The Simpsons

Season 4 Episode 17

Last Exit to Springfield

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 1993 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Burns: It was the best of times, it was the BLURST is times?!?
      In 1909, statistician Émile Borel showed that an infinite number of monkeys hitting typewriter keys at random would produce entire works of actual literature. Mr. Burns is trying to do the same job with only 1000 monkeys, which "explains" the butchery of "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"-- the first line of Charles Dickens' masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities.