The Simpsons: Season 17, Episode 21

The Monkey Suit (14 May 2006)

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After seeing a museum exhibit on evolution, in which creation is labeled a myth, an outraged Ned Flanders teams with Reverend Lovejoy to blackmail Principal Skinner into requiring ... See full summary »

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After seeing a museum exhibit on evolution, in which creation is labeled a myth, an outraged Ned Flanders teams with Reverend Lovejoy to blackmail Principal Skinner into requiring creationism to be taught in classrooms, eventually at the expense of any mention of evolution. Lisa becomes outraged herself, and forms a student organization to teach evolution, leading to a creationism vs. evolution trail, a la Inherit the Wind. Written by Tfilm78

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The opening sequence, where Bart goes through a checklist of things to do before summer vacation ends, was originally created for the season 14 episode "I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can", but was cut for time. As "The Monkey Suit" was running short, that sequence was added at the beginning to fill time. See more »

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When Lisa opens "On the Origin of Species" to read to her fellow students, she starts "Chapter 1" but the pages are clearly open in the middle of the book. See more »

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Ned Flanders: We want you to teach alternative theories to Darwinian evolution
Principal Skinner: You mean Lamarckian evolution?
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References Grease (1978) See more »

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