This rules out Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. There is a strong case for the non-existent state being west of the Mississippi River, particularly somewhere on the west coast. In "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood", when the raft is lost at sea and Homer, Bart, Ned, Rod and Todd find the offshore Krusty Burger Oil Rig, the map that Homer has shows the rig in the Atlantic Ocean. This was done as season 11 marked a significant decline in the show and many fans and even the shows staff thought the show would not continue on much longer, so they decided to finally reveal the state that they live in indisputably. The guard's reply is almost inaudible, but ends in the syllable "-aska". However, this is considered non-canon. It is owned and operated by Jake the Barber. At least on one occasion, this was brought into doubt, as seen in "We're on the Road to D'oh-where", where Homer says "I have to drive to Oregon". In "Catch 'Em if You Can", Homer is about to take a flight with Marge for a family birthday party and complains about the airline of a previous trip. This balance means that most of the population works in low paid, blue collar jobs. On Homer's weekly paycheck, it is shown that the state withholds income tax. Also, some of the characters are named after streets in Portland. When Homer shows Moe a drink he developed called the Flaming Homer, Moe sells it as his own, calling it the Flaming Moe. There is also a real city named Shelbyville in Illinois, 63.6 miles away from Springfield, IL. However, Groening substituted Bart for his own name. The Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris can also be seen, along with a large river. Useful National Park, Springfield Mesa, Springfield Monument Park, and Springfield National Park. Bart also celebrated here after getting an A, however after Homer was unable to pay them for the food, they had to sing on stage to pay for the bill (in the episode "Homer vs. The store was owned by Ned Flanders, who first started the Leftorium in the season 3 episode "When Flanders Failed". In "Duffless", Homer's driver's license has an address of "Springfield NT 49007". In "You Kent Always Say What You Want", Homer purchased the 1,000,000th ice-cream cone (though briefly lost the prize because he could not decide between a cup or a cone), and won a special interview with Kent Brockman. However, every real state name has been mentioned at least once in a canonical episode, except Arkansas and Oklahoma. Springfield Elementary School is a local school on The Simpsons, attended by Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, and other Springfield children. As Bart is continuously undefeated, Homer decides to fight back by going to the video arcade to learn from the young children how to win in the same boxing game. According to Mr. Burns, the plant is endowed with flippered mutants. Several of the teachers and staff smoke and drink in the staff room and in front of their students. The beer is poured into bowling balls and Homer then bowls the ball into the gutter at the Bowl-A-Rama; the ball then falls into a pipe leading to Moe's Tavern where Moe charges an outrageous price. In the episode "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" it was also revealed that Krusty Burger operates in different markets across the US when Krusty Burger has a new burger called the Ribwich. Season 20 Episode 7 "MyPods and Boomsticks" A spoof of an Apple store, where Lisa almost bought a MyPod. However, it is possible they could still be in a real state, as Nash Castor mentions the Springfield primary and "49 other primaries" in "E. Pluribus Wiggum".  The geography of the town and its surroundings are flexible, changing to address whatever an episode's plot calls for.. Illinois was also part of the Union in the Civil War and is a northern state. The courthouse is the center for all trials and cases in Springfield. This means that Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming are all not possible. Also, in The Simpsons Movie, Ned Flanders says that Kentucky is one of the four states that border Springfield. In "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade", when the satellite signal is emitting, it is coming from Springfield, Illinois. Sprawl-Mart is a big department store in Springfield and a parody of Wal-Mart. In Who Shot Mr. Burns? ¡Llega Black Friday! In "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em", Bart is in an arcade with old games, one of which is Polybius, which is said to have only appeared in arcades in the Portland, Oregon area. Also, there are many tall mountains in Springfield (i.e. The Simpsons attended an Annual Fair there in the episode "The Bart Wants What It Wants". Their slogan is "Over A Century Without A Slogan". In one episode, when Homer spills his drink on the nuclear control desk, the 'failure' bleeps red in Upstate NY, suggesting its location to be there. The bar is also infested with rats, a large number of whom moved to the bar after the destruction of a derelict factory as seen in "Homer's Enemy". , In a 2012 interview, Matt Groening stated that he had named the Simpsons' hometown Springfield because when he watched the 1950s sitcom Father Knows Best as a child, he believed the fictional Springfield in that show was Springfield, Washington, next to Groening's hometown of Portland. The Squeaky Voiced Teen has said that the school has an air hockey table. The map shows North Haverbrook in the Midwest, approximately in Iowa. Marge decides she will keep the gift for her own use and goes bowling for the first time.  