Decorations not only make your town look nice – they occasionally also give your characters extra things to do. Some you are asked to place as part of your game progress, but there are a couple that you won’t know about until you place them.

At some point, you have to place a dumpster, a park bench, a shrub, and trees. These all give tasks for Cletus, Grampa, Moe and Principal Skinner – and you don’t have much choice about placing these. You can’t make progress until you do.

But you do have a choice about the Gazebo – and it gives a 3-hour task for Lisa, Principal Skinner, Comic Book Guy, Martin, Sideshow Mel, and Frink to have a Mensa meeting. And the Piece-of-crap Car (a 30-donut premium decoration) gives Nelson a 30-minute task to shoot his B-B gun at it.

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