Where Did THAT Come From – Virgil’s Cabin

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 the fourth prize that came with Act I of the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event… Virgil’s Cabin. But what does this building earned for 19,900 Santa Hats have to do with the Best. Show. Ever.? Where the heck did the Canadian’s build a cabin and what does it have to do with The Simpsons? Well.. let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.

“The Color Yellow” (S21:E13)

So… this new cabin doesn’t come from a Christmas episode but it does fit in well with other holiday items we’ve received. Basically, Lisa finds out during a Family Tree assignment for school that The Simpson family once upon a time owned slaves. She was looking for noble figures in the branches and instead finds “horse thieves, deadbeats. horse beats, dead thieves and even a few alcoholics.” Weird that she’s related to Adam and Eve Simpson aka Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Gotta love a historical reference. The episode shows the story of Lisa’s ancestor, one Eliza Simpson, and how she helped her slave Virgil escape to freedom in 1860.

Eliza Simpson and Virgil

Long story made short, Eliza’s mother Mabel helps out (so does Abraham Lincoln) and they successfully smuggle Virgil to Canada. Mabel falls in love with Virgil and they settle down.

Mabel and Virgil Simpson Canada

There’s a beautiful shot of the cabin which now graces our towns at the end of the episode.  Virgil took the name Simpson and him and Mabel had a son named Abraham who is Grampa’s great-great-great-Grandfather.  Turns out, the Simpsons are 1/64th African American.

Mabel and Virgil Simpson Canada Cabin

And that’s that friends. The origin for Virgil’s Cabin. An item from the 1800s that now is part of the weird conglomeration of Simpsons origins we call our TSTO towns. What do you think of it? Did you earn it? Where’d you place it? Sound off and merry tapping compadres.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

24 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Virgil’s Cabin

  1. Now thanks to the current update, it makes a handy little addition to my Wild West town.

  2. MissSugarcaneBliss

    You could always place a Canadian flag (purchased with donuts during the Women’s World Cup/Tap Ball event) near it. That’s what I did; you have to have the flags though.

  3. IT would be nice if the flag was animated since no one actually uses the cabin.
    On a side note (pedantry alert!), that didn’t become the flag of Canada until after WW 2!

  4. here is the glitch build screen it keeps coming up everytime I go into the game. I now got 3 of them in my town…..

  5. I got a major glitch in my game….everytime I go into my game it keeps giving me the same building over and over….and its a uneque building too but it actually allows me to built it over and over if I say “build”…..but I dont want it keep coming up…I got no idea what to do…..

  6. I like it! But I think if you tap on the cabin the flag should fan out so you can see it properly. I thought maybe they keep it flat so certain people won’t complain about having a Canadian flag in their Springfield. Shame if that’s the reason!

  7. I uninstalled the game just now and went back to reinstall and now the app won’t install bc it’s saying my phone is incompatible?

  8. As a Canuck Tapper, I’m very happy to have this in my Springfield. I only wish the flag would fly. (Or if it can, I haven’t figured out how to do so.)

  9. There are no tasks for this, correct? So then how do you “wave” the flag?

    (In its dormant state you can barely even tell it’s Canadian.)

  10. I wish the flag would flap 🙁

  11. Thank you. Not remembering this particular origin story was really bugging me.

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