Itchy & Scratchy Land is an Itchy and Scratchy themed amusement park owned by Itchy and Scratchy International.
On its opening day, the robotic animatronics suddenly went berserk, as predicted by Professor Frink's chaos theory (although they did so much sooner than Frink expected, due to the latter making a mathematical error). The robots, originally programmed not to harm the guests, now ran amok trying to kill the guests and staff members, and everyone on the island was evacuated, save for the Simpsons, who were in the theme park at the time and were denied entry into one of the escape choppers due to Homer and Bart constantly humiliating an Itchy actor. Having obtained the robots' sensitivity to flash photography as an advantage, they used cameras from a nearby store to defeat the robots, saving themselves and Itchy & Scratchy Land.
An European counterpart opened in France called Euro-Itchy & Scratchy Land, though it suffered a very poor attendance rate.
Like the TV show, Itchy & Scratchy Land contains a huge amount of simulated violence, and the park was noted as the "Violentest Place on Earth". According to theme park associates, this was supposedly to educate children about the consequences of deadly mayhem.
Itchy & Scratchy Land sits on an island with the faces of Itchy and Scratchy carved onto the rock, and the theme park on top. Guests access the park by helicopter after parking their cars at a car park in the mainland. The car park has two parking lots: the Itchy lot and the Scratchy lot.
The park is made out of four "lands": Torture Land, Explosion Land, Searing Gas Pain Land, and Unnecessary Surgery Land. Rides and attractions include:
- The Head Basher
- Blood Bath
- The Nauseator
- Itchy's Mine Field
- Log Ride
- Soarin' Over Springfield
- Itchy & Scratchy's Injury 500
- Tavern on the Scream
There is an attraction called The Roger Meyers Story, detailing the story of Roger Meyers Sr., the creator of Itchy and Scratchy.
The park also contains a "Parents Island" exclusively for parents, where parents can "consume alcoholic beverages, learn new recipes, hammock-loafing, watch hours of television, or delude themselves into living in the 70's again". The island contains Itchy's 70's Disco and "T.G.I. McScratchy's Goodtime Fooddrinkery", where parents can relive New Years Eve over and over.
The park has a restaurant with all the menu choices in the form of violent names. For example, the cheeseburger is called the "Brain Burger" and the "Baby Guts" is another name for veal. Shops in the park include a gift shop selling "Bort" license plates, a penny arcade, and a camera shop. The park also has a daycare center with a large ball pit, and its own fire station. It is reported that the park contains the "finest Amusement-Park-run ER and triage center" in the state, with a 95% survival rate.
Every day at 12 noon, there is a "Robot Parade" with animatronic replicas of Itchy and Scratchy, anthropomorphic bombs and weapons and costumed characters. The robotic Itchy and Scratchys are programmed to attack each other while not harming the guests, instead spraying fake blood at them. The animatronics are extremely sensitive to flash photography.
All park operations are controlled at a command center deep underground. The underground complex contains a detention center and a repair center for the animatronic robots.
Behind the Laughter
Itchy & Scratchy Land is a parody of Disneyland, complete with a similar park layout and similar attractions, and the fact that its European counterpart fails to attract the expected number of customers.
The park being located on an Island, as well as Professor Frink's prediction via chaos theory, were both references to Jurassic Park. Also, the robots going wild and being taken down by cameras is a reference to Westworld.
- Episode – "Itchy & Scratchy Land"
- Episode – "Mommie Beerest"
- Episode – "Bart's New Friend"
- Episode – "To Courier with Love" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Dad Behavior"
- Video game – The Simpsons: Tapped Out
- Comic story – Two Tickets to Heck
- Book – The Simpsons Guide to Springfield
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