VERMONT won the recent USAToday contest between Springfields in fourteen states to decide which one would be the home of Homer, Bart & co. Accordingly, Springfield, Vermont’s small 100-seat movie theater will host the premiere on July 27th.
Second-place Illinois is very, very bitter about it. One writer is very freely casting aspersions about “cheating” and “vote tampering”:
The Vermont Springfield got more votes than it has residents, which didn’t go unnoticed by several suspicious election watchers who posted messages on USA Today’s Web site. The head of the local chamber of commerce also confessed in a Vermont newspaper to voting several times from computer labs at a high school.
“I would’ve lost with grace if the winner had been Oregon or even Mass.,” wrote Ildrealwinner on USA Today’s Web page. “But I’ll not lose with grace with VERMONT as the winner. Everyone knows it was all just based on who could cheat the most.”
Oh, puh-lease. I suppose the fact that I don’t live in “Springfield” means I can’t vote for any of them? This was a national poll, you SORE LOSERS.
As Bart would say, “Don’t have a cow, man.”
Here’s the movie trailer:
And here’s Keith Olbermann’s coverage, which contains the full winning entry:
(The man who plays Homer in the winning video, FYI, is Tim Cavanaugh, who hosts “Late Night Saturday,” a local show that runs on the CBS affiliate WCAX).