Woo to the hoo! Monorail, monorail, monorail! I know there’s been issues for tappers with the new event but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super stoked for all the new goodness. Of course, with a new event in our silly lil game, we get new items that you may not have a clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but you just can’t pinpoint from where. That’s why Team Addicts decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
So this installments of the Monorail schtuff is a bonus pack of items. I figured since three things come from the same episode, why waste any of our valuable time and seperate them. As you read in the title, we’ll take a gander at the Little Lisa Recycling Plant, Uriah’s Heap Recycling Center and the Hippie, all brought to us courtesy of the Monorail Event. I know not everyone is super familiar with the Best. Show. Ever., but that’s where this walking carpet earns his keep. Let’s take look at the TV series.
“The Old Man and the Lisa” (S8:E21)
Lisa wakes up her family with a bunch of racket while recycling for her Junior Achievers Club. Burns visits her club to help them succeed at business and Lisa asks if the Nuclear Plant has a recycling program. Burns is unaware of the word but he does become aware that his current financial situation is much less than he thought. He lost money in some debacle in 1929.
The Junior Achievers meanwhile are off to Uriah’s Heap Recycling Center… where you can get 75 cents for a half-ton of newspaper from the Hippie.
Burns finds out all his advisors are just yes men and he’s broke. What’s a miserable miser to do? His house is sold to a professional wrestler, The Hitman, and he’s off to live with Smithers. After he seems a little off his rocker in the grocery store, ketchup or catsup?, he’s committed to the Springfield Retirement Castle.
Burns decides to rebuild his empire with the help of Lisa Simpson even if she repeatedly says no. His persistence pays off and she finally agrees as long as he only does “good socially responsible things… nothing evil.” Burns recycles items and earns money. “He went from stinking rich to just plain stinking.” Gotta love him earning a buck from the hippie at Uriah’s.
He starts Burns Recycling Inc. using forced labor from the neglected old nincompoops at the Retirement Castle and opens up his own recycling plant… the Little Lisa Recycling Plant.
The entire plant is built from recycled materials and powered from recyclables. Unfortunately Burns also uses a million six pack holders to create the Burns Omni-Net to capture sea creatures and turn them into Lil Lisa’s Patented Animal Slurry. “It’s a high protein feed for farm animals, insulation for low-income housing, a powerful explosive and a top notch engine coolant. And best of all, it’s made from 100% recycled animals.”
Lisa feels so dirty and tries to actually stop people from recycling. Weird. Burns ends up selling the plant to Bay State Fish Sticks and offers Lisa 10% of his 120 million dollars. Lisa tears up the check and Homer has four simultaneous heart attacks… and one more but all is well.
So there you go… the origins for a premium building and the last prize for Act II of the monorail event. There’s other appearances of the Hippie [“Sweets and Sour Marge” (S13:E8)/”Opposites A-Frack” (S26:E5)] and slurry cans [“Bart Carny” (S9:E12)] but I figured it might be time for me to be concise for once. What do you think of all the stuff? I know a bunch of folks requested the recycling plant so I’m sure there’s a few happy tappers, myself included. Sound off below and keep on recycling in your town friendereenos.
TTFN… Wookiee out!