After seeing a motorcycle daredevil at a monster truck show, Bart becomes a death-defying daredevil skateboarder.

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Homer Simpson / Announcer / Barney Gumble / Commercial Announcer #3 / Captain Lance Murdock (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Commercial Announcer #1 / Principal Skinner / Mr. Largo / Ned Flanders / Insurance Man / Leo G. Park / Monster Truck Rally Announcer #1 / Announcer in Bart's Fantasy / Dr. Hibbert / Otto Mann (voice)
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Moe Szyslak / Commercial Announcer #2 / Monster Truck Rally Announcer #2 (voice)
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Richard / Janey Powell (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Animation | Comedy

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6 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Dr. Hibbert: 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.
Marge Simpson: Gee, I never realized TV was such a dangerous influence.
Dr. Hibbert: Well, as tragic as all this is, it's a small price to pay for countless hours of top-notch entertainment.
Homer Simpson: Amen!
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Featured in The Simpsons: Behind the Laughter (2000) See more »

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1812 Overture
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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My first Simpson Episode i saw. Homer is the funniest man on the planet.
13 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The Simpsons is one of the Best Programmes on Television. This is the first episode i ever watched. After watching just this one episode, i had to see more. I don't usually enjoy watching cartoons, but Simpsons is full of mature jokes. Homer Simpson is the funniest Person on Television. I have seen almost every Simpson episode, and this one is among the classics. Originally, Bart was the main character in the series. Since it was a Big Hit and Homer grew hugely popular. Homer and Bart provide the best Episodes with plenty of laughs. Episodes based on Lisa Simpson are quite boring. The funniest scene in this episode is the ending, where Homer falls of Springfield Gorge twice.


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