The Simpsons
Homer Goes To College

Thursday, 14th October 1993

Jim Reardon
20th Century Fox Television
Production Company
Gracie Films
Production Company

Season 5, Episode 3

When Homer is responsible for causing a near catastrophe at the nuclear power plant, it is determined he never received adequate training for his job and thus is sent away to college to get the necessary qualifications.

The scene where Mr. Burns climbs into an escape pod to evacuate the power plant is a copy of the scene in Star Wars.
Homer emerges from the hole in the ground after a nuclear reaction angry and glowing green in an obvious Hulk parody.
Mr. Burns attempts to attack one of the board members with a baseball bat similar to the scene in The Untouchables.
The couch gag is a reference to Monty Python's Flying Circus, and a sequence with three nerds at the college recite dialogue from Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

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Notes & Screenshots: Lord Heath

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson + various others
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson
Hank Azaria
Snake + various others
Harry Shearer
Burns/Smithers + various others
Maggie Roswell
Inspector/Application Reviewer

Lord Heath: Notes & Screenshots