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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?
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Oh Lordy… EA finally decided to pull from another classic episode and I could not be more thrilled. The Burns’ Casino has been an item desired by tappers for a long time and now it’s finally in our games in not just a level update, but one doozy of an event. Of course, not everyone is familiar with all the assorted chips and token of the Best. Show. Ever. so I get the privilege of re-watching episodes and sharing images and words. Let’s check out the TV Series to find this new casino.
“$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)” (S5:E10)
Ever hear tappers talk about the gambling problem of one Marjorie Jacqueline Bouvier Simpson? This is the episode that started it all and why weirdos like me always worry for her whenever a casino appears in the show. Springfield used to be a prosperous city but has fallen into the state we’ve all come to know and love. The economy has hit the town hard, even Mr. Burns. It all started when Fort Springfield was closed impacting the liquor and prostitution industry. My apologies but I had to share this image as I was once stationed in Fayettenam. Too funny.
Anyhoo… the town holds a meeting to discuss the financial crisis. Grampa suggests good old-fashioned gumption but Skinner suggest rejuvenating the economy with legalized gambling. Burns is excited to get the chance to “tighten his strangle hold on this dismal town.” The best part of the discussion is when they ask for objections and how all the townspeople all look to Marge. Poor beautiful Mrs. Simpson, can’t they see she just worries about things going well? For once, she actually agrees with the town. Legalized gambling it is! A whole new beginning for the town.
Mr. Burns is set to open up his own casino on the waterfront and after giggling for a minute about laming an Irishman with a bumper car as a child, looks at one prototype for it… the Britannia Casino.
“Gambling with all the glitz and glamor of the British Isles. Best of all, the waitresses and showgirls are all real Brits. Fresh from the streets of Sussex they are.” I guess someone decided to build this without Mr. Burns’ approval. The Woodstock Casino idea was fun too.
Burns turns down the offers and decides to build his mecca to stealing folks money himself. All it needs is sex appeal and a catchy name. Nothing says sexy like Burns as a mermaid lol.
Homer gets a job at the casino as a blackjack dealer and Lisa can’t decide what state to dress up as because Nevada makes her butt look big but the casino seems okay. There’s a blood bank on premises, retired heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney mentions the VIP Platinum Club we’re currently upgrading in the game, AND there’s Burns’ Fountain right in the casino.
What else to say… Bart opens a casino, Marge turns into the green-eyed monster and becomes addicted to playing slots, and Burns goes all Howard Hughes watching people gamble. Oh yeah… the Boogie Man went after Lisa, Homer and Bart too. Truly a jampacked episode full of hilarity.
You can also watch “Viva Ned Flanders” (S10:E10) to see Burns’ Casino again. It’s there at the very beginning and “the house that social security check built… (is being) demolished to make way for a casino-themed family hotel.” The casino is awesomely exploded. Pretty great that the demolition team didn’t get the memo about imploding it.
The demolished version is seen later in the episode. I don’t know why, but I wish we has this option in the event also.
So there you have it… this whole event is Skinner’s fault. Either him or Gamblor and his neon claws. What do you think of all these? Have you earned the fountain and Britannia Casino yet? Liking the event? Sound off in the comments and hopefully we all are experiencing lots of beginner’s luck in this crazy gambling thingamadoo.
TTFN… Wookiee out!