It was five years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are in the thick of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs again, and it’s time for our fifth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!
How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there is A LOT of content in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. There is so much in fact, that it was hard just to narrow it down to 64 entries to start with. With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Episode Content Bracket Battle.
We created a Bracket of 64 awesome episodes that would provide freemium and premium characters, NPCs, skins for existing characters, decorations, and/or buildings.
These 64 episodes from the past 30 seasons will then battle each other in six rounds of head-to-head matchups, that we hope produces the most debate in the comments below. Every Monday over summer, we’ll post that week’s matchups and your votes will determine which episode content advances to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Most Desired Episode Content” on Monday September 2nd.
Quickly, some general housekeeping rules and guidelines:
– The expanded landscape of The Simpsons means there are several episodes with loads of content that could have made the bracket, but ultimately just fell short.
– The selected 64 episodes have been divided into four conferences: Seasons 1 to 7, Seasons 8 to 14, Season 15 to 22, and Season 23 to 30.
– Weekly matchups will be posted on Monday and voting will remain open for just over 6 days until noon EDT the following Sunday.
– The schedule of matchups is as follows:
o Monday May 6th – The Season 1, 8, 15, and 23 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday May 13th – The Season 2, 9, 16, and 24 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday May 20th – The Season 3, 10, 17, and 25 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday May 27th – The Season 4, 11, 18, and 26 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday June 3rd – The Season 5, 12, 19, and 27 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday June 10th – The Season 6, 13, 20, and 28 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday June 17th – The Season 7, 14, 21, and 29 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday June 24th – The Season 1 to 7 wildcards, 8 to 14 wildcards, 22, and 30 matchups in all four conferences
o Monday July 1st – The first conference quarterfinal matchups in all four conferences
o Monday July 8th – The second conference quarterfinal matchups in all four conferences
o Monday July 15th – The third conference quarterfinal matchups in all four conferences
o Monday July 22nd – The fourth conference quarterfinal matchups in all four conferences
o Monday July 29th – The first conference semi-final matchups in all four conferences
o Monday August 5th – The second conference semi-final matchups in all four conferences
o Monday August 12th – The finals in all four conferences
o Monday August 20th – The Semi Finals
o Monday August 26th – The Championship Finals
o Monday September 2nd – The winner is unveiled
– Should any of the episode content have at least 5 of the items be released into our game over the summer, they will be replaced by the episode content they most recently defeated.
Here’s the Bracket unveiled:
Now without further ado, our first set of head-to-head matchups featuring the Season 1, 8, 15, and 23 matchups:
SEASONS 1 TO 7
Tale of the Tape:
SEASONS 8 TO 14
Tale of the Tape:
SEASONS 15 TO 22
Tale of the Tape:
SEASONS 23 TO 30
Tale of the Tape:
Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Sunday May 12th.
What are your thoughts on this weeks four matchups? Of the four matchups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? What do you think of the bracket? Which episode content would you have added? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.
I have made my vote, but my preferred content choices are slightly different than the episodes that I voted for.
For Season 1: I voted for Episode 7, but I don’t want the news reporter. I would prefer to have Dr. Pryor (from Episode 2) instead. And I want both the Opera Singer, from Episode 2, and the Park Ranger, from Episode 7, but I would prefer to have them both as playable characters, not NPCs.
For Season 8: I voted for Episode 4, but I would prefer to have Tour Guide Randy as a playable character, not an NPC. And there is absolutely nothing from Episode 19 that I want (at least nothing that is a part of this Bracket Battle).
For Season 15: I voted for Episode 4, but I want the Queen as a playable character, not an NPC. And I want the Unicorn with wings, from Episode 20, as well.
And, finally, for Season 23: I voted for Episode 13, but I would prefer to have the Waiter as a playable character, not an NPC. And I also want this content from Episode 4 – Robopet Seal, the Basketball Martin skin, Homer Humiliator, and Frink’s House (I read somewhere that Frink’s House was already a previously unreleased item for the game).
Those are my choices. In my opinion, there are just some things from the TV show that should not be included in the game. Also, there are other Simpsons media sources besides the TV show (such as the comic books) with which suitable content could be extracted from for inclusion in the game. EA has done it before, so why aren’t they doing it again when they give us new content for the game?
Done and done.
pictures so small cant see a thing
Most of them were difficult to choose from though with the first one, I chose Bart the Genius over than The Call of the Simpsons since I liked that episode more. All of these items would be great to see in TSTO. Thanks Safi.
These choices were tough! I’d love to see the content from all these episodes in our little towns.😊
Larry Burns is going to take S 8 E 4 all the way to the finish line
But not everyone will look at just one character. Hopefully, you’re looking at the collective of characters, skins, decorations, and buildings when voting.
Safi, wow! So many options, so much work! The 3 of you do keep TSTO exciting even if EA doesn’t!
I agree Tony1956
So many opportunities for Character Skins
Season 1 Episode 7 – I need my Cowboy Bob and Ultimate Behemoth RV 😊
Season 8 Episode 4 – OMG so many things that should be in TSTO 😊
Season 15 Episode 4 – Edwina and Judi Dench’s fish and chips 😊
Season 23, Episode 13 – Werewolf Willie and Needle Exchange 😊
Wow! So much content that can take years to be introduced into TSTO ♥️
Too bad the game is ending soon ……………sorry, someone was bound to say that.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaay late to that party, Doogie!
Awesome content! Congrats! Really hope EA follows this along and have great ideas! Thanks for the love for the game
Yay. Always enjoy the extra effort you guys gals put into the site. Thx.
I always though that TSTO should have a summer event, the Bi-Mon Sci-Fi Con to coincide with the comics convention season
Would ALF be there?
Hide your cat!
I agree they could incorporate the episode The Summer of 4ft. 2 (season 7 episode 25). I can’t wait to see what items the great TSTO team selected for this bracket challenge! Sweet merciful crap!…MY CAR!!
I found my choices quite easy this week with the exception of Regina monologues vs the way we weren’t. I prefer Regina monologues as an episode if I were to watch 1 but going on content on offer I eventually decided to vote for The way we weren’t.
Anyone know the episode season and number when homer gets his car booted in NYC. I remember laughing so hard when homer had to choose between clam juice and mountain dew. Ew..ugh…gross…..gimmie the clam juice…..holy f I laughed at that. Twin towers in that episode…..thanks. hope everyone has a great day!!
Season 9 episode 1 The city of New York vs homer Simpson
Episode 179 overall
Bigfoot! Bigfoot! Bigfoot! (I kinda like bigfoot🤷♀️)
One of my favourite episodes.
Am I being really blond, I can’t see how to vote 🙈
There should be a silver-ish box to vote under the Tales of the Tape Box. Looks like this:
I have the same issue. I cannot get where it comes from.
I’ve had to open this page in an other browser to vote.
I can’t see that for some reason. That’s why I got a bit confused, it’s always looked like that before.
Try using a different browser. I couldn’t vote in Firefox for some reason, but Edge was fine.
Yea I think it’s a problem with FireFox. I know Chrome works.
it was hard to decide on the Episode….good content..
Every episode had quality content that TSTO deserves to have (I would even accept non-voiced, which is always been my prior pet peeve)😉👉
Great work, thanks! For the first battle, I’d add a task for Homer to catch a rabbit… I just burst out loud laughing remembering that now, years after I first saw it.
They were All tough choices!
Awesome! Thanks a lot Safi 😍