Maybe it was the pink doughnut. Maybe it was the clever homemade video, or small-town charm.
Maybe Homer just figured it was time to go green.
Whatever the reason, this much is true: Tiny Springfield, Vt., beat out 13 other like-named cities Tuesday for the right to host the premiere of “The Simpsons Movie,” winning an online poll it wasn’t even invited to participate in.
On July 21, the town’s 212-seat movie theater will play host to the movie, which opens July 27.
“Vermont wins,” read the purple lettering beside the doughnut-chomping patriarch of Fox TV’s dysfunctional middle American family on “The Simpsons Movie Springfield Challenge” Web site.