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Poorly Working Title was a limited-time questline released on July 11, 2018. It was the main questline of the Homer vs the Poochie's Dog Dayz 2018 Event, progressing through it unlocked all of the event's personal prizes.

Quests[]

Quest Requirements Time Reward Triggered By
Poorly Working Title Pt. 1 Make Homer Submit Script to Itchy & Scratchy
Make Springfielders Submit Poochie Scripts (x5)
Collect Poochie Scripts (x200)
4h
4h
3h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 2 Make Youngsters Give Feedback (x5)
Collect Poochie Scripts (x200)
4h
3h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 3 Make Homer Record New Poochie Voice-Over
Make Roger Meyers Jr. Begrudgingly Give Homer Poochie Sunglasses
Collect Poochie Scripts (x400)
4h
4h
3h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 4 Make Homer Laugh at All His Own Jokes
Make Poochie Dunk a Basketball
Make Youngsters Hate-Watch Poochie (x5)
Collect Poochie Scripts (x300)
4h
4h
4h
3h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 5 Make Youngsters Watch Poochie Ironically (x5)
Collect Poochie Scripts (x500)
4h
3h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 6 Make Homer Fret Over What People Are Laughing at
Make Poochie Pretend to Be in a Car Chase
Make Youngsters Ironically Watch Poochie (x5)
4h
8h
4h
Cash100
Experience10
Auto
Poorly Working Title Pt. 7 Make Homer Openly Weep into a Bowl of Popcorn
Make Youngsters Watch Itchy & Scratchy Sincerely (x5)
4h
4h
Cash200
Experience20
Auto

Dialogue[]

Poorly Working Title Pt. 1[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Lisa Eyeroll Icon.png Oh brother, they're having a "Bring Poochie Back To Life" script contest. Could they be any more desperate?
Homer Guilty Icon.png I agree. I never think about Poochie anymore. Not Poochie's face, not Poochie's irreverent in-your-face attitude, not Poochie nothin'.
Homer Sad Icon.png Poochie.
Bart Sneaky Icon.png What's this file on your computer labeled "POOCHIE FAN FICTION"?
Homer Scared Icon.png It's, uh, an elaborate plan to kill your mother and collect the insurance money!
Marge Eyeroll Icon.png It's not a plan to kill me. You talk about Poochie in your sleep.
Marge Icon.png This could be your chance to bring YOUR version of Poochie to life.
Bart Annoyed Icon.png Don't egg him on, Mom!
Homer Happy Icon.png Yes, DO egg me on, because I will need several omelets to fuel me on as I write a Poochie script!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Krusty Surprised Icon.png There's hundreds of these script contest entries!
Krusty Icon.png I haven't seen stacks of paper this high since I made all that money licensing my name to that paper company.
Krusty Thoughtful Icon.png Who's gonna read through these?
Roger Meyers Jr. Icon.png I assumed you were...
Homer Cautious Icon.png Um, excuse me? Have you picked a winner yet?
Krusty Icon.png We haven't even looked at--
Roger Meyers Jr. Sneaky Icon.png As a matter of fact, we just picked the winner... and it's you!
Homer Surprised Icon.png Me?!
Roger Meyers Jr. Sneaky Icon.png Your script was so good, we're making you head writer!
Homer Cautious Icon.png But the only thing I've ever written is a Grammy-winning album and a movie starring Mel Gibson!
Roger Meyers Jr. Icon.png Don't worry, kid, you'll do great. You can start by reading all these scripts to pick out the best parts.

Unlocks Audience Research Table.

Poorly Working Title Pt. 2[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Angry Icon.png *rips script* This is garbage! How can these amateur contest entrants call themselves professional writers?!
Homer Serious Icon.png Character development! Story arcs! Drama! ...are all things that are too old-fashioned!
Homer Thoughtful Icon.png I need to tap into what KIDS like!
Homer Proud Icon.png Also, it's pretty impressive that I was able to rip an entire script in half...

Youngsters at Audience Research Table[]

First one of the Youngesters (Bart, Lisa, Milhouse, Nelson, or Ralph) starts Giving Feedback at Audience Research Table.

Character Dialogue
Bart Whatever Icon.png Talking cartoon dogs can't skateboard... it's just not believable.
Nelson Grim Icon.png Poochie's funny "ha-ha", not funny "Haw haw!"
Lisa Worried Icon.png Please don't make him rap again. Pleeeease don't make him rap again. And no buzzwords!
Ralph Happy Icon.png When I'M good boy, my daddy lets me stick my head out the car window.
Milhouse Icon.png Find the comedic premise, heighten it three times, and get out!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon.png Okay, I've gone through all the scripts, listened to today's youth included all the latest slang...
Homer Proud Icon.png ...drank six beers, and written the most perfect Poochie script there could ever be!
Roger Meyers Jr. Icon.png *flips to back page* Looks to be about the right length. I'm satisfied.
Homer Woohoo Icon.png Woo hoo!

Unlocks Network Headquarters.

Poorly Working Title Pt. 3[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Roger Meyers Jr. Icon.png All right, Frink, are we ready to bring back Poochie now?
Professor Frink Icon.png Yes, the script appears to be roughly the correct amount of pages, which is all that ever mattered...
Professor Frink Icon.png The only thing left is to record some sample voice over...
Professor Frink Icon.png ...which I will do myself, because people love hearing my voice for extended periods of time...
Homer Icon.png Not so fast! If Poochie's known for one thing, it's his signature sunglasses. Do you know where I could get a pair?
Roger Meyers Jr. Sneaky Icon.png Wait a minute Homer, YOU should record Poochie's voice!
Homer Serious Icon.png Yeah, I guess since I was his voice last time it only makes sense. Now are you gonna make with the sunglasses or not?!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Poochieglasses Happy Icon.png You used your Weird Science machine, Frink, so where's Poochie?
Professor Frink Embarrassed Icon.png Oh yes, I believe he's doing what cool guys do and waiting to make a dramatic entrance... any minute now.
Poochie Happy Icon.png Yo, yo, yolo, bruh! Poochie in da house, squad-fam! We gonna get it lit in here?!
Bart and Lisa Scream Icon.png Ahhhh! He's trying to relate to us!

