Whilst researching a history project,Lisa discovers that Jebediah Springfield,the town's founder,was actually a pirate who stole public funds to make a silver tongue for himself. Her findings are not popular with the township and so she asks that Springfield's body be exhumed for proof. The tongue is nowhere to be found but museum curator Hollis Hurlbut admits to Lisa that he stole it. So as not to disillusion the town's people Lisa and Hollis agree to keep this secret so that Jebediah will always be fondly remembered. Written by
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Did You Know?
This episode introduced two new words to the English language, Embiggen and Cromulent. Embiggen was invented by Dan Greaney
and Cromulent was invented by David X. Cohen
. Since this episode aired, both have entered the English language as valid words: Embiggen is used in string theory, and Cromulent has entered actual dictionaries. See more
Congratulations Ned, you are our new town crier. May your shrill, nasal voice ring throughout our streets and brains.
Thankily-dank, Mayor, I shan't disappoint. Har ye, har ye. I declare myself pinkled tink about Springfield's Bicen-cidilly-ti-ten-toodly-rin-tin-tennial Day.
You suck-diddily-uck, Flanders. Gimme that.
[Grabs the bell from him
Hear ye. Hear ye. Ye olde town crier proclaimed crappy by all. Chooseth Homer Simpson, and he shalt rock thy world.
Good God, he is fabulous.
References The Shining
The Ballad of Jebediah Springfield
Written by Jeff Martin
Performed by Rick Logan
, Tommy Morgan
, and Dick Wells See more