Should I Spend Donuts on Sentient Lard Lad Statue & Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Murky water, trees have changed colors, and leaves are blowing in Springfield, that can only mean one thing…the annual Treehouse of Horror update is upon us!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Sentient Lard Lad Statue & Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this giant combo to your town…


Building/Decoration: Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency
Character/Skin: Sentient Lard Lad Statue
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
$200, 22xp/8hrs
Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF: “THOH VI”- S7, E6  Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores Segment (#1)

Leaves stores November 10th

The Rundown:
-Standard price for a character/building combo
-Full character for Springfield
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Not Voiced
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 8 and 12hrs
-Does not have a 24hr task
-Kirk has a 3hr task at the agency to Give A Terrible Job Interview

What Did I Do?:
Standard price and a full character from a classic episode.  I grabbed it.

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Sentient Lard Lad’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Polish His Giant Donut 1hr $105, 26xp Lard Lad
Eat Donuts 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Moonlight as a Sports Mascot 8hrs $420, 105 Duff Stadium/Stadiums in Springfield/Businesses in Springfield
Go on a Rampage 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual

I’ll have the full dialogue of the questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of the questline…

Absolutely Crushing It Pt. 1
Sentient Lard Lad starts

Make Sentient Lard Lad Statue Do Community Service- 4hrs
Make Springfielders Be Outraged- x5. 4hrs

Absolutely Crushing It Pt. 2
Sentient Lard Lad starts

Make Sideshow Bob Show Lard Lad the Ropes- 4hrs
Make Sentient Lard Lad Statue Learn the Ropes- 4hrs

Absolutely Crushing It Pt. 3
Sentient Lard Lad starts

Make Sentient Lard Lad Statue Eat Donuts- 4hrs
Make Sideshow Bob Hoard His Lunch- 4hrs

Absolutely Crushing It Pt. 4
Sentient Lard Lad starts

Make Sentient Lard Lad Statue Go on a Rampage- 12hrs
Make Sideshow Bob Enjoy the Show- 8hrs

And that’s it, my friends, the details on Panther Marge and Mad Dr. Hibbert’s Manor!

Thoughts on Sentient Lard Lad Statue & Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed it in your town? Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post

9 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Sentient Lard Lad Statue & Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency?

  1. The only saving grace of this THOH Event.
    Yes. Purchase it! Duh.

  2. Sentient Lard Lad is my favorite thing to come out of this update. It’s something Tappers has asked for for a long, long time. Finally Week 4 has stepped up and is no longer Weak 4.

  3. Instant buy for me. The ad agency was a building i requested last year as that bit is Mt favorite THOH episode ever. So happy and also devil reality!n

  4. Normally i hate oversized characters as they look stupid in everyday Springfield.

    This is very much the exception to the rule. He is awesome and fits in perfectly.

    It’s surprising there isn’t also a new version of Lard Lad donuts or at least a skin, which has just the donut lying there and Lard Lad gone

  5. I wish he had his giant donut!

  6. Bobothy Gerfy Jr.

    I just can’t not look at him abd in 35 donuts he is mine I’ve been wanting him for years

  7. John Swartzwelder wrote the Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores story. In the 70s he worked at the Van Brunt & Churchill Ad Agency in Chicago, where he created some ad campaigns that you can view at his website. They’re unmistakable Swartzwelder humor.

    I usually buy the premium for donuts character/buildings every event but I particularly love this one. The Van Brunt & Churchill building is great and I’ve wanted the giant Lard Lad for a long time. I can’t wait to have him perpetually Going On a Rampage around my Springfield.

  8. I love this guy and am very happy to have him running around my Springfield now. His episode is a perennial favorite of mine so any reference to it works on me. The lack of a 24 hr task is odd, but I assume that’ll be fixed in an eventual update.

    “Just don’t look! Just don’t look!”

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