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Encyclopedia > Springfield (The Simpsons)
City of Springfield
A panoramic view of Springfield.
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Unknown
County Springfield County[1]
Founder Jebediah Springfield
Founded 1796
Incorporated 1796
City Motto "A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man"
Mayor Joe Quimby (D)
Elevation 1,582 ft.[2]
Population 30,720[2]
Area Codes 636, 939

Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. Springfield is a large city in an unspecified state near a large body of water. The geography of Springfield and its surroundings are flexible, changing to address whatever an episode’s plot calls for.[3] In The Simpsons' universe, Time magazine is said to have done a cover story on Springfield entitled "America's Worst City"[4]; Newsweek is said to have characterized the city as "America's Crud Bucket".[5] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Motto: Not just another state Capital Capital City Motto To Fraternal Love Governor Mary Bailey[1] Known Congressional Representatives Rich Texan (Senator), Krusty the Clown (Congressman) Area Unknown USPS NT, TA, USA State Bird Potbellied sparrow State Pasta Bow tie Springfields state (the name is never mentioned) is... This article is a list of recurring fictional characters in the animated American television situation comedy The Simpsons. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Joe Quimby,[1] a. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Area code 636 serves east central Missouri, including parts of the city of Chesterfield, and all of Union, De Soto, and Troy. ... The area code (939) for Puerto Rico, operates as an overlay for the original local (787) telephone area code. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive fictional world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... State Motto: Not just another state Capital Capital City Motto To Fraternal Love Governor Mary Bailey[1] Known Congressional Representatives Rich Texan (Senator), Krusty the Clown (Congressman) Area Unknown USPS NT, TA, USA State Bird Potbellied sparrow State Pasta Bow tie Springfields state (the name is never mentioned) is... “TIME” redirects here. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


There are no geographical coordinates or references to US states that might identify which part of the country it represents. Nevertheless, fans have tried to determine the town's location by taking the town's characteristics, surrounding geography, and nearby landmarks as clues. Whenever an episode attempts to show or say what state it is in, the audience is somehow prevented from learning what is revealed. In one episode Lisa says that the location is a mystery and instructs the viewer to follow the clues to figure it out. As a response, the show has become intentionally evasive in regard to Springfield's location.[6] The name "Springfield" is a common one in America and appears in over half of the states.[7] A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ...

Contents

Creation

The name Springfield was chosen by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, as the setting for the show because it is one of the most common place-names in the United States.[8] The town was partly inspired by Melonville, the town in Second City Television, which featured a large cast of recurring characters. Groening liked the idea of a town that was its own mini-universe and partially based The Simpsons on it.[9] Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[1] his family name is pronounced , rhymes with raining) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons, Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... This is a list of the most common U.S. place names (cities, towns, villages, and Census Designated Places), with number of times that name occurs (in parentheses) (**Some states have more than one occurrence of the same name). ... Second City Television, or SCTV, was a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from the Toronto troupe of The Second City. ...


The uncertain location of Springfield is a running gag in the series. There are 34 states in the United States that have at least one community with that name.[10] Episodes frequently make fun of the fact that Springfield's state has never been revealed, by adding further conflicting descriptions, obscuring onscreen map representations, and interrupting conversational references. There has been much speculation on the location of the state. A web page discussing Springfield's location states that, due to the many contradictory clues, it is impossible for Springfield to exist in any set location.[11] The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...


David Silverman, a director for the Simpsons, has claimed that Springfield is in the fictional state of "North Tacoma" (or "North Takoma"). This is substantiated by the state abbreviations NT and TA used within the show. However, this has never been officially confirmed in any canonical episode of The Simpsons or by other Simpsons producers.[citation needed] David Silverman (born on 15 March 1957 in New York City, New York) is an animator best known for directing numerous episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons, where he would go on to be the supervising director of animation for several years, as well as animating on all... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


In The Simpsons Movie, the idea that Springfield cannot exist for real is further emphasized when Ned Flanders identifies the four bordering states as Ohio, Nevada, Maine and Kentucky, most of which are vastly separated from each other.[12] To promote the movie, various towns and cities across the United States called Springfield competed to hold the premiere of the movie in their town. Springfields from many different states entered the competition.[13] The town of Springfield, Vermont was elected to host the movie's premiere.[14][15] The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Premiere, from French language première meaning first, generally means a first performance. Premieres for theatrical, musical, and other productions are often extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. ... Springfield is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. ...


