McClellan family townhome
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McClellan family townhome
McClellan's home interior
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 Notable loot
- Lying, Congressional Style can be found on a table in the first room.
- This place could be a possible location for Fallout 3 player housing
- In a small room on the first floor there is a rather moody Mister Handy robot that can be manipulated with a nearby unprotected terminal. There are five options to choose from:
- Deactivate Unit: This recalls the Mister Handy to its base.
- Walk Muffy: This will instruct the Mister Handy to walk the family dog, Muffy. Mister Handy will travel outside, find the dog's body, then attack you. It will refer to you as the dog when it does this, apparently as a means of reconciling its shattered reality.
- Pick up Grocery Order: This option directs the Mister Handy to the nearby grocery shop. Assuming it isn't destroyed en route by super mutants, it will just stop at the door and come back home.
- Read Children Bedtime Poem: This instructs the Mister Handy to go to the children's room and begin reciting a poem. Curiously, despite its rather violent reaction to the dog being dead, it does not seem to care that the children are clearly deceased, and after telling the bedtime poem, he continuously repeats "Of course, of course. Don't let me keep you," until you decide to recall him.
- Home Security Mode: Sets the unit to patrol mode, searching out any enemies.
McClellan family townhome appears in Fallout 3.
 Behind the scenes
- The name of the family that used to live here is a reference to Ray Bradbury's short story "There Will Come Soft Rains", about a robotic house in Allendale, California that still works after a nuclear war, not knowing that its owners have perished in the atomic blast. The address is a reference to the story, which is set in August, 2026. Also worth noting is that the McClellan last name was used in Ray Bradbury's book "Fahrenheit 451", and the address "Bradley Place" seems to be a play on words for Ray Bradbury's last name.
- The poem that the Mister Handy recites is There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale, a post-apocalyptic poem from 1920. Bradbury's story was inspired by the poem of the same name, by Sara Teasdale. In Bradbury's short story, the main computer of a robotic house reads the same poem, not knowing that the person who's supposed to be listening is long gone.
- (From Wikipedia) "Only one living thing makes an appearance in the [Bradbury] story: a wild dog (though a family dog in later versions), which had been slowly dying from radiation poisoning. It makes its way back to the house only to die; its corpse is then swiftly removed by the house's automated cleaning robots." The dead body of the McClellans' dog Muffy can be found in the vicinity of the house exterior.
Sara Teasdale - There Will Come Soft Rains
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.