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July 10, 2007 2:02 PM   Subscribe

The votes are in. Vermont wins the Springfield Challenge. link works in IE, not in Firefox for me. Now all we have to do is find a big enough theater.
posted by MtDewd (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I'm so proud of my state.
(Hope this isn't too much Simpsons in one week)
posted by MtDewd at 2:02 PM on July 10, 2007


The Simpsons airs 13 times a week in Philadelphia. There is no such thing as too much Simpsons in a week. Congrats dewd. I hope the movie is funny.
posted by Mister_A at 2:05 PM on July 10, 2007


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I was really hoping something notable would happen in my ol' Missouri hometown for once.
posted by Saellys at 2:07 PM on July 10, 2007


Where are they videos the towns submitted?
posted by kirkaracha at 2:16 PM on July 10, 2007


There's a 'spoiler' in one of the movie trailers, in which Ned Flanders reveals the four states you can see from the top of Mt. Springfield: Maine (which DOES border Vermont), Ohio and Kentucky (which both entered the contest), and.... Nevada.
posted by wendell at 2:18 PM on July 10, 2007


weird. I don't see Springfield, Virginia in the running. Wonder why.
posted by smoothvirus at 2:18 PM on July 10, 2007


kirk, second link on the post, click on a state...
posted by wendell at 2:18 PM on July 10, 2007


"I'll be dead in the cold ground before I recognize Missouri."
posted by solipsophistocracy at 2:19 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hey, that's great. Springfield's a neat little town, and if I remember correctly, the theater there is pretty cool, no?
posted by Rock Steady at 2:21 PM on July 10, 2007


Maine (which DOES border Vermont)

Well, not exactly, but I usually try to ignore New Hampshire, too.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:23 PM on July 10, 2007


Where are they videos the towns submitted?

Here are the video submissions and results.
posted by ericb at 2:26 PM on July 10, 2007


D'oh ... that's MtDewd's second link. Click on the "camera" icon ofr each Springfield to launch each video.
posted by ericb at 2:28 PM on July 10, 2007


is there a shelbyville in vermont?
posted by cazoo at 2:31 PM on July 10, 2007


The "powers of ten" opening credits sequence indicates otherwise. Oh well. I like Vermont.
posted by squarehead at 2:41 PM on July 10, 2007


Well, color me conflicted.

On one hand, I'm bummed Springfield, MA didn't take it. Quimby is definitely a Kennedy clone, and Ted Kennedy's speech at the end of the MA video is hilarious.

On the other hand, hosting a movie premiere in the desolate and sad city Springfield has become might've been a depressing endeavor for all.

Good on Springfield, VT. It's a cool town!
posted by rollbiz at 3:05 PM on July 10, 2007


squarehead: can't the microsimpsons live in a different state than the macrosimpsons? If The Simpsons is about the larger ones then there's no inconsistency.
posted by Riki tiki at 3:08 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Okay.
posted by squarehead at 3:09 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's official: Folks would rather travel to Nebraska than Michigan to watch a movie.
posted by ardgedee at 3:10 PM on July 10, 2007


I like the one where Homer says D’oh.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:11 PM on July 10, 2007


Springfield, Springfield
It's a hell of a town
The schoolyard's up
And the shopping mall's down
The stray dogs go to the animal pound
Springfield, Springfield

posted by Faint of Butt at 3:18 PM on July 10, 2007


It's official: never ask governments to make virals.
posted by honest knave at 3:28 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


There doesn't seem to be a Shelbyville, Ogdenville or a North Haverbrook anywhere near this Springfield in VT. It IS quite close to the little town of Felchville though.
posted by blaneyphoto at 3:30 PM on July 10, 2007


Interesting thing that I never noticed before watching the "powers of ten" intro... does anyone else see the Arabian Peninsula in the aerial view of microspringfield, before it zooms out to the U.S.?
posted by Riki tiki at 3:34 PM on July 10, 2007


A lot of these are great, though some of the attempted shots do show the riches that could be made by whoever invents a cheap steadycam for amateurs.
posted by rokusan at 3:54 PM on July 10, 2007


wow, tennessee's is amazing!
posted by milestogo at 4:00 PM on July 10, 2007


Real Life Simpsons Opening Sequence.

It was created in the U.K. by Sky One and approved by Matt Groening to promote 'The Simpsons' in the U.K.
posted by ericb at 4:03 PM on July 10, 2007


Matt Groening is a Portland Oregon native and did not choose Springfield, Oregon? What's up with that?
posted by Cranberry at 4:18 PM on July 10, 2007


It's not in America's wang?
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:34 PM on July 10, 2007


It's too bad Illinois lost, and that the video for IL didn't bother to mention that Shelbyville Illinois is just down the road.

Oh well.
posted by washburn at 4:35 PM on July 10, 2007


cheers wendell

Nebraska's was cute.

is there a shelbyville in vermont?
Nope.

A lot of these are great, though some of the attempted shots do show the riches that could be made by whoever invents a cheap steadycam for amateurs.
$14 cheap enough?
posted by kirkaracha at 4:41 PM on July 10, 2007


Man, am I glad that my current town of Springfield, MO did not get this event. We're too incompetent to have pulled it off.
posted by sourwookie at 4:50 PM on July 10, 2007


It does look like the Arabian Peninsula, Riki tiki. Hmm.
posted by squarehead at 5:15 PM on July 10, 2007


Kirkaracha, that's beautiful. I smell a weekend project.
posted by rokusan at 5:40 PM on July 10, 2007


I'm from MA and would have loved to have seen it here. That said, I couldn't stomach the fake news program aspect of the MA short long enough to watch the whole thing. The VT one is clearly funnier.
posted by inthe80s at 5:42 PM on July 10, 2007


Woohoo! ;)
posted by deCadmus at 6:59 PM on July 10, 2007


I'll be in Vermont on the 21st. Oh I wanna go!
posted by k8t at 8:02 PM on July 10, 2007


what a trip to watch that springfield mi movie ... it's only half-parody, believe me ...

city hall really is like that ... whitt's party store never had a slurpee machine that i know of ... and yes, people really DO talk like that in my hometown

god ...
posted by pyramid termite at 8:25 PM on July 10, 2007


Bah, its unpossible that Springfield, Oregon didn't get it. I don't actually like Springfield, to be honest. I worked in a glue factory there and its not the most cosmopolitan city in the world.

But still...Portland, Eugene and Springfield are the birthplaces of the Simpsons characters. Its a shame to not put the premiere in the town it was conceived in. Ah well.

Time to go to sleep...where I'm a viking.
posted by afflatus at 11:12 PM on July 10, 2007


Well, if it couldn't be Tennessee, I'm glad it was Vermont. I'm a fan.

But, a for-profit nuke power plant in Vermont? That'll be the day!

RockSteady: You ignore New Hampshire until it's time to do your holiday shopping, you mean.
posted by absalom at 8:24 AM on July 11, 2007


Vermont Yankee isn't for-profit?
posted by MtDewd at 10:19 AM on July 11, 2007


I conceed. All hail the Green Mountain State.
posted by absalom at 8:27 PM on July 11, 2007


http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/46786/1184604040/HomerChalk.gif
posted by vbfg at 6:09 AM on July 18, 2007


Doh! http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/46786/1184604040/HomerChalk.gif
posted by vbfg at 6:10 AM on July 18, 2007


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