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This is the flag of the US state that Springfield, the setting of the animated show "The Simpsons" is in. One of the show's running gags is that you never know precisely what state Springfield is in - often characters will be about to say the name when, say, a passing train obscures their words.
In one episode, evil nuclear power plant owner Monty Burns runs for governor, and in one of his campaign commercials we see the state flag. This is it. Except for the motto in the bottom stripe, I'd actually prefer this design to many seal-on-a-monocolored-background designs.
Josh Fruhlinger, 24 October 1996
The flag of Springfield, MO could very well be a major inspiration for this flag, by the way.
Ole Andersen, 2 april 2004
In one episode, the Confederate imagery on the state flag (it looks like a Second Confederate Naval Jack sinking into the ocean) is declared to be a disgrace "especially as we're a Northern State." This sparks a state flag contest among the kids.
Nathan Lamm, 17 november 2002
The design looked like Arizona's flag with the CBF in place of the star. I guess Springfield is in southeren Arizona??
Al Kirsch, 17 november 2002
The episode in which this flag was seen involved Bart being sent Australia to apologise for a long distance phone bill--or he'll be given the boot! (The episode was a parody of the Michael Fay incident, in which an American was caned for a crime in Singapore.) It contains a Union Jack in the canton, a constellation, and a boot kicking a bare bottom. In the episode, it flew over the Australian Parliament.
Sean McKinniss, 2 april 2004