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.

!! Tropes:
* BaitAndSwitch: As the school bus drives, we hear children singing "99 Bottles of Beer" very loudly, but when we cut inside, we see the kids are completely quiet and Otto is listen to it on his Walkman, in a tape called "Songs to Enrage Bus Drivers".
-->'''Otto:''' I don't know why I bought this stupid tape!
-->(''ejects tape, then throws it out the window'')
* BaitAndSwitchComment: Principal Skinner told Otto to be careful because he was being entrusted with the school's most important asset: the bus.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bill Gates' idea of "buying out" Homer is having his hired goons smash up his house. As Bill Gates points out, "I didn't get rich by writing lots of checks." ''({{evil laugh}})''.
* CreditsPushback: The ''Noah's Ark'' movie falls victim to this, even starting ''before'' the end credits.
--> '''God''': The secret of life is-\\
'''Kent Brockman''': You've seen the movie, now meet a ''real life'' Noah! Only this one's been accused of ''killing'' two of every animal! Coming up next, on ''A.M. Springfield''!
* EpicMovie: The ''Noah's Ark'' movie, which is so long that it goes throughout the whole night and ends the following morning.
* 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!
* LastMinuteProject: Bart's report for the Model U.N. Club.
--> '''Bart''': Uh, ahem, let's see... (shuffling blank papers) The exports of Libya are numerous in amount. One thing they export is corn. (Skinner raises eyebrow) Or, as the Indians call it, "maize". Another famous Indian was Crazy Horse. In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast. Thank you.
* TheMillstone / NiceJobBreakingItHero: Milhouse throwing the grapefruit caused Otto to crash the bus into the ocean.
* 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: ''Film/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''.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted; oddly this episode has been cited a couple times as a major inspiration for the first season of ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* TakeThat: "I'm so hungry I could eat at Arby's!"
-->'''Lisa''': Oh my gosh!\\
'''Nelson:''' That ''is'' hungry.\\
'''Lisa:''' ''Really'' hungry!
** As Springfield Elementary's Model UN is fighting, Skinner says this:
-->'''Skinner''': Children! Do you want to be like the real U.N., or do you just wanna squabble and waste time?
* 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!"]]