The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 21 Season 2 7F06 December 6, 1990
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Bart the Daredevil
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Episode Summary
Homer and Bart learn that Truckasaurus- a giant, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur made out of trucks -is coming to the Springfield Speedway. Homer proposes that the whole family attend the event, even though it falls on the same night as Lisa's saxophone recital. Homer and Bart anxiously sit through the performance and then rush the family to the rally. Entering the speedway arena by mistake, the Simpson's car is mauled by Truckasaurus.

At the show, Bart is enthralled with the stunts of fearless daredevil Captain Lance Murdock. When Murdock's stunt goes awry, he is pulled from a shark and lion infested tank to a rousing ovation. Bart knows he has found his calling. Performing his first stunt in front of the local kids, Bart flies off his skateboard and smashes into the pavement. Dr. Hibbert gives him a safety lecture, while Captain Murdock, healing in the hospital, urges Bart to live life on the edge.

With Murdock's encouragement, Bart decides on the greatest stunt of his life: jumping the Springfield Gorge. Homer concludes that the only way he can stop Bart is to do the stunt himself and show Bart how dangerous it is. He mount's Bart's skateboard, but Bart, knowing Homer will surely die if he tries the stunt, agrees to give up his daredevil career. Homer accidentally rolls backwards down the ramp. Airborne, he feels the elation of flight, but runs out of momentum and crashes into the gorge.
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Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • Lisa's recital performs Schubert's Unfinished Symphony
  • The Springfield Speedway sign reads Tonight! Monster Truck Rally Featuring Truckasaurus Plus: Special Guest Star Sunday: Bear Baiting while advertisements include Duff, Redskin Chew
  • The Truckasaurus Team gives the Simpsons a half opened bottle of Truckasaurus Private Reserve domestic champagne
  • The women mudpool driver at the truck rally is named Ms. Monster
  • Homer drinks beer from a I Survived Truckasaurus mug
  • Lance Murdock jumps over a pool with the following in it: great white sharks, electric eels, piranhas, alligators, a lion and one drop of human blood
  • Ward C at the Springfield General Hospital contains children who injured themselves imitating television and movies including a boy who tried to fly like Superman and a boy who's brother hit him on the head with a wrench like a wrestling match - there is also an entire Three Stooges Ward
  • Lance Murdock's autograph for Bart reads To Bart, thanks for visiting me at Springfield General Hospital. Your visit was a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. You pal, Captain Lance Murdock.
  • Bart's daredevil cape reads Born to Leap
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Barney Gumble
Bleeding Gums Murphy
Dewey Largo
Dr. Hibbert
Lance Murdock
Moe Szyslak
Ned Flanders
Principal Skinner
Waylon Smithers
Cool Kid
Milhouse Van Houten
Nelson Muntz
Rod Flanders
Todd Flanders
Wendell Borton
Leo G. Clark
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In this Episode
TV ShowWorld Class Wrestling
CommercialMonster Truck Rally
DreamDaredevil Bart
Jay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
Wes Archer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Hank Azaria
Pamela Hayden
Maggie Roswell
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