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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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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6 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Russian wrestler, Rasputin, is probably named after Grigori Rasputin. The other wrestler, Werner Von Brawn, is probably named after Wernher von Braun. See more »

Goofs

When everyone is gathered at Springfield Gorge, awaiting Bart's arrival, we hear Nelson say, "Where is he? I thought he said noon!" The voice is Nelson's, but we can clearly see Milhouse's mouth moving as if he were speaking the line. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) See more »

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Symphony No. 8
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Composed by Franz Schubert
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Classic Simpsons!
11 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eighth episode in the second Simpsons episode is a good one and it's why the Simpsons is an American classic. It has good themes in family values, but at the same time it's very funny. It's a very memorable episode and the ending is the best. I never laughed so hard in this series as I did in the last three minutes.

In this episode, "Bart the Daredevil," Bart is inspired by Lance Murdock, an Evel Knievel-like character. Going against the wishes of his family, Bart decides to show off his skills by planning on skateboarding across the Springfield Gorge.

Overall, a very funny episode. It does have a few lessons on family but it also has means to inspire. Don't do anything reckless, but always try something new. This episode has plenty of jokes and a big ending. I rate this episode 9/10.


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