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?
This post I will be going over the Origin of Sebastian Cobb, Monorail Cafe, and a few other Monorail Items. Why are they in our games? What is so important about them? Why does Sebastian look like a Mad Scientist? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
Season 4, Episode 12: Marge vs the Monorail
It all begins with this episode. The main reason we even have a Monorail Event in our games. It all started with a song and dance routine and a determined Marge. Lol.
Burns is caught stuffing more Toxic Waste from his Nuclear Plant around town and has to go to court. He is ordered to pay 3 million dollars in damages… which he of course just so happens to have lying around in his wallet. Now the citizens of Springfield will have a town meeting to determine how to spend that 3 million dollars. Bettering Schools? Mechanical Ants? Hire Fireman? Put it back into the Nuclear Plant… says Mr Burns…errrr Mr Snrub? More Police Officers? Fix Main Street? NAH! Lyle Lanley offers the BEST suggestion around. MONORAIL MONORAIL MONORAIL!!
Lyle boasts how he sold the Monorail to Ogdenville, Brockway, and North Haverbrook. Marge just has a sneaking suspicion Lyle is NOT on the level about the Monorail. She realizes her suspicions are really getting worse when Homer gives her a tour of the Monorail and she finds a family of Possums, Homer calls the Big one Bitey, living in the Fire Extinguisher location. She has to go talk to Lyle at his Trailer Office. There she stumbles upon his notebook showing him happy with money while the town is going to it’s firey death on the Monorail…calling them all suckers. Marge pretends to Lyle she didn’t see a thing and quickly makes her exit. While driving away in her car, she just can’t shake some of the things Lyle said and starts to look into these other towns and their Monorails. She ends up in North Haverbrook.
In North Haverbrook, Marge sees just how torn apart and abandoned the town seems. She is later seen trying to talk to the Waitress in the window of a Drive-in. The Waitress seems frazzled and quite shaken.
She tells Marge there’s no such thing as a Monorail and there never was. She slams the window gates down, which reveal that it is actually the Monorail Cafe.
At the same time, Marge sees a strange man approaching her and screams. The Man asks her if she was the one asking questions about the Monorail and introduces himself as none other than Sebastian Cobb.
Lanley had hired him to build the Monorail. He goes on to explain how Lanley cut corners everywhere. Faulty Breaks, Bad Wiring, and hired Gallagher as one of the Celebrities to ride it during the opening. He shows Marge what is left of the North Haverbrook Monorail. She is now panicking. What can she do? Cobb tells her that they better have a good Conductor. D’OH!
It’s the Maiden Voyage of the Springfield Monorail and everyone has show up. You can even see in the background the First Monorail Station we got in our games.
While Leonard Nimoy and Quimby are talking to the excited crowd, Lyle is making off with a fortune stuffed into suitcases. Lisa asks him to stay and ride the Monorail, but Lyle has a plane to catch… that apparently leaves in one minute. (Luckily his flight makes a quick layover stop in North Haverbrook, where the People of North Haverbrook have a nice lil welcome waiting for him.)
Away the Monorail goes with Homer in the “drivers seat”. Marge and Sebastian Cobb pull up too late. He really shouldn’t have stopped for that haircut. The Monorial of course falls apart and speeds 180 miles an hour out of control round and round the Monorail Track. As it is passing by over and over and over, you can see also the additional Station Pieces for the Central Monorail Station.
Sebastian and Marge make there way to the Monorail Control Center and radio Homer with help. Sebastian tells him he has to find an anchor of sorts.
He uses the “M” off the train and a lasso from a Cowboy passenger. Of course, it is a Donut that stops it finally and saves the day. “Is there anything they can’t do?”
The Monorail was the ONLY folly that the town of Springfield messed up on, right? Well… there was that Popsicle Stick Skyscraper… and Giant 50ft Magnifying Glass… and that Escalator to Nowhere…
There you have it. The TV Episode that launched a frenzy for TSTO Addicts all around when its addition to the game was teased last year, then FINALLY made it into our games in a full blown Event. WOOHOO!! With it it brought us a bunch of cool new items including Sebastian Cobb, Monorail Cafe, and the Springfield Central Monorail Station with all it’s extra parts.
What did you think of the Episode? Have you been anxiously awaiting the arrival too? How close are you to earning Sebastian Cobb? Got him already? Remember seeing the Monorail Cafe in this Episode? Let us know.