Where Did THAT Come From – Springfield Opera House

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?


Not to be confused with the real life Springfield Opera House in Kentucky, USA. this post I will be going over the Springfield Opera House which was introduced into our games with Springfield Heights Part Deux as a premium item for 150 donuts.  But what does it have opera have to do with our silly lil event? People actually like opera let alone understand foreign languages? Isn’t it all about fat ladies singing and then it’s over? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.

Lol… one of the best things ever is when EA brings something you actually already talked about. During the 2015 Terwilleger Event, we got the Outdoor Opera Stage and I guess EA decided we needed more in our towns or liked the image I showed in my WDTCF post about opera in The Simpsons.  ANywho… less work for me so no worries.  WIthout further ado, here’s what I said if you didn’t get a chance to read the first one.

“The Homer of Seville” (S19:E2)

Homer crashes a funeral, sprains his back serving as a pallbearer, and his usual annoyed grunt (aka d’oh) becomes a beautiful operatic tenor. (Man I love writing sentences as silly as that.)  In fairness, when Homer lays flat on his back and his stomach lodges perfectly behind his diaphragm, he sings well. Homer’s new amazing voice lands him a gig as an opera singer. But where to sing operatically in Springfield? The Springfield Opera House of course.

Springfield Opera House

So know you know why there’s an ad for Homer on the new premium building.  Of course, the Springfield Opera House is also mentioned in “Bart the Genius” (S1:E2).  We don’t get to see the outside… guess it took the writers eighteen seasons to decide Springfield emulated the Sydney (P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney) Opera House but that’s where Homer and Marge take Bart when they think he’s smart and needs to experience culture.

Springfield Opera House Stage 2

I just love Bart’s operatic genius:

“Toreador-ah, don’t spit on the floor-ah
Please use a cuspidor-ah
That’s what it’s for-ah.”

Of course… some may not recognize a Carmen tribute, know Finding Nemo or know of what is probably the most famous Australian piece of architecture so here’s an image of the building this new item obviously parodies/pays tribute to/plagiarizes.

Sydney Opera House

If you bought it, seems appropriate to place it between a Krusty Burger and Moe’s if you’re so inclined.  You could also do an Aussie tribute with water and bridges and a cityscape. Designing is what the game is all about, right?We now have three possible opera venues in our games.  Bonus points if you know all three. That’s really about it for this origin post.  A new premium that I admit I immediately snatched up.  What are your thoughts?  Did you buy it? Where’d you put it?  Sound off in the comments and keep on being classy.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

14 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Springfield Opera House

  1. Ok guys, i’m missing something. I keep trying to buy this and can not find a place where i’m allowed to put it (red rectangle wherever i try….water, land, beach…SH side or springfield side. What am I missing???) Any ideas?


    • nevermind. I just assumed it was for the beach area (like the real one). I realized i *hadn’t* actually tried just land and that’s what it wants.

  2. Hi I think this comes from the clyde auditorium in Glasgow Also known as the “armadillo” Google it and you’ll see

  3. Bart’s toreador song version is actually an old one…kids used to sing it when I was a kid (long before The Simpsons started). I think the writers just used it because that’s what a kid like Bart would sing.

  4. “…what is probably the most famous Australian piece of architecture…” – by a Danish architect! 😉

  5. my guesses are: the Clamphitheater… Outdoor Opera Stage.. and now the Springfield Opera house.. 🙂

  6. I really want this, but I’ll have to save up as the Black Friday deals wiped me out (42 doughnuts left). I already have my Aussie flag from the Tap Ball event (because I’m Australian)

  7. Thanks Wookie, Know I Know and Nowing is half the battle :p

    So this is supposed to be between Moe’s and a Krusty Burger? (Talk about a King Toot’s upgrade)

    So Wookie excited and counting down to the big day? (I’m not talking about Christmas), I’m talking about a Movie. 😉

  8. Yeah, but King Toot’s is to the very right of Moe’s. I guess they weren’t very consistent with this episode.

  9. Rumor has it, there is no “42 Wallaby Way, Sydney”. Learning is fun! Who needed those joyful memories from childhood, anyway? O.o

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