The Simpsons

Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 11/18/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Bart and Milhouse find $20 which they use to go on a Squishee bender in downtown Springfield. With no memories of what accured, Bart is shocked to find out he joined the Junior Campers. Now a full fledged member, he must attend the father son rafting trip with Homer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan McGrath

  • Jeffrey Lynch

  • Ernest Borgnine


  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

  • Hank Azaria

    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Aug 18, 2011

  • Very Funny.

    By Sami5118, Aug 01, 2011

  • Perfect

    By Southparkfa, Jul 14, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 18, 2010

  • This episode rocked!

    By Mungdaal99, Dec 07, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Homer: Oh, what does it matter? We're doomed! Ned: (Sees a seagull) Wrong, we're saved! Seagulls always stay near land! They only go out to sea to die! (The seagull squawks as it lands in the water and dies.) Homer: Woo-hoo! See that, boy?! Your old man was right, not Flanders! We are doomed! (Points to Ned) In your face, Flanders!

    • Homer: Son, there was something I was going to give you at the end of this trip, but since we may not survive, I want you to have it now. Bart: A real Swiss Army knife! Cool! Homer: I stole it from that Borgnine guy. (Scene switches to the other campers confronted with a bear.) Ernest Borgnine: Don't worry, kids! I'll take care of him with my trusty… (searches for his knife)…er, er, um, er, uh, hmm.

    • Captain McCallister: Arr, here be a fine vessel, the yarest river-going boat there be. Homer: I'll take it! (The raft sinks.) Captain McCallister: (Sadly) Arr, I don't know what I'm doing.

    • Bart: (Thinking) Look, Homer won't want to go, so just ask him and he'll say no. Then it'll be his fault. Homer: (Thinking) I don't want to go, so if he asks me to go, I'll just say, yes! Homer's Brain: Wait! Are you sure that's how this sort of thing works? Homer: Shut up, brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip! Bart: (Through clenched teeth) Dad, I really want you to come on this trip with me. Homer: (Through clenched teeth) Bart, I'd be delighted to go on your trip with you. Bart & Homer: D'oh!

    • Homer: Well, if it isn't the leader of the wiener patrol, boning up on his nerd lessons. Marge: Homer, you should be more supportive. Homer: You're right, Marge. Good work, boy. (ruffles his hair while Marge leaves)(singing) Egghead likes his booky-books! Marge: Homer! Homer: Just tucking him in.

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    Notes (2)

    • Itchy & Scratchy: "Aah! Wilderness!" Itchy ties Scratchy to the ground and uses him as a shelter to the thunder storm. Scratchy is then struck by lightning multiple times.

    • Blackboard Joke: None. Couch Gag: The family runs into a darkened living room and take their places. The lights come on and the eye-less bodies enter, taking their assigned places on the couch. The bodies lean forward and the eyes pop into the socket as usual.

    Trivia (10)

    • While the bullies are playing Keep-Away Jimbo's shirt changes from black to white, and then back again in two simultaneous scenes.

    • The song that Homer sings with the walkman is "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies in 1969.

    • Ms. Botz, the Baby-Sitter Bandit and Fat Tony appear on wanted posters in Chief Wiggum's office.

    • The sign out side the door of the Junior Camper Meeting rooms says: JUNIOR CAMPERS MEETING ROOM. Not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

    • Goof: When Bart and Milhouse first go the Kwik-E-Mart for the squishy, the two flavors are red and purple. When Apu goes to pour the squishy, they are now both purple, and then when he's done, the two colors are purple and green.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Six Million Dollar Man The scene with Apu making the Super Squishee parodies the 1974 film, Six Million Dollar Man.

    • Homer: Water, water, every where, so let's all have a drink. This is a reference to the famous epic poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." The actual line, which is possibly the most famous line in English literature, "Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink."

    • Good Morning, Vietnam In the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam, Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) meets a soldier from New York and jokes that the guy became intoxicated, went to get a tattoo and next thing he knew he was in the Army. This scenario is very similar to what happens to Bart, except for a few minor details -- the city is a parody of New York, the tattoo was a rub-on, and the intoxicating agent was sugar instead of alcohol. Also Bart joined a Scout-type group instead of the Army.

    • Deliverance When Homer and the other fathers are seperated during the father-son rafting trip, the other fathers float through a dark and gloomy swampy area looking nervous. The banjo music playing in the background and the hillbilly chuckling, hiding, and watching them is an obvious reference to the 1972 film Deliverance, which was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

    • Friday the 13th At the very end of the episode, when the other campers find the abandoned summer camp, you can hear the music that you would hear in the 1980 film Friday the 13th when Jason stalks somebody. The camp they found was Camp Crystal Lake.

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