Welcome to the Lifestyles of the Springfield Rich & Famous… errr… well, to a site writing about a new rich people expansion in TSTO. 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 the Springfield Heights expansion brought us lots of new items with confounding leveling up of buildings, real estate values and tap-tap-tappery. Of course, it also brought lots of new stuff to find in the Best. Show. Ever. I’m sure by now we’ve all spent lots of precious time tapping away at the various tasked buildings of Springfield Heights. Of the six buildings earning Springfield Heights currency, the Furniture Shop is the first and easiest building to earn with. It also resembles a certain Swedish furniture conglomerate but where and when does it appear in the show? Let’s find out!
So… for some reason, the designers at EA decided to name this the Furniture Shop instead of just SHØP which confounds me. The dialogue references the real store from the show and even the menu shows the correct wording but the design in our towns doesn’t. My only guess is some sort of corporate issue disallowed a true representation since there is a store that ripped off IKEA named STØR.
Anywho… we first see the inspiration for this building in “Lisa the Beauty Queen” (S4:E4) when Channel 6 News covers the Grand Opening of the Danish superchain SHØP.
Of course our new building looks nothing like that one. 7 seasons later, the furniture store has upgraded it’s look and SHØP appears right at the beginning of “Eight Misbehavin’” (S11:E7).
Our favorite family is shopping there and admiring the green tables, bean bag chairs, a mascot name Allen Wrench, hamper lids and clever pencil holders named Kronk and Pöbli. Homer especially likes the forks in the cafeteria made of LEGOs.
So we got a store that may or may not sell lamps that do not look like lamps. It’s certainly the right color. What do you think of it friends? Wish it looked more like the building in the show? At least we got the building very easily and it does look cool IMHO. Sound off with your thoughts and stay classy friends.
TTFN… Wookiee out!