The Simpsons

Season 11 Episode 17

Bart to the Future

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2000 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Lisa: Lincoln didn't hide any gold in the White House.
      Homer: Then what is his ghost protecting?

      Guests in the White House have actually reported seeing Abraham Lincoln's ghost, although the poet Vachel Lindsay wrote that his ghost walked at midnight in his hometown of Springfield Illinois. This famous ghost covers a lot of ground. Apparently, Lincoln also had at least one supernatural experience while he was alive. He dreamed about his own assassination shortly before it happened. Of course, skeptics say that Lincoln had received several death threats during his presidency and therefore it was natural that he would dream about being killed.