In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
This post I will be going over the Origin of the Fruit Batman and his Signal. Why is Mr Burns in a Hero type Costume? Does he actually do something… nice for once? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
Season 24, Episode 16: Dark Knight Court
It’s Easter time in Springfield and Bart is up to his old tricks by putting eggs in the Horn section of the school band. Or is he? (He pleas with everyone to believe when he says it wasn’t him.) Making the musical performance a splash or is it a splatter as tons of eggs are splattered all over the audience. As the angry mob goes after Bart, Mr. Burns and Smithers take shelter in Android Dungeon.
Mr. Burns begins to reminisce of a time when he read comics as a child. Like the Adventures of The Good Shepard. His Father is annoyed by the comics so he buys the Publishers and burns the building to the ground. This brings a tear to Mr. Burns eyes. He offers to buy ALL the Comic Books from Comic Book Guy for the sum of $96,485.34.
Later Mr. Burns is back at his Mansion reading through all the Comics he just bought. Tossing ones he doesn’t care much for into the fireplace. One in particular though seems to catch his eye. Detection Comics. A reclusive millionaire, a stately mansion, and a damaged psyche. He tells Smithers he too is now going to become a crime fighting Bat. Not just any Bat, but a terrifying one. He shall be …. FRUIT BATMAN! Smithers really hopes he just forgets about it all tomorrow.
He doesn’t. All dressed up he poses for a few candid shots on the rooftop. Just as Smithers is finishing up, Burns spots a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart. Smithers rushes to beat Mr Burns aka Fruit Batman there and offers Apu and Snake $1000 each to play along. And play along they did. Lol. Trying to not notice his mask falling off as well as his pants. Or him running into a car as he tries to take off quickly out the sliding doors.
Lisa even approaches him for help to prove Bart’s innocence in the Egg fiasco, but he turns her away. Helping her is beneath him, or at least he thinks until Smithers comes clean that he has been paying people to allow Mr Burns to live out this Superhero Fantasy. Smithers tells Burns he is nothing more than a fraud as the Fruit Batman Signal fires up calling for help.
There you have it. A Character introduced in 2013 as a tie in to the Episode for a TSTO game that was still not that old. The Character has now been returned to us for the Superheroes Event to add to the mix of Superheroes offered. Do you remember this newer episode from 2013? Did you buy Fruit Batman then? Or were you new to TSTO as it just launched on Android at the time? Let us know your thoughts.