Won’t someone think of the children? Well I will. I know this isn’t a The Kidz Aren’t Alright post but I figured I’d cover the kiddos in an origin post so you wouldn’t have to wait until a Sunday to read it. 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 still holiday time in TSTO and all of it came with lots of goodness. Wookiee chiming in with origins for most of it. That’s right friends… 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 fifth prize from Act I for 28,850 Santa Hats that was available in the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event… Patches and Poor Violet But what do they have to do with the Best. Show. Ever. and Christmas? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
The first time we meet Patches and Poor Violet is in “Miracle on Evergreen Terrace” (S9:E10). It’s a Christmas episode and certainly festive. Last minute gift shopping at the Try & Save, Christmas cookies for Maggie & Lisa and bloody spearheads for Bart. A plastic tree to replace the aluminum one… “It’s craptacular.” Bart wakes up early and ends up ruining Christmas with his present from Sandy Claws.
No Bueno. Where’s Christmas? Bart passes off his mayhem on a burglar. Everyone is having a good Christmas except for the Simpsons. Miracle of miracles… all of Springfield shows up to make their Christmas better. Patches and Poor Violet show up to give them a dollar that the orphans gathered together. Violet would kiss him “but doctor says I’m sick.”
All said they get fifteen thousand dollars. Enough to buy a new car that subsequently skids out of control and falls in a lake. Bart fesses up to burning up the tree and presents. Unfortunately the town finds out. Patches and Poor Violet gave them their vitamin money.
Awful but funny to see Old Jewish Man who sounds completely different. Needless to say the family is none too popular. Miss Hoover refuses to teach Lisa, the Plant Workers won’t listen when Homer is actually doing his job saying there’s something unsafe. Even a stint on Jeopardy doesn’t fix the situation. Everyone hated being mad at them though so the town just decides to loot the house of everything they own. Well almost everything. They left a washcloth that the family has fun arguing over.
Not to fear though. Their stuff is back in “I’m Goin’ to Praise Land” (S12:E19) presumably and so are our new orphans. Poor Flanders is having a hard time getting over his dear departed Maude. When he finds a sketchpad of hers with ideas for a Christian Amusement Park, Ned ends up fixing up Story Time Village into Maude’s dream… “a shining beacon for the Lord”… Praise Land It’s one heck of a “Bemusement Park” and the Maude statue offers gas-induced hallucinations/visions. Yay for Violet… the statue can earn money to buy the orphanage that fourth wall they’ve been needing. “Three is not enough.”
Nothing wrong with toxic air freakouts. Ned isn’t sure about letting people huff poisonous gas to earn money to help people, especially orphans. Enough is enough when Patches and Poor Violet start to light candles next to the open gas main. While trying to save them, Homer and Ned tackle the duo and people are aghast at the action. Praise Land closes but at least no one blew up.
In “Simple Simpson” (S15:E19), P&P are back at the Springfield Children’s Hospital which is being turned into a Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. “Who will treat my whooping cough?” Leave it to Quimby to have his goons remove the orphans.
Even better, I saw them in one of the most recent episodes of the show. In “Friend with Benefit” (S27:E6), they were among all the kids during club rush at Springfield Elementary. Who wouldn’t want to join Children Without Phones? Jebus knows I wish most of them didn’t have them.
And there you go friends. Patches and Poor Violet. Did you earn them? WHat are your thoughts? Think Violet will ever get her cough fixed? These kiddos make me think of every dowtrodden Dickens kid I’ve ever seen and now they get to make my TSTO it’s own version of one of those novels. Sound off in the comments.
TTFN… Wookiee out!