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D'Oh! Springfield In 'Simpsons' Was Based On Town In Oregon All Along
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D'Oh! Springfield In 'Simpsons' Was Based On Town In Oregon All Along

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. It's a sad day for Springfield, Illinois and Springfield, Vermont. People in Springfields all across America thought they lived in the real Springfield, meaning Springfield in the TV cartoon, "The Simpsons." Creator Matt Groening did not reveal the location for decades, but finally confessed in Smithsonian magazine. It's Springfield in his home state of Oregon. The town's community relations manager told the New York Times, OK, we knew that. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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