The Simpsons: Matt Groening Reveals Springfield Location

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has finally revealed the location and inspiration behind the town of Springfield. There’s been a lot of gags on the show pertaining to the location of the city, but we can now tell you that it was all inspired by the town of Springfield, Oregon, which is located about 100 miles south of Portland. Groening told The Smithsonian in an interview, “I don’t want to ruin it for people, you know? Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’” Read the interview here.

On Your Marks, Get Set, D’OH!

Kidrobot has teamed up with The Simpsons, one of the greatest animated families in the history of T.V.  Since Matt Groening’s show first debuted on the Fox Network back 1989 it has gone on to become the longest running American sitcom in history. The show has broadcasted over 421 episodes, is in it’s 20th season, has won 24 Emmy Awards, and Time magazine declared it the 20th century’s best television series ever. But you know you have truly arrived when Paul Budnitz decides to team up with you and bring your favorite Springfield citizens to vinyl in one of Kidrobot’s biggest mini series yet!


The collection consist of 24 different characters in all, including 3 chases! From Homer to Bart to Sideshow Bob, all the usual suspects are here, including a few surprises.


These 3 inch icons are available now at Rime but run, don’t walk, since they are going fast.

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