(part of my ongoing Unexpected Literary References series)
This one from the episode titled “A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again” which is the nineteenth episode of season 23. It aired on April 29, 2012. Thank you to Alex C (in the comments below) for informing me that “the title is a spoof on David Foster Wallace’s article, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again”, in which he was sent on a 7-day cruise ship and hated every minute of it.”
After Bart fakes a world-wide pandemic, he and a group of fellow cruise boat travelers make due with what’s available to them in order to start a brand new society. One micro-group of super intelligent children–lead by Lisa, of course–set out to recreate all of the world’s great books in order to ensure their presence in the reborn society. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella, “The Little Prince” is one such book.
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