New Year's 2000 is approaching, and Spooner Street is preparing for a big holiday bash. When Peter hears about the impending disaster of Y2K, however, he panics and locks the family in the basement. His fears turn out to be well-founded when the world's computer systems go haywire and civilization is destroyed by atomic blasts. After digging out of the rubble, the family decides to travel to the Natick Twinkie factory in the hopes of finding food and building a new town. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
This is the only episode to be rated PG in the UK (for DVD release; there is no TV content rating system in the UK. Most episodes are rated 15; the rest are 12s.) See more
(at around 6 mins) The world map on the monitor spells out "Happy New Year", with the Y slightly misshapen. A few seconds later, the Y is not misshapen, even though one of the generals point out that it is. See more
[Peter has just eaten all the dehydrated food rations
Peter, you just ate a year's worth of food!
Huh. What a waste of money. I'm still hungry.
[Peter drinks a glass of water, then immediately balloons to several times his size
Everybody leave. I have to poop. *NOW!*
[the family runs away
References Duck Soup