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 Ajax Steel Mill and Roscoe offered as the Gil Deal for Pride Week. Why are they in our game? Where did they appear? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
Season 8, Episode 15: “Homer’s Phobia”.
So before I get in to the episode, I gotta say I’m thrilled that these items were added into the game. Sure they’re 150 donuts but thems the breaks. Way back in March 2014, I talked about Roscoe in a post all about mustaches. I also asked for him in a specualtion post in January. You think EA listened? ANywho… let’s get into the episode.
A business scheme by Bart results in an exorbitant gas bill. When their savings fall to China lol, the family decides to sell an old family heirloom at the Springfield Mall. The best store for this… Cockamamie’s owned by John.
This episode is great with John Waters’ character and Homer. The episode revolves around Homer’s uncomfortableness with John’s choice of lifestyle and resultant fear that Bart may swing that direction as well. Lots of hilarity to be had but what would a Steel Mill have to do with it all? Well, John’s flamboyance and Homer’s attempts at ensuring Bart doesn’t play for the pink team lead. When staring at the buxom ladies of a Laramie billboard only leads to Bart wanting to smoke, Homer takes his son to the manliness place he can think of… the Ajax Steel Mill.
Bart and Homer meet Roscoe who is about as straightlaced as a steel worker can stereotypically be. He IS the foreman of the Ajax Steel Mill but the whole mill is staffed by gay men. He’s a big, burly man with one heck of a mustache that’s also also the foreman for an all-male’s who love male’s group of steelmen. I love the steelworkers interacting with eachother. “Hot stuff coming through.” “Oh be nice.” LMBO
Of course, the ultimate gag is when the work whistle blows and Roscoe comments that they work hard and play hard. He pulls a rope and the Mill become a late night getnleman’s dance club called The Anvil.
Love it! So there you have it my friends… the origins for both items and how they apply to the Pride Week concept. What do you think of it? Did you take Gil’s deal? Got an excellent placement you want to share with the group? If you hate it… just blame me. Well my friends. I’ll sign off and dedicate this post just like the episode to the Steelworkers of America… keep reaching for that rainbow!
TTFN… Wookiee out!