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 Outdoor Opera Stage which was introduced into our games with the Terwilliger Event as a bonus for completing the Act II questline. Ph no… opera. We know it doesn’t end until the fat lady sings… literally. But what does it have opera have to do with our silly lil event? People actually like opera let alone understand foreign languages? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
“The Homer of Seville” (S19:E2)
When Homer crashes a funeral and sprains his back serving as a polar bear, I mean pallbearer, his usual annoyed grunt becomes operatic. (Man I love writing sentences as silly as that.) In fairness, when Homer lays flat on his back and his stomach lodges perfectly behind his diaphragm, he sings well. Homer’s new amazing voice lands him a gig as an opera singer. But where to sing operatically in Springfield? The Springfield Opera House of course.
Ok… this obviously isn’t our new outdoor opera stage but the stage inside the opera house is similar (ish) to our new item.
Also sort of resembles the opera stage from “Bart the Genius” (S1:E2)
Ok… maybe I’m stretching for this one… I recognize that most stages have red curtains and these are both indoor opera houses. There was an outdoor opera stage in “The Italian Bob” (S17:E8).
Well, it was the Roman Colliseum but it does connect to Sideshow Bob and may explain the Romanesque architectural features of the TSTO stage. We know Robert Terwilleger loves himself some opera.
Since this WDTCF seems more like a discussion about opera in The Simpsons than an origin piece for our new item, here’s a bonus for you. The Opera Academy located right next to the Chazz Busby Ballet Academy from “Smoke on the Daughter” (S19:E15). Sure it has nothing to do with the stage but it’s a funny gag.
So that’s about it my friends. This new beauty could be a completely original item or it could be inspired by opera stages in the Best. Show. Ever. or it could be both. Sound off with your thoughts and stay classy like usual.
TTFN… Wookiee out!