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 two Acts of goodness we got all sorts of different items. I’m seriously enjoying this event so far. Snowmen, Moe dressing up animals, merrymakers, reindeer burgers, 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 a couple freemium decorations that came with Act I of the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event and the third prize for Act II… the Marshmallow Tree, Lollipop Flowers, and Ye Olde Chocolate Shoppe. They might seem like strange items to be included with Christmas but I’m in love with them mainly because of their origin. Can you think of a candy-related episode from The Simpsons? Well.. let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
I actually wrote up the origin for just the freemium items but as often happens, there’s so much stuff to shoot out to y’all, this post was still sitting when the Chocolate Shoppe dropped. Since they all come from the same episode, I included them together. Anywho… on to the episode.
“Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk” (S3:E11)
Mr. Burns sells the Nuclear Plant to German businessman for 100 million dollars. They plan to make the plant much more efficient but are a little concerned over the safety at the plant. We all probably shouldn’t be surprised since Homer Jay Simpson is the Safety Inspector. During a meeting with Homer, they ask him for ideas about some safety initiatives. Good ol’ Homer draws a blank of course but mentions getting a candy machine that isn’t so picky about taking beat up dollar bills… because a lot of workers love chocolate. Of course the Germans understand… “We are from the Land of Chocolate.” (cue amazing Homer daydream.)
Of course there’s more than just marshmallow trees and lollipop flowers… Homer ends his chocolatey journey at none other than Ye Olde Chocolate Shoppe.
Funny that Homer daydreams for 10 minutes and gets fired. And that’s it friends… Lollipop Flowers, the Marshmallow Tree, and the Chocolate Shoppe from a daydream that now are part of our games. Pretty sweet that EA threw in this little callback from Season 3 to coincide with this year’s Christmas update. You may also remember the Land of Chocolate from the first level of The Simpsons Game (2007). The Marshmallow Trees and Lollipop Flowers featured here too.
Did you already buy a ton of these beauties for your town? Earn the Chocolate Shoppe yet? They could look right spiffy next to the Fortress of Choclitude or your Santa’s Village if you have them. Heck, they could go well next to Clausco too. What did you do with them? The prices are right IMHO – Lollipop Flowers – $6500/Marshmallow Tree – $10K. Sound off in the comments and Happy Merry Tapping to all of you!
TTFN… Wookiee out!