Black History Month 2020: Week 1 Questline, Premium Character Dr. Hibbert’s Father

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s update time in Springfield!  And after 8 years of TSTO, we’re finally tackling Black History Month!  No time like the present for EA, huh?   What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with finding out the history of Dr. Hibbert, Carl, Lou, and the Simpson Family!  Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up.

Black History Month (Heroes of Springfield) follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

With Act 1, one new premium character was introduced. In addition to helping with event currency, Dr. Hibbert’s Father comes with his own, short, individual questline, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline now…

Be Original Dummy Pt. 1
Dr. Hibbert starts

Dr. Hibbert: Hey, Dad. I came to visit you. How’s the Retirement Castle treating you?
Hibbert’s Father: How do you think, you big dummy? I hate it. It’s depressing, the food is bad, and I don’t know if you know this, but old people smell weird.
Dr. Hibbert: Oh, you don’t say. I never noticed.
Hibbert’s Father: Of course you don’t. Cuz you’re a dang fool. You were born a fool, and you’re gonna die a fool. And you’re just gonna fool it up all the days in between.
Make Dr. Hibbert Clench His Teeth and Be Nice to his Dad- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Dr. Hibbert: Dad, I’m a well-respected doctor. The best one in town.
Hibbert’s Father: The town of Springfield. That’s like being the smartest guy at an ATV dealership. You still a dummy!
Dr. Hibbert: Alright I’ve had enough! You need to drop this whole “dummy” thing!
Hibbert’s Father: What “dummy” thing, dummy?
Dr. Hibbert: You saw one episode of Sanford and Son forty years ago, and you’ve been doing this angry old man bit ever since. You’re a total rip off of Redd Foxx!
Hibbert’s Father: Redd who?
Dr. Hibbert: Redd Foxx! One of the biggest Black comedians of all time!
Hibbert’s Father: Never heard of him.
Dr. Hibbert: If you don’t think that you’re ripping him off, then you’re the dummy. Goodbye, Dad!

Be Original Dummy Pt. 2
Dr. Hibbert’s Father starts

Lucius Sweet: Mr. Hibbert Sr. What brings you to the gym, old friend?
Hibbert’s Father: Hey, Lucius. I just wanted to ask you a question. Do you think I’m a derivative rip-off of Redd Foxx?
Lucius Sweet: What? Heavens, no! That’s an absurdity of the grandest scale! You’re as original a character as myself, or Drederick, here.
Drederick Tatum: Yes. Super original.
Hibbert’s Father: Hmmm.
Make Hibbert’s Father Realize Something He Never Noticed Before- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Hibbert’s Father: Wait a minute. You two are rip-off’s also. Just like me!
Drederick Tatum: I am completely unsure to what you are referring to.
Lucius Sweet: Your baseless accusation is as big and crazy as my very original hair style.

Be Original Dummy Pt. 3
Dr. Hibbert’s Father starts

Hibbert’s Father: I can’t believe… Could it be? Have I been the… the big dummy… this whole time?
Frink: Excuse me, sir. Are you okay? You seem to be having a senior moment of some sort, talking incoherently, with the hoyvik and the glayvin, and the surplus of ellipseeees.
Hibbert’s Father: I’m sorry. I’m just coming to terms with the idea that I’m not an original character. And my friends weren’t either.
Frink: Good glayviiiiiinnn, what a startling realization. With the dawning, and the reckoning, and the eyes going wiiiiide.
Hibbert’s Father: *Eyes go wide with dawning recognition*
Make Hibbert’s Father Remember Who Frink Reminds Him Of- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Hibbert’s Father: Oh God. You’re one of them too! Your whole look and vocal ticks! It’s just a total rip-off of that nerd in the old movie. What was it called? The Legume-like Professor? The Nutty Adjunct?
Frink: Please! Stop guessing! I can’t afford to get sued.
Hibbert’s Father: Unoriginal characters! They’re all over this town! Wolfcastle is the Exterminator! Mayor Quimby is a Kennedy! Homer Simpson used to sound like Walter Matthau!
Frink: What are you talking about?
Hibbert’s Father: Take off those glasses and talk different, you! C’mere!
Frink: Police! Police!

