Hey hey screamereenos!
Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted TSTO! I am your host, your ghost host. Kindly step all the way in please and make room for everyone. There’s no turning back now. Woo hoo… HALLOWEEN IS UPON US! Of course, with a brand new event, comes a ton of new stuff and thankfully one of my jobs here is to tell you just where new items come from. I know we all can’t watch the Best. Show. Ever. as often as some fuzzballs and even though items might seem familiar, a lot of things blur together and you just can’t pinpoint just where you saw it. That’s why we decided to make a fun lil feature for just this predicament. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
This WDTCF will go over one of the third prize available to be earned in Act One of the 2015 Halloween Event and the premium skin made available in Act Two… specifically, Pirate Kang and Fairy Kodos. But when and where did our favorite alien duo dress up in these ridiculous (but awesome) costumes? Which Treehouse of Horror does it come from? Let’s check out the TV Series to find out.
Treehouse of Horror XXIII (S24:E2)
So initially when you see Kang dressed up as a pirate and Kodos dressed up as a fairy, it seems kind of weird. I’ll admit I recognized the image from the show but couldn’t quite put my finger on the appearance. Of course, then Bunny Foo Foo suggested this episode and re-watching it and blammo… the origin of this skin. Much love to Bunny for the help.
In the intro (once again EA picks from the beginning of something for this event), Mayan Marge and Homer guarantee the end of the world by messing up the ritualistic sacrifice. By tricking Mayan Moe, they ensure the Earth will end on the 13th Baktun aka October 2012. I loved this little intro because if you don’t remember, quite a few folks were sure the Earth was coming to an end in 2012 based on the Mayan calender despite people like me pointing out that the Earth doesn’t end every time your Far Life Calender runs out of pages. Anywho… it was a funny sequence.
In Simpsons world circa 2012, giant Mayan gods show up to demolish the Earth. After ringing the bell at the Simpson house and squishing Homer, they proceed to rampage all over Springfield and the Earth. (Much more info on this in the All Things Mayan Post). One of the things the rampaging gods do is hurl the Lard Lad donut into space where it just barely misses Kang and Kodos.
And you saw that right… they’re dressed up as a pirate and a fairy. This origin is yet another quick blip, blink and you miss it, moment. They also briefly show up at the very beginning of “Blazed and Confused” (S26:E7).
Since I figured we always see K&K together, it made sense to do one origin post for both costumes. Also sort of necessary since it’s two sequences that don’t even add up to ten seconds that now are skins in our games.
And that’s that my ghostly friends who have invoked the wrath of M’nthster… the origin of Pirate Kang and Fair Kodos. I like this being picked for our game as it ties into the very first TSTO Halloween in 2012 that started a lot of veteran tappers on our three year journey. Also nice that Pirate Kang cracks me up in the game and that his questline dialogue/tasks are super hilarious. I’m so happy EA decided to make this one a prize in the game. As for Fairy Kodos, I’ll probably be abstaining for the four hour task since being transported to one location over and over infuriates me. What do you think of them/him/her/it? Do you force Kang to stumble around on his pegs as much as me? Sound off and happy/classy/spooky tapping my friends.
TTFN… Wookiee out!