Hello Average-Joe Six-pack, Johnny Lunchpail, Joe Meatball, Sally Housecoat, Eddie Punchclock, and clan of Slack-Jawed Troglodytes, (phrases Burns used in this episode)
This is how Some people talk if they are running for political office and if you didn’t know that you should be “fired” (from whatever job you have)… I guess that joke might not make so much sense in time, but right now, currently in 2016, you’ll be laughing and laughing :p (maybe)
Luckily for us folks, in the U.S.A., We will be done with these candidates in no more than 8 years or so (hopefully much much less). Yet every 4 years (or less) we go through the political campaigns and no matter who we like there is always that candidate that schemes/scams and tosses false facts at us (including some we like). In this episode it is Mr. Burns (which saddly doesn’t sound like a bad candidate comparatively) :p
“Two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish”
Burns runs for Governor and Bites more than he can chew
There are certain moments in political campaigning that become legendary and when they are spoofed by The Simpsons they become better known 😉 1928 speech by Herbert Hoover “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage” for one, and while there are more, I’ll let you discover them yourselves :p
Place your ballots for this Season 2, episode 4, the 17th episode of The Simpsons. November 1st 1990.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Mr. Burn’s Limo (yeah, I was desperate to find something for this category) :p
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: Mary Bailey, Dave Shutton (journalist), and the State Capitol (building).
Possible Skins: Campaign Button Smithers, Piñata fighter Burns, “Vote Burns” Simpson House facade.
Possible Decorations: Campaign train (caboose), Tank that Burns was photographed with durring the campaign.
Possible NPCs: Charles Darwin Actor, and Neon Rat.
Possible Events: Blink’n Blinky Event (you know there has been multiple Evolved three-eyed fish variations over the years), Fishing event (I’ve said this before and until it happens you’ll hear it more), Election/Media Event (at first I thought this idea to be lame but with Voting signs, a Political Stage that may be similar to the Open Stage, that Quimby, Burns, Sideshowbob, School President Lisa/Future President Lisa and others can run for office), and a Safety Inspection mini-event.
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: Safety inspectors (unless they are Event Tappable Critters), campaign team, reporters, elephant in Burn’s Darwin campaign promo, and the general public.
Some other things to think about:
Did you see the flag in the Burns’ Ad? (is that the State Flag where Springfield resides?). Burns didn’t win, so how isn’t the power plant shut down (Did they bring it up to code or pay Mary Bailey off?)? Burns is too weak to turn over a little table and whack a piñata but seems to hold onto a jackhammer pretty well. This episode is (one of the first) riddled with Citizen Kane references (which I love) 🙂 with that being said, I’ll leave out a couple of little nitpicks (they scratch my funny bone and I turn a blind eye…or Three) 🙂
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Ever shout “Echo!” in order to hear the word “Echo” to echo back? Ever have Noodle Kugel (the dish Burn’s offers when visiting the Simpsons’ house)? Can you imagine a world without mutations or politics? Sound off in the comments and have a great journey back to your current space/time 🙂 This is Totbox and I approve this message :p