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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Did You Know?
As a joke, the "Krusty" Klown in 1860 says "Why do I always ask for a nickel? That's like $20 in 2010 money!" In actuality, an 1860 nickel would only be worth about 90 cents in 2010. 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
But why would you keep it a secret from us all these years?
Well, how can I explain this to a young person? People of my generation were, you know...
References Toy Story
An der schönen Blauen Donau
(The Blue Danube)
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