It’s that time again! Halloween is right around the corner and already some of my favorite theme parks are all decked out for the festivities. Of course, that means a new Treehouse of Horror episode for my favorite cartoon and even better, the 4th Halloween Event for TSTO. I can’t believe I’ve been playing this game for almost three years but have to admit it was premium offerings in October 2012 that first got me to shell out cash to EA.
But what does this have to do with yours truly? Well… I used to regularly post about things I’d like to see in the game. Over time, I decided it was more appropriate to highlight what y’all want but every once in a while I still wrote about my own ideas. Over time, these slowed but more and more often, items I picked out showed up in the game. Whether that has anything to do with me is a battle between coincidence and hubris. Anywho… My favorite time to do this is Halloween and I saw a comment or two about if I was going to do another “What a Wookiee Wants” for Halloween 2015 so I decided why the heck not? If for no other reason, it gave me an excellent excuse to hold a personal Treehouse of Horror marathon. That exercise alone made this whole post worth it.
The resulting list is items I saw while watching that made me think…. “Oooh, oooh, that’d be so cool in the game.” I tried hard to steer clear of the usual zombies, vampires, mutants items that are obvious choices (although any of those could be fun). Initially my list was much longer but I ended up shortening it during my second pass. Fair warning, this doesn’t imply that my list is short just that a while ago in a galaxy much closer to you than some would like it was longer lol. You’ll notice some THOH episdoes were excluded completely. In fairness, a lot of these items are repeats from my wish list last year but I did purposely avoid reading last year’s post before writing this one. I guess a fuzzball wants what a fuzzball wants. Without further ado or aplomb… click more if you’re interested in just WHAT a wookiee wants for Halloween.
I have to start off with my biggest wish for this Halloween, an Island of Dr. Hibbert event. This idea comes from “Treehouse of Horror XIII” (S14:E1). It might be just be that I enjoy the fiction of H.G. Wells or the 1996 film with Marlon Brando, but I think it’d be awesome to see all the folks of Springfield as their animal versions.
Panther Marge, Turkey Frink, Cow Flanders, Spider Bart, Owl Lisa, Anteater Maggie (hint hint EA), Walrus Homer, Kangaroo Skinners, Rooster Grampa, the Possum Nahasapeemapetilons, Eagle Arnie Pye, Warthog Barney, Moose BHL, Armadillo Carl, Pig Wiggums, Ram CBG, Sloth Cletus, Bat Dewey Largo, Disco Shrew, Hyena Mrs. Krabappel, Tiger Dolph, Squirrely Dr. Nick, Koala Duffman, Giraffe Gil, Beaver Fat Tony, Orangutan Willy, Tortoise Moleman, Goat Jasper, Hippo Judge Snyder, Rhino Kent Brockman, Lion Krusty, Guinea Pig Luigi, Sheep Martin, Snail Milhouse, Elephant Selma, Peacock Ralph, Panda Quimby, Flamingo Smithers… an actual Bumblebee Man and the list goes on! How cool could this be?
This would really embiggen our fun IMHO. We could also get The Island of Lost Souls, Hibbert’s Mansion, a new plane or those cute beach cabanas.
While I think all these skins in an event could be super fun, it might be a programming fustercluck so I’m not gonna hold my breath. Here’s some other things I thought would be rad ideas for Halloween 2015.
Treehouse of Horror II (S3:E7)
Severed Monkey Paw – this could be a fun questline… we could also get some neat additions to our towns based on wishes.
As a fan of the twilight zone, it could also be bodacious to have a questline with Bart’s gnarly powers turning people into grotesque nightmares if they thought unhappy thoughts. I really would love the Homer Jack in the Box, Jasper as a dog and the weird Snowball skin.
Apologies but I really like this THOH. What about a task for Homer & Burns to be connected a la “Homer’s Nightmare”? I think what I really want though is the Homer Robot.
Treehouse of Horror V (S6:E5)
Of all the items in this episode, what I want most is the Shinning Mansion. Seems like it’d fit right in with all the Springfield Heights stuff. It’d be awesome if it boosted real estate value by a ton too.
Treehouse of Horror VI (S7:E6)
Giant Advertising Mascots like Lard Lad, the Zip Boys, etc. and a Freddy skin for Willy. The Nightmare on Elm Street series are my favorite horror films.
Treehouse of Horror VIII (S9:E4)
Mixed up Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball? Super Fly? Fly-headed Bart? These three could bring back the Alpha and Omega Transporters from last Halloween. We could also get Witch skins for Patty & Selma.
Treehouse of Horror IX (S10:E4)
Does it really need to be said that we need Rigellian Maggie! C’mon EA… now’s your chance to bring us our favorite baby three years late!
Treehouse of Horror X (S11:E4)
The graffiti car, Funworld, Spooky Roller Disco and Werewolf Flanders please.
I guess I could add Stretch Dude & Clobber Girl to my list but I’m really holding out for them in a Superheroes Part Deux Update. We could get the candy x-ray machine or Xena or any of the other characters in mylar really. Also a good excuse to bring back The Collector.
Treehouse of Horror XIV (S15:E1)
Maybe we’ll see the Grim Reaper or Homer when he took over the job?
Frinkenstein has been a fan favorite mentioned more than once. I agree with all those folks and would love this character to be added but I think it wouldn’t be as awesome without Jerry Lewis’ voice.
Treehouse of Horror XVI (S17:E4)
Remember that long Pinocchio sci-fi tale starring Haley Joel Osment? Well, the Simpsons lampooned that too and Robo-Tot David and Cyborg Bart could be great in TSTO.
This episode also had a great tale with the citizens of Springfield being cursed by a witch and turned into the Halloween costumes they were wearing.
Admittedly, I just really want to see artoo detoo Apu and (hint hint EA), Maggie is in this episode too! All of Springfield could be turned into pacifiers by her and we could tap them to make them normal again?
Treehouse of Horror XVII (S18:E4)
For all my friends who want more Jewish items in the game… the Golem of Prague and his play-doh lady golem wife are my picks from this episode. Perfect choices for NPCs or even better, a super funny side questline.
Treehouse of Horror XX (S21:E4)
Frankenstein’s monster, Mummy, Dracula and Wolfman! They could be a lot of fun and come with the costume store they go to. Heck, I think it’d be hilarious for them to be dressed up in their costumes.
Treehouse of Horror XXI (S22:E4)
Ok… I know I previously said I didn’t want “Tweenlight” Edmund but I think I changed my mind. Maybe I want more love for Lisa or Edmund’s Dad or MAYBE, just maybe, I don’t think we’ll ever see Werepoodle Milhouse without his addition lol.
Treehouse of Horror XXIII (S24:E2)
How about Moe gets some love this Halloween? A demon skin for him works for me. Of course, anyone who knows this episode knows this is a completely seperate character. That works too and could have a fun task carrying Maggie (hint hint EA) around in a baby carrier.
And what about Professor Frink’s Time Machine? I’ve recently been watching Back to the Future a lot so this seems like just the car to add. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this could connect to getting any number of the United Federation of Homers Throughout History.
Phew… lots of stuff I want. Probably not the best idea to watch twenty five episodes and then formulate a list either. What do you think? Anything in particular that caught your fancy? Think EA would get my dropped hints for Maggie? Got something you want I didn’t mention?
Obviously all this can’t be added but a fuzzball can dream. Truth is, EA has already designed the update but I’m excited to see which (if any) items from this list were picked by them too. If anything, they could use this post for Halloween 2016. Sound off in the comments and boo to you friends! I’m ready for all the Halloween goodness already!
TTFN… Wookiee out!