‘The Simpsons’ fans may already be familiar with Springfield, the city in this cartoon series. But does this city really exist? Matt Groening, creator of ‘The Simpsons’ has finally opened his mouth after 23 years of keeping it a secret.
After 23 years of the cartoon series ‘The Simpsons’ on the air, finally Matt Groening, creator of The Simpson family characters, opened the secret about the series.
In an interview in the May issue of Smithsonian magazine, he said the name Springfield, the city in which the story is set, was taken from a city of the same name in Oregon, United States. It’s also not far from Matt’s hometown of Portland.
He was inspired to lift the city of Springfield from a TV show in the 1950s entitled ‘Father Knows Best’. “Springfield is one of the common city names found in the United States. At that time, I thought maybe The Simpsons could be successful if it was located in a city called Springfield, and it turned out to be true,” said Matt.
One of Mark’s creations, Homer J. Simpson, portrayed as a donut addict, with his wife, Marge, and their children, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, who became one of the icons of popular culture, has won 27 Emmy Awards. .
Not only that, the Simpson family has also been recorded in the ‘Hollywood’s Walk of Fame’. In fact, the phrase ‘D’Oh’ entered the Oxford dictionary in 2011.
The names of the characters in The Simpsons family are taken from the names of Matt’s own family. But, specifically for the name Bart, he changed his name, ‘Matt’, to ‘Bart’, because he thought the name was funnier when used by an angry father. The Simpsons’ address in the cartoon, which is 632 Evergreen Terrace, is also taken from the address of the house where Matt grew up.