Hey hey hey friendereenos!
So I’m sure you noticed I’ve been gone for a while. Suffice to say studying 3 history classes and anthropology with the added duties of surviving the zambie apocalypse kept this walking carpet pretty dang busy during all the Halloween festivities. As penance, I told the lady Addicts as soon as I was back that I’d knock out a few Where Did THAT Come From posts from the Halloween event. As a bonus, I was playing it just the same as all of you and boy howdy was it a doozy. Overall fun but I’m veering from my duties. With no more digression, here’s a Halloween origin for you. This post focuses on the Heck House (with some bonus goodies).
The Heck House was one of those items brought back this Halloween from as far back as Halloween 2012. I know everybody didn’t get this building skin for the First Church of Springfield but I still like to let y’all know where things come from. This item comes from Season 19, Episode 5: Treehouse of Horror XVIII. The segment is titled none other than “Heck House”. After some serious trick or treating around Springfield (read Pranks and Spider Pig butt to mouth for Homer), the kids end up at The First Church of Springfield which has been turned into a “haunted house”.
Inside Flanders attempts to show the children what the consequences for sin are. They don’t take him seriously (frankly because the hokey play including Skinner stinks laughably), so he prays for the power to psychologically torture them into loving God. His prayer is answered and the children are transported to hell where Devil Flanders shows them the seven deadly sins. (Funny that Moe shows three all in one go.) Besides the origin Bunny wrote once upon a time, this is another pop-up for evil Flanders.
It also must be noted that when Hell is shown, amongst the landscape in none other than the Burns Monster.
Interestingly, this part of the episode also showed kids trick or treating which should seem really familiar. You may have recognized the Halloween Costumes for Bart, Lisa, Milhouse and Nelson above. In the beginning, if you blink, you might also miss another little item from Halloween that the kids walk right past. Yay for an appearance by the Spooky Tree.
Hope you enjoyed the overview. I know some folks may be very meh about Halloween but the good news is it’s all over my friends. Hope every one is having a gabbo time at whatever their doing and Happy Tapping as always. Stay classy and I’ll be back with more soon from Halloween and all the level-up amazingness.
TTFN… Wookiee out!