Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?
For this post, we’re going to cover the “quick-blip” items that hit our pocket-sized towns during Act 3 of the Rise of the Robots Event. Even though they’re all from different episodes, they’re all just a quick blip in the world of The Simpsons. So, it’s time to examine where The Robotics Lab, Brenda, Thai Food Factory, Cyborg Willie, and Killy come from…hope you didn’t blink or you might’ve missed it!
Let’s kick things off with the Robotics Lab…
Springfield Robotics Laboratory
“Lisa the Skeptic” S9, E9
As I’ve been doing for the last few of these, because these are “quick-blip” items from episodes…I’m only going to cover where the item itself is from…not the whole episode. But for those who want to know more about this specific episode, here’s the synopsis from FOX:
“While Lisa and her classmates conduct an archaeological survey, a skeleton with abnormal bone structures growing from the shoulders is uncovered, leading the townspeople to conclude the remains are that of an angel.”
The Robotics Lab appears on our screens at 14 minutes and 46 seconds…and remains on screen for a total of 7-seconds.
An angry mob goes around Springfield destroying science buildings because of the angel fossil (and science…as Flander’s says “It’s like a blabbermouth that ruins the movie by telling how it ends”). That angry mob approaches the Robotics Lab and sets fire to it, a Robot comes out of the lab on fire saying “why, why was I programmed to feel pain?”
And that’s it…a quick 7-second scene featuring a building that’s now in our pocket-sized towns!
Next up, Brenda….
“Brawl in the Family” S13, E7
For those who want to know more about this episode, here’s the synopsis from FOX:
“When the Simpsons need police intervention to settle a quarrel that breaks out during a game of Monopoly, they are ordered to undergo family counseling sessions with a social worker to re-establish themselves as a functional family. Their newfound harmony is put to the test, however, when Homer’s and Ned’s “Vegas wives” (from “Viva Ned Flanders”) turn up in Springfield.”
Brenda first appears on our screens at 6 minutes and 3 seconds…as Wiggum decides he needs to send in the negotiating bot to help settle the Simpsons argument.
She tells the Simpsons: “I am Brenda. I am programmed to talk in a calm and constructive manner. DESTROY! DESTROY!”
She then has a gun-like object appear from her mouth…
And sprays the Simpson family with Taffy!
She drags them out of the house and Wiggum says “nice work Brenda, I’ll take it from here” and she says “no way this is my collar” Wiggum them flips her off switch and says “heh, too bad real women don’t come with these, huh”
And that’s it, another quick blip scene (Brenda’s on-screen for all of 40-seconds) that has now made it’s way into our games!
Time to tackle the…
Thai Food Factory
“Please Homer, Don’t Hammer ‘Em” S18, E3
For those who want to know more about this episode, here’s the synopsis:
- “Marge gets a job as a carpenter, but every man thinks she is going to ruin everything she fixes because she is a woman, so Homer pretends to be the carpenter while Marge does all the work until he starts receiving too much credit for doing nothing.“
We do learn a couple of interesting facts from this episode…
Skinner is allergic to peanuts. And Bart is allergic to Shrimp.
Skinner and Bart have an “allergy battle”, Bart with a peanut on a stick, Skinner with shrimp on a stick. They end up battling right out of the school on top of the school bus. Which then drives them around and eventually to Little Bangkok. Where they jump off the bus and slide down lanterns right into the Thai Food Factory.
At 17 minutes and 32 seconds, we get a very quick (2 second) visual of the outside of the Thai Food Factory. And that’s literally all we see of the factory.
However, Bart and Skinner do have a fight scene inside over the peanut shrimp.
Then they both fall in to the tank and have massive allergic reactions.
And that’s it, truly a quick blip that’s now in our games!
Time for the Gil deal….
“Treehouse of Horror XXII” S23, E3
For those curious, here’s what the THOH XXII contained:
“In the spooky opener, Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Eating Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he tries to bite off his arm. In “The Diving Bell and Butterball”, the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite leaves Homer paralyzed, but when Lisa discovers Homer’s ability to communicate through natural gases, he is able to express his love for Marge.
The killer spells continue in “Dial D for Diddly”, when Ned Flanders, devout preacher by day, transforms into a cold-blooded vigilante by night when Homer pretends to be God to tell Ned to murder Homer’s enemies.
In the final terrifying tale, “In the Na’vi” Bart and Milhouse are assigned on a mission to access a sacred extract on a distant planet, Rigel 7 (the notable home of Kang and Kodos). They morph into the land’s indigenous one-eyed avatars, but when Bart finds love and an eternal mate abroad, he is caught in planet warfare.”
As far as Cyborg Willie goes…well he doesn’t appear in any of those Halloween tales. No, instead he appears at the very end of the episode (20 minutes and 50 seconds) as they’re saying Halloween is over and it’s time to get ready for Christmas. Cyborg Willie has no words, just appears on stage with the others.
This is another truly quick blip.
Killy the Killer Tractor
“Treehouse of Horror XVIII” S19, E5
This one featured the following shorts:
-E.T. Go Home- A parody of ET with Bart and Kodos
-Mr & Mrs. Simpson-A parody of Mr and Mrs Smith
-Heck House- A parody of Seven.
Killy comes into play during the 3rd segment, Heck House. At 19 minutes and 13 seconds, Willie appears and is kicking his tractor in anger.
The tractor then transforms into Killy.
Willie continues to kick at it…and Killy promptly saws Willie’s head off…
And that’s it my friends! The details behind the quick-blip Act 3 Rise of the Robots items!
Do you remember them from the show? Have you unlocked the items yet? Purchased any of the premium ones? Where have you placed them in your Springfield? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!