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?
While the NASA staff are examining the most popular characters on television, they watch a short segment spoofing the show Home Improvement
(1991). In the segment, Tim "The Toolman" Taylor supercharges a riding mower, then accidentally reverses it through his backyard fence, running 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 Home Improvement
(1991), actually spent time in prison before his rise to fame. See more
After Homer accidentally breaks the ant tank with his head, his beard disappears. See more
[NASA people watch TV to see modern-day men on television. They click to "Married... With Children" on FOX
Al... let's have sex!
Ehh, no Peg.
[Audience laughs and claps
[Al flushes a toilet, and everyone hollers and cheers
An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Music by Johann Strauss See more