At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Princess pal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.
Did You Know?
The major revelations of this episode - that Principal Skinner is in fact an impostor named Armin Tamzarian - were quite controversial to fans of the show. Due to Tamzarian being granted Seymour Skinner's "past, present and mother," and the real Skinner being literally sent out of town on a rail, these twists were only referenced twice more on the show, on The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter
(2000), where this episode was used as an example of "increasingly gimmicky and nonsensical plots." As well as in (annoyed grunt)-bots season 15 ep 9, to shut Skinner down (by Lisa calling him "Tamzarian") when he began to complain about naming a new cat Snowball II. See more
Skinner/Tamzarian doesn't know who Ned Flanders is, despite the fact that Skinner/Tamzarian once conspired with Bart and Homer to get Flanders fired from being a principal. See more
[to Lisa, who doesn't mind working on a school project with Ralph Wiggum
It's your funeral.
Music by Henry Vars
[Sung as "They Call Him Skinner"] See more