Tapped Out Premium Walkthroughs: Lurleen Lumpkin

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Way back in during Christmas 2014…Lurleen Lumpkin made in Springfield debut!  She arrived with the Level 48 update carrying her guitar and singing at the Beer N Brawl.

While we’ve had the Turbo Tappin’ walkthrough up since Level 48 hit, we thought now would be a fun time to take a look back at all of the fun dialogue you might have missed while tappin’…or just to relive all the fun again!

As we mentioned in the Level 48 rundown post Lurleen Lumpkin and the Beer n Brawl will cost you 140 donuts.  Once purchased and placed in your Springfield her questline will start right up!

So now….let’s get this walkthrough going, shall we?!


Country on the Inside Pt. 1
Lurleen starts

Lurleen: There was a time when singing at the Beer-N-Brawl was the highlight of my day.  Now I’m just hoping one of those beer bottles being thrown at my head will knock me out of this funk.
Cletus: Less talkin’, more singin’!
Lurleen: I’m too depressed to sing the blues. If only there was an even sadder way to express myself.
Homer: How about poetry?  Those guys seem pretty depressed. Probably from their lack of job prospects and general public disrespect.
Lurleen: Nah, Jewel has said all there needs to be said in verse.  Hey, what about grunge music? It makes you frown just by saying it.  Grunge. Grunge. Makes me feel like an unclean toilet.
Homer: I guess the nineties are having a comeback.  Plus you can keep wearing all your plaid shirts from your country days.
Lurleen: Then it’s settled. I’m starting a grunge band. But first I need to find some band mates.
Cletus: How you fixin’ to do that?
Lurleen: Simple – Craigslist.  I’ll post an ad for a barbecue pit, buy it, throw a barbecue, and hope some potential band mates show up.  It’s fool proof!
Place Barbecue Pit- $100,000
Make Lurleen Barbecue Some Roadkill- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
Homer: Boy, Lurleen. This is some of the best grilled mystery meat I’ve ever had.  And I buy my meat from the Kwik-E-Mart.
Apu: Our meat is 100% accounted for, 90% of the time.
Lurleen: Homer, it’s so good to see you. With this new band starting up, it would be great to have a manager again.
Homer: I DO have experience in both the fields of band management and grunge music.
Lurleen: Wow! You are as qualified as you are handsome.  Are you sure Marge will be OK with it?
Homer: Of COURSE she’ll be OK with it.  Long hours on the road, tearful soulful music driving us together… what could she possibly complain about?
Marge: Grrrr…
Smithers: I’d love to play percussion in your ensemble, as long as it doesn’t interfere with my job. I work 9am to 9am.
Willie: Room for one more? I’ve always had a wee soft spot for grunge.  Willie ain’t an open book.
Homer: Sounds like you’ve got yourself a band! I’m so happy!  But you’re also out of potato salad, so I don’t really know how to feel.

Country on the Inside Pt. 2
Homer starts

Homer: Grunge band? Check.  Ace manager? Check.  Sexy lead singer? Check.  Franz Kafka’s nationality? Czech!
Lurleen: So what do we do now, Homer?
Homer: First order of business – free beer at the Beer-N-Brawl!
Lurleen: And the band will play?
Homer: Oh, right. You should probably play a show as well. I’m sure we can squeeze you in somewhere.
Make Lurleen Perform a Gig- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Springfielders Drink at Beer -N-Brawl- x10.  6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Homer: Great news – I’ve brought your band into the twenty first century!
Lurleen: With what? A social media campaign? ViewTube videos? Viral marketing?
Homer: Even better. I strapped a megaphone to the roof of my car.  Listen up! Everyone get to the Beer-N-Brawl for free beer!
Lurleen: Uh, and to listen to my new grunge band: Forever Alone!
Homer: Please don’t interrupt me when I’m megaphoning.  Free beer!

