If you're a hardcore fan of The Simpsons, then you might want to get ready to book a round-trip ticket ... to Springfield, literally. However, we're not sure which Springfield yet. 20th Century Fox has asked 16 different Springfields (I didn't even know there were that many) from around the country to compete to host the premiere of this summer's animated Simpsons flick, The Simpsons Movie. Here's how the competition will play out: Fox has asked all 16 Springfields to submit films of their community, somehow linking their hometown to the Simpsons TV show.
This could go both ways -- perhaps your Springfield is exactly like the Simpsons' Springfield, but if that's the case, then it also means your hometown is jam-packed with eccentric morons. In the end, who cares -- you get to host the premiere! The winning city and its mayor will also be featured in the film's closing credits; here's hoping that person is a bit more competent than Mayor Quimby. If you happen to live in one of these 16 Springfields (and are also a huge Simpsons fan), make sure you find out who's putting together your video so that your town is in it to win it. The Simpsons Movie arrives in theaters on July 27.