Is It St. Swithin’s Day Already?

The history behind a minute Simpsons reference

Fox Studios, The Simpsons

“Kippers for breakfast, Helga? Is it St. Swithin’s Day already?”

Though I first saw The Simpsons episode “Bart of Darkness” when I was 9, Bart’s cockney accented request has stayed with me for the past 27 years. It’s one of many Simpsons references that went over my head as a kid and now, I’m going back to find the real story behind…