On the latest episode of "The Simpsons," Lisa digs into the roots of the most American of fictional TV families – ignoring warnings that she's headed down a yellow-hued road to disappointment.
“I won’t give up,” she declares. “I have to know that somewhere in the muck and mire… that this family had a noble spark.”
As Lisa Simpson knows, not every story reflects well on generations past. We're not all descended from royalty. In Sunday’s episode, Lisa ultimately discovers that the family tree includes an escaped enslaved African who was a pioneer doughnut maker (and shares Homer’s hairline).
The yellow-tinted, dysfunctional crew, it turns out, is 1/64th black.
“So that’s why I’m so cool,” Bart notes.