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* BaitAndSwitch: Despite the obnoxious TestosteronePoisoning commercial and the many problems faced getting there (including Truckasaurus totalling their car ''with them inside'') the whole family has a great time at the Monster Truck Rally, even Marge and Lisa.


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* NiceGuy: The folks at the Monster Truck Rally are very accomodating after the family is mistakenly attacked by Truckasaurus, apologising sincerely, writing them a cheque to make up the damages to the car, and providing a bottle of champagne.


* ShoutOut: Homer's extended tumble into Springfield Gorge is a reference to the scene in WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat when Porky and Daffy pull the rug out from underneath a hotel manager causing him to tumble down an endless staircase.

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* ShoutOut: Homer's extended tumble into Springfield Gorge is a reference to the scene in WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat'' when Porky and Daffy pull the rug out from underneath a hotel manager causing him to tumble down an endless staircase.

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* ShoutOut: Homer's extended tumble into Springfield Gorge is a reference to the scene in WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat when Porky and Daffy pull the rug out from underneath a hotel manager causing him to tumble down an endless staircase.

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* RecycledAnimation: The animation of the school bus driving back from Springfield Gorge at the start of the third act is recycled from "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]", namely the bus driving down a winding road and past a prison. The Season 1 gradient-style backgrounds are especially noticeable.


* SignatureScene: Of course, the shot of Homer skateboarding over Springfield Gorge, overconfident in his survival, before dropping midair over the gorge and falling over the rocks, and the second time after being hauled into the ambulance. This scene would be so iconic that it would end up being featured and referenced in several future Simpsons mediums, including:
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E18SoItsComeToThisASimpsonsClipShow So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show]]: Which adds a new shot of the second time Homer falls down the cliff after falling out of the ambulance.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E22BehindTheLaughter Behind the Laughter]]: Homer reveals that after shooting this stunt, he becomes addicted to painkillers.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E5TheBlunderYears The Blunder Years]]: Homer begins to reminisce about this scene, but Lisa interrupts saying, "Dad, everyone's tired of that story", referring to the number of times the scene has been seen both in episodes and behind-the-scenes documentaries and whatnot.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': During the climax after Bart and Homer throw the bomb over the dome on the motorbike, the bike flies up the ramp and over Springfield Gorge. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that the crashed ambulance is still there!
** [[Recap/FamilyGuyS13E1TheSimpsonsGuy The Simpsons Guy]]: During Homer and Peter's chicken fight, while they are on Kang and Kodos' ship, the ship goes over the gorge and Peter says, "We're gonna make it!", to which Homer responds, "Trust me, we're not."

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* AdultFear: Homer and Marge (mostly Homer) are worried because their son want to risk his life to become a daredevil. Homer eventually makes Bart give up by threatening to jump over Springfield Gorge so Bart will know what's like fearing for a family member's life.


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* BaitAndSwitchComment: When Bart first mentions his intention, Otto is the only adult around and the way Otto mentions it suggests he'll try to talk Bart out of it but instead he encourages Bart.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After Bart's first attempt to perform a stunt, his friends decide to scram rather than help him.


** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie]]'': During the climax after Bart and Homer throw the bomb over the dome on the motorbike, the bike flies up the ramp and over Springfield Gorge. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that the crashed ambulance is still there!

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** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie]]'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': During the climax after Bart and Homer throw the bomb over the dome on the motorbike, the bike flies up the ramp and over Springfield Gorge. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that the crashed ambulance is still there!

