Note from Alissa: Just a little reminder that the Gil deal with Ice Cream Truck and Ice Cream Man Homer will be leaving our stores tomorrow…so if you’re thinking about picking the combo up be sure to do so BEFORE tomorrow (8/5) morning when it leaves our stores. You can find the Should I Buy on the combo here
So Gil popped up and offered us another deal for 120 donuts. At first you might be thinking what the heck EA? How about you fix your glitch donut stealing issues first before you ask us to part with our real world money for your pixelated offerings and I completely understand those feelings. I do have to say though… of all the things Gil has ever offered, this one is amazing. Basically my favorite other than Truckasaurus.
You see… way back when this blog was in its infancy and TSTO was only on Level 35… we were already talking about the ice cream truck. Level 35 included the popsicle stick figures of Patty & Selma and Disco Stu which prompted discussion about the episode they came from. In fact, one of our early frequent tappers who has now disappeared into the ether of the net (where are you Jamminfrog?) asked ME to write about it. Of course, I only wrote a little but I actually like my words so I decided to tweak them and use them for this origin post. Bonus is I have FXXNow two years later so I can offer better images. Without further ado, here’s the origin of both Ice Cream Man Homer and his Ice Cream Truck.
“Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)” (S18:E7)
In typical Homer fashion, he becomes the ice cream man through some hijinks. After being fired for leaving work (to chase the ice cream truck), Homer gets a cold and tasty treat from his buddy Max (who states Homer is his best customer lol). Of course, Homer pays for his Butter-crusted Choco Rocket with a hundred dollar bill and the resulting change-making gives poor Max a heart attack. At the funeral, Max’s wife sells Homer her husband’s ice cream truck.
Homer pimps out the truck (well, Otto does) and then gets “dressed in a most unusual way.” Thus begins a new profession for our favorite TV dad. For the first time in his life, Homer is excited “to pedal his frosty wares.”
The rest of the episode revolves more around Marge’s folk art, but there are some great shots of Homer’s sweet truck. The kids chasin his truck and divorced dads falling for his ploy to expolde broken families. The best though is Homer careening out of control and destroying Marge’s Popsicle stick people exhibition… classic Homer.
I love this episode so much, I even wrote an entire post in September 2013 just showing images from it to prove that the Best. Show. Ever. is even funny without sound. What do you think of the offering? Agree its one of the better “New” episodes? You’re probably not gonna get me to not be happy about this Gil Deal considering it’s been a want for almost 2 years. I even didn’t mind the price but I was thankfully unscathed by EA’s recent debacle so I may have a different opinion than some. The best thing to me is this statement I made in one of the 2013 posts.
“I agree 100% with jamminfrog that EA should add this vehicle for us but not before EA starts putting vehicles on the streets!”
Well EA, thanks for the add at the exact time I mentioned. You’re welcome. That’s it for this post friends… sound off with your thoughts and as always much love to all you classy tappers.
TTFN… Wookiee out!