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?
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
Milhouse's ancestor wrote in his diary that he was sitting under a "sarsaparilla tree". Sarsaparilla is actually a climbing vine. See more
[to Lisa when she looks sad
Don't cry, meat pie!
Spoofs The Wizard of Oz
An der schönen Blauen Donau
(The Blue Danube)
Music by Johann Strauss See more