Whilst researching for her family tree Lisa uncovers the 1860 diary of little Eliza Simpson,who helped Colonel Burns' slave Virgil escape to Canada but the diary ends abruptly and at the school project Milhouse informs her that Eliza in fact helped put Burns on Virgil's trail. Fortunately Grampa knows the true ending to the story,which accounts for why the Simpsons have Negro blood in them. Written by
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Footnote in Mabel Simpson's cookbook: "After the patrollers left, the circus clown made the following comment, which suggests an unusual aptitude for predicting twenty-first century currency values: 'Why do I always ask for a nickel? That's like twenty bucks in 2010 money.' It may have been intended as humorous, although my daughter didn't mention anyone laughing. This clown seemed to say many things that were humorous to him, but not to those around him, nor to me. But since my daughter repeated them all, I thought I would record them here. Enjoy them, people of the future!" See more
Actually a prochronism, Lisa's ancestor is shown living in a log cabin in mid-1800s Canada, but the Canadian flag shown outside is the red and white maple leaf design which wasn't invented until 1964 and didn't become official until 1965, a time difference of over 100 years. See more
[after blowing up a tree stump
Wait, here comes the mykia.
What's a mykia?
[the stump falls on Skinner's car
References Sesame Street
Music by Calixa Lavallée
Lyrics by Adolphe-Basile Routhier See more