Simpsons Did It!: “Radio Bart”

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When I first saw this particular episode, I thought the writers were riffing on Jessica McClure, who as a baby fell down a well and became a media sensation until her rescue.

Then years later I learned the real inspiration was a dark Billy Wilder comedy starring Kirk Douglas called Ace in the Hole.  That’s actually a pretty good movie, and a lesser-known film from Wilder.  But that’s not important right now.

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Simpsons Did It!: “When Flanders Failed”

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Why does Homer Simpson hate Ned Flanders so much?  The world may never know.

Why Homer would sometimes actually try to help Ned the world knows even less about.

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Simpsons Did It!: “Dead Putters Society”

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Why does Homer hate Ned Flanders so much?

The world may never know.

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