Episode - 8F24\\
First Aired - 9/24/1992

Bart and Lisa go to summer camp, but when they find that it's a run-down hellhole run by Krusty's uncaring accountant (and former president of Euro-Krustyland) and the town's resident thugs (Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney) the kids stage a revolution that ends up making the news.
!!This episode contains examples of:
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Double-subverted:
-->'''Bart''': Krusty, this camp was a nightmare. They fed us gruel, they forced us to make wallets for export, and one of the campers was eaten by a bear.
-->'''Krusty''': Oh my God! ''(sobbing)''
-->'''Bart''': Well, actually, the bear just ate his hat.
-->'''Krusty''': Was it a nice hat?
-->'''Bart''': Oh, yeah.
-->'''Krusty''': Oh my God! ''(sobbing)''
* BaitAndSwitch: There are a couple in this episode. One is found at the end of the synopsis above. The other has Homer giving Marge a massage on a hill. When she says they'll miss the fireworks, Homer says they have all the fireworks they need right here (implying that they're going to have sex). He then pulls back a blanket to reveal a picnic basket stuffed with fireworks (which are probably Bart's).
** Krusty decides to make it up to the kids by taking them on a two-week trip to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks the happiest place on earth]]... [[spoiler:Tijuana]].
* TheBGrade: Lisa has [[SanitySlippage trouble]] accepting her report card had one B+ instead of only As.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Homer and Marge interpret Lisa's letter for help (which outlines how brutal the camp is) as typical homesickness.
* DaydreamSurprise: The episode begins with Bart asking Mrs Krabappel to alter his grades so he can go to Kamp Krusty. After a few seconds hesitation, she agrees. Then Principal Skinner, via the intercom, asks the students if they've brought their 'implements of destruction'. Cue the school being destroyed, until we cut to Bart in bed.
* DrillSergeantNasty: One runs the fat camp.
-->'''Drill sergeant''': "Alright you piles of pan-drippings, I wanna see Crisco coming out of those pores! We're not leaving till this Christmas ''HAM'' gives me a pull-up."
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: As the bus enters Kamp Krusty, the bridge it drives over collapses, an indication of what's in store for the children.
* ForTheEvulz: ''Everything'' Mr. Black does boils down to this.
-->'''Mr. Black''': "Gentlemen, to evil."
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Kearney telling the kids, "Here's your cabin. If ya don't like it, T.S." T.S. means [[spoiler:tough shit]].
* HongKongDub: The introductory video to Kamp Krusty is clearly dubbed over whenever Krusty mentions '[[foldercontrol]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: Homer telling Bart that if you want something out of life, you have to work for it...and then telling him to be quiet, so he can hear the latest lottery numbers.
** Kent Brockman saying, without hyperbole, that the Kamp Krusty revolt is a million times worse than the conflicts he's reported on in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
* JerkAss: The parents, who celebrate the minute their children are out of sight. One of them even shouts "Don't come back."
* KickTheDog: Mrs Krabapple takes joy in sabotaging Bart's efforts to go to Kamp Krusty.
-->'''Mrs Krabappel''': "Have a D-lightful summer!"
* {{Knighting}}: Krusty is in the middle of receiving one of these when he gets the phone call about Kamp Krusty.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Mr. Black!
* NiceHat: According to Bart, one of the campers had one of these that was eaten by a bear. This is what truly convinces Krusty that the camp was a nightmare.
* NoodleIncident: Mr. Black was president of Euro-Krustyland until it blew up. We don't find out how that happened or if he was involved.
* OffModel: Ralph Wiggum looks skinny and misshapen during the scene of Lisa handing out care packages and mail to the campers. This can be justified in two ways: (a) Ralph was in the fat camp and his skinny, misshapen look is from lost weight, or (b) the animators (either overseas or domestic) screwed up and didn't have time to change it.
* OhCrap: The expression on the kid's face when they meet the [[BarbaricBully counselors]].
* RuleOfCool: Bart's argument for renaming the camp "Camp Bart" instead of "Camp Freedom."
* ShoutOut:
** Kearney playing the drums while the children are working on their wallets is a reference to Roman slavery ships, where one the guards beat a drum to add tempo to the rowers' movements.
** Lisa giving a letter to a 19th century style horseman is a reference to ''Literature/TheFrenchLieutenantsWoman''.
** The children taking over Kamp Krusty and raising their own society is a reference to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
** The camp post-revolt is a reference to ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
* ShowerOfLove: Homer and Marge have sex in the shower during their time away from the kids.
* SummerCampy: A darker example of this trope.
** FatCamp: Kamp Krusty has one of these as well.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This episode (along with season five's "Cape Feare" and season 17's "Bonfire of the Manatees") was supposed to be the plot to a ''Simpsons'' movie. Sadly, the writers couldn't make any of these episodes compelling enough for a feature film and a proper ''Simpsons'' movie wouldn't come around until 2007. This episode did, however, go on to inspire a Simpsons Gameboy video game.
** Mr. Black was meant to have more appearances in later episodes. He did appear in a couple of ''Simpsons'' comic book stories, but hasn't been brought back to the show, which is sad, considering that the show writers at the time loved Mr. Black and wanted to use him again.
* YankTheDogsChain: While the kids are away, Homer actually loses weight and his hair starts growing back. Then he sees Bart in charge of Kamp Krusty. His hair instantly falls out and his stomach bloats.