Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 7 The Parson

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And is in full swing on our devices.

In a change of pace, this Event is broken up into just 2 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Antlers (ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg) to unlock each prize!

The seventh, and final, Act 1 Prize awarded at 68,350 ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg is The Parson, because it’s about time someone other than Flanders told Rev. Lovejoy what to do…


So let’s take a closer look at this seventh prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

Once you’ve collected 68,350 ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg you’ll automatically be awarded The Parson and you’ll see this message popup:


And you’ll have the option to store him in your inventory or place him immediately in your Springfield.  Remember if you store him you’ll have to go into your inventory later to retrieve him.

Once you’ve placed the Parson in your Springfield you’ll see his unlock message appear…


And he’s part of the Winter 2016 character collection…


The Parson his a full character who comes with some hilarious tasks and a full questline.  You’ll need to complete his questline to unlock all of his tasks, but you won’t need to complete it to move onto Act 2.

And…the Parson is Voiced.  And says some really hilarious things.

Here’s a look at the Turbo Tappin’ version of that questline now….

The Bad Shepherd Pt. 1
The Parson starts

Make the Parson Sermonize at Rev. Lovejoy- 8hrs, Earns $550, 140xp

The Bad Shepherd Pt. 2
The Parson starts

Make Rev. Lovejoy Advertise the Parson’s Speech- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make the Parson Sermonize the Old Hits- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Ned Notice His Mustache Tingle- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

The Bad Shepherd Pt. 3
The Parson starts

Make Lovejoy Advertise the Parson’s Performance- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Make the Parson Sing Psalm 98:5- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Make Ned Notice His Mustache Tingle Again- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp

The Bad Shepherd Pt. 4
The Parson starts

Make the Parson Tear it Up- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

The Bad Shepherd Pt. 5
The Parson starts

Make the Parson Spread the Word- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp


And here’s a look at The Parson’s Permanent Tasks…

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Task Length Earns Location
Sermonize the Old Hits 1hr $70, 17xp First Church of Springfield
Tear it Up 4hrs $175, 45xp Outdoor/Visual
Sermonize at Rev. Lovejoy 8hrs $550, 140xp First Church of Springfield req. Rev. Lovejoy
Sing Psalm 98:5 12hrs $420, 100xp First Church of Springfield
Spread the Word 24hrs $600, 150xp Outdoor/Visual

And there you have it, the details behind The Parson, the final Winter 2016 Act 1 prize…

What’s Next?

3 donutsBonuts- For every 5,100 ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg you collect after you’ve unlocked the Parson,  you’ll have a chance for 1, 2 or 3 Donuts.  You’ll be able to do this until Act 2 starts on Dec. 18th.

So that my friends is the full breakdown of the final Act 1 prize!

What do you think of The Parson? How you unlocked him yet?  Thoughts on his tasks?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!



74 responses to “Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 7 The Parson

  1. I didn’t manage to earn the Parson before the act ended — is he worth the 50 donuts he’d cost me now?


  2. He seems drawn to my tiny rectangle of dirt road when he rides the golf cart. Kind of annoying.


  3. Got my Parson
    Got my Bonuts
    Wondering if Parson belongs with Churchy Joe’s
    (Don’t forget everyone’s favorite motorcycle riding clergyman) 😉


  4. I had to laugh at the Saskatoon references The Parson makes. It shows that there are a few Canadian writers on the Simpsons staff. Plus, living in Saskatoon, I got a big kick out of it!
    My favourite line is the episode when Grampa Simpsons and others go to Winnipeg to get cheap prescription drugs and Johnny Canuk says “we got pills that make Regina look like Saskatoon!”
    That’s true, cause Saskatoon is a beautiful city!


  5. Huh…so, was the final prize for making sacrifices impossible to get? It’s at day 13, but we only had 12 days, including the first one. Timer runs out tomorrow, before 13 is available. Did I do my math wrong?


  6. I am missing Father Sean 😦


  7. I love that his 24-hr task is visual and is awesome. EA is killing me though. The greatest thing to come to the game was the unemployment office’s ability to assign jobs en masse, but the number of characters requiring other characters for certain job lengths is just growing and growing. You’re killing me, Smalls! Also, not every character has ever job length — looking at you, Gummy Joe! And I really need a UFO to unlock Kang or Kodos’ 24-hr job!


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