Tut, Tut my good ladies and gents…we are awash in the best of “Jolly Old England” in our Springfields. The heisting continues, but it is almost secondary to the cool buildings and prizes up for grabs in this Act.
I admit to being a bit of an Anglophile, so I am stoked to get some of the buildings and special decorations that have graced my imagination and book shelves for most of my lifetime. And, if you have to steal a few jewels to get it all? So be it!
We’re gonna skip over Prize #2…as it just another Free Land Token – Cool. Useful. But, you get it…it’s Free…and you can use it for land. Boom! Done!
Prize #3 – Life-Size Prince Albert in a Can
This of course is a take off on one of the lamest jokes of all time…going back to when they sold “Prince Albert Tobaco” in a can. They may still sell it. I never smoked the Prince. It just seemed weird. It’s right up there with prank calling someone and saying, “is your refrigerator running?” or “have you stopped beating your wife yet?” None of them particularly funny…but, then again, it isn’t a great prize.
Which is a bit of a bummer, as the REAL Prince Albert was by all reports, a wonderful man, and an almost lifelong companion to Queen Victoria. Back in the day, it was not unusual to keep power within the family…and they did. Albert was actually Victoria’s first cousin (which is now outlawed for being a little too close genetically in most modern countries). They had 9 children together, and I’ll let those who actually live in England weigh in, as to whether the close breeding had an affect on their outcome. They were a dynamic pair, he her closest confident. And she never got over his death, which is why you see her dressed in black for her remaining years on the throne.
Like I said…this prize is kinda lame. It is just a decoration. You don’t really get Albert. And he/it pretty much just sits there…which is not like the real Albert at all!
Upon earning 4420 gems (and I STILL think they look like water balloons), you are prompted with this…
It’s really up to you whether you want to place this or not. I will likely pass…
Earns: Nothing, just a decoration
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does It Do: Animated when tapped, can shakes around
Dialogue it Comes with first tap
The Can Formerly Known As Prince
Lisa: Do you have Prince Albert in a can?
Lisa: Well let him out!
Bart: Not until he tells me where the Crown Jewels are.
Prince Albert In A Can: Never!
Task: Tap Prince Albert In a Can
Boom…there it is…the lamest joke ever. Especially if you are Albert.
OK…On to the NEXT Prize…Ok…the Next Prize AFTER the Next Prize (which is just more Crafting Currency)- The Queen’s Carriage! Sooooooo Cooooool!