The Simpsons: Season 1, Episode 7

The Call of the Simpsons (18 Feb. 1990)

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Jealous of Ned Flanders' new RV, Homer purchases one of his own, but the family's trip into the wilderness soon goes awry.

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Episode cast overview:
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Homer Simpson / TV Anchorman (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Todd Flanders / Boy / Scientist #2 (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Ned Flanders / TV Anchorman / Interviewer / Bear Remover / Captor #2 / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Scientist (voice)
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Camper #1 / Cameraman / Ranger / Captor #1 / Captor #3 / Scientist #3 (voice)
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Cowboy Bob (voice) (as A. Brooks)
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Camper #2 / Reporter (voice)
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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 ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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2d animation | killer rabbit

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Signs at Bob's RV Roundup include: "We'd rather make a friend...(followed by a smiley face) than a profit (followed by a frowny face.)", "We give credit to everyone.", "Bankruptcy, shmankruptcy!", and "No credit? Good!" See more »

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The fence between the Simpsons' and Flanderses' yard is missing. See more »

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Lisa Simpson: Remember, Dad. The handle of the big dipper points to the north star.
Homer: That's nice, Lisa, but we're not in astronomy class. We're in the woods.
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The Happy Wanderer
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Composed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Quite Funny and Engaging!
29 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The seventh episode in the first season, "The Call of the Simpsons" is a much better episode than the previous one and does not lack in gags or jokes. I liked the adventures of Bart and Homer have with each other as they have some bonding time. I also liked the scenes involving Maggie and the grizzly bears. And finally, the guest voice appearance by Albert Brooks is great as he was very enjoyable as Cowboy Bob.

In this episode, because Homer is jealous of Ned Flander's new RV, he goes out to purchase one. Because of his bad credit rating, he can only get a broken-down one. As the Simpsons head out camping, they lose the RV over a cliff. As they try to survive in the wild, Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot and Maggie gets to live with bears.

Overall, this is a way happier and funnier episode. I loved the interplay between Maggie and the bears, but also Homer and Bart. Also, the scenes that has scientists arguing whether Homer is a human or beast is nothing but a laugh riot. This is a very good episode and is one of the best ones yet. I rate this episode 9/10.


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