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Recap: The Simpsons S 5 E 8 Boy Scoutz N The Hood
After Bart and Milhouse go on a sugar bender after finding a $20 bill and spending most of the money on a Squishee made of syrup, Bart wakes to find that he's a member of the geekiest club known to man: The Junior Campers (not affiliated with The Boy Scouts of America).

Tropes:

  • Bears Are Bad News: The other Campers group is attacked by a bear. Borgnine's attempt to save the day with his Swiss Army Knife is subverted because Homer had stolen it prior.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Springfield, Springfield" musical number-slash-Mushroom Samba. Slightly subverted because, while never mentioned again, it does makes Bart do something that drives the episode onwards.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The map with the Krusty Burger franchises, showing that there's one on an (abandoned) oil rig.
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: After Bart decides to abandon the Campers because he's not allowed a knife, he grumbles that maybe they are not exciting. Cue a barrage of exciting (and funny) situations appearing as he walks down the street where a knife saves the day.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Moe threatened to stab Hans Moleman for not putting his beer on a coaster.
  • Epic Fail: All of Homer's attempts at saving the day once the group is stuck at sea. For Krusty, the idea of opening a Krusty Burger franchise on an oil rig without taking heed to the fact that it was abandoned (however, it's just a fail for him-it saves the group's lives).
  • G-Rated Drug: The all-syrup Squishee.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: What happened to the Flanderses and the Simpsons. The other Campers didn't ended as well.
  • I Have No Son: Homer's reaction when Bart liked a joke told by Flanders.
  • Ruptured Appendix: A man on a street suffers a severe case of this. Fortunately, Dr. Hibbert had his pocket knife, allowing him to perform a street operation and save the man's life, to the cheers of everyone present.
  • Scout Out: The Junior Campers are not associated with the Boy Scouts of America, as the sign on their meeting room says.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Bart and Milhouse's song "Springfield, Springfield" is a parody of "New York, New York" from the musical On the Town. They even lampshade this by having a sailor join in, singing "New York, New York", to which Bart sends him in the right direction.
    • The scene where Hans Moleman draws out a knife and says: "You call that a knife, THIS is a knife" is a parody of a famous scene in Crocodile Dundee.
    • The scene where Ernest Borgnine and the campers travel through the backwoods by boat, while mysterious people are hiding themselves behind the trees is a nod to Deliverance.
    • The scene where Ernest Borgnine and the campers are attacked near the campfire references Friday the 13th.
  • Special Guest: Ernest Borgnine.
  • Take Our Word for It: The curse word written on the back of Milhouse's head. The only clue to how dirty it is was Principal Skinner's reaction upon reading it and the punishment ("I'm gonna shave you bald, young man, until you learn that hair is not a right; it's a privilege.")
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Enlist on the Junior Campers while going through a sugar-based Mushroom Samba.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to the other parents that were going on the raft tour? Probably they were killed by the hillbillies.
  • Worst Aid: Dr. Hibbert not only cuts out a man's appendix in the middle of the street with just a pocket knife, but he doesn't even wipe the knife clean until afterwards. However, given that the appendix then exploded, this was probably prudent.
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