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Simpsons movie to premiere in Springfield. But which one?

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 9th 2007 8:31AM
springfield; simpsonsSpringfields across the USA are competing with each other for the right to premiere The Simpsons movie this summer. 20th Century Fox is holding the contest, in which 16 Springfields are competing. Springfields each have to submit short films about their town and somehow link it to The Simpsons (anyone with a mountain of burning tires must have an advantage, right?). Whichever city is chosen for the premiere also gets to be in the credits of the movie.

People in Springfield, Oregon think their town has an advantage because it is very close to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening's boyhood home in Portland. But, do you really want to be that Springfield? It's supposed to be an everytown with pollution, bad schools, nuclear meltdowns, the aforementioned mountain of burning tires, etc., etc.

The movie comes out in July and Groening is promising "a really good joke" revealing which state Springfield is in.

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Springfield,MA has the Memorial Bridge, the Armory, the Springfield Country Club, the Kennedy's, Cheers (where Homer drove to one night) Dr Suess, and the river that matches the overhead shot of the show exactly....check it out. go to Google maps-look at Springfield,Ma overhead then go to www.mapofspringfield.com and you will see the "true" answer

Springfield,MA, The city of Homes is the Home of Homer!!!!

Wait til you see the surprise in store in the Springfield,Ma movie....you'll be shocked!!!!!

June 03 2007 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think it should be Springfield, Illinois. Most people know where it is, since it's the capitol. :P

Oh, and George W. Bush was here once... that's sorta the same as George Bush Sr. visiting, right?

May 24 2007 at 11:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let's not forget Springfield, Tennessee which is not that far away from Shelbyville, Tennessee.

May 23 2007 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is Springfield Oregon. The creator not only lived in Portrland Oregon, he was born in Eugene Oreegon. Plus on the show the founder of the Simpsons Springfield was named Eugene Skinner. Anybody who has been to Springfield Oregon knows that it is very connected to Eugene Oregon, whos founder in Real lifes name was skinner, there is even a butte named after skinner. Plus the nuclear power plant where Homer works is Trojan nuclear power plant in Portland Oregon. GO OREGON!!!!

May 17 2007 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


May 12 2007 at 12:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey, I think Springfield, IL may have a pretty good chance. There is a shelbyville located really close to Springfield, IL and there is a nuclear plant in Decauter, IL, which is like 30 minutues away. Springfield is also the capital...haha a perfect place for mayor quimby? lol. and the innercity schools in springfield are kinda run down. Oh, and Springfield IL has a Lake Springfield. Overall, i think springfield IL would be the best place for the Premiere!

April 04 2007 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barney Gumble

Springfield, MA, was the first Springfield - the original - founded in the 1700s. A good point that Quimby and other characters all have the "Bostonian" accent. Another little known fact, Mike Skully, the writer for the show, was born and raised in West Springfield, MA - just over the bridge from the soon-to-be Homertropolis.

March 21 2007 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It should be Springfield,Colorado,cause we do everthing exactly like the Simpsons.Bad schools,everytown with pollution,but no nuclear meltdowns, so itll be safe.

March 13 2007 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why not premiere it in ALL the Springfields at the same time on the same day?

Why does there have to be a choice?

March 11 2007 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just to add to David's argument: Most of the people in "Springfield" have New England accents- Mayor Quimby, Moe, Lenny and Carl, Barney, Chief Wiggum, the other two cops, etc

March 09 2007 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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