Canadian Connections in the show
Canadian articles about the show.
Two Degrees of Canada
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Where is Springfield? Canada Chapter
Springfield in Canada? That is what some people believe in the newsgroup alt.tv.Simpsons, so here is
why they say Springfield is in Canada.
The reasons for are:
- Matt Groening publicly announced Homer is Canadian.
- There are several Springfield's in Canada (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland, and
- Canada is where Route 401 runs
- Many characters say eh. (Burns, Homer, Bart, Comic Store guy, ect.)
the list of character that say Eh
- Homer eats foods commonly associated with Canada: donuts, a glass of maple syrup for
breakfast, beer, and bacon
- There is low voter turnout it Springfield for American Elections
- The state Springfield is in is abbreviated NT, NT is the North American
postal code for Northwest
- They say Springfield America sometimes (But the say USA too), America can include
N. & S. America
- The way Ontario Hydro is run you would think Homer works there
- Ralph, who represents Canada at the show's model UN, knows nothing --
where babies come from, how to tie his shoelaces, how to get his finger out
of his nose -- but he DOES know the words to the Canadian anthem. -
The reason against:
- They say Springfield is in the United States (Need I say more)
Things that have been sent to me:
Richard Zach figures it is actually Elora, Ontario for these reason:
- Both have a Gorge http://www.snpp.com/episodes/7F06.html
- Both have a water-filled quarry with cliffs kids jump from ("The
Blunder Years", Season 13)
- Elora's area code is 519, which might be Springfield's
-- it says there that Bart's area
code is 513 or 518 but it wasn't too legible; 519 is pretty close but I
can't check it)
- Elora is just 10 minutes away from 401
Doug Smith reasons why Springfield is in Ontario:
"There is a Springfield, Ontario, Canada and it is relatively close to the 401 Hwy.
Who would notice if the signs were changed on the Bruce or Pickering Nuclear Power Plants
if a S.N.P.P. sign were placed on them instead."
A gentleman calling himself Battle Beast sent me the following:
"I live in Edmonton, Alberta, and there is a community called "Springfield"
Which I live in and my neighbor 3 doors down is named Mr. Ed Flanders. His son, 3 1/2
weeks old is named Rodham, (He took my advice) and The Mr. and Misses like my
suggestion!" If he is Mr. Flanders neighbor would that make Mr. Beast Homer Simpson?
Randy Telford says:
think Springfield could be in Canada because the
program " Eye On
Springfield" on the Simpsons has the same name as , " Eye on
Saskachewan" and if you ask me Kent Brockman looks a lot like the CTV
Some one form AOL says:
There was an episode about homosexuality and Homer
thought Bart was going gay.... The steel mill that Homer takes Bart to see what
guys do best is called the Ajax steel mill. But, obliviously they cover it
up at the end when the screen reads: This is dedicated to the steel
workers of America; Keep reaching for that rainbow! So I just thought that if I
pointed out the fact that Ajax is a city in Ontario, it might shed more light
that Springfield is based on Ontario. P.S: Did you know that the town of
Pickering Ontario has its own Nuclear Power plant which is not too far (going
along route 401) from Ajax?
My 3 cents (exchanged for Canadian money) Springfield is and anywhere USA town, not Canada. We will
never know the real answer because there isn't one. This file is just some crazy theories
that could never win an argument.
Once again only send me the reasons pro don't send me the reasons con because I
already know them. Send me additions, comments, corrections, and input to email@example.com
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