Portlandia Stars Travel to Springfield

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This weekend, Homer Simpson will eat his first Voodoo Doughnut. And the deliveryman? Fred Armisen.Perhaps it was only a matter of time—after all, The Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening, is a Portland native. Sunday’s episode, “The Day the Earth Stood Cool,” features the voices of Portlandia’s Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, as well as comedian Patton Oswalt. According to Spinoff Online, Armisen ...   More
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Matt Groening Says Simpsons' Springfield Is In Oregon (Take That, Ohio)

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A long debate has finally and decisively been settled.Matt Groening, "The Simpsons" creator and Portland native, tells Smithsonian magazine that he named the famous fictional city after the Oregon city.The relevant section of the interview: [Groening:] Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 COREY PEIN

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