Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Time to flash those jazz hands, as things get jazzy in TSTO! The All This Jazz mini-event has arrived in Springfield, and it has Lisa swooning.
Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For each of the parts of the Song and Dance questline, you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.
So let’s take a look at the character on the Song and Dance Prize track, Marbles Le Marquez…
Marbles Le Marquez is a brand new character for Springfield and part of the All This Jazz Character Collection:
How You Unlock it:
Song and Dance Pt. 2
Make Lisa Promote the Jazz Benefit Concert- 4hrs
Make Skinny Palmer Recruit Jazz Musicians for the Concert- 4hrs
Collect Vinyl Records- x125.
Once achieved you’ll unlock the character…
WDTCF: “Jazzy and the Pussycats” S18, E2
Marbles does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:
Peaceful Groovy Feeling Pt. 1
Marbles Le Marquez: So who are these guys?
Skinny Palmer: Never heard of them.
Homer: Boys, let’s introduce ourselves properly. Homer!
Lou: Anddddddddd Lou!
Homer: We’re Hip-Hoppin’ Homer and the Groovettes!
Marbles Le Marquez: Okay, uh, welcome to Groovetone Records.
Lou: We’re here to record our long-awaited sophomore album.
Marbles Le Marquez: Okay, well I’m Marbles. I’ll be the studio musician doing your backup music. If you’re ready to get started then—
Homer: *gasp* Guys! We forgot the most important thing!
Carl: Our big gold chain necklaces?
Homer: No, our turtlenecks! We’ll never get our sound right without our turtlenecks. Head to the store and pick up four of them.
Marbles Le Marquez: What? I’m a musician, not a—
Homer: Oh, you thought I was talking to you? No, I was talking to our roadie, Kirk.
Kirk: I’m not a roadie, I’m an executive band assistant.
Homer: We need three smalls and one XXL.
Kirk: I’m on it!
Make Kirk Shop for Turtlenecks- 4hrs
Make Homer Warm Up His Smooth Vocals- 4hrs
Make Marbles Le Marquez Tune Instruments- 4hrs
Kirk: Sorry it took so long getting those turtlenecks.
Marbles Le Marquez: Alright, here are your turtlenecks. Can we record your album now?
Lenny: The tight fabric on my neck pinches my trachea just right to give me those tight harmonies.
Homer: I said XXL, what is this, Kirk?
Kirk: It’s actually XXXL.
Homer: Oh, maybe I have to break it in first.
Peaceful Groovy Feeling Pt. 2
Homer: No woman, no pie!
Lenny: Ooooooh, ooooooooh!
Homer: Cut! Cut! It’s all wrong. Marbles, that smooth bass needs to be, uh…smoother.
Marbles Le Marquez: Smoother? Are you wanting funky smooth, groovy smooth, maybe some funky-groovy smooth?
Homer: Obviously it needs to be a funky-groovy-light-hip-hoppin-smooth fusion. It’s all in the sheet music!
Marbles Le Marquez: All right, calm down, James Brown.
Make Marbles Le Marquez Play the Smooth Bass Uh…Smoother- 4hrs
Homer: Okay, that’s sounding better, Marbles. But a bit of feedback…try to make it a little more, uh…shapely.
Marbles Le Marquez: Shapely?
Homer: Yeah, you know, like how the bass strings should sound uh… measured but also…sardonic.
Marbles Le Marquez: What are you reading? Is that a thesaurus?
Homer: No, I mean… *reads thesaurus* negative.
Peaceful Groovy Feeling Pt. 3
Marbles Le Marquez: *playing the bass* Is this sardonic enough for you?
Homer: Oh, that’s perfect. *the power goes out*
Carl: *in the pitch black* Uh…Homer are you supposed to be at work right now?
Homer: Oh, do I have to do everything?! Book the studio, Homer. Don’t forget the turtlenecks, Homer. Show up to work so the town doesn’t lose power, Homer. I’ve done enough. Let’s get lunch. Kirk, head to the power plant and fix the problem.
Kirk: Okay, but I don’t know what to do or where to go or—
Homer: It’s easy! Here, take this keycard. Just go into my office in Sector 7-G and push the red button. NOT the red button that makes the reactor melt down, the other red button.
Marbles Le Marquez: *groans* I’ll help him.
Make Marbles Le Marquez Help Kirk Get the Power Back On- 2hrs
Make Homer Get Lunch- 4hrs
Make Lenny Get Lunch- 4hrs
Make Carl Get Lunch- 4hrs
Make Lou Get Lunch- 4hrs
Kirk: Okay, I’m back. I think I fixed everything — one of the reactors started leaking, but that’s normal, right?
Marbles Le Marquez: We fixed it the best we could. Now can we please just finish recording your weird album, Homer?
Homer: Hey! This is all part of the creative process! What you need to do is use all that frustration and inject it into the music!
Peaceful Groovy Feeling Pt. 4
Homer: Alright, Marbles. This next song is gonna need you on the piano. It’s a smooth groovin’ tune about love, loss, and how much I hate Marge’s sisters.
Marbles Le Marquez: Piano? But I’m a bass player. That’s all I know how to play. Well, bass and triangle.
Homer: Hmm, triangle might be better. This could be good.
Marbles Le Marquez: *triangle trill*
Homer: I love it! Now try to keep up with us, we’re gonna play at triple-time-divided-by-two.
Marbles Le Marquez: *groans*
Make Marbles Le Marquez Play the Triangle- 4hrs
Make Homer Sing About Marge’s Stupid Sisters- 4hrs
Lou: Homer, I’ve never met Marge’s sisters, but there’s so much raw passion in this song that I think I hate them more than anything in the world.
Homer: That’s the power of music, Lou. The power of music…
Peaceful Groovy Feeling Pt. 5
Homer: Looks like the album is finally done. Marbles, time to get out there and sell.
Marbles Le Marquez: You want me to go sell your albums? But it’s your band.
Homer: I can’t go out and sell the album. I have to think about the music. How do you think I come up with all this? Ooh, that could be a song! How do you think the music arrives? / Like rain on a desert mountain? / Like the sky falling down and crushing our lives? It’s a work-in-progress.
Make Marbles Le Marquez Sell Albums on the Corner- 1hr
Make Homer Wait for His Huge Payday- 1hr
Homer: Well, how many millions of albums did you sell?
Marbles Le Marquez: Two.
Homer: Two million albums?!
Marbles Le Marquez: Two albums. To the same person. Marge Simpson. And then she returned them. Here’s an itemized bill for the studio time.
Homer: *gasp* This wasn’t free? Um, Kirk will take care of it.
Marbles Le Marquez’s Permanent Tasks:
|Sell Albums on the Corner||1hr||$70, 17xp||Outside/Visual|
|Play Smooth Bass||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Outside/Visual|
|Do a Guest Spot On Moleman in the Morning||8hrs||$275, 70xp||KJAZZ/KBBLRadio/ KTV Building/Brown House|
|Restring His Bass Bow with Horse Hair||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Hitched Horse/Painted Horse/The Stable at the Inn/ Haunted Stables/N. Pole Reindeer Stables/Horse Trough/ Springfield Downs/Brown House|
|Record a Jazz Album with Two Tracks||24hrs||$600, 150xp||Groovetone Records/ Classified Records/ Brown House|
And that’s it my friends, the details on Marbles Marquez…
Up Next? Next post covers Tick Tok Simpson, a costume for Bart
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