That’s it, back to Winnipeg: ‘Simpsons’ give another nod to city in new episode

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were referenced in a recent episode of 'The Simpsons.'. screenshot

You may not be able to find Springfield, the home of the animated Simpson family, on a map, but the long-running cartoon’s writers certainly know where to find Winnipeg.

The acclaimed TV series referenced the city — in this case, its back-to-back champion CFL team — again in its latest episode Sunday night.

A Winnipeg Blue Bombers-branded bus makes an appearance in the episode of The Simpsons, as a group of American football players decide to try their luck up north in the CFL.

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The nod to the Grey Cup champs isn’t the first time Winnipeg has been referenced on the popular animated show.

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In the 1996 episode Bart on the Road, a scene featuring a disgruntled parent yelling, “That’s it, back to Winnipeg” is perhaps the best-known Winnipeg reference — but Simpsons characters actually visited Manitoba in 2005’s Midnight Rx.

The Simpsons visited Winnipeg in 2005. Simpsonswiki

The city has also been referenced frequently in films and TV series, from a nod in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps to episodes of Cheers, The Sopranos and The Office.



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