Six Flags Great America looking for a few good Clark Kents

Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: Press release follows. -J]

Calling all Clark Kents: Here's Your Chance to Fly like a Super Hero! It's all in a name at Six Flags Great America

WHO: In celebration of the opening of the Midwest's most unique flying coaster, SUPERMAN - ULTIMATE FLIGHT, Six Flags Great America is looking for anyone named "Clark" or "Kent" to attend a special ride preview on Tuesday, April 29.

WHAT: The first 100 Clarks and Kents registered will qualify to ride the Official Opening of the new coaster and challenge its sharp dives, high banked curves and one-of-a-kind pretzel roll.

WHERE: Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

WHEN: 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 29, 2003

HOW: Clarks and Kents may register by calling the Six Flags Great America Public Relations Department at 847-249-2133 ext. 6100 or email sfgrpr@sftp.com -Registration must be made by Monday, April 21, 2003. -Participants must provide their own transportation to the park.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 7:19 AM
Kent Brockman seems to be the obvious choice....he's media, and he's close by in Springfield...;)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 7:24 AM
Hey, it's never been determined where Springfield exactly is. :-)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 7:42 AM
Well, we know for certain that it's not in Illinois. The Simpsons have to travel to their capital city (named Capital City, of course), whereas Springfield is the capital city of Illinois.

(SF) Great American, who's wondering if a thread's ever been hijacked in the first post before.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:42 AM
So... how much does it cost to have a name change? ;)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 9:03 AM
It seems like a cool idea...but kind of sexist. It should be Clark, Kent, Lois or Lane :)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 9:09 AM
Reminds of when Goliath opened at SFMM. A train full of guys name David first rode it...hence, David conquering Goliath
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 9:16 AM

Hey, it's never been determined where Springfield exactly is.

I do believe in the "Behind The Music"-style episode they pretty much flat out say that it's Springfield, Kentucky. However, I'm sure there's a reasoning as to why that's not true. Seems like too long of a running gag to have spoiled so uneventfully.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:36 AM
In the first showing of "Behind the Laughter," the narrator specified the Simpsons as "a Kentucky family." However, later airings of the same episode had the state name changed (I'm thinking it's Missouri, but I could be wrong). Or perhaps it ws vice-vera. Either way, they have not specified.

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I hear America screaming...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:05 AM
Well I emailed them and hopefully I will be selected since my last name is Clark. Wish me luck.

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Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:23 AM
I also specifically remember a mention of "Springfield, O-Hiya Marge" as Marge walked into the room one time....Groening would NEVER give away the top-secret location of the town, the NRC would be all over the place in a heartbeat...;)
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:25 AM
Wow, im an idiot. I registered thinking they wanted people to dress up like Clark Kent and ride Superman so I registered. After reading it again I realized it was only for people named Clark or Kent, then they sent me a E-mail confirming I was too stupid to notice that. :)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:32 AM
Yes, RG, but in the "Behind The Laughter" episode the narrator (the guy from the Behind The Music" series) says something along the lines of - "...this rural Kentucky family...".

It's not a play on words or a "nudge nudge" type gag. It's simply stated that they live in Kentucky. I remember it causing a ton of uproar among the diehards. Of course many found ways to debunk it as nonsense, but it was said.

Have they played off the mystery location in any episodes since that one? (last episode of season 11) I'd think they probably have, but...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:55 AM
At least it's not a train full of guys named Fabio. Think of the poor geese!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 1:40 PM
And while your'e there be sure to stop buy the WB's booth, their looking for a new Superman and you may just be the next one to wear the tights in their next movie (no star wants to) ;) ;) ;)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:28 PM
I think the Simpsons are supposed to be in Kentucky. The name of Frankfort (the capital for those unfamiliar with it) airport is "Capital City". Some connection, or just an over-active imagination?
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 4:34 PM
Simpson State Teases I know:

Superintendant Chalmers: "Yes, it's no wonder that this school was once rated the worst in Missouri." Lisa and Principal Skinner give Chalmers a funny look. "-Which is why it was torn down and moved here, brick by brick."

"-Evergreen Terrace, Springfield, Oh, Hi, Maude!"

"This small, Missouri(?)/Kentucky family."

Lisa's South American Pen Pal (whoe name is also somewhat abiguous): "I wanted to write and tell you, but I didn't know what state you lived in." Lisa: "Well, yes, there's been some questions about that. But if you follow the clues, you can figure it out."

Perhaps that map showing what tates refuse to let the Simpsons in has a clue?

One other small note: Springfield is usually shown as being on an ocean. It's not the Atlantic, for two reasons: One, Jebediah Springfield, a revoloutionary war "hero," moved away from what was then civilization, which would exclude all of the Atlantic coast as a site for Springfield. Also, in the episode where Homer eats the insanity pepper, we find that the town slopes West, and therfore Homer would head that way. He ends up at the shore.

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I hear America screaming...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:31 PM
mmmmmmmm, insanity peppers..........:):):)
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Wednesday, March 19, 2003 5:37 AM
Sunrise...sunset...sunrise...sunset.....sunrise/sunset/sunrise/sunset!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2003 11:11 AM
Could it be they chose Springfield because there is a Springfield in every state?

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