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Homer's Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey

Rating: 3.1 (253 votes)


The kids at Springfield Elementary take a field trip to the Nuclear Power Plant, where Homer works. However, while trying to impress Bart, he causes an industrial accident and loses his job.He writes a suicide note for his family and leaves. Lisa finds the note and the family rush to save him. Crossing a bridge, they are nearly run over by a lorry, but are saved just in time by Homer. He campaigns to make Springfield a safer place, and eventually goes after the plant he was fired from, starting a protest outside the plant. Angry at the uproar, Mr. Burns calls Homer into his office, and offers him a new job as safety inspector. Homer takes it.

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  • Smithers was black in this episode. This was due to a mix-up with the colors at the animation studio.
  • There is a three-eyed fish swimming in the pond outside the plant.
  • A sign outside the plant reads: "Our Safety Record: [7] Days Since Last Accident."
  • The kids walk past an area where men in radiation suits handle a barrel of radioactive waste.
  • On Bart's report card, he does not get anything above a D.
  • Homer writes his suicide note on "Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today" stationary.
  • There is "El Barto" graffiti outside the school and the town hall.
  • One of the signs Homer puts up says: "Sign Ahead."
  • One of the signs in the park reads: "Keep Off The Grass," however the family are on the grass.
  • Sherri and Teri have white skin but their father had brown skin.

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