Note from Alissa: Here’s an Oldie WDTCF we’ve had sitting in drafts for a little while, but things like Tap Ball, 4th of July, the Monorail, multiple Level updates, etc kept preventing us from pushing it. But now that we have a little downtime I thought it’d be a great time to post this one. Besides who doesn’t want to go into the weekend listening to Homer’s Ballet song? 😉
Hey hey friendereenos! 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 Level 54, all sorts of new stuff popped up. One of the new premium items is Homer’s Ballet. But why a fenced in bear on a clown car in a circus ring? When and where did it actually appear in the Best. Show. Ever.? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
“Marge on the Lam” (S5:E6)
The episode starts off with some uber boring pledge drive with a laughing audience. The family doesn’t get what’s so funny. (NOTE: This is where Homer’s classic hitting the TV while exclaiming “Be more funny!” comes from.) The telethon is all about saving public television, but who would want to do that?
Well.. Marge Simpson, that’s who. She pledges 30 dollars much to Homer’s dismay but she does get two tickets to the ballet. Interestingly… Homer is excited by the tickets. He “enjoys all the meats of our cultural stew.” His excitement makes sense when we see that Homer thinks ballet is a bear riding a tiny car at a circus. Doo doo doottle dootle doo doo doo doo, Doo doo doottle dootle doo doo doo doo…
When Homer discovers what ballet is… he’s bummed out. Marge reminds him about when he volunteered for an army experiement to get out of dinner with Patty and Selma. Ahhhh… so that explains the hair loss, giddiness and loss of equilibrium. Poor Homer… you can’t blame him for not being cultured. Even Lenny thought ballet was the bear in a little car.
So there’s your origin for the new premium offering for 35 of your precious sprinklies. To be honest, EA didn’t delve deeply into the Simpsons catalogue for this update and most items come from two episodes in just one season but I am happy that they picked a cool item from Homer’s noggin thoughts. I certainly shelled out the donuts immediately but here’s a weird thought I had. Since this item clearly comes from just Homer’s imagination but now is a physical offering in our towns, is TSTO all a dream of Homer’s? It’d make a lot of the items in my game make sense. I guess that’s a discussion for another post though.
What do you think of the bear on a tiny car? Did you buy it? Where’d you put it? Sound off below and keep on tapping in the free world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!