Bonjour and Happy Bastille Day to all of our French readers! Enjoy this installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa
Bonjour The Simpsons Tapé Des Toxicomanes,
Moi French is a petite (how you say?) “not bien”, so I’m going to do the rest of the post en Anglais (I mean… “in English”). Time travelers are known to make a pit-stop in France because all the rich history and so here I am taking a “YES” (that’s the English form for “Oui” right?).
Though, you may have seen this episode already (or this post, if you are rereading it) join me anyway in a little Déjà Vu.
“The Crepes of Wrath”
Bart has been enlisted in the student exchange program to France and all he wants to do is WhINE :p
April 15th 1990, the eleventh episode of The Simpsons.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Agnes Skinner.
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: (Albanian Exchange student) Adil, (Frenchmen) Cesar and Ugolin (the skinny one) with Chateau Maison.
Possible Buildings and decorations: Airplanes and airports, the Eiffel Tower. The Chateau Masion which could have a FAÇADE of the castle image Skinner showed to Homer (I don’t really care but just wanted to sneak in our commonly used Tapped Out French word).
Possible NPCs: Maurice (the donkey), French Policeman, and Froggie (a frog Bart had in the beginning of the episode).
Possible Events: Vive La France Event (that is a No Brainer EA) with grapes and wine and a little anti-freeze. Foreign Spy Sabotage Event with cameras (didn’t I mention spy cameras in the last post?). Toilet Event since Bart flushed the cherry bomb in this episode (I wonder if we can link any other Foreign Locations that had Frogs and Toilets too? it’s almost like a Cliché now) ;p and lastly a long shot, connecting the Turnip Bart was eating with the turnip’s eaten by the people of Shelbyville in “Lemon Of Troy” but since that is Season 6 it may be 5 years until I get to that Post :p
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Hazard-Suit Homer (the same reason I didn’t mention Homer’s work tie and badge in an earlier episode posts because I think people are tired of dull Homer skins). Background Buildings like Bon Dormir, La Rotisserie, Patisserie, Café, Communist Base And characters like the American spy boy, Adil’s family, Swat people, communists, school kids (that I haven’t mentioned before).
Some other things to think about:
Though Homer fell in multiple episodes before this, this is the first Multi-D’oh!-Fall. Agnes Skinner was a much kinder mother in this episode and called Seymour “Spanky” which I guess she stopped doing. Adil did the Mr. Burns’ move (teepeed fingers and an “Excellent”). Since this is a French themed episode there are two things that popped into my mind when revisiting this: The Saturday Night Live sketch “French Class” with Alec Baldwin as the teacher (1993) and a Disney film (1991) so maybe Bart’s quote (in picture below) was inspiration to it.
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Parlez-vous Français? Ever been to France (or have it in your blood)? Ever do any toilet pranks? Ever been an international spy? Ever fall down the stairs (I know I have :p )? Can you imagine a world without language barriers? Sound off in the comments et avoir un bon voyage vers votre espace/temps actuel 🙂 Au Revoir 🙂