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The Simpsons: Simpsons Tall Tales

When Homer refuses to pay a five dollar airport tax to fly to Delaware, the family is forced to ride in a livestock car of a train instead. There they meet a singing hobo who tells three tall tales: Homer as giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, Lisa as apple advocate Connie Appleseed, and Bart and Nelson as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Episode Info

Episode number: 12x21
Production Number: CABF17
Airdate: Sunday May 20th, 2001

  • Currently 6.7/10
6.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Frank Welker
voiced Various Critters
Karl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Marcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Tress MacNeille
voiced Various
Main Cast
Dan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: I should not be twenty-one by now

Couch: A repeat of the couch gag from "Missionary Impossible" where the couch is the bench at a subway station and the family sits down, only to board the next subway car and leave the couch empty.

Episode Quotes
Hobo: Ahem! I believe I told three stories!
Homer: Aww! I'll meet you in Wilmington.
Hobo: Close the Door. (Door Closes)
Homer: Raise your arm....OK the other one.....
Hobo: You know I do...400 Sit ups a day!.....
Homer: Oh it shows! I was gonna say something but I thought it might sound you know....weird!.....
Hobo: Oh not at all! I like when people say nice things about my body.....
Homer: And its important to feel good about yourself....Ok spread your toes...Oww, you know how much glass is in here!

Homer (singing): Cleaning my gun with the safety off, safety off, safety off. Cleaning my gun with the...whoopsie.
(Homer shoots a buffalo)
Lisa: Dad, you just killed a poor defenseless buffalo.
Homer: A poor DELICIOUS buffalo. He'll be dinner for the whole wagon train.
(Homer shoots another buffalo)
Lisa: Why'd you kill another one?
Homer: Dessert.

Hobo: So today, you can find apples in everything that's good: apple wine, apple martinis, apple schnapps, apple whiskey, uh, Snapple with vodka in it…
Lisa: Don't forget apple sauce.
Hobo: Yeah, I guess you could grind some pills into it…
Homer: Awww.

Homer: Oh, I get it. When I'm crushing and killing you, you don't like me. But when I can save your lives, suddenly I'm Mr. Popular.
Lenny: Yeah, that's pretty much it.
Homer: Woo hoo! I'm Mr. Popular!

Episode Goofs
When Tom & Huck get their photo taken at the waterfall, their overalls only have one strap attached for each of them, but when the photo is seen, both boys have both straps of their overalls attached.

The box car the Simpsons jump into has "Union Pacific" on either side of the door but as the train pulls away at the very end of the episode, one of the "Union Pacific", as well as the ladder, is gone.

Warning: The Simpsons season 12 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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