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Deep Space Homer 

In an effort to increase the dismal television ratings for their space launches, NASA decides to send an ordinary man into space, and Homer is chosen for the task.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Buzz Aldrin (voice)
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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

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Animation | Comedy

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24 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Astronaut Race Banyon is a parody of Jonny Quest character Race Bannon. See more »

Goofs

After Homer accidentally breaks the ant tank with his head, his beard disappears. See more »

Quotes

Reporter 5#: Don't you think there is an inherent danger in sending unqualified, under trained civilians into space?
Homer Simpson: The only danger is if they send us to that terrible Planet of the Apes. Wait a minute... statue of liberty... that was our planet. You maniacs, you blew it up. Damn you! Damn you all to hell!
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Referenced in I Am Not an Animal - I Am an Animation (2005) See more »

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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General
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Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
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"Maniacs! You Blew It Up!"
18 November 2009 | by 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.


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