History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E15DeepSpaceHomer

31st Oct '16 2:28:02 AM TitoMosquito
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* LateToTheRealization: It took Homer ''30 years'' to figure out the twist ending to ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' [[note]](despite that in the 1980s, he knew the ending to ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' [that Darth Vader is Luke's father] and spoiled the ending for everyone else). While it can be excused that Homer only heard of ''Planet of the Apes'' and never knew the ending (or only saw it because it had monkeys in it), it's more believable to think that Homer is such an out-of-touch idiot that he doesn't know the ending to that movie.[[/note]]

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* LateToTheRealization: It took Homer ''30 years'' to figure out the twist ending to ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' [[note]](despite ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}''[[note]](despite that in the 1980s, he knew the ending to ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' [that Darth Vader is Luke's father] and spoiled the ending for everyone else). While it can be excused that Homer only heard of ''Planet of the Apes'' and never knew the ending (or only saw it because it had monkeys in it), it's more believable to think that Homer is such an out-of-touch idiot that he doesn't know the ending to that movie.[[/note]]



*** Also the pod Itchy rides in.



** Homer hopes they don't land on the "Planet of the Apes", then figures out the ending of the original ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''.

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** Homer hopes they don't land on the "Planet of the Apes", then figures out the ending of the original ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''.''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}''.
20th Sep '16 9:18:24 AM luiz4200
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* HandsGoDown: During the press conference where Homer and Barney are introduced as astronauts, two reporters ask if it's a joke. After saying "no", the NASA spokesman asks if anyone has more questions. All reporters raise their hands but put them down once the spokesman asks for questions other than if it's a joke or not.
14th Jul '16 12:05:21 AM PaulA
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* AlsoSprachZarathustra: The final scene with Homer as a foetus in space parodies the iconic ending of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.



** ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Homer floating in weightless condition to the tune of Strauss' ''The Blue Danube''. Later Bart throws a marker up in the air, which transitions to a scene in space, in reference to the famous scene where a prehistoric human throws his bone in the air, cutting to a spaceship 2,000 years later. Homer appearing as fetus in space, while AlsoSprachZarathustra plays in the background is a reference to the final scene of the film.

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** ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Homer floating in weightless condition to the tune of Strauss' ''The Blue Danube''. Later Bart throws a marker up in the air, which transitions to a scene in space, in reference to the famous scene where a prehistoric human throws his bone in the air, cutting to a spaceship 2,000 years later. Homer appearing as fetus in space, while AlsoSprachZarathustra Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra plays in the background is a reference to the final scene of the film. film.
24th May '16 9:25:12 AM case
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* FauxHorrific: Homer and Bart find a space launch so boring that they scramble to turn it off and sigh in relief once they cut power to the TV entirely.


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* NotHelpingYourCase: In the space launch near the beginning of the episode, the commentators try to shake off accusations of a boring launch by playing up the vibrancy of the crew, and don't do a good job of it.
--> '''Commentator:''' They're a colorful bunch. They've been dubbed "The Three Musketeers". ''(stuffy laugh)''
--> '''Other Commentator:''' And we laugh legitimately. There's a mathematician, a different kind of mathematician, and a statistician.
14th Mar '16 5:03:25 PM Scorntex
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** Homer being unable to use a phone properly.


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* RunningGag: The NASA scientist bashing people with a cosh.
** RunningGagged: He's prevented from doing so to James Taylor though.


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*** Meanwhile, Barney and Homer's NASA training includes a "Gamesters Of Triskelion" recreation, right down to the thrall outfits, and even the actual fight music from the show.


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* SoProudOfYou: Averted, with Bart once Homer gets recuited.
-->'''Bart:''' Wow, my father an astronaut. I feel so full of... what's the opposite of shame?
-->'''Homer:''' Pride?
-->'''Bart:''' No, not that far from shame.
-->'''Homer:''' Less shame?
-->'''Bart:''' ''(fondly)'' Yeah.
2nd Mar '16 4:21:31 AM DivineDeath
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* {{Irony}}: When his stolen jet pack runs out of fuel, Barney falls onto the roof of a pillow factory and gets run over by a truck carrying marshmallows.
9th Nov '15 9:42:15 AM Medinoc
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* NoRespectGuy: Homer twice over is ignored while a ''carbon rod'' is commemorated like a celebrity.

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* NoRespectGuy: Homer twice over is ignored while a ''carbon rod'' is commemorated like a celebrity.celebrity (though the second time, he had it coming).
16th Oct '15 3:43:09 PM Psi001
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* NoRespectGuy: Homer twice over is ignored while a ''carbon rod'' is commemorated like a celebrity.
17th Sep '15 8:59:45 PM Mullon
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* KentBrockmanNews: A classic example, where Kent Brockman, after seeing an ant float past the news camera, overreacts and immediately assumes a race of 'space ants' has enslaved the crew and is about to take over earth, then apologizes after someone presumably has a talk with him. He seems surprisingly OK with [[MemeticMutation welcoming our new insect overlords]] before that point though.

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* KentBrockmanNews: A classic example, where Kent Brockman, after seeing an ant float past the news camera, overreacts and immediately assumes a race of 'space ants' has enslaved the crew and is about to take over earth, then apologizes after someone presumably has a talk with him. He seems surprisingly OK okay with [[MemeticMutation [[TheQuisling welcoming our new insect overlords]] before that point though.
17th Sep '15 8:58:24 PM Mullon
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* {{Homage}}: This entire episode is a much shorter, less inspirational version of ''Film/TheRightStuff''.



** ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Homer floating in weightless condition to the tune of Strauss' ''The Blue Danube''. Later Bart throws a marker up in the air, which transitions to a scene in space, in reference to the famous scene where a prehistoric human throws his bone in the air, cutting to a spaceship 2.000 years later. Homer appearing as foetus in space, while AlsoSprachZarathustra plays in the background is a reference to the final scene of the film.

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** ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': Homer floating in weightless condition to the tune of Strauss' ''The Blue Danube''. Later Bart throws a marker up in the air, which transitions to a scene in space, in reference to the famous scene where a prehistoric human throws his bone in the air, cutting to a spaceship 2.000 2,000 years later. Homer appearing as foetus fetus in space, while AlsoSprachZarathustra plays in the background is a reference to the final scene of the film.



** ''Film/TheRightStuff'': Homer and his co-astronauts walking in slow-motion towards the camera.
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