Monday, October 10, 2016

"The Simpsons" Episode #3: "Homer's Odyssey" 7G03

"I will not skateboard in the halls."

This was the first episode of The Simpsons with a completed script, though the third one to actually air on Fox. The episode begins with a Springfield Elementary field trip to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Bart Simpson is embarrassed by his father's poor work habits and mocked by Sherri and Terri. Trying to impress his son, Homer causes a minor accident and gets fired- in front of Bart's entire class.


Depressed, Homer decides to throw himself off a bridge. Marge hurried to the bridge with the kids to convince Homer not to jump. When the family almost gets run over, Homer decides his calling is to make Springfield safer. He soon begins nagging the city to erect safety signs at various places throughout town.



When the town tires of Homer's nanny state antics, he sets his eyes on the biggest threat to Springfield- the nuclear plant. This puts him back in the good graces of his fellow citizens and makes Mr. Burns take notice. Rather than destroy Homer, he offers him a new job- as the nuclear plant safety inspector.