The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Grandma Van Houten

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time for another fun and exciting event prize post!  And guess what?!  Act 3 contains even more decorations!  Act 3 consists of 3 new decorations, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new character.

So let’s take a look at the final Act 3 prize…Grandma Van Houten…

Grandma Van Houten is a  brand new full character for Springfield and part of the Van Houtens Character Collection:

How You Unlock it:
The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 5
Make Bart Lose His Mind- 4hrs
Collect Sjoelbak Discs- 4hrs, x195

Once achieved you’ll unlock Grandma V…

WDTCF: “Bart Sells His Soul” S7, E4

Grandma Van Houten does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:

RV Getting a Divorce? Pt. 1
Grandma Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: Hey, so listen… I was thinking that you and I might get away for the weekend. We’ve both been so busy lately, I think it would be great just to spend some quality time together.
Grandma Van Houten: Are you talking to your RV again?!
Grandpa Van Houten: What? Uh, no!
Grandma Van Houten: You talk to that thing more than you talk to me!
Grandpa Van Houten: Well, at least the RV doesn’t care when I walk around without a shirt!
Grandma Van Houten: Then why don’t you spend all night without a shirt!
Make Grandma Van Houten Kick Out Grandpa Van Houten- 4hrs
Make Grandpa Van Houten Sleep in His RV- 4hrs

RV Getting a Divorce? Pt. 2
Grandma Van Houten starts

Grandma Van Houten: Thanks for coming over, Kirk. I don’t know who else to talk to.
Kirk: It’s no problem, Mom. But we have to make it quick. I’m supposed to meet Dad in the RV in five minutes. He wants me to show him how to microwave Salisbury steak. Shirtless.
Grandma Van Houten: Ugh, that’s the problem!
Kirk: Salisbury steak is the problem?
Grandma Van Houten: No, the RV! That’s all he ever talks about. You know, the last time we took a trip in that thing he forgot me at a gas station!
Kirk: Yeah, he mentioned that. At least he came back for you.
Grandma Van Houten: On the return trip! For four days I had to ask for the gas station bathroom key tied to a hub cap. Hmm…that gives me an idea…
Make Grandma Van Houten Steal the Keys to the RV- 8hrs

RV Getting a Divorce? Pt. 3
Grandma Van Houten starts

Grandma Van Houten: You know, since it’s such a beautiful day, why don’t you take the RV out? By yourself.
Grandpa Van Houten: Really? You wouldn’t mind?
Grandma Van Houten: Not at all. You just tell me all about it when you get back. I’ll be here yelling at the whippersnappers.
Grandpa Van Houten: Hot diggity!
Make Grandma Van Houten Yell at the Whippersnappers- 4hrs
Grandpa Van Houten: Grandma, call the cops! The RV is missing! Someone must have stolen it!
Grandma Van Houten: Heavens to Betsy. I’ll get Chief Wiggum on the phone for you right away.

RV Getting a Divorce? Pt. 4
Grandma Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: Chief Wiggum? I’d like to report a theft. Of my RV!
Wiggum: Really? That’s a pretty big thing to steal. Cops usually get called for smaller things like bikes or diamond rings or cell phones. Which reminds me. Lou, have you seen my cellphone?
Lou: You’re talking on it, Chief!
Grandpa Van Houten: It was taken right from my driveway in broad daylight!
Wiggum: Yeah, that doesn’t sound like a job for ordinary cops. Maybe you should call Manacek.
Make Grandma Van Houten Quietly Chuckle- 12hrs

RV Getting a Divorce? Pt. 5
Grandma Van Houten starts

Grandma Van Houten: Let’s face it. We’ve been growing apart for a long time. I think it’s time we—
Grandpa Van Houten: No. Don’t say it.
Grandma Van Houten: — get a divorce.
Grandpa Van Houten: Oh, yeah, sure. A divorce.
Grandma Van Houten: Wait, what did you think I was gonna say?
Grandpa Van Houten: Sell the RV.
Grandma Van Houten: I’m calling my lawyer.
Grandpa Van Houten: Me too.
Make Grandma Van Houten File for Divorce- 4hrs
Make Grandpa Van Houten File for Divorce- 4hrs
Grandma Van Houten: I guess this is it. Are you sure you’re going to be okay?
Grandpa Van Houten: I have no idea. I think I’ll just hit the road and see where it takes me.
Grandma Van Houten: Don’t forget your bee allergy medicine or it’ll take you to the emergency room.

Grandma Van Houten’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Take a Nap 1hr $70, 17xp Van Houten House/Brown House
Yell at the Whippersnappers 4hrs $175, 45xp Outside/Visual
Check the Thermostat 8hrs $275, 70xp Van Houten House/Brown House
Feed the Raccoons 12hrs $420, 100xp Outside/Visual
Take Her Meds 24hrs $600, 150xp Van Houten House/Brown House

And that’s it my friends, the details on Grandma Van Houten…

Up Next? That’s it.  Nothing left to do with Act 3.  Just sit back and wait until Act 4 starts on Tuesday.

Thoughts on Grandma Van Houten? Questline?  Tasks? Act 3? Sound off below.

5 responses to “The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Grandma Van Houten

  1. My 12 hr task for some characters has disappeared. Among them grandma van houten’s “feed the raccoons”
    Anybody else?

  2. Grandma Van Houten is a very decent character prize and is easily the best act 3 prize. She has a great questline and dialogue (though not great for her and Grandpa V since they get a divorce) which also involves Grandpa Van Houten who isn’t available until Act 4 so its an extra character with tasks in another characters questline. I agree with CJBrownLV, Grandma Van Houten has great visual tasks, her yelling at whippersnappers is just priceless and feeding raccoons is really cute, plus they both are 4 and 12 hours long which IMO is better than 1 and 4 hour visuals.
    I’m a little disappointed that she isn’t voiced and all her indoor tasks are at the same location but at least its the Van Houten House instead of the Brown House and Springfield Elementary (which is already overused in this event), maybe she could’ve came with the 257th Street Apartments and had her indoor tasks there.
    👵 🪑 🦝
    The best to worst Act 3 prizes in my opinion are: 1). Grandma Van Houten 2&3 in no particular order). Milhouse Chinese Dragon & Milhouse Pool and Zipline 4). Milhouse’s Scooter 5). mystery box token (I had no items left in my box so I traded the token for donuts).

  3. Will there be an act 4?

  4. Grandma Van Houten – great Visual Tasks (yelling at the whippersnappers, feeding the raccoons!) 😅

    Again, if you obtained all of the new Characters in Act 3? Then you got the best Questlines in this Event (so far!) 😉👍🏻

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