History

Springfield as seen in the live-action theme song.

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Colonial era

Springfield was founded in 1796 by Maryland settlers trying to find a course to "New Sodom" after misinterpreting a passage in the Bible. In its early days, the city was the target of many Native American raids, and to this day, many forts and trading posts remain including Fort Springfield and Fort Sensible. It was also the site of two battles during the American Civil War. Of which, the first battle of Springfield was fought between the North, the South and the East to keep Springfield in, out of and next to the Union respectively. Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... For other uses, see Sodom and Gomorrah (disambiguation). ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Battle of Springfield II Conflict American Civil War Date January 8, 1863 Place Greene County, Missouri Result Union victory, although the raid ultimately failed. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion...


The founder of Springfield was the pioneer Jebediah Springfield, whose deeds are immortalized with a bronze statue that mounts in the center of the city square in front of the Springfield Town Hall building. The town motto, "A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man", is attributed to Jebediah. This article is a list of recurring fictional characters in the animated American television situation comedy The Simpsons. ... This article or section contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ...


Present day Events

The town's name was changed temporarily to "Liberty-Ville" after Bart Simpson accidentally mooned the United States flag. As a result, Bart and his family appeared on a talk show where the host made it appear that the Simpsons, and Springfield, hate America by twisting the words of Bart's mother, Marge. When the rest of the U.S. reciprocated this affront, Mayor Joe Quimby changed the name of Springfield to "Liberty-Ville". An enormous patriotic craze ensued, wherein all items were priced at $17.76, including pizza "By the Slice" and houses.[16] For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... The following is a list of characters featured in the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Joe Quimby,[1] a. ...


For a brief period, Springfield divided itself into two cities because of an area code dispute. Homer Simpson, upset that he had to memorize a new area code, 939, while the rich side of town retained the familiar 636 area code, riled up the lower class citizens of Springfield to rebel and establish their side of Springfield as a separate town, to be called New Springfield. They erected a wall made of refuse dividing the two area codes and elected Homer as their new mayor. Mayor Joe Quimby maintained control of the rich side, which came to be called Olde Springfield. The two towns reunited when the band The Who, while in Springfield for a concert, suggested speed dial to solve the town's problem and agreed to play if the wall was torn down, a reference to that of the Berlin Wall.[17] Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... This article is about waste matter. ... Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Joe Quimby,[1] a. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ...


Geography

Physical geography

Springfield's geography includes forests, meadows, a mountain range, a desert, beaches, canyons, swamps, waterholes and waterways. Springfield is located on the coast of a large body of water, although some skyline shots of the city show no signs of a coast. It has been stated that "West Springfield" is three times the size of Texas and looks exactly like Texas in shape.[18]


Major physical features include Springfield Gorge, Springfield National Forest, Mt. Springfield, the Springfield Badlands (also known as the Alkali Flats)[19], the Murderhorn, Springfield Glacier, Springfield Mesa and Mt. Carlmore. Springfield wildlife includes grizzly bears in the Springfield Forest, wolves, some of which prowl into the urban areas of Springfield, vultures in the Alkali Flats, and manatees south of Springfield in the waters. For the Brooklyn-based indie rock band, see Grizzly Bear (band). ... Wolves may refer to: Gray Wolf Other uses of Wolf: see Wolf (disambiguation) Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Category: ... Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ... For other uses, see Manatee (disambiguation). ...


Cityscape

Springfield with skyscrapers downtown, as seen in The Simpsons Hit & Run.

The city is divided into many neighborhoods, including: Bum Town, Chinatown, Crackton, East Springfield, Greek Town, Junkieville, Little Bangkok, Little Italy, Little Newark, Ethnictown, Lower Eastside, Pressboard Estates, Recluse Ranch Estates, Skid Row, Springfield Harbor, Springfield Heights, Springshire, Flamer Fun Village, Tibet Town, West Springfield, a flammable district, a gay district and a Russian district. Image File history File links Simpbartoffice. ... Image File history File links Simpbartoffice. ... The Simpsons Hit & Run is an action adventure video game based on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. ...


