The Canyonero is the trademark Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in The Simpsons. It was endorsed by Krusty the Clown when it first appeared in The Last Temptation of Krust. It is a large red SUV and was introduced just as the SUV craze began to hit the United States. The design is basically a parody of the large SUV and the "I own an SUV, therefore, I own the road" style of driving. The theme song helps to demonstrate this. Homer buys a red Canyonero in Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers", but soon realizes he bought the F-series. ("F" presumably means "Female") He refuses to drive it, not wanting to be seen as a homosexual; when Marge drives it, it sends her into a state of road rage.
The Canyonero looks like a Jeep Grand Wagonner (1963-1991) or Classic Land Rover Range Rover (1970-1996), and is said to have space for over thirty passengers as well as the driver. The Federal Highway Commission has ruled the Canyonero unsafe for highway and city driving.
The theme song was sung by Hank Williams Jr.
Can you name the truck with four wheel drive,
Smells like a steak, and seats thirty five?
Well, it goes real slow with the hammer down,
It's the country-fried truck endorsed by a clown,
Twelve yards long, two lanes wide,
Sixty five tons of American pride!
Top of the line in utility sports,
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!
She blinds everybody with her super high beams,
She's a squirrel-squashin', deer-smackin' drivin' machine,
Canyonero! Canyonero! Canyonero!
Whoa, Canyonero! Whoooooaaaa!
- Episode – "The Last Temptation of Krust"
- Episode – "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers""
- Video game – The Simpsons Hit & Run
- Video game – The Simpsons Road Rage
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|Characters||Homer • Bart • Lisa • Marge • Apu • Non-Playable characters|
|Vehicles||Pink Sedan • Honor Roller • Malibu Stacy Car • Canyonero • Pontiac Firebird • 70s Sport Car|
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