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Real Springfield plans Simpsons mural

1 of 1 Matt with some old mates
Matt with some old mates

There are 13 cities, 11 towns, and 14 townships named Springfield in the US but the one which inspired the Simpsons' home town is planning to immortalise itself even further with a giant mural of its most famous fictional residents.

The city of Springfield, Oregon, says a mural featuring everyone's favourite yellow, four-fingered will be painted on the side of its Emerald Art Center.

Series creator Matt Groening, who grew up in Portland, told Smithsonian magazine two years ago that he named his Springfield after the one in Oregon.

City spokesman Niel Laudati told the Register-Guard newspaper that Groening will have input on the mural, and it will depict Homer lounging in a hammock, Bart climbing a tree, Marge painting, and Lisa and Maggie riding a bike.

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