Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a rebellious daughter, twin sons, and a half-dead dog, he's also got a nice job with the city in New Jersey. He's a mass transit engineer. But one day Arlo is fired so he must try to get another job. He finds a similar one to his old one, except it's in Boise, Idaho. Sounds good to Arlo, so he can finally get away from his insane neighbor who has a lawn mower the size of Pennsylvania. Only problem, how to break it to the family? The decision is soon made: they're moving. Now they've got to sell their house which has hilarious results, so now they need to get movers. Two former cons now movers show up with King Kong Bundy. Now, they gotta find a new house in Idaho. They soon find their dream house, so they return to New Jersey and head off to Boise. Arlo hires a man (Dana Carvey) to drive his SAAB to Idaho, not knowing he's a man of eight personalities. And if that isn't bad enough, their new house is not what they expected, and ... Written by
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As the Pears are moving, one of the movers mentions that it is Mardi Gras time. Mardi Gras takes place in the winter. However, both New Jersey and Idaho appear to be experiencing a curiously warm winter since all of the people are wearing summer-type clothing and all of the lawns are green. See more
I'm not moving to Idaho. No fucking way.
Hey! That's a quarter in the swear jar, young lady.
[Begins putting money into the swear jar as she speaks
Okay, there's no God damn way I'm God damn moving to Ida-son of a bitch, shit eating-ho.
Referenced in See No Evil, Hear No Evil