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Amish Country is a tourist destination where the Simpson family once went on holiday.
While recalling the times she was embarrassed on family vacations, Marge remembered the family's trip to Amish Country. Homer stuck ice cream cones on everyone and everything he encountered, taking great delight in the fact that no one was getting angry, fighting back or reacting at all: "Hee hee! I can be a jerk and no one can stop me!" Homer's good time came to an end, however, when he stuck an ice cream cone on a mule and it kicked him.
Marge was embarrassed by Homer's boorish behavior in Amish Country, but said that the family's trip to Sandy Beach was even worse.
Behind the Laughter
- Homer's behavior in Amish Country exploits the Amish philosophy of nonresistance.
- The scene of the Simpsons in Amish Country is very similar to a scene from the 1985 movie Witness where Alexander Godunov's Amish character is harassed by out-of-town visitors. In the movie, however, Harrison Ford's character (who was not Amish, but in hiding among them) comes to the rescue and strikes back at the tormentors.
- Episode – "Itchy & Scratchy Land" (flashback)