Christmas 2018: Week 4 Questlines, Premium Characters Lee Carvallo and Jim Hope

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

With Act 4 (week 4) arrives two new premium characters, Lee Carvallo and Jim Hope.  Each of these premium characters comes equipt with their own individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline of each…

First up, everyone’s favorite yellow golfer…Lee Carvallo

A Hole in None Pt. 1
Lee Carvallo starts

Kent Brockman: Welcome to Channel 6’s coverage of the Springfield Celebrity Pro-am, America’s premier mini-golf tournament. I’m joined by legendary golf champion Lee Carvallo. Lee, how do you like your chances today?
Lee Carvallo: I just want to go out there and give it my all. It’s a talented field, lot of great players, we’ll see how it goes.
Kent Brockman: *chuckles* Every athlete is just a mind-numbingly boring interview, Lee. I didn’t realize that included golfers, but I see it does.
Lee Carvallo: It is what it is. We’ll just see how it goes, try to have fun out there.
Kent Brockman: *laughs* Stunningly bland! Lee, show us some of the trophies you’ve won over the years. Anything is better than listening to you.
Make Lee Carvallo Display His Awards- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Kent Brockman: Lee, I would literally kill everyone on this planet for a single daytime Emmy. And here you are, a mindless dud, surrounded by awards. Moving on. Lee, instead of listening to your moronic blather, let’s meet the amateur you’ll be paired with today.
Lee Carvallo: One day at a time, right?
Kent Brockman: That was in no way a response to what I said. Good job, Lee!
Ned: Hey-diddly-o, Mr. C! Ned Flanders here. Honored to be your partner.
Lee Carvallo: Excited to get out there and let the chips fall where they may. Course looks to be in great shape, excited for the challenge.
Ned: What a charming man, eh, Kent?
Kent Brockman: There’s not a single working neuron in his skull.

A Hole in None Pt. 2
Lee Carvallo starts

Ned: So, Mr. Carvallo. Are you familiar with our mini-golf course? Need any pointers?
Lee Carvallo: *chuckles* You can only do what you can do. We’ll see how it goes. Excited to compete.
Ned: Okay… that’s the spirit, I guess. Just be advised, the wind tends to sort of whip around that windmill, so stay to the right.
Lee Carvallo: Course is in great shape. Strong field, gonna be a challenge, one shot at a time, short memory.
Ned: Is that… did you hear what I said? It feels like you didn’t…
Make Lee Carvallo Take a Perfect Shot- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Kent Brockman: Beautiful tee shot on the first hole for Lee. He’s putting on a mini-golf clinic today, folks!
Lee Carvallo: Just gotta stay within myself. Can’t wait to get out there.
Ned: Uh… you DO realize we’ve already started playing, Mr. Carvallo?
Lee Carvallo: I’ve been striking the ball well in practice. We’ll see what happens on the course.
Ned: *uncomfortable chuckle* Let’s… let’s just move on to the next hole.

A Hole in None Pt. 3
Lee Carvallo starts

Ned: This next green is tricky, Lee. Make sure you aim for the ramp on the left. The other ramp drops you into a pretty nasty spot.
Lee Carvallo: Looking forward to playing some mini-golf.
Ned: Wait, Lee! I meant to say aim for the ramp on the right! The right! Too late! He’s stuck behind the little lighthouse. It’ll be a double bogey for sure!
Lee Carvallo: It is what it is! Every day playing golf is a good day!
Ned: Oh, my. He’s furious.
Make Le Carvallo Suck at Mini Golf- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Lee Carvallo: If I’m seeing the breaks, I like my chances! Beautiful day for golf!
Ned: Mr. Carvallo, I’m real sorry about that last hole. I made a mistake. Please don’t scream at me.
Lee Carvallo: It’s a marathon, not a sprint! These are some great fans!
Ned: Mr. Carvallo, you’re turning beet red! Try to breathe!

A Hole in None Pt. 4
Lee Carvallo starts

Kent Brockman: In a shocking development, Lee Carvallo finds himself ten shots behind the leaders. A living legend, a man who’s never lost a mini-golf game in his life, could see it all go up in flames here today. Ever since Ned Flanders steered him towards the wrong ramp, Carvallo has completely crumbled. I’ve rarely seen a professional athlete this broken. Lee, what’s going through your head right now?
Lee Carvallo: The greens are playing fast but fair! I’m just looking to string together a few good holes! It’s great weather for golf!
Kent Brockman: And so this pea-brained champion, this dim-witted maestro of the greens, withers before our very eyes.
Make Lee Carvallo Ruin His Perfect Record- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Kent Brockman: Lee Carvallo’s sad march continues. Now forty-three shots behind the leaders, he stalks the 17th green, completely unhinged.

