Inspired by Evel Knievel-type daredevil Lance Murdock, Bart decides to spend his free time doing stunts with his skateboard. Despite a early trip to the hospital, he continues to show off and thrills his classmates to no end. But when he suspects his act may be going stale, he announces that he'll perform the greatest stunt possible -- a leap off of SPRINGFIELD GORGE! Written by
Daniel Timothy Dey
Did You Know?
Captain Lance Murdock is based on Evel Knievel
. Jay Kogen
, Wallace Wolodarsky
, and many other members of the staff were fans of Knievel's stunts. Bart's attempt to jump over Springfield Gorge is a reference to Knievel's 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, with a Skycycle X-2. See more
When the ambulance carrying Homer crashes, and Homer falls out the back, the gurney automatically unfolds, allowing Homer to fall back down the cliff. After Homer hits the bottom, and the gurney hits him in the head, the gurney is folded back up again. See more
This little boy broke his leg trying to fly like Superman. This boy's brother hit him in the head with a wrench, mimicking a recent TV wrestling match. I won't even subject you to the horrors of our Three Stooges ward.
Gee, I never realized TV was such a dangerous influence.
Well, as tragic as all this is, it's a small price to pay for countless hours of top-notch entertainment.
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more