Tuesday, July 10, 2007

America has selected its Springfield

Well, the battle for which real Springfield would be the representative Simpsonian Springfield for the premiere of The Simpsons Movie has been decided and the winner is Springfield, Vermont.

Personally I was hoping Springfield, Oregon would have carried the day based on Matt Groening's background in the state, and the fact that many of the character names on the show are based on streetnames in Portland. But I can respect the decision that America came to.


And Springfield, Vermont does have another nice claim... it is the birthplace of James Kolchalka, an comic artist whose work I have enjoyed for quite some time.

Of course, the fact that a site has been selected for the premiere means that we are just days away from the movie being released and finding ourselves either disappointed or satisfied with the finished product. I am hoping it is the latter.

7 comments:

J.D. said...

I still have $50 ON Kentucky. And TaG!

MC said...

If you remember the preview, Kentucky is one of the states that borders Springfield.

Tracey said...

Yeah it will be interesting to see how the movie turns out...just like watching a super long episode or a stand alone movie???

J.D. said...

Well I remember specifically that on the "Behind the Laughter" episode that they're from Kentucky, and in the continuity of the show they've never been anywhere else but Springfield, so... hm.

MC said...

Tracey: I think it is going to be a super long episode(where it starts on one story and develops into another).

J.D.: Of course, in reairings, they say they are from Southern Missouri, but it was a nice try. (And considering they've been to New York, Los Angeles, Florida, Shelbyville, Capital City, Ogdenville, North Haverbrook, Cypruss Creek, it makes the fact that they've never been anywhere but Springfield a little more suspect).

J.D. said...

Southern Missouri? I've never heard that...

MC said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behind_the_Laughter