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?
Woohoo! New stuff courtesy of our dear unlucky friend Gil. I know this particular deal came with its own challenges and frustrations for some tappers and others couldn’t afford the sprinklies but I thought it’d be remiss of me if I didn’t quickly knock out an origin for the newest addition to the game. It seems sort of silly to write about something I already dreamed about in a Krustyland post but I realize everyone doesn’t read everything here so I’m at it again. Let’s check out the Best. Show. Ever.
“Selma’s Choice” (S4:E13)
I think it’s safe to say that this is considered to be one of the classic episodes (it’s the one right after my very favorite episode). Just that alone made this an instant premium splurge for me. Right from the beginning, we’re introduced to Duff Gardens courtesy of a commercial with Captain Lance Murdock. The Beerquarium is right there in all its glory.
“See the happiest fish in the world at our fabulous Beerquarium.”
Homer and the kids are stoked to go but their plan is delayed when they have to go Littleneck Falls for Marge’s Aunt Gladys’ funeral. Selma decides she wants a baby so she doesn’t end up a childless spinster like her aunt. Fast forward through this awkwardness and we see that the Duff Gardens commercials continue on TV. The Duff Gardens castle and the Beeramid are in an ad on TV.
The Simpsons make plans to go for the weekend but stupid Homer gets food poisoning from a really old ten foot hoagie he saved from a company picnic. Selma volunteers to take the kids instead. Our first site of Duff Gardens is the Beeramid again with the castle behind it. “The Beeramid contains so much aluminum it would take five men to lift it. 22 immigrant laborers died during its construction.”
So much goodness in the theme park like the castle but it’s the Little Land of Duff that brings us the strange gnomes you can stockpile if you bought this deal. The Dizznee ride this lampoons is one of my tiny humans favorites.
Bart dares Lisa to drink the water and the outcome is awesome in a Jim Morrisonesque way. Lisa trips the light fantastic and the Duff Electrical Parade (including the Duff Statue of Liberty) is one of the things she whacks out on. She can see the music.
In the end, Lisa is caught swimming naked in the fermentarium and is hailed off to security. No surprise Bart was already there. This of course is the oft repeated famous Lisa line of “I am the Lizard queen” and why I mentioned the Doors frontman above. Behold the origin of the new Lisa skin.
Selma realizes she doesn’t want to be a mom courtesy of the antics of her niece and nephew. This episode is also interesting because it is one of the few, if only, episodes in which Patty and Selma aren’t rude to Homer. Seriously, watch it and see… it’s spooky.
So there you go. Duff Gardens in the Best. Show. Ever. and the appearances of the new stuff that was made available in the latest Gil Deal. What do you think of it all? Were you able to/did you even want to buy it? I’m thrilled with this new addition but not quite sure on how I plan to make my own little Duff Gardens in my town. Seriously hoping more gnome varieties arrive in the future. I’m probably alone in wishing all this stuff was in Krustyland but maybe they’ll bring all of KL stuff to our towns somewhere up in the Springfield Heights area? A fuzzball can dream, right? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments and happy tapping. Just don’t drink the water (fish get drunk in it obviously and do dirty fishy things in it).
TTFN… Wookiee out!