The Simpsons lose telephone service because they are unable to pay a high phone bill. Homer and Marge visit the telephone company to see why their bill is so high and they find out that several calls have been made to Brazil. Lisa confesses that she has been making calls to an orphan named Ronaldo who she had been sponsoring and has gone missing, and the Simpsons decide to visit Brazil to find him. Lisa plans to search for him in a restaurant, however, the Simpsons early plans to find him seem fruitless. When the family splits up to look for him, Homer is kidnapped in a fake taxi. The kidnappers decide to tell Homer's family that they will get him back, but for a price of 100,000 dollars. Since the family does not have that much money, they go searching for him, and Lisa gets reunited with Ronaldo, who secretly plays a flamingo in "Teleboobies," due to the shoes that Lisa gave him made him good at dancing. Ronaldo, now rich from being a child star, willingly pays ransom to rescue Homer, and the family gives the ransom to the kidnappers (even though Homer is reluctant to leave, due to him developing stockholm's syndrome), and Homer is reunited with his family at last. However, there is one downside - Bart is eaten by Anconda.