Spoiler Alert: Tonight's Simpsons Episode Reveals True Location of Springfield

In response to the brouhaha that ensued following Simpsons creator Matt Groening's "revelation" that Springfield is "located" in his home state of Oregon, tonight's episode featured a chalkboard gag which aims to re-shroud the town's coordinates in mystery.

"The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours," writes Bart on the chalkboard during the title sequence.

In a recent Smithsonian interview, Groening said he named The Simpsons' setting after Springfield, Oregon. "The only reason," he explained, "is that when I was a kid, the TV show "Father Knows Best" took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown."


[screengrab via @ditzkoff]