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.
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.
At least Homer still hangs out with his ball. They spend a lot of quality time together.
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!
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?
Nah… We all know what Mozart and Churchill speeches did for Ralphie.