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"The Simpsons" Deep Space Homer (1994)

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Original Air Date:
24 February 1994 (Season 5, Episode 15)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Launch Host #2 / Head of NASA / Chimp / Al Bundy / NASA Scientist #3 / Barney Gumble / Itchy / Reporter #5 (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Carl / Tim Taylor / Reporter #3 / Race Banyon (voice)

Harry Shearer ... 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)

Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin (voice)

James Taylor ... James Taylor (voice)

Pamela Hayden ... Tobey Hunter (voice)

Maggie Roswell ... NASA Scientist #2 / Peggy Bundy (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Carlos Baeza 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

David Mirkin (written by)

Bill Canterbury (staff writer) &
David X. Cohen (staff writer) (as David S. Cohen)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... co-producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Jonathan Collier .... producer
Greg Daniels .... co-producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Bong Hee Han .... animation producer
Al Jean .... consulting producer
Harold Kimmel .... supervising producer
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... associate producer
David Mirkin .... executive producer
Bill Oakley .... supervising producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Mike Reiss .... consulting producer
Jace Richdale .... co-executive producer
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer
David Sacks .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Bill Schultz .... animation producer
Mike Scully .... producer
David Silverman .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer (credit only)
John Swartzwelder .... producer
Ken Tsumura .... animation co-producer: Gracie Films
Josh Weinstein .... supervising producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Mark McJimsey 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Laurie Biernacki .... production manager
Miles Lewis Horst .... production manager
Anne Luiting .... studio production manager
Angela Ousey .... animation post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Swinton O. Scott III .... assistant director
Art Department
Bob Angelini .... color designer
Karen Bauer .... color designer (as Karen L. Bauer)
Dominique Blaskovich .... color designer
Casey Clayton .... painter
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Roy Meurin .... storyboard (as Roy Muren)
Belle Norman .... painter
Kevin O'Brien .... storyboard
Kim Taylor .... color design supervisor
Sound Department
Gregory Cheever .... sound recordist (as Greg Cheever)
Ronny Cox .... production sound mixer
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... sound editor: dialogue
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Buchanan .... animation camera
Robert Ingram .... animation camera supervisor
John Alexander Reed .... animation camera
Animation Department
Neil Affleck .... animation timer
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Mike B. Anderson .... animation timer (as Mike Anderson)
Orlando Baeza .... character layout artist (as Orlando Baeza Jr.)
Jackie Banks .... animation checker
David Bastian .... animation timer
Tibor Belay .... character layout artist
John Berman .... background layout artist
Shaun Cashman .... character layout artist
George S. Chialtas .... animation timer
Mark Colangelo .... character layout artist
Phyllis Craig .... ink and paint supervisor
Adam Dykstra .... character layout artist
Mike Fontanelli .... character layout artist
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas
Lucas Gray .... character designer
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Younghee Higa .... animation checker
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Nakjong Kim .... animation producer: overseas (as N.J. Kim)
John Krause .... background designer
Adam Kuhlman .... animation timer
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Maria Mariotti .... background designer
Matthew Nastuk .... character layout artist
Rick Salonga .... character layout artist
Sam Simon .... character designer
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background layout artist (as Jeff Weekley)
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
David Silverman .... character layout artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Alison Elliott .... post-production coordinator
Larry Field .... telecine: Unitel Video
C.J. Gibson .... post-production assistant
Lee Harting .... assistant film editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D and A Film Cutting
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Pete Elia .... scoring second engineer
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Martin Alvarez .... production assistant
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to producers
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
Dominique Braud .... assistant to producers (as Dominique Braud-Stiger)
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
Annette Caton .... assistant: Matt Groening (as Annette Andersen)
Craig Feeney .... assistant to producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Brent Forrester .... story editor
Don Gilbert .... assistant to producers
Nichole Graham .... production assistant
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Raymond Iacovacci .... production coordinator (as Raymond M. Iacovacci)
Steve Ingram .... production assistant
Elizabeth Jacobs .... assistant: David Mirkin
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Maria Kavanaugh .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Bob Kushell .... story editor
Donna Lafferty .... production assistant
Linda Levine .... production coordinator
Jane Mackie .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Jane M. Mackie)
Dan McGrath .... story editor
George Meyer .... creative consultant
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
Sharon Ramsay .... production associate (as Sharon D. Ramsay)
Anthony R. Reyes .... production accountant
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
Jacqueline Sillo .... production coordinator
Richard Kevin Stith .... assistant to producers (as Richard-Kevin Stith)
Bonnie Vitti .... assistant to producers
Wendy Wells .... production assistant
Jean Wong .... assistant to producers

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Astronaut Race Banyon is a parody of Jonny Quest character Race Bannon.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Peggy Bundy:[NASA people watch TV to see modern-day men on television. They click to "Married... With Children" on FOX]
Peggy Bundy:Al... let's have sex!
Al Bundy:Ehh, no Peg.
[Audience laughs and claps]
Al Bundy:[Al flushes a toilet, and everyone hollers and cheers]
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Popeye the Sailor" (1960)See more »
You've Got a FriendSee more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"Maniacs! You Blew It Up!", 18 November 2009
Author: Dan1863Sickles from Troy, NY

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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