Episode 8 – Bart the Daredevil
Couch Gag – This time we get the couch tipping over with Maggie falling perfect on a cushion on front of the television.
Plot Synopsis – After seeing a motorcycle daredevil at a monster truck show, Bart becomes a death-defying daredevil skateboarder.
What is going on really – We start this episode as Homer at Moe’s and Bart at home with friends watching wrestling with the same reaction before they both get drawn to Truckasaurus event.
To get to go to the event the boys must sit through one of Lisa’s musical event at school which Homer counts down till the very end. Arriving late the Simpsons car gets eaten by Truckasaurus and Bart becomes fascinated by the daredevil Lance Murdoch.
When Bart gets himself into trouble while performing stunts he doesn’t listen to advice he becomes a popular with the kids in town until he wants to jump Springfield Gorge.
Lisa being concerned tells the family as Homer bans him for jumping the Gorge showing the rebellious side of Bart he refuses to back down on his promise. But in their battle Homer ends up jumping the gorge showing Bart just how dangerous it actually is.
Final Thoughts – This episode shows just how Bart always seeks attention and can be easily impressed, this episode also has some of the most famous scenes with Homer and the accident scene.