Enjoy this week’s installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa
Well hello loyal readers, 😉
Can I offer you some (dramatic pause) pointless factoids to get you in the mood (for a quick post)? I must warn you, it’s going to come either way (And did I mention quickly? and somewhat abruptly?). Bowling balls have been traced back all the way to ancient Egypt 3200 BC. and adultery well, that was much further back in time. Temptation in general, that was even earlier. Luckily there are examples of people whom can resist such allures. Now get your balls out, your head in the game and your mind out of the gutter.
“Life on the Fast Lane”
Marge goes Bowling, is she and Homer going to Split?
It was Marge’s 34th birthday when this episode first aired on March 18th 1990, it was also the 9th episode of The Simpsons.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING:
Lenny (actual Proof of him being truly him), Helen Lovejoy and Shorty’s Restaurant, Barney’s Bowlarama (physically, but mentioned before), The Singing Sirloin, Spinster City Apartments (interior), and the cemetery (outside the Tracey Ullman Show).
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: Jacques Brunswick (since he is voiced by Al Brooks he is not likely to be voiced), and Charlie (the Power plant worker).
Possible Buildings: Fiesta Terrace (Jacques’ apartment), I also might like the Costume Shop that Marge drove by (with Skeletons holding hands).
Possible Skins: Fantasy suit Jacques and Fantasy (pink hair) Marge
Possible NPC: maybe (green) “Homer” bowling ball that rolls around
Possible Events: Ballroom (or other) Dancing Event, Bowling (Pin Pal or Tap Ball part 2) Event, Valentines Day or maybe even a Birthday event.
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Singing Sirloin staff and attendees, Bowling alley clerk and other bowlers, Happy couples and other pedestrians and Mall people (including the oldies and Mall Cop).
Some other things to think about:
Brunch was popularized in the U.S.A. back in the 1930’s so how is it possible that Marge doesn’t know what it is (in her defense Jacques does have an accent and she could thought he was implying something other than the traditional Brunch)? This episode did a mild parody of (1982 film) “An Officer And A Gentleman”.
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Ever get something you truly didn’t want and was in reality a gift to the giver (Connie Chung Calendar)? Ever have breakfast in bed? Are you a good bowler or do you need lessons? Can you imagine a world without temptation (I can’t)? Sound off in the comments and have a beautiful journey back to your current time space/time 🙂 Faithfully Yours, Totbox 😉