Welcome to another new addition to Addicts, the Mad Men of Springfield. We will be going into depth on the history and background of the male species running around our lil towns as well as those not yet in the game.
Just think about it. What Man living in Springfield is “normal”? Not a single one that I can think of. They all have at least ONE thing wrong with them. Seriously! Think about it. How many issues does Moe have? A Reverend a “little” obsessed with trains? An owner of a Kwik-E-Mart that goes to counseling with the same person that robs him, on a daily basis? Not to mention the “inbreeding” and other strange happenings going on at the farm. Oh the idiosyncrasies.
So sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy as we kram your brains with some Simpson knowledge of the MAD MEN OF SPRINGFIELD.
Marge: I wouldn’t get too much into that Catholic Church. With all the sitting and standing and kneeling. It’s like Simon Says with out a winner. ………. Homer maybe we should be concerned. Catholics can be a peculiar bunch. No Birth Control, no meat on Friday Homer: No meat! What do they eat light blubs?! Season 16, E21 “The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star”
This week we’re taking a look at one of Springfield’s newest residents. A super cool white collar dude. One who will walk the streets of your town rapping or ride around on his motorbike. You might even find him at Moe’s playing drums for his priest band! The character that makes me feel that twinge of Catholic guilt every time I turn on my game…We’re talking about Father Sean!
Father Sean made his appearance in Springfield during Season 16, E21 The Father, The Son & the Holy Guest Star as the Headmaster of St. Jerome’s, where Bart is sent after getting expelled (yet again) from Springfield Elementary. When Bart, naturally, gets in trouble at his new school (on the first day) Fr. Sean finds him in the hallway and shows him how he too was once like Bart.
Fr. Sean found God and became a priest after another drunken fight with his father. As he lay there on the street, picking up his teeth, St. Peter appeared to him and told him to mend his ways or shove off. From that point on Fr. Sean found the Catholic Church and became a priest. After he tells this story to Bart he then introduces him to Catholic Comics, where the super heroes are Saints! It’s through this comic book that Bart becomes hooked on the Catholic Church, and we start to learn more about Father Sean!
Father Sean isn’t your typical priest. No, he’s cool. In fact he’s so cool that just hanging around him makes you want to become Catholic. Just ask Homer! Different from your “old school” priests, Father Sean engages the kids during his sermons. He even quotes Eminem during them! Not only that but Father Sean also rides a motorbike and plays in a Rock Band with other Priests. Not to shabby for a man of the cloth huh?
Father Sean is also the master at convincing those around him to become Catholic. When Homer goes to confront him about what he’s been teaching Bart, Father Sean greets him with a Pancake dinner, followed by Bingo. And, if that wasn’t enough, he follows it up by telling Homer any and all of his sins can be forgiven by going to confession…but only if he’s Catholic! (Woo-Hoo! Way to go God!)
Of course all of the excitement over how cool Father Sean is, and how cool he makes Catholicism, seems gets Marge’s blood boiling. Especially when she realizes that Homer and Bart want to join the church. Suddenly Marge starts worrying about things like separate Heavens for each religion….where the Protestant Heaven is full of yuppies and the Catholic Heaven is Party central! So cool in fact that even Jesus wants to party with the Catholics!
So Marge hatches a plan with Rev. Lovejoy and Flanders to get Bart and Homer back! Of course she can only take Bart, because Homer is after all an adult…kinda. When she pulls Bart from First Communion Class Homer and Father Sean go after them, with Homer warning “Once you go Vatican you can’t go back again!”
Once they find Marge and Bart (on Father Sean’s motorbike…with Homer riding sidecar) there’s a fight between Homer and Father Sean and Rev. Lovejoy and Flanders….and it’s not until Bart reminds them in such a profound way that…“It’s all Christianity the little stupid differences are nothing next to the big stupid similarities.” and it’s Father Sean who instantly realizes that Bart is right and they need to put their differences aside.
While Father Sean only appears in 1 episode of the Simpsons, he’s here to stay in our Springfield’s for good. You can check out his questline walkthrough here.
Father Sean was reintroduced to TSTO in July 2014 as part of the Summer Yard Sale. As a result be became a premium item, costing 135 Donuts, and now earns premium rates. The payouts below reflect these rates.
Let’s take a look at his tasks for TSTO:
Play Drums in a Priest Band
Make Catholicism Cool
Quote Contemporary Rappers in a Sermon
Be Cool on his Motorbike
Regret Meeting Homer Simpson
So there you have it….the man behind the white collar. Not really a true mad man in Springfield, unless you consider his cool and hip ways to be slightly mad…in comparison to all the other priests out there! Hopefully, this has given you a little more perspective on the newest religious man in our games, and maybe make you think just a little bit more about just how you’re playing TSTO…remember God is watching 😉
As a Catholic I’m personally glad they introduced Father Sean into the game….despite the Catholic guilt I get when I see him 😉 His questline is amusing (Francis had to go and ruin things!) and I love the aspect that he’s a cool priest. I had one of those cool priests growing up, and it brings back fond memories for me. In fact that same priest is the one who performed the marriage ceremony when my husband and I got married. So Father Sean makes me smile for multiple reasons 🙂
What do YOU think of Fr. Sean? Have you unlocked him yet? What are your favorite tasks to send Fr. Sean on? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!