The Crumplebottom family (sometimes written CrumpleBottom family) is a notable, sophisticated, and fairly wealthy family from Pleasantview. In most of their depictions, they seem to carry themselves as the most civilized people in town, sometimes even acting haughty. The family's last name hints towards the family's "uptight" behavior, suggesting that if a nearby sim acts immodestly or in a wild manner, a family member would get his or her "bottom" in a "crumple." The known members are Prudence, Simon, Agnes, Mrs. Crumplebottom and Cornelia Goth, who was a Crumplebottom before she married into the Goth family.
During their lifetime, the Crumplebottoms lived in Sunset Valley and Pleasantview, but in The Sims 2 all of them are deceased save Mrs. Crumplebottom, said to be a distant relation to the rest of the family. Although she is the only true Crumplebottom left in-game, the family's blood still runs in the prominent Goth Family. It is, however, implied that there are more distant family members still alive, although their identities are currently unknown.
In The Sims 3, Agnes Crumplebottom, the aunt of Mortimer Goth, makes an appearance as a young adult. Other than the grave of her late husband, Erik Darling, she has no immediate family living near her, as they reside in a far away mansion, and she lives perpetually alone along the outskirts of town. According to her biography, she married Erik, but during their honeymoon, before she could even change her last name, he died drowning. Whether or not her wealthy home is inherited from her husband, Agnes is a wealthy woman from the beginning, having a lavish, modern home with expensive furniture and decor and an expensive sports car. However, despite her lavish home, there is an empty room across her bedroom that appears to be half done: there is a depressingly dull crib and teddy bear in it, along with several walls empty while some lined with childish wallpaper, which hints that Agnes and Erik wanted children and were going to try for one.
In the town of Moonlight Falls, three Crumplebottom sister witches appear. Beatrice is the oldest and very set in her grumpy ways. Belinda is as good natured a person as you could ever meet and often fills the role of family peacekeeper. Meanwhile, Bianca is a bit of a spitfire and all about flirting her way through life. They seem to be a Sim spoof of the Halliwell sisters from Charmed.
There is a street named Crumplebottom Drive on the campus of Sim State University, perhaps implying some philanthropic work by the family for the university. There is also a tree named after the Crumplebottom Family.
The Crumplebottom family were referenced in The Sims Medieval. A skilled Bard can perform a song named "Crumplebottom Waltz" with a fiddle.
Crumplebottom: "Crumple" means "to bend out of shape". "Bottom" refers to "the lowest or deepest part of anything".
Simon Crumplebottom: Means "hearkening" or "listening".
Prudence Crumplebottom: Means "good judgment". Also connects to the word "Prude".
Agnes Crumplebottom: Meaning "chaste" or in other terms: "refraining from WooHoo which is regarded as immoral".
Mrs. Crumplebottom: A prude (Old French prude) is a person who is described as being concerned with decorum or propriety.
Robert Crumplebottom: Popular name meaning bright fame/dull life.
Clamp: probably from clamb, "clamp, cleat." clinch, clench, secure.
Elmira Clamp: Shortened form of Edelmira, Spanish feminine form of Adelmar, which is the combination of adal "noble" and mar "famous". It appears in the play 'Tartuffe' (1664) by the French playwright Molière.
Darling: Means "beloved one", or "dear".
Erik Darling: Variant of Eric, which means "one ruler," "eternal ruler," or "ever powerful" in Old Norse
Ian Arneson: The Scottish Gaelic version of John, which means God is Gracious.
Belinda: Means "attractive" or "beautiful".
Bianca: Meaning "bright", "fair" or "shining".
Beatrice: Meaning either "blesses" or "bringer of joy".
- Agnes Crumplebottom (Deceased)
- Simon Crumplebottom (Deceased)
- Prudence Crumplebottom (Deceased)
- Cornelia Goth (Deceased)
- Mortimer Goth
- Gunther Goth (Deceased)
- Cassandra Goth
- Alexander Goth
- Bella Goth
- Elmira Clamp
- Ian Arneson
- Mrs. Crumplebottom
- Robert Crumplebottom (Deceased)
- Erik Darling (Deceased)
- Beatrice Crumplebottom
- Belinda Crumplebottom
- Bianca Crumplebottom
The Sims 3
August Moon (2br, 2ba)
Because of the traditional town of Sunset Valley, August Moon is considered austere for its modern architecture. The house is expensive, especially when the house is bought along with the sports car. However, there is a half-finished baby room in the second floor that is probably cheaper than the smallest bathroom.
|The Crumplebottom Family|
|Simon - Prudence - Cornelia - Agnes - Erik Darling - Robert - Mrs. Crumplebottom - Elmira Clamp - Ian Arneson|