THOH Update Removal is Live…And So is Thanksgiving (Updated and Complete)

Note: Yup, the update is still not available on iOS.  Happens sometimes.  May be a bug with it, could be Apple holding it up…at this point it’s available on Android and Amazon. EA typically releases updates for all 3 markets at the same time, and then it’s up to each App Store to approve them, some move slower than others. (which is why Amazon is often late)  This has happened with other games as well (see TQFS)…unfortunately just a little patience is required.  Hopefully it’ll hit iOS soon….

NOTE FROM PATRIC- I was one of you…no iOS. It landed this morning. HOWEVER…it didn’t just “show up.”  I needed to shut down my device completely…as in all the way off, not just clicking the screen. Shut. Down. Then go into the app store…and do a search for “The Simpsons Tapped Out.” That finally brought up the new updated screen.  Please try that before you write, reinstall, or freak out any further…Thanks!! 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check your app stores because there’s an update on our hands!

And i’m actually pleasantly surprised by EA…as a nice touch they’ve added Turkeys to the Splash Screen and Icon….i don’t recall them doing that ever unless it was for a major event.

Two thumbs up with that EA, good job and a nice touch.

And of course, as you may have guessed, this leads right into the Thanksgiving mini-event!  No waiting!

I’ve got a LOT going on at work right now, so I’ll fully update this post later.  But for now know that you’ll need to complete Lisa’s first 6s task and that will launch the mini-event…

Now let’s go into more details….

So, this is a pretty standard Mini-Event.  Follow tasks to unlock stuff…

One thing I will note is it does look like we’ll see some Black Friday Specials.  A WHOLE lot of items and Mystery Boxes will be coming.  Just a heads up.

A few important dates:

As of now…always subject to change from EA

Animal-Friendly Thanksgiving Ends Nov. 27th (0800 GMT)

Black Friday Deals START Nov. 23rd (0800 GMT)

Black Friday Deals END Nov. 27th (0800 GMT)

Cyber Monday Starts Nov. 26th (0800 GMT)

Cyber Monday Ends Nov. 27th (0800 GMT)

I’ll work on some posts for both as they get closer….

Now let’s break down this event….

Like I said above, pretty straightforward.  Follow the questline to unlock unique prizes for this event.

Event currency you’ll need to collect (from the questline):

Activist Badges 

Prizes from the questline….


 Meat Propaganda Billboard

 Programmer Lisa Skin

 Slaughterhouse Express

 plus  Slaughterhouse Restaurant + Sir Loin A Lot Decoration

 Homer Don’t Make Friends w/ Salad Animation 

Items in the Store


Conrad and Quinn Hopper- 150 Donuts (5% bonus on cash and XP) (Quinn has task to earn Badges)

Deuce’s Caboose Chili Dogs- 65 Donuts, Earns 6 /4hrs

Coat of Foxes Krusty- 50 Donuts (Skin for Krusty)


Rusty the Clown Balloon- $5,400

Blinky Balloon- $16,500

Santa’s Little Helper Balloon- $30,000

Bigclaw- 30 Donuts

Pow-Wow’s Casino Sign- 35 Donuts, 2% Bonus on all cash and XP

Work from Home Station- 60 Donuts

Also available as King Size Homer Bundle for 110 Donuts…includes King-Sized Homer Skin for Homer. 

Heimlich Machine- 60 Donuts, 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP

Turkey Stuffer*- 60 Donuts

Thanksgiving Balloon Bundle- 80 Donuts (includes Bart, Snowball II, Stampy & The Grumple Balloon)

Thanksgiving Outfit Bundle- 80 Donuts, 15 Donut Rebate, NET 65 Donuts

Caged Tom Turkey- 100 Donuts, 3% bonus on all cash and XP

Piggly’s Super Smorg w/ Mrs. Bouvier- 140 Donuts, Rebate 45 Donuts, NET 95 Donuts

Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino- 150 Donuts, Rebate 50 Donuts, NET 100 Donuts

From the Last Event…

Mystical Pests Bundle- 40 Donuts, NPCs.  Leave stores Nov. 21st.

And that’s it, my friends, all there is to this little Thanksgiving mini event.

What are your thoughts on the update? Any prizes you’re excited about?  Any premium items catch your eye? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

357 responses to “THOH Update Removal is Live…And So is Thanksgiving (Updated and Complete)

  1. So, this is the first THOH event I haven’t finished. Wasn’t really into the last act and all the grinding. Then I had to have major surgery which slowed me down. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and getting back into my Addict routine while home recovering! Love this blog!!

