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More Sad PR
In case you think that Dartmouth’s ongoing PR nightmare is the fault of Andrew Lohse, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. Here’s one more item, drawn from the eleventh season of The Simpsons, episode 14: Alone Again, Natura-diddily, first aired on February 13, 2000. The country and western song therein makes a reference that I expect escaped most C&W fans:
The screen lyric is wrong. The singer clearly states the name of the College on the Hill.
Addendum: A Simpsons-loving alumnus writes in:
As a long-time reader of Dartblog, I’m happy to say the day has finally come when my love of Dartmouth and The Simpsons have finally come to a meeting point.
Season 11 of The Simpsons really had it in for the College - in addition to the recent song lyrics you put up, another Dartmouth gag came just two episodes later in “Pygmoelian.” At a bartending competition put on by Duff beer, Duffman introduces one of the events like this:
“Okay, our first event qualifies for course credit at Dartmouth College - Trick Pouring!”
No video evidence has turned up yet, but I remember it distinctly and have found the script online to match.
Thanks for all that you do, and here’s to frivolity.
Addendum: A third reference to the College on the Simpsons has arisen: in the episode “Home Away from Homer,” fictional Dartmouth Professor Stefan Whitmore, a banjologist, notes “the dying art of Peruvian banjo music on the Public Radio show Verbal Tea.”
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…