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The Simpsons live in ________

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    If you haven't see tonight's new episode and will be watching it later, don't click
    It was all a set-up for tonights Chalkboard gag.
  2. alansh

    alansh New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    I don't think it was a setup, but they can swap out the chalkboard gag very close to airtime. I think they're doing it to just make a joke about the mistaken "revelation".

    Like I said, it's well known that Springfield is named after the one in Oregon, but in-universe they try to contradict themselves as much as possible as to where it is. In the "Behind the Laughter" episode, they even redubbed a line on subsequent airings to change the state name.

    "742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, Oh-hiya Maude!"
  3. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    Prior to the chalkboard gag though it said "Now entering Oregon" under The Simpsons opening title. So basically the opening contradicted itself, which is the norm for the Simpsons.

  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Yes, I wondered about that too. Having read this thread, and then seeing the opening that said "Now Entering Oregon," I gathered this was them finally acknowledging that Springfield is in Oregon, until Bart's chalkboard gag then refuted it.

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