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The Ghost in the Machine-based App
The Ghost in the Machine-based App

Event

Treehouse of Horror XXIV Event

Release Date

October 1, 2013

Number of Quests

15

The Ghost in the Machine-based App is the main quest for the Treehouse of Horror XXIV Event.

QuestsEdit

Quest Requirements Time
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 1 Build the Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop 24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 2 Pop Ghosts and Collect their GOO (10) ---
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 3 Remove Ghosts from Haunted Buildings (3) ---
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 4 Make Homer Listen to the Gypsy's Babbling 24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 5 Make Maude Possess Homer
Make Homer Get Possessed by Maude
Make Ned Spend Time with Possessed Homer
12h
12h
12h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 6 Make Homer Use Gremlins to Clean Drains 24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 7 Make Homer Praise Frank Grimes 12h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 8 Make Apu Reincarnate Ghosts
Make Ned Sprinkle Ghosts with Holy Water
Make Prof. Frink Have an Estomological Argument with Ghosts*
24h
24h
24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 9 Make Homer Get Possessed by Bont and Live Another Day 12h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 10 Make Lisa Research Old History 24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 11 Make Homer Get Possessed by Bont and Romance Marge
Make Marge Spend Time with Possessed Homer
8h
8h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 12 Place the Freak Show Tent ---
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 13 Make Lisa Watch the Freaks (x2)
Make Moe Watch the Freaks (x2)
24h
24h
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 14 Make Lisa Solve the Freak Show Tent Mystery
Easter Egg:
Make Mr. Burns Confess**
24h
6s
The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pt. 15 Make Mr. Burns Read from the Necronomicon 4h

*If the player does not own Prof. Frink, then that part of the quest will not appear, but the quest chain will advance normally.
**If the player completes Mr. Burns' task before Lisa's, then they earn Donuts6.

DialogueEdit

The Ghost in the Machine-based App PrologueEdit

Character Dialogue
Bart Icon "I think our house is haunted. Last night I heard ghostly moans and shrieks, and I saw a strange figure draped in chains."
Homer Icon
"That was me wearing a chain of 50 sausage links. The shrieking was me later realizing I'd eaten them all."
Lisa Icon "As always, there's a perfectly logical although disturbing explanation."
Homer Icon
"Yes. But there were also ghosts."
Marge Icon "What?! Our house really is haunted? We better call in a trained professional."
Homer Icon
"We can't afford that. Let's go see an unlicensed quack."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 1Edit

Character Dialogue
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "So, you seek the old gypsy's help because you are troubled by ghosts."

"And yet when I ring your doorbell selling herbal supplements, it's 'nobody home, gypsy.'"

Marge Icon "Please, just tell us why we’re being haunted."
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "The spirits are angry, and seek justice for wrongs done to them in their Earthly lives. And ghost justice involves possessing people – it’s neat to see!"

"I’ll tell you how to get rid of them if you buy 10 jars of my house gingko blend."

Homer Icon "Nobody home, gypsy."
Lisa Icon "What if we were to just pop the ghosts. Then we could collect their “ghostly organofluid outflow”, or GOO."
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "Very smart, little girl. I foretell that in the future you will have trouble finding a date. How did you learn about GOO, anyway?"
Lisa Icon "Google."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 2Edit

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon "Man, I popped ten ghosts and they still keep coming. What is there, a ghost bubble machine somewhere?"
Marge Icon "We’ll get our friends to help pop ghosts, and make sure they get nice rewards. Maybe some pop-corn! *giggles*"
Homer Icon "I get it. “Pop” cause you pop them, and “corn” cause that joke’s corny."
Pop a Gremlin
Homer Icon "What is that thing? It’s simultaneously cute and terrifying, like my daughter Maggie."
Professor Frink Icon "It’s a Gremlin, a creature so unsafe an American-made car was named after it."

"They’re attracted by GOO like a senior citizen is drawn to pureed hamburger."

Homer Icon "Hey, do you think if I set this little guy free in the other Springfields it would steal me some of their GOO?"
Professor Frink Icon "Either that or make their school buses crash."
Homer Icon "Worth a try."
Release Gremlins in your friends’ towns to earn extra GOO and possibly destroy their school buses.
 
