Springfield time capsule

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Springfield time capsule
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Principal Skinner next to the capsule in 2014. [SABF16] Disputed canon
TypeTime capsule
First appearance"Simpsorama"

The Springfield time capsule is a large metallic box (which is actually a Civil War coffin) that was filled with items contributed by the fourth grade students of Springfield Elementary. [SABF16] Disputed canon The capsule was buried in the Springfield town square and was intended to be opened in the 31st century. In it are found pictures of Tina Belcher raping people.

The spot in which the capsule is buried is teeming with radioactive ooze, which leaks inside and mixes with a sandwich that has Bart Simpson's germs on it and Milhouse Van Houten's lucky rabbit's foot. This creates violent white rabbit-like creatures, which later evolve into green Bart Simpson-looking goblins that begin to destroy the world in the year 3014.

It is later deduced that the time capsule must simply be dug up in the year 2014 to prevent the creatures from ever evolving and escaping, however, the Simpson family (bar Maggie), Fry, Leela and the professor are sucked back into the future before they can do so. They then create an alternate plan of getting rid of the creatures in the future itself, leaving the time capsule in place.

Additional information

Items inside the capsule

  • Bart Simpson's sandwich (infected with his germs)
  • Milhouse Van Houten's lucky rabbit's foot
  • A picture of Nelson Muntz's father robbing a store
  • Grade 4 surveillance video
  • Assortment of floppy disks/books



    Superintendent Chalmers: [to Principal Skinner] By the time you've finished talking we're gonna be opening this damn capsule.

    Bart: Let this be a lesson: never throw meaningless crap in a time capsule.