Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Homer’s looking for a new bar in Springfield! Ready to drink around Springfield with Homer J?! Well, this is the mini-event for you!
This mini-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event. Harv Bannister is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who will not only help earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.
So let’s take a look at the questline for Harv, here’s the full dialogue for Failing the Trend Test…
Failing the Trend Test Pt. 1
Harv Bannister: Okay, kid. If we can’t come up with new drinks to draw in business to Tipsy McStagger’s Good Time Drinking and Eating Emporium, we’ll have to find other ways to drive business!
Squeaky Voice Teen: Wait, I recognize you! Are you that news anchor who fell face first into that alligator?
Harv Bannister: Why does everybody think that? No! I’m Harv Bannister and we need to come up with a new drink!
Squeaky Voice Teen: Why are you yelling things at me? I don’t even work for you.
Harv Bannister: Then you’re hired!
Squeaky Voice Teen: I guess I am already working eighty-three jobs in this game. What’s one more?
Harv Bannister: So what do we do about creating this new drink? So far all we have is the “Flaming Moe”.
Squeaky Voice Teen: Hmm, I’m not really an idea guy. More of a customer-facing grunt worker who’s seriously underpaid…
Harv Bannister: Then I guess we’ll just have to do the boring thing everyone does when their business is failing.
Squeaky Voice Teen: Light it on fire and make an insurance claim?
Harv Bannister: Nope. Hire a contractor and do a super expensive remodel no one asked for!
Make Harv Bannister Hire Willie as Contractor- 4hrs
Make Willie Remodel Inside of Tipsy McStagger’s- 4hrs
Willie: Welcome to the new Tipsy McStagger’s!
Harv Bannister: What?! It looks exactly the same except you added a tree in the middle!
Willie: Yeah, do you like it?
Harv Bannister: No, I hired you to remodel the interior, not plant trees!
Willie: I’m a groundskeeper not an architect!
Harv Bannister: But I paid you a ton of money!
Willie: Trees are expensive.
Harv Bannister: I want my money back.
Willie: Willie doesn’t do refunds! Make sure the tree gets enough water and sunlight.
Failing the Trend Test Pt. 2
Harv Bannister: Now how do I get more customers at Tipsy’s?
Squeaky Voice Teen: Well, a lot of people like video games. Maybe we add some arcade machines?
Harv Bannister: Ah, I like that. Very cutting edge.
Squeaky Voice Teen: I was gonna say nostalgic. But sure.
Harv Bannister: Video games it is!
Make Harv Bannister Install Video Games – 4hrs
Make Nerds Criticize Harv’s Choice of Games- x3. 4hrs
CBG: “The Silmarillion” the videogame? And Morgoth isn’t even a playable character?!
Martin: “Connect Four” isn’t fun as an arcade game!
Kumiko: “Dance Dance Revelations”? I can’t dance to church hymns!
CBG: This selection of games is an insult to my people. Nerds, we are leaving!
Database: Gah! But I already paid for twenty dollars of tokens!
Failing the Trend Test Pt. 3
Harv Bannister: Who wants nerds around anyway? Sure, they have money to spend, but they kind of lame up the place.
Squeaky Voice Teen: So you’re saying I’m not a nerd?! Cool!
Harv Bannister: The next market to target are sports fans. That’s why I’ve put TVs all over the restaurant!
Squeaky Voice Teen: That’s a great idea, sir. We can sign up for one of those ultimate sports packages and show the most popular sports from America and around the world.
Harv Bannister: Yeah, it turns out those are really expensive. I went with the discount package instead.
Squeaky Voice Teen: What sports does it show?
Willie: I’ve finally found a place where I can watch me beloved goat-chucking and scotch-snorkeling!
Make Harv Bannister Purchase the All-Scottish Sports Packager- 8hrs
Make Willie Watch Caber Tossing and Shinty- 8hrs
Make Barflies Pretend to Understand Shinty- x3. 8hrs
Carl: Hey, these sports suck!
Lenny: Yeah, I came here to watch real sports like professional football and college football!
Carl: We should have never left Moe’s.
Willie: Eh, down in front, ya riddy clipe! Yer in the way of me futsal! He’s about to— GOAAAAAALLL! I knew Aberdeen would beat Kilmarnock!
Failing the Trend Test Pt. 4
Harv Bannister: People, get ready for the Tipsy McStagger’s Grand Reopening Gala!
Squeaky Voice Teen: But sir, all we’ve done is gone back to the same old Tipsy McStagger’s from before you started trying all these promotions.
Harv Bannister: Exactly. Now we’re Tipsy McStagger’s CLASSIC! All we need are some fireworks, balloons, and new uniforms for the staff, and people will start swarming the place again!
Bart: Fireworks? Cool!
Lisa: Balloons are fun!
Marge: Ooh, I like the new uniforms here. Sleek.
Harv Bannister: See? It’s already off to a good start!
Make Harv Bannister Launch Fireworks- 4hrs
Make Lisa Watch Fireworks Set Restaurant On Fire- 4hrs
Make Bart Enjoy Fireworks Accident- 4hrs
Make Squeaky-Voice Teen Try to Put Out the Fire- 4hrs
Harv Bannister: I can’t believe it! I’m ruined. This is a disaster.
Squeaky Voice Teen: But this was a real accident and the insurance will definitely cover it.
Harv Bannister: Yeah, but I still don’t know how to get people to start coming to Tipsy’s again.
Barney: My drunky senses are tingling. One of the drinks survived the fire!
Harv Bannister: Oh, that’s just a new drink I tried mixing earlier. It wasn’t that good.
Barney: *takes a sip* Whoa! That’s the best drink I’ve ever had…and I’ve had a lot!
Homer: What?! *takes a sip* Everyone has to try this!
Harv Bannister: *drinks* This drink is amazing. My business is saved! And it’s all because of ME!
Harv Bannister: I’m the one who lit the fireworks, which caught the drink on fire, so technically I invented the new Flaming Harv!
Homer: What?! But that’s just the Flaming Moe all over again.
Harv Bannister: Not anymore it isn’t! It’s the Flaming Harv and it’s all mine!
Moe: Homer, I’m starting to understand the rage you felt before…let’s get him!
Harv Bannister: *shrieks* Run!
And that’s it my friends, the Tavern Trouble premium dialogue.
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