Where Did THAT Come From – Alley McBalls

Hey hey tap ballers! 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 the Tap Ball Event, all sorts of new stuff has appeared in our games. The first prize in Act II, was Alley McBalls. But what does a bowling store have to do with Tap Ball and all its assorted rules and silliness? When and where did it actually appear in the Best. Show. Ever.? Let’s check out the Simpsons TV Series to find out, shall we?

“Four Regrettings and a Funeral” (S25:E3)

A beloved member of Springfield dies… well Chip Davis (Springfield’s most beloved character you never saw) and it prompts Kent Brockman, Homer, Marge and Burns to all examine their regrets in life. Homer’s regret? That he made the worst financial decision of all time. Where was said decision made? Alley McBalls of course.

Alley McBalls Simpsons

Also funny that in early 2001, the show Ally McBeal was all the rage so it’s a pretty topical joke. Homer sold all his Apple stock to buy a fancy bowling ball because he thought technology was a fad and bowling balls were the future.

Alley McBalls Simpsons 2

At least Homer still hangs out with his ball.  They spend a lot of quality time together.

Homer Simpson & his bowling ball

Sure Monty bought all the stock he sold and made a fortune but oh well. Homer takes his ball to Alley McBalls to shine it up good. Unfortunately, it’s slated to become an Apple Store. D’oh!

Alley McBalls Apple Store Simpsons

And that’s it for our first Act II prize. What do you think of it? Where’d you place it? Ever see the episode? (If not, check out this recap of the whole thing.) Sound off in the comments and hopefully all your Tap Ball dreams come true (or at least your record is 500 or better).

TTFN… Wookiee out!

FINAL THOUGHT: Could Bart have been prenatally screwed up by the KISS music?

Homer & Marge Simpson pregnant KISS

Nah… We all know what Mozart and Churchill speeches did for Ralphie.

6 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Alley McBalls

  1. Alley McBalls (thank you, EA, for another fine Freemium Building)
    Yes, that was a lol worthy episode, too (I also enjoy Bowling) 🙂

  2. Hmmm… Given that plotline, wouldn’t it be funny if they offered the Mapple store as an alternative “skin” for Alley McBalls? (Yeah, I know that wouldn’t work because they have totally different dimensions..)

  3. I’ve been down this road
    Walking the line that’s painted by pride
    And i have made mistakes in my life that i just can’t hide.

    But I believe I’m ready
    for what love has to bring
    I’ve got myself together
    Now i’m ready to sing.

    I’ve been searching my soul tonight
    I know there’s so much more to life
    Now I know I can shine a light
    to find my way back home.

    (Stuck in my head since the prize was revealed) also:

    OOga Chugga, Ooga Chugga, I can’t stop this feeling, deep inside of me…

    One of my other favorite Fox shows. If Ally McBall’s served food I’d think it would be Cajun Fish.

    That’s all I got for now, I need a Moment, Bygones.

  4. not sure where to post this but thought people would be interetsed to know that a futurama free to play game is being made. so alissa bunny and wookie are going to be busy if they did to cover that as well.


    • I’m sure EA will premote this when it’s ready (like TSTO was advertised on Tv and pop ups in other games) plus I wouldn’t be surprised a mini event with Bender (at least) in Tapped Out. As always, we’ll see.

  5. I like it and love the dialogue!!! 🙂 So good!
    The episode was… alright…
    Hard to believe Harry Shearer only got an Emmy for it.
    Wish the task was permanent though…

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