When Homer refuses to pay a five dollar airport tax to fly to Delaware, the family is forced to ride in a livestock car of a train instead. There they meet a singing hobo who tells three tall tales: 
 
Homer as Paul Bunyan. 
Lisa as Connie Appleseed, a parody of Johnny Appleseed. 
Bart as Tom Sawyer with Nelson as Huckleberry Finn.

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The Simpsons Season 12

# Title Air Date
The Simpsons
12:1 Treehouse of Horror XI Nov 1, 2000
12:2 A Tale of Two Springfields Nov 5, 2000
12:3 Insane Clown Poppy Nov 12, 2000
12:4 Lisa the Tree Hugger Nov 19, 2000
12:5 Homer vs. Dignity Nov 26, 2000
12:6 The Computer Wore Menace Shoes Dec 3, 2000
12:7 The Great Money Caper Dec 10, 2000
12:8 Skinner's Sense of Snow Dec 17, 2000
12:9 HOMR Jan 7, 2001
12:10 Pokey Mom Jan 14, 2001
12:11 Worst Episode Ever Feb 4, 2001
12:12 Tennis the Menace Feb 11, 2001
12:13 Day of the Jackanapes Feb 18, 2001
12:14 New Kids on the Blecch Feb 25, 2001
12:15 Hungry, Hungry Homer Mar 4, 2001
12:16 Bye Bye Nerdie Mar 11, 2001
12:17 Simpson Safari Apr 1, 2001
12:18 Trilogy of Error Apr 29, 2001
12:19 I'm Goin' to Praiseland May 6, 2001
12:20 Children of a Lesser Clod May 13, 2001
12:21 Simpsons Tall Tales May 20, 2001

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