Country on the Inside Pt. 3
Marge starts

Marge: Homer, I don’t want to seem like the jealous wife – But please stop spending time with women other than me.
Homer: Is this about Princess Kashmir and her proposed blimp trip?
Marge: What? No!
Homer: Well then forget I said that.  Also, on an unrelated note, do you have any spare helium or hydrogen?
Marge: It’s about Lurleen – I don’t want you hanging around with that trollop.
Homer: Marge, there’s nothing to be afraid of.  It’s just me, music, women, money, endless booze, and a live-like-there’s-no-tomorrow attitude.
Marge: If you won’t listen to reason, I’ll have to confront Lurleen directly…by writing an anonymous article that attacks her character.
Homer: Mention that there’s free beer at the Beer-N-Brawl.
Make Marge Write a Smear Article-  24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Lurleen: This article in Smear magazine says my songs were stolen from Sadgasm!
Homer: Hey, that’s my old band!  I didn’t know anyone still remembered us.  No one did on the VH1 special “Try Not To Remember The 1990’s”.
Brockman: This is Kent Brockman ambushing you live from a bush. How does it feel to be a fraud?
Lurleen: We’re not frauds! We didn’t steal ANY songs!
Homer: I dunno, that’s not what this article quotes me as saying…
Brockman: Please don’t fight without the cameras rolling, otherwise we’re just going to make you do it again.
Lurleen: We’re not fighting! I didn’t do anything wrong.
Brockman: That’s what they all say. But then we edit, edit, edit and bingo: guilty confession!

Country on the Inside Pt. 4
Marge starts

Marge: That article was supposed to make Lurleen LESS popular.  Now the press is all over her and there’s talk of a Sadgasm reunion tour.  I need a stiff drink! One cranberry juice please.  Homer can’t wear flannel nowadays! Whenever he lies down, ants attack him thinking he’s a picnic blanket.
Moe: Could also be the bits of sandwich he’s always got stuck to his cheeks.  God I miss Homer.  Without those sandwich bits, the rats have started to go after the smaller customers.  I lost three kids with fake IDs that way.
Marge: Well, if the printed page didn’t destroy her career, what will?
Moe: You’re thinking too small! We need to make a slanderous documentary that exposes all of Lurleen Lumpkins’s dark secrets.  I’ve been going through her trash so I know a few of them already.
Marge: But we just came up with this idea now! How did you know to start going through her trash?
Moe: Look, do you want Lurleen’s dark secrets or not?
Marge: I want them. I want them strewn all over town like dirty laundry.  Which reminds me I’ve got a flannel shirt covered in ants I have to wash.
Make Moe do a Slanderous Documentary on Lurleen- 36hrs, Earns $825, 210xp
Make Marge Do a Load of Laundry- 36hrs, Earns $825, 210xp
Homer: Wow. I had no idea you had such a dark and twisted past, Lurleen!
Lurleen: I do not! That movie was full of lies and slander!  It’s like Hollywood doesn’t have any respect for the truth!
Cletus: You take that back about Hollywood. My cousin was the pig from Babe.
Lurleen:  Homer, that bit about my previous managers all dying of mysterious causes was completely false.  I just marry them and then they leave me.  By way of coffin.  You have to believe me.
Homer: I don’t know. That movie might not have had facts, or accurate sources, or evidence, but it did have a CG robot!

Country on the Inside Pt. 5
Lurleen starts

Lurleen: This grunge business isn’t getting me out of my depression like I thought it would.  Apparently being sad all the time doesn’t make you happy.  I miss the country lifestyle – the cowboy boots hiding switch blades, the big trucks, the starry skies, the women with large hairdos hiding switchblades.
Homer: But you’re a grunge natural!  It’s like every crowd’s energy is lower than the last.
Lurleen: I can’t live like this.  I need open air, belt buckles in the shape of states, and jello being counted as a salad.  I’m going back to singing country songs all alone.
Homer: Does that mean no more free beer at the Beer -N- Brawl…?  I quit!
Make Lurleen Play Country Guitar- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Marge: I’m sorry Lurleen. I realize now that I was just being a jealous housewife. I spread all those lies so that you’d fall from grace.
Lurleen:  Oh, your jealousy was very much justified. I made several passes at Homer, but he didn’t understand a single one of them.
Homer: She kept wanting me to go back to her hotel room, but why eat out of a mini-fridge when you can eat out of a normal fridge?
Lurleen: I guess I lost a man I never had, and a career I never fully understood. I also lost thirty-five cents the other day.
Marge: Lurleen, that’s the makings of a great country song!
Lurleen: About the thirty-five cents? I know.
Marge: Well, is there anything we can do to help?
Lurleen: Buy my CD?
Marge: Ummm…no.

