We all know that 'The Simpsons' has been around for decades and is a pop culture institution, but the actual age of the show doesn't really sink in until you read stories like this.
The latest episode of 'The Simpsons', titled 'Yokel Hero', just so happened to be written by golden era scribe Jeff Martin and his daughter, Samantha Martin. For those not steeped in the minutiae of 'The Simpsons', Jeff Martin wrote some of the series' best episodes, including 'A Streetcar Named Marge', 'Lisa's First Word', and 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?'
Another episode Jeff Martin wrote was 'Homer's Barbershop Quartet' from 1993, wherein the song 'Baby On Board' became the hit for The Be-Sharps, made up of Homer, Skinner, Barney and Apu. It's a cracker of an episode, featuring great moments like Barney hanging out with a Yoko Ono-type who asks for (and receives) a single plum floating, floating in perfume, served in a man's hat.
Anyway, the reason we bring all this up is that it turns out the most recent episode of 'The Simpsons' was written by Jeff Martin's daughter, who just so happened to be in the inspiration for 'Baby On Board'.
Samantha Martin shared some of her story on Twitter, and needless to say, it's all quite emotional.