in Ohio and New York. If any of those states are wrong, I'm sorry, I'm not really good at reading the two letter deals.
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brandine writes:
I often thought it was hinted that Springfield was in Missouri. The references that made me think this include when Steve Tyler of Aerosmith said "hello St Louis" while performing at Moes,Grampa says "I'll be deep deep deep in the cold cold ground before I recognise Missouri" when talking about the stars on the flag, and when Moe converts the tavern into a family restaurant he gets a deep fryer delivered that has USS Missouri written on it. Also I once checked an atlas to see where all the springfields are and there is one in Missouri that has a Shelbeyville not far from it. There are a few other references in the show but these are the only ones I can think of right now. I'm from Australia so I could be way off with my geography here, but I thought they were pretty strong hints. Although you can probably rule them out now with the northern Kentucky mention.
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Cool Chick writes:
The "NT" stands for "Not Telling" as Matt Groening has never disclosed the geographical location of this Springfield. However... correct me if I'm wrong but I think that in one episode (I can't remember if it was the '99-'00 season finale or the "Behind the Music" spin-off)they made a reference that Springfield was in Northern Kentucky...
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hytch writes:
Since this has gone way off topic, I just thought I'd throw this in: The episode in which Springfield gets a new area code was aired shortly after a new area code was introduced in Kentucky, which went from a 606 to an 859 area code. Coincidence? Probably. But for now, it means that northern Kentucky gets my vote for where Springfield is.
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Jonny writes:
Springfield doesn't have to be in a state, just like the characters never have to get old and can survive fatal accidents. It's a cartoon!!!!!
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Oli writes:
I'm sorry to disappoint everybody but I was at a live script reading where somebody asked Matt about this and he said A)It's not supposed to be in any state B)He named it after a fictional town in a TV show he used to watch when he was a kid.
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shakti writes:
From the geography of Springfield in the Simpsons, there is absolutely no place in America that has that combination of features. In one episode there is the Springfield Badlands (where Sideshow Bob forces the town to end TV), in another episode they are right at the ocean, another has them at the mountains, another in a prairie, another in a desert, another in the woods. It is also snowy there, and also warm in some winters. There are no combinations of geographic topological features like this anywhere in the US, at least not naturally. So I think Matt Groening has added another Springfield to the US, a completely fictional one.
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JOJO writes:
hytch is right because on the episode where they show the behind the scenes thing from last season the narrator says "... so what's next for this northern Kentucky family?"
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Albatunny writes:
Look. There is no real Springfield, and it's just a running joke. However, I believe that it was based on Groening's home town of Portland, Oregon. That is on the west coast, so Groening just assumes the west coast for all ocean scenes. The beaches close to Springfield are long and sandy, like in Oregon. Oregon has rivers, ocean, deserts, mountains, and forests. So though Springfield has no official state, it is, most likely, based on Portland, Oregon.
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I've noticed that a lot of things on the show are named after counties in Kentucky including most of Barts friends from school. I'm too busy right now, but if you can get a list of the county names in Kentucky, it will surprise you. (I found this out by accident when reading an Almanac at the age of 11)
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AJ writes:
But they couldn't be Canadian, Springfeild Elementary has the American flag in front of it and the town is often referred to as "Springfeild, USA". I think it isn't in any state. Nice thought, though.
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Upchucking writes:
I'm pretty sure that the creators of The Simpsons put the state as NT because almost every state has a Springfield. They just want to confuse us and make us wonder about which Springfield it is. If they told us the state, the mystery would be gone.
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I wrote that egg and I think that the Springfield in The Simpsons is in Ohio. Springfield is in Ohio and in that same exact episode I was talking about Marge goes 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield then she says O Hiya Maude,Come on In! She was probably going to say Ohio anyway.
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*Stara* writes:
Am I wrong if I remember that Springfield has been totally MOVED to its location from somewhere else and it had something to do with the nuclear power plant?!
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Scolman writes:
It's possible that Springfield is based on a real town in the US, but the location of the Springfield in the Simpsons isn't known, and I don't think the writers have actually decided where Springfield resides. Here are my reasons: 1. In the episode where Homer hijacks a nuclear sub, you see him turning left to go back to Springfield harbour. That means that Springfield is somewhere on the West Coast, but..... 2. In the episode where Apu is trying to get citizenship, Lisa goes to point out where Springfield is on a map. Barts head gets in the way but we can still see the West Coast. Lisa doesn't point anywhere near it. So I think they haven't really figured out where to put Springfield yet.
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Ygrane writes:
There is also a Springfield, Oregon (as I think someone pointed out on a previous Simpsons post). Matt Groening lived in Portland, OR for a long time and Springfield, OR is only a few hours drive south of Portland. But I agree with all the other people who say Springfield isn't in any specific state. It's more fun that way anyway, because we can all pretend they are from our own state - which also explains why every place they go (the lake, the woods, the ocean, Las Vegas, New York, etc.) is all within a day's drive. =)
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inchoate writes:
This is all interesting speculation, but we must remember (as it was rather amusingly shown in the 3D Hallowe'en episode) that the Simpsons' universe and our own are actually different (I know, I know... You can tell because it's a cartoon, and they have three fingers, and they have yellow skin, and...). Perhaps there really is a state known as NT there and any similarities between here and there are coincidental...
