Why didn't they change the name to Metropolis?
They probably worry people might think its a new show, so it stays "Smallville". Someone else probably has a better way of explaining it
Clark's nickname -from Lois- is "Smallville."
The show is about Clark.
The teaser scene with Clark changing in the phone-booth and rushing to save the bus was awesome, BTW. I had a geek-gasm.