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 the U.B.O (Unidentified Burns Object). Character Skin brought to us during Halloween 2014 & now Halloween 2015. Why is He in our games? What is with this lil Glowing Green Alien? What does Wookiee have to do with it? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
Season 8, Episode 10: Springfield Files
This Episode is named after another very popular TV Series on FOX around that time, The X Files (and soon returning to TV’s). WOOHOO!
The Episode opens up with the now Late Leonard Nimoy introducing the Episode of “Alien Encounters” as true… and by true he means false. It’s all lies, but entertaining lies. That makes it OK, right? The story begins on a Friday Morning in a lil town called Springfield…
All around town people are preparing for the Weekend. Homer hooks up a video loop from the 70’s of him and the guys “working” so they can take off, Burns is discussing Smithers plans with him, Jasper mistakenly takes his Wednesday Pills and turns into a Hairy looking Monster, Donkey Kong doesn’t look too excited to be at an appearance over at the Noiseland Arcade while inside Milhouse pays 40 quarters for 2 secs of Play in Waterworld, and Dr Hibbert takes off… leaving Moleman still waiting behind in the X-ray booth… with it still going. Typical Springfield it seems.
At Moe’s, Homer is bored of the same ol’ Duff and wants to try something else. Moe locates a bottle of Red Tick Beer for him to try out. Around 1 am and a “few” Bottles later, Homer decides it is time to head home. Moe won’t let him leave until he takes the Breathalyzer, which of course he fails “BORIS YELTSIN”. Off Homer walks…. errrr… stumbles around in a general direction. Insert creepy X-Files- ish music. Just when Homer things that is enough, enter Spooky Violins… from a the passing Springfield Philharmonic. He starts to run off, only to run into a sign that says… “DIE”… AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! Wait… no… it says… “DIET!” DOUBLE AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Homer is now aimlessly running in the Woods very scared. He runs into a dark shadowy figure… which ends up being Abe. But Homer has no time to help him, shoves him down, and keeps running scared. X-Files-ish Music playing along. His foot gets caught on a limb, he falls, and a glowing light approaches him. Some Alien Green Figure is coming closer and closer through the trees towards him.
Homer begs the Alien to not hurt him. The Alien tells him, “Don’t be afraid”, and Homer screams while running off. Making “yahhh!” in the crops as he goes. He runs all the way home. It’s 2am now and Homer rushes into the bedroom to tell Marge all about this Alien in the Woods. Marge’s first response is asking Homer if he has been drinking. “Only” 10 Beers apparently.
The Next Morning, Homer is still telling the entire Family now of the Alien. Lisa thinks he dreamt it all, but Homer said he woke up with a sticky goo all over him. How did THAT get there? (As Marge serves him sausage and drool comes out of his mouth.) Lisa still tries to be the rational one. She explains her Junior Skeptic Magazine, the chances are 175 Million to 1 that another Life Form will come into contact with theirs. Those usually making reports are pathetic low lifes with a boring job… oh… wait a minute. Homer can’t believe everyone is mocking him… and on his Birthday of all days.
At work, the story seems to have some… additions to it. Like Homer being laid on a cold metal table and prodding him with humiliating probes… nope, that was his Physical. He heads now to the Police Station, because they got to believe him, right? He tells how the Alien has a sweet voice, like Urkel. Appears every Friday Night, like Urkel. Clancy is quite impressed with Homer’s story, so much so he is going to type it up on his invisible typewriter. Homer leaves.
Cut to the FBI Division of Paranormal Activities, Washington, D.C. Agents Scully & Mulder (of the X-Files) just got wind of Homer’s sighting. The Drugs & Illegal Weapons coming into New Jersey are no matter, investigating Homer’s sighting is Priority. Off the Agents head to Springfield to knock on the Simpson’s Door.
They take Homer to the Springfield FBI Branch (Invading Your Privacy For 60 Years), to talk more about what he saw. They even have a line up ready and waiting for him to see if he can pick one out as the Alien he saw. WOOKIEE!!! I knew you were into the Simpons, but you are IN the Simpsons this Episode. Tsk tsk tsk. I knew he was up to no good! 😉 (Can you name the other 4 Aliens?)