Be Original Dummy Pt. 4
Dr. Hibbert’s Father starts

Frink: Oh thank Glayvin you’ve arrived, officers. This man is accosting me. Accusing me of being some sort of imposter.
Hibbert’s Father: He is! The whole town’s full of them. They’re just lazy rip-offs!
Wiggum: Rip-off’s, eh? Sounds like this fella’s off his rocker, see.
Hibbert’s Father: You’re supposed to be Edward G. Robinson! The gangster from the movies.
Wiggum: But I’m not a gangster, pal. I’m a copper. N’yeaahh!
Hibbert’s Father: Ahhhhhhh!!!!
Make Wiggum Help the Cops Calm Down Hibbert’s Father- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Hibbert’s Father: Whew. Thank you for calming me down, officer. I don’t know what went through me. That dang fool son of mine put a crazy idea in my head. The big dummy!
Wiggum: Happy to help, sir. Now, while you’re calming down, I’m going to finish my crossword puzzle. Hey Lou, I need two more words. Cellist BLANK-Yo Ma, and Entourage star BLANK Grenier.
Lou: Uh, Yo, and Adrian.
Wiggum: Can you say that again, Lou? I couldn’t hear you!
Hibbert’s Father: AHHHHH!!! The black cop talks like Sylvester Stallone for some reason! I’m losing my mind, ahahahahaha!!!!
Lou: He knows too much.
Wiggum: Get the stun gun, Lou.

Be Original Dummy Pt. 5
Dr. Hibbert’s Father starts

Dr. Hibbert: Thank you so much for bringing my father home, officers. I’ll take good care of him.
Wiggum: Make sure you do. We can’t have him running up and down the street accusing people of being unoriginal. He’s not a licensed TV critic, after all.
Dr. Hibbert: You’re right. Come on in, Dad. Let’s make you some hot cocoa and go to bed.
Make a Shaken Hibbert’s Father Come In- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Dr. Hibbert: I’m sorry, I was so mad about you calling me a big dummy, that I lashed out and got you all confused. You’re no rip-off. You’re my dad and I love you.
Hibbert’s Father: I love you too, son. Y’know, I may not be sure if I’m some rip-off or not, but one thing’s clear. You’re a one-of-a-kind original.
Dr. Hibbert: Uh, yes. One hundred percent. I’m not based on anyone disturbing at all. *chuckles*

And this concludes the premium dialogue for Act 1, of the Black History Month Event!

Thoughts on the first week?  Did you buy Dr. Hibbert’s Father?  Thoughts on the dialogue? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

3 responses to “Black History Month 2020: Week 1 Questline, Premium Character Dr. Hibbert’s Father

  1. An instant buy (just forget trying to ask EA why Dr. Julius Hibbert’s Dad is paired with MovingOn Building, it’s obvious they don’t care about continuity!), he helps earn extra Event Currency and makes up for the lame Act 1 Prizes (this means you’ll appreciate obtaining 2 Characters + 1 Building + whatever you get from the Black History Month Mystery Box) 👉🏻

    For such a small scene in a Simpsons Episode (“The Winter of His Content” / 14th Episode of Season 25), the in Game App dialogue between Dr. Julius Hibbert (Bill Cosby’s Cliff Huxtable homage) and His Father (Fred Sanford homage) would’ve been best delivered by their voice actors (Harry Shearer, Kevin Michael Richardson). 🤔

    There are times it feels awkward, especially when Lucius Sweet (voiced by the late great Paul Winfield), Drederick Tatum (voiced by Bank Azaria) and Officer Lou (Hank Azaria again) get involved … but this doesn’t stop the dialogue from being clever (funny). 👍🏻

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Great character….reminds me of Fred Sanford

  3. This was my favorite storyline… ever? I genuinely enjoyed these fourth wall shattering goofs.

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