Woo hoo! The MAGGIE ACT!!!!
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?
It’s still snow time like the present to be playing an event in TSTO and we keep getting more and more amazing stuff. You know what that means… 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 second prize from Act III of the 2015 TSTO Holiday Event for 9,600 Pacifiers/Binkies/Nuks/Soothers/Dummies/Chupas and the freemium building for $29,000 in-game dollars. Of course, I’m referring to Ms. Sinclair and the Ayn Rand School for Tots. But what does they have to do with the Best. Show. Ever. and Maggie? Where did they come from? Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find out.
First things first, while EA actually gave us the correct origin for this character, I have to point out that her name is not Mrs. Sinclair. Check out this shot from her desk during the first appearance.
Maybe she got married but wouldn’t she change her last name? Maybe as a follower of the philosophies of Ayn Rand she wouldn’t do that or maybe EA got this wrong. I guess I could wax on about who Ayn Rand is but suffice to say you should just do an Oogle search if you don’t know and you’re curious. I’m not sure if the daycare we discover in the Simpsons is an Objectivism school or not but it certainly is a smart name proving some of the hidden thinking you can find in The Simpsons. But enough blabbering by yours truly, let’s head to “A Streetcar Named Marge” (S4:E2) to find our new TSTO items.
Back when I wrote about doing a Simpsons podcast and listed my favorite episodes, Sandrashill mentioned in the comments that she was surprised I left this episode out. I guess EA agrees. I can just say while it didn’t make the list, I do like this episode. You really can’t go wrong with a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire and some Maggie action from the glory days of The Simpsons. Marge auditions for the play at the Springfield Community Center to spend more time with adults. She is picked to star as Blanche Dubois across from Ned Flanders’ Stanley. The director is Llewelynn Sinclair.
Man I love when Jon Lovitz does characters on the Simpsons. But this post isn’t about the play or voice actor or Marge getting the part because of her real experience with Homer or pissing off New Orleans or “an aging Southern beauty who’s driven to insanity by her brutish brother-in-law Stanley.” It’s about our new freemium daycare center and staff. When Marge shows up for her first practice with Maggie, Llewelynn gives her a card for a daycare center run by his sister… behold… Ms. Sinclair and the Ayn Rand School for Tots.
They’re the only daycare in town not under investigation by the state. Not a big fan of bottles, they aim to help babies find the bottle within. They also have a no pacifier policy much to Maggie’s dismay.
Fun times watching Maggie and the babies try to free the pacifiers. Really makes the Act III currency make sense.
There’s also some cool night time shots of the center. Makes me long for night in TSTO.
Of course, we see the Ayn Rand School and Ms. Sinclair later in “The Longest Daycare”, the 2012 Academy Award-Nominated animated short. It’s really a delightful piece of animation that should’ve won in my humble opinion. This time Maggie is trying to save a caterpillar/butterfly from being killed by Gerald.
Since I know some may not have seen this. Enjoy and thankfully FOX’s Animation Domination still has the video. I love the music so much.
The daycare appears one more time in the couch gag for “Moonshine River” (S24:E1). Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa metamorphosis into butterflies only to be chased by Baby Gerald with a mallet. What does he have against beauty? Gerald chases them through the daycare and again we see Ms. Sinclair but Maggie saves them.
And that’s it for your origin. A building from a classic episode that is now in our games and has appeared more recently. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments and happy flutterbuying in the real world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!