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Das Bus 

While the kids become stranded on a desert island, Homer attempts to cash in on the Internet.

Director:

Pete Michels

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Bill Gates / Foreign Guy on Boat (voice)
Harry Shearer ... God / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Otto / Ned Flanders (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Troy McClure (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Lewis (voice)
Jack Ong Jack Ong ... Chinese Fisherman (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Wendell / Sherri / Terri / Lewis / Martin (voice)
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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 <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a reference to the 1981 German film "Das Boot". See more »

Goofs

When Bart gets a bag of OREOs from the cooler, it turns to cookies when Lisa takes it off him. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: Oh, they have the internet on computers now!
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Connections

Spoofs Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

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99 Bottles of Beer
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Traditional
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Survivor Meets The Simpsons
11 January 2008 | by MadDogAbbeySee 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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