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?
For this origin post, we’ll be taking a look at the Gas and Grub & Five Corners. They both come from the same episode and while I debated separating them into two different readings, they just go hand in hand too closely to do that to you. Both items were introduced into our games with the Terwilliger Event, one as a craftable item in Act II and the other for 70 donuts. So why are they in our games? What do they have to do with the Terwilligers? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out for a WDTCF two-fer.
“The Bob Next Door” (S21:E22)
So unsurprisingly, we find ourselves in yet another Sideshow Bob episode for these new items. The Simpsons family has gotten a new neighbor and Bart suspects it is Sideshow Bob in disguise. Of course anyone who has seen a certain movie with Cage and Travolta knows this is a plausible idea but would Bob really go so far as to get a new face to finally murder Bart? Well, Springfield did release all low level prisoners but surely that doesn’t include Bob. The new neighbor has fancy furniture, drives a hybrid and has exotic fish… he can’t be a bad guy. He just happens to sound just like Robert Terwilleger. Frasier on Cheers and Frasier on Frasier sound like Bob too lol.
Walt Warren’s just a nice, non-musical enjoying neighbor who’s moved into the brown house next door. Meanwhile, Sideshow Bob actually does escape prison. Uh oh. Walt takes Bart to a baseball game and Bob shows up at the Simpsons home. Only problem is Bart was right all along and the premise of Face/Off was true. SSB’s secret Bart death room tells the Simpsons family and the REAL Walt where SSB is taking Bart… the Five Corners.
Our next scene shows Bob stopped at the Gas and Grub, last gas before five corners. Bob has stopped for some grub and is romance by the waitress who accidentally removes his face. Poor lonely lady… all the guys are either gay or have no face lol. The Simpsons are hot in pursuit and head to Mexico to find Bart. Walt is smarter than Homer and heads to the real location.
Five corners, the only geographical location where five states meet. If Bob kills Bart there, it will be un-prosecutable. Bob will stand in one state, fire the gun in the next, the bullet will pass through the third hitting Bart in the fourth where he’ll fall dead in the fifth. No single act is against the law and the sum total will be the greatest murder since (SPOILER ALERT) Snape killed Dumbledore.
Suffice to say Bart foils SSB’s plan and although Bob tries to flee jurisdictional incarceration, he’s surrounded by police officers with Texan, Northwestern and East coast accents and another who resembles the California Highway Patrol… you really have to love Springfield geography.
So that’s the origin for our new items as they have to do with SSB. Of course, several addicts pointed out I failed to mention Five Corners in “Itchy & Scratchy Land” (S6:E4). Our favorite family visits it on the way to the Violentest Place on Earth.
Lisa: “Aww… haven’t we stood in 5 different states long enough?!”
Special thanks to everyone for keeping me on my toes and I do agree the new dec looks like the classic but know it was included for the SSB-ness of it. So, a new building and strange geographical murder location. Me thinks a good set-up for these includes a state park set-up. I think it’s hilarious that my town know has imaginary state lines in it. What do you think of our new Terwileger items? Like the tribute to Four Corners Monument that exists in reality? Wish our family had a joint task there? Ever see that Travolta/Cage movie? Craft the Gas and Grub? Splurge on Five Corners? Sound off below and stay classy.
TTFN… Wookiee out!