July 14, 2007

D'OH EXCUSES:

Springfield, Vermont to Host 'The Simpsons Movie' Premiere (Ray McDonald, 7/11/07, Voice of America)

Just say "D'oh!" Springfield, Vermont has been chosen to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie.

The tiny hamlet - population 9,300 - topped 13 other like-named U.S. cities on July 10. Its 100-seat cinema will on July 21 host the full-length animated comedy, which opens nationwide six days later. [...]

Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has aired 400 episodes over 18 seasons. The show has been renewed for a 19th season, beginning September 23. Currently the longest-running U.S. situation comedy, The Simpsons was in 1999 named the best television series of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.


If a personal note can be excused, it perhaps illustrates the occasionally quirky nature of my upbringing that my mom was encouraging my brothers and I to watch The Simpsons when many parents absolutely forbade their children to view it. I could, and still can, recite lines from the show almost in my sleep.

No offense intended to the writers of the film, but if they have blown this one they'll be asking their assistants on July 28th if the angry mob outside their doorsteps made an appointment. And I'll be happy to lend out torches and pitchforks.


Posted by Matt Murphy at July 14, 2007 3:40 PM
Comments

Must...destroy...humanity... (beeping from watch) Ooo! Lunch!

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 16, 2007 3:32 PM
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