* Production code: [=EABF13=]
* Original air date: April 27, 2003

After writing a song about Ned Flanders which becomes a sensation and is repeated endlessly on the radio, Homer and his family goes to a dude ranch to escape for awhile. While there, Lisa falls for a boy, while Homer and Bart battle beavers that are intruding on Native American land.

!!Tropes of this episode:
* TheAce: Luke Stetson.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Ned and his kids actually enjoy the song Homer wrote bashing him.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: After hearing Moe's song on the radio, the Simpsons head back to the ranch for another week to avoid it.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** Luke stops Lisa from accidentally stepping on a rattlesnake egg. Rattlesnakes are live-bearers.
** Beavers are portrayed with [[TypicalCartoonAnimalColors white teeth]], when they should have yellow or orange teeth.
* BillBillJunkBill: A Native American woman sorting through her mail after Homer and Bart destroy the beaver dam.
-->'''Native American:''' Treaty, treaty, treaty, bill, treaty, Peace Pipe Aficionado Magazine...
* {{Bowdlerization}}: The scene where it's revealed Cookie died the night before the Simpsons leaves the ranch is often cut out for some reason.
* BrickJoke: The end of the first act has Moe kidnapping David Byrne. At the very end, it's shown that Byrne has made a song about Moe.
* CreatorBacklash: InUniverse, Homer grows to hate his song.
-->'''Homer:''' I've come to hate my own creation. Now I know how God feels.
* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: When the Simpsons are singing Christmas carols door-to-door at the beginning, the Blue-Haired Lawyer informs them that they can't sing a certain song because it's owned by the original copyright owners. When Homer complains, the lawyer suggests public domain songs instead:
--> '''Lawyer''': But don't use A-flat or G-natural. Those are owned by Disney.\\
'''Homer''': ''(moans)''\\
'''Lawyer''': That's A-Flat.\\
'''Homer''': ''(moans in a higher key)''\\
'''Lawyer''': That's better!
* GiganticMoon: Parodied. Lisa and Luke are looking at the night sky and comment on how big the moon seems. The camera then pans back to show the landscape they're on - with the moon taking up half the screen.
-->'''Luke''': You should see it when it's full!
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Clara saying there's more to life than boys and then upon seeing Bart, hits on him.
* JerkassBall: Lisa gets this by sending Clara down the wrong path out of jealousy.
* KickTheDog: As if Lisa feeling guilty about attempting to kill Clara thinking she was Luke's girlfriend isn't the worst of her troubles, he puts her down further by calling her despicable.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Lisa when she discovers that [[RelativeError Clara was Luke's sister]].
* RealityEnsues: Lisa falls in love with a young cowhand, Luke. She [[ClingyJealousGirl endangers the boy's sister]], originally thinking she was his girlfriend. When Lisa confesses, Luke, rather than touched, [[BigBrotherInstinct is appalled that Lisa put his sister in harm's way]] and burns bridges with her.
* RiskStyleMap: Homer has one for his planning against the beavers.
* RuleOfThree: When Lisa first meets Clara, she sees the latter's name written on three spots.
* SeriesContinuityError: Lisa claims Luke was her first crush, but it was Nelson in Season 8's "Lisa's Date with Density".
* ShoutOut:
** Maggie dances parodies Music/BritneySpears’
** Cookie's assistant Cleanie is an obvious one to Gollum from LiveActionFilm/TheLordOfTheRings, being both voiced by Creator/AndySerkis and using the famous line ''"My precious"'' when gathering up the Simpsons' garbage.
* TakeThat: Homer and Bart give a SpitTake when the Native American who gave them a drink says it's Fresca.
* TemptingFate: Homer says that, if he can make his own clothes, he can make a song. He then walks away and his pants rip apart.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What about Snake as he took a family hostage?
* WhatTheHellHero: Luke calls Lisa despicable for what she did to Clara and Clara tries to give Lisa a speech about how there's more important things than boys, only to see Bart.