Homer and Mr. Burns get trapped in a snowed-in cabin during a company retreat.



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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Carl / Ranger / Smokey the Bear Robot / Park History Film Narrator / Drunk / Ranger McFadden (voice)
Smithers / Mr. Burns / Lenny (voice)


Burns takes his staff to Mount Useful for a team-building exercise,the object being to reach a cabin at the top. Paired with Homer,Burns cheats and they reach their destination but experience cabin fever when snowed in by an avalanche. Eventually Homer uses a propane stove to turn the cabin into a sled that sends them back to safety. Written by don @ minifie-1

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2 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Mr. Burns and Homer being trapped and going insane in a cabin partially refers to "In a Far Country", by Jack London where two men from such different backgrounds that they had nothing in common and they soon began to get on each other's nerves. See more »


Homer is wearing his green backpack when he and Burns get on the snowmobile to race to the cabin first, but it disappears when they get there. See more »


Bart: Sharing is a bunch of bull, too. And helping others. And what's all this crap I've been hearing about tolerance?
Homer: Hmm. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. But I think we have to go to the retreat anyway.
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"No Going Through The Window For Us."
14 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mountain of Madness is one of my three favorite Simpson Episodes ever. When this episode was made it was towards the end of when GREAT simpson episodes were being made. Most of season eight was great and season nine was pretty good but following season nine the show did go considerably downhill.

I love the plot of this episode. Whenever Mr. Burns is included as a central character the Episode for the most part is awesome. Especially when Burns is interacting with Homer. So to have an episode where Burns is trapped in a cabin with Homer following an avalanche is great. They just do not make episodes like this anymore.

Highlights of this film include Homer and Burns continuing to talk and creating more avalanches as well as Homer and Burns imagining what each others army would look like.

Overall a great episode, one of the three best and definitely the best episode of season eight.

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