Where Did THAT Come From – Jesse Grass

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 concerns Jesse Grass, one the limited time premium items made available during the Monorail Event. Whether you bought him or not, you may be unfamiliar with this Level 5 Vegan in the Best. Show. Ever. and thankfully, origin stories are my bread and butter. Let’s take look at the TV series to find our new dreamboat, shall we?

“Lisa the Tree Hugger” (S12:E4)

Most of us know Lisa as that loveable Buddhist vegetarian who is the middle child of the Simpson clan. She’s smart, aware, unafraid to voice comments and overall just a sweet little genius saxomaphone player. We sometimes forget that Lisa also likes boys in addition to being an environmental activist. In this episode, Lisa heads to Krusty Burger with her family only to find protestors dressed like cows on the roof.

Krusty Burger Earth Murder Simpsons

The police stop the protest with beanbag bullets and a bagzooka but we all know “You can’t silence the truth with beanbags.” Lisa falls for the dreamy mother cowboy. Like marge says, “He’d be cute if he wasn’t so idealistic.”

Jesse Grass

Woohoo! Jesse Grass! He’s the teenage leader of Dirt First. Lisa visits Jesse in jail. He started doing yoga before it was cool and is a level 5 vegan just like the game says. He even pocket mulches.

Jesse Grass 2

Lisa joins the hippy club at the poser level. At her first meeting, she learns about Mayor Quimby selling the logging rights to Springfield’s oldest redwood tree. She volunteers to live in the tree so it can’t be cut down. The rest of Dirt First was unwilling to miss a Phish concert or Burning Man.

Springfield's Oldest Redwood

The view from the tree is amazing and hilarious.

View from Springfield's Oldest Redwood Simpsons

Lisa may be doing it just for a cute boy but him calling her hardcore is enoguh. Her family isn’t thrilled and Homer blames Jesse’s “non-threatening Bobby Sherman good looks.” Lisa ends up missing her family and goes home just for a little but falls asleep. Unfortunately for her majestic tree, her absence resulted in the tree being felled. The good news was it was stuck by lightning and not loggers. The bad news is Lisa’s metal bucket attracted the bolt.

Springfield's Oldest Redwood 2

Everyone thinks she’s dead, including Jesse. They make her a shrine. The Rich Texan promises to make the forest into a wilderness preserve and Jesse cuts off his favorite dreadlock for her shrine. The family gets lots of free perks for a dead Lisa. Pie from Flanders, straight As for Bart and Homer drinks for free at Moe’s. Problem is that Lisa is not “riding the midnight train to slab city.” How long can the farce go on?

R.I.P. Lisa Simpson

Well, as long as things go well. When the folks at Omni-Pave announce the nature preserve will actually become “the rootin’est, tootin’est, pollutin’est amusement park”, Lisa Land, Lisa’s moral outrage can’t let this slide so she reveals she is not dead.

Lisa Land Simpsons

Jesse cuts the guidewires to the redwood with Lisa’s face which careens through Springfield’s Business District. It takes out Omni-Pave and Kentucky Fried Panda. To the eco-warriors chagrin, it also takes out Hemp City.

Lisa Log Omni-Pave Kentucky Fried Panda Hemp City Simpsons

Not all is lost though. Jesse winds up back in jail but he got them to install a solar-powered electric chair and Lisa gets a smooch on the head from her dreamy crush. Sure the Lisa Log never stopped by some weird turn of fortune but the episode ends with a funny song.

Lisa Log Jesse Grass Simpsons

So there you go. The origins for the new premium stand-alone character EA brought us in Act I of the Monorail Event. He comes from a pretty great Lisa-centric episode. I always dig the ones revolving around her. Did you buy Jesse? If so, does he spend more time recycling or like me, do you love to dress him up like a cow for 60 minutes at a time at the Krusty Burger? Seriously my new favorite outdoor animation. Sound off in the comments and stay classy friends.

Jesse Grass 3

TTFN… Wookiee out!

18 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Jesse Grass

  1. Will Jesse ever be back? I’d love to have him but missed him somehow this time around…….

  2. Yes good job Wookie, and yes those buildings would be great for Springfeild. I don’t know if I’d want the creepy Lisa Log, I thought they’d make it a premium item to float in the sea.
    I do have closure issues so I hope they explain what truly happened to it (Lisa Log) before the series ends (if it will ever end).
    I LOVE his 60min task but wished Wiggum and other police would shoot beanbags at him (even if it was at the end of his task, like the Lion and Lance).
    I don’t know what’s going on with me and the game but I have a thirst for more Springfeilders Conflict, Where is the angry mobs? Why is everyone working together? Or worse, Why is most characters ignoring the other characters so much? I know it’s a game but I need a little more drama that the TV series provides.
    maybe a THOH Event will cure what ails me. I guess Jesse Grass is Greener on the otherside of the Event.

    (Yeah the last line didn’t make much sense but it sounded funny enough, that people not over thinking it, might giggle a little)


  3. I love this character. I have been a vegan for a long time and I often describe myself as a “level 5 vegan”, just to see if people get the reference. Usually they don’t and I clarify, “I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow” 🙂

  4. Is there a should I buy for him that I’ve missed?

  5. I heard there was a guest voice for him. Whom?

  6. I bought him almost as soon as I saw him (andcoincidentally, this episode aired the following day!) I love his animation, although he is spending most of his time recycling. This one was a must-have for my game.

  7. That’s why lisa love him

  8. Thanks for the reminder Wookie,

    There’ll be plenty of time for anti Krustyburger protesting after the event, ….until then he’s on permanent aluminium (sorry Alissa, aluminum) can recycling 🙂

  9. I remember this episode, it’s quite good.

    So there’s 2 or 3 potential buildings from the episode that could be used in our games 😛

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