The Simpsons go to the Springfield Public Library (Updated)
I recorded tonight's Simpsons and haven't watched yet but I caught the first minute or so: Marge, Bart, Lisa and Milhouse head into the Springfield PL and discover all the books are gone. The aging, bun-headed Librarian says they are a "multi-media learning center now!" All Lisa finds are videotapes of "Everybody Poops." Looks like some wry commentary on the mythical state that Springfield is located in and their funding for libraries...
Update: Am I an old stick-in-the-proverbial-mud or did that episode have kind of an strange slant toward libraries? The man using the sports biography of Santo for toilet paper was odd... Maybe it was to show how books have fallen out of favor (they haven't) or a very very sly, sarcastic commentary on how the public and government should CARE about libraries. I know, I'm over-thinking!
Posted: Sun - February 8, 2004 at 09:14 PM