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deejdude writes:
According to the Simpson's Archive (http://www.snpp.com), some contributor to the show (I forget who) once said that our favorite family lives in the made-up state of North Takoma (hence the NT abbrev.)
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BiggBopper writes:
Sorry to nitpick and get back to the thing that started this whole discussion, but Wallace Woladarsky & Jay Kogen are writers not producers of the Simpsons and they were probably used to make the name Wally Kogen because they always used to write together in every episode they wrote (meaning they never did independent projects).
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hollaJoB writes:
Hey, I just thought i could spread a little light on this subject that seems to be well talked about. I dated a girl in highschool who's father went to highschool with Matt Groening. Now, some of you have said that his hometown is Portland oregon, he went to highschool for 5 months in Agawam, Massachusettes. I know what youre thinking, this is a hoax, its not, i saw a HS picture of Matt, just minus the beard from him now and youve got the same person. Agawam, mass is about 15 minutes from springfield mass. Also, there has been many references to West Springfield on the show, with school colors of white and blue, the exact colors that West springfield High School in massachusettes has. Now, i dont know if this is just a coincidence, because we all know that the simpsons is a TV SHOW!!! and that real people DO NOT HAVE FOUR FINGERS, and that real people COULD NOT RIDE A SKATEBOARD OFF A GORGE AND LIVE!!! haha, but anyway, thats my story and im sticking to it. later
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Dr. Bob writes:
Isn't it odvious? The city of Springfield is a combination of different locations across the US. The harbor is from Portland Oregon, etc, etc. When the area codes were changed, the area code was found to be eastern Missouri. And if you read these threads on this page, one can easily see that the city of Springfield, as depicted in The Simpson, is in fact, not real. The fact that Shelbyville, MO exists near Springfield, MO and the harbors, and the area codes in KY and stuff is simply a way the show can stay up to date with current events.
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campdirector writes:
While vacationing in Kentucky recently, we noticed something interesting on the map. In northern Kentucky, there is a city named Simpsonville, which is directly adjacent to Shelbyville, which is just down the road from Frankfort, the 'capital city' of Kentucky. Admittedly, there are some contextual clues that conflict with this as the true Springfield. However, given the many other hints that suggest Northern Kentucky, could this be a coincidence? I can imagine the writers developing the Simpson family after being picked up from the Tracey Ullman show. In asking themselves, "Where would the Simpson's live?", wouldn't the natural answer be Simpsonville? Of course, the town could not be named Simpsonville in the show, that would be silly. Therefore, perhaps they used the most common city name in the US, Springfield, as a euphemism for Simpsonville.
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I noticed on Homer's driver's license that it says he is from Springfiel, NT. and there is no such thing as state NT. what does this mean??
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necirgrad writes:
I remember about 3 years ago here in Las Vegas, there was something in the paper being just outside of LV, in Henderson, NV. Kaufman and Broad (major home builder, don't know if they're outside the states) built the Simpsons house in a development called Springfield. I didn't see an episode, but I heard it was said on air. Springfield does kinda look like Henderson, they make a short drive to go to a casino, and in Mike12345's post he said Lisa point's it out on a map NEAR California, could it be??? Then again, it only snows here once a year...usually(crossing fingers).
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Diocletian writes:
Also, in the episode where the Simpsons' house catches on fire, Kent Brockman mentions that Springfield is in "America's Heartland".
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GeorgiaGhost writes:
In reference to the episode where Moe uses the deep frier called the "USS Missouri"- just thought you would be interested to know that the "Missouri" is the fictitious submarine that sank in the Abyss as well.
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As stated after another egg, I'm not sure that it is even supposed to be a real Springfield. In the episode in which the Springfield children play football, the Hill family from "King of the Hill" makes an appearance. Hank says something to the effect of, "We came 1000 miles for this?!" The Hills live in Arlin, TX, which is supposed to be Arlington, TX. I live near Arlington, and I do not know of a Springfield anywhere around here.
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JL writes:
It was actually "I don't like Arizona, it smells funny." I just saw the episode yesterday <4/13/01> and BTW, 1000 miles is quite far considering it is about 1500 miles from Massachusetts to Florida. It could easily be Missouri.
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When they told us that the Simpsons lived in Northern Kentucky for the first time I was shocked that they would just say it straight out like that but... If you watch a rerun of the same episode they say a different state. I forget what the alternate state they mentioned was because I only saw the rerun once and it was so long ago, anyway I was quite relieved when they mentioned a new state so if anyone saw it and knows the state that they said please tell me. I personally think that they live in Springfield Illinios because of the fact that when they where driving back from Homers half brothers place they passed a sign that said "now leaving Michigan" and Illinois is right under it. I always had that guess since i was really young and I will never change it because of that fact even though it is not enough evidence. That is pretty much all I have to say PS: To the writers stop making Homer a whining Retard!!!!!! I liked him more as a incompedent drunken father
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Weevil writes:
There's a Shelbyville only a small ways away from Springfield in Kentucky. Anyways, Springfield might as well have been called "Anytown, USA." Springfield just happens to be a very common name. Why Simpsons? Because the Smiths is a stupid name.
