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 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
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
[Bart has just described the island paradise he envisages
How many monkey butlers will there be?
One at first. But he'll train others.
References Swiss Family Robinson
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