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Wichita Lineman (Music)

Episode Title: Wichita Linebacker

"Witchita Linebacker" [sic] is a play on the song title "Wichita Lineman," which was written by Jimmy Webb in 1968 and first sung by Glen Campbell. It's been covered by such diverse acts as Ray Charles, R.E.M., Urge Overkill, and Homer Simpson. Rolling Stone ranked the song #192 in the top 500 songs of all time. A "lineman" is someone who builds and maintains power lines; a "linebacker" is a football player. Kurt, the linebacker of the title, hails from Kansas, and what's Kansas's largest city? Wichita. Who knows where the extra "t" came from in the official press release for the episode?

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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