When a donkey rips Bart's shorts off whilst he is standing in front of a screen exhibiting the American flag, he is erroneously taken to be mooning it and he and the family declared to be unpatriotic and, with them, by definition, Springfield. Quimby changes the town's name to Libertyville but the family is still sent to the Ronald Reagan Rehabilitation Center on Alcatraz. They escape and end up in France, which they quite like but decide to 'emigrate' to the New World and start over.
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In addition to giving all of his eight children, patriotic American names, Apu also mentions that he has changed his family name from Nahasapeemapetilon to McGillicuddy. That was the maiden name of the character Lucille Ball played in "I Love Lucy," surely the most all-American sitcom of all time. It is obviously why Apu could not have used Lucy's married name, since it was Ricardo, which was no more "American" than Nahasapeemapetilon. See more
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