The Simpsons: Season 21, Episode 13

The Color Yellow (21 Feb. 2010)

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While searching for an admirable ancestor for a class project, Lisa discovers the story of a relative named Eliza Simpson, who may or may not have helped a slave escape to freedom.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Grampa Simpson / Hiram Simpson / Patrolman #1 / Krusty (voice)
Marge Simpson / Mabel Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson / Eliza Simpson (voice)
Patrolman #2 / Abraham Lincoln (voice)
Wren T. Brown ...
Virgil (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Milford Van Houten / Martha's Girlfriend (voice)
Martha the Librarian (voice)
Miss Hoover (voice)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Interviewer (voice)


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 don @ minifie-1

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escape | diary | slave | canada | family tree | See more »


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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 »


Milhouse's ancestor wrote in his diary that he was sitting under a "sarsaparilla tree". Sarsaparilla is actually a climbing vine. See more »


Lisa Simpson: [Researching her family tree] No, this can't be right! They're all horrible!
Homer Simpson: Yeah, the Simpson family is a long line of horse thieves, deadbeats, horse beats, dead thieves, and even a few alcoholics.
Lisa Simpson: There must have been a few good ancestors. Grandpa, don't you know any?
Abraham Simpson: Not a one! Maybe the nicest was Abigail Simpson, who you know as the Pittsburgh Poisoner.
Homer Simpson: If I were you, I wouldn't dig into the past. I lived in some of that past, and I got out for a reason.
Lisa Simpson: I won't give up! I have to know ...
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References The Color Purple (1985) See more »


An der schönen Blauen Donau
(The Blue Danube)
Music by Johann Strauß
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A historic episode with more of the Simpsons family history.
7 May 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The color yellow is a great Simpsons episode,and it has more stuff shown of the Simpsons family history,it starts off with MRS Hoever having no idea for what the students of the fourth grade to learn about this week and she looks outside and sees Groundskeeper Willie stuck on the bottom of a tree,so MRS Hoever then decides to make the class do a family tree,and Lisa looks forward to learning more about her family until she sees pictures of the Simpsons in around the 1800s and finds that half her family were criminals,she then goes up to the attic and discovers a diary of a girl called Elisa Simpson and finds out that see tried to save a black man called Virgil (voiced by Wren T. Brown) from slavery,the color yellow is a great Simpsons episode and I liked how it showed more of the Simpsons family history.

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