Unlocks Bicycle Basketball Ramp with Poochie.

Poorly Working Title Pt. 4[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Angry Icon.png Kids, put that stupid homework down and come watch this cartoon right now!
Lisa Grossed Out Icon.png Dad, I'm happy that Itchy and Scratchy are back, but why do they have to jam Poochie down our throats again?
Bart Happy Icon.png Seriously, when they killed him off the first time, they gave us the day off from school to celebrate.
Homer Serious Icon.png Because Poochie has been retooled to be super modern...
Homer Serious Icon.png ...so you better watch or you're gonna get beaten up at school for not knowing what the dealio is.
Bart Whatever Icon.png A guy who just said "what's the dealio" is lecturing me on being cool.
Homer Icon.png Shhh! Poochie's about to make a slam dunk!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Happy Icon.png Did you see him going up and down on that ramp? Wasn't it great?!
Bart Nagging Icon.png He literally jumped a shark, Dad. My childhood is over.
Lisa Sad Icon.png It was good while it lasted...
Lisa Sad Icon.png I guess now all we'll care about are consumer reports, keeping our sneakers really clean, and which fruits are in season.

Gives Free Land Token.

Poorly Working Title Pt. 5[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Bart Sad Icon.png It's four o'clock, I don't know what to do with myself. Usually I'd be watching Itchy and Scratchy right now.
Lisa Annoyed Icon.png Stupid Poochie ruined everything, with his lame backwards hat, and his in-fashion-again leather jacket, and his jump-cut editing.
Bart Sneaky Icon.png He's so dumb. Hey, what if we watched his show just to goof on it!
Lisa Sly Icon.png Yeah, we can scoff at all the parts where he does stuff that's so stupid it's actually enjoyable, but we'll feel smart because we know it's lame.
Bart Happy Icon.png And we'll stay tuned for all the commercial breaks!
Lisa Happy Icon.png Yeah, in case those are stupid too!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Bart Laughing Icon.png Oh man, so dumb. I can't wait to bash it at school tomorrow.
Lisa Happy Icon.png I'm gonna break it down beat by beat and mock it as if it were literature!
Homer Happy Icon.png Ah-ha! So you do like it after all!
Bart Nagging Icon.png We're watching it ironically.
Lisa Icon.png We were laughing at the parts you're not supposed to laugh at.
Homer Proud Icon.png But you were still laughing and enjoying yourselves, right?
Bart Nagging Icon.png Yes. Ironically.
Homer Confused Icon.png ...?

Unlocks Poochie's Car.

Poorly Working Title Pt. 6[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Roger Meyers Jr. Happy Icon.png Great work, Homer. The numbers are through the roof!
Krusty Happy Icon.png Today's show had the most viewers since that episode where I accidentally aided, abetted and then interviewed El Chapo.
Homer Thoughtful Icon.png Are we sure our viewers are laughing at the right stuff though?
Roger Meyers Jr. Icon.png They could be crying for all I care, as long as they don't change the channel! Now what ideas do ya got for the next episode?
Homer Icon.png Um, okay, what if Poochie stole a car, but it turned out to be an Uber, so he had to keep picking people up.
Krusty Joking Icon.png *laughs* That's funny.
Homer Cautious Icon.png Wait, are you ACTUALLY laughing, or are you laughing at the idea that I pitched it with the intention of making you laugh?
Roger Meyers Jr. Angry Icon.png Enough with the philosophy lesson, just get Poochie in the car and make with the silly taxi rides!

End[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Cautious Icon.png Well? What'd you kids think?
Lisa Surprised Icon.png It was actually pretty funny.
Bart Icon.png The parts that were supposed to make us laugh made us laugh.
Homer Proud Icon.png Phew!
Lisa Nagging Icon.png Which makes it lame.
Bart Nagging Icon.png No one likes a lame thing that knows it's lame. That'd be like if Tim Allen started mocking himself.
Lisa Sad Icon.png Yeah, the smugness factor for us is gone. You screwed up, Dad -- you made the show sorta okay.
Homer Sad Icon.png ...

Poorly Working Title Pt. 7[]

Start[]

Character Dialogue
Roger Meyers Jr. Angry Icon.png Have you seen the numbers, Homer? It's not looking good for our old friend Poochie.
Krusty Angry Icon.png Or for you -- you're fired.
Homer Cautious Icon.png Are you firing me "ironically"?
Krusty Annoyed Icon.png No.
Roger Meyers Jr. Sneaky Icon.png Also, you never signed your contract, so you're not getting paid. That's sorta ironic.
Homer Surprised Icon.png It is??
Roger Meyers Jr. Angry Icon.png No. It's just stupid. Now get out.

End[]

Character Dialogue
Homer Icon.png Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Homer Sad Icon.png Except all the tons of hard work I had to do and the gut-wrenching stress of wondering if people legitimately liked it.
Homer Icon.png What'll happen to you, Poochie? Will they ship you back to your home planet?
Poochie Happy Icon.png No, I'll just stick around here. This planet's actually pretty cool... NOT!
Homer Proud Icon.png *wipes away tear* Never gets old.

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