Safi here, giving Wookiee a hand with these WDTCF. With WDTCF being a staple of TSTO Addicts, I’ll try to keep as true to the format as possible (by which I mean I’ll copy and paste one of Wookiee’s posts and just change the necessary info). Hope I make the Wookster proud. Enjoy:
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?
So in this event, similar to a few events in the past (TapBall, Superheroes, Homerpalooza come to mind), you’ll be tasked with sending characters on a secondary task. In this case it’s Beast Enchanter. So today I will go over the origins of the eight beasts in THOH XXVIII event:
“Lisa the Drama Queen” (S20, E09)
When Homer forces the kids to take classes at the rec center, Lisa befriends an intelligent and imaginative girl named Juliet. The two create a fantasy world named “Equalia”, and grow ever more subsumed in it, becoming distracted from reality. Juliet in particular seems to be using “Equalia” to escape from her troubled relationship with her father. After meeting Juliet’s family, and learning of Lisa’s increasingly distracted performance in school, Marge becomes concerned about Lisa’s friendship with Juliet, and forbids Lisa from seeing her. In response, Lisa and Juliet run away to a derelict restaurant (designed like a castle) to live out their world of “Equalia”. Unfortunately, Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney are also using the restaurant as a hideout, and imprison the girls. Juliet and Lisa manage to escape by entrancing Kearney with their tales of “Equalia”, in which he introduces himself as Kearneymon and turns on Jimbo and Dolph when they try to burn the “Equalia” manuscript. Kearney envisions himself as Kearneymon beating on Jimbo and Dolph as pests, when in reality, Jimbo and Dolph are beating him up.
“Treehouse of Horror XXIV” (S25, E02)
Duuring the opening sequence of THOH XXIV, Lard Lad comes to life as the sequence makes it way to Springfield Elementary. However, before we get there, Wiggops is introduced and promptly eats Lard Lad, and dunks his donut in water.
LEWD, CRAWL, BARFY
“Four Regrettings and a Funeral” (S25, E03)
In the very next episode’s opening sequence, The Simpsons couch gag is inspired by The Hobbit. It features the titular family reimagined as Gandalf, Bilbo and the famous Dwarves. The family travels across a landscape of Simpson-ized Middle Earth landmarks, casting Moe as Smeagol, Lenny, Carl and Barney as the three trolls, and of course, Springfield’s resident wealth hoard as the villainous Smaug. As they pass by Lewd, Crawl, and Barfy, the sun rises, turning the three trolls into stone, which promptly disintegrates.
“Married to the Blob” (S25, E10)
Jeffery Albertson (aka Comic Book Guy) finds out that his competitor Milo, the owner of Coolsville, is now married to his girlfriend, Strawberry. Albertson cries and sings a song about him being lonely in his entire life. A Japanese girl named Kumiko Nakamura enters the store, and Albertson asks her out for a date, and then asks Homer for dating advice, since Homer is the only fat man in real life who is married to a hot woman. During the date, Marge advises Albertson not to be himself, however Kumiko actually likes Albertson’s real personality.
Albertson continues to date Kumiko, and they plan to move in together. While dropping off a gift for Kumiko and Albertson, Homer meets Kumiko’s father in front of the store. Homer tells the gentleman about Albertson being an obese nerd, which prompts Mr. Nakamura to object to their relationship and take Kumiko away. Marge tells Homer to make plans, so Homer takes Mr. Nakamura to a Japanese bar. They both drink Habushu (Snake Rice Wine), an incredibly strong form of rice wine.
As Homer and Mr. Nakamura stumble home intoxicated, the city turns into a wonderland based on a series of anime films that include Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Porco Rosso. One of the wonders of this world is the three-headed Bully-Vern dragon – a dragon featuring the heads of Kearney, Jimbo, and Dolph.
At the end of the episode, Homer and Mr. Nakamura are again drinking Habushu and again see Bully-Vern bulying avian Milhouse.
“Four Regrettings and a Funeral” (S25, E03)
Again from The Hobbit inspired couch gag, the titular family is reimagined as Gandalf, Bilbo and the famous Dwarves. The family travels across a landscape of Simpson-ized Middle Earth landmarks, casting Moe as Smeagol, Lenny, Carl and Barney as the three trolls, and of course, Springfield’s resident wealth hoard as the villainous Smaug. As Homer reaches for some golden treasure, Burns Dragon opens an eye and awakens to defend it’s gold.
“The Serfsons” (S29, E01)
Our final beast introduced as part of this seasons “Season Premiere Episode Tie-In” is Treestache. When Homer and the lower class decide to challenge the hierarchy, the ents led by Treestache come to their aid. Homer promptly thanks them for their sacrifice and cuts them up to build ladders to scale the walls. Treestache says the ents could have knocked down the walls in seconds.
So there you go… the origins of all 8 beasts. 5 of the 8 beasts actually only appear in the opening sequence of an episode. Did you remember these episodes? Splurge your donuts on any beasts? Got another beast you were hoping would be in the event? Happy Springfield got some beasts this Halloween? Sound off in the comments and happy classy tapping friends.
TTFN… Safi, in for Wookiee, out!