[Fox] is searching for the Springfield with the most “Simpson spirit,” and plans to award the winner the premiere of The Simpsons Movie, due in theaters July 27.
Unfortunately, there’s no need for local Springfieldians to rush out and rent tuxedos, because none of the 14 contenders is ours. Not the one in Montgomery or Bucks or Delaware County, or in Bradford, Erie, Fayette, Huntingdon, Mercer or York.
It turns out the Springfields in places like Massachusetts and Ohio outfoxed us: They asked to be considered.
Donald Berger Jr., township manager of Springfield, Montgomery County, said the idea of entering the contest never came up.
But, surely, hundreds of outraged constituents have phoned to complain.
“No,” Berger said. Besides, he noted, his leafy suburb lacks the requisite dump.
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