In many episodes, the cityscape is changed. Although skyline shots of the city vary from episode to episode and buildings may change location, some highly detailed and well-studied maps of the city exists. The following one is the most reliable: http://adn.blam.be/springfield/


Pollution

At one point, Homer Simpson was elected Sanitation Commissioner. After Homer spent the entire yearly budget in his first month of office, he was forced to take in the garbage of other cities in order to make enough money to pay the city's trash collectors. Eventually the mines that were storing the collected trash erupted and littered the entire city, prompting the entire city, population and structures, to literally move five miles down the road to establish a “new” Springfield away from the massive dump that “old” Springfield had become.[20] Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ...


Visitors to Springfield are advised to wear radiation suits and carry Geiger counters, since the city is perhaps the most radioactive in the United States. This is because the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant was built during an incredibly lax period for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the plant's nuclear core was surrounded not by several layers of protective concrete, lead and graphite but by ordinary plaster and a horseshoe hanging from a nail.[21] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... NRC headquarters in Rockville, MD. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (or NRC) is a United States government agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act in 1974, and was first opened January 19, 1975. ...


Springfield is home to the state's largest self-sustaining tire fire which has been burning continuously since 1966 or 1989 "Homer's Paternity Coot" Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Homers Paternity Coot is the tenth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ...


Government and infrastructure

Elected officials

The current mayor of Springfield is Joe Quimby (D). A Republican is Springfield’s congressional representative in the United States House of Representatives. Krusty is still a representative as of the episode "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", though he seems to also retain his hosting duties for his eponymously named children's show. Joseph Fitzpatrick Fitzgerald Fitzhenry Joe Quimby,[1] a. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The Ziff Who Came to Dinner is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ...


Mayor Joe Quimby is manifestly incompetent and immoral as well as being a conspicuously corrupt and fraudulent politician. Quimby is a sleazy womanizer and has had multiple affairs on his wife. Quimby vacationed to Jamaica during a flu epidemic in Springfield and used the town treasury to fund the murder of his victims and for his acquittal when he later confessed to the crime. The citizens of Springfield are normally accepting of this conduct, except on certain issues, such as in episode “See Homer Run” when the citizens blamed Quimby for traffic jam caused by Bart Simpson - the largest in the history of the town. “Diamond” Joe, as he is called, has been the mayor of Springfield since the beginning of The Simpsons — so long that he’s gotten tired of having to be reelected — and has only during brief times not been mayor. This does not cite any references or sources. ... In epidemiology, an epidemic (from [[Latin language] epi- upon + demos people) is a disease that appears as new cases in a given human population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially exceeds what is expected, based on recent experience (the number of new cases in the population during... See Homer Run is the sixth episode of the 17th season of The Simpsons. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ...


The Springfield Police Department, led by Police Chief Clancy Wiggum, is also corrupt and incompetent, although it manages to foil many crimes with the help of citizens. Springfield Police Department Springfield Police Department is the fictional Police Force in the fictional town of Springfield in the TV show The Simpsons. ... Police Chief Clancy Wiggum (b. ...


Laws

Upon reading the town charter (in "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment"), prohibition was discovered to have been a standing law that hadn't been enforced for 200 years ("Spirituous beverages are hereby prohibited in Springfield under penalty of catapult."). After a brief period of reinforcement, it was ended after further reading of the charter found that the law was repealed one year after its inception. Homer vs. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ...


Gambling (since season five's "$pringfield") and same-sex marriage (since season 16's "There's Something About Marrying") are legal in Springfield. $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), also known as $pringfield, is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... One of four newly wedded same-sex couples in a public wedding at Taiwan Pride 2006. ... Theres Something About Marrying is the tenth episode of the sixteenth season of The Simpsons. ...


Crime

Most of the organized crime in Springfield is run by mob boss Fat Tony and his henchmen, Louie, Legs and Johnny Tightlips. They have paid off the civil servants of Springfield such as in episode "Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment" when they paid a bribe to police officers Eddie and Lou to smuggle alcohol into the city during the reinstating of prohibition. Fat Tony (voiced by Joe Mantegna) is the fictional local Mafia Don and leader of the Springfield Mafia in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Springfield Mafia is a fictional Italian Organized Crime Group based in Springfield in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Springfield Mafia is a fictional Italian Organized Crime Group based in Springfield in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Springfield Mafia is a fictional Italian Organized Crime Group based in Springfield in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Homer vs. ... This article is a list of recurring fictional characters in the animated American television situation comedy The Simpsons. ...


