Where Did THAT Come From: Republican Party HQ

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?republicanpartyhq_menu

This post I will be going over the Origin of the Republican Party Headquarters. Introduced into our games with the Terwilliger Event, for some precious donuts. So why is this in our games? Does it have anything to do really with the Terwilligers? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.

Season 6, Episode 5: Sideshow Bob Roberts
Sideshow is on air with Birch Barlow, going on about how he was framed and is incarcerated unfairly due to a spikey haired lil boy. Birch Barlow makes it his mission to rally his listeners to Free Sideshow Bob. Quimby, desperate for votes, gives in. Sideshow Bob is freed, but unfortunately walked out the wrong entrance, off the cliff, and down into the sea water below. Shortly after, at the Republican Party Headquarters, the group is gathered to discuss the Mayoral Elections. Members such as Wolfcastle, Burns (Smithers there assisting Burns), Birch Barlow, The Rich Texan, Nosferatu, Dr. Hibbert, and the Blue Haired Lawyer are in attendance. Birch Barlow brought in Sideshow Bob to be their new candidate.Republican Party Headquarters

 

After the introduction of the Republican Party HQ, it does make more appearances in the series. Here are just a few.

Season 13, Episode 7: Brawl in the Family
This episode opens right up on the Republican Party Headquarters, complete with lightening and scary music similar to the Treehouse of Horror Series. Looks like they also added flashing neon lights to the name.

Burns is leading the group. Discussing what act of mitigating evil they should take on this week. In attendance at this meeting is Krusty, Dracula, Rich Texan, Wolfcastle, and Bob Dole… who reads from the Necromicon (Stonecutters Event/Burns). They discuss the crack down on the hippies, rid TV of PBS, and get rid of them pesky anti-pollution laws.Republican Party Headquarters 2

 

Season 13, Episode 8: Sweets and Sour Marge
After Homer’s attempt to get in the Duff Record Book goes wrong, Springfield is deemed the Fattest Town. Marge is really concerned at how accepting everyone is of this. She starts to look around to see just why everyone is a bit on the heavy side. She quickly realizes that it is due to pretty much EVERYTHING is loaded with sugar. So she starts a lawsuit towards the Motherloving Sugar Company to make them stop putting so much sugar in products. She wins, but it backfires and Marge’s Law makes it so Sugar is banned for good from Springfield.

Not able to get his white powder fix, Homer seeks out anything resembling the sweet stuff. While at the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu lets him in on a secret. There is a certain group of people that will do anything to get Sugar back into Springfield. He leads Homer outside and to the Lard Lad, where he reveals a hidden door right between Lard Lads legs. It appears it is the secret entrance to the Republican Party HQ. Count Fudgeula is even there with Garth Motherloving and Mr. Burns. They plan on smuggling some Sugar in from the Island of San Glucose.Republican Party Headquarters Secret Entrance

 

Season 14, Episode 4: Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington
The planes path to the airport has seemed to have been diverted to directly above the Simpsons. After weeks of no sleep, Marge & Homer go to their congressman, who after hearing their complaint has a heart attack and passes. Bart decided they got to get someone to take his place that can help them, so he approaches Krusty. Explains to him all the things he can change if he is elected.

Later we see Dr Hibbert, Wolfcastle, Rich Texan, Mr. Burns, Krusty, Bob Dole, and Dracula all assembled at the HQ. Looks like the topic is changing names to include Ronald Reagan. Then the discussion turns to who they should put up for the election. Krusty states he should, and they agree.

 

There you have it. A huge Castle looking location for a pretty much reoccurring group of individuals to gather at has made it into our silly lil games. Did you splurge your donuts and get it? If so, where in your Springfield did you put it? Let us know.

~Bunny

6 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From: Republican Party HQ

  1. Thanks for reminding everyone of the FUN origins!! 😉

  2. Republican Party Headquarters (I get a good chuckle at this Building) – a shame its Premium vs being a well earned Event Prize, but being reminded which Simpsons episode it appears in as well (as its connection with Sideshow Bob) tells me that EA must be working with FOX & Matt Groenng ( & Co.) to surprise us Tappers 🙂

  3. Hey the last part made me think of something: Did they ever say in the show why Krusty wasn’t in Congress anymore? He was shown to be a Congressman for a season or two, and then it was just kind of dropped. Just wondering. Did his term just end and he didn’t seek re-election?

  4. It’s another iconic Simpsons building, and it would be nice to have, but with no included character or character interaction, it’s just not worth the donuts right now, in my opinion.

    Though, it did occur to me… Dr. Hibberts task to attend a Republican Party meeting… does that still happen in the Brown House or does he go to the headquarters now?

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