— In Game Message


The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 3Edit

Character Dialogue
Ned Icon ""Homer, I hate to be a specter hector, but your ghosts are all over the Flanders homestead."
Apu Icon "And they're gumming up the Kwik-E-Mart worse than Squishee syrup gums up your intestines."
Bart Icon "Their otherworldly shrieks are so loud I can't hear my video game, "Ghost Scream III"."
Marge Icon "Homer, I'm sorry dinner's late but two poltergeists were playing keep-away with the pork chops."
Homer Icon "Then we must take drastic action... and see that annoying gypsy again."
Tap on haunted buildings to pop the ghosts inside!
 
— In-game announcement


The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 4Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "So, you return, just as I foresaw — when I saw you walking up on the security camera."
Marge Icon "Nice gypsy, we need to summon a spirit and ask why it is so angry."
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "Very well! Hold hands in a circle while I enter my trance."
Lisa Icon "Look! Her eyes are rolled up in her head!"
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "(BABYLONIAN BABBLING)"
Lisa Icon *gasp* "She’s speaking in tongues! I wonder what she’s saying."
Homer Icon "It better not be that she charges by the hour."

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "Someone is here! Unquiet soul, what is your name?"
Maude Icon "Maude Flanders."
Homer Icon "O unattractive and boring spirit, why are you angry at us?"
Maude Icon "You killed me with a T-shirt cannon. Why do you think?"
Homer Icon "The spirit speaks in riddles. Send it back and get another one.

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 5Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Marge Icon "It’s so nice to see you, Maude. You don’t look a minute older than the day Homer killed you."
Maude Icon "That how it works. Now hear me! Three ghosts are angry at Homer! I am the first.

"We have raised the an army of the dead to haunt Springfield until Homer makes each one of us a sacrifice."

Bart Icon "What, like giving up beer for 15 minutes? ‘Cause that he can’t do."
Maude Icon "I wish to possess Homer’s body and spend one more day with my beloved Ned!"
Homer Icon "Okay, but no taking my possessed body past first base."

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Ned Icon "It was wonderful to spend time with you again Maude. But, don’t you want to see Rod and Todd?"
Maude Icon "Eh. Now that I’ve been away from them for a while, they kinda creep me out."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 6Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Marge Icon "What are all these pesky Gremlins doing here? Shoo! Shoo!"
Homer Icon "No, Marge, I brought them here. They love GOO, any GOO. So I’m going to have them clear our stuck drains."

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon "*moan* The gremlins cleaned out my drains, but then they ate my gooey cheese and chocolate pudding."
Bart Icon "On the other hand, a plumber would do the same thing and also charge you money."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 7Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Frank Grimes Icon "Homer Simpson! It’s is me, Frank Grimes… the only man to ever truly hate you."
Homer Icon "Grimsey ol’ buddy! Great to see you, pal! How’re you doing, amigo?"
Frank Grimes Icon "Poorly! I killed myself acting like an idiot. And the idiot I was acting like was you."
Homer Icon "Sounds like my best friend is looking to be appeased."
Frank Grimes Icon "I want you to go to the power plant and tell everyone how I was always better than you."

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Lenny Icon "No doubt about it, Frank Grimes was a great guy."
Carl Icon "But you know who’s better? Homer. For saying such nice things about Frank."
Frank Grimes Icon "Dammit!"

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 8Edit

Character Dialogue
Apu Icon "These ghosts are driving me crazy. They look into the future and tell everyone tomorrow’s winning scratcher numbers."

"I’m going to reincarnate them as birds. Let’s see what it sounds like when doves cry!"

Ned Icon "I’m going to sprinkle holy water on them."
Professor Frink Icon (if you have him) "I’m going to argue them away by pointing out that according to science they can’t exist."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 9Edit

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon "Finally, a ghost with a sense of style."
James Bont Spirit Icon "My name is Bont. James Bont. British secret agent supreme. At least, I was until you got me killed by Hank Scorpio."
Homer Icon "Yeah, Hank still sends me candies at Christmas for that."
James Bont Spirit Icon "To appease my fury, you must let me take over your body, fight supervillians, and make love to a beautiful exotic woman"
Homer Icon "Well, I was supposed to work today, but I guess I can call in possessed."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 10Edit

Character Dialogue
Lisa Icon "Pardon me, Mrs. Gypsy, but my dad appeased Maude Flanders, Frank Grimes and James Bont. How come we’re still haunted?"
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "I feel the presence of other, older spirits who are also angry at this town. I sense unspeakable horror… and a tent."
Lisa Icon "Sounds like my last Girl Scout camping trip."

