The Singing Hobo is a hobo who lives in a train carriage and swaps stories for sponge baths. The Simpsons encountered him when they went on a train to Delaware. He told them three stories, one about Paul Bunyan, one about Connie Appleseed, and one about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After the first story he asks for a sponge bath so Homer gives him one, much to his displeasure. When the family arrives in Delaware the hobo reminds them that they still owe him a sponge bath. Homer is forced to stay behind and clean him.