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The Simpsons: We're on the Road to D'oh-where

After Bart steals a key from Principal Skinner's office and gets himself into hot water, Principal Skinner sentences Bart to a "behavior modification camp"--and Homer must give up his Vegas vacation with his bar buddies in order to go. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa have a yard sale--and discover that their biggest-selling product are the many expired medications they've accumulated over the years.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 17x11
Production Number: HABF04
Airdate: Sunday January 29th, 2006

Director: Nancy Kruse
Writer: Kevin Curran

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Pro7) Nov 12, 2006

Guest Stars
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Jimbo
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
Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny is written with Intellectual Homer's blood.

Chalkboard: Teacher was not dumped -- it was mutual

Couch: In a parody of the Bonanza opening, a map of frontier-era United States is burned out in the center, revealing The Simpsons on horseback. The Bonanza theme plays throughout.

Lisa's yard sale sign shows also the Spanish translation, Venta de Garaje, which word by word translation is sale from the garage.

Principal Skinner's secretary, Myra, appears for the first time in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Ralph: I've got two kinds of wet in my pants.

Bart: I've learned so much in my three hours here. I don't have to play pranks to feel good. I can just listen to the gentle rhythms of nature.
(We hear the sound of something hitting a car.)
Homer: Stupid horse! It's a deer crossing! (Homer drives his car into the scene) Wash the blood off the windshield and get in the car boy!

Skinner: (Admiring his new car) Ah, 1995, fine year for Camrys. No one would ever guess he spent three month in a lake.

Carl: Hey, nice rope.
Lenny: You could hang a cow with that thing.

Milhouse: These steam tunnels are awsome. It's like we're in the school's lymphatic system. And we are the lymph!

Homer: (looking at the "behavior modification camp" brochure) Hum. This camp's got it all. Climbing some kind of rope thing. Wearing a bag pack. High-five-ing the black kid. (Turning to Bart) It's the perfect thing to straighten you out!

Homer: Stupid Bart! Makes me drive to Oregon. Home of unspoiled forest birthplace of Matt Groening.

Fun Homer: (drunk, captured with two energy rings) Oh come on Serious Homer. Let me out. We get a monkey drunk and push him down the stairs.
Serious Homer: (Hitting Fun Homer with his laser gun.) I'll kill you, the way I killed Intellectual Homer.
(The camera Angle changes and shows the dead Intellectual Homer)

Homer: I bet they're from Massachusetts.You know, it's legal there for a guy to marry his son?!

Waitress: So, here for a snack before they roll you back into the ocean?
Homer: Yeah! I'll have the smiley face breakfast special. Uh, but could you add a bacon nose, plus bacon hair, bacon mustache, five o'clock shadow made of bacon bits and a... bacon body.

Lisa: (after getting calls from both Marge and Homer about being in jail) Well, Maggie, I always knew the day would come when it would boil down to just you and me. I'll look for work in the morning.

Cultural References
The Couch Gag is a parody on the opening from the western TV Show Bonanza.

Skinner's new car is a Toyota Camry. Read more about this car in the wikipedia article.

Marge said that Homer made a PowerPoint presentation about Stuart Little a few weeks ago. Read more about the presentation program developed by Microsoft in the wikipedia article. Stuart Little is the first children's story from Elwyn Brooks White and was adapted as live-action film in 1999 and a sequel in 2002.

Homer and Bart passing near by Mount Rushmore. Read more about this memorial in the wikipedia article.

Ned Flanders buys his Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat LP back from The Simpsons yard sale. Read more about the musical theatre show in the wikipedia article.

Marge considers donating the unsold items from the yard sale to the Salvation Army. Read more about the charity and social services organization in the wikipedia article.

The episode title “We're on the Road to D'oh-where” is a spoof off of the song "Road to Nowhere", by Talking Heads. You may read the lyrics to the song at

Episode References
Comic Book Guy's mentioning of Homer's treasured Mr. Plow jacket is a referrence to Season 4's episode Mr. Plow in which Homer started his own snow plow service and wore the very same jacket seen in this episode.

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