Matt Groening at Ainsworth Elementary School

 

[OPEN WITH A VIEW OF THE SCHOOL FACING NORTH, CAMERA SCENE SWITCHES TO ZIA AND MATT STANDING IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.]

 

Zia:

Wassup everyone, I’m standing here in front of Ainsworth Elementary school and I have with me the one and only creator of The Simpsons Mr. Matt Groening. For those of you who don’t know, Matt grew up here in SW and named his characters after Portland streets and places like Montgomery Park (Mr. Burns)and NW/NE Flanders street (Ned Flanders).

 

[CUT TO A VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING HOMES, VISTA STREET AND NEIGHBORHOODS]

 

Matt Groening:

Yeah, it’s always interesting when I hear people from Portland come up to me and say “I never noticed the connection between The Simpsons and Portland” it’s a fun fact that people soon realize.

 

[CUT TO A SCENE OF THE SIMPSONS CHARACTER NAME LOCATIONS]

 

Zia:

What have you taken away from growing up in Portland?

 

Matt Groening:

Growing in Portland in the 70’s was epic, I did a lot of partying, drawing and writing that was my thing. I wanna say I contribute to the city’s wiredness. Just a young artist.

 

[CUT TO A SKY VIEW FACING THE SCHOOL EAST VIEWING DOWNTOWN]

 

 

 

 

Zia:

[Zia Laughs]

You know what, I can relate. I’ve spent a lot of years in this city too and it certainly has it quirks.

 

Matt Groening:

Even though the city has changed and grown a lot throughout the years, there will always be a wacky vibe in Portland.

 

[CUT TO A SCENE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDING THE SCHOOL]

 

Zia:

As y’all can see the Ainsworth elementary neighborhood is located in the beautiful West Hills neighborhood of SW Portland and isn’t too far from the zoo and Washington Park. This would be a perfect invest for young families and an ideal area for those looking to live 10-15 mins from outside the city. Let me help you find your neighborhood in Portland that’s just right for you.

 

This has been Zia McCabe for Everything Portland: A to Zia. Thanks for watching!

 

[CUT TO A SCENE OF ZIA AND MATT WALKING DOWN VISTA AVENUE FACING SOUTH]

 

Close with Zia standing in front of Ainsworth Grade School.