Boom goes the fireworks while the candy melts in my mouth and the puppies melt my heart. Woo hoo… new building! Of course, I’m sure you can guess I’m talking about the newest premium building that came with the 2014 TSTO Easter Event. The Fireworks, Candy and Puppy Dog Store.
This building costs 60 donuts, improves your consumerism rating and earns $55 and 5XP every hour. It’s tag is “Selling Pure Happiness” and what doesn’t make people happier than fireworks, candy and puppies? If that’s not enough, the building also unlocks a 2 hour task for Ralph Wiggum to “play with puppies” ($175/40XP) which also animates the building.
While just a quick flash in an episode, it comes from “The Old Man and the ‘C’ Student” (S10:E20). In this episode, the Olympics come to Springfield. Well, sort of. They almost did courtesy of a letter from Lisa to the Olympic Committee which led to Springfield being considered to host the event. The town got real excited and cleaned up for it. They even put out the tire fire. Homer made a cool mascot for the shindig (Springy!)and the elementary kids wrote a catchy two line song for the arrival of the Committee.
As things usually happen in Springfield though, it was too good to be true, all ruined by the patriotic comedy stylings of one Bart Simpson. What I don’t get is that although Skinner originally endorsed Bart’s comedy for the show, Bart gets the blame when his stereotypical humor goes awry. Typical how some adults flip flop on things.
The kids all thought it was funny and as a result get 20 hours of community service to teach them some respect for the town. Skinner sets up every student’s volunteer assignment. Martin gets to set up a midnight basketball program for inner city street gangs and Milhouse is assigned to clean up medical waste that’s washed up on the beach. “Not all community service is gang warfare or dangerous infection” though. Skinner has something great planned for Bart. They stop right outside the…
Fireworks, Candy and Puppy Dog Store… Woo hoo!
Nope… it’s right next to the Springfield Retirement Castle (also where you could place it in your town if you like). Bart gets to help out the elderly retirees. “Just breathe through your mouth and don’t ask how they’re feeling.” Probably good advice since I hear once a cantankerous geezer gets going, it’s hard to stop their ranting. Later in the episode, I love Lisa’s explanation to Bart about how to assist the old folks.
“The Elderly aren’t like you or me Bart. They thrive on consistency, predictability and a life with no suprises.”
Meh… I know plenty of older people full of spunk who are fun to be around and still live exciting lives. Then again, I know some others that… Anywho… that’s the new premium building. I’ll be honest that I bought it because there’s nothing like chewing a snickers and petting a puppy while shooting off Roman candles. I’ve actually had this on a list of What a Wookiee Wants for a couple months but never got around to writing. Too much amazingness happening for blabbing about me.
Happy wabbit whacking party people. TTFN… Wookiee out!