Where Did THAT Come From – All Around the Globex Edition

Hey hey hey friends! Why did the spy cross the road? Simple… he never really was on your side.

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?

Wowza… the 2017 Secret Agent Simpsons Event is in full effect and we’re all busy collecting intel, crafting subversive surveillance items, and tapa-tapa-tapping secret agents and spies in a covert palooza all about Globex, the EPA, GHOST, and the CIA. It’s enough to make me want to watch Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Don Adams, and Rowan Atkinson on repeat. Hooray for new ideas in TSTO. Just like the xxth Bond movie, life lessons as an adult, or an intelligence collection mission, I’m sure a lot of us never saw this coming. Of course, with any new event, there’s always an inevitable tapping on my attic floor from Alissa to get started on writing about the origins for it all. It’s always a pleasure to re-watch episodes of the Best. Show. Ever. to do just that. For this round of origins, we’ll be taking a look at a whole ton of things all from the episode which brought us Globex and Hank Scorpio.

Cappuccino Royale – 3rd Act One Prize for 26,800 cheap intel
Cypress Creek Sign – 30 donuts (available during Act One)
Cypress Creek Home – 45 donuts (available during Act Three)
Globex Compound – 115 donuts (available during Act One)
Cypress Creek Elementary – 70 donuts (available during Act One)
Agent Bont – 7th Act One Prize for 78,600 cheap intel
Femme Fatale – 60 donuts (available during Act Two)

“You Only Move Twice” (S8:E2)

After Smithers turns down a job opportunity with Globex, they seek out the next senior employee on their list… one Homer Jay Simpson. It’s more money and health benefits in “Cypress Creek upstate somewhere”but Marge isn’t thrilled about Homer taking a new job without talking with her. In the educational video about the town that works, we see Cappuccino Royale and the Globex Balloon in the film about the planned community for workers of the corporation.

The Simpsons say so long to Stink Town aka Springfield (after quite a few goodbyes from characters of the show) and are off to their new home, Cypress Creek which is an idyllic place with a quaint little welcome sign.

They have their awesome new digs and Hank Scorpio even shows up to personally welcome the family to the team. “Hi! I’m here to welcome you on behalf of the President of the Globex Corporation. Me!”Nothing says welcome like a fruit basket including papayas.

Homer heads to work the next day in his fancy new job. Globex looks high tech for sure.

I don’t blame Homer for liking his new digs. Lisa and Bart find their new school easily enough. Note: if you type in the url from the sign… it’s not a real web site but it does link to a search including Stanford SATs so that’s pretty fancy.

Bart is a slacker again especially when he doesn’t know cursive, multiplication, or long division. He ends up in a remedial class. Marge is bored since her house does everything for her. Lisa finds out she’s allergic to everything. So basically it’s great for Homer and no one else in the family. So Homer finds out his new boss is an evil mastermind when he drops by to get business hammocks for his workers. The exterior of the new premium makes more and more sense.

Uh oh… the UN maybe should meet Scorpio’s demands… or move to Cypress Creek since they have FOUR hammock shops. Funny to think that Albert Brooks ad libbed that whole bit. Also, Homer proves to be a good henchman when he helps Scorpio take out a loafer named James Bont. Asa fun side note, if you turned the snack machine in the top image purple, it’d be a duplicate for the vending machines from the last event.

Anyhoo… do to his family’s unhappiness, Homer ends up having to quit his job and tells Hank while his organization is under attack by government forces. Scorpio’s side includes deadly Femme Fatale.

So there you go friends. A lot of the news stuff from one of the best episodes of The Simpsons. I’d argue that Hank is probably the best one-off character we’ve ever gotten besides Lyle Lanley. I personally love to send him out with his flamethrower all the time. Watch out East Coast, this Branson parody of a supervillain is coming for you.

An image of him as a philanthropist is seen on the Springfield Wall of Fame in “Take My Life, Please” (S20:E10) and he also makes an appearance in a Globex jet at the opening of “500 Keys” (S22:E21). “It was this or a Porsche!”

Good stuff. I think it’s interesting that Mr. Scorpio was originally considered for the villain in The Simpsons Movie which also ties in to this event. What do you think of all the items? Did you splurge on the premiums? Remember all these? Sound off in the comments and here’s wishing you successful mission accomplishment in the game and life in general… covert or otherwise.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

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13 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – All Around the Globex Edition

  1. Marge, I got a new job! It’s with Globex Corporation.
    I get more money, plus health benefits for me and my life partner.
    – And they’ll move us and give us a nice house and- – Move us?
    It’s in Cypress Creek, upstate somewhere.
    You took a new job in a strange town without discussing it with your family? Of course not.
    I wouldn’t do that.

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  2. Such a wonderful episode, jam-packed full of great moments, lines, and deliveries.

    Just a tiny few of my favorites:

    “You’ve got ‘Put Your Butt There…'”
    “Want some cream?”
    “You always say that. I want to take a chance!”
    “On your way out, if you wanna kill someone, it would really help me a lot.”
    Homer kicking the grenade aside.
    The homeless man being replaced by a mailbox.
    “But beware of his generous pensions!”

    And the very last moment, with the ball bouncing off the receiver’s head… that cracks me up every time!

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  3. So glad Scorpio was in this event. I’ve been wanting to pick him up, but every time I start to save up enough donuts to get him, something pops up I just have to have and my donut supplys evaporate. Getting him in this bundle was great. An all time classic character and episode.

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  4. Hold on here… “So Homer finds out his new boss is an evil mastermind”

    Um, no. The running joke in the episode is that Homer has no idea, which is what makes his interactions with Hank so great.

    This one of the all-time great episodes. One of the best things about the Oakley/Weinstein era (seasons 7 & 8) is that the introduced some of the best one-time characters, including Hank, Frank Grimes, Cecil, Poochie and Chester Lampwick, as well as some that have yet to make it to our games like John, Don Brodka and Roy.

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  5. easily one of my all time favorite episodes. I was very excited to have Hank Scorpio included in this event. He’s one of my favorite characters. great event. Solid B.

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  6. Tony Da Tiger

    Hank Scorpio is hands down my favorite character in the Simpsons. He’s an evil villain who wants to take over the world, but he’s also a super nice guy. I guess the idea is that he’s extremely ambitious, but he’s not ruthless in his everyday life. I wonder if Richard Branson is really like that(Hank Scorpio is based off of Richard Branson).

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  7. In the game, homer said that he thought Scorpio was dead. I don’t remember him dying on the show. Did I miss that?

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  8. I did not know that Cappuccino Royale appeared in the show, you could also say that the Bistro Set appeared in this episode in front of Cappuccino Royale. 😉

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  9. I found the episode online and just watched it. Very amusing!

    The couch gag is funny and reminds me of the parachute target guy a bit. Must be where they got it from.

    The bit that made me laugh the most was when that boy slapped Bart. 😀

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  10. I need to watch this episode again!

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  11. Wait, Bart knows cursive! He knows hell, and damn, and bi-

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  12. Josephine Kick@$$

    Thanks Wookiee, I like knowing where some of the items in the game came from 😊

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