It may be hard to believe, but it took until Sunday night for The Simpsons to finally give Chatsworth the fame that was long overdue.
In a Fox Television episode titled Angry Dad: the Movie, Bart Simpson has made a short film based on his father, Homer. It wins every award Hollywood has to offer as the script skewers every convention Hollywood has to offer.
But Homer hogs all the award ceremonies, so Bart schemes to send him out sightseeing on Oscar night.
Back on the Red Carpet, a TV spokesmodel asks Bart the whereabouts of his father.
Bart, voiced by Nancy Cartwright of Northridge, replies in perfect chamber-of-commerce style:
"I don't know. L.A.'s a world-class city with lots to offer. He's probably enjoying the sights."
And wouldn't you know it, there's Homer "plinking" the Watts Towers, when he is recognized by a car full of homeboys.
And now it gets really exciting. Homer shows the homeboys the list of "Must See" Los Angeles sights provided by Bart. They look down the list, and right between the "405/10 Freeway Exchange" and "Long Beach City College" we see our sweet town.
The homeboy leader exclaims:
"Chatsworth!? That's were the 118 meets Topanga Canyon, fool."
Ah, sweet animated fame.
Click here to see the episode.