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Matt Groening

The Simpsons ... Are Wildcats?

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

Um, I hate to break it you TMZ, but this is old news.
http://simpsonswiki.net/wiki/The_Simpsons_20th_Anniversary_Special_%E2%80%93_In_3-D!_On_Ice!

717 days ago
17.

Paul    

Yeah this is old news TMZ, he's already CONFIRMED that it is Springfield, Oregon.

717 days ago
18.

Amie    

Old news. He confirmed a few weeks ago it is in Oregon.

717 days ago
19.

Jug    

Makes sense. There is a Shelbyville KY right next to Springfield KY

717 days ago
20.

Tom    

In the Simpsons episode, "Behind the Laughter", they out and out say Kentucky. They are referenced as a "Northern Kentucky family", so I don't know where all the hype comes from.

717 days ago
21.

eicarr     

I'm confused... George Lucas created the Simpsons?!?!?

717 days ago
22.

EMP BITE ME    

Futurama is way better then simpsons.

717 days ago
23.

PT    

Matt! Red light on the carbo-loading!

717 days ago
24.

Danny    

Lets give him credit he was nice to the fans and even offered to take a 2nd pic with the lady.

717 days ago
25.

Hassenpfeffer    

What a cool dude. He drew a cartoon, signed a autograph and let the cute chick snap a picture... Then suggested that someone else should take one with her and she declined.

717 days ago
26.

Shane!    

It is Kentucky they already revealed that in a Simpsons Episode. It was the episode that was supposed to be like Behind The Music but they called it Behind the Simpsons. It was to show the destruction of the family when they weren't on TV. They even mention a local town near me in Ohio named Loveland where Marge did some kinda stage show in small clubs. Not a big secret for Simpsons fans.

717 days ago
27.

Greg    

I'd rather get an autograph from the creator of The Simpsons than get an autograph from any A-list celebrity in the states. Plus, when the woman came to take a picture with Matt, he PROPOSED to give the camera to someone else so that the woman can have a nice picture. Now that's classy!

717 days ago
28.

nadinej    

Springfield isn't really anywhere, they've said that before. They're near mountains, desert, ocean, and in one episode they go to a five state corners which are impossible. They've just said it could be anywhere and that's the point, that's why he chose Springfield. Because it's one of the most common names in the States.

717 days ago
29.

ShrinkWrap    

I have been watching the Simpsons since it first aired. I love that show. I love Family Guy as well. Thank God for sick minds and animation!

717 days ago
30.

JVan    

THEY'RE FROM KENTUCKY

717 days ago
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