Will Springfield, Massachusetts host The Simpsons movie premiere?

Two New England Springfields are among the 14 vying for the chance to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie. The cities submitted videos, and voting will take place on USA Today's Web site as part of the July lead-up to the film's debut.

Massachusetts residents feel they have a legit claim on this, as series co-creator Mike Scully is from Springfield. But within the show, there aren't really too many similarities. Their video does include Ted Kennedy, though.

That notwithstanding, as much as we try to root for the home team in this, it seems like Springfield, Mass has an uphill climb. Springfield, Vermont at least has a nuclear plant. Springfield, Illinois is situated right near a Shelbyville. Springfield, Oregon - the probable inspiration for the fictional city, since Matt Groening is from Portland - has, among other things, a Jebediah Springfield-like statue in the middle of its town square.

Incidentally, there's also a new trailer for the film, one that paints a much clearer picture of the plot.

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