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The Simpsons: Dude, Where's My Ranch?

Homer decides to write an original Christmas carol, and pens a tune called “Flanders is a Jerk.” The song becomes such a hit that The Simpsons become sick of the fame and move away to a dude ranch.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 14x18
Production Number: EABF13
Airdate: Sunday April 27th, 2003

Special Guest Stars
David ByrneDavid Byrne
voiced Himself
Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
voiced Cleanie
Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
voiced Luke Stetson

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Rod Flanders
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Various
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: None

Couch: The Simpsons are mimes walking against the wind and sitting on an imaginary couch.

Episode Quotes
Homer: No! I wanted to die choking on food!

Everybody Hates Ned Flanders:

Homer: Everybody in the USA,
Hates their stupid neighbor,
He's Flanders and he's really, really lame...
Flanders tried to wreck my song,
His views on birth control are wrong,
I hate his guts and Flanders is his name.

Lenny/Carl/Homer: F-L-A-N-R-D-S,
Homer: He's the man that I hate best,
I'd like to see his house go up in flames.

Lenny/Carl: F-L-A,
Homer: His name is Ned!
Lenny/Carl: E-R-S,
Homer: That's a stupid name!
He's worse than Frankenstein or Dr. No.

David Byrne: You can't upset him even slightly,
He just smiles and nods politely,
Then goes home and worships nightly,
His Leftorium, is an emporium, of woe!

Lenny/Carl: F-L-A,
Homer: Don't yell at Ned!
Lenny/Carl: D-E-R,
Homer: His wife is dead!
Everybody hates that stupid jerk!

David Byrne: Springfield rocks with Homer's joyous loathing,
Filling clubs with angry Valentinos,
You don't have to move your feet,
Just hate Flanders to the disco beat.
Homer/Byrne: He's your perky, peppy, nightmare neighborino!
If you despise polite left-handers,
Homer/Byrne/Flanders: Then I doubt you'll like Ned Flanders
Or his creepy little offspring, Rod and Todd.
Todd: That's us!
Rod: Hooray!

Audience: F-L-A,
Apu: His name is Ned,
Audience: E-R-S,
Apu: He is so white bread,
Choir: A smiling moustache geek who walks with God!

Bart: Hey, let's see if Dad's song is finally off the air! (turns radio on)
Radio Guy: Coming up next, Springfield's latest one hit wonder "The Moe Szyslak Connection" Produced by David Byrne!
Moe: (on radio) Moe Moe Moe! How do you like me, how do like me? Moe Moe Moe! Why don't you like me? Nobody likes me.
Marge: (Turns off radio) Eh, we can spend another week at the ranch!
Homer: (with the car on its back wheels like a horse)YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAH!!! HOOHOO! (Car bangs down) Ohhh, that can't be good for the struts!

Simpson Family: (singing) Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
Mr Burns: Exquisite. Just exquisite. Makes me wish I hadn't released the hounds.
(Dogs chase the Simpson Family)
Simpson Family: Aaaahhh!!! (screaming and running away)
Smithers: Should I call them off sir?
Mr. Burns: No, no. It's their Christmas, too.

Cultural References
The episode title Dude, Where's My Ranch? is a spoof on the 2000 comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? about a man searching for his girl friend's present in his lost car. Read more about the movie in the wikipedia article.

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