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Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the location of Springfield, the setting for The Simpsons.

In an interview with The Smithsonian, Groening says The Simpsons live in Springfield, Oregon, the setting for the radio and television drama Father Knows Best.

Groening says he liked Father Knows Best as a child and, growing up in nearby Portland, felt an affinity with the town. He also says plenty of Simpsons characters are named after Portland streets.

The interview did not include any information on how (or whether) he plans to make the show funny again. ®

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