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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Homer Simpson buys a motorhome --- how our old Winnebago got the name of the Ultimate Behemoth!


I was reading RV Travel weekly online newsletter this morning,


and they reminded me of this Simpson’s episode:


Many many years ago, about 1989 or 1990, this episode aired on the popular Simpsons cartoon show.  We saw this very same episode and dubbed our newly purchased *used* 1972 Winnebago Chieftain motorhome:   “The Ultimate Behemoth” !!!



We went so far as to purchasing all Simpson’s related things for our motorhome.  Oh, I remember that we had the tablecloth, hotpads, dishtowels, cups, plates and the kids even had Simpson jogging suits to sleep in!   We had Simpson puzzles, color books, and write-on wipe –off boards for activities too.  

Then I even painted the name “The Ultimate Behemoth” on the back spare tire cover, complete with recreating the whole Simpson family (copyright be danged—it was free promotion!)


Here is the motorhome, before, during and after my entire painting job.  I don’t have a photo of the spare tire cover at this time, but I think I will go look on old videos and see if I can screen capture a shot of the tire cover!


winnebago chieftain



Imagine our surprise, one day, as we travelled down a four lane highway…. a school bus was passing us, with the kids all waving and cheering to us as they gained on us.  As they pulled alongside of us, the driver made a motion to look back at the studensts.  One very proud student in the bus was jutting out his chest up against the window, with all the surrounding students pointing wildly to him…  he wearing his own Simpson sweatshirt!   Awww now how cute was that!


All because of one silly cartoon…..


  1. I drove school but years ago & had 2 'teenagers' moon a plain car police cruiser behind the bus. I didn't see it happen but I was reprimanded by my supervisor anyway when the police contacted the school bus company!!

  2. Oh my gosh that must have been a shock to know they did it, and worse yet that it was an unmarked police officer! Glad this little lad only showed us his Simpson sweatshirt! LOL


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