|290 Clifton Avenue, Skyline Chili. |
Social media has been percolating with screenshots after creators of the longest running scripted show in TV-history "Simpsonized" some local iconic places in Sunday's broadcast of The Simpsons.
But some social media commenters were wondering which Skyline Chili location was used as inspiration from the fade out shot on the show.
Creators confirmed it was the Clifton Avenue location, found at 290 Ludlow Avenue in Cincinnati. The depiction is detailed, as you can see above.
The show (season 32, episode 8) follows unlikely duo Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers on their "800-mile" voyage to the Queen City for an administrator's convention where Chalmers plans to deliver a keynote.
The episode features some iconic Queen City spots including the Roebling Bridge, Duke Energy Convention Center and, of course, the Clifton Skyline.
There was even a flying pig wearing a Reds uniform — holding a sign which read, "Welcome to Cincinnati: Birthplace of Pete Rose's Gambling Problem."
Apparently, while doing research for the episode, The Simpson's crew scored some "sweet mail-order Skyline Chili," and when the pandemic hit, Executive Producer Matt Selman happily took it home to ride out "the end of times."
In a more subtle ode to Cincinnati, Selman said "WKRP in Cincinnati" was referenced twice in the episode, in the opening and closing credits.
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