Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling, jing jing jing-a-ling too… Yes Addicts it’s lovely weather for an origin together with you!
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?
Woo hoo! It’s holiday time in TSTO and with the first Act of goodness comes all sorts of different items. I took my first look at everything and smiled big. Snowmen, merrymakers, holiday facades… so cool. I could probably gush and gush about everything but that’s not what I’m supposed to be doing… it’s time again for me to dip into my noggin of Simpsons info and write about specific stuff. For this post I will be going over one of the premiums offered with Act I of the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event… White Witch Burns. Oooh… Chronicles of Narnia references in TSTO… Woo hoo! If you saw the movie adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), you probably remember the costume they came up with for the White Witch. I really dug Tilda Swinton’s performance in this movie, even if I waxed nostalgic for the character from the 1979 cartoon that I grew up with. There was also the 1988 mini-series but I’m digressing.
What the heck does this costume have to do with The Simpsons? Did Burns ever dress up like this? Well, the answer is yes and anyone who has seen the Christmas Intros from Season 25 and 26 might recognize this goodness. The first appearance was in “White Christmas Blues” (S25:E8).
The whole intro is Christmasy and makes me smile. During the scene where we usually see Marge and Maggie in their car, it’s transformed into a sled pulled by Santa’s Little Helper dogs. Burns as the White Witch with Smithers as Ginarrbrik try to run the Simpson girls off the road with their hounds. Thankfully Crazy Cat Lady shows up with her sled and cats which proves to enticing for the hounds.
I love these intros because I dig when the Simpsons animators try new things and completely decking out the intro animations we’ve all grown to love is no small feat. I was even more thrilled when they did it again for “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” (S26:E9) and made more changes instead of just using the same-old-same. Basically the same but the Sea Captain joins in this time with a boat sled pulled by penguins lol.
And that’s your origin for White Witch Burns. Quick blips in two different intros that now are a full-fledged premium skin in TSTO. What are your thoughts? Did you buy him? Sound off in the comments. I hope you’re all having a great time during the event with or without the premiums. I’m off to live life like I wrap presents…
With a lot of love and a focus on safety lol. TTFN… Wookiee out!