The Simpsons (1989– )
2 user

Fland Canyon 

0:23 | Trailer
Maggie will not go to sleep, so Homer tells her a bedtime story about when the Simpsons and the Flanders went to the Grand Canyon together.


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





Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... (voice)
Harry Shearer ... (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders (voice)


When Maggie won't go to sleep homer tells her a story about the time when he and Flanders went on a vacation on the Grand Canyon but when there tour guide falls off the ledge - they are lost alone. In this episode we see the Simpsons and Flanders bond in times of crisis.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The music that plays as the family rides down into the canyon is from the 'Grand Canyon Suite' by Ferde Grofé Sr., which could be considered another Disneyland reference: It's the same song played on the Disneyland Railroad while passing through the Grand Canyon, which is the only locale in the entire park where the animals are not animatronic. See more »


In Homer's flashback, Maude Flanders is still alive. There is one scene where he pulls out his touchscreen smartphone and says he has no bars. Maude Flanders died in the year 2000, but no one carried cell phones like the one Homer carried while Maude was alive (the most popular cell phone in 1999 was the Nokia 3310). See more »


Homer Simpson: From now on we're staying at the Hyatt regencies
Bart Simpson: You're banned from there dad
Homer Simpson: Not as Hagwar Swanson!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Simpsons become different Disney characters: Maggie as 1920s era Minnie Mouse, Lisa as Cinderella, Marge as Snow White, Homer as Baloo and Bart as Sorcerer Mickey who zaps everyone back to normal. See more »


Spoofs Steamboat Willie (1928) See more »


The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Composed by Paul Dukas
See more »

User Reviews

A Fun Flanders Episode with a Lot of Heart,
6 June 2016 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Fland Canyon is a terrific Simpsons episode with a very well written plot and a ton of funny scenes. It's an interesting set up as we are taken back in time to when the Simpsons went on a trip to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders, it was a wise choice to do this as they were able to play around with things that they could not do had it been set in present day, such as being able to allow Maggie Roswell reprise her role as Maude Flanders. I did feel that the characters were a bit "out of sync" at times, I understand that this is because it is a different time in their lives, but when Marge and Homer say or do something they never would usually, it did throw me out of the episode a little. I loved the relationship which is formed between the Simpsons and the Flanders here, as we see them working together in order to stay alive, it added a lot of depth and I would love to see the two families head off on another adventure in the future, the dynamics between them are very different, which is why it works so well. A lot of laughs and heart, Fland Canyon is certainly an enjoyable Simpsons.

A crisis brings the Simpsons closer with the Flanders during a vacation to the Grand Canyon.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

24 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed