The Van Houtens Act 4 Premium Questline: Grandpa Van Houten

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Everything’s coming up Milhouse!  Last year we had The Flanders’s this year we have the Van Houtens!

Act 4 of this multi-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event.  Grandpa Van Houten is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the full dialogue for both The Great Indoors…

The Great Indoors Pt. 1
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: Well, now that the missus is out of the picture, it’s just me and the RV. I need to get away from all this craziness, ya know?  Huh. Almost out of gas. Well, I’m sure Kirk would love a surprise visit while I wait for my next social security check.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: That’s nice, sir. But there’s quite a big line of cars forming behind you. Can I take your Krusty Burger order?
Make Grandpa Van Houten Place His Order– 4hrs
Make Squeaky Voice Teen Ask Grandpa Van Houten to Move- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 2
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: Howdy, Kirk. I assume you heard about your mom and me getting a divorce?
Kirk: I did. I’m really sorry. I know exactly what you’re going through, because of how Luann and I—
Grandpa Van Houten: Yeah, you’ve mentioned it. Anyways, you think I could crash here for a bit?
Kirk: Well, under normal circumstances that wouldn’t be a problem. But Milhouse has tambourine practice later tonight and we can’t have any distractions.
Grandpa Van Houten: Oh, I see. Well, I wouldn’t want to get in the way. D’you think I could park the RV in your driveway and camp out in there for a bit?
Kirk: You can stay there as long as you need. Until the end of the week.
Grandpa Van Houten: Thanks, son. Ya think Milhouse might want to camp out in the backyard with his ol’ gramps tonight?
Kirk: Oh, I’m sure he’d love that. You’ll just need to tuck him into his snuggle bag… It hugs him tight all night, for when he doesn’t have a mom around to do it. Did I mention that Luann and I—
Grandpa Van Houten: Yeah, you mentioned.
Make Grandpa Camp in Kirk’s Backyard With Milhouse– 4hrs
Make Milhouse Camp in His Backyard With Grandpa- 4hrs

The Great Indoors Pt. 3
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Milhouse: This is gonna be so much fun! I LOVE camping!
Grandpa Van Houten: Milhouse, are you ready to experience the great outdoors with your old man’s old man?
Milhouse: Am I?! I already put my jammies on under my clothes! Can I collect the wood to get the fire started?
Grandpa Van Houten: No need, my boy. I’ve got all the heat we need right here.
Milhouse: On the radiator of your RV?
Grandpa Van Houten: It cooks the hot dogs to perfection. And you don’t even need a turnin’ stick.
Make Grandpa Van Houten Roast Hot Dogs on the Radiator- 4hrs
Make Milhouse Roast Hot Dogs- 4hrs
Milhouse: This is kind of taking a while.
Grandpa Van Houten: Yeah. Want to use the microwave?
Milhouse: Can I press the buttons?
Grandpa Van Houten: Of course. Though it’s a little bit complicated. You have to press Time Cook first, then choose the power level, then the length of time, then Time Cook again, then…
Milhouse: Uh, you can just do it.

The Great Indoors Pt. 4
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: Oh boy, I’m stuffed. I think I may have eaten one hot dog too many.
Milhouse: Me too. Can we sit for a minute before we set up our tents? I can’t move right now.
Grandpa Van Houten: How about we tell stories while we digest?
Milhouse: That’s a great idea! I can’t wait to hear what crazy stories you have, Grandpa!
Grandpa Van Houten: Great! Now let’s see. What story should I tell? Ah, of course… There was this young boy from Shelbyville. Or…was it a girl? Oh, no, I remember. It wasn’t a boy or a girl…It was a werewolf, and he was from North Haverbrook. Well he originally was from Shelbyville, but he moved…
Make Grandpa Van Houten Attempt to Tell a Story– 4hrs
Make Milhouse Listen in Quiet Awe- 4hrs
Milhouse: So why did he have to move from Shelbyville to North Haverbrook?!
Grandpa Van Houten: Taxes, I suppose. Say, all this storytelling has got me beat. Want to watch some TV inside the RV for a bit while I rest my throat?
Milhouse: Sure! If we hurry, we can catch the latest episode of Battling Seizure Robots!

The Great Indoors Pt. 5
Grandpa Van Houten starts

Grandpa Van Houten: So, what’s the point of this show again?
Milhouse: Well, the bad guy robots shoot lasers like this *makes machine gun noises* but the good guy robots shoot lasers like this *makes laser noises*.
Grandpa Van Houten: I see. You know, it’s gonna be dark soon. We should probably start setting up our tents.
Milhouse: Okay but do you think you could give me a hand with mine?
Grandpa Van Houten: They don’t call me the Great Outdoors Van Houten fer nothin’!
Milhouse: They call you that?
Grandpa Van Houten: No, I said they DON’T call me that. Not fer nothin’.
Milhouse: It looks like the assembly instructions are in Chinese.
Grandpa Van Houten: *screams* I just saw a bee! I’m allergic to bees. How about we just sleep in the RV for tonight?
Milhouse: Way ahead of you, Grandpa.
Make Grandpa Van Houten Sleep in the RV- 4hrs
Make Milhouse Sleep in the RV- 4hrs
Milhouse: Boy, nothing beats camping outdoors! I feel so refreshed. And it’s just great to unplug for a while, you know? *turns off TV*
Grandpa Van Houten: I know exactly how you feel, Milhouse. Experiencing the outdoors is just good for the soul. Oh, I forgot to hookup the RV to the septic tank. That last flush must have emptied right onto your Dad’s driveway. I think I’ll teach a class on how to survive in the wilderness…

And that’s it my friends, the Act 4 premium dialogue.

Thoughts on Act 4 of the event?  Did you buy Grandpa V? Thoughts on the dialogue? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

6 responses to “The Van Houtens Act 4 Premium Questline: Grandpa Van Houten

  1. Grandpa Van Houten w/his RV deserve ‘more adventures’ in TSTO …. now to farm 🍩’s and wait to see what – when – where EA goes with Halloween 2020 (ie last year it was a Mini Event 1st – which was great, then a Halloween Event – which was ‘meh’) …. oh and on September 27, the next Season of The Simpsons starts. 😉

  2. I got all characters from this event. only didnt spend donuts on the standalone vehicle.

    Any idea what Halloween event will look like yet? Full reskin of the weather? huge event? or dinky one sone in a few days?

    • Anyone’s guess at this point

    • Halloween has traditionally been one of their biggest events. But TSTO has a new normal now, so very hard to predict. If you are a newer player, I’d suggest that you save your donuts for this event. If you don’t use them their, the next big “traditional” event is the black Friday sale and then Christmas.

  3. I bought everything except the $19.99 character with doughnuts. Not going to do it

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