November 10, 2006

A Simpsons moment

The "Treehouse VIII" episode (1997) of The Simpsons tells the alleged origin of Halloween. It ends with Lisa dressed as an Indian maiden and everyone else dressed as their Puritan forefathers. Because she makes a smart comment, Homer calls her a witch and everyone chases after her. I wonder if this is an "innocent" scene or a subtle comment on colonial Anglo-Indian relations.

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