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Bart Gets Hit by a Car 

While skateboarding down the street, Bart is hit by a car driven by Mr. Burns. Homer turns down Mr. Burns' token offer of $100, and instead hires ambulance-chaser Lionel Hutz to bring an outrageous lawsuit against the millionaire.

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Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Barney Gumble / Sam (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Hospital Tannoy (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Waylon Smithers / Montgomery Burns / Satan / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Judge Snyder (aka Molton) / Herman (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Dr. Nick Riviera / Bailiff / Moe Szyslak (voice)
Doris Grau Doris Grau ... Della (voice)
Phil Hartman ... Heavenly Voice / Lionel Hutz (voice)
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While skateboarding down the street, Bart is hit by a car driven by Mr. Burns. Homer turns down Mr. Burns' token offer of $100, and instead hires ambulance-chaser Lionel Hutz to bring an outrageous lawsuit against the millionaire.

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Devil is also shown for the first time and he was designed by Mark Kirkland, who originally tried to give him a scary design, but the writers asked him to use a more comedic look. See more »

Quotes

Waylon Smithers: Defenseless child at three o'clock!
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References The Fortune Cookie (1966) See more »

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Bart's accident may be Homer's fortune
26 December 2011 | by athomedSee all my reviews

Couch gag rating: 8/10

The episode: Bart is hit by Mr. Burns' car. Lionel Hutz persuades Homer to sue Mr. Burns for $1,000,000.

I really like this episode for three reasons. The episode further fleshed out Mr. Burns character as a merciless old man with no perspective. The second reason is that Lionel Hutz, voiced by the wonderful Phil Hartman, has a big role as Bart's ambulance chasing lawyer. The third reason is the tender moments between Homer and Marge as their marriage becomes strained. She asks him, "Homer, I'd like you to forgive me for doing the right thing."

Favorite moment(s): Bart's and Mr. Burns very different 'memories' of how the accident occurred. Homer's point of view as he looks up Marge's body.

The biggest laughs are provided by Lionel Hutz in this episode. The episode is well-written, with a soft hand, as Homer decides whether or not to cash in on Bart's accident and Marge can't lie about such a thing.

Homer and Marge end up at odds in this episode as Homer's one chance to make it big is challenged by her.

Overall rating: 9/10 This is a solid episode of the second season which goes deep into the characterizations of Homer and Marge at this stage of the show.


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