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    Zoning Violations and the Simpsons

    This may have been discussed on Cyburbia before... but here goes.
    I just got back from our weekly staff meeting where we talked about someone had a popular haunted house in their backyard and was charging admission. Well, this caused a backlog of traffic and some problems with the zoning regs.
    This reminded me of the Simpson's episode with Stampy the Elephant. Bart won a full grown elephant through a radio station and brought it home into the backyard. Homer eventually decided to charge admission to see Stampy and such.
    This would not be allowed here.

    I also think that the addition the Simpsons put on their house on the episode when Lisa was marrying the English guy would violate design standards and setbacks.

    Anyone else have any zoning violations they have seen on the Simpsons? I'm not trying to be a nit picky nerd like Comic Book Guy, but just trying to have some fun on a monday.
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    Well, if they just call it a "Hell House" they could claim freedom of religion and get away with it.

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/hallo_he.htm

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    The Simpsons Archive's episode guide at: http://www.snpp.com/episodeguide.html
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    The Simpsons Archive's episode guide at: http://www.snpp.com/episodeguide.html
    Lets see.. Homer opened a bar in his garage, moved Moe's into his Kitchen, distilled whiskey in his basement, etc.etc. etc.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Quote Originally posted by boiker
    Lets see.. Homer opened a bar in his garage, moved Moe's into his Kitchen, distilled whiskey in his basement, etc.etc. etc.
    ran a chiropractic practice out of his garage with his garbage can....

    and i doubt they pulled a permit for the tree house in the back yard

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    Or the tennis court

    and there was an above ground pool at one time
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    ...having a BBQ grill on a chimney probably violates code, as does having a pony in the backyard (depending on what the square footage of the yard is). Parking a commercial vehicle (Mr. Plow) in the driveway is a definite violation, too. And I doubt they got permits for the electronic Peirce Brosnan house, or that hole into the 3rd dimension behind the bookcase.
    I don't dream. I plan.

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    Don't forget the lack of permits for that cellular facility they had in Lisa's room.

    Edit: Or the time Homer charged residents to view the 'angel' of Springfield, which was propped up in his garage.

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