It is a bit funny that I (like Bart) am not a fan of history yet here I am traveling through it, all the way back to October 11th 1990, when Bart was in the fourth grade… Wait, he still is in the fourth grade!
Now sit up and pay attention! There will be a test at the end of this post.
“Bart gets an “F””
Bart needs to pass a test… And that means, he needs a Miracle.
October 11th 1990, Season 2 (premiere) episode 1. The 14th episode of The Simpsons.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Mayor Quimby
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: Bill and Marty (just their voices on KBBL), Benjamin Franklin (though obviously not a Simpsons character, there are possibilities of him showing up in a July 4th event)
Possible Skins: Ernest Hemingway (“Papa”) Martin (which would be great for a Fishing event). Future Fantasy Old Krabappel and Old Bart (but there are other Future Bart skins I’d rather have). Historic Fantasy Bart (colonial suit), Three-Musketeer outfits for Itchy and Scratchy (if we ever get Itchy and Scratchy in the game. COME ON EA!!). Cool Martin (wait, we already have that for his 4hr task, never mind). Winter Wear for civilians (there are too many characters to list) but besides Maggie, the character that I’d want a winter skin the most might surprise you… Princess Kashmir (yeah, I think her traditional outfit might be too cold to wear in winter events :p ) whether she is a bleached blonde or a dirty blonde doesn’t matter to me as long as she is dressed warm for the right weather.
Possible Events: “Snow Day” event (snowball fights, ice skating, sledding, hockey etc; with parents chasing the children to put on earmuffs and boots as Event Tappable Critters). History-comes-alive event which I guess EA would do on July 4th, also an Escape From Grandma’s House or other video game event.
Possible NPCs: Gorilla the Conqueror, I like the Black and White version but the In-Color Tap-dancing one is funny too –maybe two separate NPCs one for a Going Ape event and the other for a Tappa Tappa Tappa (tap dancing) event. 🙂
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Fantasy Bart Simpson Jr., Ms. Phipps (school nurse), fantasy congressmen, and various kids (that I haven’t mentioned in Season 1 posts).
Some other things to think about:
Even in Bart’s historical fantasy he gets his facts wrong, though Ben Franklin invented many things a sled was not one of them. Bart is doing his studying by candlelight? Bart passes and thus doesn’t have to repeat the 4th grade (which he is still in). At the end when Bart runs out of the school with his test Milhouse watches him run by and if you freeze frame the scene it almost seems like Milhouse’s nose sort of disappears at the head-on shot (making him look kind of like a ninja turtle). When Edna and Skinner bump into each other ice skating/playing hockey that may be the first spark between these two as a blossoming relationship. Though Bart has written on the chalkboard in the Season 1 opening credits this is the first we see him being forced to write something numerous times within an actual episode.
There are still more images and quotes that I wanted to squeeze in but this one particularly got me thinking
I hope Bart’s not comparing himself to MY Posts :p
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Do you remember your school grades (A’s and F’s)? Ever been held back a grade? Do you remember your Fourth Grade (teacher/lessons/experience)? Have you ever tutored someone? How did you learn to be cool? Are you a serious procrastinator? Do you still pray for Snow Days? Can you imagine a world without tests? Sound off in the comments and have a blah blah blah blah blah journey back to your current space/time :). Lol, I wanted to know you were still paying attention, that was just a Test ;p