The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 8

Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1993 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
275 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

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.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
  • perfect

    what i liked- the ending (when i first saw this, i was confused and thought there was a part 2...), Ernest Borgnine's appearance, Bart and Milhouse singing about how great Springfield is, Milhouse apparently having shaved a bad word in his hair, "Godspeed, little doodle", Bartbeing in junior campers because he did not want to take the test in class, etc.

    great episode. tons of humorous parts and Ernest Borgnine was terrific guest star, even if he did not have many lines. A+ episode, no doubt in my mindmoreless
  • Very Funny.

    This is one of my favorites of the season. Homer was a complete jerk during the entire episode, which for once was funny. Some of the funniest parts were when he lost the peanut and found the twenty dollars and said that twenty dollars can be used to buy many peanuts. Another funny part was when he did the whole leader of the weiner patrol thing. Overall, I think this was a really good episode. 10/10moreless
  • Perfect

    In this episode, Bart goes a sugar rush, and has a subsequent hangover-like headache the next day (like alcohol!?) and discovers in terror, that he joined the Junior Campers! At first he's reluctant to the idea, but he warms up to it when he's able to use a pocket knife. But then, there's the father-son rafting trip, and Bart is scared Homer will screw it up. This episode had so many great moments like, Dr.Hibbert saving the man from a blown up appendix, the pocket knife burning up the raft rather than popping it, and the "10 do's and 500 don't's of Pocket Knives", bu the best had to be Homer's convo with his brain about the use of money. Overall, a perfect, funny hilarious episode all the waymoreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the simpsons bart and milhouse go to the kewik mart and order a huge extra syropsquishee and things start to go crazy and they go wild and stat to sing song about the town and then they go to the shopping mall and stuff and then after that they wake up and it turns out they signed up for thcub scouts.and the sons acompany in the father and son rafting trip and this was a funny ep and it had some good moments and that is why i picked this ep to get a good rating.moreless
  • This episode rocked!

    Bart accidently joins the Junior Campers because he was on an all night squisie bender. He thinks it's too lame till he gets to handel a pocket knife and learn how to trap wild animals (And by wild animals I mean Homer). They soon get lost durning a father-son rafting trip, and the part where they're out at sea is just one of the best moments of this episode. Homer ruins everything (Of course), but comes to the rescue when he smells Krusty Burgers at an off shore Krusty Burger. In the end, Bart and the rest chose the right path for the rest of the Junior Campers get caught in a Friday the 13th camp.moreless
Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine


Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

    • Bart, Lisa, and Homer are watching TV when Lisa tells Bart that television does not have to be 100% accurate. A second Homer then walks past the window.

    • Martin's favorite video game is "My Dinner with Andre."

    • On his sash, Bart has badges for: Archery, Debt Collecting, Embalming, TV Trivia, and Patch Forgery

    • Everyone in the arcade is queued up for the Terminator game.

    • Bart practices his scouting skills by using setting a pair of booby traps against Homer. In the first one, he gets snagged into a snare trap in the kitchen. In the second, he falls into a pit just outside the garage.

  • 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.

    • Ned: Well, it's Bart Simpson...come on in! You're just in time for "Sponge Bath the Old Folks" Day!
      Jasper: Help yourself...but stay above the equator!

    • Nelson: What's in the bag, wuss? (grabs it from Bart) Oh, look, Campers Pampers.
      (Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney appear, and they start to play "Keep Away.")
      Bart: Yeah, whatever. (walks away)
      Jimbo: Uh You better pretend you want your uniform back, twerp!
      (The bullies begin to play "Keep Away" again.)
      Bart: Oh, no. Woe is me. My precious uniform.

    • Bart: Oh, man, how are we supposed to kill the rest of the afternoon?
      Bum: You mustn't kill time, boys, you must cherish it. Seize the day! … Can I have some change to go get loaded?

    • Bart: Aw, I'm out of money.
      Milhouse: Don't say that out loud.
      (Security men watching them on TV screens.)
      Security Man: Caucasian males out of money in sector four. Go to code red.

    • Ned Flanders: I guess now we know why they call them rapids and not 'slow-pids', huh?
      Bart: Ha ha ha!
      Homer: (to Bart) You are not my son!

    • Homer: Ooh, floor pie!

    • Dr. Hibbert: Don't thank me - thank the knife!

    • Bart: Boy, a man on a Squishee bender can sure do some crazy things.

    • Homer: Aw, twenty dollars? I wanted a peanut!
      Homer's Brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts.
      Homer: Explain how!
      Homer's Brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services.

    • Homer: Ah, finally a little quiet time to read some of my old favorites... Honey-roasted peanuts. Ingredients: Salt, artificial honey-roasting agents, pressed peanut sweepings...

    • (Krusty Burger in the middle of the sea)
      Guy: We tried to tell you these are unmanned oil rigs.
      Krusty: Ah, close the damn thing down, no one's ever going to come.
      Homer: (bursts in door) Give me 700 Krusty Burgers!
      Squeaky-Voiced Teen: Do you want fries with that?
      (Homer digs into a big pile of burgers)
      Bart: You did it, Dad! You saved us!
      Homer: (mouth full) Go away. Eating.

    • Ned Flanders: We're done for, we're done-diddly done for, we're done-diddly-doodily, done diddly-doodily, done diddly-doodly, done diddly-doodily!
      Homer: Flanders! Snap out of it!

    • Chief Wiggum: I keep telling you lady, your father and son have to be missing for a week before we can start searching. I'd like to help sooner, I would, but we're very very busy down here! (plays chess)

    • Homer: So how was jerk practice, boy? Did they teach you how to sing to trees, or build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs? Huh? (chair falls apart on him) D'oh! Stupid poetic justice…
      Bart: Actually, we were just planning the father-son river rafting trip…
      Homer: (chuckles) You don't have a son.

    • Marge: (to Bart) I know you think the junior campers are "square" and "uncool", but they also do a lot of neat things, like sing-alongs and flag ceremonies.
      Homer: Marge! Don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.

    • Barney: I don't know where you magic pixies came from, but I like your pixie drink!

    • Marge: Homer, I have to go out to pick up something for dinner.
      Homer: Steak?
      Marge: Money's too tight for steak.
      Homer: Steak?
      Marge: Eh, sure... steak.

    • Ned: (to cheese doodle) Godspeed, little doodle.

    • Bart: Okay, we're young, rich, and full of sugar. What do we do?
      Milhouse: Let's go crazy, Broadway-style!
      Bart and Milhouse: (singing) Springfield, Springfield, it's a hell of a town; the schoolyard's up and the shopping mall's down; the stray dogs go to the animal pound. Springfield, Springfield! Springfield, Springfield!
      Sailor: New York, New York!
      Bart: New York is that a-way man!
      Sailor: Thanks kid!
      Bart and Milhouse: It's a hell of a town!

    • Homer: Hey, there's a New Mexico.

    • Flanders: Here you go, your rubber training knife. You've attained the rank of "Pussywillow."

    • Homer: Mmm... free goo.

  • 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.


    • 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.

    • Moleman: You call that a knife? This is a knife!
      This line is taken directly from cult Australian 1986 film Crocodile Dundee.

    • New York, New York
      Bart and Milhouse's "Springfield, Springfield" song is a parody of a similar song in the 1977 film New York, New York.

    • Episode Title: Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood
      The title is a take on the 1991 film Boyz N the Hood.