Springfield is located in a state that retains the death penalty by an electric chair, the guillotine.[22] and a gas chamber. Penitentiaries located in Springfield are The Charles Montgomery Burns State Penitentiary, Springfield City Jail, Springfield Correctional Institute, Springfield Juvenile Correctional Facility, Springfield Juvenile Hall, Springfield Penitentiary, Springfield Prison, Springwood Minimum Security Prison, Springfield State Penitentiary, Springfield State Prison, Springfield Women's Prison and the re-opened (after being condemned for 30 years) Morningwood Penitentiary (despite it being completely run-down). Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... The electric chair is an execution method in which the person being put to death is strapped to a chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. ... This article is about the decapitation device. ... For other uses, see Gas chamber (disambiguation). ... The Seven-Beer Snitch is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season, first aired on April 3, 2005 in the US. While the family visits Shelbyville, the citizens of Shelbyville call Springfields residents hicks. ...


Education

Superintendent Gary Chalmers is the current superintendent of Springfield’s school district. Public educational institutions in Springfield are Springfield Elementary School run by Principal Seymour Skinner, West Springfield Elementary, Springfield High School, a junior high school, the Enriched Learning Center for Gifted Children, Springfield Magnet School for the Gifted and Troublesome and Rommelwood Military Academy. Public college institutions are Springfield Community College Extension Center, Springfield U, Springfield A & M and Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. Springfield Elementary School Education is a common recurring theme in the Television show The Simpsons. ... Superintendent Gary Chalmers, voiced by Hank Azaria, is a fictional character in the animated TV series The Simpsons, the superintendent of Springfields school district. ... This article is about the fictitious Springfield Elementary School in the American television show The Simpsons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Private institutions are Springfield Christian School, Ayn Rand School for Tots (run by Ms. Sinclair), Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls, Miss Tillingham's School for Snotty Girls and Mama's Boys, Eastside Ruff-Form School, Springfield Preparatory School, and Springfield Extension School. Ayn Rand (IPA: , February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Russian: ), was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher,[1] known for creating a philosophy she named Objectivism and for writing the novels We the Living, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and the... This following is a list, by episode, of one-time fictional characters from the American animated television comedy series The Simpsons. ...


People and culture

Arts and entertainment

Springfield boasts an opera house, an outdoor amphitheatre, an arboretum, a vibrant jazz scene and was once mentioned[attribution needed] as the entertainment capital of its state. There is also an unusually high number of museums, including Springfield Museum (which features the world's largest cubic zirconia), Springfield Knowledgeum, Springfield Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Swordfish, Springsonian Museum, and a stamp museum. It was also once home to a concert hall designed by Frank Gehry which promptly became a prison. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy. ... An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... A round brilliant-cut cubic zirconia Cubic zirconia (or CZ), the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), is a mineral that is widely synthesized for use as a diamond simulant. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ...


Media

Main article: Media in The Simpsons

KBBL Broadcasting Inc. serves as the major media outlet, owning at least two radio stations and one television station: A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ... A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ...

Channel Ocho is a Spanish-language television station whose most notable personality, Bumblebee Man, stars in a slapstick soap-opera. Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... This is a List of fictional celebrities in the television show The Simpsons. ... This is a List of fictional celebrities in the television show The Simpsons. ... “Krusty” redirects here. ... Sideshow Mel, full name Melvin van Horne (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a minor character on the animated TV show The Simpsons. ... This is a List of fictional celebrities in the television show The Simpsons. ... A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ... Bumblebee Man is a fictional character in the animated television show The Simpsons. ...


The city paper is The Springfield Shopper. A number of different forms of media exist in the world of animation series The Simpsons. ...


Sports

Baseball

The town is home to the Springfield Isotopes, a AA minor league baseball team. Home games are played at Duff Stadium. The Springfield Isotopes were the inspiration for the new name of the Florida Marlins' AAA affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, when they relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico from Calgary. [23] The plot of the "Hungry, Hungry Homer" episode revolves around Homer Simpson's attempts to thwart a planned move by the team to Albuquerque. For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Homer Simpson reaching for a can of Duff Duff Beer is a fictional brand of beer in the animated series The Simpsons. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... The Albuquerque Isotopes are the second-newest team in the Pacific Coast League, one of minor league baseballs two US-based AAA leagues, although the PCL is nothing new for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... “Albuquerque” redirects here. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... Hungry, Hungry Homer is the fifteenth episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... This article is about the largest city of New Mexico. ...


