Which state are the Simpsons from?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Jun 26, 2007.

Which state are the Simpsons from?

  1. Springfield, Oregon

    17 vote(s)
    9.7%
  2. Springfield, Mass.

    20 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Springfield, Il

    66 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. Springfield, Kentucky

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. Springfield, Missouri

    19 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. Other answer (I'll explain below)

    39 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

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    That's why I picked "other."
     
  2. FlugPoP

    FlugPoP Illegitimate User

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    Springfield California. Homer works at the San Onofre Necular power plant
     
  3. dmdeane

    dmdeane sedentary adventurer

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    North...
    Haven't you seen their state flag? It says where they are right on their state flag: "Not Just Another State!"

    Also the new Simpsons movie trailer that just came out has a scene where they are on a mountain from which they can see from their state into I think like four other states: and it was geographically impossible (Maine, Nevada, Kentucky and Ohio?) so there's your answer. Springfield is "not just another state".
     
  4. dmdeane

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    The Windy Apple!

    That would be Capital City, not Capitol.

    A city can be a capital, a capitol cannot be a city since it is a smaller subset of a city: the building or group of buildings where the government functions are carried out.

     
  5. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    In fact, the show has used both. For a long time, it was spelled Capitol City, but an episode from three years ago had it spelled Capital.

    (And "Capitol City" can be correct; it can refer to the city where the Capitol (the building) is located.)

    -- Don
     
  6. dmdeane

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    Sure, if you are being pedantic. But whenever people talk about capital cities, they mean capital, not capitol. Cities are not generally named after buildings that happen to be located in them.
     
  7. DianaMo

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  9. DianaMo

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    The results from the USA Today poll were different from our Tivocommunity poll.


    The Simpsons Movie' Hometown Premiere Contest

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/simpsons-contest.htm
     
  10. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    I see that it says the premiere will now be July 21 - when the contest was first announced, it said that it would be on the 26th (the night before general release), which is now when the other Springfields will have their own first showings.

    I'll be surprised if there isn't a separate Hollywood premiere (between the 21st and 27th) as well; they need to have the celebrities and their kids (assuming the parents don't take the PG-13 rating too seriously) show up somewhere so Entertainment Weekly and People can have their photo shoots.
    (As to why the movie is a PG-13; the MPAA says it's "for irreverant humor throughout", but since other movies have treated religions lightly and only gotten a PG, my guess is they're treating the nude scenes as they would if it was a live-action film.)

    -- Don
     
  11. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

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    Little surprise when the OP didn't even include the right answer as one of the choices! Muhahahahahah.

    Seriously, I am stunned. With it being a simple vote, I thought for sure it'd simply go to the state with the largest population, since everyone would vote out of state loyalty rather than what video they sincerely thought was best, and people not from any of the states would be less likely to get involved at all. I guess I couldn't've been more wrong!

    I didn't watch all the videos, only about half of them, but I think I'm being reasonably impartial when I say I think Vermont's really was one of the best if not the best of the ones I saw, purely based on the quality and appropriateness of the video.

    I bet there's some stunned cheering down in Springfield tonight!
     
  12. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

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    Hey, I voted for Vermont, if it was the home of Howard Dean's "Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show." Gotta cheer for the local team.

    (Anyone that's every been to Springfield, NH, the next town over from mine, knows how laughable it would've been for them to compete).
     
  13. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    Nuclear power plants in the United States are located in every state EXCEPT Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
     
  14. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I hope this doesn't become canon now. The Simpsons' Springfield should always be unplaceable.
     
  15. DianaMo

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    This bb only permits up to 6 options for polls and there were 14 entries in the contest. There was an OTHER option though.

    I suspect that some folks were able to vote daily and others were only able to vote once. Just a hunch...
     
  16. DianaMo

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    Are the video entries available online anywhere now that the contest is over?

    I'd like to see Vermont's entry and see if it was worthy.
     
  17. marksman

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    I put all my money on that state.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Go back to the last post you made in this thread and click on the link.
     
  19. ParadiseDave

    ParadiseDave Ignore this!

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    Everyone knows the Simpsons are from the "LEARN TO FART" state! :D
     
  20. DianaMo

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    I see the problem. I'm lacking a plug-in on this browser, so even though I visited that page earlier, I couldn't see the content. It just isn't visable at all.

    Weird, huh.
     

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