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* SignatureScene: Of course, the shot of Homer skateboarding over Springfield Gorge, overconfident in his survival, before dropping midair over the gorge and falling over the rocks, and the second time after being hauled into the ambulance. This scene would be so iconic that it would end up being featured and referenced in several future Simpsons mediums, including:
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E18SoItsComeToThisASimpsonsClipShow So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show]]: Which adds a new shot of the second time Homer falls down the cliff after falling out of the ambulance.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E22BehindTheLaughter Behind the Laughter]]: Homer reveals that after shooting this stunt, he becomes addicted to painkillers.
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E5TheBlunderYears The Blunder Years]]: Homer begins to reminisce about this scene, but Lisa interrupts saying, "Dad, everyone's tired of that story", referring to the number of times the scene has been seen both in episodes and behind-the-scenes documentaries and whatnot.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie]]'': During the climax after Bart and Homer throw the bomb over the dome on the motorbike, the bike flies up the ramp and over Springfield Gorge. Eagle-eyed viewers will note that the crashed ambulance is still there!
** [[Recap/FamilyGuyS13E1TheSimpsonsGuy The Simpsons Guy]]: During Homer and Peter's chicken fight, while they are on Kang and Kodos' ship, the ship goes over the gorge and Peter says, "We're gonna make it!", to which Homer responds, "Trust me, we're not."

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* EpicFail: The ambulance carrying Homer goes about five feet before crashing front-first into a tree, causing Homer's gurney to roll out the back and down the gorge.


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is as a stern, competent professional. By his very next appearance, he became somewhat absent-minded and laugh-prone ("Ah-hee-hee-hee!") and an {{Expy}} of Creator/BillCosby, complete with a wife who looks like Phylicia Rashad (only with darker skin), a teenage son who looks like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and a daughter who looked like Keisha Knight-Pulliam and in later seasons got himself a MorallyDubiousDoctorate.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is as a stern, competent professional. By his very next appearance, he became somewhat absent-minded and laugh-prone ("Ah-hee-hee-hee!") and an {{Expy}} of Creator/BillCosby, complete with a wife who looks like Phylicia Rashad (only with darker skin), a teenage son who looks like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and a daughter who looked like Keisha Knight-Pulliam and in later seasons got himself a MorallyDubiousDoctorate.MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate.


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is as a stern, competent professional. By his very next appearance, he became somewhat absent-minded and laugh-prone ("Ah-hee-hee-hee!") and an {{Expy}} of Creator/BillCosby, complete with a wife who looks like Phylicia Rashad (only with darker skin), a teenage son who looks like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and a daughter who looked like Keisha Knight-Pulliam.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is as a stern, competent professional. By his very next appearance, he became somewhat absent-minded and laugh-prone ("Ah-hee-hee-hee!") and an {{Expy}} of Creator/BillCosby, complete with a wife who looks like Phylicia Rashad (only with darker skin), a teenage son who looks like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and a daughter who looked like Keisha Knight-Pulliam.Knight-Pulliam and in later seasons got himself a MorallyDubiousDoctorate.

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* TheStoolPigeon: Despite trying to convince Bart the dangers of daredevil stunts, Lance Murdock is instead impressed by Bart's interest in it, which causes Lisa to tell Homer about it, fearing that he may get hurt or die despite getting the most attention.


-->'''Homer:''' I'm gonna make it. I'M GONNA MAKE IT! THIS IS THE GREATEST THRILL OF MY LIFE! I'M KING OF THE WORLD! WOO-HOO! WOO-HOO! I- ''[yelling]'' WHAAAAH!

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-->'''Homer:''' [[TemptingFate I'm gonna make it. I'M GONNA MAKE IT! IT]]! THIS IS THE GREATEST THRILL OF MY LIFE! I'M KING OF THE WORLD! WOO-HOO! WOO-HOO! I- ''[yelling]'' WHAAAAH![[OhCrap WHAAAAH]]!
* IfYouThoughtThatWasBad: Homer invokes this to Lance Murdock when they wind up in the same ward in traction.
-->'''Homer''': You think ''you've'' got guts?! Try raising my kids!


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is a stern and competent doctor, a far cry from the Cosby-esque scatterbrain he'd become.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Dr. Hibbert, in his first appearance, is as a stern and stern, competent doctor, professional. By his very next appearance, he became somewhat absent-minded and laugh-prone ("Ah-hee-hee-hee!") and an {{Expy}} of Creator/BillCosby, complete with a far cry from the Cosby-esque scatterbrain he'd become.wife who looks like Phylicia Rashad (only with darker skin), a teenage son who looks like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and a daughter who looked like Keisha Knight-Pulliam.

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** This is how Homer is treated throughout the rest of the series as he suffers plenty more of these type of injuries.

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