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?
So with Level 54, all sorts of new stuff popped up. One of the new premium items that included Laura Powers was the Powers House. For 150 Donuts, this 8×6 building earns $175 and 18 XP every 6 hrs for income tax. I guess that kind of makes you a skyfinger tax collector. Anywho… let’s dive into the origin for the house shall we?
“New Kid on the Block” (S4:E8)
So the obvious first appearance of the Powers residence is when we first meet Ruth and Laura Powers. In this episode, Mrs. Winfield let’s Homer know they are selling their home and moving to Florida. All she asks is that Homer wear pants when he walks in front of the window, takes in his four decaying Jack-o-lanterns from past Halloweens and cover his garbage so it doesn’t attract wildlife like moose. We first see the house when Homer is retrieving the Winfield’s trash from the curb. Who doesn’t love wire hangers, expired medicines and old newspapers?
Selling the house isn’t easy with Homer lounging in the pool, burping and eating hot dogs but the house is finally sold to the Powers. Ruth had some doubts after seeing the Time cover story, America’s Worst City, but she moved in anyway.
The rest of the episode revolves around Bart’s crush on Laura and All-You-Can-Eat seafood shenanigans at the Frying Dutchman (“Tis no man, tis a remorseless eating machine.”). Definitely a funny episode to watch if you’ve never seen it or it’s been a while especially if you’ve been looking for Amanda Hugginkiss.
So that’s basically it for the Powers house. It’s 740 Evergreen Terrace, right next to the Simpson home. But wait… isn’t that the brown house?
Looks just like the Powers House we saw with a brown coat of paint. Definitely looks like the house in our games. Of course, it’s also the same house that Terrance and Emily gussied up Portland-style in “The Day the Earth Stood Cool” (S24:E7)?
We learn early on in the show that the house originally belonged to the Winfields. The first appearance of 740 Evergreen Terrace aka the Winfield house was in “Homer’s Odyssey” (S1:E3). Homer walks by on his trip to off himself and the Winfield’s laugh about him either killing himself or taking his boulder for a walk.
It looks a lot different in this early appearance but so did many things in the Best. Show. Ever. For example Moe’s hair was black and Smithers had brown skin. The Winfield house also once had a pool in the backyard as seen in “Bart’s Dog Gets an F” (S2:E16).
I guess it’s just safe to say that like most Springfield geography… the house next door to our favorite animated family changes as the plot needs it to. One things for certain, there are some serious home renovators in Springfield. Here’s what it looked like in “Peeping Mom” (S26:E18).
Back to brown. I wonder how big the rip in the space-time continuum is in TSTO considering all the different versions of one home have been offered in the game?
So there’s your origin for the Powers House plus some rambling by yours truly. What do you think of the new premium character combo? Did you add it to your neighborhood? Where’d you place it? SOund off in the comments and stay classy like usual.
TTFN… Wookiee out!