The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 3 Season 1 7G03 January 21, 1990
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Homer's Odyssey
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Episode Summary
Mrs. Krabappel takes Bart's class on a trip to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. While riding through the plant in an electric cart in an effort to find them, Homer takes his eyes off his driving and crashes into a radioactive pipe, causing the plant to shut down.

Homer is fired for repeated safety violations. Depressed and unable to find a new job, he writes a good-bye note and leaves to jump off a bridge. Lisa finds the note and alerts the family. Rushing across the bridge to stop him, they are almost run down by a speeding truck. Homer pulls them out of the way just in time.

Homer embarks on a public safety crusade to make Springfield a safer place to live. Speed bumps, warning signs, and public awareness posters are placed throughout the city. When he becomes bored with traffic safety, Homer takes on the nuclear power plant, rallying the people of Springfield to his cause. To end the furor Homer accepts a position as safety supervisor with a large pay increase. Homer accepts the job, telling the mob to go home and assuring them that he will make their nuclear power plant safe.
Chalkboard Gag
Couch Gag
Couch Gag
  • The field trip bus ride passes The Springfield Toxic Waste Dump, The Springfield Tire Yard and Springfield State Prison. Signs read Warning High Toxic Level!, Danger! Toxic Waste, and Home of Lots of Old Tires
  • Signs at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant read Visitors Will Be Bhot, Authorized Personnel Only, Employees Only, Danger Severe Radiation, Enter at Your Own Risk, Enjoy Your Visit and Clean Up Your Own Mess
  • Students watch an informational film strip entitled Nuclear Energy Our Misunderstood Friend hosted by Smilin' Joe Fission
  • Waylon Smithers appears in this episode as black
  • Sherri and Terri's father is the employee at the plant who fires Homer
  • Marge works at a roller diner
  • Bart's receives (3) "U"s, (2) "F"s and (1) "D" on his report card
  • The family buys Homer a cake that reads Don't worry, Daddy, we love you anyway!
  • Homer watches "Loaftime, the cable network for the unemployed"
  • Homer writes his goodbye note on stationary that reads Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today
  • El Barto is spray painted on City Hall
  • The Springfield Shopper headlines read Simpsons Says Safe!, Dozens Cheer Homer Simpson, Homer Simpson Strikes Again, Watch Out, Here Comes Homer and Enough Already Homer Simpson!
  • The signs that Homer enacts are Stop, Speed Bumb, Sign Ahead, Please Drive Friendly, Dip, Go Back, Trash, No Smoking, No Yelling, Children at Play, Keep Off the Grass, Don't Litter, Just Say No, and Keep America Clean and Safe
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Barney Gumble
Edna Krabappel
Moe Szyslak
Mr. Burns
Waylon Smithers
Cool Kid
Milhouse Van Houten
Wendell Borton
Smilin' Joe Fission
Mr. Mackleberry
Mr. Winfield
Silvia Winfield
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In this Episode
SongJohn Henry, The Steel Driving Man
Prank CallI.P. Freely
Educational FilmNuclear Energy Our Misunderstood Friend
CommercialDuff Beer
Jay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
Wes Archer
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
Marcia Wallace
Hank Azaria
Christopher Collins
Pamela Hayden
Sam McMurray
Russi Taylor
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