The Simpsons: Season 9, Episode 14

Das Bus (15 Feb. 1998)

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

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Cast

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Bill Gates / Foreign Guy on Boat (voice)
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Troy McClure (voice)
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Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Lewis / Martin (voice)
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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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The whole episode is loosely based on the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, with some incidents from the novel being depicted: the use of spectacles to create fire, the use of the conch, the "monster", and their chant of "Kill the dorks, bash their butts, kick their shins" is reminiscent of "Kill the beast, spill its blood, cut its throat." See more »

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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 »

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Homer Simpson: [reading an envelope in his mailbox] "Flancrest Enterprizses"?
Ned Flanders: Oops. That's for me. Flancrest Enterprises is my home business,
Homer Simpson: You liar! You don't have a home business! Why would you make up a lie like that?
Ned Flanders: No, it's true. Maude and I sell religious hook rugs over the internet.
Homer Simpson: Internet, eh?
Ned Flanders: Yes, indeedy. Making some good scratch too.
Homer Simpson: Scratch, eh?
Ned Flanders: Yep.
Homer Simpson: Maude, eh?
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References True Lies (1994) See more »

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O Canada
by Calixa Lavallée and Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Survivor Meets The Simpsons
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I love episodes of The Simpsons that involve them going on a great adventure and getting lost or at a Mystery Location, it's hard to describe but all I can say is this episode is a great one.

After Otto crashes the School bus into the ocean the Kids of Springfield Elementary must survive on an island, with traitors, Tribal war, a hunt, a Trial, it makes u think of Survivor Simpsons Style.

Off the Island Homer gets inspired to make money off of the internet and gets a visit from Bill Gates!

Filled with great scenes and moments that will stick with you through anything you see with an Island or even a School bus!

A fun, hilarious Episode to watch over and over....


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