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Ralph vs. the Wild/References

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Cultural references

  • The story's title is a pun on the reality/survival show Man vs. Wild.
  • The story could be considered to parody survival shows in general, and the plotline does bear a strong resemblance to the premise of Dual Survival (two protagonists with contrasting approaches to dealing with survival situations). However, the story cannot be a parody of Dual Survival as the story was first published in 2007 and the show didn't premiere until 2010.
  • "Flanders-isms":
    • When Ned tells the campers to pair up for the sled race, he says, "Bobsled's your uncle", a wordplay on the UK expression "Bob's your uncle".
    • When Ned finds Bart stowing away in his Canyonero, he exclaims, "I'll be a creationist's uncle!", a wordplay on the expression "I'll be a monkey's uncle". Ned's variation is a reflection of his belief in creation over evolution.


  • Ned owns a Canyonero.


  • Ralph's bumbling, but ultimately serendipitous, behavior while he and Bart are lost in the woods is strongly reminiscent of Homer's behavior on the rafting trip in the television episode "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood", which introduced the Junior Campers.