Where did THAT come from: Bumblebee Man’s Tacos

Holy new Krustyland decorations!

Wowza… Level 39 came finally with new stuff and the programmers remembered the Krustiest place on Earth.  I wondered if the recent appearance of KL in “The War of Art” was an indication of cool things to come.  While I think it’s so funny we recently dished on KL here at Addicts, I totally think it’s a coincidence they added 8 new items with this update.  What it does prove though, is that great minds think alike and for yet another time, us crazies here at Addicts share brainwaves with EA… spoooooooooky.  Anywho, I’m here to dish on one of the new items… Bumblebee Man’s Tacos.


So, a lot of us are uber Simpsons fans and I’m sure one or two folks have looked at the new item and wondered what the heck?  I’ve never seen this in an episode. Well, you’re right actually.  I haven’t seen this in an episode either but I have seen it somewhere.  Before I reveal where I’ve seen it, I thought it’d be fun to dish on Tacos in the Simpsons.  If you’re not interested, just scroll to the bottom for the answer to this WDTCF.

– Skinner describes tacos so beautifully in “The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly” (S20:E17).  While Supernintendo Chalmers and Skinner try to convince Milhouse to confess to pranking with Bart, they remind him he’ll miss Taco Wednesday if he’s suspended for 5 days.  He’d be missing the “Crunchy shell, ground beef, lettuce, mild sauce… and, of course, shredded cheddar cheese! Mmm-mmm!”  Cool points to Thrillhouse for not giving in to the tantalizing invisible taco.

– General Chang’s Taco Italiano restaurant from “E. Pluribus Wiggum” (S19:E10).  It was part of Springfield’s Fast Food Boulevard which Homer ironically destroyed by not littering.  Ralph Wiggum is also nominated to run for President.

– Remember the Taco Tuesday antics in “The Man Who Grew Too Much” (S25:E13)?  I still giggle when I think of Willy’s Titanic scene with his mop.  The Simpsons actually had Taco night in “Diggs” (S25:E12) too.  Foreshadowing of our new truck mayhaps?  Makes me reminisce about Make Your Own Taco Night when the family visited Bart and Gina at Juvenile Hall in “The Wandering Juvie” (S15:E16).

– At the Gilded Truffle, tacos are apparently their second finest food.  “Dumbbell Indemnity” (S9:E16).  This episode is worth a watch just for proof that Moe had a girlfriend who looked normal and didn’t try to escape using parkour.

– The Gulp N Blow was also once a taco joint.  Homer worked there in “I Married Marge” (S3:E12).

– This taco dialogue from “The Bob Next Door” (S21:E22) makes me laugh every time.

Homer: Help us! Help us! For the love of God, will somebody help us?
Mexican waiter: Sí?
Homer: Ah, yes, I’d like, uh, how do you say “taco” in Mexican?
Mexican waiter: Taco.
Homer: Yes, that’s exactly the word I want to translate.
Mexican waiter: Taco.
Marge: Homer, can we please find Bart?
Homer: Oh, yeah yeah, right. Uh, just give me one of those crispy shells with meat in it.
Mexican waiter: Taco?

Brilliant.  Also funny to see my favorite animated family in Mexico.

– Another taco restaurant you may remember is TacoMat, a parody of both Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.  Check it out in “Bart the Fink” (S7:E15).  Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my all time favorite taco moment from this episode. Comic Book Guy is seen leaving the 100 tacos for $100 deal with a wheelbarrow full of 100 tacos.  How else could he get the sufficient energy to watch the Dr. Who marathon?

Comic Book Guy Tacos

Too funny that some of CBG’s best moments include wheelbarrows and fast food lol.

– Another great taco moment I have to remind everyone of is Squeaky Voiced Teen dropping Krusty’s taco in the deep fryer and burning himself repeatedly to retrieve it.  One of those moments that just sticks with ya.  “Krusty Gets Kancelled” (S4:E22)

“Here’s your taco mister. Oops, I dropped it in the fryer. I’ll get it out. Ow. Oww! Owww! Owwwww!”

The last little taco segment I have to share comes from “Bart Has Two Mommies” (S17:E14) and involves Bumblebee Man, super soakers, a giant taco and a lucha libre wrestler.  Would you believe this all started as a discussion about fighting corruption in Oaxaca, Mexico on Los Voces Latinos?  “Ay, el mundo es loco!”

Bumblebee Man Taco

Wow… all those words and still no mention of Bumblebee Man’s Tacos.  Guess I’m rambling at my finest.  Well, it does come from somewhere, I promise.  In the game, as long as you are at at Level 31, the truck costs 1,000 Krustyland tickets, you can buy as many as you like and it improves your Grub rating.

The truth is this new “building”, comes from the “Real World”.  You may remember a little vacation post I did about Springfield in Florida.  If you don’t, click on the link to find out more.  It was there that I got to see our new KL item in all it’s real life glory.

Bumblebee Man Tacos

Our new item looks exactly like it.  Could this be an attempt to give Universal Studios’ Springfield more publicity?  Maybe.  A subtle hint that AMerica’s taco trucks are going extinct and need to be rescued?  Possibly.  Just something cool the EA programmers wanted to digitize?  Definitely.  Regardless of the reason, I like it because it looks cool and makes me remember a great moment from my life.  I seriously considered eating at the truck when I visited but opted for a Krusty Burger instead.  I did take a shot of the menu though for anyone interested.

Bumblebee Man's Tacos Menu

So there you go.  A long rambling post about tacos in the Simpsons followed by a reveal that the truck comes from a theme park and not the actual show.  Y’all stay classy.  I for one am hungry for some tacos.  Look out local Mom and Pop taco restaurant down the street… here comes one voracious Wookiee.  TTFN… I’m out!

20 responses to “Where did THAT come from: Bumblebee Man’s Tacos

  1. We did also get Kang and Kodos’ Twirl and Hurl during the Halloween update, which is also in Universal Studios. Hopefully they will bring out more items like these, but they are running out of options!

  2. I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!


  3. Hi

    I hope you can help with the following question: Whilst visiting my neighbours, I have noticed there are 3 versions of the Krustyland Shuttle. Why???

    Many thanks!

  4. I’m hungry now. Mmmmmm……

  5. I would like this to be placed in the main town as competition with pitafleeta franchise

  6. Wait shouldn’t bumblebee man be able to go to krustyland now

  7. Ronald McDonald likes bumblebee mans tacos

  8. On an unrelated note, I don’t know if this is habit on the site as I’m still new and don’t see this person referenced often (nor is he in my own game yet), but thank you for saying Supernintendo Chalmers. I cannot think of him as a mere superintendent. 🙂

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