The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 14

Das Bus

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 1998 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
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Das Bus
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On their way to a Model UN conference a Springfield Elementary school bus filled with Model UN members crashes onto an uncivilized island and with the children struggling to coexist and find common ground, a Lord of the Flies parody ensues.

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  • Lords of the fries

    7.0
    This is an interesting episode and by that mean that you as you are watching it you are not bored, but at the same time you are not enjoying it very much. At least, I did not. First of all, I have a problem with details and I know it is stupid because the Simpsons are just animations that are not trying to take themselves very seriously. For example, the bus jumps off of a bridge, dunks in the water and then floats to a small very tropical island! How? I know we don't know where exactly Springfield is located, but come on! It is just too wild.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the simpsons show the school bus is going on a fieldtrip thing is the school bus crashes and it goes into the water and the kids are stranded on a island and they have to build a place to live and make rules and have people in power and in this ep homer takes on bill gates but he gets crushed like a bug in this one and also the kids start to go at each other think someone ate the food during the night and they suspect it was one of them but thing was it was animal that ate the food. this was a good epmoreless
  • Das Bus

    10
    The kids of Springfield Elementary become stranded on an island and try to survive. Homer starts a computer business and is "bought out" by Bill Gates- who really just destroys the Simpsons' home with his thugs.



    The children try to find food, and a big fight makes everyone against Bart, Lisa and Milhouse, who literally have to run for their lives. But in the end, they find food- a wild boar they kill and eat.



    In the end, the children are rescued.. by oh let's say, Moe.



    A good episode, the ending is bad but funny at the same time. Grade: A+moreless
  • the students get trapped on a island and homer starts a useless business

    9.7
    the Springfield elementary school students go on a trip for a model U . N . club and get stuck on an island . they think that Milhouse stole the only food they had and it soon ends up to be a parody of Lord of the Flies . but it turns out that a boar ( as referred to as ' the monster ' ) stole it. meanwhile , homer realizes that every one is making money off the internet , so he starts an internet , uhh , something that would help people. but then Bill Gates buys him out and starts destroying his office.moreless
  • Great parody episode

    9.0
    Das Bus is my favorite parody episode of The Simpsons. It parodies Lord of the Flies a book i've recently read and a very famous one. It parodies it well in that people who are familiar with Lord of the Flies will get the references and others will enjoy it as well. The Simpsons parody episodes are mostly like this such as Cape Feare which is a great episode although I haven't seen the film Cape Fear. Unfortunately 24 Minutes wasn't like this and as someone who doesn't watch 24 I saw it as a weak episode.



    The episode is very enjoyable and fun to watch but the sub plot was poor and should have been removed to allow more in the main plot. I like how the characters fit in to the Lord of the Flies plot and it really worked well. But it could have been better and the sub plot drags it down to a 9.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

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

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

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

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

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

Jack Ong

Jack Ong

Chinese Fisherman

Guest Star

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Narrator

Guest Star

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

Recurring Role

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Skinner: Poland, tell us about your country's achievements.
      Milhouse: Well, I heard they sent a rocket to the sun once, at night, and then there was that submarine, with the screen door . . .

    • Bart: Wendell, I think this is the end.
      Lewis: I´m Lewis, (pointing to Wendell) he is Wendell.
      Bart: Whatever, tell Wendell I say goodbye.

    • Homer: Ah, can't make it in today, Mr. Smithers! I have smallpox! ...Well, it wasn't wiped out in MY house!

    • Homer: (to Bill Gates) Hey, you don't look so rich.
      Bill Gates: Don't let the haircut fool you, I'm exceedingly wealthy.
      Homer: Check out the bowl job, Marge.

    • Homer: Oh, they have the Internet on computers now!

    • Nelson: Kill the dorks!
      Lewis: Bash their butts!
      Terri: Kick their shins!
      All: Kill the dorks! Bash their butts!
      Lisa: Run a-way!

    • Milhouse: It's the monster!
      Bart: No, it's not, it's my tummy, I mean stomach...gut...crap factory!

    • Ralph: I eated the purple berries, ow, oh, waaah!
      Bart: How are they Ralph? Good?
      Ralph: They taste like...burning!

    • Homer: Compu-global-hyper-meganet, Junior Vice President Homer Simpson speaking, how may I direct your call? (hands the phone to Marge) It's Patty.

    • (Nelson, Bart and Ralph roll some fruit up to the front of the bus.)
      Nelson: Hey, Simpson, race ya!
      Bart: First one to the front of the bus gets Martin's lunch money!
      Martin: What!?
      Bart: Go Apple!
      Nelson: Go Orange!
      Ralph: Go Banana!

    • Ned: Maude and I sell religious foot rugs over the internet
      Homer: Internet, eh?
      Ned: Yes indeedy, making some good scratch too.
      Homer: Scratch, eh?
      Ned: Yep!
      Homer: Maude, eh?

    • Lisa: Point of order, if we want to learn anything we must...
      Bart: Point of odor, Lisa stinks!

    • Terri (or Sherri): Thanks a lot, Milhouse, now we're all gonna die because of you!

    • Skinner: Order! Do you kids want to be like the real UN? Or do you just want to squabble and waste time?

    • Otto: Great, I'm saved. Now we can go back and save the kids!
      Chinese Fisherman #1: (in chinese) Shall we make him a slave?
      Chinese Fisherman #2: (in chinese) Sure, you can never have enough slaves!

    • Narrator: So the children learned how to function as a society, and eventually they were rescued by, oh, let's say...Moe.

    • Janey: This is all Lisa's fault! She had the idea of that stupid UN club!
      Lisa: Hey, Martin stood for the motion. It's entirely his fault!
      Nelson: People, people, let's not blame each other. We all know this is Milhouse's fault!

    • Homer: Welcome to the Internet, my friend. How can I help you?
      Comic Book Guy: I'm interested in upgrading my 28.8 kilobaud Internet connection to a 1.5 megabit fiber optic T1 line. Will you be able to provide an IP router that's compatible with my Token Ring Ethernet LAN configuration?
      (Pause)
      Homer: Can I have some money now?

    • Troy McClure: (as Noah) Two creatures--
      God: Two of every creature!
      Troy McClure: (as Noah) Even stink beetles?
      God: Especially stink beetles!

    • Bart: It'll be like "The Swiss Family Robinson," but with more swearing. We'll live like kings. Damn, hell, ass kings!

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