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.
Did You Know?
A version of James Taylor
's 1970 single "Fire and Rain" was recorded specifically for the episode containing some altered lyrics. He also sings "You've Got a Friend". Taylor's original recording session was included as an extra on the DVD. See more
When Homer arrives for his first day of training, his NASA patches disappear from his jacket for a single frame. See more
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves!
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe See more