The Simpsons episode aired Sunday, Living the Pura Vida, had Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie vacationing in Costa Rica, touring mountains, beaches and waterfalls and enjoying tropical meals.
The family chanted “Costa Rica! Costa Rica! Costa Rica!” upon learning they were going to take this vacation. They then use the phrase “Pura Vida” insistently throughout the entire episode.
Featured in the episode is the exotic flora and wildlife Costa Rica is known for. It also had luxurious hotels and monkeys interacting with tourists. Also featured are other residents of Springfield who take the trip, including Milhouse’s mother.
The episode got good reviews, although some pointed out that it referenced Costa Rica as an island, which it is not. This was meant as a joke, however, to go along with the tourist book like “Lonely Planet” named “Lonely Island” in the episode.