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
When Bart pulls the string on Skinner's weather balloon, it's not visible in his hand in the previous shot of Bart. See more
Shut up! Shut up! Stop it! Stop it. I can't take this anymore. I can't let that brave man out there die alone. I'm surprised and disgusted by all of you - especially his children. I'm going out there!
[goes out, slams door behind him, then pops his head back in
It was a baby ox.
He's right, you know.
About the ox?
About everything, dammit! Hey Homer, wait up. I want to die too.
If you are going, I am going.
[everyone assents and leaves
References The Man Who Knew Too Much