Springfield Elementary's Model U.N. participants (including Bart and Lisa) wind up stranded on an island when their bus goes off a bridge. Meanwhile, Homer tries to start an Internet company despite that he has no business plan, no computer, and no knowledge of the Internet. He just expects people to give him money for no reason.

!! Tropes:
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Principal Skinner told Otto to be careful because he was being entrusted with the school's most importante asset: the bus.
* EspeciallyZoidberg: Used in Troy [=McClure=]'s Noah's Ark movie, when God tells Noah to gather two of every animal:
-->'''Noah:''' Even stink beetles?\\
'''God:''' Especially stink beetles!
* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted; oddly this episode has been cited a couple times as a major inspiration for the first season of {{Lost}}.
* NoEnding: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when narrator Creator/JamesEarlJones says that the kids were eventually rescued by "Oh... let's say Moe." Justified, in that ''Lord of the Flies'' has a similar anticlimatic ending.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Parodied during the chase scene, in which Milhouse falls behind while he, Bart and Lisa are being pursued by the other kids.
-->'''Milhouse:''' I can't go on, you two go ahead... and carry me with you!
* RealityEnsues: Similar to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'', it shows that trapping a bunch of kids [[{{Robinsonade}} alone on deserted island]] is more likely to lead to incompetence, boredom, and a slow, agonizing madness/distrust than [[KidsWildernessEpic quirky misadventures]].
* ShoutOut: ''DasBoot'' (what the title is referencing).
** Homer tries to talk to his computer by using his mouse as a microphone, just like Scotty in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome''.
* TakeThat: "I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's!"
-->'''Lisa''': Oh my gosh!\\
'''Nelson:''' That ''is'' hungry.\\
'''Lisa:''' ''Really'' hungry!
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Since dial-up has become very obsolete, slow internet speeds like Comic Book Guy's are largely now a thing of the past.
* WholePlotReference: To ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses: {{Invoked|Trope}} by Milhouse. Nelson's response? [[ExactWords "Yoink!"]]