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O.J. Simpson (People)

"How lucky am I that I got Terrence Cook to sign that ball for me before he blew up my classmates. It's going to be worth so much more than that napkin O.J. signed for me at the Claim Jumper."

O.J. Simpson was a football hero who fell hard from grace after he was accused of murdering his estranged wife and her friend. Dick informs Jackie that the autograph from her baseball-legend father, an accused murderer, will be worth more than the autograph from an acquitted murderer football legend.

The Claim Jumper is a family restaurant franchise that has 37 locations throughout the United States. Based on California Gold Rush lore, a claim-jumper is a person who illegally seizes someone else's property (back then, a gold mine). O.J. wasn't a claim jumper, but he could be considered a police jumper since he took the Los Angeles Police Department on a high low-speed chase in his white Bronco.

2.13 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough"

"I've got the paparazzi following me day and night, just waiting for me to fall apart and make a run for it in my Bronco."

O.J. Simpson was a great football player and a fairly successful film actor, but that's not what he'll be remembered for. His legacy was tarnished by the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, a crime he may or may not have committed. In any case, close to 95 million people in the United States alone watched on June 17, 1994, as he very slowly tried to get away by hijacking his friend's white Ford Bronco and forcing him to drive. Every year now, we wait for another African-American sports star accused of a heinous crime to give us something sensational to watch on television.

2.14 "Versatile Toppings"

"I'm getting all these interview requests. Larry King wants me to come on with O.J.'s kids."

The second-most famous celebrity murderer in Neptune (after Aaron Echolls himself, of course), O.J. Simpson's trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend captivated the media and the general public in the mid-'90s. Simpson's two younger children, Sydney and Justin, who were nine and six years old respectively when their mother died, were caught in a custody battle between their father and their maternal grandparents. Logan can look on the bright side, though — with all the crap that was piled on him in the past two years, at least he could become an emancipated minor and avoid the custody issue altogether.

3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf"
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