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    1944/45 Studebaker on The Simpsons

    Last night's episode of The Simpsons featured a dream sequence in which the family was back in the 40's. I took a picture of the TV with my camera as it showed this calendar:



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    Isn't that a '39?
    Darned cartoonist's

    (good catch!)

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    Of course with WWII still going on in December of 1944, Studebaker, and all other automobile manufacturers in the U.S. would not have been producing civilian vehicles. Maybe they should have put a Weasel, US6, or a B-17 on that calendar. They certainly used these in their advertising during the period.

    The Simpsons and Studebaker something weird here.......and thus talking about the future when automotive time was at a standstill.
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    I wouldn't try to read too much into this. The calendar spends only a second on the screen to establish the timeframe. The fact that the cartoonists put something recongnizable as a Studebaker is just gravy. I don't think one should believe there was mid-war Studebaker any more than one should believe that Marge killed Hitler and all this top brass while they watched a movie of Dumbo dropping bombs on London.

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    I didn't see the show last night, but that's twice for that series that the name Studebaker has come up. For most people it's just part of the background on the show, but I'd say that's more than twice the usual exposure that the name is usually mentioned or seen on a sitcom these days, historically accurate or not.

    (As a semi related addendum, I have a signed picture of Bart Simpson from Nancy Cartwright on my wall )
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    1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
    1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
    1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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    Watching 'The Simpsons' on Sunday night is one of the few remaining not-to-be-missed father/som activities with my hot-shot college Junior son. He's 20 and we've been watching The Simpsons (much to his mother's chagrin) since he was 5. Sometimes Mom walks in, takes a look, and rolls her eyes. Last night she happened in on the last 30 seconds. That one got the old gasp-and-raised eyebrows, while Rob and I chuckled like teenagers (definite R-rated moment!). He says showing a Studebaker is a sure sign that The Simpsons has finally "jumped the shark".

    Smart-aleck college kids anyway.
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