"Just kidding. Girl Scouts are great. Please don’t cut off my cookies."

"Anyway, my only clue is an old tent."

"Time to do some research in back issues of our town’s longest continuously published newspaper: The Springfield Elementary Daily 4th Gradian."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 11Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
James Bont Spirit Icon "I say, Homer, can I possess you one more time? All my missions end with me making love to a beautiful and exotic woman."
Homer Icon "Well, okay. But don’t tell my wife."
James Bont Spirit Icon "That’ll be tricky. The woman I’m thinking of IS your wife."

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon "Marge, how was your date with us?"
Marge Icon "Fantastic! Although James Bont had this really weird thing for my hair."


The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 12Edit

Character Dialogue
Moe Icon "Hiya, Lisa. You look down in the dumps. Although that’s still better than I feel at my happiest."
Lisa Icon "I’ve been trying to find out about a tent of horror that used to be in Springfield, but I haven’t learned anything."
Moe Icon "Horrible tent? That sounds like the old Freak Show exhibit, from the 1930s."

"My grandfather was the chief attraction there. I’m named after him: “Repulsive Moe Syzslak”."

Lisa Icon "The Freak Show Tent! It’s so politically incorrect I never thought of it. Moe, you’re a genius!"

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 13Edit

Character Dialogue
PinHeadLenny Icon "We are the ghosts of the freaks — the sword swallower, the bearded lady, the guy who can put his whole foot in this mouth… and others."
Lisa Icon "What must we do to end your anger?"
PinHeadCarl Icon "We will tell you. After you watch the Freak Show performance."
PinHeadLenny Icon "Please feel free to tip. We’re dead, so we can’t use the money but we appreciate the sentiment."

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 14Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Moe Icon "Okay, we watched all you freaks doing your stuff. Really made me feel better about myself."
Lisa Icon "What do you want, O ghosts, so you may rest quietly in eternal peace?"
PinHeadLenny Icon "That’s what’s gonna happen to us? I thought we got to go on a big spring break party in Ghost Cancun. Oh well."
PinHeadCarl Icon "We demand… back pay! Our old boss never paid us the money he owed us. And then we all died."
Lisa Icon "Okay. What’s the name of your old boss?"
PinHeadLenny Icon "That mystery you must solve for yourself!"

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Gypsy Fortune Teller Icon "The spirits want to help you, Lisa, so they’re sending a message: “CEBCREGL BS OHEAFHZ”."
Lisa Icon "Oh great, she’s speaking in tongues again."

If you move the letters by 13 "CEBCREGL BS OHEAFHZ” becomes "PROPERTY OF BURNSUM"

The Ghost in the Machine-based App Part 15Edit

StartEdit

Character Dialogue
Mr. Burns Icon "So, you’ve discovered the truth."

"My grandfather, Montgomery Burnsum, ran the old freak show, before he changed his name to make it less ethnic."

Lisa Icon "To stop the ghosts all you have to do is give their back pay to their descendants – five bucks."
Mr. Burns Icon "Forget it. I already pay enough weirdos and goofballs at the plant as it is."
PinHeadCarl Icon "Then all the ghosts of Springfield will haunt you!"
Mr. Burns Icon "These ghosts are picketing my plant day and night. They’re worse than the Teamsters."

"There must be some way to stop them. Smithers, hire a force of magical Pinkerton detectives to bonk them on the head."

Smithers Icon "I’ll do my best, sir."
Mr. Burns Icon "In the meantime, I’ll check the Necronomicon!"

EndEdit

Character Dialogue
Smithers Icon "You’re looking cheerful, sir."
Mr. Burns Icon "Yes indeed. I’ve discovered that GOO burns! Who needs expensive uranium when I can power my plant with cheap, stinky, GOO."
Smithers Icon "You do realize you are using the essence of human souls to power light bulbs."
Mr. Burns Icon "Hey, I’m a capitalist. Burning human souls is what I do."

"So keep those ghosts coming, and collect all the GOO you can!"

TriviaEdit

  • ROT13 is a letter-substitution cypher. When you decode the message “CEBCREGL BS OHEAFHZ” it becomes “PROPERTY OF BURNSUM”, a reference to the Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode where Burnsum owns the Freak Show.

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