TIL that the Simpsons character Ned Flanders is named after Flanders Street in Portland Oregon, where the show’s creator, Matt Groening grew up.

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  1. There is a MORE fun story behind Mr. Burns’ name.

    When he was very young, Groening grew up in Springfield Oregon (yup). One of the first things he really remembers happening outside of his family, was the historic Montgomery house catching fire. His father (?) brought home a newspaper with the headline “Montgomery Burns!”, and that stuck with him since.

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