Friday, December 18, 2009

More Springfield, USA

An update to my post about yesterday's 20th Anniversary of the Simpsons.

Cartofan Dan sent me two screen captures that depict a rare map of Springfield on the show. Both are on the wall at Chief Wiggums' Police Department Headquarters:

I had challenged Dan to find some screenshots for me, and he delivered. From Dan:
I did a quick search and found a couple screenshots that show the map shown in the police station in the show (found on the great Simpsons fan website, and also included a map of ancient Constantinople, though these are considerably easier to find and I'm sure you've seen much better.

As for the Springfield- Constantinople connection, Springfield is shown with the very distinct shape of Constantinople's walls and Golden Horn shoreline, and the red line on the Springfield map that seems to be a highway corresponds nicely to the Mese! The Simpsons has always shown a pleasant awareness of history, and I do know many of its writers studied history in their college careers, so this may have been deliberate. If not, it's a nice coincidence.

Thanks, Dan!

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At Saturday, December 19, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Why did Springfield get the works?

At Saturday, December 19, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

20th Anniversary...

When "The Life and Times of Michael5000" hits 20, I'm sure the media will cover it as well.

At Saturday, December 19, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

I was looking for something more along the lines of "That's nobody's business but the, urm, Springfeldians."

At Sunday, December 20, 2009 , Blogger Gatton said...

Don't worry Michael5000 some of us got your kooky song reference :-)

At Sunday, December 20, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...



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