Bart alters the school weather balloon and reveals the alteration after the balloon is launched- and Principal Skinner is NOT happy about what it looks like. Skinner is so upset, in fact, that he makes Bart help him with his daily astronomy check- which starts at 4.30am! Bart is mad at himself for altering the balloon... until he makes a discovery- a comet. However Bart finds his fate tied to the "Bart Simpson Comet"- said comet is going to collide with Springfield, destroying Springfield and its inhabitants. A rocket is launched at the comet to destroy it but the rocket soars too high. All it destroys is the bridge that's the only way out of town! Will a miracle beat the comet to Springfield? Written by
Did You Know?
Kent Brockman's list of gay people is made up of real people who work on the show. As a result, according to Matt Groening
, many of the show's staff now appear on online lists of gay people. See more
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Curse the man who discovered helium! Curse Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen!
"Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)"
by Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans
Performed by Harry Shearer
and cast See more