  2. Hello, can the update be forced unto my game? I still collect those nice red magic academy walls as long as EA let’s me. Ain’t interested in an event about turkeys, hence the longer I can avoid the update, the better. 😉

  3. Not fair that iOS Users had to wait almost 24 hours to get the update after Android Users…. there goes my turkey.

  4. Tried all day to update iOS to no avail. Finally went to settings, iTunes & App Store, automatic downloads and I turned the updated toggle off and on and voila! It worked for me.

  5. Task for hank Scorpio but I don’t have him????

  6. I didn’t have any problem with the iOS update.

    A question for anyone who bought the Coat of Foxes Krusty skin: is it a premium skin ???

  7. This new update has left the game annoyingly laggy for me, anyone else?

    • Yes, I am experiencing that too Chris. ‘Annoyingly laggy’ is spot on. The good news is that it only bounced me out of one neighbor town while doing visits today. .

  8. I’m glad for the delay, since I got Dracula a long time ago, but still working on Montymort and don’t think he’s worth the donuts.

  9. Note to iOS users: contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to shut down your device to refresh the update page of the App Store. All you have to do is go to the update page of the App Store and swipe down from the top of the screen. You will see a little spinning asterisk symbol, and the page will refresh.

    • Silly…trust me. It was not that easy for me. I am a seasoned iOS user…and have all of the latest updates on the latest phone…and it was VERY stubborn. At one point, it showed the right screen…but no update option. Next time in…showed the old screen. So, it seems to be a broader issue than usual. Happy you got it easily though. you needed a nice reward for nursing the “Dawg Mange” you suffered this week. HA! OK. Yes. I was upset too.

      We are hoping we have Herbert back this week. Otherwise, AZ is going to make for another miserably long day for the Ducks.

      • Still not working for me. I did the full power-off. Back to game. Old screen. Enter. Hey, it wants the update! Takes me to App Store! New screen shown! Uh,oh, still says “OPEN” instead of “UPDATE”. Hmm. Click “OPEN”. Back to game. Old screen. Repeat. Sigh. Repeat.

        • Oh, and my iPad, the “swipe down from the top of the screen” just pulls down News items, doesn’t do a refresh. New iOs I guess.

        • Well…may be time to do the “Uninstall, re-install” bit. A Pain. But will give you the most current version when you reinstall. As long as you have your username/password info, you won’t lose any game data.

        • Also- You don’t swipe down from the very tippy top of the screen. Go to the Updates page of the App Store. Along the top you will see “iPad”, the WiFi symbol, the time, and battery life left. Below that you will see in big bold letters “Updates”. Below that you will see a very faint horizontal line, and below that line you will see “Updated Recently” Are you with me? Now- what you want to do is place your finger on the screen just below the faint horizontal line and swipe down. At this point you should see the spinning asterisk. After the asterisk is done spinning, new updates (if any are available) will appear.

          Good luck.

          • Hmm, too late for this hint – I did the full uninstall/reinstall thing – but I’ll keep it in mind for the future. Thanks!

          • PS: I’m on 11.1.1, so I have the latest version, I just didn’t know about this special swipe vs. the top-of-screen swipe.

        • Me too! Exact same problem :/

      • Stupid Huskies. Grrrrr. The Huskies only hope now for winning the Pac 12 is for Cal to beat Stanford (unlikely) and for the Huskies to win their last two games against Utah and WSU.

    • I’ve learned from an increasing number of recent event updates/takedowns that uninstall and reinstall cuts to the chase with my iPad, so after I failed one attempt to update/open from the App Store when the mini-event finally showed up around 5:30 am, I just did the uninstall/reinstall. It is a pain in the *** because it takes so long to load, but I just went and made coffee to while away the time.

      On the up side, I wanted more spooky brambles than I’d crafted, so the delay gave me the additional crafting time to get more.

    • Sillyboy, that is exactly how my update happened to pan out as well. Swipe down on the 15th and there it was. I’m glad I didn’t have to go through what others did.

  10. Anyone else have to buy Jasper (using donuts) to continue on Grandpa’s quest “Cryogenics Pt. 2”?

  11. I had done all of what Patric suggested before he posted above to no avail. Had to uninstall from iPad, reinstall, re-log in, etc. and it is downloading now. thank you Susan!

