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?
In the interview clip with old Eliza Simpson you can see a picture on the wall depicting Eliza's wedding with Milford Van Houten. This means the Simpsons and the Van Houtens have Mabel Simpsons has common ancestor, making Lisa and Milhouse distant relatives. We all know Milhouse wants to marry Lisa. See more
In 1860 Canada was still a British colony. It didn't become an independent country until 1867. And the Canadian maple leaf flag wasn't adopted until 1965. 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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