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?
Welcome to Simp-Sin City!
Wowza… we’re well into Act 3 of the 2016 Casino Event and boy have I dug this one. There’s neon and gambling and all sorts of goodness. For most of this event, EA decided to pull from two episodes but it’s nice when they go further into the canon for new schtuff. For this origin post, we’ll be looking at one of these… the Chinese Acrobatic Theatre. Although it fits right in with my strip, you may not be familiar with it and that’s where I’m more than happy to do my job here. Let’s head to the Best. Show. Ever. to find it, shall we?
“Goo Goo Gai Pan” (S16:E12)
You may remember this episode from the arrival of Ling Bouvier and the Springfield Orphanage but it seems the EA designers liked more than those tidbits for game content. Long story made short, the Simpsons go to China.
Selma’s menopause prompts her to want a baby and off to China they go to adopt one for her. Sure she has to lie and say Homer is her husband but it’s all in the name of motherhood and some funny jokes. One of the places they end up is of course the fourth prize in Act III, the Chinese Acrobatic Theater.
The Chinese Government is evaluating Selma and Homer to see if they’re fit to adopt a baby and during their tour of China, the group ends up at the theater. During the show, the last act is cancelled because the star “had an onset of outspokenness and suffered a bullet-related death.” The crowd is ready to riot but Homer is called to save the show since he lied to Madame Wu and told her he was a great American acrobat. Bring on the most popular stunt… Chairman Wow. “Now that’s precarious.”
And that’s it. Other than EA deciding to spell this building the British way when it’s done the ‘Murican way in the show (in fairness it is spelt right on the actual facade), it’s a quick segment of an episode that turned into a full-fledged building in our games for this event. What do you think of it? Did you earn it yet? Want to see Homer do acrobatic stunts in the game? Sound off in the comments and happy tapping and gambling friends.
TTFN… Wookiee out!