The promotion resulted in a 30% increase in profits for the changed 7-Eleven stores. focuses on the engineering sciences. The fact that Homer was traveling through New York to get to Harrisburg would seem to suggest that he had to travel south to get to Pennsylvania, thus placing Springfield in either New York or New England, though the bus could have passed Harrisburg and Homer didn't notice. In "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", Homer buys an electronic astrolabe at the Springfield Heights Promenade. The capital of Kentucky, Frankfort, has an airport named "Capital City Airport" and is located within an hour's drive of Springfield, Shelbyville and Simpsonville. It being located on an Island as well as Professor Frink's prediction via chaos theory were both references to Jurassic Park. The map above shows the town of Springfield from the Simpsons. Springfield is in a northern state that fought with the Union during the Civil War. Plus, the city has a vulnerability to every sort of natural disaster, which no one area would have. This is seen destroyed in The Simpsons Movie. It is owned by Barney Gumble's Uncle Al. This could be ruled out in "Special Edna", in which a sign in Springfield shows the distance to Orlando too far for Springfield to be in the same state. Groening also confirmed recently that Springfield was in fact based on Springfield, Oregon. But Simpsons creator Matt Groening never claimed that the series really takes place in the Beaver State. As a result, he managed to get everyone he knew in town to shop at Ned's store, saving it from closure. As these two facts are pivotal aspects of the show, it makes for a compelling argument. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This is substantiated by the state abbreviations NT and TA used within the show. Fruits and Vegetables checkpoints are very common in California. The earliest known appearance was in "Moaning Lisa" where Bart challenges Homer to a boxing game on their home TV game system. La ciudad de Springfield funciona como un universo donde sus habitantes, los personajes de la serie, se enfrentan a los problemas básicos de la sociedad moderna. Also, in "Simpsons Tall Tales", when the Simpsons arrive on a train to Delaware, they pass the Mississippi River, meaning that they live somewhere west of it. In “Homer at the Bat,”Ozzie Smith visits it and literally “vanishes off the face of the earth”, The Simpsons visit it on Beatrice Simmons’ birthday in Old Money. Noiseland Video Arcade is the video arcade in downtown Springfield, a popular place for the youth. In "Lisa Gets an "A"", Superintendent Chalmers refers to Springfield Elementary School as "the most dilapidated in all of Missouri", and shocks everyone (viewers and characters alike) by this disclosure, before continuing with "That's why it was shut down and moved here, brick by brick." At the center of the square, is a statue of Abraham Lincoln, much like that of Jebediah Springfield. Barney's Bowl-A-Rama is the bowling alley in Springfield. King Toot's is a music store located next door to Moe's Tavern. The Bowl-A-Rama is used in the episode "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" as a way of smuggling beer into Moe's Tavern. In "Bart on the Road", Bart, Milhouse, Martin, and Nelson have also been to Branson, Missouri by car at nighttime, and Knoxville, Tennessee by the next day. Hutz usually has an incentive for visiting, such as smoking monkeys. Matt Groening himself is left-handed, and once remarked that 1 in 3 Springfieldians were left-handed. The store also appears in the "Kamp Krusty" episode. The most extreme example of this is Springfield Elementary School, which was moved from Missouri brick by brick after reaching bottom of the state league table. In "The Springfield Files", Mulder and Scully said when Homer discovers a UFO (who later turns out to be Mr. Burns under longevity treatment) that there was a UFO sighting in "the heartland of America". This possibly hints that Springfield may be in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. The revelation that Springfield was once entirely in the telephone area code 636 and that chaos erupted when half the town was switched to the new area code 939 does not clarify the situation; area code 636 is in Missouri, while 939 is in Puerto Rico (area code 939 was not in effect when the episode "A Tale of Two Springfields" originally aired in 2000). Mary Bailey is the current Governor of Springfield's State. King Toot's is seen briefly during the opening of The Simpsons Movie and later while the dome is being put over Springfield. In "Treehouse of Horror VI", the Lard Lad statue is the first advertising mascot brought to life by a mysterious atmospheric disturbance, enraged by Homer Simpson having stolen his giant donut, and ends up leading the various mascot statues of Springfield's "miracle mile" business district on a destructive rampage. Opened in 1974, the plant is the key supplier of the city of Springfield's energy supply, and the carelessness of Mr. Burns and the plant's employees (like Homer, who is employed at Sector 7G) often endangers the residents and natural environment of Springfield. Uh, maybe Texas", making it even less likely that they are in Texas. The map at the end of "Kill the Alligator and Run" suggests that the Simpsons live somewhere in New England. Most of the exceptions to the rule (such as station KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WFAA and WBAP-AM/WBAP-TV in Dallas, Texas, WOAI in San Antonio, Texas, WOW in Omaha, Nebraska, WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota, or WHB in Kansas City, Missouri) were assigned call letters before this convention was established. Another, however less orthodox, system is the Springfield Monorail system installed in Springfield, Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook, since closed for safety reasons. 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