You Can't Go Home Again, Except In the Simpsons

Abby Zimet

In an interview with The Smithsonian, The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening reveals for the first time that Springfield is based on the real Springfield, Oregon, and that the Simpsons are based, Homer and all, on his family. Gizmodo even checks out key spots in the two Springfields to see how they compare.

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