Homer: “Hey you! Does anyone know who that is?”
Seriously laughing my butt off. Why? Well, just today I won the Egg Council Guy in my 21st blue egg box and that’s exactly what Homer said as this NPC joined my Springfield. But I’m sure a lot of you feel just like Homer. Who the heck is this and why is he now in the game? Well, count on the resident walking carpet to fill you in.
The Egg Council Guy, like a lot of the content EA finds for the game, is another one of the quick blips that we report on here. I imagine someone at EA saying, “It’s Easter… find all the eggs in The Simpsons you can. No reference is too obscure.” What makes me so happy about him is he comes from an iconic episode of the Best. Show. Ever.: Season 6, Episode 12: “Homer the Great”.
This is of course the Stonecutters episode. You know, where “weird stuff… weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff” happens. Homer wants in but it’s too exclusive. And by exclusive it seems to mean every man in Springfield except Homer. When Homer finally gets in by virtue of being Grampa’s son (always laugh at his Dad being part of something Homer isn’t), Homer is the 908th member of the Sacred Order of the Stonecutters “who since ancient times have split the rocks of ignorance that obscure the light of knowledge and truth. Now let’s all get drunk and play ping pong.”
A really good episode including stones of shame and triumph, Homer as the chosen one and one of the best songs in the Simpsons hands-down. But what about the Egg Council Guy? Well, this new NPC makes an appearance when Homer and Lenny disagree about whether eggs have cholesterol or not. Lenny seems to think science hasn’t proven it but Homer knows the truth, the Egg Council Guys have gotten to Lenny. Might seem like a silly thing to say if it wasn’t for Lenny shooing off the Egg Council Guy eavesdropping on the conversation. So funny as it runs away squeaking like a mouse.
So… we didn’t get the much coveted Stonecutters building but everyone does have the chance to win something from that episode. Like the unlock screen says, those Egg Council Guys are everywhere and after Easter, it’ll actually be true in a lot of tappers towns. If you don’t like him, just tap the sucker and watch him wobble on his eggside.
Y’all stay classy as usual. TTFN… Wookiee out!