"Bone heals, chicks dig stars, and the United States of America has the best doctor to daredevil ratio in the world!" -Captain Lance Murdock
Captain Lance Murdock is a professional stunt devil who broke every single bone in his body while doing his stunts. One stunt had him jumping a pool filled with Great White Sharks, Electric Eels, a school of Piranhas, alligators, and one lion, as well as the water itself containing an element of human blood. Although he got through the stunt itself in one piece, he ended up clumsily falling in while basking in the glory afterward, swimming to the edge only to be pulled back in by a lion, and had to be netted out by paramedics and put on a stretcher, barely surviving. He inspired Bart Simpson to become a daredevil and convinced him personally to jump over Springfield Gorge on a skateboard. After Homer ended up hospitalized after he had inadvertently jumped the gorge in Bart's place in an attempt to stop him (as well as falling down the gorge again due to the ambulance driving into a tree), he ended up being the neighboring patient of Lance Murdock, with Homer bitterly telling him "You think you've got guts? Try raising my kids!"
Murdock later reappeared to do a stunt at Las Vegas. Homer decided to volunteer, as Ned Flanders was unwilling to risk his life for the stunt. The stunt was for him to go through rings of fire, ice, and dog poo while unlocking a safe box combination. He ends up seriously injured due to Homer getting up BEFORE the stunt was completed (although apparently having survived, given the fact that the announcer said, "He's all right!").
When Homer was breaking bad news to a woman about her husband over Springfield Gorge, when he told her the bad news, she fainted and fell into the gorge and landed on Murdock's motorcycle that he was using doing a stunt, They Both Presumably Died or Were seriously injured because of the Extra Weight. Homer told his family the story and after Lisa asked if they made it, Homer replied, “No...big crash. Less said, the better.”
His last name, Murdock, is the same last name as Matt Murdock otherwise known as the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil.
His name is used in the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey as a placeholder name for the protagonist in the US instruction booklet of the game.
Murdock and his stunts is based the career of American motorcycle stuntman and daredevil; Robert "Evel" Knievel.