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?
Love is in the air in Springfield and this time it’s an affair for the older Sprinfieldianites… and Otto. You asked for some VD, I mean Valentine’s Day action (okay that doesn’t sound better), I mean an event themed to the sacrifices of a priest during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius, okay, I don’t know what I mean. How about just saying we got another mini-event for a “holiday” and tappers got what they sort of asked for? As I suspected, a portion of this event is basically an episode tie-in for the upcoming Valentine’s Day episode, “Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4” (S27:E13) airing on February 14th. But not everything is new… some of the items come from previous episodes and that’s why I get to share with all of my favorite tappers here. For this origin, we’ll be taking a look at the Starline Commander, the fourth prize in the 2016 Valentine’s Day Update. Let’s take a look at the TV Series to find it.
So EA pulled from a much more recent episode for this prize but I’m not complaining. New cars are always nice in the game and this one is a beauty. In the episode, a young Bart is shipped off to his grandfather after hurting Homer and giving him anxiety. Grampa doesn’t want to play cars with Bart because he’d never be able to get back up if he got down on the ground so instead, he shows off his real car to Bart.
“Feast your eyes on the most beautiful machine ever made. The 1954 Studebaker Starliner Commander. I bought it brand new and forgot about it until today.” Grampa lets Bart help him drive (neither is allowed to legally lol) and they bond way better than Bart has with his own dad.
Bart may have more gumption than Homer ever showed but two years later, Grampa’s car hasn’t fared well with all the driving the two have done together.
Thankfully, we got the spiffy version in our games and for some reason the ‘r’ was dropped off the name for TSTO. I listened to Grampa say the name several times and even checked closed captioning to make sure I had it right. Of course there’s more to the episode and since it’s a new one, we actually have a full recap here. Not really much more to say about this classic car. What do you think of the prize? Did you earn it? Have a car that looked similar to this at any point in your life? Hope this mini-event is treating you well and Happy Love Day to y’all.
TTFN… Wookiee out!