“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”
In this silly little game we play, there are so many little snippets EA throws in to make us remember fond episodes we’ve seen in our lives. One of the many joys for me writing on this site is talking about them. In that spirit, I thought it’d be fun to point something out you may or may not have noticed. In the past, we;ve had ghost and livers have conversations with the characters in our games, but this Easter event brought us a new one… the shadow.
Not just any shadow either but the shadow of one Charles Montgomery Burns. The second I saw this little image, I was so thrilled. Why? Well, it’s just one more thing EA has thrown into the game from my all-time favorite Simpsons episode… “Marge vs. the Monorial” (S4:E12).
WHen Burns has to give 3 million dollars to Springfield due to illegally hiding nuclear waste in the park, he of course shows up at the Town Hall meeting to try and convince the town into giving it back to the Nuclear Power Plant. He poses as Mr. Snrub and states he comes from someplace far away. For someone so evil, he’s not very smart considering Smithers accompanied him. Not the best of plans but it is cool that when he makes his quick getaway before the crowd can turn on him that Waylan has Batman-style accessories for just such an emergency. Also neat that the town hall has an oculus like the Pantheon in Rome got just this moment.
So the shadow is just Mr. Burns wearing a cheesy mustache and a hat. Makes the dialogue from “Sucking Out” even funnier to me. Also nice to blame all my Easter woes on Monty.
TTFN… Wookiee out!
P.S. Monorail… Monorail… Monorail…