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 cactus patch and Simpson houseboat that appeared as craftable items with Act 3 of the Terwilleger Event. At first, both might seem like they have nothing to do with Sideshow Bob but they do and actually come from the same episode. In another Terwilleger event two-fer, I decided to pair the two. So what do they have to do with the Terwilligers? How can a patch of desert and a boat appear in the same episode? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
“Cape Feare” (S5:E2)
Of all the Sideshow Bob episodes that have ever appeared on the Best. Show. Ever., this one is definitely my favorite. Written originally for Season 4 but held over to the 5th season, it is actually is the last episode written by the original Simpsons writers and a parody of the movie Cape Fear. Anywho… you’re here for origins so let’s get started.
The Simpsons kids get letters. “All hail General Krull, sincerely, little girl.” Ok… that’s Lisa’s letter but Bart gets one too and the author says they’re going to kill him. Heck, lots and lots of letters written in blood have arrived.
Who would want to hurt this century’s Dennis the Menace? Sideshow Bob of course. He’s still upset about Bart foilied his schemes twice like when he tried to frame Krusty for armed robbery. Not just letters but dedications by radio too. Poor Fatty Fat Fat Fat is really worried and sees murderers everywhere. Somehow he still doesn’t know it’s Bob. I guess Bart is safe as long as he’s still in prison.
Oh no… Bart is up for parole and so ticked he got Die Bart Die tattooed on his chest. Just to let you know, die does mean “the” in German but we all know it’s not a tribute. Bob is released and it doesn’t look good for Bart in the not getting murdered department. There is a fix though, the witness relocation program. Our favorite family is off either Cape Fear, Terror Lake, New Horrorville, Screamville… Mr. Thompson and his family choose Terror Lake.
Sideshow Bob hitches a ride under the family’s UTow but it’s not the best place to ride considering Homer likes speedbumbs, pouring coffee out of the car AND driving through cactus patches.
At Terror Lake, we see that the new digs for the Simpsons family now lives is a houseboat.
The chair we see on the front deck has to do with a later scene involving Bob but that’s covered in detail in the Captain Bob post. Let’s just say the chair would be the perfect place to watch a certain criminal perform the score of the H.M.S. Pinafore.
So there’s your two new decorations friends! There’s much more in this episode but I have to insist that you watch it. I mean, this episode is also the origin of Sideshow Bob’s other archnemesis… the rake which is his 60 min task in TSTO.
What do you think of the new craftables? Earn any of them yet? How often have you made SSB hit rakes in your town? Sound off and much love… keep on tapping in the free world.
TTFN… Die Wookiee out!