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Matt Groening

The Simpsons ... Are Wildcats?

4/30/2012 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Springfield is NOT in Oregon ... or Illinois ... or Delaware ... or Ohio, Nevada or Maine ... so says creator Matt Groening.

Matt was leaving Nobu in Malibu this weekend ... posing for photos and signing autographs ... when our photog asked the cartoon god to finally settle the Springfield debate once and for all.

For years, Simpsons writers have given clues about the true location of Bart's hometown ... but they've never given an official answer.

But last night, Groening FINALLY gave us the answer we were looking for. Maybe.

He might have been joking ...

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1.

Please    

He already said its Springfield Oregon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/the-simpsons-springfield-location_n_1416121.html

883 days ago
2.

Kabala    

What a slob.

883 days ago
3.

James25    

There was an episode of The Simpsons where they were said to be from Northern Kentucky.

883 days ago
4.

ivona poyntz    

In a way it doesn't matter

883 days ago
5.

Babydoll0630    

Who still watches the simpsons? Shrug**

883 days ago
6.

darklord    

The Simpsons are Oregonians he said so recently plus he is from Portland and most of the characters are named after streets here also

883 days ago
7.

R    

Matt, you need to lose about 40 pounds.

883 days ago
8.

R    

Nah, make that 55 pounds.

883 days ago
9.

Jack    

I guess when you're that rich it's okay to go to Nobu in a wrinkled shirt that looks like you just rolled out of bed after a night of binging on White Castle.

883 days ago
10.

Jack    

Looks like he's got a chin for every year the Simpsons has been on the air.

883 days ago
11.

Fat Mike    

You'd think with all the money he must have, he could afford a decent haircut.

883 days ago
12.

Ih8Taxes    

Family Guy is way better. And I find it funny that it takes place in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the union.

883 days ago
13.

CriticXtreme    

How about Springfield being in Avondale, Arizona?

883 days ago
14.

Robbie    

Technically the Simpsons aren't from anywhere. While the town was named after a Springfield, Oregon because he grew up in Portland, they have ruled out every state on the map in what has been one of the longest running jokes on the show. You could say they're from Oregon, but there are parts in the show that would contradict that, just like every other state in the union.

883 days ago
15.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Yeah, okay, SlowMZ, as others have already pointed out, he recently admitted Oregon.

883 days ago
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