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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This episode introduced two new words to the English language, Embiggen and Cromulent. Embiggen was invented by Dan Greaney
and Cromulent was invented by David X. Cohen
. Since this episode aired, both have entered the English language as valid words: Embiggen is used in string theory, and Cromulent has entered actual dictionaries. See more
How about town crier? You'd be great at that.
You think so?
Well, yeah, dad, you're a big fat loud-mouth, and you can walk when you have to.
References The Day of the Locust
The Stars and Stripes Forever
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