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
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Did You Know?
The scene where Skinner bangs his shoe on the desk is based on a 1960 U.N. meeting where Nikita Kruschev allegedly banged his shoe on the desk in protest of a statement by Lorenzo Sumlong regarding the Soviet Union's effect on Eastern Europe. See more
Homer doesn't fully understand what the internet is, and that it can be accessed by a computer until he reads about it in a book. Yet, earlier on, he somehow had a pop-up add online that catches Comic Book Guy's attention. See more
Good luck, Ralphy. If your nose starts bleeding, it means you're picking it too much. Or not enough.
References Suddenly, Last Summer