Whilst researching a history project,Lisa discovers that Jebediah Springfield,the town's founder,was actually a pirate who stole public funds to make a silver tongue for himself. Her findings are not popular with the township and so she asks that Springfield's body be exhumed for proof. The tongue is nowhere to be found but museum curator Hollis Hurlbut admits to Lisa that he stole it. So as not to disillusion the town's people Lisa and Hollis agree to keep this secret so that Jebediah will always be fondly remembered.
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Did You Know?
The name of the character Hollis Hurlbut, voiced by Donald Sutherland
, is a compound of the names of two freshman dorms at Harvard University: Hollis Hall and Hurlbut Hall. Writer Jonathan Collier
attended Harvard, as did his brother and father. See more
I hope you know you're sponsoring a celebration for a murderous pirate.
Long John Silver's Representative
A pirate? Well, that's hardly the image we want for Long John Silver's!
References The Day of the Locust
Gwine to Rune All Night
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Hank Azaria See more