Hi SciFi Skyfingers!Act 1 of the Sci-Fi event ends in a few days, so it’s time for the origins of Sgt Skinner!
Sgt Skinner Made his first and only appearance in the Episode The Principal and the Pauper.
The Episode begins with the Town at the School to celebrate Principal Skinner’s 20th anniversary of being the Principal of the School. The Festivities are ended by an Army Sargent coming to the school. It is revealed that he is “The Real Seymour Skinner”. *Facepalm*
It is revealed that The Skinner that we know and love is actually an imposter by the name of Armin Tamzarian. Skinner- I mean Armin, leaves town, and Sgt. Skinner replaces him as principal of the school. Things are all well and good, until the Town gets sick of The New Skinner, and wants the real Skinner Back.
The Kids, then later the town, discover that he’s been living in a unsafe and grimey city. The Town tells him that they want him to come back, and so Skinner comes Back. The Town ties up Sgt Skinner and puts him on a train, and the Judge says that no one can mention Sgt. Skinner or Armin Tamzarian, under penalty of torture.
My Opinion on the Origin Episode:
Does Maggie have a Full Diaper, or does this Episode Stink! I’m going to have to go with option B. This episode had a pointless and lazy premise, Sgt Skinner was so boring and not interesting at all as a character. It honestly seems like the writers wanted to tick off the critics on purpose!
-Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, the authors of I Can’t Believe It’s a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, have praised the episode, calling it “one of the series’ all-time best episodes, mainly because it shows us a human side, not just of Principal Skinner, but of his hectorish Mom as well.” They add that “Martin Sheen steals the show in a brief but important slice of Simpsons history.” Robobot Fact Opinion: While the Episode does show us a bit of a human side, the Episode “Boy Meets Curl” Humanizes Skinner’s Mom much better, and makes this episode non-canon by showing Baby Skinner in the Womb
-Critics say that this episode started the Decline of the Simpsons
-This episode was written by Ken Keeler, and was the last episode written by him
-Even Matt Groening hates this episode! !
So that’s the origin of Sargent Skinner. Do you have him yet? What’s your opinion on the episode? Liked the Fun Facts? Comment Below! !! !
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