Friday, March 09, 2007

'SIMPSONS' PREMIERE IN SPRINGFIELD?

Springfield, Mo., has been invited to compete for the premiere screening of "The Simpsons Movie" in July.

Louise Whall, public information officer for the City of Springfield, confirmed Friday that our city has been asked to duke it out for the big-screen premiere.

According to this Associated Press report:
Fox publicist Gwyne Ortiz said Fox has asked 16 Springfields from Oregon to Massachusetts to participate.

Fox will pick the winner after reviewing short film entries showcasing the community's positive aspects and links to the Simpsons, who live in their own fictional Springfield.
City officials here are still pondering how to compete for the premiere. Got a good idea? Tell us. We know City Hall watches this space.

18 comments:

Gib said...

Per your comment on my site - I say play up the proximity to Branson - the Simpsons took a trip to Branson on an episode a few years back and did a spoof of a Branson show.

Get Branson performers to do a variant of that, and I think the premiere is yours.

Anonymous said...

For godssake we are the Spfd. There is a freaking brown derby in one episode.

Is it just me or is our fine Mayor-who seems a bit out of touch as of late-a striking double for
Mr. Smithers? Just add glasses.

Anonymous said...

Get John Twitty at CU to say "excellent." Don't forget the steepled fingers, either.

Yeah, TJ Carlson looks like Smithers. Definitely not a Diamond Joe Quimby.

Kyle Bosch can stand in for Kent Brockman.

Where's our Moe's Tavern?

Plenty of Cletuses (Cleti?) around here. Plenty of Stupid Flanders types, too.

If Jerry Jacob was still around, he could be Krusty.

Lynn Rowe = Clancy Wiggum.

Kum & Go is ever so much better than Kwik-E-Mart.

Get some Branson performers to put on "Phantom of the Opry" and it's a lock.

Steve Ole Olson said...

Ron,

The City is doing more then pondering on the topic. There is a crew of volunteers already collecting suggestions and working to better understand what it takes to win the opportunity.

We could have some real fun with this one!

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can get Doe's to change their name to Moe's and have Brad Pitt to narrate?

Anonymous said...

Just change it to DOH's!

Anonymous said...

Maybe as a warm-up to the premiere at the Gillioz, Sheila Wright and her Amazing Escaping Canines could perform their next public act of hilarity. I have a list of people and things that she/they could bite...

Busplunge said...

Two words:
Ralph Manley
Sheila Wright

ok, that's four words.

Anonymous said...

How about Lee Gannaway as the drunk, do-nothing, philandering ex-Mayor without-a-clue who gets his head handed to him by Montgomery Burns in a power plant election? As for T. Hacker...heh heh heh...Excellent! *steepled fingers*

Anonymous said...

Oh, no. I can see this is going to be one fun thread ...

Anonymous said...

If its anything like "winning" the Olympics, I say forget it.

John Stone said...

John Goodman as Homer.

Kathleen Turner as Bart ....

Busplunge said...

Who will be Chef?

oh, wait a minute,
that's southpark

John Stone said...

And VD(j) as Norm ... wait a minute ... Norm was smart enough to deliver a letter.

Nevermind....

Strannix said...

Shelia Wright intoning, "Smithers, release the hounds."

Strannix said...

Could we use that empty space near Jordan Valley Park to construct a mini-nuclear reactor?

Chase Davis said...

In one episode of the Simpsons called "Whackhing Day" the citizens of Springfield had a snake hunt and were going to whack the snakes. In the real Springfield, MO had a run in with a similar snake roundup in the 1950s, here is a reference from the history museum:

"In 1953, so the story goes, a young Springfield man released a box of cobras from a pet shop on the City Square. The cobras were subsequently discovered in various locations around the City, creating quite a stir and giving Springfield national attention."

Also according to IMDB.com The location of the fictitious town of Springfield is never revealed. Whenever they locate the town on a map, for instance, we never see the map. In the "Behind The Music" episode the state is mentioned but there are several versions of the show, each with a different state name (including Kentucky and Missouri), to keep the not-revealing-the-location-of-Springfield joke going.

Therefore sense Missouri was the only real state mentioned, we should get the honor. Someone contact FOX, I dont know how!

Sandy said...

We better get on the ball!
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