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Simpsons Roll Out Yellow Carpet In ...

7/11/2007 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The lesson is -- Homer and a big pink doughnut will carry the day every time. Cowabunga!

Springfield, Vermont will roll out the yellow carpet for the world premiere of "The Simpsons" later this month, beating out 13 other Springfields around the U.S. for the honor -- even though, as a rep for the city admitted to USA Today, it wasn't even invited to be part of the competition, initially. (There are actually 34 Springfields in the U.S.) The Vermont video entry included a real-life "Homer" running through the streets of the town, population 9,500.

Hollywood Zombies -- Click to launchThirteen other Springfields competed, and the one from Illinois -- which actually has a power plant with a guy who runs it that looks a lot like Montgomery Burns -- was so confident it would win that its mayor, Tim Davlin, taunted the others to "eat my shorts" on national TV Monday night. D'oh!

The movie itself opens July 27 nationwide.

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Citizen of the USA    

Ich bin ein Springfielder

2571 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Only in America would anyone desire to be the dysfunctional Homer Simpson or even the goofy town they live in. This show really downgrades what a father should be and how they should act. I have zero desire to see this movie. Hey Homer, your donut fell down you plumbers cleavage. Don't forget it when lunch rolls around.

2571 days ago
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Ace    

I hear that not only is Matt Groening of The Simpsons going to have Madonna featured on an upcoming episode, but also Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert and the whole cast from the cult Comedy Central "Strangers With Candy," featuring Jerri Blank, will also make a re-appearance on The Simpsons. All courtesy of Matt Groening! Love the Simpsons!

2571 days ago
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EmbarassedinSpringfield    

And we elected Tim Davlin as our mayor...I am shrugging my head in shame.

2571 days ago
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jkos    

Gee, what a gigantic shock. The increasingly left leaning Simpsons gets premiered in the leftest leaning state in the union. "even though, as a rep for the city admitted to USA Today, it wasn't even invited to be part of the competition, initially." What an enourmous shock.

2571 days ago
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no pervs allowed    

This show jumped the shark tank as soon as they start to let Lisa get all high and mighty with her high moral lessons. How is this going to be different, this show isn't so much about humor but propaganda to save the beached whales who suffer from anorexia because of global warming and bad saxaphone playing bluesmen, who little ponies went bareback because of big business polluting the war in Iraq in order to keep gas prices high for hybrid-loving Pirus drivers with nerdy boyfriends. Kill the propaganda and kill the show.

2571 days ago
7.

Bre    

Matt Groening is from Eugene, OR... and Springfield, OR is a suburb of Eugene. Everyone knows Oregon is the TRUE Springfield (even though we placed third!)

2571 days ago
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John Denver Rules    

Jiggy, you do understand homer is a cartoon character right? Get a life you loser

2571 days ago
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BOEING 787    

Wow! who would of thought of Vermont, the Illinois Springfield is mentioned on the
program plus Haverbrook is in Il., Oregon is where Matt Groening is from and the
the Springfield in Kentucky is also mentioned in a later episode of the program.
I hope to see the movie when it comes out.

2571 days ago
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Randi Morse    

I'm from VT, and think that it's awesome that people will now realize that VT is a state!!

2571 days ago
11.

Wow.    

"This show really downgrades what a father should be and how they should act"

... ... jennilyn is right: IT'S JUST A CARTOON! It's called a sense of humor, maybe you should try and loosen up.

2571 days ago
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John Denver Rules    

Thanks sassy!! you rock!

2571 days ago
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JENNIFER    

Vermonter right here BABY!!!! I am so excited and such a big Simpson's fan!!!

2571 days ago
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m    

Spidey-pig! Spidey-pig! Doin' whatever spidey-pig does!

2571 days ago
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ALLI    

IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPRINGFIELD, OR. MOST OF THE CHARACTERS ARE NAMED AFTER THE STREETS IN PORTLAND, OR! FLANDERS, LOVEJOY,ETC......IDIOTS!!

2571 days ago
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