Anyone who has spent hours, and hours, and days at an amusement park, standing in line for an eternity for a two minute ride…only to hear the kids yell, “AGAIN!!” understands the fantasy of a “Parent’s Island.”
In the episode that about 95% of this update is based upon (Itchy and Scratchy Land S6E4), we see Marge and Homer making a parental escape…
Marge: You know, part of spending time together as a family is spending time apart as individuals.
Homer: Parents’ Island?
Marge: I’m sure we’ll appreciate each other more when we meet up at dinner. Are you kids gonna be all right? Kids?
After entering “Paradise Isle,” marge and Homer stumble upon Itchy’s Disco…
Marge: It is the ’70s. Right down to the smallest detail.
Homer: Hey, the bartender even looks like John Travolta.
Travolta: Yeah, “looks like.
Later They Visit TGI McScratchy;s…
Waiter: Welcome to T. G. I. McScratchy’s, where it’s constantly New Year’s Eve.
Bandleader: Here we go again. Three, two, one.
Prize: Parent’s Island Gate
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +5
Can Be Placed: Grass|Pavement|Boardwalk|Pier|Dirt. Also can be placed OVER roads, cobblestone and rivers.
What Does It Do: Nothing, just a decoration.
OK…so this is a pretty lame prize. It earns nothing…it doesn’t help with the Event. It just sits there. But, how can you place value on an escape from the kids surrounded by other carefree adults? You can’t…
AND YES…you CAN PLACE THE BRIDGE OVER WATER…just place the water First…then the bridge!
Next Prize…another “get rid of the kids for a while” item. The Child Care Center!