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Old 07-10-2007, 01:29 AM
 
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In terms of the look of Springfield on the show, the weather, the demographics, the social culture, job climate, the topography, etc. (am I taking this seriously or what? ), I'd say it resembles someplace in the Great Lakes or Midwest region. I could see it as being a mid-size Michigan city like Lansing for example.

I love the Simpsons! I think it's one of the most brilliant television shows of all time even if it has been sucking fairly recently.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Springfield, MA?
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: IN
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Springfield, Vermont would fit the bill! The town even has a nuclear power plant!!!
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Springfield, Illinois has some kind of power plant (not nuclear) along I-55, near Lake Springfield. If the Simpsons need hills, then Springfield, IL is out.

Did the Simpsons not drive to meet Homer's long lost brother in Detroit? They stayed at a run-down motel one night off the highway. If you leave Springfield late-ish in the day, you would probably need to stay overnight somewhere in Indiana or Michigan to get to Detroit ... probably some run-down motel. Trust me, my parents seem to find them all.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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The new episodes of The Simpsons suck. I saw one the other day, and I couldn't believe it. All the wit and irony that made The Simpsons so great was gone. It was just awful. The show has been going downhill ever since Phil Hartman died.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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It's hard to tell from watching it. Springfield has mountains, coniferous forests, a seacoast, a desert and a glacier. It's big enough to have semi-pro sports, a large science museum, a university and city bus service, as well as an upscale mall, ethnic neighborhoods and a "crack neighborhood".

If I had to pick a city, I'd say Springfield, OR. Matt Groening is from the Pacific NW.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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I started thinking about the existents of the city. In one episode I saw few years ago I remember that Homer went to 3-D and fell into real world but now comes a question: the city he landed in, what city was it? logically the real world Springfield right?
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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The new episodes of The Simpsons suck. I saw one the other day, and I couldn't believe it. All the wit and irony that made The Simpsons so great was gone. It was just awful. The show has been going downhill ever since Phil Hartman died.
I agree. Although I still watch the new episodes, they still show the reruns two times a day here. I can tell the gradual decline over the years. Oh yeah, Phil Hartman was the best too!
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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no, I actually ment my question in other way. I asked, what kind of city in USA look the most like Springfield from Simpsons. It doesnt have to be real world Springfield or anything, the name of the town can even be Stinktown. Just, what kind of U.S. city has almost the same population (23.000) and same city you know. Just asking your oppinion
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:31 AM
 
Location: dayton
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didn't springfield ,veromont win?
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