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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:

Simpsons Dartmouth.jpg

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.”


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