American Football

The town is home to the Springfield Atoms, a semi-pro team whose uniforms bear a resemblance to the California Atoms from the movie Gus. They play their home games at the 30,000-seat Springfield Stadium and have a heated rivalry with the Shelbyville Sharks. Gus is a gay film, i mean really gay 1976 film by Walt Disney Studios. ...


Springfield is also home to at least two college football teams from Springfield University and Springfield A&M. It is unclear whether the Atoms share Springfield Stadium with one of the two collegiate squads or if that is simply the site of their annual rivalry game. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...


In Million Dollar Abie Springfield taxpayers built a state-of-the art football stadium, Duff Beer Krusty Burger Buzz Cola Costington's Department Store Kwik-E-Mart Stupid Flanders Park, in hopes of luring an NFL team. The town was briefly awarded an expansion team, the Springfield Meltdowns, but the franchise was revoked after the commissioner of football was attacked by Grandpa, who mistook the commissioner for a burglar. The stadium was converted to a bull fighting arena soon thereafter. Million Dollar Abie is the sixteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... Abraham J. Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... Bull attacking a matador Bullfighting or tauromachy (Spanish toreo, corrida de toros or tauromaquia; Portuguese corrida de touros or tauromaquia) is a blood sport that involves, most of the times, professional performers (matadores) who execute various formal moves with the goal of appearing graceful and confident, while masterful over the...


Other Sports

Springfield has a basketball and hockey arena, which is home to the Springfield Ice-O-Topes hockey team. The town may also have a WNBA franchise which also plays at the facility. WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ...


Springfield also has a large soccer field. At one time, the Pourtugese and Mexican soccer teams played in that arena in a match.


Other sports venues in Springfield include the Springfield Speedway, Springfield Downs (a horse racing track), and a dog track. There is also an Association of Springfield Semi-Pro Boxers (ASSBOX).


Losing

The people of Springfield are very competitive, and don't take losing very well. Whenever one of their teams lose, they become angry and relentlessly heckle them, throwing things at them, and booing them for months on end. Instances of this include the episode The Joy of Sect, where a large crowd of Springfieldians come to the airport to greet their returning football team, believing that they won the game they left Springfield to compete in. However, when they find out they lost, they become angry at them, hit one of them with a rock, and proceed to attack their plane as they retreat inside it. Another instance of this is The Boys of Bummer, when Bart's playing takes the Springfield Isotots to the baseball finals against Shelbyville, making him a favourite in the town. However, when Bart fails to catch a lazy pop-fly ball, causing the Isotots to lose the game, Bart is immediately booed, humiliated, and angrily mocked relentlessly, which drove him insane. The Joy of Sect is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... The Boys of Bummer is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons eighteenth season, which originally aired on April 29, 2007. ...


Rivalry with Shelbyville

There is a strong rivalry between Springfield and its closest neighboring town, Shelbyville, starting with the rivalry that existed between Jebediah Springfield and Shelbyville Manhattan, the founder of Shelbyville. Manhattan wanted to found a city where men were free to marry their cousins, but Springfield refused to allow it. This caused Manhattan to break away with his supporters and found the town of Shelbyville. The rivalry extends to the present day through American football and even a Lemon tree near the two towns' borders. Plays have been written which depict the rivalry of the two cities; in this case Springfield was on the receiving end of some rather obnoxious 'hooting'. Shelbyville is a fictional city on the television series The Simpsons that is located adjacent to Springfield. ... This article is a list of recurring fictional characters in the animated American television situation comedy The Simpsons. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Mob Mentality

The people of Springfield suffer from often severe cases of unrelenting mob mentality. The mobs are primarily violent in nature, often caused by boring sports events, decapitated statues, even single statements and accusations that are greatly misinterpreted. These mobs most often result in rampant destruction of all properties they come into contact with; fires, robberies, batteries, and possibly even murders.


These mobs aren't always completely violent however, they can often branch off into non-violent, even beneficial activities. For instance, when the townspeople decided to vent their anger upon a relatively innocent Bart, after seeing him slowly getting away in a parade float car with his father, the mob decides to go to the old mill, although it was clear that was not Bart's destination, merely for cider. In another case, a classic mob appeared to reclaim Monty Burns's old teddy bear from baby Maggie, only to have their hearts swayed by her saddened face, after which they all deign to sing at the hospital.


References

  1. ^ "Dog of Death"
  2. ^ a b Papa's Got a Brand New Badge
  3. ^ Turner, p. 30
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