A Hole in None Pt. 5
Lee Carvallo starts

Ned: Mr. Carvallo? Can I get you anything? A glass of water maybe?
Lee Carvallo: It’s about consistency. Just trying to do the same thing, swing after swing.
Ned: Again, I’m really sorry about what happened. Could you find it in your heart to forgive me?
Lee Carvallo: *stares daggers at Flanders* Every tournament is different. Sometimes the ball rolls funny.
Ned: Just one word of comfort for my guilty soul? That’s all I ask…
Lee Carvallo: *his look growing even more hate-filled* I love the game of golf.
Make Lee Carvallo Show No Love- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Kent Brockman: It’s never easy to watch a greatness dim. Lee Carvallo was a hero to many. Today, that all ended. We may never know exactly what was going on in his head. Or if ANYTHING was going on in his head, which I seriously doubt. But we do know this — as far as Lee Carvallo is concerned, it was a great day for golf. Also, it is what it is.

And now for the hopeless Toy Exec, Jim Hope

Learning to Share Pt. 1
Jim Hope starts

Blue Haired Lawyer: Mr. Hope, I’ve just received a letter from the IRS. Your company, Kid First Industries, is suspected of tax evasion. You’re also charged with — and I’ve never seen this before — “general grossness”. It’s a little-known crime from the Constitution.
Jim Hope: Since when is evading taxes a crime?! Listen, I’ll make this right. I’ll have the IRS killed.
Blue Haired Lawyer: Murder is, sadly, also a crime.
Jim Hope: That’s the government for you. Always nosing into other people’s homicides. Well, I can’t pay. I haven’t had a hit toy since the Funzo. I’m broke.
Make Jim Hope Search His Pockets for Spare Change- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Jim Hope: Here, this is everything I’ve got in my pockets. *drops coins on desk*
Blue Haired Lawyer: You’re going to need… fifteen million dollars more.
Jim Hope: I do have another pair of pants at home. So, there’s that. But I suppose I could just invent another hit toy. Better put on a happy face for the kiddies and hope ol’ Uncle Jim’s still got it.
Blue Haired Lawyer: As your lawyer, I must advise you not to refer to yourself as “uncle” around children who aren’t your relatives.
Jim Hope: Why? Liability issue?
Blue Haired Lawyer: No, just creepy.

Learning to Share Pt. 2
Jim Hope starts

Jim Hope: All right, Lindsey. We need a smash hit toy for the holidays or I’m going to jail.
Lindsay Naegle: You’re not the only one who’s been evading taxes. Should I be worried?
Jim Hope: Probably. As in, I’m “probably” going to rat you out to get a reduced sentence.
Lindsay Naegle: I see. I suppose I could have you killed?
Jim Hope: No, it’s illegal. The lawyer said so.
Lindsay Naegle: Shoot. Well, I never like making money honestly, but that may be our only option here.
Jim Hope: If there was any other way, believe me I’d be all over it. Let’s get to work.
Make Jim Hope Brainstorm Original Ideas- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Lindsey Naegle Brainstorm Ways to Backstab Jim Hope- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Jim Hope: Read back to me what we’ve come up with so far.
Lindsay Naegle: A doll that explodes if you forget to feed it, a mobile game based on a past-its-prime cartoon……an action figure with a monthly subscription fee for some reason, and a kid-sized AR-15 that doesn’t set off metal detectors.
Jim Hope: All brilliant, every one! Let’s run some focus groups and see what the kids think!

Learning to Share Pt. 3
Jim Hope starts

Jim Hope: Hey there kids, how would you like to play with some toys?
Lisa: No way! You’re not fooling us with that act again.
Ralph: I like playing with toys in front of one-way mirrors!
Lisa: Hey Ralph, take my hand and we’ll look for fairies in your backyard, okay?
Ralph: I like doing the last thing someone suggested! Let’s go!
Lisa: We’ll catch a fairy today for sure. But we have to get far, far away from this guy — fairies don’t like him.
Jim Hope: *sigh* They grow out of their easily-manipulated stage so fast.
Make Jim Hope Demonstrate Toys- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Jim Hope: The kids hated our toys! They said they were “too cynical”. Since when is making toys designed to prey on kids’ worst impulses “cynical”? How am I supposed to con them if they’re wise to my tricks? Am I supposed to make something they actually like? *chuckles*
Lindsay Naegle: Don’t spout such nonsense!

