Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 25 Smithers the Executive Lackey

Hi Tappers!  Back with another TSTO Walkthrough.  This time it’s Level 25,for some of our readers who may not have reached the highest level yet, and how to get Waylon Smithers, Burns Manor & FINALLY a use for the Post Office!  For those that are sitting at the top level waiting for the next update, sometimes it’s fun to go back and check out the funny dialogue in earlier levels that we may have forgotten (especially since level 25 came out in early 2013!). Let’s get this party started….
Mr. Burns kicks off Level 25

Executive Lackey Pt. 1
After tapping Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns: Bah!  I shouldn’t keep being assigned menial tasks.  I should be the one assigning them!  Where are the people to overuse my plant’s energy?  Where are the lawyers to cheat on my taxes?  Where are the Jehovah’s Witnesses to fee to my hounds?
Homer: Yikes, a sad old man!  I wish there was some other character I could unlock to take of this instead of me.  Anything I can help with, sir?
Mr. Burns: What’s this?  Did one of those Thanksgiving parade balloons come to life?
Homer: No, Sir, I’m your average overweight-sized employee, Homer Simpson.
Mr. Burns: Employee, eh?  Then get back to work at the plant, you donut-stuffed, four-toed sloth!
Send Homer to do a Plant Shift– 16hrs
Keep Mr. Burns free when complete

Executive Lackey Pt. 2
After tapping Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns: What?  You’ve returned unscathed?  I had hoped you would lay waste to this infernal town once more and release me from this cholesterol-clogged prison.
Homer: I can’t believe I’m saying this, by why don’t you join me at Moe’s, Mr. Burns? I find nothing picks up your spirits better than getting blackout drunk.
Mr. Burns: Socialize with you?  Why I’d rather join Obama’s drum circle. Which reminds me, I need a place to hide from the coming class war.  I know what would be inconspicuous.  A giant, fancy house!
Build Burns Manor- 24hr build
New Character Unlock!
Mr. Burns: Smithers!  Don’t think I’m paying you for the time you missed.  They’re called sick days, not explosion trauma recovery days.
Smithers: I’m sorry, sir.  All this time I have been, ahem, trapped in the closet.
Mr. Burns: You mean you’ve been unable to escape my actual wardrobe after the explosion sealed you in there while organizing my sock garters?
Smithers: That is exactly what I meant.

Executive Lackey Pt.3
After tapping Smithers

Smithers: Sir, we should make sure the plant is up to code…in case nuclear inspectors become premium characters.
Mr. Burns: Bah.  All the plant needs is a good dusting.  Employ a cleaning lady immediately.
Smithers: Er, Mr. Burns, some might consider the term ‘cleaning lady’ to be sexist.
Mr. Burns: Sexist?  Me?  It’s not as if I said ‘cleaning wench,’ as I had want to and said in my head.  Besides, everyone knows I’m a fierce supporter of a woman’s right to clean.
Smithers: No worries, sir.  People are so desperate for work, I’m sure my inbox is around flooded with applications.  Now to go about whistling the ‘Snorting & Judging’ song.
Build Springfield Post Office- 24hr build
Make Smithers Check the Mail
– 4hrs
Keep Comic Book Guy free when complete

Executive Lackey Pt. 4
After tapping on Comic Book Guy

Comic Book Guy: Smithers, there you are.  I finally tracked down that rare ’87 Malibu Stacey where they designed her head upside-down.  I assume you still want this priceless, freakish collectible.
Smithers: Absolutely!  It’ll complete my set of misshapen dolls along with Torso Face Stacey and Anatomically Correct Tad.  Excuse me, while I rub this news in other people’s faces, and then do my gloating dance.
Make Smithers Write Malibu Stacey Newsletter- 6hrs
Make Smithers Whip It– 8hrs
Keep Mr. Burns free when complete

Executive Lackey Pt. 5
After tapping Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns: Smithers, now that I have you back and everything is running smoothly, I realize I don’t need you.
Smithers: Sir, please – you just saw my hobbies.  I’ll go inside if that’s all I do.
Mr. Burns: Now, now, Smithers.  Remember, you’ve already fixed the trap door.
Smithers: *falling noises*
Make Smithers Become a Hideous Drunken Wreck (x2) -12hrs(each time)
Keep Wiggum free when complete

