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"Boy-Scoutz N the Hood" is the eighth episode of Season 5.


Bart discovers the perks of being a geek when he accidentally joins the Scouts. Homer also finds himself having to prove himself as a father figure for Bart when disaster strikes.

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After being forced to leave the Noiseland Video Arcade, Bart and his best friend, Milhouse, find $20 that Homer lost and order super squishees made entirely out of syrup from Apu at the Kwik-E-Mart. With their senses reeling from the high-sugar content of the drink, they spend the rest of the money on a night out in town. The next morning, Bart wakes up with a hangover and realizes that in the revelry of the night before he joined the Junior Campers, a Boy Scout-style organization that is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.


Although Bart initially intends to drop out of the group as soon as possible, he plans to attend a meeting to avoid a pop quiz at school. Bart doesn't like the first meeting, but when he finds out that he gets to have a pocket knife, he chooses to keep attending. After a while, Bart starts to enjoy being a member of the Junior Campers, which Homer mocks him relentlessly for. Next, a father-

Bart as a Scout

son rafting trip is to be held, so Bart has to bring Homer. Homer does not enjoy the experience, especially when he learns that he and Bart have to share the same raft with Ned Flanders and his older son, Rod. Due to Homer losing the map, they accidentally take the wrong turn and find themselves lost at sea. They stay stranded helplessly with no food or water for a long amount of time. Ned eventually goes berserk, but Homer then slaps him to snap him out of it. Homer, however, takes it too far, as he continuously slaps Ned. When the raft springs a leak after Homer accidentally drops a pocket knife, all seems lost, but then Homer smells his way to a Krusty Burger on an off-shore oil rig. They are saved, with Bart proud of Homer.

Meanwhile, the other Junior Campers, led by "special celebrity dad", Ernest Borgnine, take the correct route, but they end up in an even worse position: after finding themselves trapped in a dark, tangled swamp (while being hunted by mountain men), they are attacked by a bear that Borgnine tries but fails to fight off (due to Homer stealing his Swiss Army Knife), and they finally flee to an abandoned summer camp. At the camp, they start singing songs, but are soon attacked by an unseen figure lurking in the woods, leaving their fates unknown.


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