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Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

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  • Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

    The competition for which Springfield should be the titular home of the "Simpsons" Springfield has started, with the clips available at

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...ns-contest.htm

    Which one is your favorite?
    18
    Vermont
    0.00%
    0
    Massachusetts
    11.11%
    2
    New Jersey
    0.00%
    0
    Oregon
    33.33%
    6
    Michigan
    5.56%
    1
    Ohio
    5.56%
    1
    Kentucky
    11.11%
    2
    Tennessee
    0.00%
    0
    Missouri
    11.11%
    2
    Other (Louisiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado)
    22.22%
    4

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    Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

    I've only watched one so far, Springfield, Oregon and I am calling Shenanigans on them. In thier video (which is really great for the most part) they go to a skate park and meet Tony Hawk. The video says that the skate park is in Springfield OR. THIS IS UNTRUE! In the background you can plainly see a roller coaster. There is no roller coaster in Springfield OR. LIARS! So they do not get my vote.

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    • #3
      Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

      Considering that Matt Groening is from Portland and half the characters' names are derived from streets here, I'd say Springfield, Oregon makes the most sense.

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      • #4
        Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

        Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
        I've only watched one so far, Springfield, Oregon and I am calling Shenanigans on them. In thier video (which is really great for the most part) they go to a skate park and meet Tony Hawk. The video says that the skate park is in Springfield OR. THIS IS UNTRUE! In the background you can plainly see a roller coaster. There is no roller coaster in Springfield OR. LIARS! So they do not get my vote.
        That looks like Thrillville USA, next to the Enchanted Forest. So, not entirely untrue.

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        • #5
          Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

          I vote for IL because I'm loyal like that.
          It's a bonus that CO was thrown in, though I didn't know there was a Springfield CO
          Good morning, son
          In twenty years from now
          Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
          And I can tell you 'bout today
          And how I picked you up and everything changed
          It was pain
          Sunny days and rain
          I knew you'd feel the same things...


          sigpic

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          • #6
            Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

            So far, I love the MA one, and Missouri is cute, too.

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            • #7
              Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

              Originally posted by Jazzman View Post
              That looks like Thrillville USA, next to the Enchanted Forest. So, not entirely untrue.
              Springfield is about an hour from Turner, Oregon where Enchanted Forest is.

              So yeah ... I cry foul on that one. Also, the coaster shown is NOT at Enchanted Forest. Not sure where it is.

              But then again, they do show a picture of the Fishbulb on theirs ... so that's kinda cool.

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              • #8
                Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

                Hello??? It's Oregon!!

                No question in my mind about it. You can't question someone who lives just off Terwilliger Blvd. in Matt Groenig's old neighborhood.

                Everything in the show revolves around local influences, from the names of most of the characters (named after Portland street names) to the power plant where Homer works (Hanford and Trojan are an hour's drive from where Matt grew up).

                Go Springfield, OR!

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                • #9
                  Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

                  The skate park shown after Tony Hawk's face is actually in Springfield, OR.
                  http://www.skateboardpark.com/skateb...sp?pic_id=1762

                  Not sure where his face shots were done....but supposedly he did come here to promote the Springfield, OR thing. I know he was here when the skate park opened.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

                    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                    Springfield is about an hour from Turner, Oregon where Enchanted Forest is.

                    So yeah ... I cry foul on that one. Also, the coaster shown is NOT at Enchanted Forest. Not sure where it is.

                    But then again, they do show a picture of the Fishbulb on theirs ... so that's kinda cool.
                    It's actually only about a forty minute drive, and the roller coaster could be the Ripper at Thrilleville USA, as I said, which is next to the Enchanted Forest. No foul. The Simpsons are Oregonians.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

                      Well, the winner was announced today--it's Springfield, VT! Why those little [choking sounds]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where is the real Springfield? D'oh!

                        Cheaters. It should totally be Oregon.

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