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Why Did ‘The Simpsons’ Feature A Shoutout To Villanova In The Opening Sequence On Sunday?

As we know, Marge Simpson has a serious gambling problem ($pringfield: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling, Season 5, Ep. 10, 1993). And it’s back, apparently, as seen by this in Sunday’s opening sequence. There’s no other explanation for Bart’s plaintive cry for help at the classroom chalkboard.

And by the way, what school still has chalkboards?

Anyway, The Simpsons will be rooting for Villanova tonight when the Wildacts take on North Carolina for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament National Championship (9 p.m. ET, TBS. Live streaming: NCAA.