"Simpsons" Movie Premiere Not Coming To Kentucky

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - Springfield, Kentucky, has lost a chance to be known as the official hometown of the "The Simpsons" TV show.

The honor goes to Springfield, Vermont, which will now host the premiere of "The Simpsons Movie" on July 26th.

Officials at 20th Century Fox ran an online poll on the USA Today Web site inviting people to vote among 14 Springfields around the nation, including Kentucky's, Ohio's, Tennessee's, and Illinois'.

According to USA Today, the 13 other Springfields that participated in the contest will be given small screenings of their own the night before the movie opens nationwide July 27th.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Sam Location: Richmond on Jul 11, 2007 at 06:38 AM
  • by Joey Location: Lexington on Jul 11, 2007 at 03:40 AM
    That's okay...Homer doesn't fit the mode of your typical KY redneck since Homer HAS a job and doesn't collect welfare. Also, his daughter isn't pregnant, his wife has all her teeth and Bart hasn't killed anybody yet. So yeah, it was a good choice to go with Vermont.
  • by Robert Location: Springfield, KY on Jul 10, 2007 at 09:58 PM
    Good riddance. The whole concept of The Simpsons is irreverant and contemptuous to family life. I am relieved and happy with the final vote.


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