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 Old Simpsons Farm. Introduced into our games with the Terwilliger Event, the 4th prize you earned with Spade Collection. Where on earth did this first appear? Why is it in our game? What does it have to do with the Simpsons? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
Season 6, Episode 10: Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
Homer and Marge are trying to spice up their “romantic” life. Oddly, it seems an Elixr that Grampa made did the trick. Homer sees this as a way to make lots of money. So he goes back to the Retirement Home to get Abe to make up a bath full so they can bottle and sell it.
It becomes such a hit, and Grampa is also loving all the attention, that Homer and him set off traveling town to town selling the Elixr. While driving through a rural town, Abe starts to recognize many of the Farms. He tells Homer to make a right…
Homer is not impressed by the run down dump he is looking at. Abe begins to explain that the dump is actually the house that Homer grew up in. They lived there until they were foreclosed on. Something caused the cows to give sour milk (per Homer’s flashback it was him).
Homer continues to reminisce, realizes they are mainly bad memories of Abe yelling at him, and blames Abe for how he turned out. Abe points out that Homer’s treatment of him isn’t that great either. They take off… arguing.
As the conversation becomes more heated, we learn that due to the Elixr Homer came into the world. Without it, Abe thinks he would have been better off. Homer was a mistake. Homer stops the car, tells Abe to get out, and takes off. Leaving him behind. Not wanting to be a bad parent too, Homer tries to overcompensate being Dad with Lisa and Bart, but that backfires. So Homer takes off to do some serious thinking… back at the Old Simpsons Farm.
While looking at an old picture under the light of a match he struck, he realizes that Santa was HIS Dad. It makes him happy…until he realizes he just lit the picture on fire. To which, of course, he runs round screaming and lighting the whole room on fire. On the other end of the Farm House by the fireplace, Grampa Abe is also feeling bad. Saying that his Elixr has caused him nothing but trouble, so of course he tosses it into the fire. Flames burst all over the room. They both run outside and end up running into each other by the front door. They start apologizing to each other and kind of making up… while the house is burning in flames behind them.
Season 11, Episode 5: E-I-E-I D’oh
After picking up something he saw in a movie, Homer decided he will get what he wants by challenging everyone to a duel. Unfortunately, he stumbled upon a Southern Gentleman that excepted. As the man showed up outside his house at dawn, Homer panics. Marge sneaks him out of the house by hiding him in the dead Christmas Tree (yah, they still had it months later), and then taking off into Farm Country to hide.
As they travel down old Rural Route 9, Homer decides they can hide out at the Old Farm where Homer grew up. (Ummmm… wait a minute… didn’t that burn to the ground? Lol. Oh Simpsons.) But there it is, still a run down shack, but no longer devastated by a fire. (They must have traveled back in time. 😉 )
The family ends up setting up house there and doing what they can to survive, like farming. Homer heads out to Sneed’s Feed & Seed to buy some seeds to plant. The shop keep tells him nothing can grow on the Old Simpsons Place, and that is why his Dad abandoned it. But Homer is determined and snags a mix of Tobacco and Tomato seeds.
Determined to make it grow, he also calls up Lenny to send him some Plutonium to spray all over it. (Maybe this is what created the Mutant Veggies and Seedlings too.) Thus ToMacco is created. In the end the Simpsons refuse an offer from Laramie Cigarette Company, animals get into the crops while they were gone talking to Laramie and go mad from the addiction of the plants, Homer accidentally tosses the last ToMacco plant to a Laramie Executive while trying to get the mad animals to go away, and of course they go back home… still broke… as if it all never happened.
There you have it, a Farm House that seemed to miraculously reappear after a devastating fire… and it is now in our silly lil games. I wonder when we get to start growing ToMacco there instead. 😉
What do you think of the Farm House? Found a cool location for it in your town? Put it next to Cletus’? How do YOU think it made it back into the episodes undamaged? Let us know.