"Das Bus" is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season and originally aired on the Fox network on February 15, 1998. Bart, Lisa and other children from Springfield Elementary School are stranded on an island and are forced to work together. Meanwhile, Homer founds his own internet company. It was written by David S. Cohen and directed by Pete Michels and guest starred James Earl Jones who narrated the final scene of the episode.
Otto leaves the kids behind in an attempt to get help but ends up being washed away by the current. It is later revealed Otto is picked up by a Chinese fishing boat. The students, however, swim to a nearby tropical island. Bart tries to tell the kids that being stranded on an island is just like TV where life is easy and cocktails are plentiful, comparing it to the Swiss Family Robinson, only with more cursing. Reality soon sets in when the island is largely barren and the kids lack survival skills. With no food and no adult supervision, the kids rely on snack food retrieved from the sunken bus by Bart. They awaken the next morning to find the snacks are missing. Suspecting Milhouse because of his pot-belly and nacho cheese breath, the students put him on trial and he blames the loss on a mysterious island "monster".
Back at home, Homer, launches Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net, an Internet business. He does so after finding out Ned Flanders has his own home-based Internet business, Flancrest Enterprises, and is making money out of it. Homer claims to Marge that everyone except the Simpson family are getting rich due to the Internet, and he wants a piece of the action, despite knowing nothing about the Internet. His business is later 'bought out' by Bill Gates and his goons, who sweep Homer's possessions off the desk and snap his pencils.
During the mock trial held by the students, there is insufficient evidence to prove Milhouse ate all the food. Because of this Bart, acting as judge, acquits Milhouse at the trial. The other students are not happy by this verdict and attempt to kill Milhouse. Lisa tries to stop this, but gets pushed by Nelson. Bart, angered by this, tells everyone to leave Lisa alone. Bart, Lisa, and Milhouse get chased by the other students that are trying to kill them. This is thwarted only when the monster is proved real. The monster is actually a wild boar. On one of the boar's tusks was an empty bag of chips. The students apologize to Milhouse for blaming him, and Milhouse accepts, indignantly replying that he ate only two sandwiches and a bag of Doritos. They then kill the boar and eat it with the exception of Lisa, who adheres to her vegetarianism and consumes slime from a rock instead. The episode ends with the announcer saying the kids have learned to function as a society and are eventually rescued by "...oh, let's say, Moe".