In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?
“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know” ~ President Harry S. Truman
Words to live by and something historians like me often quote to describe our passion for the past. I guess it’s sort of funny that I’m sort of a Simpsons historian here on the site although my writings here are much less scholastic and hopefully entertaining. Lately, life in the Wookieeverse has been crazy over the last month or so and Alissa the Amazing has been so understanding as I sorted out my life. Not all fixed but I did find some time to write a few posts.
Looking back at all my origin stuff, there’s quite a bit to catch up on and this is another post in that effort to get you some info from where all the stuff in our game comes from. The Time Travel Toaster Event was a ton of fun for this fuzzball and imagine my delight when one of the premiums directly related to be college studies. Woohoo for new things in TSTO that seem made just for me! As usual, new additions mean it’s time for me to stop eating cheetos in my recliner while working on my weekly podcast and get to writing about the origins for it all. For this round of origins,we’ll be taking a look at the Springfield Historical Society and Hollis Hurlbut, offered during the TTT event for 150 donuts.
“Lisa the Iconoclast” (S7:E16)
I actually wrote a bunch about this episode when I did the WDTCF for Jebediah Springfield but it’s never a bad thing to revisit an episode of the Best. Show. Ever., especially the really good ones. Yes I reused pics but sometimes you do something good enough the first time and it works to rock it again. It’s the 200th birthday of Springfield’s founder and the town is ready to celebrate. In school, Lisa is assigned an essay about Jeb and heads to the Springfield Historical Society for research. Hollis Hurlbut is the curator and apparently most of the history worth preserving in Springfield has to do with Jebediah.
Lisa’s research brings light to a lot of things about vicious pirate Hans Sprungfeld. Rather than discovering a patriot who avoided tolls by crossing rivers, wrestled a buffalo, and was “easily the equal of William Dawes or even Samuel Otis,” she finds a man dying of infectious diptheria who once tried to kill George Washington.
Lisa’s discoveries get her banned from the historical society for three months. I dig the velvet rope being seen in this episode too. Hurlbut is prepared to defend false history but how far is he willing to go to do so? Will fake news ruin Springfield? Will the truth ever be known? Is there really such a thing as Jebiditis?
Just like the Jebediah post which has much more info about the episode, this Wookiee is going to leave you in suspense but the end of the episode is satisfying and is actually a great Lisa Simpson moment. I often find myself unwilling to spoil the episodes I really hold dear. I think this one tickles me so much because I’m a history major. Heck, I had a professor reference it once. Long and short is this episode is full of funny and a delight to rewatch. What do you think of Hollis and the new building? Do you like this episode as much as me? Did you part with your sprinklies to add this to your town? Dig history? Sound off in the comments and happy tapping friends.
TTFN… Wookiee out!