It’s interesting, that after more than 5 years of this game, more than a hundred and fifty updates (163 so far), and loads and loads of characters introduced, that we are just now getting to a character skin that was paramount to the introduction of a couple of key characters.
For this character skin, we have to go back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to a time when The Simpsons were still struggling to find consistency in both animation and voice-overs. The animation was jumpy and a bit crude, and the voices, while sounding kinda like the characters we have come to love, really didn’t feel “real” yet. Homer, Burns, even Marge, felt more like people “reading lines,” than the fluid, “real people” feel we know now.
This episode is also from an era where the writers pretty much stuck to one storyline, and took the time to develop the characters more fully. Bart and Lisa are still working out their differences, Otto is really just a stoner in a bus, and we get to know a handful of what are now regular characters, for the first time.
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