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Simpsons Writer: Springfield Isn't in Massachusetts

It's 'nowhere,' Mike Reiss says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2018 2:34 AM CDT
"The Simpsons" will premiere its 30th season this fall.   (Fox via AP)
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(Newser) – A veteran writer for The Simpsons says the show isn't based in Massachusetts despite several references to the state. The Boston Globe reports Mike Reiss recently sat down for a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the show and his new book, Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies From a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons. Reiss says the Springfield where the show is set is "nowhere." He explains the writers chose Springfield as a location because there are more than 40 cities and towns that share the name across the US, the AP reports. Fans have highlighted references to the Bay State in the show, including Mayor Quimby's New England accent. Reiss says he's proud of the success of the show, whose 30th season will premiere this fall. (Read more The Simpsons stories.)

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