Homer was just refused a job and he's walking down the street complaining while kicking a can. Nearby Chief Wiggum is reading a book about old loony laws, he says that kicking a can 5 times is considered illegally transporting litter. Homer is arrested and the punishment is death by catapult. The catapult is loaded and Homer is sent flying. He soars through the sky and falls into the Springfield Gorge when he bounces off the rocks, tumbling all the way down, but he survives. He's bleeding and gasping for air at the bottom.