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
Eliza Simpson's diary says that she attended a grand ball on April 14, 1860. At the ball, an orchestra is playing An der schönen blauen Donau (the Blue Danube Waltz), by Johann Strauss II, which wasn't written until 1866. See more
I don't like this new Viennese fad called the waltz. One-two-three, one-two-three... where's the four? There's always a four on music.
I'll talk to the conductor to see if he can change the time signature.
See that you do.
Spoofs The Wizard of Oz
An der schönen Blauen Donau
(The Blue Danube)
Music by Johann Strauß See more