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Sen. Kennedy Throws His Weight Behind Springfield, MA in "Simpsons Movie" Contest

by on July 3, 2007

Although parodied by the character Mayor Joe Quimby during most of The Simpsons run, Senator Ted Kennedy has stepped up to the plate to assist Springfield, Massachusettes bid to host the series’ movie premiere. In a video Springfield, MA created for the 20th Century Fox contest Kennedy invites the Simpsons family to join the residents of the town in enjoying some real “chow-dah.” 13 Springfields have entered the contest and votes can be cast until July 10th at USAToday.com The winning city will host the premiere of The Simpsons movie on July 26th. For more on the similarties between Senator Kennedy and Mayor Joe Quimby, as well as more on the other Springfields in the running, see the full story from The Boston Globe.

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