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?
Howdy and Yeehaw Cowboy and Cowgirleenos! How in tarnation are y’all doing? Liking the 2016 TSTO Wild West Event? It’s Act Two in this darn-tootin’ new event and with every new imagining by the designers comes new items. This of course means the wild gang here at Addicts gets to dive into the Best. Show. Ever. and find new critters like the outlaws they are. For this post, I checked out the wanted posters and decided to ride down the origins for Luke Stetson, the Hootenanny Barn, and the Cow Tongues. The first two are a premium offering for 100 donuts but the last can be added for those sweet sweet freemium bucks. It’s only $45000. But what the heck… what does a barrel of tongues have to do with the series? Who is Luke and why does he have an ironic last name synonymous with a type of cowboy hat? What does this have to do with the Wild West? Let’s check out the Best. Show. Ever., shall we?
“Dude, Where’s My Ranch?” (S14:E18)
It’s Christmas in Springfield and the Blue Haired Lawyer ruins Christmas caroling for our favorite family by invoking copyright law. He also mentions awful public domain carols and that Disney owns the notes A flat and G natural. Homer is undeterred though. He tries to write his own carol but ends up writing a song making fun of Ned Flanders. The tune turns out to be all the rage in Springfield. Problem is it’s basically played non-stop on the radio. Reminds me of the rotations of radio stations in my neck of the woods and why I mainly listen to podcasts and the Hamilton soundtrack. Anyhoo… our favorite family heads on vacation to a dude ranch to avoid the song.
The Lazy “I” Ranch formerly the Wandering “I” Nudist Colony (“Peace. Quiet. Chili.”) owned and operated by none other than the Rich Texan. Lots of cowboy-themed fun for the Simpson family. A memorial for a battleground against Native Americans, Bart rides a horse, a chuck wagon, Homer fights beavers, you know? Cowboy Fun. Lisa isn’t too thrilled with the vacation until she meets Luke Stetson who keeps her from stepping on a rattlesnake egg.
He’s the first person who cares about their animal equals and convinces her to ride on a pony to help hang his No Hunting and Free Tibet signs. I found it interesting that Lisa isn’t all that thrilled at first about a pony. Seems out of character for her but oh well. Basically this cowpoke is the perfect guy for Lisa. He shows her the beauty of the countryside. I also love how Marge hides to spy on the budding romance.
Not all is perfect at the dude ranch though. Luke might have tried to give Lisa a new respect for the “New West, where we respect our equine and bovine Americans” but they ride right up on a barrel of cow tongues. Seems Luke is the only gentle wrangler there. The chuckwagon guy named Cookie is ready to shoot a chicken and even the clouds are meat murderers.
Marge points out to Lisa the age difference between Luke (13) and Lisa (8), even their names go well together, but Lisa is off to make beautiful music with Luke.
Lisa is excited for a dance that’s being held at the ranch. She overhears Luke talking to a girl named Clara on the phone and promising her the first dance. Suffice to say that Lil Lisa is heartbroken. Not heartbroken enough though to not go off and send this girl Clara on a dangerous detour to the dance lol. Lisa now has Luke all to herself for the dance. Guess where it’s held?
At the hootenanny (a fun word for a dance with fiddles), Lisa finds out that Clara was actually Luke’s sister and has to go save her from danger. When Lisa admits to her misdeed, it marks the end of the relationship between L & L. We also learn that Luke’s family moved from Central Park West and may be Jewish… l’chaim.
So there you have it friends, a love interest for Lisa, a barrel of how cows go moo, and another barn to add to Builder’s Barn, Pottering Barn, Crypto Barn, the Movementarian Barn, and Prodigy Barn in show canon. What do you think of the items? Did you buy Luke? Buy/Earn/gag about the cow tongues? Sound off in the comments below and keep it classy cowpokes.
TTFN… Wookiee out!