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Ned Flanders shows off his newly purchased (and monstrous) motor home to the Simpsons. In a fit of oneupmanship, Homer decides he needs one too. Homer's credit is very poor, but he wants that motor home, so he buys one whose oil is leaking and appears to be held together by chicken wire and duct tape. With their new motor home, Homer takes the family on an outing in the woods. Homer quickly loses his way and everyone bails from the motor home just before it tumbles into a large ravine. The family is forced to rough it the rest of the way. Maggie becomes separated from the family and takes refuge with a family of bears. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart lose their clothing and have to wear leaves. Homer quickly falls into a stream and becomes covered with mud. A couple staying in the woods, concluding that what they've seen is Bigfoot, takes a picture of Homer and sends it to a TV station. Soon, the woods are crawling with media representatives, hoping to get their own glimpse. A park ranger ...
Did You Know?
This was the first Simpsons episode to be shown in the UK. See more
The fence between the Simpsons' and Flanderses' yard is missing. See more
And remember not to act afraid. Animals can smell fear and they don't like it!
Referenced in The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy
The Happy Wanderer
Composed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller
Performed by Dan Castellaneta See more