Hey Stonecuttereenos! “ a man who called himself ‘You Know Who’ just invited you to a secret ‘wink wink’ at the ‘you know what’.” How much cooler is life now that the “stupid idiots let (you) in their crappy club for jerks”? Of course, this means we all are Stonecutters now (I call dibs on number 504) and are willing participants in the “weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff” that may or may not be going on in our Springfields.
So, of course we got a really rad Stonecutters event for TSTO with lots of new bits and bobs for our games. This of course means it’s also time for more Where Did That/Those Come From posts from your resident furry companions here at TSTO Addicts. Problem is, most of it comes from the same dang episode.
Because I like y’all way too much to be glib and just say watch the episode for yourself, I thought it’d be nice to just bunch everything together by decorations/buildings/characters and show you what they look like in TV animated form. Of course, you could skip all my words and just spend 22 minutes of your own time… up to you.
The episode most of our new items come from is of course the legendary 12th episode from Season 6 entitled “Homer the Great”. For this first edition of Stonecutters WDTCF goodness, we’ll be looking at CHARACTERS. For clarity, I’ll be showing them all as they appear in the episode.
First off, I just have to say how super stoked I am with all the new characters and character skins this update brought. So incredibly cool and I think I may have red robed peeps long after this event is over.
The first characters we discover are Stonecutters in this episode are Dr. Hibbert (#2), Chief Wiggum (#50… nice pun), Principal Skinner (#60) and Moe (#21). Homer was spying on the secret brotherhood via the sunlight and of course fell through it. Anyone else wish this was a task in the event?
We find out that Grampa is a Stonecutter (#111) next although we never see him all dolled up in the ceremonial garb. I think it’s hilarious that Grampa is also an Elk, a Mason, a Communist and the President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance. Via his father being a member, Homer gets into the super secret organization. Finally inside the Lodge without the risk of being thrown out, we next see Krusty (#36), Arnie Pye (#67) and Mr. Burns (#29).
Next, although we knew they were members already (Homer wouldn’t even have known about it all if he didn’t witness their membership perks), we finally see Lenny (#12) and Carl (#14) in their robes.
We also learn just what the heck is up with their numbers. The lower the number, the higher your rank. Kind of rad to see Lenny get away with honking Burns’ nose. If you think of the numbers in TSTO, there’s all sorts of shenanigans characters could do i.e Willy outranks Skinner. The Stonecutters look into your soul and assign you a number based on the order in which you joined.
We see Smithers (#59) next during the beginning of Homer’s initiation, the Leap of Faith.
The rest of the initiation basically involves spanking Homer’s behind with paddles but at least each pass of the gauntlet has a great name: Crossing the Desert, The Unblinking Eye, The Wreck of the Hesperus and finally The Paddling of the Swollen Ass… with Paddles. Mayor Quimby (#22), Kent Brockman (#66) and Willy (#85) show up in the paddling gauntlet.
Being a Stonecutter is great… beer busts, beer blasts, keggers, stein hoists, AA meetings, beer night… it’s wonderful. You can tell they take their drinking seriously and our next character appearances occur as the Stonecutters sing their famous song around the Stonecutter table to celebrate their 1500th anniversary. Number 51 and Jasper (#5) are among the celebrants. We learn that Number 51 is a martian via the Stonecutter song… “Who keeps the martians under wraps? We do! We do!” His number of course is a joke on another super secret area but that’s a whole different club.
Interesting to note that neither Professor Frink or Disco Stu appear in this episode as Stonecutters.
There ARE however several TSTO peeps who appeared in the episode but didn’t get their robes for this update. I guess maybe the organization got even more selective. The forgotten Stonecutters are Sideshow Mel, Kirk Van Houten, Dewey Largo, Herman, Barney and Apu.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this chronological review of all the CHARACTERS in this amazing episode. I really think this one is worth a watch or re-watch for all you tappers. Until next time, remember that if you give away any of the secrets of this hallowed charter, we’ll hold you to the sacred oath. NOW LET’S ALL GET DRUNK AND PLAY PING PONG!
TTFN… Wookiee (Stonecutter 504) out!