In another room, with a Smoking Man, Scully starst a Polygraph Test on Homer. He of course lies and the machine blows up. They continue all sorts of testing on Homer, like testing his reflexes by his knee… then waiting about 2 hours for him to finally react to it. Scully even makes him run on the Treadmill, just because she thinks he can stand to loose a few pounds, but soon finds herself and now Mulder hypnotized by his jiggling body.
Back at Moe’s now, they want Homer to re-create EXACTLY what happened that night when he saw the Alien in the Woods. Beer chugging time. Moe meanwhile learns they are FBI Agents and rushes to tell the boys out back to stop hosing down Shamu and get it back to Sea World. The Agents are getting tired of waiting and tell Homer to just take them to the scene where it all happened. As he is explaining in the same spot in the Woods about something emerging from them, there is a rustle in the bushes, it is still Grampa Abe begging them to help him. He looks pretty beaten up and his clothes are torn apart. He’s been there for 4 days and a turtle has a hold of his teeth.
Scully is bored and wants to leave, but Mulder begins to explain the reasoning to Aliens out there… and he goes on n on n on n on n on deep into the night. “The TRUTH Is Out There!”… along with Moe, some guys, and a Giant Killer Whale.
Back home Marge begs Homer to just let this go. He is not too happy that no one believes him. He CAN’T let it go. (Let it go… let it go…oh wait, another show). He is like the Man that built the Rocket and went to the Moon. You know, Apollo Creed. Homer refuses to share a bed with someone who thinks he is crazy, so he goes and sits at the Kitchen table. Bart comes in and reassures him that he believes his Dad. If Bart believes in him, then Homer won’t give up. He’s going to prove what he saw was real.
The following Friday, Homer and Bart are camped out in the Woods to wait for the Alien appear and prove what Homer said was true. Looks like they “borrowed” a few things from Flanders for the camp out too. They pass the time by telling Ghost stories and roasting Marshmallows over the Campfire. Hey, it’s like our Event. Bart says he doesn’t care the Alien didn’t show, he’s having a great time… of course just then the Alien shows up. “I bring you Peace.”
Homer tries give the Alien a welcome offering but instead steps in the campfire, lights his pants on fire, screams, and frightens the Alien off. D’OH!! Good thing Bart was thinking and got it all on tape, courtesy of Ned Flanders Birthday Gift.
Cut back to Leonard Nimoy. He explains from this action came the proof that we are not alone in the Universe. He signs off, but then is notified by Squeaky Voice Teen that there is still 10 minutes left to go. Leonard explains he will just go get something out of his car. He’ll be right back. (You hear him run to the car and speed off.)
Back at the Simpson’s Home, Kent Brockman is showing the tape live on air of the Alien Him and Bart saw in the Woods. He announces that the entire News Team will be there next Friday to see if it shows up again. I think the entire town now believes him, as most showed up on his doorstep shortly after it aired.
Friday Night and everyone is in the Woods now. (Can you tell me WHAT Movie the song the Band was playing was from?) Even Leonard Nimoy showed up. Of course, so does the Alien. “I Bring You Love”. The crowd quickly turns ugly for no reason and Lisa quickly intervenes. She shines her light on the Alien, revealing it is Mr. Burns.
The crowd still wants to “Kill It!” Mr. Smithers begs them to let him explain. Every Friday Mr. Burns goes through a series of Medical Treatments designed to help him cheat death for another week. First the Spinal Adjustment, then Eye Drops that make his pupils big n buglike, Painkillers, and a Vocal Chord scraping. The entire process leaves Mr. Burns twisted and disorientated. Now what about the glow? A lifetime of working at the Nuclear Plant of course. Now that he is coming to, time to bring them all misery and pain and… another shot makes him all loopy and happy again. Time for a song! Good Morning Starshine. Everyone joins in. Even, Nimoy, Mulder, Scully, and WOOKIEE???!!!
Goodnight, and keep watching the skis…errr… SKIES!!
There you have it, a Green Glowing Loving Alien brought us a really cool X-Files & Geeky stuffed full Episode… and another Character Skin to our silly lil games.
What did you think of the Origin? Did you remember this Episode? Love the X-files? Love the U.B.O.? Let us know.