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Trivia / The Simpsons S7 E17 "Homer the Smithers"

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  • Unintentional Period Piece: Marge mentions that Homer doesn't usually wake up until 6 a.m., when The Little Rascals is on. Before the mid-1990s, stations not affiliated with any of the three networks (as well as several cable channels) would dedicate their morning schedules to broadcast old short subjects and cartoons. However, by the time this episode aired in 1996, "classic" blocks were being phased out, being replaced by news/talk programming on UHF stations or more recent shows on cable.

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