    • Me too. I had to uninstall TSTO and re-download it. Maybe it is the bug that was holding the IOS update. I’m guessing EA has bigger problems this week.
      On the bright side, we don’t have to play for 40 hours to get Homer.
      …Then again, I think count montymort took WAY more than 40 hours of grinding.

  12. I woke up and I still don’t have the update! I feel behind. Haha

    • If you don’t see the update in your App Store maybe you need to refresh it. Pull down on the screen for a few seconds until you see the “wheel” spinning at the top.

  13. Odd. The update was ready to go in the App Store on my iPhone, but I had to delete the app on my iPad then reinstall it in order to get the update to download.

    • Yup – I find that that happens about half the time for me. I just wish it didn’t take so long to download from scratch!

  14. I’m seeing posts where folks are getting tasks for characters they don’t have. It happened to me too. One involving Hank Scorpio who I don’t have. What’s up?

  15. It’s on iOS!!!!! Woohoo!!

  16. Still no update in store for iOS

  17. I am not sure how I got behind with Montymort… but I still had the 15 hearts with the beasts to go through.. yes I sped up each one at 4 hearts each.. 28 donuts? plus 2 for the last one.. so at least 30 donuts for him. Maybe I had that glitch where I defeated and nothing counted? Oh well.. still 30+ donuts for character not so bad.. figure might as well get something for my pain of enduring this event! LOL. P.S. what’s with having to buy Jasper for 150 donuts to complete a new quest? Seriously? Now quest lines require spending donuts on premium character to complete the tasks or you forever see the red slash on the side? Boo on you EA!!

  18. It is not in my App Store yet? Who should I contact about it? It is 8:30 her inOntario.

  19. I have a sneaking suspicion that Jasper is going to be involved in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. Not sure if anyone else already noted this.

    I, like others, got the task for Grandpa and Jasper to got to the cryogenics lab. I don’t have Jasper; I have the lab and Grandpa.

    I saw someone note they had a task possibly up for Monroe, despite not having him.

    My guess: EA has these in the sales and accidentally added something to the code that makes the tasks pop up.

  20. Just checked as they is still no update. Is anyone else having this issue.

    • Did you check the actual app store? You have to download the update…it’s not an in-game update. (Also, even though I could see that the update was finally there, the Open button didn’t change to an Update button, so I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to get the updated version.)

  21. Still no update, anyone else having this problem

  22. Despite Safi’s posts to the contrary, there is no update in my APP store. I’ve been checking all morning, restarted my iPad, opened the game directly from the APP store…nothing. I did not care for Halloween event, and now I can’t get rid of it, LOL.

    • If you’re in the US, I assure you it’s there in the app store. But, if the Open button hasn’t changed to an Update button, you’ll need to to an uninstall/reinstall to get the updated version.

  23. iOS is live! Woo hoo!

  24. Still no update on my I phone or I pad but I turned on my old I pad and the update is there. Any thoughts on what I should do? Thanks

  25. Anyone else have a “your device isn’t compatible with this version” box in the play store? Using a Galaxy S8.

    • Hi! The same happens to my device… I’m playing on Galaxy S7 , never had any problems before… Does anyone know what happened or what to do? It is very frustrating! 😭Help is needed!!!

  26. Finally got the update, and right after a number of quest lines started automatically for characters I had “forgotten” in storage. It’s in my B game, I don’t necessarily play through everything there, but now I’m kind of forced to.

  27. CONRAD and Quinn looks like a good char/deco to get this event. If 1% bonus goes for 20 donuts (cheap side), we are paying 100 donuts for that 5% and 50 for a full character. I might be able to snatch it towards the end of the event. As always, waiting for the should I buy to confirm =D

  28. Wow! The beasts and trolls each earn 500$ / 45 XP every 4 hours. This is the same as for some (not all) premium 24h buildings.

    Having eight (8!) of them AND a decent bonus leaves me happy at last with the event-which-one-should-not-remember 🤑

  29. Could not get it to update on ipad so had to resort to deleting the game and reinstalling.

  30. I need another 24hrs to get Montymort.

    EA if you do roll out iOS( which I can’t see yet 🙂) please don’t force the update!

    Does anyone know the track record of EA forcing an update ( for those last minute grinders out there).
    And how long after the updates is it roughly?

    Thanks addicts.

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