It has been a mystery almost since the shows inception as to just where is the exact location that the show is set. A veteran writer for The Simpsons recently confirmed just where the show isn't based. The Boston Globe recently sat down with writer Mike Reiss 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.
Despite several references to the state Reiss confirms that the show is not based in Massachusetts. Reiss says that 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 is proud of the success of the show, whose 30th season will premiere this fall.
The die hard fans, myself included may be a little disappointed in that answer, but at least we have an answer, the Simpson's live "nowhere"