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Before Balloon Boy, There Was Bart Simpson

Oct 19, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Now that the truth is emerging about Falcon Heene’s faux balloon escapade, Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rosenthal points out that we’ve all seen this kind of hoax before — on "The Simpsons."

In "The Simpsons" episode, Bart Simpson dropped a walkie-talkie into a well and the entire town of Springfield thought he was down there and doomed to die. And before "The Simpsons," there was "Curious George," Rosenthal points out.

— Allison J. Waldman 

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