The episode begins with Bart and his friends, Richard, Lewis and Milhouse; along with Lisa watching wrestling on TV in the living room. Bart is excited about the upcoming match and Lisa tells him, "Even a five-year-old knows this is as choreographed as any ballet." Cut to Homer, who is at Moe's bar watching the very same wrestling match, he comments to Barney about who he thinks will win the wrestling match. Back at the house, Bart asks Milhouse to turn up the volume, and when he does Bart steals Milhouse's spot on the couch. Cut quickly over to Moe's where Homer has just stolen Barney's stool after he got up to go to the bathroom. The wrestling match ends on the TV, as one of the wrestlers has pulled out a monkey wrench and knocked the other wrestler out. At the bar everyone boos at the result of the match and throws popcorn at the TV, while the same scene is played out back at the Simpson home. A commercial plays on the TV for a monster truck rally coming to Springfield, on Saturday, featuring a car eating robot dinosaur called "Truckasaurus." It instantly captivates Bart and Homer, sending them into a trance. As soon as the commercial finishes, Homer throws down some money to cover his tab and races home. Bart runs out of the house, looking for Homer. Homer with tires squealing, flies into the driveway and jumps out of the car. Bart runs up to him and they meet each other on the front lawn. Bart and Homer stare at one another, read each other's minds, and in unison shout, "Truckasaurus!"
Later at dinner, Homer suggests to the family that they all go see the monster truck rally on Saturday night. Marge and Lisa object, citing Lisa's band recital on the same night. Bart and Homer become distraught, but when Marge figures out that the recital takes place at 5:00 and the rally takes place at 8:00, she decides they can all go to both events. On Saturday, at the school auditorium, Lisa and the rest of the school band are on stage, as Principal Skinner introduces them. Throughout the recital Homer becomes increasingly impatient. The camera pans through a content and respectful audience, enjoying the concert, when the camera passes over Homer, he can be seen impatiently pointing at his watch in an effort to get Lisa's attention. At the end of the recital just as everyone takes their bows, Homer quickly rushes on the stage and snags Lisa. Cut to the family in the car with Homer at the wheel, speeding franticly, trying to make it to the rally on time. When they arrive at Springfield Speedway, the parking lot is full and Homer cannot find a spot. Marge points out what she thinks is a parking spot, but inadvertently directs Homer straight into middle of the packed stadium, the car quickly gets stuck in the mud. "Truckasaurus," the 4 story metal dinosaur that breathes flames and eats cars, picks up the Simpson's family vehicle with everyone screaming inside.
10 out of 10