Cooder and his son Spud are carnies.
When the Simpsons go to a carnival, Homer and Bart get employed and end ruining Cooder and Spud's life. The carnies then end up staying at the Simpsons House and cause a lot of trouble. After spending a day with the carnies, they take the Simpsons home and the Simpsons have to live in Bart's tree house. The Simpsons then end up having to get the house back by beating them in a ring toss game and get it back by cheating. The Simpsons then live in their own house again and Spud and Cooder go back to being carnies.
He appears at a carnival when the Simpsons are on the run from the EPA.
- Cooder can put a cigarette in his mouth or ear and can make it come out of his butt or nose.
- He can pull out his left eye.
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