Howdy tappers. Here on a Friday evening for another Around the World in 10 Days post. Yep, we’re at Number 5. We’re halfway there and I have a bit of a confession to make … We got all of the great ones done first. Sorry, but we’ve only got good, mediocre and meh ones left. This was by accident because I chose the country order by starting with UK and going the most “sensible” journey around the world, ending at Brazil because that’s the Act 3 theme.

Put your shirts and shorts on because we’re going somewhere hot with some beautiful picture opportunities (so yes, your phone has other abilities then Tapped Out *gasp*)

So … Enjoy your ride to Tanzania 

Today we are looking at “Simpsons Safari” which is S12 Ep7. Enjoy …


Episode Synopsis (from Simpsons Wiki):
In a frantic search for food Homer finds a box of thirty-year-old animal crackers, which contains a gold giraffe – which means he has just won an African safari.


Episode Review: 

I think you can work out my review if I tell you how the Simpsons end up in Africa … The Simpsons end up in Africa after Homer finds a golden giraffe in an old lunch box in the attic after bag boys in the local supermarket go on strike meaning the family are desperate for food. The golden giraffe means you win a trip to Africa but it is invalid because it’s 30 years old. But, because one of the representatives of the company poke Homer, they decide to give Homer the trip because they don’t want Homer sueing them. 

See where I’m going with this?? Most travel episodes have a funny or clever way for why the family are visiting that country. Ireland because Abe wants to revisit an Ireland pub, England because Bart wants to give Marge a good famoly trip after gaining a load of cash and more so the reason for the Simpsons visiting Tanzania is just weird and stretched out.

I had other issues with the episode including the episode not knowing what it wanted to be. It swayed from a ‘safari’ episode to a ‘getting lost’ episode  to a ‘animal protection’ episode that made it even more random then it was. 

Also I didn’t laugh nearly as much as I wanted to. I could see where the crew intended for a laugh but it just didn’t come through as being funny or it came across as too gimmicky or just stereotypically wrong.

So, for the first time, I give an episode less then 4 stamps (*gasp*) …

Sam Stamps: 


Content they could have added:
(See gallery for images of most items mentioned)

  • CostMo Food
  • Kitchen Maid Inc.
  • Kitenge
  • Safari Truck
  • Treehouse Hotel
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Reserve
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Hippo NPC
  • Giant Flower
  • Chimp NPC
  • Joan Bushwell’s Refuge
  • Joan Bushwell
  • Bushwell’s Hut
  • ‘Hail President Kitenge’ billboard

As always items that I think have a VERY slim chance at entering the game (eg. Guest stars) are with a *.


Content they have added (from this episode):

There are no African, or specific Tanzanian, items for this event but there wasn’t much in the episode that I feel like would “fit” in Springfield because the whole landscape of this episode was dirt and desert type flooring BUT we have a school that comes from Hell so EA haven’t exactly stayed with “normal” items for our game and as long as the items fit well with the colour of the dirt tiles, I wouldn’t mind some Tanzanian content 😁


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Well thank you very much for reading this week’s installment in Around the World in 10 days.

Want to know what country we’re visiting next? Then check out the map:

…We’re off to India next week!

But until then, let me know what you think of the episode “Simpsons Safari” and tell me (topical question). Enjoy the event and Happy Tapping …

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