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While the kids become stranded on a desert island, Homer attempts to cash in on the Internet.

Director:

Pete Michels

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Bill Gates / Foreign Guy on Boat (voice)
Harry Shearer ... God / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Otto / Ned Flanders (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Troy McClure (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lewis (voice)
Jack Ong ... Chinese Fisherman (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Lewis / Martin (voice)
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Storyline

Against Marge's wishes, the family stays up for a movie adaptation of "Noah's Ark," which turns out to be a very long (and bombastic) Troy McClure adaptation. The movie runs all night, and a very tired Bart and Lisa head off to school while Homer calls in sick, claiming that his family came down with smallpox. At school, Bart and Lisa are participating in a Model United Nations Club meeting (which doesn't go very well) before leaving for an excursion. During the trip, the children's antics cause an accident; Otto was trying to brake to avoid a steep hill, and when he finally is able to slam on the brakes, the juice from a grapefruit (which had been lodged beneath the brake pedal) squirts into Otto's eyes, blinding him and causing him to steer the bus off a high suspension bridge. The bridge plunges into a river. Otto swims away "for help," but is swept away by a tidal wave; he is later rescued by Chinese fishermen. The schoolchildren, meanwhile, escape the bus and are washed ashore on... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The couch gag was suggested by Dan Castellaneta's niece. See more »

Goofs

Before Bart goes to get the cooler of snacks from the bus, Bart takes Milhouse's inhaler and Milhouse says, "Hey, I need that to live", but his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. See more »

Quotes

[Bart has just described the island paradise he envisages]
Nelson: How many monkey butlers will there be?
Bart: One at first. But he'll train others.
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Connections

References True Lies (1994) See more »

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Bingo
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Traditional
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Lord of The Simpsons
25 June 2018 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

A good episode that sends up the Lord of the Flies novel with the Springfield kids stranded on an island and trying to survive. Lots of reference to the novel and generally one of the better episodes of Season 9


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