My neighbors, The Simpsons

11Jul07

As you might have heard, a contest surrounding The Simpsons Movie pitted different Springfields across the country against each other to determine which one could claim ownership of the animated city and host the film premiere. Against all odds, my fair state of Vermont won the contest, submitting an amusing video featuring a Homer-clone chasing a giant donut through the smallest Springfield, presented here by Keith Olbermann:

Springfield Vermont is not much like the semi-urban world of The Simpsons – no malls, only 9,300 people or so, and none of the range of industry and commerce found on TV. And if the show truly did take place in Vermont, it would complicate last year’s episode where they road trip to my fair city of Middlebury to go to the pseduo-Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference:

However, I’ll gladly take the notoriety and eagerly await the ensuing hooplah around the premiere next week. Given that I am (self-proclaimed) Vermont’s Foremost Simpsons Scholar, I will try to travel down to Springfield and report on the happening. If any readers have any advice on how I might actually get a ticket (or would want to publish my commentary about our state’s brush with greatness), I’d much appreciate it…



2 Responses to “My neighbors, The Simpsons”

  1. 1 Ed

    I am one of 200 volunteers who appeared in the winning Springfield Vermont video. After we helped our local Chamber of Commerce win the contest, they turned their backs on us. We should have been the first in town to be receive invitations to the world premiere but the elite in town were the local invited guests instead. And then not even a word of thanks or mention of us in the public ceremony outside the theater! Read more and view our famous winning video now at our new website:
    http://vtvid.110mb.com


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