What does ‘The Simpsons’ have in common with a Murcian telecommunications company? The iconic series not only predicts the future, but is also responsible for many people starting to call this company… because his phone appears in an episode that aired 21 years ago.
“Help me, Spring Shield!”
In the year 2002, season 13 of ‘The Simpsons’ aired for the first time episode 22 (‘Dad has a new license plate’), in which Homer, Lenny and Carl joined together to form Spring Shield.a citizen security group whose ad encouraged viewers to call 636 555 347 2.
The reality is that this number (with the exception of 2, of course) really exists and coincides with that of InnaTic, a telecommunications company based in Alcantarilla (Murcia).
According to what Alicia Manzanares, manager of the line and employee of the company, told EFE, started receiving messages in 2021 “for something I had no idea what it was” and, after several calls asking Spring Escudo for helpfinally one of the numbers explained to them the coincidence between their telephone number and the one that appeared in the series created by Matt Groening.
“It doesn’t bother us, we laugh about it because we are a team of young people who have grown up with this series and who spend many hours concentrating on the computer. So, these messages and calls make us laughManzanares concluded.
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