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Springfield, Vermont wins The Simpsons movie premiere

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 10th 2007 5:38PM
springfieldThe little town of Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) won the nationwide contest to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie. It beat out 13 other Springfield, USAs for the honor based on voting on the USA Today website.

Springfield, VT was a last-minute entry into the contest. City leaders said they didn't even hear about the contest until the videos were almost due, so they hurried up and slapped something together. That video is pretty darn good, actually. It begins with a live action re-creation of The Simpsons opening credits, which comes to an abrupt stop when a man impersonating Homer Simpson sees a giant, pink doughnut. He chases it around town-- showing off Springfield, VT in the meantime and introducing characters, such as a post-pubescent Bart. Whoever wrote the script definitely has knowledge of The Simpsons. You can see the winning video (and the other contenders) here.

Springfield, VT will get to premiere The Simpsons Movie on July 26th. It opens nationwide on July 27th.

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Ed

You should read how community leaders in Springfield, VT mistreated its own volunteer video actors and extras following the big win.
Check out http://vtvid.110mb.com

September 21 2007 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ray

Denis,

It is fairly easy to explain why we won. Pay attention now....Ummm, we received more votes.
Hope that helps you out.

Ray
WCFR 1480
Springfield, VT
"Home of The Simpsons"

July 12 2007 at 2:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcsquared65@netzero.net

I don't understand why Vt won....it was pretty lame.

July 11 2007 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcsquared65@netzero.net

To "OMG" -- which State are you from with the bad video?

July 11 2007 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcsquared65@netzero.net

I really got a kick out of Ohio's video.

July 11 2007 at 10:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcsquared65@netzero.net

Frigging Vermont? Yeah, the show really has a tiny town rural setting with no nuclear plants whatsoever.

July 11 2007 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J8675309

OMG, wow, OMG, our vid really was bad. The Library! that's my library! I've spent a lot of time in there getting immunizations in the years when the Health Center shared the building down the center with the library.

July 10 2007 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J8675309

I saw on my local news that my town (Springfield, Florida) was in dead last, or something like that.

July 10 2007 at 9:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

Boooooo

July 10 2007 at 7:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrkorb

Vermont? What the fark? Oregon got robbed. ROBBED.

July 10 2007 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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