And that completes Lurleen’s questline!

Running from start to finish, with out using donuts, it will take you approx 4 and a half days to complete.

What do YOU think of Lurleen?  What are your thoughts on her questline?  Have you purchased her?  Planning on it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

25 responses to “Tapped Out Premium Walkthroughs: Lurleen Lumpkin

  1. pertaining to the task that Marge has locked on my game. it says “write a smear article”. I understand this is part of the Country Inside quest. I have had Lurleen do the “BBQ roadkill” quest. then Homer is suppose to start the next part of the quest. He has no exclamation to tap on. But Marge won’t let me start her part of the quest. is there a way to restart the quest or something? thanks for the help. oh by the way, I’m pretty sure I have already done this quest earlier in the year. But I’m not sure now that I see Marge has an unfinished quest.

    • If you already completed it it could be why it’s not triggering. Also, if you have a ton of quests in your task book that could be why too.

      • is there any fix for this? My Marge “Write a smear campaign” and “Do a load of laundry” tasks are still locked months after I bought the Lurleen character, I can’t seem to trigger it … really frustrated to not be able to get those tasks active 🙁

  2. She was an instant buy. Always loved her on the show and I love her running around playing guitar or standing in front of the BBQ pit. <3

  3. Is there a ‘should I buy’ for Lurlene?

  4. Woooohoooo! Level 51! Does Lurleen can speak a sentence or sing? I like her voice. If she is mute I am not interested.

  5. michellebe158

    Level 51 just hit!

    • OtriviaLaLavia

      Yep, and I screwed myself again. Sent EVERYONE on their 24hr tasks & visited my neighbors just under 2hrs ago. Geeeezz!!! It SOOOOO much bites to be me!!!! 😡

  6. Off topic – but lvl51 is here!

  7. first thing i notice.. mr teeny is not playable.. tap him for an animation…

  8. Level 51 is here 🙂

  9. Good luck to anyone starting 51!! just placed the ______!! excited!

    Also just won the blue haired Lawyer in a mystery box so happy with that..
    I’ve not missed a daily bonus since i started playing during the original stonecutters… This is the best mystery box prize i’ve ever got… I got so many trees you guys… i don’t need another tree!!

  10. Hello, some of this is probably off-topic.
    I have a couple of questions:
    1) I’ve been on Level 50 for some time now (about 50% on the XP bar), but no Investorettes questline yet. <> All my characters have been simultaneously free at various moments throughout the day, but nothing has changed, and right now I’m only on random missions and the BHL questline. Am I missing something? The House of Pancakes is still locked for me.
    2) (possible spoilers here, I apologize), I just received an in-game (not App store) update and some new items appeared in the store: Forgotten Grave and Marvin Monroe’s Tombstone, early access for 14 days. Does that mean that in two weeks a Level 51 will be released?
    Finally, I would like to congratulate the Addicts for this website. It’s amazing! And your efforts to keep things updated and informative are really wonderful, thanks very much.

    • Are you going off your XP Level at the bottom of the screen? Or are you going off your Game Play Level aka your completed walkthroughs? You have to complete one to move onto another.

      • I was basing myself on the XP bar, but now that I’ve checked all the walkthroughs, I see that there are a couple of things yet to be completed.
        Thanks for the reply!

  11. Off topic – but I just got level 51 update!

  12. Level 51!!!!!!

  13. Level 51! Frank Grimes!!! Instant buy.

  14. Just got an update……level 51!😍

  15. Whoo who level 51!!!!!!!

  16. That’s actually a really good idea…wish I would have done that.

    The group tasks are my favorite and the easiest to manage.

  17. I’ve chosen to not complete part 2, Make Lurleen Perform a Gig.

    In return I have a “permanent” 6-hour premium task for almost every Springfielder. Extra money and one convenient place to tap during workdays.

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