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Noodles writes:
My guess is it that there is no fixed place for Springfield. The episode where there is a hurricane makes me believe it is on the east coast around Florida or Georgia and I know hurricanes only happen around here. But the North Kentucky thing makes me believe it is more inland.
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zach writes:
Well even if the simpsons dont live in any certain state, i have some evidence that they live in michigan. In one episode bart is like recycling some cans or something. then Homer or someone says why are you taking those back, they're only worth ten cents. and michigan is the only state where you get a ten cent refund. another reason is because they mention living in the "Winter Wonderland." and Michigan is called the winter wonderland. theres another reason but I forgot it
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Beetle writes:
Actually the Simpsons don't live in Northern Kentucky at all. The episode behind the laughter talked about the Simpsons as a TV show and that the actors portraying them lived in North Kentucky. (I know, it's confusing) http://www.snpp.com/guides/lisa-3.html about half way down the page...
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you are right, they did say something like they'll be happy living in kentucky in the 2000 series finale.
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willis writes:
You're never supposed to know what state they live in. In many of the episodes, they tease you about the state it's in, i.e. when apu is trying to earn his citizanship, lisa is going to point out the location of springfield on the map but right before she does, bart's head gets in the way. Also, in the one where lisa cheats on a test, skinner says the school was rated the worst in alabama...then moved brick by brick to it's current location. About the northern Kentucky thing, matt might just have gotten tired of keeping the secret.
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mike12345 writes:
Springfield is located on the left side of the country because on one episode Lisa pointed to where springfield is to show her father but he moved over on top of her finger but it was clearly near California.
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ShErY writes:
theres another springfield in mass { im not even gonna try spelling it :)}...but i doubt itz there cuz in an episode, it began 2 show their state {but of course they didnt show all of it} and their state looked more inland. im probably wrong with this, so dont blame me :)
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Dave R. writes:
You really can't tell what state Springfield is in by one episode alone... except maybe Behind The Music. But prior to that episode, it would be impossible to tell. I think the writers were just screwing with the people that kept asking what state Springfield is in. Springfield is supposed to represent the common (??) town... and not let something like geogrphic location interfere with your perception of the characters at large, allowing for greater possiblities. But I'm a little miffed by that comment someone made about..... gasp... 2000 SERIES finally. Hope you meant "season" finally. I know they mentioned something in "Behind the Music" when Homer said "This'll be the last season". Say it ain't so..
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dirky writes:
In one of the last episodes in the last season, Homer has a letter or something and it says their address and Springfield,TN, which does exist. NT would be the intials reversed! Voila! Watch for it.
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JL writes:
it wasn't "the lowest rated school in Alabama" it was "the lowest rated school in Missouri"
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To add to my previous comment, there is a town called Shelbyville in Northern KY too. It is very near the town of Springfield in KY too. Looking at my previous comment and this comment, you can clearly see that SPRINGFIELD IS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY!
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nutbutter writes:
Maybe he was born in Canada: We have NT for the North West Territories. Maybe he was the first beta tester of Windows NT: Microsoft copyright its employees! :-)
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GZA writes:
MG says he chose Springfield because there are 121 of them in the states- according to my ssisdter - i dunno if i'm right - i found 16 in my world atlas - pocket version!!!
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dirky writes:
Or maybe it was Kentucky. I can't remember exactly -- pretty sure it was Kentucky
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Actually *Stara*, unless Springfield has been moved twice (which really wouldn't surprise me, what you're talking about was only a move 5 miles down the road. (Trash of the Titans - Season 9) So I don't think this would change which state - if any - Springfield was in (before that odd name revealing episode.)
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ShErY writes:
Hey, if you want to help figure out where the Simpsons live, go to http://www.simpsonssearch.homepage.com/ , its my friends cousins site and we are hoping it will work
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imnotpaul writes:
Note, the episode where they get kicked out of Florida, in he end Marge pulls out a map of states they've been kicked out of. The only states not crossed off were North Dakota and New Mexico. The decide to go to North Dakota cause Homer says "New Mexico smells funny" Id like to add that that this discussion is pointless.
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Darth Anikan writes:
Nope, the only MAJOR cities in T.N are Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, I should know, cuz I'm from Knoxville.
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nick writes:
Homer Simpson once uses marajuana for medical purposes.The only states that have allowed marajuana for medical purposes and have a springfield in them are Colorado,Oregon and Maine. Matt Groening's home state is Oregon, but the town and other clues resemble maine.It is definately a coast state so it is not Colorado. Maine or Oregon?
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Rockin' Rudy writes:
There's a discussion going on about this at the Trivia site. Go to Entertainment, TV Shows, The Simpsons, The True Location of Springfield.
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Dip writes:
GUess what I found... THere is a town called springfield and shelbyville, BUT they are in different counties...kind of close but not bordering DIp http://ukcc.uky.edu/%7Eatlas/kyatlas?name=springfield http://ukcc.uky.edu/%7Eatlas/kyatlas?name=shelbyville&county=
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