After holding a surprise tribute to Principal Skinner, the town of Springfield is shocked to find out that Seymour Skinner is actually an impostor.
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 when he began to complain about naming a new cat Snowball II. See more
At the beginning, Skinner plays a tuning fork, but he should have place the handle onto a resonating surface to hear a sound. See more
Hello Edna, I know we were planning on seeing a movie tonight, but, instead I'm leaving town forever.
References The Prince and the Pauper
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Philip Sousa See more