Enjoy this installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa
Hello again time travelers (and babies that don’t need sitting),
May 13th 1990, the season Finale of Season 1 of The Simpsons. The Simpson children are left home alone (with a thief/babysitter) which may have been the inspiration to “Home Alone” which premiered later that year on November 16th 1990. 😫
If you haven’t rewatched any of the Season 1 episodes I suggest you do. If you need to keep the kids busy while you binge-watch I suggest you get a babysitter or find their favorite video and keep replaying it for them. If you follow these instructions you too might have a memorable night like Homer and Marge in this episode.
“Some Enchanted Evening”
Homer needs to makeup to Marge for all the neglect he has done, solution: neglect the kids.
“Some Enchanted Evening” (Not the song from South Pacific) the Season 1 Finale, the 13th episode of The Simpsons. May 13th 1990.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING:
The Babysitter Bandit and the Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper Babysitting Service. Howard’s Flowers (interior). KBBL (interior). Also though it is not really in our game I want to mention the first episode of the iconic Pickled Egg Jar from Moe’s Tavern 😛
There are also things that appeared for the first time that Could come into TSTO in the future maybe. OH THE POSSIBILITIES:
Possible NPCs: The Larry Davis Experience Band (which would probably be more like an animated decoration) and the Happy Little Elves’ characters (those that I didn’t mention before since this is some of their first appearances) Curious Bear Cub, Cheery (the girl), Doofy, Yendor, and Captain Kook.
Possible Events: Angry Marge mini-event (with radio and telephone demons as event-tappable-critters), Babysitting mini-event (for those who didn’t get the B.Bandit the first time as well as various toddler skins for Bart/Lisa/Milhouse/Bullies and others), Happy Little Elves event (mini perhaps) as long as we can collect some of the characters. Also Captain Kook Pirate event?
Possible Skins: Special Evening Marge (orange outfit), (and since guys will yell at me if I didn’t say it) Blue Nightgown Marge (which might also be called Special Evening Marge 😉 or Enchanted Evening Marge).
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Other babysitter service women, the florist “Howard”, America’s Most Armed and Dangerous folks, restaurant staff and people, power plant workers, reporters, and KBBL call-taker kid.
Some other things to think about:
Arnie Pye’s voice is heard working for KBBL’s traffic-copter but his name was Bill Pie/Pye, so I left his voice introduction out of the First Time listing. America’s Most Armed and Dangerous is obviously a spoof of America’s Most Wanted, which premiered years earlier on Fox (1988). This episode confirms that Marge was 23 years old when she married Homer (I personally can’t imagine getting married at that age). Homer shaves and his scruff grows back as soon as he puts the cap on the shaving cream. And finally when Homer pointed his finger at Bart, Bart snaps his teeth as if attempting to bite Homers’ finger off (why do I mention that?), I have a habit of doing exactly that when people point at me (I just wanted to Point that out) 😉
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Do you remember any babysitters (outside of family)? Are you trapped in a loveless marriage and think a fancy dinner is the cure? Ever call into a radio show? Do you have an over watched kid video (from your childhood/or maybe your kid’s favorite)? Can you imagine a world without babysitters? Sound off in the comments and have a safe journey back to your current space/time 🙂 (but I’m not going to watch the kids while you go)