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Doh! It's The Simpsons premiere

The Simpsons

The world premiere of The Simpsons Movie has been held in a real-life Springfield in the US state of Vermont.

The town won a contest to host the premiere of the film, beating 13 other places with the same name in the US in an online vote.

A yellow carpet was in place for the premiere, where Simpsons creator Matt Groening met with eager fans.

Groening said to around 2,000 fans in the town centre: "As Homer would say, 'woo hoo'."

Just over 9,000 people live in Springfield, but it got more than 15,000 votes to win the contest, just ahead of Springfield, Illinois.

The Simpsons creator Marr Groening
The Simpsons creator Marr Groening
The Simpsons has been on TV in the US for 18 years so far.

The show is set in a fictional Springfield because Groening spotted that it was one of the most common place-names in the US.

The film is in cinemas now.

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