Married With Children comes to Springfield Illinois

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I never watched much Married With Children originally when it aired on Fox. But with our DVR I record the reruns each night on TBS. It’s interesting to me how the show was on for so many years yet TBS keeps showing the same episodes over and over again. You would think the station would have purchased the rights to broadcast all the seasons. Either way when I was watching an episode the other morning I saw something interesting. Al Bundy on his way to hunt down a child’s parents made a quick stop in Springfield, Illinois. He commented something along the lines of stopping to make a quick deposit. So just like Paul McCartney did last year it would seem Al Bundy felt the need to use Springfield for a bathroom break as well.

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Al Bundy – Wikipedia

Paul McCartney – Wikipedia

JeromeProphet: Did Sir Paul McCartney Visit Springfield, Illinois?

The Eleventh Hour: Springfield – No Place For Celebrities

Springfield Photos: Paul McCartney at Springfield Kwik-E Mart

Local newspaper The State Journal-Register once again is completely stupid and their article is now a dead link. When will the locals ever learn? This is why newspapers are failing. Interesting how their sister paper a little ways up the road still has a live link to the story. Which didn’t even take place in their city!!

Well it looks like the site with the dead link needs to update. My criticism of the SJR website was unjust. I found a working link in my bookmarks.

Photo appears to show McCartney at Clear Lake Circle K – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register

Dave Bakke: McCartney sighting sets off Beatlemania – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register

BEATLE PHOTO BLOG: APU’S QUIK-E MART

Did Paul McCartney stop in Springfield Saturday?

Sir Paul McCartney Takes Girlfriend On Route 66 Road Trip GIGWISE

McCartney at Circle K? « I read the news today: All Beatle news.

McCartney in Springfield? Strange at it sounds, it seems to add up – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com

Paul McCartney Gets Kicks On Route 66 – Scratch Crib

Paul McCartney’s magical mystery tour of Joliet? – Chicago Tribune

Paul McCartney’s road trip

Many people may not realize the Beatles actually have a history with Central Illinois. Although Wikipedia is clueless and makes no mention of the connection. You see at least one Beatle came to America before their first concert here.

George Harrison – Wikipedia

Read more about this at the link below. This piece of music history was almost destroyed at one point.

Hard Day’s Nite Bed & Breakfast website is no longer active – some spammer has purchased the domain name.

Bartel trying to save Beatle house again Benton IL

George Harrison Slept Here

Benton George Harrison Beatle Festival tickets on sale – Benton, IL – Benton Evening News

The Eleventh Hour: Get Your Kicks…Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

The Eleventh Hour: It’s Paul!

Yes sir, McCartney ‘pit stops’ in Springfield – Galesburg, IL – The Register-Mail

St. Louis – A to Z – Did Paul McCartney Stop at a Circle K in Springfield, Illinois, Last Weekend?

Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell holiday on Route 66 – Telegraph