Boom! And just like that, we are thrown back into the world of old school vampires, and mummies, and werewolves! Oh My!
I have loads of questions about mummies, but we won’t get there for quite some time. So, perhaps I’ll just stick with what we DO have…an old school look at Dracula (and family) from a Simpsons perspective.
We are going to get a ton of Old School Dracula stuff. And by “old school” I mean the good old kind of vampire that flies around like a bat, wears a cape, and doesn’t so much like the sun. These are not the kind we have seen in the silly, violent, over-sexed modern day vampires we see in TV and movies these days. And let’s be honest…when you start your career like Robert Pattinson, with a hacky, horrible movie like “Twilight,” you are pretty much doomed to be the “cute guy with fangs” for the rest of your life. It is WAY better to make your mark as an older, wiser, Transylvanian Dracula, like Bela Lugosi. No type casting there! But, I digress…
The first prize…is the Transylvania Welcome Sign!
OK. So maybe this isn’t really “Major Prize” worthy. But, hey, you need to know where you are to set the tone for the rest of the act, right? And this act is clearly in Transylvania…which is a REAL place…and has a REAL Castle which is supposed to have belonged to the REAL Dracula!
Oh. But, you wanted details on the sign our games??
Here are they are…
Act 1, Prize 1- Transylvania Welcome Sign
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +5
Can be Placed: On grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Arrangement Bonus: .80% when placed in bonus area
What Does It Do: Nothing. Just a sign that sits there.
Dialogue When Placed:
Homer: Oh look, Transylvania welcomes us. Isn’t that nice?
Bart: Great. Here come the bats and bloodsuckers.
Lisa: Actually, Transylvania is a beautiful and historic region near the Carpathian mountains. It;s known for its many natural resources including manganese, lignite and sulfur.
Bart: Sulfur, eh? I knew something stank here, but I thought it was you.
Lisa: May a Transylvanian bat chew off your earlobes.
NEXT UP?? A Free Land Token…and then Dracula-la Land! (if you loved the movie, you’ll hate this).