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Entry from October 05, 2017
Sweet Lady Gumbo (New Orleans nickname)

The American animated sitcom The Simpsons had an episode of spinoffs, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase,” season 8, episode 24, that first aired on May 11, 1997. The first show, Chief Wiggum P.I., was based on New Orleans:
“CHIEF WIGGUM: Ah, New Orleans. The Big Easy. Sweet Lady Gumbo. Old…Swampy.”
Gumbo was designated in 2004 as the official state cuisine of Louisiana. The nickname “Sweet Lady Gumbo” has only infrequently been used.
Other New Orleans nicknames include “America’s Most Interesting City,” “Baghdad-on-the-Bayou,” “Big Crescent,” “Big Easy,” “Big Greasy,” “Big Sleazy,” “Birthplace of Jazz,” “Chocolate City,” “Chopper City,” “City of a Million Dreams,” “City of Yes,” “City That Care Forgot,” “City That Forgot to Care,” “Convention City,” “Crawfish Town,” “Creole City,” “Crescent City,” “Erb City,” “Gateway of the Mississippi Valley,” “Gumbo City,” “Hollywood South,” “Jump City,” “Mardi Gras City,” “Metropolis of the South,” “N’Awlins,” “Necropolis of the South,” “Nerlins,” “No Orleans” (after Hurricane Katrina), “NOLA,” “Northernmost Banana Republic,” “Northernmost Caribbean City,” “Old Swampy.” “Paris of America,” “Queen City,” “Saint City,” “Silicon Bayou” and “Silicon Swamp.”
Wikipedia: New Orleans
New Orleans (/njuː ˈɔːrli.ənz, -ˈɔːrˈliːnz, -ˈɔːrlənz/, or /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃]) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.
Wikipedia: Gumbo
Gumbo is a stew popular in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and that state’s official state cuisine. It may have originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, possibly as a stew of the Choctaws served over corn grits. Gumbo consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and what Louisianians call the “Holy Trinity” of vegetables, namely celery, bell peppers, and onions. Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used, the okra, the filé powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves), or roux, the French base made of flour and fat. The dish likely derived its name from either a word from a Bantu language for okra (ki ngombo) or the Choctaw word for filé (kombo).
Wikipedia: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
“The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase” is the twenty-fourth episode of the eighth season of The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 11, 1997. The episode centers on fictional pilot episodes of non-existent television series derived from The Simpsons, and is a parody of the tendency of networks to spin off characters from a hit series. As such it includes references to many different TV series. The first fictional spin-off is Chief Wiggum P.I., a cop-drama featuring Chief Wiggum and Seymour Skinner.
“The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase”
Season 8 / Episode 24 (1:56)
Watch The Simpsons Season 8 Episode 24
(At 1:50.—ed.)
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Paul Nosov
Ah, New Orleans.  The Big Easy.  Sweet Lady Gumbo.  Old ... Swampy
—Chief Wiggum, settling into his new town, “The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase”
Clive Batkin & Joel McDermott - Sweet Lady Gumbo
Published on Mar 29, 2007
Clive Batkin & Joel McDermott (acoustic instrumental folk duo) playing their track ‘Sweet Lady Gumbo’ live at Maltings Arts Centre, St Albans, Herts, UK
August Jackson‏
Getting some laundry done and my things together to fly to New Orleans tomorrow.  The Big Easy Sweet Lady Gumbo!  Old Swampy!
10:14 PM - 10 Jan 2009
Ah, the Big Easy. Sweet Lady Gumbo. Old… Swampy. I miss you already.
1:22 PM - 4 Nov 2009
Joseph P. Larkin‏
Replying to @duckyouforever
@duckyouforever DO you live here in Sweet Lady Gumbo?
11:42 AM - 1 Jan 2012
Chris Ogden 🌻‏
Replying to @Ordnances
@Ordnances Ah, Norlins. The Big Easy. Sweet Lady Gumbo. Old… Swampy. Great place if you’ve never been. There are horses though.
9:28 AM - 26 Oct 2014
“Ah, New Orleans. The Big Easy! Sweet Lady Gumbo! Ol’ ...Swampy”
@MartyDome11 @Lana_Pham hope u two have fun in NOLA
6:56 PM - 13 Jul 2016
Wiggum: Ah, New Orleans. Lady Gumbo, Party Town, Old…Swampy. #simpson #EverySimpsonsEver
5:49 PM - 2 Sep 2016
Sweet Lady Gumbo
Published on Jul 10, 2017
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