The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 15

Deep Space Homer (24 Feb. 1994)

TV Episode  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Family
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,168 users  
Reviews: 1 user

The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 300 titles
created 7 months ago
 
Search for "Deep Space Homer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Deep Space Homer (24 Feb 1994)

Deep Space Homer (24 Feb 1994) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 96 of 560 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Launch Host #2 / Head of NASA / Chimp / Al Bundy / NASA Scientist #3 / Barney Gumble / Itchy / Reporter #5 (voice)
...
Marge Simpson (voice)
...
Bart Simpson (voice)
...
Lisa Simpson (voice)
...
Carl / Tim Taylor / Reporter #3 / Race Banyon (voice)
...
Waylon Smithers / X-Ray Inspector / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Man on TV / Tom / NASA Scientist #1 / Jim Wallace / Scratchy / Itchy & Scratchy Disclaimer / NASA Technician / Kent Brockman / Reporter #4 (voice)
...
Himself (voice)
...
Himself (voice)
...
Tobey Hunter (voice)
...
NASA Scientist #2 / Peggy Bundy (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving an angry phone call from Homer, they decide he is their man. Written by Tfilm78

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While the NASA staff are examining the most popular characters on TV, they watch a short segment spoofing the show Home Improvement (1991). In the segment, Tim "The Toolman" Taylor supercharges a riding mower, and then accidentally reverses it through his backyard fence and runs over his neighbor Wilson. He then says "Oh No! I killed Wilson. Looks like it's back to jail for me." In real life, Tim Allen, who played Tim Taylor in the real "Home Improvement" show, actually spent time in prison before his rise to fame. See more »

Goofs

Homer and the astronauts went up in a Space Shuttle but they crash landed into the Capitol Building in a M2-F2 "flying body" aircraft which was featured in the opening sequence of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). See more »

Quotes

[explaining why he believes he's finally going to win "Worker of the Week"]
Homer Simpson: "Union Rule 26: Every employee must win 'Worker of the Week' at least once, regardless of gross incompetence, obesity or rank odor." Heh heh heh...
See more »

Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Maniacs! You Blew It Up!"
18 November 2009 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

This classic Simpsons episode feels like a full two hour movie and not just a half hour show. It seems as if every Sci Fi Classic of the last fifty years comes in for the hilarious Simpsons treatment.

Some high points: Homer fielding questions at the press conference. "Wait a minute . . . Statue of Liberty . . . that was really our planet. You maniacs! You blew it up! Oh, damn them all to hell!" (PLANET OF THE APES)

Homer and Barney fighting man to man for a slot as an astronaut, gladiator style, while jaded NASA scientists cheer them on and take bets. (STAR TREK: THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION)

Homer floating through space, like a vast spacecraft, crunching potato chips in zero gravity. (2001 SPACE ODYSSEY)

And don't forget James Taylor revealing his less-than-mellow vibe, and Springfield TV anchor Kent Brockman preparing for the inevitable. ("Welcome ANTS!")

Classic Simpsons, with Homer becoming a real hero and not one but two ITCHY AND SCRATCHY cartoons.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FXX Simpsons marathon... butteredpopcorn
Treehouse of a Horror ideas? shiningrockstar-974-327640
Why not do a storyline on other side characters? coldgreenwater
Does Byrnes have Alzheimer's or something? chrisbell-844-37458
What's with the Season 8 hate? travistenbrunsel-905-126415
Am I the only one who hates Lurleen Lumpkin? Rebalane
Discuss Deep Space Homer (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?