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



(created by), (developed by) | 3 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

2d animation | See All (1) »


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 February 1997 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Carl: According to the map the cabin should be right here.
Lenny: Hey, maybe there is no cabin. Maybe it's one of them, uh, metaphorical things.
Carl: Oh yeah, yeah. Like, maybe the cabin is the place inside each of us created by our goodwill and teamwork.
Lenny: Oh.
Lenny: They said there'd be sandwiches.
See more »


References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: