Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog! There’s a scheme going on in Springfield…a grease scheme. Is grease the new gold? Only time…and donuts…will tell!
Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For each of the parts of the Release the Grease 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 brand new full character on this prize track, Dr. Hot Dog…. (ICYMI we broke down the other prizes here)
Dr. Hot Dog is a brand new character for Springfield and part of the Red Alert Character Collection:
How You Unlock it:
Release the Grease Pt. 3
Make Homer Go to Marriage Counseling- 4hrs
Make Marge Go to Marriage Counseling- 4hrs
Make Bart Keep the Business Going- 4hrs
Make Lisa Ask if There Are Any Vegan Options- 4hrs
Make Squeaky Voice Teen Take Over the Register- 4hrs
Collect Grease- x150. 4hrs.
Once achieved you’ll unlock Dr. Hot Dog…
Dr. Hot Dog does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:
The Prince of Sulphides Pt. 1
Dr. Hotdog Starts
Homer: Lisa, I’m so excited for this movie!
Lisa: Hmm, I’ve never heard of it.
Homer: YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”?! Who the hell raised you?! The Amish?!
Lisa: You raised me…
Homer: Well, prepare to have your mind blown…or should I say, your face melted off.
Lisa: Is that a spoiler?
Homer: Spoiler? No! Of course not! *later* I mean, come on! Isn’t that the best opening sequence of any movie – ever! Name me a better opening! *later* I mean, you think he’s about to get in this crazy sword fight and then he just shoots the guy! *later* Never trust a cute monkey.
Lisa: *later* You know, the evil French guy isn’t all so bad. In a way, he just represents what Indiana Jones is fighting within himself.
Homer: *snoring noises*
Lisa: Oh, you’re asleep…Okay, I’m starting “Temple of Doom” without you. *later* This movie is super weird.
Make Homer Have a Nightmare- 4hrs
Make Dr. Hot Dog Visit Homer in His Dreams- 4hrs
Homer: *having nightmare*
Dr. Hot Dog: Become one of us, Homer…one of us… I’m a hot dog. You’re a hot dog. Everyone’s a hot dog…
Homer: *waking up in a cold sweat* Ahhhh!! Hot dog!
Lisa: Dad, are you okay?
Homer: Yes, I’m great. Where am I? What happened?
Lisa: You fell asleep on the couch, so I watched “Temple of Doom” without you. But then midway through you kept shouting “Hot dog! Hot dog!” over and over. It was weird.
Marge: That’s why I rushed back from my book club to check on you.
Homer: What?! I’m fine! I have nightmares about hot dogs all the time!
Marge: That’s why I’m so concerned! Anyway, I made you an appointment with a licensed therapist. His office is at the Springfield Mall.
Homer: Ooh, there’s a great hot dog cart there!
Marge: The website said to turn right at the food court, keep going past the utility closet, but if you hit the second utility closet, you’ve gone too far. Health coverage at the nuclear plant really is the worst…
The Prince of Sulphides Pt. 2
Dr. Hotdog Starts
Homer: …and sometimes in the dream I’m being chased by a hot dog, sometimes I am the hot dog, and sometimes I’m strapped down to a giant hot dog as it is slowly drawn into the heart of the sun… …which is also a hot dog. So, you see, Doc, it’s no big deal. I’m sure plenty of people have consistent, chilling night terrors about hot dogs for weeks on end. It’s not like it’s affecting my everyday life, am I right?
Dr. Hot Dog: Mmm-hmm…
Make Dr. Hot Dog Make Judgmental Therapy Notes- 4hrs
Make Homer Try Not to Think of the Dr. as a Hot Dog- 4hrs
Dr. Hot Dog: Well, Homer, I’m happy to report that your issue appears to be a pretty standard fixation. With proper therapy, we can fix your issue.
Homer: Thanks, Doc. That’s a load off my mind.
Dr. Hot Dog: Now the best thing to keep your mind off hot dogs is to fill your time with other things to distract you. Anything you need to do today?
Homer: Marge wanted me to stop at the grocery store on the way home… Now, let’s see. Gotta get hot dogs…hot dog buns…ketchup, mustard, relish…
Dr. Hot Dog: I see. I think it’s best if we bump next week’s session up to tomorrow.
The Prince of Sulphides Pt. 3
Dr. Hotdog Starts
Dr. Hot Dog: Okay, let’s try something else, Homer. Can you think of any time in your life when you experienced trauma connected to the image of a hot dog?
Homer: I dunno, Doc. Hot dog-related trauma is one of my least common traumas these days. Only two or three times a year, tops.
Dr. Hot Dog: Homer…how many types of trauma do you have?
Homer: I’d count them for you, but I’ve only got the two hands so I can’t go past eight. Oh wait, lemme take my shoes off.
Make Dr. Hot Dog Transcribe Hot Dog Trauma Notes- 4hrs
Make Homer Count to Eight- 4hrs
Homer: I don’t get how any of this is supposed to help me, Dr. Hot Dog. If you even are a doctor…
Dr. Hot Dog: I am a doctor, Homer, but my name isn’t Hot Dog. It’s actually Dr. Brentano. Hamburger Brentano.
Homer: Wait — what now?
Dr. Hot Dog: My name. It’s Dr. Hamburger Brentano.
Homer: … No, that won’t work. I’ve been picturing you as a hot dog this whole time and it’s too late to go back.
The Prince of Sulphides Pt. 4
Dr. Hotdog Starts
Homer: Listen here, Dr. Hot Dog. We’ve been doing this for weeks and you haven’t changed a thing about my nightmares. I think it’s time I took matters into my own hands.
Dr. Hot Dog: Really? And what makes you think you’re qualified?
Homer: How hard can it be? I look up stuff on the internet all the time!
Dr. Hot Dog: Ah, yes, the internet…where three PhDs worth of dedicated psychiatric training hold the same weight as a misspelled Wiki summary by a guy who uses “supposably” as a word.
Make Dr. Hot Dog Fume Over “Words” Like “Irregardless”- 4hrs
Homer: Heh-heh-heh, read ’em and weep, Dr. Hot Dog! All my research paid off. Six days and not a single night where I woke up drenched in sweat with my heart pounding in my chest.
Dr. Hot Dog: You’re kidding me.
Homer: Yep, all that internet surfing cut into my hot dog eating time before bed. Turns out the old saying was right… Twelve before bed will go right to your head. Eleven or fewer, you’ll never feel newer.
Dr. Hot Dog: No one in the history of time has ever said that.
Homer: Now, I’m going to go home and watch “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” with my daughter!
Dr. Hot Dog: Now that is a terrible movie.
Dr. Hot Dog’s Permanent Tasks:
|Walk the Dog||1hr||$70, 17xp||Outside/Visual|
|Make Judgemental Therapy Notes||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Outside/Visual|
|Doze off in Session||8hrs||$275, 70xp||Springfield Mall/Marriage Counseling|
|Power Nap on the Therapy Couch||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Springfield Mall/Marriage Counseling|
|Attend a Psychotherapy Conference||24hrs||$600, 150xp||STEM Hotel/Springfield Community Center|
And that’s it my friends, the details on Dr. Hot Dog!
Up Next? Nothing, you’ve finished the mini-event! Nothing to do but sit back and wait for something new (and hopefully spoilers) to hit soon!
Thoughts on Dr. Hot Dog? Questline? Tasks? Event? Sound off below.