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Simpsons - Ringo Star - Mindreader
In the episode where Marge paints a portrait of Mr Burns, she sends a painting and letter to Ringo Starr. However when he replies, how does he know what house to send it to? (We see them move house in 'Lisa's first word}
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jimbob on 01-05-2000
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---==David K==--- writes:
Katherine, what they are saying is that Marge painted the portrait when she was a teenager, that was way before she and Homer were married, so she still lived at home with her mother and two sister. So the letter should have went to Marge's OLD house.
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Gasgano writes:
What I meant to say was that, well it's a cartoon series. The one rule of cartoon series is that everything, no matter how many episodes contradict it, will stay the same. Homer will always hate Flanders, and all mail to a member of the family, no matter where they've lived, will go to their current house without any question.
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Sephiroth writes:
There are two things to keep in mind for this. The first is that, as already mentioned repeatedly, it is not a difficult thing to forward mail. In fact, you can do that very easily at the Post Office... Secondly, in case anyone has forgotten, Marge has had more communication with Ringo than one simple letter. In later episodes (the one where Marge goes crazy) she emphasizes to the board that Ringo reciprocated. It is likely that she would have written more than one letter to Ringo.
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jmarty2 writes:
You're all starting to sound like the comic book guy......... "worst episode EVER!" LOL
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Vertex writes:
Maybe the people in Marge's old house forwarded it to her. If I moved houses, I'd leave a forwarding address.
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Ruddogs writes:
THEY DON'T CARE. Remember the episode where Homer becomes the Garbage minister or something like that, they moved the whole TOWN!!!! And it's a hilarious non serious show, so who cares?
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Nathan writes:
Did everyone miss the fact that the envelope said: Marge Bouvier Springfield Not much of an address, right? I think everyone just has a general delivery address in Springfield.
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Christine writes:
I'm sorry, but I just have to say this: Ringo's last name is spelled STARR, not STAR.
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SimpsonsFanatic writes:
Hey have any of you ever heard of a FORWARDING ADDRESS? The letter would get to their new address fine, besides its just a TV show.
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Shawn writes:
Did it ever occur to anyone that the return address was Marge's mother's house?
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Nala writes:
I agree with SimpsonsFanatic. If you send something to where a person used to live, it just gets sent to where they live presently.
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PokeyMon writes:
Or maybe it's just The Simpsons, and they did that on purpose (like they usually do)
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Minstrel writes:
Isn't Mrs. Bouvier in a seniors' home, similar to Abe Simpson? I don't believe she lives at home anymore. Remember the episode where Abe and Mrs. B were dating, and Abe picked up some other tall-haired old lady from a home?
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Gary Lynch writes:
Didn't the poster read the conditions? The rules of this site are that any inconsistency between episodes or sequels doesn't count as a 'slip-up'!! It's already been established in many entries in this site that the Simpsons makes little or no effort to have a clean timeline between episodes. If it's funny, it's in. Long may it continue.
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JJ writes:
Hehe, this is pretty cool. I would have never noticed
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Jetboy writes:
they are all right lots of episodes are unconnected, does anyone remember the lord of the flies type episode where all the kids are stranded on the island - the closing lines are something like "and the kids where rescued by ohh lets say, Moe"
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technOcolor writes:
First I'd like to say that of course Marge had to get the letter from Ringo because it inspired to keep trying to pain the portrait of Mr Burns. So they didn't care if it didnt match up with her old life and all that. And yes episodes usually dont connect a whole lot because in the end it's all like how it was at the start of the episode. Actually they mention that once (i'm not going to expalin when) Aanndd...... Ringo's real name is Richard Starkey! (a note to Jesyka)
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Sara Jo writes:
I think this is a very good slipup. Even with forwarding addresses, the post office refuses to deliver mail to the new address after a couple years, and Marge's address changed at least eight years prior to Ringo's response letter. Kudos.
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Gasgano writes:
Do not try to connect episodes like that. T.V. show executives like Matt Groening do not care about things like connecting episodes.
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Andrew writes:
If you really want to get technical, Ringo Starr's real name is Richard Starrky, so just let it go...
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JJ writes:
Yeah, Katherine, that's pretty much what it is. They even say that she sent the picture along with some questions when she was in art class in high school.
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Jesyka writes:
Yeah, just thought you all would like to know that's not Ringo's real name, and in Japanese, Ringo means apple.
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Sheep writes:
They don't care about connecting episodes? So, they wouldn't care if say, The Simpsons suddenly moved to Antarctica for an episode without a reason, or say, the street outside the house is mysteriously replaced with a ton of carpet cleaning solution. The whole point of a series is that the episodes refer to each other, otherwise it's just a load of one-off half hour cartoons.
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