The Simpsons

Season 5 Episode 8

Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1993 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.