Learning to Share Pt. 4
Jim Hope starts

Jim Hope: Little girl, please come back. I need your help — I’m desperate!
Lisa: You’ve always been desperate.
Jim Hope: Hey, you think it’s EASY being a grown man who’s nowhere near as good at inventing toys as the great Lisa Simpson?
Lisa: Flattery won’t work on me.
Jim Hope: I know. You’re way too smart to fall for flattery.
Lisa: Sweet, sweet flattery… Oh how I love it… Fine! You get ten minutes of my time. I’ll come up with one toy. But that’s it!
Make Jim Hope Steal Lisa’s Ideas- 8hrs, Earns $840, 210xp
Jim Hope: How about a toy oven that makes fattening cakes, then we sell a weight loss supplement as an add-on?
Lisa: Hmm. What if the toy oven makes nutritious snacks, but they look like cupcakes. Makes the kids AND the parents happy.
Jim Hope: So, it’s not exploitative? I mean, what’s the fun in that? What about a set of encyclopedias, but all the facts are wrong so it makes you stupider? Then we sell tutoring services to all the new dummies we just made.
Lisa: Stick with the healthy oven.

Learning to Share Pt. 5
Jim Hope starts

Jim Hope: Lindsey, I think we’ve got our hit toy: The Half-Baked Oven! Half-Baked is half as powerful as regular play ovens. So you have to buy special pre-half-baked treats from us.
Lisa: Wait, no! That’s not what we agreed on!
Jim Hope: Can’t you see how much more evil it is my way? Think, Lisa!
Lisa: I want my idea back. You stole it from me!
Lindsay Naegle: Jim, open us some bubbly to celebrate. I just need to make a quick phone call…
Jim Hope: It’s hot tubbing time!
Make Jim Hope Pop Some Bottles- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Lindsey Naegle Give Chief Wiggum a Hot Tip- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Jim Hope: Lindsey! Hot tub’s ready! I’ve got a special mankini I’ve been saving!
Wiggum: Hold it right there, Hope! You’re under arrest for exploiting the work of miners.
Jim Hope: Because of the Lisa Simpson thing?
Wiggum: What? No, not some kid. Miners. The guys who work in mines. Anyway, that’s what I heard over the phone. And that’s how I wrote it up. You can’t expect me to redo all that paperwork.
Jim Hope: Lindsey! You set me up!
Lindsay Naegle: Have fun in prison, Jim!
Jim Hope: Eureka, that’s it! A play set that’s a prison, and whenever you want to free your dolls, you have to purchase a new security code from us?
Lisa: Hmmm. Yeah, I’d play with that.
Jim Hope: *being dragged off to jail* I’m back, baby!

And this concludes the two premium questlines for Week 4 of Christmas 2018!

Thoughts on the questlines?  Did you buy Lee or Jim?  Thoughts on the dialogue? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

5 responses to “Christmas 2018: Week 4 Questlines, Premium Characters Lee Carvallo and Jim Hope

  1. talon8770 // rick

    Alissa ,do you know of any way to get the creepy elf on the shelf back in his box ?? I accidently let it out and I cant find him and storage put him back out when I try to put it back.

    • I do this from time to time as a challenge. Go into town editing mode (the yellow arrows at bottom right) and then change to X-ray mode for everything but characters. Then zoom up and scan your town slowly until you find the gnome in the home. I think he’s usually on the edge of a street. Tap him and he returns to the box.

  2. Is this the right place to wish for a Stonecutters New Year event 2019?

    I bought everything and now am in the long line of waiting for EA to bring back past characters.
    … … …. …. I wonder how many sets I can complete by 2020.

    • Haha i’m not far behind. Bought all the characters. Will have the boathouse and astrolabe by Tuesday. (Can’t believe im thinking of getting the astrolabe, but i do like the way it looks).

  3. Thanks Alissa! EA rEAlly overdid itself on these quests 😂

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