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*** He may have wanted at least one person to know the truth at some point in the future knowing they won't convince the entire town that worshipped him.

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*** He may have wanted at least one person to know the truth at some point in the future knowing they won't convince the entire town that worshipped him. Or that they'll be responsible for destroying the hopes and dreams of the town if they did believe them.

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*** He may have wanted at least one person to know the truth at some point in the future knowing they won't convince the entire town that worshipped him.


*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A pertinent question to this issue would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly, he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?

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*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter evil laughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A pertinent question to this issue would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly, he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?



* WhatAnIdiot: Mayor Quimby almost commits a major one. He intends to cover-up the truth about Jebediah Springfield by hiring a sniper to kill a little girl, in full view of the public, after she has spent days telling everyone around her that Jebediah Springfield is a pirate. [[EveryoneHasStandards Even in Springfield, it's unlikely that everyone would overlook the murder of an eight-year-old girl and not connect it her latest campaign for justice.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: Mayor Quimby almost commits a major one. He intends to cover-up the truth about Jebediah Springfield by hiring a sniper to kill a little girl, in full view of the public, after she has spent days telling everyone around her that Jebediah Springfield is a pirate. [[EveryoneHasStandards Even in Springfield, it's unlikely that everyone would overlook the murder of an eight-year-old girl and not connect it to her latest campaign for justice.]]


** Springfield may have been an atoner who wanted the truth known himself, seeing as the note is a DeathbedConfession that was never found.
*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A pertinent question to this issue would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?

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** Springfield may have been an atoner [[TheAtoner atoner]] who wanted the truth known himself, seeing as the note is a DeathbedConfession that was never found.
*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A pertinent question to this issue would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly Clearly, he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?



* WhatAnIdiot: Mayor Quimby almost commits a major one. He intends to cover-up the truth about Jebediah Springfield by hiring a sniper to kill a little girl, in full view of the public, after she has spent days telling everyone around her that Jebediah Springfield is a pirate. Even in Springfield, it's unlikely that everyone would overlook the murder of an eight-year-old girl and not connect it her latest campaign for justice.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Mayor Quimby almost commits a major one. He intends to cover-up the truth about Jebediah Springfield by hiring a sniper to kill a little girl, in full view of the public, after she has spent days telling everyone around her that Jebediah Springfield is a pirate. [[EveryoneHasStandards Even in Springfield, it's unlikely that everyone would overlook the murder of an eight-year-old girl and not connect it her latest campaign for justice.
justice.]]


*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A more glaring question would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?

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*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]] A more glaring pertinent question to this issue would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?



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* WhatAnIdiot: Mayor Quimby almost commits a major one. He intends to cover-up the truth about Jebediah Springfield by hiring a sniper to kill a little girl, in full view of the public, after she has spent days telling everyone around her that Jebediah Springfield is a pirate. Even in Springfield, it's unlikely that everyone would overlook the murder of an eight-year-old girl and not connect it her latest campaign for justice.


*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]]

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*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]]]] A more glaring question would be: Did Sprungfeld intend for anyone to see the confession? He had taken the pains to hide it in his pipe, but if he never wanted anyone to know, why hide it in one of his possessions instead of destroying it afterwards? Clearly he would not want anyone discovering it until after his death so he would not be tried and executed for his crimes, but was he hoping that the truth eventually would come out, for one reason or another?

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*** [[EvilGloating The EvilLaughter at the end might diminish the theory a bit.]]


* HilariousInHindsight: Not only was Springfield EVilAllAlong, his real name is [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]]]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: Not only was Springfield EVilAllAlong, EvilAllAlong, his real name is [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]]]].


* HilariousInHindsight: Not only was Springfield EVilAllAlong, his real name is [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: Not only was Springfield EVilAllAlong, his real name is [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]].
Hans]]]].



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* HilariousInHindsight: Not only was Springfield EVilAllAlong, his real name is [[spoiler: [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]].


* ThrowItIn: Donald Sutherland ad-libbed the line "you had arthritis?" in response to Lisa's joke that she was getting over her "Chester A. Arthuritis". The producers liked it so much that they kept it.

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* ThrowItIn: Donald Sutherland ad-libbed the line "you had arthritis?" in response to Lisa's joke that she was getting over her "Chester A. Arthuritis". The producers liked it so much that they kept it.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[https://youtu.be/OfbdudyKc4Y TheRealJims]] believes Hollis Hurlbut [[ReversePsychology actually]] ''[[ReversePsychology wanted]]'' [[ReversePsychology Lisa to learn the truth about Jebediah Springfield]], since [[HarmlessVillain Hurlbut's attempts at discouraging Lisa were weak at best]], even theorizing that Hurlbut himself wanted to share the truth years ago before deciding against it.
* * ThrowItIn: Donald Sutherland ad-libbed the line "you had arthritis?" in response to Lisa's joke that she was getting over her "Chester A. Arthuritis". The producers liked it so much that they kept it.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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[[https://youtu.be/OfbdudyKc4Y TheRealJims]] believes Hollis Hurlbut [[ReversePsychology actually]] ''[[ReversePsychology wanted]]'' [[ReversePsychology Lisa to learn the truth about Jebediah Springfield]], since [[HarmlessVillain Hurlbut's attempts at discouraging Lisa were weak at best]], even theorizing that Hurlbut himself wanted to share the truth years ago before deciding against it.
* ** Springfield may have been an atoner who wanted the truth known himself, seeing as the note is a DeathbedConfession that was never found.
* ThrowItIn: Donald Sutherland ad-libbed the line "you had arthritis?" in response to Lisa's joke that she was getting over her "Chester A. Arthuritis". The producers liked it so much that they kept it.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[https://youtu.be/OfbdudyKc4Y TheRealJims]] believes Hollis Hurlbut [[ReversePsychology actually]] ''[[ReversePsychology wanted]]'' [[ReversePsychology Lisa to learn the truth about Jebediah Springfield]], since [[HarmlessVillain Hurlbut's attempts at discouraging Lisa were weak at best]], even theorizing that Hurlbut himself wanted to share the truth years ago before deciding against it.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[https://youtu.be/OfbdudyKc4Y TheRealJims]] believes Hollis Hurlbut [[ReversePsychology actually]] ''[[ReversePsychology wanted]]'' [[ReversePsychology Lisa to learn the truth about Jebediah Springfield]], since [[HarmlessVillain Hurlbut's attempts at discouraging Lisa were weak at best]], even theorizing that Hurlbut himself wanted to share the truth years ago before deciding against it.
* * ThrowItIn: Donald Sutherland ad-libbed the line "you had arthritis?" in response to Lisa's joke that she was getting over her "Chester A. Arthuritis". The producers liked it so much that they kept
it.

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