In case you missed it, legendary TV family man Homer Simpson once ran in the Springfield Marathon. Here are excerpts from the episode to take you through that wild & crazy time:
Announcer: And in 1984, Portugal’s Carlos Lopes becomes the oldest Olympic marathon runner ever at age 38.
Homer: 38!? That’s roughly my age! Marge! After a lot of thought…I’ve decided to run the Springfield marathon!
Marge: Oh, please. You get exhausted watching the “Twilight Zone” marathon.
Chief Wiggum, starting the marathon: On your marks, get set; now get outta here before I change my mind.
Homer (running): I can’t believe it! I’m actually running a marathon. (clutches his chest) Argh, I hit the wall! This is so painful! (the pain subsides) Hey, I got my second wind! (clutches his chest again) Owgh, another wall, I can’t…(pain subsides) Woo hoo! Third wind!
Comic Book Guy (running the marathon dressed as the Flash): No one can outrun the Flash! (falls into a manhole) Curses! One of my super-foes has set a trap!
Marge, on the sidelines of the course: Hey! Grampa’s running!
Lisa: That’s not Grampa, dad’s just dehydrated!
As the race is drawing to a close, two foreign athletes are in front, but Bart suddenly comes out of an alley, disguised with a Italian sweatshirt and a moustache, and crosses the finish line first. As he is handed the winner’s prize, a bird flies along and steals his fake moustache. An angry mob chases him, but he manages to escape.
Just another ordinary day in Springfield . . .