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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Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Grampa Simpson / Hiram Simpson / Patrolman #1 / Krusty (voice)
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Marge Simpson / Mabel Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson / Eliza Simpson (voice)
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Patrolman #2 / Abraham Lincoln (voice)
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Wren T. Brown ...
Virgil (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Milford Van Houten / Martha's Girlfriend (voice)
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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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Grandpa Abe Simpson mentions Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, for passing secret information about the US atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. See more »

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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 »

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Lisa Simpson: I can't believe the Simpsons were descended from slave owners.
Homer Simpson: Me neither. For once, a Simpson in management.
Marge Simpson: Homer!
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Great Episode with More Simpsons Family History Revealed,
7 May 2010 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Color Yellow is a brlliant Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of very funny scenes.I liked seeing this episode develop the Simpsons family history even more,it touched on a period of the past that I never thought they would show and I really liked that,as we see more old fashioned versions of the family.I really liked the characters of both Eliza Simpson and Virgil,they were both very likable and,although I doubt it will happen,I would like to see another episode show us their future.The episode also had a pretty unexpected twist that I thought was clever and really appreciated it.The Color Yellow is a very enjoyable Simpsons episode.

While searching for an interesting part of her family's history for a school project,Lisa discovers the diary of Eliza Simpson,who helps a slave named Virgil escape to freedom.

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