Summertime… and the livings easy…
So in a period of EA downtime, our game has brought us a bunch of returning items at discount prices. Pretty cool that people get the chance to get items a little cheaper but mega cool that there’s at least one new item in the midst of it all. Sunday’s Gil Deal included the Big Butt Skinner Balloon for 95 donuts. But what the heck does this item have to do with the Best, Show. Ever? Is it a parade balloon, Bart Simpson prank or heavenly omen? Let’s take a look at the show and find out.
“Bart’s Comet” (S6:E14)
It’s science week at Springfield Elementary (the most propane, explosion-free science week ever) and it’s time to release the weather balloon.
The kids are excited including Bart Simpson? His enthusiasm makes sense as the yellow and blue balloon begins to ascend and we see Bart pull a string unfurling pieces making it look like Principal Skinner.
Bart: “I don’t think I really captured the eyes.”
Milhouse: “Bart, if you have a failing, it’s that you’re always demanding perfection… IF you have a failing.”
Skinner offers the kid who brings down the balloon a release from sections but the only result is his car being messed up by the stones. Willie tries to shoot it down but only brings down two fighter jets. Funny that their targeting systems identify a disgruntled Scotsman as an Iraqi Fighter Jet lol. Skinner curses the man who invented helium and is off to find out who did it. (NERD NOTE: Pierre Jules César Janssen did not invent helium but he is credited for discovering the gaseous nature of the solar chromosphere and the element of helium.)
Of course, Skinner’s #1 suspect is and should be Bart and I laugh every time Bart is caught with blueprints, notarized photos of him making the dummy and an alternate wording for the banner… Buttzilla.
Skinner has to punish Bart for impeding science… something more than a simple caning… so Bart gets to aid science and has to help Skinner with his amateur astronomy. At least he can see constellations like the Three Wise Men.
Too funny when Skinner thinks he discovers something new in the sky. Alas, it’s just Skinner’s rumpy doppelganger.
The rest of the episode revolves around Bart discovering a comet that threatens to destroy all life in Springfield, a bomb shelter and many of the citizens of the town. All around, it’s a very funny episode you should watch and Buttzilla actually plays a part in the outcome lol. So there you go party people. Our new Skinner effigy is a weather balloon that played heavily into an episode including astronomy stuff and the impending doom of Springfield. What do you think of Buttzilla? Did you add the Big Butt Skinner Balloon to your town? Sound off below and much love from the fuzzball.
TTFN… Wookiee out!