Executive Lackey Pt. 6
After tapping on Wiggum

Wiggum: Waylon Smithers?
Smithers: *hick*
Wiggum: We’ve been getting reports of someone using the Blue Houses as urinals.  Save that behavior for the Brown Houses.
Smithers: Why was I plucked from oblivion just to be rejected?  Only a team of monsters could design this cruel fate!
Wiggum: Well, I don’t really need to use my taser, but I just got the latest model.  I’ve been dying to try it out.
Make Smithers Sleep if off in the Drunk Tank-24hrs
Keep Mr. Burns free when complete

Executive Lackey Pt. 7
After tapping on Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns: Ah, Smithers.  You smell like Yale fraternity pledge.  You’re still going to repay me for your bail.  At 36% rate of interest.
Smithers: Sorry, Sir.
Mr. Burns: Even though you disgust me, I find myself in need of your services.  I seem to have forgotten how to deal with this damnable contraption called ‘laces’.
Mayor Quimby: Mr. Burns, as a prominent citizen and donor, I would like to offer you aid.  Have your Smithers call this number, and these folks will get him back on track.  They’ve been great at curling and covering up the many repeated escapes of my, er-um, nephew.
Make Smithers Attend an AA Meeting– 2hrs

Executive Lackey Pt. 8
After tapping Smithers

Smithers: Sir, may I express my warmest gratitude to be back in your soothing company-
Mr. Burns: Bah!  I have no time for your obsequious rambling.  Now is the time for my daily exercise.  Can’t keep looking so pretty without putting in a little work.
Smithers: Very good, sir.  I’ll get right on it.
Mr. Burns: Excellent!  After you’ve built up your vigor, I’ll use that gypsy curse to steal it into my body.
Make Smithers Exercise for Mr. Burns -1hr (both Smithers AND Mr. Burns are required for this task.  Make sure they’re both free to complete it)

And with that you’ve officially completely the Executive Lackey Quest and Level 25!

Happy Tapping Friends!

21 responses to “Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 25 Smithers the Executive Lackey

  1. Jim carmichael

    Executive lackey pt2 will not start. I followed every step in your guide.

  2. Part 5 isn’t triggering for me for some reason.

  3. Part 5 won’t trigger for me for some reason.

  4. Hello, currently on level 33 and Executive Lackey part 2 has not triggered for me. I think that when Homer finished the 16 hour task at the plant that Mr Burns was not free at the time. Should I just try sending Homer on the 16 hour task again and ensure that Mr Burns is free when it is completed? The Mr Burns icon is not in my task bar. Also, Fat Tony never entered my Springfield. The only task that I did not complete from the early levels was purchasing the writer’s building with the Matt Groening character. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks…

  5. Thanks 🙂

  6. Hit level 25 and executive lackey part 1 quest did not start although I had burns and homer free – I even went to visit some neighbors hoping that when I’d come back and synchronized it would start but it didn’t – any ideas? I’m busy squishing rigellians now – could that have anything to do with it?

    • It is all in how you complete the walkthroughs. XP level and Game Play levels are two different things. You need to finish the walkthroughs to keep moving on.

  7. I know you guys have your hands full right now with Clash, hope someone can help. I’m level 39 (?, may have just leveled up!). In game play up to 36 with a couple others still playing out.

    I know for a FACT that for level 25 I finished the last task “Make Smithers exercise for Mr Burns”, but since then Smithers 1 hr task remains locked for me! Really bugs me that I can’t set him to an hour task unless he’s a Stonecutter. Any one have ideas on how to get that to unlock (AGAIN)?

    Not sure without re-looking at the full walkthroughs, but checking my notes, I have a sneaking suspicion that a couple other levels that should looong be over haven’t completed after EVERYONE all being free many times! Thanks for any help. 🙂

    • Mr. Burns would have to be free for it to work. However, if he’s free and it’s still not working try storing and replacing Burns Manor and see if that clears it out for you. 🙂

      And never too busy to help a fellow tapper with ANY question 🙂

  8. I am half way through level 25 and Mr. Burns still has not started this quest line. Is there something I am missing? Does it have something to do with the Stonecutters.

  9. Just want to say thank you to you guys for all the work that you put into this site! It has helped me many times, such as just now when I couldn’t figure out why Smither’s couldn’t exercise for Mr. Burns so I came on here and found out that they both needed to be free for this task. So thank you!!!

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