It’s time for another Throwback Thursday with Totbox! We’re back to Thursdays this week…and hopefully for a while again. Enjoy this week’s installment, I know I did! 🙂
Howdy nature lovers,
Sometimes nature calls (in more ways than one) so, where do you go? In the woods? In the comfort of a luxurious RV? Or do you prefer staying at home? Whether you are a camper or a glamper The Great Outdoors is not only the title of a John Candy movie (in 1988) it is also a destination (assuming at the time you’re reading this there are still national forests and parks). :p
Question: How can you tell if a tree is really old? Answer: By the number rings. ANSWER THE PHONE you old saps! Please leave a message for the seventh episode of The Simpsons. 🙂
“The Call Of The Simpsons”
Homer puts his (Big)Foot in his mouth when he said: The Simpsons can handle the great outdoors (which he never said but worked with the concept of the clever synopsis)
As a time traveler I’ve seen both the power of nature and the attempts of man-kind to claim it for themselves, But one thing I haven’t seen is Big Foot with my own eyes, outside of the 1987 film “Harry and the Hendersons” and a few Beef Jerky commercials and of course February 18th 1990 when this episode of The Simpsons premiered (well, I thought it was Big Foot anyway).
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Rod Flanders (he didn’t appear with Todd in Episode 1 and Todd skips out on this episode). This episode also has Binky Bear (who isn’t imaginary).
There are also characters and items that appeared for the first time that Could come into TSTO in the future maybe. OH THE POSSIBILITIES:
Some previously requested Characters: Cowboy Bob (since he was voiced by Albert Brooks, he would unlikely be voiced in the game) but He and Cowboy Bob’s RV Roundup is still sought after.
Possible NPCs: Bigfoot (not Homer, but a Bigfoot for our game, even though it was only a cardboard cut out in the episode), and maybe a park ranger.
Possible Decorations: Rabbit Trap Catapult (trap gone wrong), circling vultures, Flanders’ lawnmower, the Ultimate Behemoth and other RVs.
Possible Events: RV event, camping event (outside of the THOH story telling event) after all, The SuperHero Event’s “Scout Master” might be needed again. 😉 big foot mini-event (with “Half-man, Half-Ape Burgers”, “Official Bigfoot souvenirs” and “Get your photo taken with Bigfoot” stands. Maybe for fun “Homer is a Dope” T-shirt stand even though that isn’t in this episode).
Possible Skins: Camper Homer and Marge, Back to Nature Homer and Bart, Big (muddy) Foot Homer, Lucky Red Hat Bart (but with his regular clothes, and I could have saved this request for a future episode but since Homer mentioned it, I figured I should too).
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Other campers, film makers, news reporters and scientists.
Some other things to think about:
Maggie’s clothes seem to have changed from a pink to a lavender color (though it could have been a change of clothes from the thieving bears). This is the first episode we see that Maggie seems to have a special communion with animals. Marvin Monroe appears but doesn’t seem to remember Homer from S1 E4, which is pretty odd, maybe Dr. Monroe was so traumatized of the Simpsons’ behavior at his clinic that he Blocked it out of his memory.? The catapulted bunny has a doppelgänger (but since they breed like rabbits, it’s plausible to be a relative) since afterwards one bites Homer with other critters. Since Bart has his Lucky Red Hat in future episodes he must have gotten it back or gotten a new one. And finally, after you read all this and found yourself lost and unsatisfied that I didn’t go Wild with camping puns or jokes, I’d say “you can go take a Hike.” :p
But leave a comment before you go. Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Are you outdoorsy (any eventful memories?)? Ever traveled in an RV? Do you do any family/sibling travel games? Do you believe in Big Foot? Have you ever made a purchase just to attempt to make your neighbors jealous? Sound off in the comments and have a great journey back to your current time space/time (and take a change of clothes with you, just in case) 😉