Really, I don't see why people consider it a meta-reference like the guide book. The guide book is silly, but the 'Principal and the Pauper' bit is a ref to an actual episode that happened. It's a reference to something that happened in the past, though most people don't like that episode's events to be mentioned.
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As I see it, though, any mention of Armin Tamzarian is *anathema* (no, not the witch girl) in Springfield, so... if you get away with naming him, that's probably a breach of continuity.
(And no, I for one didn't call it a meta-reference. I just compared it with the guide book joke on account of both being very blatant attempts to shock the audience. Oh well, I prefer that to trying to shock the audience with sex or mindless violence, but... meh.)
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