Hey howdy hey Addicts! In the steady grind of tapping in the free world, we sometimes see decorations and buildings and take them for granted. While this is understandable, we may not realize that a great majority of items in TSTO actually come from the amazing show the game is based on. With that in mind, Bunny and I aim to periodically provide you the origin info for decorations and buildings we missed, ignored or haven’t covered yet. Time is a fickle thing (timey wimey even) and as Einstein said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” There’s often not enough time in the TSTO continuum to do origins for everything, but while we have some, we’ve called on Mr. Peabody to help us along. We’re using his WABAC (pronounced way back) Machine to go back in TSTO time. With that premise, we bring you WABAC Where Did THAT Come From. This particular journey is for the gas pump and butterfly tent.
First off, it’s only fair to say these two items start off the WABAC series of posts because I caught them when doing another origin post. As the Mrs. Muntz post was already long enough, I decided these would be better by themselves. First up… the gas pump.
In “Bart Gets a ‘Z’” (S21:E2), the plot revolves around the children of Springfield getting Mrs. Krabappel fired by spiking her coffee. We see our red gas pump at Springfield Gas.
I like these and think they make a great addition to whatever establishment you desire to turn into a gas station. I chose the Kwik-E-Mart.
For the butterfly tent, we go to “Dial ‘N’ For Nerder” (S19:E14). The tent is found in the backyard of Martin Prince’s house. I guess it must be said that Bart and Lisa think they’ve murdered Martin and that Bart headed to the tent to “end it all”. Lisa thinks Bart is going to off himself but it turns out he just wanted to usher Martin’s butterflies into the world.
The butterflies in this episode always make me think of the Ryugujo Butterfly Garden in Okinawa, Japan. While I dig this decoration for the fond memories, every time I see it I think EA needs to give us Martin’s grey house. I honestly have the tent stored in protest although it can look swell in a park area.
So there’s two decorations from WABAC. The gas pump becomes available at level 22 for $1300 and the butterfly tent is premium costing 20 donuts and adding a 0.5% bonus to your town. That’s about it. What do you think of the two decorations? Got any awesome ways you’ve used them to decorate? Like the new WABAC help from Mr. Peabody? Got a specific item you’d like us to explore? Sound off below and stay classy.
TTFN… Wookiee out!