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Soylent Green

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This article is about the real-life film. For the food product seen in the Simpsons universe, see Soylent Green.

Soylent Green is a thriller film released in 1973 starring Charlton Heston. It takes place in a dystopian future where the Earth is heavily overpopulated and half of the world's food supply is produced by Soylent Industries, whose most nutritious product is Soylent Green. The film's protagonist, Detective Frank Thorn, investigates a murder connected to Soylent Industries, and eventually learns that Soylent Green is made from people. The plot was loosely based on the 1966 novel Make Room, Make Room by Harry Harrison.

References to Soylent Green in The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Itchy & Scratchy Movie Soylent Green.png 4 65 "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" In a flashforward sequence, a man buys Soylent Green to eat at the Aztec Theater. Homer notices and comments "Mmm... Soylent Green".
Treehouse of Horror V Soylent Green.png 6 109 "Treehouse of Horror V" Similar to the plot of Soylent Green, in the "Nightmare Cafeteria" segment, the staff at Springfield Elementary School turn to cannibalism to solve the problem of overpopulation in the detention room.
Old Man and the Lisa Soylent Green.png 8 174 "The Old Man and the Lisa" When Lisa discovers Mr. Burns is using recycling to create Slurry from animals, she attempts to warn the townspeople in a scene based on the finale to Soylent Green when Frank Thorn tries to warn everyone that Soylent Green is made of people. This same sequence also references Invasion of the Body Snatchers.[1]
Bart to the Future Soylent Green.png 11 243 "Bart to the Future" In the future, Homer offers Bart Soylent Green, but Ralph comments that it's made of people.
Dead People Refreshments.png 13 270 "Treehouse of Horror XII" In the "Wiz Kids" segment, during the Springwart's School of Magicry magic recital, Principal Skinner jokingly introduces Lisa as "A second-grade sorceress so powerful, she made tonight's refreshments out of dead people!", which elicits groans of disgust from the audience.
Million-Dollar Abie Soylent Green.png 17 372 "Million-Dollar Abie" The euthanasia clinic is based on the one from Soylent Green, including the viewing of a film with music playing in the background.
Holidays of Future Passed Soylent Green 1.png
Holidays of Future Passed Soylent Green 2.png
23 495 "Holidays of Future Passed" In the future, Soylent Brown is sold at the Kwik-E-Mart and Soylent Green is also advertised.


Picture Comic issue Story name Reference
IotBS Dracula.png Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #3 The Immigration of the Body Snatchers Dracula warns everyone that Duff Beer is made out of people.
Prankster's Helper.png Bart Simpson #28 Prankster's Helper On the cereal nutrition facts label, Soylent Green is listed as 5g.
Discount Soylent.png Chief Wiggum's Felonious Funnies #1 Future Cop! A storefront advertises "Discount Soylent".

Video games[edit]

Picture Game Reference
The Simpsons: Tapped Out In the Tutorial Gameplay, one of the missions is titled Soylent Bean.
Tapped Out Soylent Green and Slurm CBG.png Comic Book Guy asks to buy Soylent Green and Slurm.
Soilant Red Factory.png The Superheroes 2 content update introduces a Soilant Red Factory.


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