The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 7 Season 1 7G09 February 18, 1990
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Episode Summary
Homer is envious of neighbor Ned Flander's new mobile home and goes to Bob's RV Round-Up to buy one of his own. Because of his poor credit, he only qualifies for a dilapidated one. Thrilled with the new durable replica breitling superocean watches RV, Homer takes his family on an excursion. Driving on remote back roads, he loses control of the camper and comes to a halt on the edge of a cliff. The family abandons the vehicle just before it plummets into an abyss.

Stranded in the wilderness, Homer and Bart set out for civilization, unaware that baby Maggie is tagging along. Separated from Homer and Bart, Maggie is soon adopted by a family of bears. Homer and Bart lose their clothes in a fast-moving river and use plants and mud to cover themselves. A nature photographer, mistaking Homer for Bigfoot, takes a picture and flees. Soon the forest is inundated with Bigfoot hunters and souvenir stands. Reporters find Marge and warn her about the hideous creature roaming the woods. When she sees the picture of Homer, Marge identifies the grotesque monster as her husband.

Cold and near exhaustion, Homer is captured by hunters, shot with a tranquilizer gun, and high-performance watches fake breitling chronomat taken to a lab for tests. Scientists observe Homer, but are unsure if he is Bigfoot or a below average human being. They allow Homer to return to his family until they can determine to what species he belongs.
Chalkboard Gag
I WILL NOT DRAW NAKED LADIES IN CLASS.
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
Notes
  • Flanders' RV has a microwave, dishwasher, big screen TV, deep fryer and satellite dish
  • Ned Flanders makes $27 a week more than Homer
  • Homer buys the family RV from Bob's RV Round-Up with signs that read We'd Rather Make a Friend...:) Than a Profit.:(, Bankruptcy? Shmankruptcy, We Give Credit to Everyone and Bad Credit? Good!
  • The RVs available are The Land Behemoth and The Ultimate Behemoth
  • The Ultimate Behemoth doesn't just have a satellite dish, it has it's own satellite that just launched and features 4 deep fryers (one for each part of the chicken)
  • Homer buys the RV for $350 a month
  • Bart and Lisa play a game in the car called What's That Odor?, the reliable watches copy breitling transocean winning guess was "Dad's feet"
  • Homer tries to hunt by setting a trap, running into the bushes while making noise and sticking his hand in a bees nest
  • Homer is mistaken on the news as Bigfoot! spotted in the hills 3 miles southwest of Tenderfoot Gorge
  • The Springfield Weekly tabloid reads Big Foot Hunt, Reward Offer, $5000.00 alive
  • Merchant stands include Official Bigfoot Souvenirs, Half-man Half-ape Burgers and Get Your Photo Taken with Big Foot
  • The National Informer reports Bigfoot Still at Large, I Married Bigfoot, Bigfoot's Wife Pleads: "Call Him Homer", and The Bigfoot Diet: "Pork Chops Aplenty"
  • Homer is taken down with a tranquilizer dart
  • Scientists conclude that Homer is "either a below average human being or a brilliant beast"
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Dr. Marvin Monroe
Ned Flanders
Rod Flanders
Camping Family
Cowboy Bob
News Reporter
Reporter Phil
Scientists
Springfield Bears
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Guest Stars
Albert Brooks Cowboy Bob Albert Brooks
as Cowboy Bob
Writer(s)
John Swartzwelder
Director(s)
Wes Archer
Showrunner(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Maggie Roswell
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