Where Did THAT Come From – Slaughter House

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?

Slaughter House Action

This post I will be going over the Origin of the Slaughter House. Introduced into our games with Level 52, this building brought us Lunchlady Dora into our games. First thing I thought when I saw this building was, “Uh oh… there’s gonna be some ticked off vegetarians and animal lovers in TSTO-land.” This post isn’t a commentary on whether the eating of meat is ok or not but I hope by seeing the origin, it might lessen the sting for anyone less than enthused about this new building.  Let’s take a look at the show to see what this has to do with our lunchlady.

So other than think about my veggie-loving friends (including my own kiddo and sister), the second thing I thought of when I saw this was the funny Troy McClure educational video from “Lisa the Vegetarian” (S7:E5).  You know, the one they show to prove meat is good while simultaneously pointing out the horror of the killing floor?

Slaughterhouse Troy McClure Simpsons

Of course, that’s not our new building but any chance to mention Troy McClure is a good thing.  Little Jimmy’s face after visiting Bovine University is priceless. There’s also a slaughterhouse in “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation” (S14:E2).  Homer feared his family was taking him there.

Slaughterhouse Simpsons 2

Well, he also feared the mental institution and Santa’s Village but oh well.  I could mention the Slaughterhouse Express car in the Lady Gaga episode or the slaughterhouse floor seen by Homer and Lisa in “O Brother, Where Bart Though?” (S21:E8), but that’d just be me waxing nerdtastic on the Best. Show. Ever.  Let’s head off to the episode that features our new building.

In “Apocalypse Cow” (S19:E17), Bart joins the 4H Club after seeing Martin driving a combine driver.  Bart surprisingly is really good at all the farm tasks.  His summer project is to raise a cow big and strong and he gets stuck with the runt aka the scrappy little misfit just like him.  Bart meets Mary Spuckler and raises his calf named Lou.  Lou ends up the winner of the competition but to Bart’s horror, he finds out Lou is destined for the slaughter house.  Bart doesn’t want Lou to be made into food and fringe vests for gay cowboys so he rescues him from the feed lot of Abattoir & Costello LLC.

Abattoir & Costello LLC Simpsons

Lisa and Bart realize the safest place for a cow is a farm so they head to the Spucklers.  Unfortunately, giving a cow is a wedding engagement in hillfolk tradition and Bart almost gets married to Mary Spuckler just to save his cow.  Marge stops the wedding and manages to get Lou to safety in India.  Of course, Homer had to dress up as a cow to aid the supterfuge, but what could go wrong at the Laughter House?

Laughter House Simpsons

Oh… slaughterhouse… easy mistake with limited binoculars.  Homer is almost turned into a steak but we all know he’s saved at the last moment… literally.

Slaughter House Simpsons

There’s also a slaughterhouse restaurant in “Maximum Homerdrive” (S10:E17) but that’s a post for later if EA ever picks it for the game.  What are your thoughts on the new building?  Like it, hate it, at least glad it brought Lunchlady Dora-is into the game?  I know this may not be everyone’s favorite but I’d just point out that this is a game and there’s lots of stuff The Simpsons poke fun at.  I think of this as a symbol of Bart saving a creature he loved.  He had a cow man. Sound off below and no matter what, keep the laughter in your life.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

22 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Slaughter House

  1. Not happy about slaughterhouse, I know it’s only a game but is there some way I could avoid it

  2. Isn’t it Lunchlady DORIS?

  3. vegetarians and animal lovers = there’s no doubt plenty of writers for The Simpsons are vegetarians and animal lovers! All EA needs to do is include a new Task for Lisa to fight in the name of vegetarians and animal lovers (which I happen to be both and find no offense with this new Building)!

    Bring on “Lisa the Vegetarian” (S7:E5)” and bring Troy McClure into the game! 🙂

  4. GodlessSquash

    For no reason I would care to explain, two of my favorite words are abattoir and oubliette. It’s best not to confuse them.

  5. I like it. I have it surrounded by flowers. I put it next to my garbage dump, which is beside my tire-fire.

  6. As a vegetarian of 10 years, I don’t get why people would be up in arms about buying a fake slaughter house with a fake can of meat. It isn’t real! The only people who are going to see if you have it are other people playing the game, and I’m pretty sure they won’t think it’s a political state if you abstain from buying it or keeping it out, they’ll just think you aren’t there yet.

    People are so touchy these days

  7. “Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about!”

    Even if it’s not the exact slaughterhouse it’s still what I thought when I saw this pop up in the game.

  8. I think it would be awesome to have a Movementarians event!
    I keep thinking of ideas for events based on episodes with lots of costumes at night then forgetting by the morning. :/

  9. I, as a veggie, must say that I am miffed that I had to buy a slaughterhouse and a can of horse meat. MIFFED!
    I will continue playing, but I am not pleased at all. Humpf!

    (“Veggie” as in “vegetarian”, and not as a Sideshow Bob-type mutant vegetable clone, in case anyone is confused.)

    On the other hand, Wookie, due note has been taken of your writing “Origin” with a capital O. I see what you did there! 😃

    Cheers to all, and thanks to the Addicts for all the great info!

    • PS: in case anyone should think that “vegetarian” = “humorless”, I **very strategically** placed my sacred cow statue in front of Singing Sirloin. And I’m thinking of hiding the hideous can of horse parts behind the Buddhist Temple… just a little push for reincarnation, let’s say.


    • aaah same here 🙋🏻 hated to buy those two things … I like Dora quite a lot because she just belongs to the school but honestly I don’t want to have a slaughter house in my town … I think Lisa is also not pleased about that 😁😁
      do you know the episode where Lisa told Homer: gravy is dead animal juice ? 😂 loved that 🙈

    • Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about.

  10. They should make this like the Diet sign and have something covering the S!!

  11. Would have been nice to have another tree and wind so we could have a laughter house.

  12. Felicia Fancy

    I’m not sure this is right place to write this but it’s the most recent post. Sorry to my neighbours … I took the big plunge and nuked my town! Unfortunately I am struggling to put everything back together so there is not much to tap on. So many ideas …. but should be back to full capacity by the end of the weekend x

  13. I so wish they named this Slaughter House 5.

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