The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 8

Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood (18 Nov. 1993)

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After joining the Junior Campers while on a sugar high, Bart reluctantly invites Homer to accompany him on the group's annual father-son rafting trip, which soon goes awry.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Fleeing Man / New York Singer / Barney Gumble / Hans Moleman / Man With Exploding Appendix / Father #2 / Krusty the Clown / Squeaky-Voiced Teen (voice)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Junior Camper / Kearney (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Strongman / Arcade Security #2 / Homeless Man / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Snake / Moe Szyslak / Father #1 / Captain McCallister / Chief Wiggum / Lou / Krusty's Assistant (voice)
Andre / George H. W. Bush / Arcade Security #1 / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Jasper / Dr. Hibbert / Scratchy (voice)
Ernest Borgnine (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice)
Warren (voice)
Martin Prince / Son (voice)


Bart wakes up after a sugar bender to find that he has joined the Junior Campers. Although he hates the club at first, he eventually grows to enjoy it. When a father/son rafting trip is announced, Homer unwittingly strands the group at sea. Written by Mike

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Ernest Borgnine wasn't too familiar with the show when he was asked to be a guest star. But his grandchildren were fans so he accepted the offer. See more »


Homer: Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals... except the weasel.
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »


Performed by Ernest Borgnine
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"Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood" is one of the best due to incorporating real-life situations and an overall man versus nature masterpiece.
17 June 2011 | by (Planet Namek) – See all my reviews

Bart and Milhouse accidentally join the junior campers… who are led by Ned Flanders. Homer doesn't want to participate in the father-son river-rafting trip, but eventually oblige. This is likely one of the best episodes in season 5. During this father-son rafting trip… Homer botches things up again and Homer, Bart, Flanders, and Flanders' son are stranded in the middle of the ocean… with barely any food to eat or water to drink. Homer says there's plenty of water, unaware of the difference between salt water and pure water. Meanwhile, the other team of junior campers is led by Ernest Borgnine… who sees his pocket knife has been taken from him (by Homer) as he encounters one treacherous situation after another. Homer tries to fish while they are lost at sea, but is unsuccessful. Homer ends up using up all their supplies, including their flares, as well as accidentally piercing their raft with a pocket knife. As they are sinking and dying, they stumble upon a Krusty Burger joint in the middle of the ocean… and they are saved from the brink of death by mere dumb luck. In the end, we see Ernest Borgnine telling the rest of the children a tale while they are sitting around a campfire in the middle of the night… and he is attacked by what appears to be a deadly bear from a first person angle. This was an awesome episode with brilliant and exciting twists and turns… as well as a unique plot and life-threatening situations that make it a purely gritty and severe survival episode. Very well written.

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