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?
It’s Bart Royale time here in all of our tiny tappable towns and this cute thief named Super Safi who’s always stealing the ladies hearts, could not be more thrilled to have a cute thief join our Springfields.
It’s time for one of my favorite parts of being a reader here at this amazing site. That’s right… new stuff for us to talk about just WHERE it all comes from in the Best. Show. Ever. I’m always a fan of new things even though a lot of the coolest things cost precious sprinklies. The 2018 Bart Royale Event started with a battle between the kids and adults of Springfield. And when you think of battling between kids and adults, you may think of The Hunger Games. And when you think of The Hunger Games in Springfield, you think of THOH XXVII. It’s always a pleasure to re-watch episodes of the Best. Show. Ever. For this round of origins, we’ll be taking a look at many of the event items that come from THOH XXVII, segment 1 – Dry Hard:
You have to go back to last season’s 600th episode of The Simpsons to find THOH XXVII and the Dry Hard segment. The Dry Hard segment was a part of the second Bracket Battle to determine the best THOH segment (click for link).
“Treehouse of Horror XXVII” (S28, E04)
After the THOH title screen, the ghost of Frank Grimes tells us that in Hell they make you watch all 600 episodes of The Simpsons in a row.
The Dry Hard segment takes place on a post-apocalyptic Springfield, where the city has suffered a drought, and the very little water there still is very expensive. The fire hydrants spew fire, Apu crushes and sells tortoise water for $50, poor Milhouse and his sad slip and slide, and his dad Kirk spending $100 for a wet diaper. Lisa compared the drought to Chicago Cubs proportion. Ironically the cubs would end their 108 year World Series drought just 2 days after Halloween.
Mr. Burns, aka Water Baron Burns, who controls all the water in the town and spends it frivolously, makes an announcement to them, saying that a child from each neighborhood (including Nevergreen Terrace, Thirsty Pines, Despair Heights, and Dusty Springfield) has to participate in a gladiator-like battle, and the winner will be awarded a day at Burns’ reservoir.
Lisa is the selected child from the Nevergreen Terrace neighborhood, and she soon meets her coach, Homish. In the battle, Ralph dies before the event starts by getting blown up when he prematurely steps off the starting platform.
Later, we are introduced to Pita and Peta, two boys who manage to enamour Lisa, but Homish kills them. And in under 30 seconds, the two boys make such a lasting impression that they are now immortalized in Tapped Out.
Later, Homish falls into a trap and is surrounded by other contestants, but Lisa convinces them that they don’t have to kill each other. She also convinces the population of Springfield to turn against Mr. Burns. They free all the kids from the Battle Dome and along with the Bagpipe Bus and Hans Mechman, destroy Burns’ reservoir, which they immediately regret as the water was completely wasted. However, the water that escaped the reservoir caused a rain, that caused a flood and later an ice age.
So there you go… Water Baron Burns, Pita, Peta, the Battle Dome, Bagpipe Bus, and Hands Mechman. Did you remember this THOH segment from last season? Did you vote for it in the Bracket Battle? Any items I missed? Splurge your donuts on Pita and Peta? Spend cash on Hans Mechman? Sound off in the comments and happy classy tapping friends.
TTFN… Safi, in for Wookiee, out!