Where Did THAT Come From: Spiffany’s

So I said what about Breakfast at Spiffany’s, she said I think I remember the episode and as I recall I said we both rather liked it and I said well that’s the one thing we got.

Hey hey friendereenos! 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?

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So with Level 53, all sorts of new stuff popped up.  One of the new freemium offerings including Martha Quimby was Spiffany’s. So this new store is an obvious parody of the ever popular Tiffany & Co. Commonly known as Tiffany’s and losing men and women alike mucho dinero on diamonds, etc., we now have a version in our towns but why is it here? When and where did it actually appear in the Best. Show. Ever.?  Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.

Our first episode to look at is “Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge” (S13:E22).  Springfield is sucking down electrical juice like Mayor Quimby’s wife at a bar.  Just one more appliance could overload the circuits.  Leave it to Homer to plug in a dancing Santa to cool things down and cause a blackout.  The citizens of Springfield begin to loot everything from Costington’s to Cinder Block Village and according to Arnie Pye, “the city has exploded in a fireball of pent up rage.”

The result of the citywide damage is strangely Homer taking the law into his own hands and actually being good at it.  Stopping criminals is fun!  Homie starts his own security company called SpringShield and becomes not only a hero in town, but replaces Wiggum as Chief of Police.  After Homer takes down Fat Tony though, the mob swears to gun him down.  Tony calls in his Jersey muscle and in a neat tribute to The Sopranos, lots of Springfield buildings are shown.  Right next to the Android’s Dungeon in a blink and miss it moment is what looks like Spiffany’s.

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I got the best image I could but you can see the letters SPI (and the color is right) before it flashes to the next bit. Maybe Spiffany’s, maybe not. Of course, that’s not the only appearance.  In “Waverly Hills, 9-0-2-1-D’oh” (S20:E19), Marge realizes the educational offerings of Springfield Elementary are horrible and decides to move the kids to Waverly Hills.  It’s one of those place so fancy, it has a Spiffany’s that looks nothing like our new building.  It also resembles Beverly Hills a lot and Weezer even wrote it a special song lol.

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We next see Spiffany’s in “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson” (S23:E10).  After an incident on Springfield Air (seriously, the lampooning of air travel in this episode so funny), his rant makes him MyTube famous.  As a result, Homer becomes a blowhard on TV ranting to the average citizens of the world.  He’s so popular, he actually starts his own movement of gravy boaters.  People all over put gravy boats on their heads and follow Homer’s ranting ideas.  One of the places to get a gravy boat… Spiffany’s.

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Our first full frontal of Spiffany’s is in this next episode, “The D’oh-cial Network” (S23:E11).  At the Towne Centre at Springfielde Glenne, there are tons of shops including Spiffany’s.  It’s right next to the condos Lenny lives in and looks a lot like our new TSTO building.

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Apparently it’s also a store in such demand that the outdoor mall has two of them.  Just a few minutes later, a completely different shop is seen.

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The next appearance should serve as no surprise in “Dangers on a Train” (S24:E22) since the family is back at the Towne Centre.  What is silly is that in the previous episode the Centre was mentioned as a new mall and in this one, it’s been around since Bart was a toddler.  Maybe that means “new” means something different in Springfield?  Almost nine years ago in Simpsons time, Spiffany’s was right next to Vulgari.

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Also funny that in just 33 episodes, the Towne Centre has fallen into disrepair.  Gotta love Springfield!

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Of course I could point out that the Centre looks completely fine later in “White Christmas Blues” (S25:E8) and “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas” (S26:E9) but that’s just me nerding out.  Anywho… there you go friends… a building that keeps popping up all over in the Simpsons has now popped up into our silly lil games along with the Mayor’s Wife. Did you remember these episodes? What do you think of Spiffany’s? Have you got to this point in your game yet? Sound off in the comments and stay classy as usual.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

15 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From: Spiffany’s

  1. Ok, here’s an interesting bit of trivia, was watching the original Batman this morning and in the 2nd to last episode of Season 3, The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra, the villains are robbing Spiffanys -maybe that’s why it is possibly next to The Androids Dungeon in the 1st image?

  2. lplibrarian11

    Does anyone use Spiffany or the Morshano labs after the event?

  3. Does anyone use Spiffany or Twillingers lab after the event?

  4. Seriously bad timing, just put everyone on 12 hour tasks, went to a neighbor top make sure it saves, and instead it pops up a new level!!!

    At least time isn’t pressing on these.

  5. I’m at level 53 and i play multiple times every day, but Spiffany’s is still not triggered for me. What am I doing wrong?

    • Have you built the Slaughterhouse and unlocked Lunch Lady Dora?

      • No. Didn’t realize that was a prerequisite.

        • You must always complete the building/character unlock for the previous level before you can move onto the next level. Just because your XP says your on level 53, doesn’t mean your game play is. You have to complete the level builds in order to move on.

  6. That definitely looks like Skips Diner in the first pic…

  7. Need that apartment building Lenny lives in 😓

  8. The Problem Child

    I think that’s Skip’s Diner, which was always located next to Android’s Dungeon.

    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/e/e1/Skip%27s_diner.png/revision/latest?cb=20100903120435

    • I think so too. The rest are Spiffany, but the first one looks an awful lot like Skips. Especially since the S is that slightly wavy writing style, which isn’t seen in any other Spiffany. The other Spiffany stores have that block type serious Times Roman look of the real Tiffany and Co labeling. It would be odd to have the first one with writing different than all the rest, not to mention being brick. That doesn’t seem right either.

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