The Barbarian Candidate
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Content Update

4th of July 2016 Event

Level Required


Release Date

June 29, 2016

Number of Quests


The Barbarian Candidate was the main questline for the 4th of July 2016 Event. Once triggered, players had until August 6, 2016 to complete it. Completing it, the player unlocked Squawky.

Quests Edit

Quest Requirements Time Reward Triggered By
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 1 Make Springfielders Compete for Mayoral Candidacy (x5) 60m Cash100
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 2 Make Lisa Plan Homer's Campaign 30s Cash100
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 3 Make Homer Make Campaign Promises 6s Cash100
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 4 Make Ned Campaign for the Election
Make Homer's Aides Campaign for the Election (x3)
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 5 Make Ned Attend the Mayoral Debate
Make Homer Attend the Mayoral Debate
The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 6 Make Homer Avoid Paperwork 6s Cash100

Dialogue Edit

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 1 Edit

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Character Dialogue
Brockman Icon Mayor Joe Quimby reaches the end of his ninth term of office today...
Brockman Icon ...amid accusations that he MAY have violated Springfield's “One and Done” term limit legislation...
Brockman Grim Icon well as the “Time to Go, Joe” Act and the more recent “Mayor Quimby We Are Talking to You Please Just Leave” Referendum.
Brockman Icon In light of these charges, Mayor Quimby has graciously agreed to be dragged kicking and screaming from his office.
Brockman Happy Icon Who will the new Mayor be? Let's meet the candidates!

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Character Dialogue
Dr. Hibbert Icon My fellow Springfielders, you all know me to be a man of character. A man of faith. And above all, a doctor who is loose with his Oxycontin prescriptions.
Dr. Hibbert Happy Icon And if I become Mayor, I will be so distracted with political stuff, I'll probably get even looser with the Oxy. I'm talking LOOOOOOSE.
Lindsey Naegle Happy Icon I will make Springfield the most business-friendly city in America.
Lindsey Naegle Happy Icon Businesses are gonna love us, and take care of us, and call us beautiful, and keep us warm all night long.
Ned Icon The only job of a Mayor is to be fair, honest, and transparent.
Ned Icon And to introduce a series of “religious freedom” bills that let us discriminate against people who aren't exactly like us. Which I will definitely do.

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 2 Edit

Character Dialogue
Homer Angry Icon What!? Flanders is running for President of Springfield?
Lisa Icon Not for President -- for Mayor.
Homer Annoyed Icon Phew. If there's one thing Springfield DOESN'T need, it's President Stupid Flanders.
Lisa Annoyed Icon Dad... Springfield doesn't have a President.
Homer Furious Icon We don't?! Then THAT must be Flanders' plan -- run for mayor, win the election, then step into the empty President position and be President of Springfield!

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 3 Edit

Character Dialogue
Homer Serious Icon Citizens of Springfield! Too long have we cowered under the threat of a President Flanders.
Lisa Eyeroll Icon Mayor.
Homer Serious Icon This country--
Lisa Eyeroll Icon --city--
Homer Serious Icon --cannot afford to elect a President--
Lisa Shouting Icon --MAYOR!--
Homer Serious Icon --with such a dangerously annoying personality. #NeverFlanders #HitAHomer
Homer Icon If you will give me your vote, I will make any campaign promise you like.
Homer Icon Is it impossible? I promise to do it! Is it immoral, illegal, disturbing? You have my word it will be done!
Homer Sarcastic Icon Does my promise to you directly contradict a promise I made to someone else? Both will be done! I promise!
Lenny Yay Icon Will you allow me to openly carry guns upon my person, and upon the persons of others?
Homer Icon Yes!
Carl Icon Will you land a man on the sun in this decade?
Homer Sarcastic Icon You betcha!

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 4 Edit

Character Dialogue
Ned Icon Hi-diddly-ho, political rival-rino! I hear we're gonna be ballot buddies!
Homer Annoyed Icon Going door-to-door to talk to the people of Springfield, Stupid Flanders?
Ned Icon Only way to spread the word, right, pal?
Homer Icon Not for me! I've got a whole army of volunteer college kids to spread my message.
Homer Proud Icon College kids. You say words like “Wall Street” and “hope” and “climate change,” and they'll canvas ‘til their feet bleed.
Homer Sarcastic Icon Well, that's what you get for believing things can ever get better. They'll learn!

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 5 Edit

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Character Dialogue
Brockman Icon Kent Brockman here, reporting from the First Mayoral Debate.
Brockman Icon Tonight's debate is sponsored by Homer for Mayor, 2016! Remember folks: vote Homer. Flanders is a tool.
Brockman Grim Icon That really doesn't seem ethical, does it? Allowing one of the candidates to sponsor the debate?
Brockman Icon This just in. I am being handed an envelope by one of my producers. Said envelope is stuffed with cash, in the amount of...
Brockman Icon ...
Brockman Happy Icon As I was saying! Tonight's debate is brought to you by Homer for Mayor, 2016!

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Character Dialogue
Ned Icon If I am your Mayor, I promise you my door will always be open. I will balance the budget, eliminate graft and corruption, improve our schools--
Homer Happy Icon FREE EAGLES.
Ned Icon Homer? Were you saying something?
Homer Woohoo Icon *whistling innocently* ...
Ned Icon All righty. As I was saying... Good, responsible governance isn't just--
Ned Angry Icon ...
Homer Woohoo Icon *whistling innocently* ...
Ned Angry Icon Homer, do you expect people to believe you'll give them an eagle if they vote for you?
Ned Worried Icon I have to believe the good people of Springfield are too smart to--
Willie Happy Icon Three cheers for free eagles!
Wiggum Serious Icon Everybody clear a path. I want to shoot Moustache Guy before he convinces Eagle Guy not to give us eagles!

The Barbarian Candidate Pt. 6 Edit

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Character Dialogue
Brockman Icon The votes are in and our new mayor is... Homer J. Simpson!
Homer Woohoo Icon Woohoo! In your face, Flanders!
Brockman Icon We go now to City Hall, where Mayor-Elect Simpson will sign his name into Springfield's Big Book of Mayors, thus beginning his term of office.
Homer Scared Icon Paperwork? No one told me this desk job would come with paperwork!

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Character Dialogue
Brockman Grim Icon Today marks one month that Mayor-Elect Homer Simpson has refused to sign the Big Book of Mayors.
Brockman Icon Instead, he just wanders around town, performing “jobs” like drinking at Moe's Tavern and lounging in a kiddie pool.
Brockman Icon How these tasks constitute gainful employment, this reporter cannot say.
Brockman Icon But as stipulated in the Convenient Plot Device Act of 1892, should the Mayor-Elect fail to sign into the Big Book, after one month the title of Mayor reverts to the previous owner.
Brockman Icon Therefore, our Mayor is once again Joe Quimby.
Brockman Happy Icon Hey, that WAS a convenient plot device!
Looks like Homer no longer needs all those eagles he ordered. Here you go!
— System Message.