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Old 08-07-2007, 08:26 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I still would imagine either Missouri, Illinois, or Ohio....some place in the Midwest in the middle of the country...Springfield, Ohio is probably too small. Illinois or Missouri are my final votes. Both are your kind of average joe small cities in the middle of the country.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ben Around View Post
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.

Oregon has all of the things you mentioned.

Someone else said it, Matt Groening was born and raised in Portland. He modeled the show after what life was like growing up in Portland, even though the city is much different now. Many of the places and names in the show are from Portland streets and local areas.
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