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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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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Troy McClure (voice)
Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Lewis / Martin (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Lewis (voice)
Jack Ong ...
Chinese Fisherman (voice)


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 <>

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Animation | Comedy


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15 February 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The couch gag was suggested by Dan Castellaneta's niece. See more »


At Milhouse's trial, Nelson and Terri disappear at one point. See more »


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 »


O Canada
by Calixa Lavallée and Robert Stanley Weir
Performed by Nancy Cartwright
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Survivor Meets The Simpsons
11 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

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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