I’m going to start right off by asking if you read my other elaborate “WDTCF” that covered a bunch of this…from the same episode that is now offering Poochie?
No? You mean you don’t read every word I write on this blog…laboriously researching characters, and putting my personal flair on the details? Come on…really?
Oh. Well…seeing as how this mini-update is weirdly more interesting and rewarding in the 2 weeks it covers, than the entire 6+ week version we just endured, I’m surprised you are reading anything at all.
But…for those who are still wondering where Poochie, Roy and a bunch of other stuff came from…
It’s mostly all from the episode, “The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie” show(S8E14).. NOW do you remember??? How we talked about it in June? And Homer’s big chance to be a star?And how I spelled Poochie, as Poochy a bunch of times in that post (I just looked…and really am too lazy to change them…and nobody pointed it out…and what’s with being able to spell a name with a “Y” and have it be male, but an “ie” means female. Like Tony or Tonie. It’s just weird). But, I digress…
OK. Here’s the post…and the only thing missing from it, is Poochie’s Car, and a more elaborate re-telling of how in the heck Roy ended up living with the Simpsons for a while.
“The Itchy & Scratchy & Pootchie Show.” (S8E14) is pretty much the tale of Homer trying out, and getting the part of Poochie, a short-lived additional character for the Itchy and Scratchy show. it was hoped that Poochie would boost ratings, but in the end, Homer gets booted as the execs “Screw the Poochie” so to speak, and Homer is back to being just a nuclear energy tech.
In the middle of the episode, Roy shows up. As stated by the WIKI…
“When the ratings for “Itchy and Scratchy” are dropping, Roger Meyers, Jr. gets a suggestion from Lisa that they should rejuvenate the show with the addition of a new character. They follow the animal enemy chain by going “mouse-cat-dog”, and then a new character, Poochie is born. Lisa remarks that new characters are just a desperate effort to boost shows with low ratings, and at this point a character named Roy walks into the living room – It’s suggested he has been living with the Simpsons for some time.”
So, basically, Roy is just another quick joke…implying that the Simpsons are old and tired, and need another cast member to juice things up. Nah. See ya Roy!
And, through all of this, Poochie’s character is a hip, teenager, kind of like a cross between one of the stars of Beverly Hills 90210, and 21 Jump Street. Except that the dude who plays Roy is never going to end up being famous like Johnny Depp. He does appear briefly in another episode, “Sweets and Sour Marge,” as well as a couch gag. So there’s that. But, he does have a car. Which we can craft. If you have any room in your Item Limit box…which I do not.
I also will not be crafting and placing…or at least placing (until I am allowed more Items) other bits and baubles from this episode, including: Fireworks Factory, Audience Research Table, Network Headquarters, Bicycle Basketball Ramp.
I may get the van…because it offers a bonus. I can trade out a flower for a bonus multiplier.
That’s pretty much it. And if previous examples are any indication, you didn’t read all of the way to the end of this post…or maybe even open it up. But, Alissa insists that some of you LOVE the WDTCF posts.
Do you love these posts? Do you love them more than Johnny Depp? Do you think that Roy should have his own show where he talks to Poochie’s car? The car wouldn’t talk back of course. That would be ridiculous.